You need the following to play Vivecraft

  • The Java version of Minecraft. Available from the Minecraft website.
  • 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. (Cardboard, GearVR, PSVR, etc.)
  • A PC capable of playing VR.
  • Either standing motion controls or a keyboard/mouse setup. Gamepads are not currently supported.

Installing Vivecraft

Installation is easy. Follow these instructions to install the Vivecraft client. Installation is the same the first time you install and for updates. You can install Vivecraft multiple times with different options with no issue.

  1. Run the Minecraft Launcher on your PC at least once to make the game folders. 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 Installer. Note the installation option checkboxes
    • Hover your mouse over each option to see what it does. Generally you should leave the defaults.
    • If you want support for Forge mods check the Forge box. If the installer cannot detect Forge already installed it will download and run the installer for you
  4. Click install. The program will download some files and set up your launcher profile.
  5. Run the Minecraft Launcher. The profile for “ViveCraft” should already be selected.
  6. Click Play.


Versions Vivecraft is available for 4 Minecraft versions. The most recent (1.12), and 3 popular older versions: 1.11.2, 1.10.2 and 1.7.10. All versions contain Optifine (which adds shaders support, dynamic lights, and other graphical improvements). All versions can be installed with support for Forge mods, and can be played online.

The Non-VR client downloads are a simple 2D version of Vivecraft that allow seeing VR players head and arm movements. Can be used on LAN or any server running a a Vivecraft server plugin.

Please see the Multiplayer page for instructions on setting up a Vivecraft-compatible multiplayer server.

Current Version

Minecraft Version 1.12.2
Client Vivecraft 1.12.2
2D Client (Non-VR) Non-VR 1.12.2
Spigot Server Plugin VSE 1.12.X
Forge Server Mod VFE 1.12.X

Older Versions

The following may not include all the features described on this site.

Minecraft Version 1.7.10 1.10.2 1.11.2
Client Vivecraft 1.7.10 Vivecraft 1.10.2 Vivecraft 1.11.2
2D Client (Non-VR) VFE 1.7.10 (forge only) Non-VR 1.10.2 Non-VR 1.11.2
Spigot Server Plugin VSE 1.7.10 VSE 1.10.2 VSE 1.11.2
Forge Server Mod* VFE 1.7.10 VFE 1.10.2 VFE 1.11.2
*Note VFE 1.7.10 must be installed on all clients and server. 1.10+ is server-only