Alternative download options for PC/Mac

If you can't get the standard download of Minecraft for PC/Mac to work on your machine you may want to try with one of the alternative options below.

Platform Description File
Windows Get Minecraft without our handy installer. If that’s your thing. Minecraft.exe
Windows If you’re still having issues, you can try an older version of the Minecraft launcher. If given the option, save the file somewhere instead of running it, then double-click the program. This version will require you to have Java installed. Minecraft.exe
Mac If you are using an older version of Mac OS X you can try an older version of the Minecraft launcher by downloading. Minecraft_legacy.dmg
Linux / Other Install Minecraft on Linux or something else. It is executable and should work as-is if you have Java installed (please use Oracle's JVM). Minecraft.jar

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