The Minecraft launcher allows you to create and switch between different versions of Minecraft as well as being able to have multiple copies of each version.
Default Minecraft Launcher settings
When you first run the Minecraft Launcher, it will ask you to log in with the email address and password that you used when you set up your Minecraft/Mojang account.
Once it has accepted the login, it will automatically setup a profile which:
- Uses the latest version available of Minecraft
- Is named “Latest release”
Minecraft will then download the latest version and all the files needed to run it, so just be patient as it may take a minute or two (depending on how fast your internet connection is).
Once it’s finished, you can then simply click the Play button, it will load up the profile and then you’ll then be presented with the familiar screen that allows you to enter a Singleplayer or Multiplayer game.
Setting up Minecraft to install mods
To mod different versions of minecraft, you need to set up a profile for each version of Minecraft that you want to mod.
Follow these instructions for each version that you want to set up a profile for:
Then create, name and configure the new profile …
Launch the new profile …
Once you have launched and run the new version profile at least once, it is now ready for modding.
Repeat these steps for any additional versions of Minecraft that you want to mod, then go back to the How To Use Modgician instructions to start installing mods.