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Minecraft black screen fix (Linux. Windows and Mac untested)

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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.

LWJGL:  2.8.1 or 2.8.2. Download lwjgl-2.8.x.zip.


  1. Extract the LWJGL package you downloaded.
  2. Open the directory where minecraft is located.

    Linux: ~/.minecraft
    Windows: %appdata%/.minecraft
    Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft

  3. For every jar file you see in the minecraft directory, replace it with the ones found in the downloaded and extracted LWJGL package.
  4. 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>/.
  5. Profit.

Written by kpbotbot

November 27, 2011 at 3:21 am

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  1. Worked great. Thanks!


    April 19, 2012 at 12:28 am

  2. the fix doesnt work for me help

    Unknown error restart Computer Please

    November 25, 2012 at 10:02 am

    • Sorry worked needed to recopy it

      Unknown error restart Computer Please

      November 25, 2012 at 10:14 am

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