Talk:Minecraft launcher

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History section out of date[edit]

The history section only shows a handful of versions. Then, for some reason, the changes for a much larger number of updates is listed in a table underneath instead of the history section. That other table has changes listed almost entirely as "unknown". For whatever reason, I have not received any automatic updates since Minecraft Launcher 1.6.73. Looking at the pictures at the top of the page for 2.0.847, the GUI is unrecognizable. Shouldn't the history section of the launcher use similar formatting to the history section of everything else on this wiki? And can we please update the history section to specify at least visual changes and note that additional details are welcome?

p.s. I have no idea why the picture of the old launcher I embedded is on the right instead of under this section. Could someone please fix that for me?

NickNackGus (talk) 00:13, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

Minecraft Launcher 1.6.73-j
Every other page on the wiki has a history section that increments with versions of the game -- this was the of the launcher as well, up until the 1.6 launcher. Then it got the ability to release independently of the Minecraft version. That's why the two different sections.
To roll those entries into the normal, standard looking history section, we'd have to update the {{history}} template to work with launcher versions. And this just hasn't been done yet. Yes, it would look better.
As for asking for additional details on old versions, I'm not sure anyone is in a position to actually supply those details, so I doubt that making an explicit ask would be fruitful.
Having watched the development of the launcher, it seems like the list has been pretty comprehensive. Some updates made no visual change that anyone was able to tell, and this is understandable because sometimes there are just bug fixes and things like that under the hood. But yeah, having all those 'unknowns' is unsatisfying. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 01:56, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

Renaming[edit]

The section that describes "Time Machine" should be renamed to "Backward Compatibility". This is more suitable.--Skylord wars (talk) 11:10, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

Petr Mrázek[edit]

Has anyone else noticed this tweet, and should it maybe be mentioned here in at least some capacity? jjlr (talk) 11:33, 25 May 2018 (UTC)

Omit the "Minecraft" on the title[edit]

I think the name "Java Edition Launcher" or simply "launcher" would better suit the article. The "Minecraft" bit is redundant, considering this entire wiki is about Minecraft. Thoughts? --HaydenBobMutthew Talk 13:55, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

 No support at this time, for reasons similar to why I wouldn't support renaming "Minecraft Website" to "Website". --Pokechu22 (talk) 15:10, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
How about "Java Edition Launcher"? --HaydenBobMutthew Talk 15:12, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
 Support That would avoid confusion, since bedrock edition doesn't have a launcher. 85.76.72.200 04:51, 1 August 2018 (UTC)
Late  Support since the java pages will also be prefixed soon. – Nixinova Nixinova sig1.png Nixinova sig2.png 02:05, 7 March 2019 (UTC)
It was now moved. – Nixinova Nixinova sig1.png Nixinova sig2.png 05:56, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

Split launcher history[edit]

I propose a "launcher version history" page and to also split the individual versions into their own pages, as the content is becoming large and they now have beta versions. I already split Minecraft Launcher 2.1.2474 and nobody seemed to mind (or notice). Should the rest be split? – Nixinova Nixinova sig1.png Nixinova sig2.png 06:20, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

 I agree that we should do this. There are too many versions listed here. MoMoCool2005 | Talk•••Contributions•••Logs 20:40, 10 April 2019 (UTC)
 I agree Meylody (talk) 10:52, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
 I agree Delvin4519 (talk) 15:33, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Renaming[edit]

I think this page should be renamed yet again to "Minecraft Launcher" as Minecraft: Java Edition is now a tab of the launcher next to News and probably Minecraft Dungeons soon. - Hugman_76 [ User page Talk page Contributions ] 16:16, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

 Support. -BDJP (t|c) 16:48, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
 Support - Magiczocker (talk) 16:51, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
 Support - Ellaflowercutie (talk) 07:39, 15 June 2019 (UTC)
 SupportHalfOfAKebab (talk, contribs) 06:08, 6 August 2019 (UTC)

What about to just "Launcher"? – Nixinova Nixinova sig1.png Nixinova sig2.png 07:42, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

 Support "Minecraft Launcher". Note: It needs to say "Minecraft Launcher" and not "launcher" as we wouldn't title the minecraft website page as "website", but "Minecraft website". Delvin4519 (talk) 15:34, 16 June 2019 (UTC)
The website is titled "Minecraft.net", and the launcher will expand to games other than core Minecraft soon. – Nixinova Nixinova sig1.png Nixinova sig2.png 05:44, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
Do we know this, or are you guessing? It's not uncommon for companies to advertise their new games in launchers for this old ones. Is the Minecraft Dungeons tab not just going to be a link to buy the new game? MajrTalk
Contribs
12:29, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
This article. Quoting from the article:

The Launcher app is currently a starting point for playing Minecraft: Java Edition, but we envision a future where it will become so much more! It’ll be the home for our future games within the Minecraft universe, and therefore we’ve started the journey of rethinking how the Launcher will work and look.

“our future games within the Minecraft universe” is a link to the Minecraft Dungeons announcement. -BDJP (t|c) 12:53, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
  • The launcher files contain images for a Minecraft Dungeons tab, so yes it most likely will be added; see also the quote above. – Nixinova Nixinova sig1.png Nixinova sig2.png 21:12, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
 Support, but there's no need to move immediately, for now. --Lxazl5770zh.admin) 09:19, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
It sort of does, as the many pages about the launcher are inconsistent. – Nixinova Nixinova sig1.png Nixinova sig2.png 05:44, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
 Support "Minecraft Launcher" as that is the name of the program. As said elsewhere, it will contain Dungeons but that is still a Minecraft game, unlike some other games by Mojang. --Robotkoer (talk) 17:18, 1 October 2019 (UTC)
 Done. Moved to "Minecraft launcher". I have no personal objections to moving to simply "Launcher", but moving to "Minecraft launcher" is what was most heavily discussed and supported.--Madminecrafter12 (Talk to me | View what I've done) 14:14, 5 November 2019 (UTC)

just wondering...[edit]

just wondering... how do you get an older version of the launcher? --173.180.201.172 16:14, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

Impossible. The launcher automatically updates itself when a new version is released. -BDJP (t|c) 16:21, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

what if you dilete the minecraft updater?????? --173.180.201.172 22:13, 30 June 2019 (UTC)

launcher 2.1.5387 (d5f0ae544bfc776d9523eef956933480a58d90e7)[edit]

it creates .minecraft even if --workDir is specifed. it uses it to launcher logfile. 87.93.7.94 20:29, 2 July 2019 (UTC)