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How to play MineCraft from a disk! (WINDOWS ONLY.)
Avatar By ShadowStrike
Posted 07 Apr 2012 23:52
Category: Gaming
Hello everyone! So, do you play Minecraft? I bet you do. Do you have a parent that has a computer, but doesn't want you playing Minecraft on it? Or you don't have enough HDD space? This is the guide for you!

What you'll need:

MineCraft Account
PC
1-2 CDs
A CD-ROM Drive
Patience

Okay, first step is easy: Place the CD into the drive. Once placed in the tray, you can hit the button/push it in, and the disk will retract. Now, open the disk on your PC. Once opened, make a folder named data.

Your next step is to make a .bat file. To do this, right-click in the disk and make a file named run.bat Now, it should be a .txt file. Open it up and click file and his save-as and change the Save As to All Files. Now save it again, and it should have an icon of a window with a gear in it. Now, edit the .bat and place the following in it:


@echo off
Title Minecraft Launcher
set APPDATA=%CD%
start %CD%dataminecraft.exe


This will make a folder in your CD called .minecraft, and it will only work from this folder, NOT your PC.


Thank you! Comments and thumbs up are appreciated!


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Avatar Dude Guy
12 Apr 2012 14:00
So many haters. I had to bring this back up to zero.
Avatar a.smith
10 Apr 2012 11:14
Quoth cppzxv:
Haha, stupid Macs, making everything a problem for anything computer related. Burn in hell Apple.

This should also work on Linux, but you'll need the script to be Bash to run the programme.

Why would you want to do this anyway though? Why not just play online?

Thats what i thaught... is there a point in doing this or is it just something that you thinks cool? x]

apple ftw D:
-pokes my ipod- why do you suck >.<
Avatar cppzxv
10 Apr 2012 08:53
Haha, stupid Macs, making everything a problem for anything computer related. Burn in hell Apple.

This should also work on Linux, but you'll need the script to be Bash to run the programme.

Why would you want to do this anyway though? Why not just play online?
Avatar ShadowStrike
10 Apr 2012 00:37
Quoth wolFmitchelL:
Another thing you might want to do is to put java onto the drive, but you can't do that. For file size reasons and registry reasons.



You don't need java on the CD.
Avatar wolfmitchell
09 Apr 2012 23:07
Another thing you might want to do is to put java onto the drive, but you can't do that. For file size reasons and registry reasons.
Avatar wowrofl
09 Apr 2012 20:47
Quoth ethanh:
Stupid macs <img src="/chatrooms/smilies/alien4.gif" alt=""> haha


You say that because you can't afford one.
Avatar wowrofl
09 Apr 2012 20:46
Quoth a.smith:
Though idk why i read this... i dont like minecraft xD

Dude, no need to post like 4959045 times. o:
Avatar smithy212
09 Apr 2012 20:44
Quoth ShadowStrike:
Quoth smithy212:Nice blog!
However to make the whole game run off a CD requires to move .minecraft to the CD use java -xmx1024m -jar "%cd%.minecraftblar" and all that. This simply runs the .exe on it. The actual game is in %apdata%.minecraft.
Anyway as I said, nice blog!


It makes the launcher think appdata is the CD.

Oh! I see now, thanks!
(Writing data to hard drive "using set in a batch file isn't only for the batch, it is for the computer.) SUCSESSFULLY WROTE DATA. Lol
Avatar a.smith
09 Apr 2012 16:26
Though idk why i read this... i dont like minecraft xD
Avatar a.smith
09 Apr 2012 16:26
Though idk why i read this... i dont like minecraft xD
Avatar a.smith
09 Apr 2012 16:25
Quoth ShadowStrike:
Quoth Chronicle:
Who cares >:U!



If you don't care why read it? People like you piss me off.

Temper temper ;D thouggh i agree x]
Avatar a.smith
09 Apr 2012 16:25
Quoth ShadowStrike:
Quoth Chronicle:
Who cares >:U!



If you don't care why read it? People like you piss me off.

Temper temper ;D
Avatar ShadowStrike
09 Apr 2012 06:00
Quoth Chronicle:
Who cares >:U!



If you don't care why read it? People like you piss me off.
Avatar ShadowStrike
09 Apr 2012 05:57
Quoth smithy212:
Nice blog!
However to make the whole game run off a CD requires to move .minecraft to the CD use java -xmx1024m -jar "%cd%.minecraftblar" and all that. This simply runs the .exe on it. The actual game is in %apdata%.minecraft.
Anyway as I said, nice blog!



It makes the launcher think appdata is the CD.
Avatar ShadowStrike
09 Apr 2012 05:55
Quoth Kingpin:
Is this legal?



Yeah, why wouldn't it be?
Avatar ShadowStrike
09 Apr 2012 05:55
Quoth smithy212:
Nice blog!
However to make the whole game run off a CD requires to move .minecraft to the CD use java -xmx1024m -jar "%cd%.minecraftblar" and all that. This simply runs the .exe on it. The actual game is in %apdata%.minecraft.
Anyway as I said, nice blog!




Did you even try? The .bat runs the .exe and tells it to make the .minecraft folder on the disk.
Avatar Ethanh
09 Apr 2012 01:44
Stupid macs haha
Avatar smithy212
08 Apr 2012 20:43
Nice blog!
However to make the whole game run off a CD requires to move .minecraft to the CD use java -xmx1024m -jar "%cd%.minecraftblar" and all that. This simply runs the .exe on it. The actual game is in %apdata%.minecraft.
Anyway as I said, nice blog!
Avatar MasterSwordz
08 Apr 2012 14:57
Urr, I have a Mac!
Avatar AaronCool
08 Apr 2012 13:28
*so that's fine

Stupid autocorrect xD
Avatar AaronCool
08 Apr 2012 13:19
Meh,I bought Minecraft a few days ago.I LOVE it but I play it in-browser,do that's gone.
Avatar GuitarGodAnth
08 Apr 2012 08:59
And people play Minecraft why?
Avatar Chronicle
08 Apr 2012 08:07
Who cares >:U!
Avatar Kingpin
08 Apr 2012 05:31
Is this legal?
Avatar wowrofl
08 Apr 2012 03:13
Most people won't understand this.

i do. i play mc off a flashdrive
Avatar wowrofl
08 Apr 2012 03:12
You need a CD-R for this.
Avatar Mr.Bond
08 Apr 2012 01:23
Or you can just download minecraft off the website to your CD.
Avatar Astra Moon
08 Apr 2012 00:40
Accepted, Reason: Seems legit. How do you know this works?
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