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the program that starts Minecraft. Can also be used to change skins, view release notes and more. Please also use [minecraft-java-edition] on questions with this tag.

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Run minecraft in offline mode using terminal

I want to create small launcher on python and i want to run Minecraft in offline mode it means without account using terminal or cmd.
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Windows 10 OS not letting me open Minecraft launcher offline

Anytime my internet goes down, I still want to play Minecraft. On a Windows 11 laptop I can access my Minecraft launcher even when I don't have a connection; however, on Windows 10 (a different PC), ...
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How to change minecraft skin in alpha version

Recently I tried to change my skin in minecraft alpha, but it wont change. I've went into the .jar file of the related version, and changed the char.png file to a new one, but minecraft launcher keeps ...
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Minecraft Launcher: Launching Minecraft Java asks for Username Even When Already Has

I have already used Minecraft Java a few times to play Hypixel, but I stopped for a month or so to try out Bedrock. I know I still have an account (through checking my account in brower), but when I ...
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How to switch account in Minecraft Launcher

I own multiple Minecraft Accounts (now migrated to Microsoft Accounts). I want to choose which one to use when starting Minecraft. The official Minecraft Launcher appears to have an interface for this,...
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Change installation path of Minecraft Launcher? (Not the game)

When downloading and installing the minecraft launcher from the offical website, there is no step for me to choose the install path and its always in C:\XboxGames. Anyway for me to change the path ...
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Minecraft updater keeps crashing and the client exits

macos V12.0.1 Macbook air 2020 m1 chip When I try and open minecraft, it opens for a split second then shuts down from what can tell it's the updater when it first runs. (no error/warning screens) I ...
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Why does the Minecraft launcher sometimes still show the 1.17 layout?

Now with version 1.18(.1) the Minecraft launcher layout looks different again, but sometimes when it needs longer to load the 1.17 layout still appears before being overlaid by the new 1.18 one. Why ...
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2 Minecraft versions on diff laptops using same login

I got my son Minecraft on the family laptop and when he got his own laptop got him Minecraft Java (and same for his sister) with the idea for me to play Minecraft with them via Multiplayer. Issue is ...
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Unable to launch Minecraft Java Edition, error code 0x803F8001

First time getting Minecraft Java, if I try to open the launcher, it gives me this error: Minecraft Launcher is currently not available in your account. Make sure you are signed in to the Store and ...
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I can't figure out how to start up Minecraft Java Edition

I downloaded Minecraft Java Edition on my Windows 11 and downloaded the launcher, but I can't open the actual Minecraft. When I open the launcher, it sends me to the "Welcome to Minecraft" ...
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Bug on Microsoft launcher

Minecraft Java launcher falsely states that internet is not available but it is and works with every other application. Brand new computer with nothing installed (Christmas Present). The error seems ...
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How do I add the new Minecraft launcher to Steam?

With the new update in which you have a Minecraft launcher for Java, Microsoft, and dungeons editions, Steam won't always let you see it in the list of non-steam games when you try to add it to Steam. ...
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Can Minecraft: Java Edition be opened using the Terminal on MacOS?

I play Minecraft Java Edition, but the launcher takes too long to load. Is it possible to use a command on my macOS's Terminal to manually launch Minecraft?
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Minecraft Launcher won't load?

See, this is a strange one. I couldn't find anywhere on the internet with a solution to the problem, they were all similar but different. When I click on the Minecraft launcher, it starts. But it ...
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Minecraft Launcher won't open at all

I have attempted to run the Minecraft launcher several times but it won't respond at all. It has previously worked just fine on this machine, the only thing different is that my OS (Windows 10) ...
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How do I allow Minecraft launcher to access the memory that I allocated to act as ram? [closed]

So I have a potato pc and I’m broke but I still want to play Minecraft. I can’t allocate but about 3304MBs to Minecraft because I have 4GBs of installed ram. I have about 20GBs of memory allocated as ...
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I am using Hamachi and tlauncher to play with my friends. But if I quit the game thr server gets closed. How do i leave and still my friends can play? [closed]

I found many things to play survival multiplayer but none worked except Hamachi. But if I am done and my friends aren't they also have to quit force fully because the server gets closed if I leave. We ...
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How can I stop Minecraft Launcher from requiring Microsoft sign-in every launch?

My son plays Minecraft Java Edition on Kubuntu 20.04. Up until recently (a couple weeks ago), it would always log him in automatically. Then, it stopped doing this, and prompted him to choose "...
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How do I fix a corrupted minecraft file?

I can open the minecraft launcher, but after I log in, the game doesn't open. I have tried the solution to go to %appdata% and delete the minecraft. file, but I can't delete the file. When I try to ...
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When I try to launch Minecraft on the launcher, it says "already joined game as this user" but I only have one Minecraft account which is on my PC

For some reason when I try to launch Minecraft it says that its already launched on the same account, but I only have Minecraft launcher which is on the PC I'm currently using to type this. I don't ...
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What is the fastest Minecraft launcher for versions 1.17 or 1.16.5? [closed]

Which Minecraft launcher gives the best performance in lower end computers? My specs are as follows (I know pretty old...): 3.7 GiB Ram Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2310M CPU @ 2.10GHz (1 physical processor; ...
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minecraft launcher wont connect to internet

when I open the launcher it says I can only play Minecraft offline. When I click the try again button to reconnect it doesn't work. I was trying to buy mc dungeons but that wouldn't even work even ...
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Minecraft Skin Overlay

I painted my own Minecraft skin in paint in 64*64 pixel in .png. But my Minecraft Launcher does not show them when I add them. What can I do to make him show my Overlays? (Yes, I put anything in ...
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My Minecraft Launcher won't update

I have a problem where my launcher isn't the newest one on my PC... I have the old one and it wasn't really an issue for me until I tried to download a shader pack and couldn't do it. Does anyone know ...
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How to start launcher Minecraft in offline mode in a mac

I want to play on a local server with online mode false, but when I turn off wifi, instead of showing the play offline button, it shows the login screen. How do I get around this?
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How can I stop the Minecraft Launcher from downloading java?

Every time I launch the new native Minecraft launcher it downloads java, and right after that I delete it. I already have java installed, I don't want it to be installed again. I also already have my ...
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How to have separate .minecraft directories?

I want to download a Minecraft hack client, and I want to keep it separate from my main .minecraft folder because I play on Hypixel, and I don't want to get banned. How can I have separate directories?...
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Mine craft launcher turns grey when I attempt to load it

I’ve recently bought a brand new MacBook and I bought Minecraft from the official site too, everything was working smoothly up until a few days ago. Now, whenever I go to click on the grass block to ...
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How to fix your minecraft launcher when it turns gray and crashes

Lets say that when you open your Minecraft Launcher you don't see anything and it is all gray. When you click on the launcher it says it is no longer responding and crashes.
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How do I get rid of the old Minecraft launcher?

I have a problem where my launcher isn't the newest one on my PC... I have the old one and it wasn't really an issue for me until I tried to download a shader pack and couldn't do it. Does anyone know ...
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3rd party Minecraft Launcher

With a 3rd party Minecraft Launcher (Such as GDLauncher), do you still have to buy Minecraft Java Edition from minecraft.net?
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Minecraft won’t leave full screen in Windows 10

When we click on Minecraft launcher in menu bar it goes immediately to full screen and mouse has no cursor on the screen so the only option is via keyboard ‘ctrl alt delete’ sign out of computer. We ...
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Minecraft isn’t showing my installations on Arch Linux

I recently re-installed my laptop with Arch Linux and so naturally i installed the Minecraft launcher. I then made a symbolic link ~/.minecraft pointing to the directory where i kept my minecraft ...
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How do I stop the Minecraft launcher from warning me about using modified Minecraft installs

The Minecraft launcher recently updated to add support for Microsoft accounts, it also changed the background and added a warning when I hover over modified profiles in the selection tab (This ...
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How do I revert to an older version of the Minecraft launcher?

The new version of the Minecraft launcher is the worst launcher version in my opinion. I can't use mods and many things. How do I revert to an older version of the Minecraft launcher?
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Can I add an account to my Minecraft launcher?

I purchased Minecraft Java edition a while ago but now I would like to add another account to my launcher. I don't want to have to buy the game again - this account is just so someone else can play on ...
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Minecraft: Java Edition stuck on download

So, I currently have Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition installed on my computer, and I wanted to play the Java Edition as well. But once I was finally able to actually get the java launcher to work, the ...
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How do I change my .minecraft folder location in the old launcher?

I know that there's a way to change the minecraft folder location in the newer launchers, but how do I do it in 1.5.2? I've tried to move the roaming folder and searched online, but none of the ...
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Why can't I log into the old Minecraft: Java Edition launcher? Throws InvalidCredentialsExeption [duplicate]

I know for a fact that the information is right, but when I try to log in, it says: InvalidCredentialsException: Invalid credentials. Invalid username or password. The launcher's version is 1.6.89-j (...
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Is there a way to open Minecraft without using the launcher at all?

Is there a way to open Minecraft without using the launcher? My launcher is taking a long time to open and I do not want to wait so long before I can actually play the game.
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How can I change the location of the .minecraft directory in the 2.1 Launcher?

I don't want to have the .minecraft folder in the %APPDATA% folder. How can I move it somewhere else? I'm using Launcher version 2.1, that looks like this:
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Minecraft launcher saying it's already running when it isn't

I have no idea how to fix this. Clicking "Start anyway" crashes the launcher by the way. I have already tried reinstalling Minecraft (3 times), I've restarted my computer countless times and ...
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In Minecraft, how to make every world have it's own modpacks?

I have like 5-6 worlds that I use and every of them needs a different mod setup. I am slowly run out of folders mods1, mods2, mods_, .. for each of the world, where mods is the current time launching ...
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How can I run the minecraft client on CentOS 7?

I have CentOS 7.7 installed on my system. I've downloaded Minecraft.tar.gz from the official download site and when I try to run its minecraft-launcher binary I get the following errors: ./minecraft-...
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Cannot run Minecraft on Windows 7

I started playing Minecraft a few years back but then quit. Now I'm wanting to play it again but whenever I click on the Minecraft Launcher these messages show up: Can anyone help please? I have ...
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With the new Minecraft launcher, is there a way to change the .minecraft folder without manually specifying the Java path for every profile?

I am aware of the --workDir command line option, and I am using it to change the location of the .minecraft folder. However, any profile I try to launch does not find the javaw.exe file (which is ...
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Minecraft Launcher not listing v1.14 in versions dropdown

So on my kid's Windows machine, the Minecraft launcher's version dropdown list does not include v1.14. It only lists up to v1.12.2. What do we need to do to get it to list v1.14?
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How do I delete Forge's profile from the Minecraft launcher? [duplicate]

I deleted my old Forge from the versions folder and completely off my Mac, but it's still in my launcher and I can't delete it. It's not even an option and I have no idea why. Unfortunately, I can't ...
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How can I delete Minecraft Forge from the Minecraft launcher?

On the new Minecraft launcher, I downloaded forge for a mod that I liked. However, the mod was for a later version, so I tried to delete it. The problem is, the delete button doesn't show up. How can ...
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