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Requirements

You need the following to play Vivecraft

  • The Java version of Minecraft. Available from the Minecraft website. (the demo may also work)
  • A SteamVR compatible headset such as the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift
    OR
    SteamVR emulation software such as VRidge or TrinusVR and a compatible device.
  • A PC capable of playing VR. Windows is the preferred OS. Mac and Linux support are experimental. (rename the installer .exe to .jar) on mac or linux)
  • The 64-bit version of Java.  The Vivecraft installer will set the Java VM memory limit to 2Gb which will not work with the 32-bit JVM.
  • Either standing motion controls or a keyboard/mouse setup. Gamepads are not currently supported.

You need the following to play the Vivecraft NonVR Companion

  • The Java version of Minecraft. Available from the Minecraft website.
  • The 64-bit version of Java. Because I forgot to modify the Vivecraft installer to not require it.
  • (that’s all, it’s just regular minecraft with VR animation support)

Installing Vivecraft

Installation is easy. Follow the instructions below for your chosen version. Installation is the same the first time you install and for updates. You can install Vivecraft multiple times with different options with no issue.

Installation for 1.11/1.11.2
  1. Run the Minecraft Launcher on your PC at least once. This makes some directories. You don’t need to actually launch the game. Close the launcher.
  2. Make sure the Minecraft Launcher is NOT running.
  3. Run the Vivecraft 1.11.x  installer. There are 2 checkboxes:
    • Create Vivecraft launcher profile: should be left checked. (unless you really have a reason not to.)
    • Enable binaural audio should be checked the first time you ever install Vivecraft. it adds some files to your windows installation to enable audio processing.
  4. Click install. The program will download some files and set up your launcher profile.
  5. Run the Minecraft Launcher. In the bottom-left corner there is a drop down box where you select your profile. The profile for “ViveCraft 1.11” should already be selected.
  6. Click Play.
Installation for 1.7.10
  1. Run the Minecraft Launcher on your PC at least once. This makes some directories. You don’t need to actually launch the game. Close the launcher.
  2. If you want Forge mods support, install Forge for Minecraft 1.7.10 build 1614
  3. Make sure the Minecraft Launcher is NOT running.
  4. Run the Vivecraft 1.7.10 installer. There are 4 checkboxes:
    • Create Vivecraft launcher profile: should be left checked. (unless you really have a reason not to.)
    • Install Vivecraft with Forge: check if you want Forge support (and have already installed it!).
    • Install Vivecraft with ShadersMod: check if you want to use shaders. You do not need to separately install Shadersmod. You can also use shadersmod as a Forge mod, in which case do not check it here.
    • Enable binaural audio should be checked the first time you ever install Vivecraft. it adds some files to your windows installation to enable audio processing.
  5. Click install. The program will download some files and set up your launcher profile.
  6. Run the Minecraft Launcher. In the bottom-left corner there is a drop down box where you select your profile. The profile for Vivecraft  1.7.10 should already be selected.
  7. Click Play.

Downloads

The latest installers and change notes can be found on the following Github pages:

Vivecraft for 1.11.x Releases

Vivecraft NonVR Companion for 1.11.x Releases

Vivecraft for 1.7.10 Releases

Vivecraft for 1.10.2 Releases (Discontinued)