Minecraft | Java 8 for Yosemite and Minecraft


Minecraft | Install Java 8 on Apple Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 for Minecraft 1.8

Want to the latest version of Java 8 and Minecraft on the Apple Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10? This video can help you out. Apple provides a link to a website in Yosemite to install Java 1.6, that will allow Minecraft 1.8 to work.

This is described in our popular video


But this is a legacy version of Java not the latest version available from Oracle. If you are happy to run version 1.6 and Minecraft runs properly you don’t need to do this.

To check which version you have you can type into terminal:

java -version

The Apple web site links to Java 1.6, specifically 1.6.0_65, a 64 bit version.

Version 1.8 of Java appears to work with Minecraft which skips the version 1.7 which seemed to cause some issues to get this version go to: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/jav… and download the latest version of Java 8.


Support Page: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1572

Linked Java 6 File from Apple: http://support.apple.com/downloads/DL1572/en_US/JavaForOSX2014-001.dmg

Java 8 Download Page (Scroll down to Mac OS X x64): http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk8-downloads-2133151.html

Useful Apple Support Communities

Java SE 6 on Yosemite? https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6601242
Re: Java too new? https://discussions.apple.com/message/26867061



About Minecraft

Minecraft is a game about breaking and placing blocks. At first, people built structures to protect against nocturnal monsters, but as the game grew players worked together to create wonderful, imaginative things. It can also be about adventuring with friends or watching the sun rise over a blocky ocean. It’s pretty. Brave players battle terrible things in The Nether, which is more scary than pretty. You can also visit a land of mushrooms if it sounds more like your cup of tea. You can buy Minecraft for PC/Mac, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition on the XBLA Marketplace, and Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition on the Playstation Network. Minecraft: Pocket Edition is available for iOS andAndroid. Minecraft is coming out for Playstation 4, Playstation Vita, and Xbox One soon, but we don’t have release dates for those versions yet. So far 16,539,914 people bought the PC/Mac version of the game. Phew.

About Apple

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.

OS X Yosemite – Every bit as powerful as it looks.

An elegant design that feels entirely fresh, yet inherently familiar. The apps you use every day, enhanced with new features. And a completely new relationship between your Mac and iOS devices. OS X Yosemite changes how you see your Mac.
And what you can do with it. Upgrade for free at the Mac App Store.

About Java

Java for OS X 2014-001 includes installation improvements, and supersedes all previous versions of Java for OS X. This package installs the same version of Java 6 included in Java for OS X 2013-005.


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