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    Minecraftier

    UPDATED: 2013-08-15. Do not use, this is outdated!

    Minecraftier is a lightweight app for managing Minecraft.
    It can do this for you:

    • Install Minecraft and add a systemwide launcher to start it
    • Update LWJGL (can fix blackscreen, mouse-issues or various glitches)
    • Reserve RAM for Minecraft
    • Create new Minecraft-launchers wherever you want em
    • Reset Minecraft (You'll get a vanilla install, except that savefiles is intact)
    • Launch Minecraft
    • Debug Minecraft (Saves runtime-log to user-selected location)
    • Uninstall Minecraft
    • Install Java (OpenJDK 7)
    • Backup all your savefiles and settings
    • Restore a previously created backup
    • Help you translate glyphs from ingame (Standard Galactic Alphabet)
    • Install Forge & Forge Modloader for Minecraft 1.5.2
    • Install Optifine HD for Minecraft 1.5.2, adds loads of graphic-options to Minecraft (highly recommended!)
    • Assist with installing Mods
    • And a few more

    Download latest version from Github

    Instructions:
    Download Minecraftier to your computer
    Open up the archive and enter the "minecraftier-master" folder
    Drag minecraftier to your desktop (or any other folder)
    Doubleclick minecraftier and choose run

    Alternatively you may download to your desktop using this command:
    Code:
    cd `xdg-user-dir DESKTOP` && wget https://github.com/rikardjo/minecraftier/archive/master.zip && unzip -j master.zip minecraftier-master/minecraftier -d . && rm master.zip
    In case your unable to run it, and it only opens up in a texteditor, make it executable first.

    If it still won't run, paste this in a terminal to make Nautilus to ask you if you want to run executable files:
    Code:
    gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.preferences executable-text-activation ask
    Then try doubleclicking minecraftier again.

    Video Instructions:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTsfVXdccMs


    Screenshot:



    You'll see a GPLv3 license-agreement upon start, I wanted to be both clear and a cool kid so I added it. Upon accepting your total freedom of using Minecraftier it stores a settingsfile in /tmp so that you don't need to accept every time you run it. (only after each reboot, but that will be fixed soon)

    More ideas when I get the time is to improve the ugly glyph-translator. It's something I threw together in JS rather quick. Also splitting up menus into several sub-windows might be something. Feel free to come up with ideas.

    And enjoy Minecraftier!
    Last edited by DarkAmbient; September 15th, 2013 at 03:31 AM. Reason: Updated

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    Re: Easy Minecraft-installer

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkAmbient View Post
    Wrote this installer some time ago, but updated it a lot today.



    Download: Minecraft-installer

    Download the installer, rightclick it and go to the permissions tab. Then make it executable. (not sure on the correct string in english Ubuntu, someone fill me in please)

    Then with a few button-clicks you may:

    1. Install Minecraft w/ custom launcher added to your menu/dash
    2. Fix the black-screen-issue
    3. Set amount of memory to reserve for Minecraft
    4. Uninstall Minecraft
    5. Install java or remove+install other version of java


    Please try it and let me know of any bugs, suggestion... This is all written from Arch Linux, so I'm unable to try "Ubuntu-specific stuff" like apt-get.. I plan on updating both this post and this script so.. help

    It depends on packages zenity, xterm and wget, but I'm pretty sure all packages comes with Ubuntu.(?)

    In the future i plan on adding progressbar for downloads. And an option (a working one) to backup the players worlds. Also cross-distro-support.

    Have funzy!
    Yes, you are right that you have to right click > Properties > permissions > Allow executing file as a program. And yes, executable is what you would call it in English

    Is it supposed to create a new txt file called 0?

    Minecraft does not install at all when I try to install it. This could be my machine, I'm not sure, Terminal is saying "unexpected operator" and "illegal number", if you need the exact terminal text, just ask.

    When I had the .minecraft folder ready and working, it never recognized minecraft as installed, so everything else did not work.

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    Re: Easy Minecraft-installer

    Quote Originally Posted by asdk View Post
    Yes, you are right that you have to right click > Properties > permissions > Allow executing file as a program. And yes, executable is what you would call it in English

    Is it supposed to create a new txt file called 0?

    Minecraft does not install at all when I try to install it. This could be my machine, I'm not sure, Terminal is saying "unexpected operator" and "illegal number", if you need the exact terminal text, just ask.

    When I had the .minecraft folder ready and working, it never recognized minecraft as installed, so everything else did not work.
    Thanks for your reply! Bash is a peculiar langauge, but I'm pretty sure I've fixed all the issues now. Even added a visual progress-bar on downloads while at it. Will update mainpost in a min.
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    Re: Easy Minecraft-installer

    Thanks for the update, everything works now

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    Re: Easy Minecraft-installer,

    Nice app.

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    Re: Easy Minecraft-installer,

    Quote Originally Posted by kostkon View Post
    Nice app.
    thank you! And its just been updated to work even better!

    Edit: updated it again.. had a typo/error in the script, until now.
    Last edited by DarkAmbient; September 9th, 2012 at 07:58 PM.
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    Re: Easy Minecraft-installer,

    Hello, Dark Ambient

    Thanks so much for all the effort you have put into this downloader/fixer/etc

    I do however receive an error when I attempt to run your bash script

    ./minecraftinstaller120906.sh: 314: ./minecraftinstaller120906.sh: Bad substitution
    Any help is much obliged!

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    Re: Easy Minecraft-installer,

    Quote Originally Posted by RLewellen View Post
    Hello, Dark Ambient

    Thanks so much for all the effort you have put into this downloader/fixer/etc

    I do however receive an error when I attempt to run your bash script

    Any help is much obliged!
    Hi, thank you for mentioned it!

    I have honestly no idea what caused the bad substitution. Re-tested all the options again, no errors on my front. Might be due to me running Arch and is unable to try it on Ubuntu atm (Ubuntu-machine is broken) But i've fiddled around a lot now, will upload in a few sec. I'd love it if you could try again and let me know if it works.

    It doesn't seem like I can edit first post anymore, so I'll make a new one.
    Last edited by DarkAmbient; September 12th, 2012 at 02:37 PM.
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    Re: Easy Minecraft-installer

    Updated 2012-09-12

    Minecraftinstaller can do this for you:

    • Install Minecraft and add a launcher to your application-menu / dash
    • Fix the black-screen-issue (by updating the LWJGL-files)
    • Set amount of RAM to reserve for Minecraft
    • Uninstall Minecraft
    • Install java (or a different version of java)
    • (next release) Backup your worlds


    (Oh and don't laugh at my computers cccp-specs)



    >> DOWNLOAD-LINK <<


    It is totally safe to install Minecraft with this installer even if you've been playing Minecraft on your computer since before. In fact, the minecraft.jar you normally start with is not needed and can be removed before/after installing using this.


    To run Minecraftinstaller:

    Save file to your computer then rightclick it, choose properties
    Go to the permissions-tab, then make it executable
    Close properties and run the installer by doubleclicking



    Alternatively you may start from the terminal with:
    Code:
    ./minecraftinstaller120912.sh
    or make it executable from the terminal:

    Code:
    chmod +x minecraftinstaller120912.sh
    then start by doubleclicking minecraftinstaller120912.sh

    (In both terminal-examples we assume you downloaded the minecraftinstaller to your homefolder)


    update 2012/09/12:
    Reworked the way the installer figure out stuff, and how it presents it.
    Added a funny clock, since last version was made. =)
    Users can now go to this thread from inside the installer.
    No duplicates of downloaded files anymore

    In the future I plan on making the option to backup your worlds to work.

    Let me know if something is not working, or if you got any suggestions.

    Enjoy!
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    Re: Easy Minecraft-installer,

    No matter what i try it sticks on Done Loading, I see this is a common issue and everything i try and cannot get it to move on past it. any ideas?
    running ubuntu 12.04 on a custom build, dual core, 2.6Ghz, 4gb ram, 250gb hdd, nvidia 8600GT (512mb) laptop

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