4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 14, 2013 8:17 PM by Acid_Myst
tweetybird71 Level 1 Level 1

I understand that it is necessary to have Java installed and running in order to download and install Minecraft.  But once Minecraft is installed, is it possible to disable Java and still play?  I don't want to leave Java enabled on my computer!

iPod touch, iOS 4.3
Solved by TheSmokeMonster on Feb 12, 2013 12:23 AM Solved

no, minecraft needs java to run.

Reply by tweetybird71 on Feb 12, 2013 1:45 AM Helpful

Well, actually, my son disabled Java in January after the news came out and has been playing Minecraft without problem ever since. And so what does that mean?

Reply by TheSmokeMonster on Feb 12, 2013 10:11 AM Helpful

He didn't successfully disable Java because Minecraft is built on Java.


It's like if you uninstall Flash or never installed flash and you wanted to play a flash game, it doesn't work.


You still have JAVA running on your machine for minecraft to be running without a hitch.


I found this cd image that supposedly runs the game and java in a portable way, but still relise on Java to run, just doesn't need for it to be installed on the computer.


Seems like it uses a portable JAVA it calls from the internet.


http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/627765-146-minecraft-portable-for-computers- without-java-11000-downloads/


I feel like that's more risky then just running java though.

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