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Mac Fix for launcher on mac (Minecraft crashes immediately)

Discussion in '[Archived] Tech Support' started by portablejim, Nov 11, 2012.

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  1. Rustik

    Rustik New Member

    are we still talking about the same thing??? I'm talking about the launcher that was mentioned on the last page of this thread for people on mac's that can't play FTB because it won't run on Java 6 & 7 by default
     
  2. MrMcTripleB

    MrMcTripleB New Member

  3. Rustik

    Rustik New Member

    you are free to download the launcher I uploaded if you wish. It's much faster than the default launcher.
     
  4. MrMcTripleB

    MrMcTripleB New Member

    ok thanks
     
  5. Jacobmorganian

    Jacobmorganian New Member

    Hello, I've been messing around with making a .app for feed the beast on mac so simply clicking on it gets you in the launcher. Ive liberated the technic scripts that launch technic on mac to launch the feed the beast jar. But there are a few problems. 1. I dont know if its ok to use the technic launcher to launch feed the bast and mabie put out a download. 2. When I use my custom application it never actually launches the second jar (minecraft client). I woudl simply like to learn how to make a basic launcher for this. Mabie team work can get this new creation on the downloads page of feed the beast! Any help would be much appreciated and if i finish this you will be stated in the post for the download. Thank You.
     
  6. Jacobmorganian

    Jacobmorganian New Member

  7. CryoFear

    CryoFear New Member

    Hey jacobmorganian I clicked on your link and Ita giving me an error page. I would really like to download your launcher if that means I am finally able to play ftb. Help please
     
  8. Ashzification

    Ashzification New Member

    That's because it's probably been removed.
     
  9. SaintNicster

    SaintNicster New Member

    There is code in the launcher's maven scripts to create an app bundle version of the launcher, and specifies to use the 1.6jre. Not sure what's stopping them from distributing that, though.

    A guess is that the updating support might not be fully nailed down from inside the launcher, but I'm really not sure.
     
  10. Jacobmorganian

    Jacobmorganian New Member

    Ya apparently im not allowed to put 3rd party programs on the forums D: i really want to share it with you guys. But i just need to know how.
     
  11. Whurm

    Whurm New Member

    Can you send me the link to try out?
     
  12. Jacobmorganian

    Jacobmorganian New Member

    Hmm id have to ask a staff member - Beacause they said i cant put my launcher on the forums, i cant send a link to you. But if i put it on their git hub then mabie, id have to ask staff.[DOUBLEPOST=1357330918][/DOUBLEPOST]
    For what? My launcher? I used Jar Bundler to make it and the jar on the download website. And no - you cant update it successfully without a new launcher. If i could post my launcher on the forums i would have a new launcher every new version.
     
  13. SaintNicster

    SaintNicster New Member

    No. I'm talking about the code for the launcher itself. On the github, you can see that they already have code in place to generate the app bundle (in the same place as the EXE and Jar generations).

    They don't distribute that yet, as it (apparently) doesn't fully work. They don't want people having to download new app bundles every update, so for now, I assume that it isn't an option that they want.
     
  14. Jacobmorganian

    Jacobmorganian New Member

    Do they have the App bundle for mac? The one i made with the jar works perfectly. If they made it for mac, i think they are having problems with the latest update, for Mac os 7.5 or something. It renders java 7 as the default java for all macs who have the update. I used the Jar Bundler to avoid this issue so the extra steps to launch it as stated in this post. It just bundled up the jar with jave JRE 1.6+ or something, i would have to check to be sure.
     
  15. SaintNicster

    SaintNicster New Member

    The app bundle template is on the github page.

    You just said

    That's what I'm talking about with it probably not working, though I'd have to juryrig my own version to test it out. Something I can't do right now.

    Edit at 5:30 CST to avoid a doublepost ---

    So I tried this after I got home. I pulled a fresh copy of the github files and only rolled the version number back. I then ran the maven build from inside eclipse, and got the app bundle.

    I ran this, and got the update prompt. It actually updated correctly. The only thing "wrong" that it did was to run the jar directly instead of relaunching the app, but that was only noticeable because of the missing dock icon. It's closer, but could use some tweaking.
     
  16. Umru Rothenberg

    Umru Rothenberg New Member

    Thank you so much! This is a lot easier than what I found on the support site.
     
  17. Jacobmorganian

    Jacobmorganian New Member

    What i did was i got the FTB launcher .jar, and i got an icon as well for it. Changed the extension of the icon to .icns. Then I launched a application that comes on all macs called "Jar Bundler" i filled in all the states and hit "Create app" and it worked fine.
     
  18. Jacobmorganian

    Jacobmorganian New Member

    Acculy i updated to 1.9 of the launcher, and everything seems to ave undated. Im not getting the "Update available" message anymore!
     
  19. CryoFear

    CryoFear New Member

    so when can we expect to be able to download your app
     
  20. Ashzification

    Ashzification New Member

    He won't be here. As he stated above
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    What problem are you having? Are you using Java 6? Have you updated your launcher to 1.1.9?
     
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