Minecraft 1.12.2 and below won't load on Ubuntu 18.4. It is crashing right after I launch it. When it crashes it just says "An unexpected error occurred and the game has crashed. We're sorry for the inconvenience." The logs end up like this

[20:18:38] [Client thread/INFO]: Setting user: Notme2222
[20:18:39] [Client thread/INFO]: LWJGL Version: 2.9.4

The LWJGL version varies based on what version I'm trying to run, the one above is 1.12.2. Any LWJGL version above 3.0.0 works, which is 1.13 and up. I think the LWJGL is the problem but I don't know how to fix it. I have downloaded the latest version (2.9.3 + dfsg-1) of liblwjgl-java, liblwjgl-java-doc, and liblwjgl-java-jni from synaptic package manager.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks

  • Hmmm. My Minecraft server runs smooth and easy using OpenJDK 11, right out of the 19.10 Ubuntu repositories. – user535733 Feb 21 at 2:42
  • The issue persists on 19.10 – CStafford-14 Mar 5 at 22:58

The reason why its crashing is because of java 11. you need to install java 8 and under and everything should be fine. here's a post on how to do it: Downgrading Java 11 to java 8?. and if that doesn't work go and try a youtube video on how to do it.

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  • This answer works. Fixed everything. – CStafford-14 Mar 5 at 23:03

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