How To: Install the New Minecraft Loader on Mac



The new Minecraft loader, which displays the latest Minecraft news at launch, was “leaked” by Notch today via Twitter. Installing the loader requires a knowledge of where Minecraft stores its files. As a result, this guide will show how to install the new loader on Mac OS X.

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First, download the launcher from here. Then, go to your Minecraft application, right-click it, and click on Show Package Contents. Once a new Finder window opens, navigate to Contents > Resources > Java and copy MinecraftLauncher.jar over the current one. Close the Finder window, and you will see the new launcher the next time Minecraft is launched.

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This launcher will be an official update soon, so if you don’t feel comfortable copying over your launcher you can wait for the official update.

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