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Trying to play modded minecraft through Twitch app, keeps using outdated Minecraft launcher (1.6.84)

Discussion in 'General FTB chat' started by dcw282, Dec 24, 2017.

  1. dcw282

    dcw282 New Member

    Everytime I launched a modpack through the Twitch desktop app, it launches an old launcher (1.6.84 specifically). When I try to log in, it says I cannot connect to any servers (i'm assuming this is because it is using such an outdated launcher?)

    My vanilla minecraft is up to date and runs fine. so i am confused as to why a 1.7.10 modpack is still being launched with a 1.6 launcher.

    would really appreciate any help on this as I really want to play project ozone 2 :)

    thanks so much!
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  2. Pjc21

    Pjc21 Guest

    The twitch desktop app has 2 launchers it can use, by default install it should be the newer "native launcher" and there is the old jar launcher (1.6.84).

    Native Launcher

    Jar Launcher

    To change the launcher used: go to file - settings, scroll down to minecraft on the left and select. On the right scroll down till you see Launcher method & select the one you wish to use.
    Twitch1.png Twitch2.png

    Hope this helps :)
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  3. TCT

    TCT Guest

    the native launcher option is grayed out and it doesn't allow me to select it. PLEASE help :(
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  4. lenscas

    lenscas Over-Achiever

    I doubt that this is because of the launcher. The only job of the launcher is to launch the game.
    servers look at the minecraft version, mod list and mod versions together with if you are logged in. Which launcher you used is irrelevant and the server most likely can't even see which one you used.
  5. Golrith

    Golrith Over-Achiever Trusted User

    I had something similar, recently put my 1.7.10 modpack up on curse/twitch. This pack I built up using the new launcher. Go to test it within Twitch, and it always fails to load the native launcher. Had to change the config to use the old launcher, and it loaded fine.

    You can always make a new instance in the new launcher, and copy the Project Ozone 2 folder over from the twitch install location. That's what I did, and never had to load up twitch again.

    Personally not a fan of the twitch/curse system. Too many layers built in. The FTB launcher was much more streamline.
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  6. Drbretto

    Drbretto Popular Member

    Never liked the native launcher. The JAR launcher is far more informative on crashes. Not everything gives a proper crash report, but the info you get in that stream of text from the JAR launcher is far more informative than the pretty much the "launch failed" you get from the native launcher.
  7. GreenZombie

    GreenZombie New Member

  8. asb3pe

    asb3pe New Member

    Oh, I guess this explains why my "Jar Launcher" seems to be permanently stuck on the announcement that "Minecraft has now released version 1.11.2"!!

    I guess i recall some notice that the Jar Launcher wouldn't be updated anymore, but I generally don't pay much attention to such things unless and until it forces a change in my old habits.

    But for a long time now, every time I start up a Minecraft session, I utter the same thing: "Hey you numbskulls, Minecraft is up to v1.12.2 now, update your News, you lazy bums!" LOL

    But I have the same complaint with the FTB News too, their latest update is from early March and here we are in late April now. So its sort of like a common theme with Minecraft in general... News updates are always way behind. LOL
  9. TheBiscuit

    TheBiscuit Guest

    Bonjour, j'ai un problème, qui est que quand je lance pour jouer à project ozone 3 ou d'autres modpack sur la version de lancement jar c'est pas possible car le lanceur est obsolète et quand je suis sur la version où Twitch lance, le jeu ce lance pas et affiche une erreur, aidez moi svp :/
  10. ireliasu

    ireliasu New Member

    i have this exact same problem and for some reason twitch desktop app wont let me update my launcher settings....
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  11. Ta25nk660

    Ta25nk660 New Member

    yeah i found the area and changed it to native but theres no button to apply setting changes

    i may just be stupid
    my OS is mac if it helps
  12. Vikkydestroyer

    Vikkydestroyer New Member

    With mine it automatically switches back to jar how do I fix this?
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  13. Vikkydestroyer

    Vikkydestroyer New Member

    Mine too!
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  14. Adeebsz

    Adeebsz New Member

    i have the exact same problem
  15. KingTriaxx

    KingTriaxx Forum Addict

    JAR launcher is actually better because the Native launcher uses an out-dated version of Java.
  16. Cryptix

    Cryptix New Member

    I'm trying to use the Badlion Client and I don't know how to change the launcher to it using those directions could you please help me.
  17. grandrolf

    grandrolf Global moderator Team Member Global Moderator Trusted User

    Ask the developers of that client for support.
  18. MacAisling

    MacAisling Popular Member

    On the Mac side of things, the Minecraft Launcher in the Twitch app has been broken often enough long enough that while I still use it to build my custom packs and track mod updates, I've gone ahead and installed forge on the vanilla launcher and copy the mods over to that instance to actually play. Getting to the vanilla Minecraft instance folder is a little less straightforward, I think the file path is something like users/library/application support/minecraft/ so I linked to the folders I need once I found them on the favorites bar. I also maintain a list of current mod versions and any config changes I make.

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