FAQ

Can I play with friends?

Yes! Vivecraft can be used to play on any normal Minecraft server running the same base Minecraft version. You can play with anyone, VR or not.

The VR features you can use in multiplayer depend on the server configuration. See the Multiplayer page for more info!

Can other people see me move in VR?

Yes! With a little work. You will need to be on a server with our Spigot plugin, and you and all your friends will need either Vivecraft or the Vivecraft Non-VR companion mod.

The game runs poorly, what can I do?

Minecraft was not written for VR and is not a very well optimized game. Here are some steps you can take to improve performance

  • Reduce your draw distance in the Video Settings menu. Below 10 is best.
  •  Change graphics to ‘fast’ in the Video Settings menu.
  • Turn down the ‘Render Scale’ in the VR Settings > Stereo Rendering menu.
  • Turn the display mirror off in the VR Settings > Stereo Rendering menu.

How do I report a bug or request a feature?

Please post your bug or request on the associated Github Issues Page:

Issues for 1.7.10 Issues for 1.10.2 Issues for 1.11

Can I play with mouse/keyboard?

Yes you can. Change ‘Play Mode’ to ‘SEATED’ in the VR Settings menu.

Can I play with a gamepad?

No.

How do I play Minecraft?

Check google or youtube for tutorials

Why can’t I jump?

Vivecraft disables jumping and falling in teleport mode for those prone to motion sickness. Enable them in the VR Settings > Locomotion Options menu by turning ‘Simulate Falling’ on.

Why can’t I teleport?

When you connect to a multiplayer server that does not report running a Vivecraft Server Plugin the movement mode will default to free-move so you do not get kicked for cheating. If you know the server allows teleporting you can switch back to it by holding the ‘Pick Block’ button for 4 seconds or from the VR Settings > Locomotion menu.

Why can’t I type in game?

Using the in-game keyboard (and several other mouse-related things) requires that the game window is in focus on your PC. If you alt-tab or click off it in Desktop mode be sure you switch back to it.

Can I use Vivecraft with FTB packs?

Yes in the 1.7.10 release. Use the FTB launcher to download your desired pack. Install Forge and then Vivecraft with the Forge option checked. Open the normal Minecraft Launcher, select the Vivecraft-Forge profile and click ‘edit profile’.  Check the ‘Game Directory’ box and enter in the directory of your FTBpack\minecraft directory. Save the profile and play!

Note: If you find the controller buttons not working check your FTB pack for the mod NotEnoughKeys and delete it. It not not compatible with Vivecraft.

Why don’t my motion controllers respond at all?

Make sure the game is set to STANDING play mode. Use the mouse to navigate the menu to the VR Settings screen and change it there.

Why does the game show up on my desktop, but not in the headset?

This occurs frequently on systems with dual GPUs like Alienware laptops. The solution is to force your PC to always use the gaming processor. For NVIDIA systems in the NVIDIA control panel set the Graphics Processor option to ‘High Performance’.

The game won’t start and an error appears that says MalformedClassName

Go to your .minecraft directory and delete usercache.json. That should sort it.

I need help not covered in this FAQ!

Try the Discord link on the bar in the right. Someone there can likely help you. You can also try the forum.