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    Minecraft will not run with OSX lion

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    Help,

    I installed Lion and Minecraft will not play. My kids are not happy. How can I get Minecraft to play within Lion? Thanks for any tips

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    Minecraft will not run with OSX lion
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    There's an great site to check app compatibility with Lion:

    Mac OS X Lion Application Compatibility - RoaringApps

    You can also check out our Apps forum here:
    OS X - Applications and Games - Mac-Forums.com

    You should also check with the developer of the app to see if it's compatible or if there's an updated version.
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    Minecraft will not run with OSX lion
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    Surely this is a question you should be asking the developers of Minecraft first??

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    Minecraft will not run with OSX lion
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    Yes it does...... but it needs the optional java download:
    Java for OS X Lion
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    Minecraft will not run with OSX lion
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    Good job mrplow. Thanks for that info!

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    Minecraft will not run with OSX lion

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrplow View Post
    Yes it does...... but it needs the optional java download:
    Java for OS X Lion
    i downloaded that but i still can't play minecraft

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    Minecraft will not run with OSX lion
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    Do you get an error message or something that signifies what the issue is?
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    Minecraft will not run with OSX lion
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    Try deleting your bin folder. It's in " library > application support > minecraft".
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    Minecraft will not run with OSX lion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sajid Ansari View Post
    Try deleting your bin folder. It's in " library > application support > minecraft".
    my minecraft folder is empty

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    Minecraft will not run with OSX lion

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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    Do you get an error message or something that signifies what the issue is?
    yes but its to long to post

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    Minecraft will not run with OSX lion
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    Quote Originally Posted by chilly2468 View Post
    my minecraft folder is empty
    Thats your problem. Reinstall.
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    Minecraft will not run with OSX lion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sajid Ansari View Post
    Try deleting your bin folder. It's in " library > application support > minecraft".
    still does not work also the browser one does not work ether

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    Minecraft will not run with OSX lion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sajid Ansari View Post
    Try deleting your bin folder. It's in " library > application support > minecraft".
    still does not work i reinstalled it but it still does not work my minecraft folder is empty still.also i will try to tell you guys what happens.ok so i double click the minecraft icon thing then it goes to the log i screen i click on the username thing and i start to type but when i click c the first letter of my username it closes the screen and i get a pop up saying what happend.

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    Minecraft will not run with OSX lion
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    Make sure you have Java installed. If you're using Lion, note that Java isn't included (like it is in Snow Leopard) so you'll need to go to the link in post #4 to get it.
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    Minecraft will not run with OSX lion

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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    Make sure you have Java installed. If you're using Lion, note that Java isn't included (like it is in Snow Leopard) so you'll need to go to the link in post #4 to get it.
    i already did that before i posted because thats what other websites said to do

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