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Minecraft for Windows

Download Minecraft.exe (270 KB). Place it anywhere you want, then run it.

Minecraft for Mac OS X

Download Minecraft.zip (270 KB). Unpack and place Minecraft in your /Applications folder.

Minecraft for Linux / Other

Download minecraft.jar (89 KB). The jar is executable and might work as-is. If you run into memory issues, try launching it with java -Xmx1024M -Xms512M -cp minecraft.jar net.minecraft.LauncherFrame, also please use Sun’s JVM.

Multiplayer Server

If you’re running on Windows and just want to set up a server easily, download Minecraft_Server.exe (802 KB) and run it.

If you want to run the server on any other OS or without GUI it’s a bit more involvedFirst make sure you can use java from the command line. On Linux and Mac OS X this should already be set up but on Windows you might have to tinker with the PATH environment variable. Download and run minecraft_server.jar (621 KB) with java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar minecraft_server.jar nogui.

Minecraft 1.4.4 Changelogs:

(Includes Minecraft 1.4.3)

  • Over 120 bugs and glitches fixed
  • Notable: The missing song “where are we now” is now available, but called “wait”
  • Notable: Random falling damage due to lag fixed
  • Notable: Falling damage when riding minecarts fixed
  • Notable: Enchanted book exploit fixed
  • Notable: Slimes have correct collision box
  • Notable: Signs no longer lose their text client-side

Full list

  • Server IPs can now be hidden individually when editing or adding a server
  • Server version is now displayed left of the connection bars
  • Server ping tooltip now shows if the server and client have mismatching protocol versions
  • Mismatching servers can’t be joined
  • Renamed Chat Settings to Multiplayer Settings
  • Added an option for cape-owners to hide their capes in-game
  • Added Fullscreen and VSync toggles
  • Though this is not in the settings menu, you may go into the options.txt in %appdata% and toggle advancedToolTips. This shows you the item IDs of everything and the durability of tools and armor.
  • The piechart is now shown when using shift+F3 instead of vice versa
  • Added the cardinal direction and the degree value to the f value indicating the direction the player is facing
  • Now shows which chunk and where in that chunk the player is in on X and Z values
  • Pressing P while holding F3 will toggle the auto-pause when the Minecraft window loses focus
  • Pressing H while holding F3 will toggle detailed item descriptions, which additionally show item id, damage value, color code, tool/armor/weapon damage and map zoom level and scale on the tooltip
  • Updated language files
  • Spawn protection now is disabled if there’s nothing in ops.txt
  • Spawn protection radius can now be changed in the server.properties file
  • Improved Creative inventory
  • Items can now be cloned by using Pick Block on them – An item stack with the highest amount of items possible in it will be created
  • Items can now be shift-clicked around on the survival inventory screen
  • Improved General inventory
  • Pressing the 1-9 hotkeys while hovering over an item will exchange that item with the one from the corresponding hotbar slot
  • Status effects now cause the inventory window to be off-center regardless of screen aspect ratio