Minecraft

From AppleGamingWiki, the wiki about gaming on M1 Apple silicon Macs
Minecraft
Minecraft cover
Developers
Mojang
Engines
LWJGL
Release dates
November 18, 2011
macOS November 18, 2011
November 18, 2011
iOS August 16, 2011
iPadOS August 16, 2011
Reception
Metacritic 93
IGDB 84
Resources
PCGamingWiki
Codeweavers
WineHQ
Minecraft on IGDB
Minecraft guide on StrategyWiki
Minecraft on MobyGames
Minecraft on Wikipedia

macOS Compatibility

Method Rating Notes
Native Perfect Java version can be compiled for native ARM, see #Native.
Rosetta 2 Perfect Java version runs well via Rosetta 2. [1]
iOS/iPadOS App Perfect Mobile (Bedrock) can be sideloaded.
Compatibility layer
CrossOver Unplayable Minecraft Bedrock is a Windows Store App, so it can't run through Crossover.
Wine Unknown
Virtualization
Parallels Perfect Bedrock version playable after using latest Windows Insider Preview build of Windows 10 ARM.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website Choice of Java or Bedrock Edition.
macOS
App Store
Icon overlay.png
Mobile versions connect to Bedrock servers.
iOS
iPadOS
See PCGamingWiki for Windows and/or Linux availability.

Gameplay videos[edit]

Native[edit]

Project URL Description
M1Craft https://m1craft.ezekiel.dev Automatic launching with minimal configuration. Doesn't support Optifine.
ManyMC https://github.com/MinecraftMachina/ManyMC Fork of MultiMC that allows you to manually setup Apple Silicon
Lunar Client https://www.lunarclient.com
Optifine in MultiMC https://github.com/mhossein1384/MC-Optifine-1.18

References

  1. Verified by User:Mhhosseini1384 on Nov-13th-2021
    Device: Macbook Air M1 8 Core GPU 8 GB RAM
    OS: macOS 12.0.1
    Method: (Normal/Optifine/Sildur's Vibrant Shaders v1.29 High-MB)
    Game version: 1.17.1
    Resolution: 2880x1800/2880x1800/1280x800
    Settings: Highest 12 chunks(8 chunks on Sildur)
    Framerate: 45-60 FPS/100-180 FPS/30-60 FPS