Minecraft is literately a gaming phenomenon, enabling players to build or destroy entire worlds. Then hide from zombies at night.
Minecrift is a fantastic port that brings the game to life like never before in full virtual reality. Ported by StellaArtoisUK, it requires version 1.6.2 of Minecraft to play, and is rather fiddly to set-up (instructions below). Nevertheless, once you get in running it’s an amazing and immersive experience.
Minecrift supports full head-tracking and 3D graphics, support for the Razor Hydra, and a full GUI that’s designed to be used and navigated with the Oculus Rift.
If you’re looking for a DK2-compatible version then you’ll have to wait a few more weeks. For now, the game only works on the DK1 headset.
Ensure you have run Minecraft 1.6.2 / 1.6.4 at least once before.
– Download the Minecrift installer exe (Windows) or the jar (Linux / MacOS) from the link in the tab above.
– On Windows, run the installer. A smart screen filter may appear. Click ‘More Info’, then ‘Run Anyway’. Accept the UAC prompt.
– On Linux / MacOS, double click the .jar file to run the installer. (Or, from a commandline run >java -jar <path to file>/minecrift-1.6.X-bXXX-installer.jar e.g. >java -jar ./minecrift-1.6.2-b73-installer.jar)
– Click OK to install a new Minecrift profile.
– On Windows, you may get a dialog that implies Minecrift failed to install correctly. Select ‘The program installed correctly’.
– On Windows, IMPORTANT: You’ll need to downloadand install the MSVC++ 2010 redistributables if they aren’t already installed (vcredist_x64.exe or vcredist_x86.exe if you are 64bit or 32bit respectively).
– Run up the Minecraft 1.6 launcher.
– Navigate to the ‘Local Version Editor (NYI)’ tab.
– Click on the minecrift-1.6.x-bxxx entry depending on the downloaded version (e.g. minecrift-1.6.2-b73s)
– Press Play!