if im reading this right, if your computer is more than 17 years old you are out of luck? woof, guess im putting the old zeos 486 out to pasture!Buried in the release notes is the mention that the Java version of the Oprah update will also require an OpenGL v2.0 (or newer)-capable graphics card.
So you will be out of luck if you are still running a graphics card older than:
AMD/ATI: Radeon R300 series (9500/9600/9700, X300/X550/X600)
NVIDIA: Geforce FX (5200/5700/5900)
Intel: GMA X3000/X3100 ("Bearlake")
This means all you GeForce 4 Ti 4600 Ultra and Radeon 9200 users are finally going to be left out in the cold.
(Basically if you are running ANY kind of PCIe graphics card, you're probably fine)
11 years or less, I think. Intel GMA 945x (Lakeport) were used in Pentium D and Atom processors as late as 2008. So, probably a tiny fraction of Minecraft's userbase, but I would not be surprised if there are hundreds of people playing it on old small form factor business machines they bought refurbished. Especially in countries where new hardware is ridiculously expensive, and even used hardware's price is inflated.if im reading this right, if your computer is more than 17 years old you are out of luck? woof, guess im putting the old zeos 486 out to pasture!
I'm talking about something like THIS Pentium D, Intel GMA 950 graphics, 8GB of RAM, Win 7 64. I'm betting there are a lot of machines with similar specs around the world.If anyone is still playing Minecraft on some kind of AGP system, their biggest limitation is probably going to be a lack of RAM (since most AGP systems top out at 2GB or maybe 4GB).
PSA: Don't try to play Minecraft if you only have 4GB RAM or less. Heck, I wouldn't even wanna try to install Windows 10 with less than 8GB.