I have Minecraft running on a Mac OS X Yosemite. When I click on it, a message shows me that it's "downloading runtime". I opened it a few times and it shows me the message again and again. Then I searched the web for answers that will help me get rid of it and then a sign popped-up in my browser saying that Minecraft can't open because Java isn't installed. But I heard that Java is not needed to open up Minecraft, right?
Although after an hour with my mom and I trying to sort out the problem I found out that Minecraft can be opened up by clicking the launcher.jar in
I was searching high and low for an answer for the problem I have specifically, so I decided to ask my question on how get rid of this "download runtime" thing when I run Minecraft directly.