Package Details: minecraft-launcher 2.1.14403-1

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Package Base: minecraft-launcher
Description: Official Minecraft Launcher
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Keywords: game minecraft
Licenses: All Rights Reserved
Conflicts: minecraft-launcher-beta
Provides: minecraft-launcher-beta
Submitter: shoghicp
Maintainer: petr (marcio.oliveira)
Last Packager: petr
Votes: 203
Popularity: 23.46
First Submitted: 2017-01-18 14:17
Last Updated: 2020-05-18 16:55

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petr commented on 2018-12-20 09:56

The java version is ... problematic. The current version of the base game will work with any Java version. So will some of the very old game versions that do not use launchwrapper.

Java 8 is required for all legacy versions, and all modded versions of the game (except for some experimental builds of Forge for 1.13). It makes sense to require it, because easily, 99% of the various ways to play the game DO require it. Roughly half of the players play modded regularly.

Fixing the old and modded versions is a non-trivial (almost intractable) task. Fixing Java would require forking it and maintaining the fork. Java runtimes of different versions are installable side-by-side. The launcher needing 'a java 8 runtime' should not prevent you from installing and using a different one.

If you have any suggestions about how to improve this situation, I'm all ears. However, using Java 9+ by default would introduce major issues.

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HighlyIllogical commented on 2020-05-24 03:06

For those having trouble getting the latest version to launch try launching from the terminal with LC_ALL=C minecraft-launcher

This can also be set as a variable in the .desktop file directly or in the application launcher in your DE of choice, eg env LC_ALL=C /opt/minecraft-launcher/minecraft-launcher

settyness commented on 2020-05-20 07:20

I just want to point out again that this package was flagged out of date well before a new launcher version was actually released. The launcher will probably still report a new version when a new beta is available.

epicbruhh commented on 2020-05-18 11:25

Updated, Minecraft Launcher just released a new version with few bug fixes:

Put these in your PKGBUILD to get new version until @petr decide to update it.




epicbruhh commented on 2020-05-18 05:32

Those who are bothered by the new version notification, here is actual "recent" version (from tar.gz file download from Minecraft website: & running launcher using ./minecraft-launcher file after extracting.)


in sha256 sum, replace the first hash with this: e525c31bd6bacb7483929a674a5c8515a8ebb1b3f67ffd018f6f12a84f4e7051

Edit: Release Notes

@petr you might want to update this. This package has been flagged out of date for long time now.

niva commented on 2020-05-14 23:06

Hm, it is out of date for a while and it is one of the most popular packages in the AUR. Is there anything we can do petr? Could you update it soon?

dwzg commented on 2020-05-04 14:56

@alx365 @prismavoid08 I fixed this problem by setting "Raw Input" in Options -> Controls -> Mouse Settings to OFF (in the Minecraft settings). Maybe this will help you!

alx365 commented on 2020-05-01 18:44

@sim590 i have the same issue of the player just turning around randomly on manjaro

Cervox commented on 2020-04-19 22:06

Can we really be blamed though for this?

settyness commented on 2020-04-17 10:43 we go again. For whatever reason, the release of certain launchers, listed as beta on the official wiki, continue to trigger "new version available" prompts. This seems to make minecraft-launcher-beta redundant.

Either way, this is what's causing users to perpetually flag this package out of date.

CerberPup commented on 2020-04-01 15:52

For anyone having issues with skins tab. just link required libraries to directory where launcher is looking for

sudo mkdir -p /opt/minecraft-launcher/swiftshader
sudo ln -s /lib64/ /opt/minecraft-launcher/swiftshader/
sudo ln -s /lib64/ /opt/minecraft-launcher/swiftshader/