The new Minecraft launcher has been teased since 2015, but recent news has revealed that it has now begun rolling out to players across the world. So what’s it all about? How do you get the new launcher? What has changed and what do you have to look forward to? Well, let’s find out! Let this be your guide to the new Minecraft launcher, as sourced from core developers, enthusiasts and my own usage.
You have already seen how easy it is to install Forge for Minecraft 1.11.2. Its installer simply creates a new profile (the uses of which we have already covered). In this article, I will show you how to install Liteloader, which is actually just generating a new profile in the same way that Forge did.
A mod-loader is simply a utility that is designed to do just that: load mods. They serve as technical foundations in the background of installations for an assortment of mods which introduce actual gameplay or aesthetic changes. Mod-loaders also enable mods which utilize them to be compatible with each other. There are a few different mod-loaders, however most mods use either Forge or Liteloader. Given that it is so essential, in this article I will show you how to install Forge and in the next, Liteloader.
This article is the first in a series on installing popular 1.11.2 Mods approved on Empire Minecraft and related topics such as profiles, the launcher, Java and modloaders. We will first cover profiles as they are the foundation of mod and modloader installations, while the Minecraft launcher is where they are managed.
The Launcher and Profiles
The first thing you will see when you start Minecraft is the launcher, where you can choose a profile and play with it or create and manage all your profiles. A profile contains the settings used by a Minecraft session. such as the version, mods contained within it and Java instructions.
An often seen question on both Youtube (home of many awesome Minecraft videos) as well as the official Minecraft forums is: “How do they do that?“. So in this post I’ll be showing you some rough examples on how you can combine Minecraft with computer graphic imagery (CGI). Do note that I won’t be doing any actual animation because that would make this post way too complex. I’m merely going to show you guys some basic examples of how it can be set up with Minecraft scenery.