Minecraft black screen fix (Linux. Windows and Mac untested)
Thanks to Nicola for the heads up. I haven’t been playing this game for quite some time because I lack the time and/or the creativity in playing such an amazing game (that I sadly did not pay for).
If you have the black screen problem, which I think first surfaced during the 1.0 release, all you have to do to fix it is to update LWJGL that came with the game.
Note: The latest version (2.8.2) did not work for me and Nicola. We got past the black screen and were able to create the world, but we got stuck at the pause menu. I got around that by using the previous release (2.8.1). The latest one might work for you though. Give it a try. If it still does not work, try 2.8.1.
- Extract the LWJGL package you downloaded.
- Open the directory where minecraft is located.
Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft
- For every jar file you see in the minecraft directory, replace it with the ones found in the downloaded and extracted LWJGL package.
- There should be another folder named “natives” somewhere inside the minecraft directory. Replace the .so files with the ones in the LWJGL package. The replacement files are found in <where.you.extracted.it>/native/<your.os>/.