Neoseeker : News : No Minecraft on Windows 8, as Notch refuses to submit for certification
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thewatermeloncult Sep 28, 12
Well I'm not getting windows 8 then. I was thinking of getting a new pc too.
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Error404 Sep 28, 12
I wasn't getting Win8 anyway... so it doesn't matter
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Peace-Child Sep 28, 12
Wow, Notch. You're proving to be a bit of a rebel-rouser. Still, I hate the design for the W8, so I'm probably staying away from it.
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DedValve Sep 28, 12
Windows 8 is pretty for tablets but thats about it. I see no reason to upgrade from Windows 7.
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Shadow of Death Sep 28, 12
People forget that the app interface is really just the start menu. The main desktop is still there.

I REALLY don't like the idea of having an approval process for games on Windows 8. Bugger off Microsoft, you're trying to mess with one of the great advantages of PC gaming. I bet the approval process costs money too. Even if it doesn't, it will take time and might not approve perfectly good games because they don't meet some arbitrary criteria.
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fudgeboy Sep 28, 12
good man! i love windows 8 but it is really going to hurt the indie market if they have to bend themselves to match what MS expects!
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Davis Sep 28, 12
This article is false about the fact of no minecraft on windows 8 because a program doesn't have to be certified to run on the windows 8.
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ditto Sep 28, 12
quote Davis
This article is false about the fact of no minecraft on windows 8 because a program doesn't have to be certified to run on the windows 8.
Check Notch's tweets.

Eh, not that I agree with him not certifying the game, but I definitely don't approve of Microsoft requiring certification for games on the new OS. Oh well, Win8 looks terrible anyways and I'll take sides with an indie game developer over corporate Microsoft any day.
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Liz Y Sep 28, 12
It runs just fine in Windows 8. Who cares if Notch doesn't like Microsoft. Microsoft definitely doesn't need him. He's just trying to be a cool hipster, yet he's a freaking hypocrite by supporting the ultra closed iOS environment and OSX. I'm glad I bought Minecraft when it was only $9.00. I definitely wouldn't have bought it after his idiotic decision to snub Microsoft.
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Cheeseman Sep 28, 12

Way to go Notch. I hope Microsoft will learn something out of its resent push towards the "future" of the PC.
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Zombie_Barioth Sep 28, 12
Never used windows 8 but you can't blame a guy for standing up for what he believes in, it sucks for those hoping to play Minecraft on the new OS but at least hes choosing not to be a compliant little puppy for the sake of profit.

With Microsoft's plans to tie all their products together I'd hate to see what this would mean for the future of pcs if this sorta thing takes off.
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justsomeguy Sep 28, 12
I don't know what the author is talking about, there is no certification process needed for games or applications to run on Windows 8. The only time certification is required is when you're submitting them to the Windows Store, which again is optional if you're like Notch and are selling the game on your own site or through a service like Steam. Currently, Minecraft runs just fine on Windows 8. I'm not 100% sure what is involved in the certification process, though I imagine it's just something you could stick on your product page that could tell customers that it will work with Windows 8.
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Liege Sep 28, 12
Microsoft should have taken the KDE approach to Metro.
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vinaysshenoy Sep 28, 12
The game will run just fine on Windows 8. The certification is for getting your application on to the Microsoft App Store. For Windows desktop apps, however, the app store will just redirect you to the product website, where you can buy it as normal.

The certification process consists of purchasing an app signing certificate(99$), plus another 99$ for developer registration. And you're still wondering WHY he doesn't want to get his app certified? They won't even be providing web hosting for the game.

By the way, the app signing certificate is 99$ for a limited time only, after that it is 499$.

Source: http://weblogs.asp.net/fbouma/archive/2012/09/12/the-windows-store-why-did-i-sign-up-with-this-mess-again.aspx

Bottomline: Minecraft will run just fine on Win 8. The only thing will result on not having it signed is an alert thrown during install, stating "This application might be unsafe. Do you still want to install it?". Looking at how MS is handling their App Store, I daresay we'll be saying that alert box pretty often.
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