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Minecraft "can't connect to"

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  • Minecraft
  • Windows 7
Last response: in Windows 7
January 27, 2013 2:33:17 PM

We have issues connecting to The screen is black and we can't even play offline. Have already tried every fix from cnet support center. Running Java 64bit and 32 bit, our o/s is 64 bit. Also approved the program in our firewall settings? Any help would be great! Thanks.

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January 30, 2013 3:00:53 PM

i was going to write up a bunch of troubleshooting steps... but since it sounds like you've tried everything... then...

As an extra step that you may not have tried yet:

You can get this black screen when someone in your household has attempted to modify the minecraft.jar

if done incorrectly, the modding process can yield the black screen.

1st option:
The last step is to always delete META-INF.
do Start -> Run -> %appdata%
open .Minecraft folder
open the minecraft.jar
delete META-INF

2nd option:
delete the whole .Minecraft folder (it's hidden and hard to find).
And re-download and re-install Minecraft.

I'm sure you've already tried all the other steps for video related problems: update all your drivers and directX and check your computer temperatures, etc...

The real key here is: "Does this only happen with Minecraft ? Or does it happen with other games also ?"

That question will help narrow down what is causing your problems.

Hope that helps, if not run dxdiag, save to a file, and post some info.