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[Tutorial] How to use an older version of MineCraft


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Posted 21 December 2010 - 02:14 AM

Hello! Ive been looking on the forums lately and have noticed people are complaining that they cant play Alpha 1.2.6 because of the new update.

Please Note that this will NOT work if you have already updated Minecraft and/or don't have a fresh install of previous updates!

Another Note: The downloads in this will NOT work for mac. The steps involved in backing your folders up is still possible. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Backing up Updates

[STEP 1]
Delete your BIN folder (If you don't have a fresh minecraft.jar)
[STEP 2]
Open Minecraft and Login
[STEP 3]
Copy the new bin folder and name it the version of the folder

Note: The previous 3 steps should ALWAYS be followed after an update

Using Previous updates with newer version of Minecraft

[STEP 1]
Go to your bin folder and copy the version file
[STEP 2]
Paste the version file to the .minecraft folder
[STEP 3]
Copy and paste the folder of a previous update
[STEP 4]
Rename the newly pasted folder to bin
[STEP 5]
Copy the version file in your .minecraft folder
[STEP 6]
Go to your bin folder and delete the version file
[STEP 7]
Paste the version file you copied from your .minecraft folder
[STEP 8]
Install your mods and have fun!

Please let me know if this needs clearing up...
I have these updates backed-up.
Let me know if you want a copy of it.

1.2.5 Alpha
1.2.6 Alpha
1.0_01 Beta (Current)

Mod edit: Warning issued. You do not have permission to distribute this, the reason that I'm not going to straight off ban you is because you at least attempted to make sure players have bought the game. But regardless, this is illegal.
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Buck147
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Posted 21 December 2010 - 02:19 AM

I would like Version 1.2.5!

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 02:26 AM

Added 1.2.5 Alpha and 1.2.6 Alpha download links.
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Posted 21 December 2010 - 02:39 AM

OOPS! accidentally deleted beta folder permanently!

could you make a link to a beta backup folder?

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 02:43 AM

Just delete your bin folder and login to MC then back it up
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Posted 21 December 2010 - 03:01 AM

This is illegal.
I'm pretty certain people can pirate minecraft with these files.

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(reported thread)

ianfitz100 said:

Why were you getting your hopes up? Set a low bar, and you won't be disappointed.

jon99977 said:

FUCK THE PEOPLE WHO INVENTED OBFUSCATION. FUCK THEM WITH KNIVES.

TheAvelon said:

How do I shot mod?

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 03:08 AM

nd4spd said:

This is illegal.
I'm pretty certain people can pirate minecraft with these files.

It is... and... they can.

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 03:16 AM

Lets put it this way, Why are you trolling this form if you don't have minecraft in the first place?
Anyway, thanks for the download! I recently deleted my 1.2.6 backup because it wouldn't start, i needed a new one :Notch:
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Posted 21 December 2010 - 03:25 AM

This is not legal by Notch's terms. You are not allowed to upload the .jar files :l
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Posted 21 December 2010 - 03:39 AM

Illegal but I suppose useful for people who've bought it and lost the 1.2.6 files, like me.

Still I agree the download links should be taken down.

#11

AWhiteGuy

Posted 21 December 2010 - 04:54 AM

samo502 said:

Illegal but I suppose useful for people who've bought it and lost the 1.2.6 files, like me.

Still I agree the download links should be taken down.

Also useful, shutting the hell up and playing the game at it's latest version.

#12

Thegarfield

Posted 21 December 2010 - 05:04 AM

Ignore the fags posting in this. This is very useful. Needed to use the biom mod  to make a custom map.

#13

Pandas FANBOY

Posted 21 December 2010 - 05:06 AM

*sigh* sadly those dont work on mac...
PANDAS FANBOY v2 :D     Formerly known as "PanasFanboy"
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Thegarfield

Posted 21 December 2010 - 05:08 AM

Well fuck, doesn't work for me either. ^ (I'm on a mac)

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 05:24 AM

I dont get how it's illegal.
It's just a .jar file, you need ALL of them to actually run the game.
I thank you for this. I really wanted to go back to 1.2.6 :Pig:
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Posted 21 December 2010 - 05:31 AM

Only the Jar file (and whatever resources you can play without) is needed if you only use java instead of the dedicated launcher. The jar file contains 98% of the content of minecraft. Posting a complete jar is all that is necessary to run minecraft. Therefore, posting a complete jar is piracy and illegal.

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 01:06 PM

Updated.
Files are password protected and now require Proof of Purchase by me to get the password.

To Show me PoP PM me your SKIN link with a changed skin.

Steps to get your skin link.

[STEP 1]
Go to Minecraft.net and login
[STEP 2]
Go to your profile
[STEP 3]
If you havent already changed your skin do so
[STEP 4]
Look for this bit of text.
To show this skin to someone, use this link.
And click 'this link'.
[STEP 5]
Copy the URL
[STEP 6]
Send me a message with your skin url.
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Posted 21 December 2010 - 01:52 PM

hi i have the game legit my in game name is d0nny94 plz can you send me a pm with link to 1.2.6 init would be very helpful and how do you get it to not update on startup thx