Mac / MacOS Instructions

The following instructions are for those looking to install and access the White Sands BETA via their Mac with a MacOS operating system. STEP 1: Download the latest version of Java here. Run the downloaded program and follow the instructions to completion. You may see this popup; simply click Open.

STEP 2: Create a Microsoft account via If you already have one, you can skip this step. STEP 3: Purchase and install Minecraft Java Edition via The cost is $26.95. It should give you an option to download and install the launcher post purchase - but if it doesn't, you can download and install via STEP 4: Create a HYTOPIA account via If you already have one, you can skip this step. STEP 5: Login to HYTOPIA and connect your Ethereum wallet(s) to your HYTOPIA account. You can do this by clicking Change Main Wallet or Add Secondary Wallet via the available menus. Make sure the wallet holding your White Sands NFTs is included.

NOTE: This process will ask you to switch to the Polygon network via MetaMask; simply follow the prompts. After your wallet(s) are connected to HYTOPIA, you can optionally set MetaMask back to Ethereum Mainnet via the top menu dropdown. STEP 6: Run the Minecraft Launcher and login with your Windows account. HYTOPIA requires Minecraft version 1.17.1. To install this specific version, click the Installations tab and click the New Installation button.

Next you'll name the installation (where it says Type Name Here in the below screenshot) and select Version 1.17.1. Then click Create in the bottom right corner.

STEP 7: Navigate back to the Play tab at the top of Minecraft and ensure that your new 1.17.1 installation is selected in the bottom left dropdown. Then click PLAY.

Once Minecraft fully loads for the first time, close out of the game entirely. STEP 8: Download OptiFine version 1.17.1 here. Run the downloaded file and install OptiFine. You may see a pop-up warning that looks like this:

If you see this warning, go to Start (Apple Icon) > System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General and select Open Anyway.

STEP 9: Open the Minecraft launcher again. In the bottom left menu, you should now see OptiFine as an available option. Select it and then click PLAY.

STEP 10: Once Minecraft is open, click Options at the bottom of the screen. Then click Video Settings and then click Shaders. You'll see a button in the bottom left called Shaders Folder. Click on this and it will launch a new folder window. Leave this open. STEP 11: Download the Project Luma Shader Pack here. This is the recommended Shader Pack for Mac users. It will download as a .zip file. Place this file directly into the folder window that launched in Step 10 above. You do not need to extract the .zip file. STEP 12: Return to Minecraft and you should now see the Shader Pack that you downloaded available as an option. Select projectLUMA and click Done.

STEP 13: Return to the main Minecraft menu and click Multiplayer. Then click Add Server. Type and you're done! Welcome to White Sands!

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