Do I need a premium account to play Minecraft offline?
I’m trying to run the offline version of Minecraft (which I’m told doesn’t need a premium account?) but the “play offline” button is greyed out, with the text underneath it reading “not downloaded”.
Do you need a premium account to play offline?
Note: I’ve also tried using the
assets.minecraft.net/1.8/minecraft.jar but I encounter this (fatal) error:
java: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/jni/libjinput.so: undefined symbol: EVIOCGUSAGE
I’m also a bit worried that what I’m doing might not be allowed – is the minecraft.jar file from assets.minecraft.net legal?
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Yes, you do need a premium account to play Minecraft offline.
The first time it is run the client requires you to log in with a premium account to download the necessary files from minecraft.net.
See the FAQ for Minecraft.
You can, if you have a account on minecraft.net. You can do this from the homepage. Look for the download button, (below a player with the default skin) and press that to download minecraft. After launching minecraft, you will see a login page, so enter your username and password. It will say “user not premium” and “play offline”, therefore you can’t get Minecraft player skins offline.