Virtual Reality Minecraft on a PC

This is an update of the an earlier post.

As a little experiment with the Oculus Rift I wondered if I could view a Minecraft world through the oculus Rift. The answer is yes and relatively easily (certain easier than I though it was going to be). The Oculus Rift used with this was from the first developer kit, there are some latency issues (you move, it moves slightly later)

Download Minecrift from:

Unzip the files and run the installer file.

figure 1
You should get something similar to figure 1. All I did then was press OK.

Figure 2
Run the Minecraft launcher and create a new profile. After creating a new profile, edit it to change Use version to release minecrift-1.6.4-b12-nohydra which can be found in the drop down menu. 

Now save the profile.

Play the Minecraft normally, but with the Oculus Rift on (it helps to have two people one wearing the Oculus Rift, the other pressing keys to control the movement).

Figure 3

Most people who have tried it, enjoyed it; but you really can only play for a short while. If are susceptible motion sickness I wouldn't try this.

Related links

I would be interested in finding out what others are doing with combining Minecraft with other devices/software via comments.

All views are the author's and do not necessarily reflect the views of any organisations the author is associated with in any way. Nor is post advocating the use of approach described above, but is reporting on an experiment.  

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