Running Minecraft on an old computer

#1silvershadow97Posted 8/20/2011 2:32:37 PM
So i recenlty bought Minecraft, and it works fine on my Laptop, but when i tried to run it on an older desktop, it had an error message on the launcher "Bad video card driver" So i updated my video card driver on Dell's website and tried to run it agian. Same message. So i gave up, then one day i was on my desktop and i started up minecraft classic in my browser and it worked! Why won't the actual game work?
#2OldDirtyCRPosted 8/20/2011 4:37:28 PM
what specs is your desktop? (Ram/video card name)

Classic is ridiculously old and completely different.
#3DarkFlow9Posted 8/20/2011 6:03:04 PM
Is your java up to date? It may affect this.
#4chicago63Posted 8/20/2011 6:10:14 PM
Either your Java's out of date, or you have video cards from 9 years ago that are covered in coffee stains and mold.
#5SaintZetsuPosted 8/20/2011 7:11:33 PM

Do this. I had the same problem and it fixed it for me. If that fails then you just have a bad card.
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