How to Download and Play Minecraft Beta 1.0 01 for Free
Minecraft Beta 1.0 01 is the oldest beta version of Minecraft that you can still play today. It was released on December 20, 2010, and it introduced many features that are still in the game, such as beds, paintings, dispensers, and redstone repeaters. If you want to experience Minecraft in its early stages, or you are feeling nostalgic for the old days, you can download and play Minecraft Beta 1.0 01 for free by following these simple steps.
Step 1: Download and Install Minecraft Java Edition
The first thing you need to do is download and install Minecraft Java Edition from minecraft.net. You will need a Microsoft account or a Mojang account to log in and play. Once you have installed it, you will see the Minecraft Launcher icon on your desktop or in your applications folder. Launch Minecraft and log in with your account.
Step 2: Enable Historical Versions
After the launcher opens, click on the settings button in the lower left corner of the screen. Then, find the \"Show historical versions\" checkbox and click it. This will allow you to access older versions of Minecraft that are no longer supported by Mojang.
Step 3: Create a New Installation
Next, navigate to the \"Installations\" tab within the launcher. Here, you can create and manage different installations of Minecraft with different versions and settings. Click on the \"New Installation\" button to create a new one for Minecraft Beta 1.0 01.
Step 4: Select the Version and Name
A new window will pop up where you can input data to create your new installation. First, click on the drop-down menu on the \"Version\" field and select \"old_beta b1.0\". This is the version of Minecraft Beta 1.0 01 that you want to play. Then, in the \"Name\" field, you can give your new installation an arbitrary name like \"MC Beta 1.0\" or whatever you like.
Step 5: Choose a Game Directory
Before you click the \"Create\" button, you should click the \"Browse\" button in the \"Game Directory\" field. This will allow you to choose a different folder for your new installation, instead of using your default Minecraft folder. This is important because older versions of Minecraft may not be compatible with newer ones, and they may overwrite or corrupt your data if you use the same folder.
A \"Browse for Folder\" window will pop up where you can create a new folder for your new installation. You can create it anywhere you want, but it is recommended that you create it in the same directory as your default Minecraft folder, which is usually C:\\Users\\\\AppData\\Roaming\\.minecraft. For example, you could name it .minecraft-old-beta-1-0 or something similar.
Make sure you select your new folder as your game directory and hit OK.
Step 6: Create and Play
Now you have created your new installation for Minecraft Beta 1.0 01. You should see it in your list of installations with an orange triangle with an exclamation mark next to it. This means that this version is not supported by Mojang and may have bugs or issues.
To play it, simply click on the \"Play\" button next to it and wait for the game to load. You will see a warning message telling you that this version is outdated and may harm your computer. Click on \"I understand - Proceed\" to continue.
Congratulations! You are now playing Minecraft Beta 1.0 01 for free!
Tips and Tricks
You can switch between different installations of Minecraft by going back to the launcher and selecting them from the list.
You can also create installations for other historical versions of Minecraft by following the same steps and choosing a different version from the drop-down menu.