You need the following to play Vivecraft

  • Minecraft: Java Edition. Available from the Minecraft website.
  • Java. Available from here.
  • Steam with SteamVR installed and configured.
  • A SteamVR-compatible headset such as the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift S, Valve Index, or Windows MR.
    A non-compatible headset, such the Oculus Quest 1 or 2, GearVR, Google Cardboard, Vive Focus or PSVR and properly configured SteamVR emulation software .
  • A PC capable of playing VR on a dedicated GPU. Integrated Intel graphics are not supported. Gaming laptops frequently need to be specifically configured to use the dedicated GPU for Minecraft. See the faq for more details.
  • Either standing motion controls or a keyboard and mouse. Gamepads are not currently supported.


Vivecraft is available as either a standalone installer containing Optifine and support for Forge mods, or as a Forge/Fabric mod itself (1.18+). The standalone installer has separate downloads for VR or 2D Non-VR companion. The fabric/forge mod can hot-switch between VR and 2D.

Not all versions of Vivecraft support all features.

Vivecraft also has a server mod available for several modded server platforms to enable VR animations and other features.

The links will take you to the release page for that file. The downloads are in the Assets section on github. The VR and NONVR clients use the same page.

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

Current Standalone Versions

Minecraft Version 1.20.4 1.19.2 1.18.2 1.12.2
Mod Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Standalone VR/2D Client N/A Vivecraft 1.19.X Vivecraft 1.18.X Vivecraft 1.12.2
Forge/Fabric Mod Vivecraft on Modrinth Vivecraft on Modrinth Vivecraft on Modrinth N/A
Spigot Server Plugin VSE 1.10 to 1.20
Forge Server Mod VFE on Curseforge

Older Versions

These versions no longer receive updates and may not include all the features described on this site.

Minecraft Version 1.7.10 1.10.2 1.11.2 1.13.2 1.14.4 1.15.2 1.16.5 1.17.X
Forge support Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No
VR Client Vivecraft 1.7.10 Vivecraft 1.10.2 Vivecraft 1.11.2 Vivecraft 1.13.2 Vivecraft 1.14.4 Vivecraft 1.15.2 Vivecraft 1.16.X Vivecraft 1.17.X
2D Client (NonVR) Use VFE
Spigot Server Plugin VSE 1.7.10 VSE 1.10 to 1.17
Forge Server Mod VFE on Curseforge N/A N/A VFE

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
    • Do not allocate more RAM than you need. 4gb is more than sufficient for all but the largest modpacks.
  4. Click install. The program will download some files and set up your launcher profile.
  5. If you are running on a laptop. Make sure to force the high-performance processor in the gpu control panel. See the faq for more details.
  6. Run the Minecraft Launcher.
  7. The profile for Vivecraft should already be selected, If is it not, ensure the ‘modded’ profiles checkbox is checked. See Image.
  8. Click Play.

Check the How to play page for an overview of VR features and tips.
If the game does not launch or you encounter any issues, please read the faq, which covers many common problems.