Ok, so I downloaded the the java and the minecaft portable zip. The java download went perfectly fine but for some reason the zip file for minecraft portable is empty. I tried to open it with WinRAR and 7zip and windows explorer, but they all said that the zip contained no files or folders. I don't know if the problem is occoring only on my end, but I would greatly appreacate some help!
Having problems while trying to play on a work computer. In addition to the instructions on the OP, is there anything I need to be doing? Such as downloading/placing Minecraft.exe, etc. There are no explicit insructions on how to do this. When following the instructions along with the Portabler Java, I get a sanddial for a few seconds and then nothing, no console window or anything.
The reason I resorted to using this portable version of Minecraft is because when initiating the Minecraft.exe file as normal, I recieve thus error prior to ariving at the login screen:
**I have downloaded this file manually, but do not know where to place it so that the launcher will recognize it and not attempt to download it. Help here too, please!
I have purchased and played the game on my home computer, where I have my private server running 24/7. I share this server with a few friends, and would like to be able to play on it at work. However, I believe antivirus software/proxy/IT security to be among the posssible issues here. Any help out there???
P.S. Upon my research prior to posting this, I did see some things about downloading the files from another computer. If this is the case, what files need to be downloaded and where do I place them on the work computer? Step-by-step instructions would be greatly appriciated...
I have gotten all the way to the "Loading page.." screen, but am only presented with the option to play offline, and the loading page text stays up indefinitely. However, my profile did load correctly. I am guessing no internet access to the program, but how would I fix this? 1 step away from being able to play...
Minecraft Portable is a wrapper application for the Minecraft Launcher that causes it to store all of Minecraft's data in the same directory as the application, rather than AppData. Not only is this incredibly useful for portability (it allows you to keep Minecraft on a USB!) but it also makes managing save files, texture packs, and other data a breeze - you can have Minecraft's data files at hand in a single, accessible folder instead of having to dig through countless directories to locate them. A few other useful features are included too, such as automatic integration with Java Portable, easy addition of Java configurations, auto-login support, and drag-and-drop compatibility with certain mapping and editing tools.
Currently compatible with: All versions!
(Minecraft Portable automatically downloads the latest version of the launcher from Mojang's server.)
Keeps all of the Minecraft data in one, easy to manage folder.
Makes it super easy to run multiple copies of Minecraft at the same time. All you need to do is create a separate folder for each Minecraft Portable installation and you're good to go!
Automatically downloads the launcher, so there's no need to download/update them manually yourself from the site.
Easy to use - no complicated DLLs or multiple files. Just download the zip, extract the executable, and run it.
Drag-and-drop feature so you can use mapping tools - drop the .exe onto 'minecraftp.exe' and it will direct the tool to the correct save location.
Support for Java Portable. Install Java Portable (provided below) to the 'mcp_data' folder (can be found in the same directory as Minecraft Portable after first launch).
Ability to run a portable Minecraft server using Java Portable
Extremely easy to add custom Java arguments (to increase memory, for example) - all you need to do is edit the configuration file in 'mcp_data'.
You can browse all versions of Minecraft Portable, including legacy versions, here.
NOTE: These downloads will always be completely free and with a direct-link. I code applications that I personally need, and am willing to share with others, not to earn money. If someone gives you a link to this download using adf.ly or a similar service, please report them, because that's not acceptable.
Regular installation: 1. Download the appropriate version of Minecraft Portable above. 2. Once downloaded, open the .zip file and extract the executable to any folder you want (you can use WinRAR, WinZIP, etc, but I recommend 7-zip). 3. Run the program!
Regular installation + Java Portable: 1. Download the appropriate version of Minecraft Portable above. 2. Once downloaded, open the .zip file and extract the executable to any folder you want (you can use WinRAR, WinZIP, etc, but I recommend 7-zip). 3. Run Minecraft Portable ('minecraftp.exe') once. It doesn't matter if Java isn't installed, this is only to create the correct folders. 4. A folder called 'mcp_data' should have been created in the same directory as Minecraft Portable. 5. Now, download the Java Portable binaries (download above). 6. Install to the 'mcp_data' folder. There should now be a 'Java' folder in the 'mcp_data' folder. 7. Run the program! Minecraft Portable will automatically detect Java Portable and run accordingly.
Error: 'Bad video card drivers!'/OpenGL error
This isn't actually a Minecraft Portable issue, but a Minecraft issue. Minecraft doesn't support integrated video cards (usually Intel, and often found in school computers). It will have to be fixed by Notch himself.
Error: Can't download data files after logging in/launcher not downloaded
Most schools use a proxy server to filter all of the internet traffic. Minecraft doesn't support proxy servers, hence why the files cannot be downloaded by the Minecraft Launcher. In order to play, you'll first need to run Minecraft from home or another computer beforehand.
Error: Screen is blank after logging in/launching Minecraft
It's most likely that you're using an older version of Minecraft Portable, which may or may not be compatible with newer versions of Minecraft (MCFS versions and versions using USB compatibility mode will not be compatible). See the downloads section above to upgrade, and if needed, the upgrade notice at the top of the page.
Help! Minecraft doesn't start/I get an invalid Win32 error!
This is an issue that can occur in all versions up to 2.6. It's an issue in batch file scripting that can cause commands to fail if there are spaces in the file name. Make sure the file path of your folder doesn't contain any spaces.
My school blocks Minecraft. What can I do?
There's nothing I can do about this, sorry. Proxy/internet filters aren't an issue (see above), but if your school blocks Minecraft and/or .exe files Minecraft Portable isn't likely to help.
Also, I'd like to thank Ago for his original batch file and craznn for his enormous help with USB devices and MCFS in previous versions. Huge credit also goes to mbilker for modifying the script to work on Macs.
Has everyone jumped ship on this??? Things have been quite silent lately...
in former versions, there had been a choice, if i wan´t to use Java64 or Java32 bit. Isn´t this option anymore?
I liked it very much. Simply leave: mcp_data\config.ini all untouched:
javaFolder = ""
javaArgs = ""
and put the 2 jave-folder in(one named java, the other java64). Then i could rename 1 folder from java to java_ and automatically java64 had been uses. That could have been done per batch for example. Then you hadn´t to click on anything. Does that work with the actuall version, too?
i can´t use optifine with this portable launcher, because the 1.6.4-jar etc. is overwritten again and again.. please make it standard to not overwrite the jar-files.. only force overwrite-option to overwrite them.
I love this , but my one problem is that i use a mac at home and a PC everywhere else so i have both versions running on my usb but my problem is the they do not use the same saves folder, meaning that if i wanted to use the same save, i'd need to move from my save from the mac folder to the windows folder and the other way around. Does anyone know a way to have one of the jars use another .minecraft or minecraft folder or even better, just save folder?