I cannot figure out how to play with 2 players using split screens for Minecraft - I googled this problem and read that you have to have HD or you are out of luck - is this true? Any way around this?
I don't think there is any sure fire way to get around this but you could try connecting your console to your PC or try using a HDMI cable.
What they say is not true. Yes, HD TVs are required. Widescreen format TVs, are necessary. However, HDMI cables are not necessary. Just a widescreen TV. I use component cables, myself, not an HDMI, with a widescreen HD Tv, and it works fine.
There's no way around it, if your screen is 4:10. Sorry mate!
Unfortunately there is no way around it...
I'm a Lumberjack and I'm okay. I sleep all night and I work all day.
yep you do need a HD tv with a HDMI cable if you get one you just connect a controller and press start on the controller
Yes, Unfortunately you do have to have a HD TV with you Xbox plugged in to the HDMI cable to play Minecraft on splitscreen, and there is no way around this at the moment.
I dont get the point of having to have HD for split screen on a game that has the worst graphics out of every xbox game... my toaster can process minecraft, will i need an HD toaster to play split screen?
yes yes you do need a HD toaster XD
LOLZ but seriously minecraft RULES!!! and it doesn't have bad graphics its supposed to look like that its the point in minecraft
it's 8-bit :P Doesn't mean it's old, And seems kinda stupid, Im 14 and i know every splitscreen game and yet minecraft was the only game i had trouble with
Sorry for the bad wording. I did not mean to say it had bad graphics in that way. Yes i know it was meant to be that way and i really do like the look of it, it is a cool artwork that makes the game unique. But with that artwork being very simple I would imagine the TV would have an easier time processing all the information the game is sending it. I do not get why you need to upgrade your TV just so you can have an aspect of a game that is available in say Halo Reach without an HDTV even though it would be harder to process.
You "HAVE" to have HD. sorry about that, time to upgrade your TV :)
anyway you will be AMAZED by the graphics on a HDTV especially 3D one's
so i recommend you get a HD tv because i love them i have a 60 inch HD tv and its great for games "I LOVE IT"
Yes, you need an HDTV, no matter what size, and it need's a HDMI.
As people have said you do need HD but the chances are you probably have a HD TV already as most newer TVs actually do as standard now, even if they don't advertise it.
If you have got a HD slot on the TV you should be able to pick up a cheap enough HD cable to get going with split screen on Minecraft. It's a great game and it's just as fun split screen as it is over Xbox LIVE :)
oh SORRY duh I'm dumb LOL :P
i meant HDTV'S are great when you have a HDMI cable they have great graphics
LOL again you already have a HDTV :P
This is stupid. I have to go out and buy a new component just to play this freaking game's two player feature? My brother even went out and bought an HD television so we could do this? WHat else? Do I need to buy a new Llama? A beach towel? How much more do I need to buy before I CAN PLAY MY *** GAME!?
No, there is no way around this. What I think they made it like this is because for SD televisions, the screen will not fit.
An example of this is Gears of War 3: The reason you can't quickly switch loadouts in Gears 3 was because for 480p TV sets, it would jump onto the 2nd player's screen.
I'm guessing the same happened to MineCraft and they did this restriction.