Since the Forum is being archived, I'd like to point out that I finally did something with this. Here is the GitHub page for it: https://github.com/Lesking72/mcupdate
I decided instead of trying to use tumblr to just modify the HTML myself, and host it with GitHub pages. I'm probably the only person that uses it, but I wanted to update this post in case someone finds it in the future.
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I felt this belongs in the tools category because it's a launcher mod. If it belongs somewhere else, move it.
Some people, including me, don't enjoy the native launcher. So, I made a few modifications to it to the old one since Mojang is no longer supporting it.
1. Removed the update nag from the top panel
2. Changed the blog page to
mcupdate72.tumblr.com (Note: I don't have time to do much of anything right now, so it's going to show the default launcher page. When the new blog is finished, it will automatically display the new blog.) EDIT: https://lesking72.github.io/mcupdate
EDIT: Removed as these instructions were outdated, visit the GitHub repository for proper instructions.
Once you have installed this modification, you must open launcher.jar directly! If you use the bootstrap (executable downloaded from minecraft.net) it will replace this with the standard launcher. I don't know if this will cause problems when game updates are released, but if they are, I'll try to poke a stick at the bootstrap to make it not replace launcher.jar
EDIT: Removed, visit the GitHub repository to find the source.
Screenshots are attached (EDIT: the screenshots shown are outdated and don't reflect the new website. Visit https://lesking72.github.io/mcupdate to see the current site)
Please note that the blog is not finished, as a result of the theme the original blog uses no longer being available, I'm having to cannibalize a new theme to make it look similar. So the theme does exist. It's called MMMMinimal, but in the HTML code, it's called Photo Minimal, but searches for Photo Minimal (and the website link provided) came up mostly dry. It's still going to take a bit because Mojang made some changes to the theme that I have to replicate. EDIT: I don't have time to do much of anything right now, so it's going to show the default launcher page. When the new blog is finished, it will automatically display the new blog. EDIT: New site is complete. If you did install the old mod, my old tumblr page automatically redirects to the new site, at least until my tumblr page is taken down. Download EDIT: Visit the GitHub repository to download the mod