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Add Steam Overlay to MineCraft 1.7

To add MineCraft to your Steam library with the new launcher you need to do an extra step instead of just adding Minecraft.exe to Steam. With the new launcher, minecraft actually launches with the exe javaw.exe.

So Go to Program Files and find javaw.exe under Javajre7bin
Add it to Steam
Right click on javaw on Steam library list and go to Properties
Add this for Target:
“C:Program FilesJavajre7binjavaw.exe” -jar “C:UsersUSERNAMEDesktopMinecraft.exe” 
That is where i store my Minecraft.exe
If you stored it in a different place you would change the location to “C:WHATEVERMinecraft.exe”

Fatal LWJGL Exception Error:Pixel format not accelerated


I ran into a problem playing minecraft/java games on my laptop with integrated graphics. 

I recieved a message;
“Fatal LWJGLException.
This may be fixed by googling the following error.
Error:Pixel format not accelerated”

I ran dxdiag (direct x diagnostics) and dumped a log file. My video driver showed up as

Card name: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation – WDDM 1.1)

If you have (Microsoft Corporation – WDDM 1.1)” after the card name, you have the display drivers installed by Windows, installing the later ones from your card manufacturer should resolve this.

After I installed  “win7_1512754.exe Version:15.12.75.4.1930” from intel’s site and ran dxdiag again, the card showed up as

Card name: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family

Your card and PC should certainly run Minecraft and any other java game that gave the LWJGL Exception.