How many gigs of internet does it cost to download Minecraft on my PC. I only have seventy gigs, so I am afraid it will use them all.

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    I can definitely assure you it isn't anywhere near 70Gb. – Timmy Jim Oct 28 '16 at 23:56
  • does that mean more or less than seventy – user170112 Oct 28 '16 at 23:59
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    I'm going to take a wild guess and say very much less. – Vemonus Oct 29 '16 at 0:02
  • I guess the comment could have been taken either way, but I meant less. – Timmy Jim Oct 29 '16 at 0:03
  • While downloading the game has already been explained you should keep in mind that playing the game eats some traffic as well. Especially Multiplayer games will keep talking to the big white cloud. – dly Dec 7 '16 at 13:03

The installer is 2.2 MB. After the game is installed the size of the launcher's directory is ~146 MB (~141MB of this is in the runtime folder).

The actual game files are downloaded and stored separately from the launcher. The size of the actual game will vary depending on what versions you have downloaded, as the launcher has the capability to play older versions of Minecraft. The total size of the .minecraft folder (where the game is actually stored) excluding the versions and assets\indexes folders is ~148MB (~132MB of this is inside assets\objects).

I exclude the versions and assets\indexes folders as these are the folders whose sizes will vary depending on which and how many versions of Minecraft you have downloaded. Looking at versions 1.11 and 1.10.2:

  • 1.10.2
    • versions = ~8.46MB
    • assets\indexes = ~143KB
  • 1.11
    • versions = ~8.77MB
    • assets\indexes = ~154KB

So the .minecraft folder with versions 1.10.2 and 1.11 downloaded would be about ~165MB. As I have said, this size can vary depending on which versions you have downloaded.

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If you're talking about the installer, 1.10.2 is just about 200MB. (0.2GB)

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  • this is incorrect. the downloaded installer (from the offical site) is only about 2MB, the launcher is about 140MB and the game is about 150MB depending on versions – Memor-X Dec 7 '16 at 11:38

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