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dennmat
Level 24 : Expert Engineer
Currently windows only, linux/mac coming soon.

Ignore the download from planetminecraft, forced me to have a zip without an exe. See below instead



What is it?

I built it initially as a command line tool to manage and launch multiple separate copies of Minecraft so I could mod them individually without affecting my vanilla world. Then I wanted a GUI so I built one, and came up with something super meta, a launcher to launch a launcher.

Its currently no where near v1.0 but its stable enough(I hope) and usable enough that I figured I'd get it out there. I call it v0.3.

Get It / DOWNLOAD

Note I don't have XP so anyone with XP want to let me know if it works(tested on 7)? It should.

Windows Installer: download from ad.fly :)
or direct link: download from mediafire :(

Linux/Mac: Coming soon (Its done, its just distributing it on this exposes the code, and its also a little harder, and it's pretty messy right now, so I'm currently refactoring and once the code is pretty I'll get these up. Don't want my name attached to gunk, yes this will be open source once I clean up the code, I'll also probly setup a github once that happens)

Usage

Currently there is a little bit of setup:
  • First time opening go to settings and set at a minimum your minecraft launcher location. (e.g. 'C:UsersyouDesktopMinecraft.exe')
  • You also will have to run this as administrator(right click>run as administrator) otherwise windows wont let Maltcraft start up the minecraft launcher.


Notes

This is the first release so I'll monitor this for a while and try to fix up reported issues in batches.

Contact

PMing me probly isnt the best idea, I created this account if people do happen to like this. So instead email: [email protected]

Known Issues

  • Some XP users are un-able to use it. (This is an event issue, working on figuring this out)
  • If you get a white screen then it crashes, it's most likely do to your graphics drivers not supporting OpenGL 2.0, most cards do, if this happens try updating your graphics drivers.


Planned Before 1.0
  • Shared themes across the minecrafts
  • Save sharing/copying across copies
  • Some sort of mod facilitator(not sure what I'm going to do here yet)
  • Importing of existing MineCraft copies outside of maltcraft


Let me know ideas, comments, suggestions.

Update 1 - 22nd September 2011

Just to let you guys know this is good and alive. It's not up fully yet but I've setup http://www.maltcraft.net and will post activity regarding MaltCraft there as well as here once I have it fully setup.

Mac/Linux users: I will be releasing these versions once I finish 0.5 which is nearing completion.
Progress: 30% Complete
Game Version:Minecraft 1.8 beta
Tags:Launcher, Multiple Minecrafts, Separate Vanilla, Minecraft

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  • Mom70
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Cake
  • September 29, 2012, 2:22 am
[size=10pt]1)Please make it able to label Minecrafts but not make them (there is minecraft installed in a folder, just label it in the program, so no amin permissions are required)[/size]
2)Apparently www.maltcraft.net has expired.
3)There are capitalization issues, which are annoying.
~Good work so far! Keep developing!
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  • Mom70
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Cake
  • June 8, 2012, 3:17 pm
Lucky 13th daimond! Good job!
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When I try to make a new minecraft, maltcraft immediately shuts down. And when I start it again, and try to make another one I need to fill in the path to the minecraft.exe again, and if I click on 'save' it quits again.

Is there a way to prevent this from happening again?
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  • RichGravy
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Architect
  • May 3, 2012, 3:48 pm
did you run it as an admin
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  • RichGravy
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Architect
  • March 3, 2012, 4:49 pm
Is it good and alive now?
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  • Sirlazer
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Miner
  • December 16, 2011, 5:03 am
Still working on it?
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  • thynder
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Modder
  • November 5, 2011, 1:23 am
is someone still working on it?

or is it done already?
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  • kqsharp
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • November 20, 2011, 12:10 pm
[size=small][color=rgb(34,34,34)][bgcolor=rgb(250,250,250)]Linux/Mac: Coming soon (Its done, its just distributing it on this exposes the code, and its also a little harder, and it's pretty messy right now, so I'm currently refactoring and once the code is pretty I'll get these up. Don't want my name attached to gunk, yes this will be open source once I clean up the code, I'll also probly setup a github once that happens)[/bgcolor][/color][/size]

[size=small][color=rgb(34,34,34)][bgcolor=rgb(250,250,250)]Copied directly above from the modders own words. Windows is finished(ish) and downloadable.[/bgcolor][/color][/size]
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  • kqsharp
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • November 20, 2011, 12:06 pm
Its done for all platforms (windows, mac, linux) but I guess mac and linux are sloppy so he's currently working on making it look better. So as a sum up answer: it depends what OS you use.
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  • Ham101
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Miner
  • November 3, 2011, 3:30 pm
I cant make a new new minecraft it says something of its properdies
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  • thynder
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Modder
  • November 20, 2011, 8:06 pm
Then the path to your minecraft.jar or .exe isn't correct. you need to change it in the settings
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  • jaisth
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Dragon
  • October 5, 2011, 10:01 am
WHen i open it then it crasheds
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  • Threepointnine
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Warrior
  • September 25, 2011, 1:16 pm
Can you add a mod maker/installer?
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  • kqsharp
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • September 23, 2011, 8:44 am
Any chance you could give me an estimate of when mac version is coming out? I would love to use this. :-)
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  • thynder
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Modder
  • September 22, 2011, 3:24 am
could you make it able to create mincraft copies of older versions?

most of the 1.7.3 mods haven't been updated, but i still want to use them.
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  • dennmat
  • Level 24
  • Expert Engineer
  • September 22, 2011, 6:09 pm
If you still have a copy of the minecraft 1.7 residing on your computer then you can set it up to do so. If not unfortunately no, and I currently don't have any 1.7s left. If you grab it from someone I'll let you know how to make it happen.
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  • thynder
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Modder
  • September 22, 2011, 10:33 pm
i've got a minecraft downgrader, with that i can downgrade it to every version until minecraft alpha 1.0.14
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  • csims16
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Engineer
  • February 27, 2012, 8:57 pm
it works for me
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  • jaisth
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Dragon
  • September 19, 2011, 7:17 am
When i download theres only the winrar file and when into it theres nothing
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  • darkjedi
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • September 19, 2011, 8:36 am
big bold red letters at teh top states ignore the planet minecraft download there is links below that to download it
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  • jaisth
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Dragon
  • September 20, 2011, 7:48 am
Ok Thanks.
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  • fakhouri1610
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • September 18, 2011, 4:55 pm
doesnt even open has some kind of an error ive got xp 98 help
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  • darkjedi
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • September 18, 2011, 5:58 pm
i cant get it to run on xp he does know about this. this is still a work in progress give him time
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  • jaisth
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Dragon
  • September 18, 2011, 1:37 am
Then im gonna try this Hope its good :)
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  • dennmat
  • Level 24
  • Expert Engineer
  • September 18, 2011, 3:32 am
Let me know
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  • jaisth
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Dragon
  • September 19, 2011, 7:16 am
Ok
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  • thynder
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Modder
  • September 18, 2011, 1:08 am
when i click edit i only get the settings screen, how can i add mods to those minecraft copy's?
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  • dennmat
  • Level 24
  • Expert Engineer
  • September 18, 2011, 3:31 am
In the settings looks at "Base Dir" that will be where all the copies get created and stored, so to mod them, for now you'll have to go to that dir and they'll be in there in their respective directories.
This is only temporary once its done you'll be able to mod straight from inside maltcraft.
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  • thynder
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Modder
  • September 18, 2011, 4:39 am
ok thanks, can't wait for it!:)
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  • MrsMom
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • September 17, 2011, 9:16 pm
Hello dennmat.

I'm a modder too (more like, getting into mods) and I was wondering, how you have 30% completion without MCP 1.8? If it is out, could you possibly link me to it? I'd appreciate it!
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  • dennmat
  • Level 24
  • Expert Engineer
  • September 18, 2011, 3:33 am
Not sure quite what you mean.
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  • rassweiler
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • September 17, 2011, 4:57 pm
Does this work on windows 95?
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  • AmortusR
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • September 17, 2011, 3:31 pm
Can you make servers with it?
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  • dennmat
  • Level 24
  • Expert Engineer
  • September 17, 2011, 3:32 pm
Not yet, planned feature though.
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  • jaisth
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Dragon
  • September 17, 2011, 2:32 am
Do it work for 1.8
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  • dennmat
  • Level 24
  • Expert Engineer
  • September 17, 2011, 10:28 am
Yup it does.
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  • IR_GRIM_KC
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Miner
  • September 16, 2011, 5:02 pm
love the idea. just going to wait for better stability... and as for an idea! maybe even for a next mod. a program that you install your mods to... so it can install them to minecraft... and a function, that allows you to toggle which mods are on or off. with the click of a button. (kinda like the zombe mod packs config.txt except with less clicky clicky)
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  • theflamingfist
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • September 16, 2011, 2:33 pm
it said tryed to expand sharapp file ????
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  • HakkeKoshu
  • Level 42
  • Master Ninja
  • September 16, 2011, 11:18 am
Err...quite the crash I got there. As soon as I try to run Maltcraft Windows tells me I can't use it.
Yes,I runned it as admin.
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  • dennmat
  • Level 24
  • Expert Engineer
  • September 16, 2011, 12:29 pm
What does windows say? Which version of windows?
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  • HakkeKoshu
  • Level 42
  • Master Ninja
  • September 16, 2011, 12:32 pm
Vista,and it simply whitescreens instantly saying that I can't use it. And that it's sending a report to Microsoft
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  • dennmat
  • Level 24
  • Expert Engineer
  • September 16, 2011, 12:34 pm
64 or 32 bit?
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  • HakkeKoshu
  • Level 42
  • Master Ninja
  • September 16, 2011, 12:34 pm
32
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  • dennmat
  • Level 24
  • Expert Engineer
  • September 17, 2011, 3:33 pm
So I managed to recreate it and get it to happen.
I was able to fix it on that machine by updating the graphics drivers.

So try that maybe and let me know?

Thanks
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  • HakkeKoshu
  • Level 42
  • Master Ninja
  • September 17, 2011, 6:36 pm
No good,I couldn't find a driver for my graphics card anyways,Intel doesn't support my 82945G Express anymore.
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  • dennmat
  • Level 24
  • Expert Engineer
  • September 16, 2011, 12:42 pm
Ok thanks, I'll look into it.
I've set up a trello to help track the status of stuff like this:
https://trello.com/board/maltcraft/4e73c13b4e2b5330a31feb80
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  • HakkeKoshu
  • Level 42
  • Master Ninja
  • September 16, 2011, 9:40 am
It took me a long time to decide if I should click the ad.fly link or the direct link :(
I clicked the ad.fly then. <_<
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  • darkjedi
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • September 16, 2011, 7:10 am
I just loaded it on my xp system and get an error what would you like from it for info
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  • dennmat
  • Level 24
  • Expert Engineer
  • September 16, 2011, 12:28 pm
Service Pack?
Did it crash in the installer or when you try to open Maltcraft?
Was there a message to the error?

Thanks, sorry for the wait I was at work
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  • darkjedi
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • September 16, 2011, 1:31 pm
it is SP 2 (will update tonight) and the error is this maltcraft-03.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience. i can get you more info from the report if you want just let me know when i go to run it i get error it loaded fine no issues

ok i just updated to SP 3 and still same error just to let you know
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  • darkjedi
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • September 16, 2011, 1:30 pm
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  • darkjedi
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • September 16, 2011, 6:03 am
Ty very nice program works great with vista. i will test it out later today on my xp laptop and let you know.
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  • dennmat
  • Level 24
  • Expert Engineer
  • September 16, 2011, 12:29 pm
Thanks that would be great
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  • sylergcs
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Robot
  • September 16, 2011, 5:43 am
nice idea mate ill get it when its a bit more stable, i could do with a minecraft manager iv got over 30 copys of the folder due to mods, my minecraft backup folder is 58gb :s
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man it keeps on telling me failed to copy minecraft launcher, proper permisions and i did run it as admin. what do u think is the problem
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  • dennmat
  • Level 24
  • Expert Engineer
  • September 16, 2011, 3:52 am
Which version of windows?
And make sure the path is the absolute path to the launcher. Including the name of the launcher:
e.g.: C:UsersmyaccountDesktopMinecraft.exe
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  • weston1108
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Skinner
  • September 16, 2011, 12:48 am
cool
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  • xconnor90
  • Level 42
  • Master Enderdragon
  • September 15, 2011, 9:43 pm
Very nice and only 30% complete nice job
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  • Ddiablorz
  • Level 21
  • Expert Geek
  • September 15, 2011, 9:15 pm
does it work in smp without mod or op?
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  • dennmat
  • Level 24
  • Expert Engineer
  • September 16, 2011, 3:57 am
Currently it's only really useful for the client.
But this is a good idea for servers as well. Adding to to-do
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  • smelligram
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • September 15, 2011, 8:40 pm
this is a great idea keep up the good work i cant wait for mac usage
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  • dennmat
  • Level 24
  • Expert Engineer
  • September 15, 2011, 8:43 pm
Thanks :), posted this on reddit got no views and no response at all was a little discouraging but this has gotten a lot more attention.
I'm almost done cleaning up the code then I'll have the linux/mac versions up.
Bed time now though then work tomorrow.
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  • smelligram
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • September 16, 2011, 1:43 am
huzza :)
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