Package Details: minecraft-launcher 2.1.17627-1

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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: 232
Popularity: 11.94
First Submitted: 2017-01-18 14:17
Last Updated: 2020-09-23 08:36

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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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sim590 commented on 2020-03-31 23:45

SKins are not working. The app says that the system doesn't support WebGL.

prismavoid08 commented on 2020-03-29 19:18

I downloaded this launcher for Arch, but I am having the problem that every few seconds the player will turn instantly and be facing in a random direction, basically making the game unplayable. I had the same problem recently in Manjaro and I'm not sure how to fix it.

gustafla commented on 2020-03-29 15:09

It seems the launcher requires gconf, which is obsolete and not available in the main Arch repo, to run at all. I tried to remove the dependency from the PKGBUILD but it wouldn't run before installing gconf from AUR.

Bramken commented on 2020-03-28 11:02

When i try to execute the launcher in terminal this is what i get :

terminate called after throwing an instance of 'std::logic_error'
  what():  basic_string::_M_construct null not valid
[1]    11433 abort (core dumped)  minecraft-launcher
Do you have any idea of where the error is coming from please ? To install the package i did like in the wiki.

Ordoviz commented on 2020-03-24 06:00

@milaskiller Try installing it using the official method. Open a terminal and type:

git clone
cd minecraft-launcher
makepkg -si

If any errors occur during this process, we are more likely to help you.

milaskiller commented on 2020-03-23 08:56

hi could anyone help me. i keep having this problem where it cant find the tatget. then it refrenses where the tar.gz file is.

chenjunyu19 commented on 2020-03-20 06:24

@petr Maybe you need to change the code looking up the libraries?

chenjunyu19@chenjunyu19-Linux ~> pacman -Q libglvnd 
libglvnd 1.3.1-1
chenjunyu19@chenjunyu19-Linux ~> minecraft-launcher
[0320/] Failed to load /opt/minecraft-launcher/swiftshader/ /opt/minecraft-launcher/swiftshader/ 无法打开共享对象文件: 没有那个文件或目录
[0320/] Exiting GPU process due to errors during initialization
[0320/] Failed to load /opt/minecraft-launcher/swiftshader/ /opt/minecraft-launcher/swiftshader/ 无法打开共享对象文件: 没有那个文件或目录
[0320/] Exiting GPU process due to errors during initialization
[0320/] Failed to load /opt/minecraft-launcher/swiftshader/ /opt/minecraft-launcher/swiftshader/ 无法打开共享对象文件: 没有那个文件或目录
[0320/] Exiting GPU process due to errors during initialization
[0320/] Failed to load /opt/minecraft-launcher/swiftshader/ /opt/minecraft-launcher/swiftshader/ 无法打开共享对象文件: 没有那个文件或目录
[0320/] Exiting GPU process due to errors during initialization

petr commented on 2020-03-16 13:59

Updated to current release.

RE skins not working: It works for me without any of the symlinking/copying. Are you sure that's necessary? Or is just adding libglvnd as a dependency enough?

niva commented on 2020-03-16 10:47

Hm, it is a popular packet and out of date for quite some time. :(

gardenappl commented on 2020-03-12 11:07

It would be very cool if you implemented the changes suggested by @chenjunyu19 into the PKGBUILD.