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I bought Minecraft last year and all went well until I bought a Mac. Now, the following sounds are either missing or very quiet:

  • Walking on any material.
  • Breaking materials.
  • Placing materials.

Pistons, doors and mob sounds are fine.

What can I do to fix this?

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Turn your sound up? – fredley Jan 8 '13 at 10:39

You might want to clear your [home]/Library/Application Support/minecraft/sounds folder.

It will then ingame download the sounds, i have read somewhere long while ago that you actually need to be in a world to do that. Don't know what happened about this bug.

You could aswell search for a ZIP of the .minecraft/sounds folder online.

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Run these commands in the Terminal:

cd ~/library/"application support"
rm -r minecraft

then download it again and install it.

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Done that countless times. No difference. – user1453094 Jan 8 '13 at 10:14
@user1453094 It's a little known fact that the that you download is not the game, it's just the installer/launcher, so redownloading it will never fix problems. To reinstall you have to do a forced download (in launchers Options), or remove the game files from their hidden install location and let the launcher reinstall them, as Jeffrey shows in the edited answer. – SevenSidedDie Jan 8 '13 at 18:14
@Jeffrey Deleting and redownloading doesn't do anything, so you should remove that advice from the answer. – SevenSidedDie Jan 8 '13 at 18:15
@SevenSidedDie, ok. – Shoe Jan 9 '13 at 0:29

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