How can I start playing Minecraft?

I went to the website, downloaded the free version, got it properly installed under "applications" (I'm on a Mac), and created a username. But when I try to play it, it tells me "User not premium: play online once to unlock offline." I don't understand how, or what, this means.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    You need to buy an account before you can play. Although its free to download, it's not free to play. You'll see on the main website it'll say something about a 50% off sale, 50% of buying an account. But, according to what you just said, you need to play an online game first. Meaning, on the main page of the game (when you first start it up) you need to click multiplayer and enter an IP number to join a minecraft server. After that, you should be able to play single player once you exit.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    ya what she said, its 15 bucks to play inline. but u only pay once =D

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