FTB Update. (New launcher + FTB Omnia released.)


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Sep 9, 2020
Quick question. Why does the launcher downloads the oficial Minecraft Launcher again in it's own folder instead of utilizing the one already installed in the system? The problem of custom paths could be solved by a simple setting for the installation path of the mc launcher.
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Jul 29, 2019
This is being looked at, but for right now you can right click and save as to fix this problem.

The Link is still "Broken". (as of 14 Aug 2020)
However, as stated <right click> link "linux.sh", <left click> SAVE AS.
Now what?
How to actually install the app (linux gets a bad rep by not explaining things for new users)

Open the file location in terminal. (I do this from the file browser)
(my linux uses BASH shell so, make adjustments if needed.)
if you are not sure what shell you are using enter this command in terminal "burp"
it's unlikely that you have a command called burp, but your shell will respond with something like " bash: burp: command not found"

in terminal type " bash FTBA_unix_202007161516-479dedc615-release.sh "
hit enter and the installer will start installing (yea)

Have fun.


Some tips to get FTB to run under linux.

  1. Java 1.8 is required.
  2. Give at least 5gb to the JVM

If you are using OpenJDK you can install OpenJDK 8 via your package/software manager.

If you would rather use Oracle Java you can find it here (https://www.oracle.com/java/technologies/javase-downloads.html)
choose the version for your linux environment.

Your default install will still be available and used by default.
Make sure you point to this java via the setting in the game launcher.
(example) /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-amd64/bin/java
I also started the FTBA app using openjdk8 as an " Open With" option via file manager.

good luck
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