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Windows 8.1 Minecraft


Experienced Member
Recently got a new computer, but having trouble getting minecraft to work. Looked online and said to update drivers which i have done. Ive still got the problem, wondered if anyone could shed some light on the situation. Launcher starts fine but when i hti play i get he following error message:

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.ExceptionInInitializerError
at org.apache.logging.log4j.util.PropertiesUtil.<init>(PropertiesUtil.java:71)
at org.apache.logging.log4j.util.PropertiesUtil.<clinit>(PropertiesUtil.java:31)
at org.apache.logging.log4j.status.StatusLogger.<clinit>(StatusLogger.java:48)
at org.apache.logging.log4j.LogManager.<clinit>(LogManager.java:44)
at bao.<clinit>(SourceFile:84)
at net.minecraft.client.main.Main.main(SourceFile:72)
Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
at org.apache.logging.log4j.util.ProviderUtil.<clinit>(ProviderUtil.java:70)
... 6 more
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM warning: Using incremental CMS is deprecated and will likely be removed in a future release

thanks in advance!


Using incremental CMS is deprecated and will likely be removed in a future release
There's your problem. You need to somehow downgrade your copy of java. Minecraft is using deprecated function (AKA being terrible). on a side note, is this the installed version or the launcher that you are using because the installed version doesn't work for me either :p


Staff member
That shouldn't be the problem, I get the same warning but minecraft works fine. Maybe try to remove your .minecraft directory (was it copied from old computer?). If that doesn't work, can I see full log? And what game versions did you try?