Native Minecraft.app launcher for PowerPC

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Wildy, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. Wildy macrumors 6502

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    Just something I knocked together quickly. Bundles the official Minecraft launcher into a native app for your convenience, along with a few minor changes with regards to commandline parameters for PPC.

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    If you found it useful, please consider dropping me a comment :)
     
  2. ppcfanforever1 macrumors regular

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    So i have a question. Is this the linux version modified? The mac version is intel only. And do you know how to mod on ppc macs yet?
     
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    why?
     
  5. Lil Chillbil macrumors 65816

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    Just cause I have crashed many a mac in my day son
     
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    Oh understandable :/ Well im going to try it. Ill tell ya how it goes.
     
  7. Lil Chillbil macrumors 65816

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    If It doesn't go well I don't think i'll be hearing from you :p
     
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    haha nope im using multiple computers :p

    Crap it only works on java 1.5 im working on getting a functional 10.5 mac running wait an hour and ill find if it works.
     
  9. Lil Chillbil macrumors 65816

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    yeah I saw
     
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    So is my setup ok? You have a sweet g4, i had one similar it was a g3 smurf though and it it was upgraded to 1.00ghz.
     
  11. Lil Chillbil macrumors 65816

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    how do you know about my g4 project from last summer that I started working on because my mom was in the hospital?
     
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    You posted it on the setup page. Sorry if i offended you.
     
  13. Lil Chillbil macrumors 65816

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    no you didn't offend me at all :D

    I just forgot I posted it on the setup page:p

    btw she if fine :)
     
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  15. Wildy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    There is a readme included, but I will repeat the information here anyway. Minecraft is a Java app, it will run on ANY platform with the required Java VM (1.5+ in this case).

    The launcher however is native and will only run on Intel Macs. I have authored a custom launcher using tools from Xcode. Check the package contents for yourself, all there is is a launcher, jar file and an icon. The jar file should have a checksum which matches the official Minecraft jar because it is untouched.

    On another note, would you mind refraining from derailing the thread next time please? Thanks :)
     
  16. Zeke D macrumors 6502a

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    Does your launcher resolve the sound issues and minecart crashing on PowerPC?
     
  17. Wildy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's just a launcher I'm afraid, all of the resources are stored in Application Support. Hopefully if I get a bit of spare time then I'll put together a release with a set of fixes and optimizations.
     
  18. Zeke D macrumors 6502a

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    How is this any different than the official PowerPC client from mojang?
     
  19. ppcfanforever1 macrumors regular

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    Thanks :)
     
  20. Wildy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Mojang stopped providing PPC packages a while back. I guess there are older official PPC-compatible versions floating around out there you could find, but for convenience, this comes out on the first page of Google for 'minecraft powerpc' - thus providing the user with the latest stable client (though auto-update should obviously work fine on older clients).
     
  21. SuperKerem macrumors 6502a

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    The launcher doesn't only run on Intel macs, the current one does but the official one from a few years ago works 100% and I use it... But your one looks cool too... :) I might use it instead!
     
  22. Wildy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmm, I didn't realize so many people had ahold of the old official one - I apologize if this is slightly redundant.

    Better get my act together and release the optimizations and fixes!
     
  23. SuperKerem macrumors 6502a

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    TBH I don't really see how a minecraft launcher could be that important, all it does is open minecraft... HOWEVER WHAT ABOUT A TEKKIT LAUNCHER PLEASE!!!!!

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    No you have to do the fix that you've seen, right?
     
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    Is the java 64 bit for the G5?
     

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