Friday, February 10, 2012


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Custom Gaming PC - AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 2.9GHz, GeForce 9800 GT, 4GB RAM

1024GB RAM 3.0GHZ 40GB Desktop Custom PC Gaming home office businees computer

What are the system requirements to play Minecraft?

Last Updated: Jan 26, 2012 11:54AM CET
  • Any computer with the following hardware should suffice, however, for an enjoyable experience, we suggest looking at the Recommended Requirements.
    • CPU : Intel P6/NetBurst Architecture or its AMD Equivalent (AMD K6)
    • RAM : 256MB
    • GPU : ATI Rage or GeForce 256 with OpenGL 1.2 Support
    • HDD : At least 90MB for Game Core and Sound Files
      • Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 and up is required to be able to run the game.
  • Recommended Requirements :
    • CPU : Pentium Dual-Core or AMD Athlon 64 @1.6GHz
    • RAM : 1GB
    • GPU : GeForce FX or ATI Radeon 9xxx and Up with OpenGL 2 Support (Excluding Intergrated Chipsets)
    • HDD : 150MB

OS: Windows XP or better, Mac OS 10.5.8 or better, Linux
Processor, Dual core or better recommended
Memory 1.5GB or more recommended
Hard drive Space: 100 megs
Video card. Geforce 7 series or better, ATI radeon HD 2000 series or better. OpenGL standard of 2.0 or better recommended.
(Note: Newer Integrated Intel video cards, from 2008 on, may not run smoothly)
Java must be installed.

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I think, maybe, I need one of these, but I can't make out what it is, let alone which one I need. Wish I could actually SEE what I'm doing! Magnifier nearly useless here

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I'm at a loss; don't even know what to do to fix this. I think the stress and anxiety of being responsible for your money is getting to me. And your time is at a premium. I sincerely don't know what to do now:

      Bad video card drivers!     

Minecraft was unable to start because it failed to find an accelerated OpenGL mode.
This can usually be fixed by updating the video card drivers.

--- BEGIN ERROR REPORT 7fe0271 --------
Generated 2/8/12 2:15 AM

Minecraft: Minecraft 1.1
OS: Windows XP (x86) version 5.1
Java: 1.6.0_30, Sun Microsystems Inc.
VM: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (mixed mode), Sun Microsystems Inc.
LWJGL: 2.4.2
[failed to get system properties (java.lang.NullPointerException)]

org.lwjgl.LWJGLException: Pixel format not accelerated
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsPeerInfo.nChoosePixelFormat(Native Method)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsPeerInfo.choosePixelFormat(
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsDisplay.createWindow(
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.createWindow(
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(
    at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.a(SourceFile:230)
    at Source)
--- END ERROR REPORT a6f965d5 ----------

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Thursday, February 02, 2012

Debussy, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (complete)

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Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, by Claude Debussy, with an animated graphical score.

Q: Where can I learn more about this piece?
A: Where else? Wikipedia:

Q: What do the different shapes mean?
A: The flute (which begins the piece) is shown in "walking ellipses." The woodwinds are shown with rhombi, the brass are shown with hollow elliptical "auras," the bowed strings are shown with rectangular bars (which flicker when the strings are doing tremolos), and the plucked and struck instruments (pizzicato strings, harp, and crotales) are shown with hollow rhombi that collapse.

Q: What do the colors indicate?
A: The colors are assigned by a system called "harmonic coloring" in which the twelve pitch classes, C, C-sharp, D, etc., arranged on the "circle of fifths," are mapped to twelve hues, arranged on the "color wheel." This allows you to see changes in harmony and tonality. You can read more about this here: