Question on offline mode in 1.6
Posted 25 June 2013 - 07:03 PM
I log in online to play on public smp servers, but I have a private 1.5.2 server running on my home computer in offline mode so I can play several 'personas' on the server. (I have a 'farmer', a 'miner', and an 'adventurer', each going about their lives in the same world). I have been logging into each using batch files to set the user name.
Is there a way to make this setup be compatible with the new update? I have a lot of time and effort put into this world, but can't really justify buying two more accounts to continue this style of playing.
The ideal case would be a way to let the client verify authenticity, but be able to set a username if offline (either from launcher or command line).
Posted 25 June 2013 - 07:21 PM
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Posted 25 June 2013 - 11:11 PM
The new launcher, at least as of the 1.6 pre-release today, does not give the option to "Play Offline" if it can authenticate the account over the internet. (At least I can't find it.) The Play Offline button goes away if it is able to log in.
I was asking for advice on, first, playing "offline" even though the internet and authentication system are reachable, and, second, entering a player name while in offline mode so I could access multiple characters in my world.
I hope this helps clarify. Thanks anyway.
Posted 25 June 2013 - 11:39 PM
Are you sure you've redownloaded the launcher? It is now on version 1.0
And the "Play Offline" button is there regardless of whether it can reach the servers or not. This is me trying to load the game in offline mode.
Posted 25 June 2013 - 11:51 PM
Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:01 AM
What happens when you try to run the game, exit out of it and running the launcher again. For me, it shows the "Play Offline" button indefinitely unless I logout and login again.
Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:21 AM
In any case, I found an answer tinkering with the command line launching. So, it looks like I can continue the same approach I had been using in the past... use the launcher and log in for smp servers or single player worlds, and use a command line start to get specific 'characters' in my personal smp server.
Thanks for your efforts.
Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:25 AM