I created a Minecraft launcher that allows you to use the steam overlay in Minecraft. I know some people are able to use the default launcher, and it works with steam. but a lot of people have issues with it.
It also has a few other features:
auto login - so you don't have to enter your username and password
java memory settings - allocate more memory to Minecraft
Allow true 64 bit operation.
disable console window, remove annoying "credits" display upon close (configurable)
change settings to be stored in a .txt instead of .cmd
auto-create shortcuts (should have done this from the beginning, derp)
(maybe) automatic updates
(maybe) username/password encryption
auto server connect
multiple server shortcuts
(maybe) custom resolution settings, and border-less operation
Here are a few (outdated, but relevant) screenshots:
1.0.0 - Initial Release
1.0.1 - fixed an issue that under certain circumstances, the installer would delete the entire appdata folder
1.0.2 - added a load of "detection" features to the launcher. It will now look for java in specific locations, based on your operating system. I also added a couple of new diagnostic features, and changed the application to where you can read the source code if you wish. The main batch file is now just called by an EXE that allows the initialization of the steam interface.
You cannot launch in 64 bit mode in some circumstances. I have a feeling it has something to do with the .exe compression I am using. The launcher will still work, but you cannot specify more than 1536 as your max memory. I am working on a fix for this.
If you come across any issues, Please let me know.
Please take note - You will need to MANUALLY add the desktop shortcut to your steam library, or it WILL NOT launch with the steam overlay!! (I am working on making this automatic)
Here is the download for V. 2.0 beta: http://jessassin.net...uncher v2.0.exe
The new version has auto-update support, but currently does not have support for steam
Let me know what you think