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    posted a message on Minecraft Portable 2.7.2 (+ Java Portable) · Minecraft on your USB · Now supports Macs!

    Just looking for the download? Click here!


    Alternate URL


    What is it?

    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.


    Compatibility

    Currently compatible with: All versions!
    (Minecraft Portable automatically downloads the latest version of the launcher from Mojang's server.)


    Features

    • 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'.

    Downloads

    Download Minecraft Portable 2.7.2 (ZIP archive, 3.03MB) [mirror]
    Download Java Portable (see feature list above) (EXE file, 36.4MB)

    Download Minecraft Portable for Mac (created and maintained by mbilker) [source files]

    Download source files (Python, requires ConfigObj and pyDes)

    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.


    Installation

    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.


    Support/FAQ

    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.

    Posted in: Minecraft Tools
  • 10

    posted a message on mcmapDZ 0.48 · Simple, lightning-fast interactive web maps
    What is it?

    mcmapDZ is an easy-to-use Windows tool that creates multiple renders of your world using Zahl's fantastic mcmap and uses various tools to convert them to a silky-smooth, low-bandwidth map that's viewable using a browser. It's perfect for large worlds where a single image is impractically large, and with labelling and coordinate display functionality it's ideal for server maps too.

    Thanks to the speed of mcmap and hdmake, mcmapDZ is able to render maps extremely quickly. A render of a 40MB world including day, night, and cave views takes under 40 seconds.'


    Compatibility

    Currently compatible with Minecraft 1.3.*
    (mcmapDZ itself should be compatible with nearly all updates, but you will need to download the latest version of mcmap if I haven't updated it myself)


    Sample renders

    Large SMP server map with labels
    A very large (12500x12500) pre-generated map
    Custom colours example (Eld's Artpack)


    Screenshots





    Downloads

    Download mcmapDZ 0.48 (32-bit version, ZIP file) [mirror]
    Download mcmapDZ 0.48 (64-bit version, ZIP file) [mirror]

    All versions (+ legacy versions)
    Download source (CLI + GUI)

    Note: If you're going to use the GUI, you'll also need to install .NET Framework 4.0 if you don't have it.


    Sharing a render using Dropbox

    1. Download and install Dropbox from this site.
    2. When it's done, navigate to your Dropbox directory.
    3. Copy the entire render directory (the folder containing 'index.html') to the 'Public' folder
    4. Dropbox will start synchronising the files, which might take a while. When the folder has a green tick on it, you'll know it's done.
    5. When it's done, right click on 'index.html' in the folder, and click 'Dropbox > Copy public link'
    6. This copies the link to your clipboard, which will allow you to paste it anywhere and share it.


    Example CLI usage

    mcmapDZ.exe -day -night -nether -skylight -orientation S "%AppData%/.minecraft/World1"

    Creates day, night, and nether renders with a southward orientation.

    mcmapDZ.exe -day -night -skylight -savemap -dir "C:/server/MapRender" "C:/server/ServerMap"

    Creates day and night renders, but also saves the original mcmap PNG files along with the Deep Zoom renders ('-savemap'). The renders are saved in a custom directory ('-dir').

    A full list of commands can be found here, or in the readme file included with the download.
    Posted in: Minecraft Tools
  • 1

    posted a message on Minecraft Portable 2.7.2 (+ Java Portable) · Minecraft on your USB · Now supports Macs!
    Quote from OtakuD

    Hi there, thanks so much for this awesome app! I have a problem though, when I use the argument option in the config I get:

    Error: Could not created the java virtual machine.
    Error: A fatal exception has occurred. Program will exit.

    The arguments Im trying to put in are:

    javaArgs = " -Xms512 -Xmx1024 "

    if I remove the spaces between the quotes the program seems to remove them and then nothing at all happens. Not too sure how to use this as it doesnt seem to be documented?

    Edit: Im using the normal Java for this and not a portable one and left the path as default, here is the log:

    Minecraft Portable 2.7
    by NotTarts

    Started at 2012-08-05 12:36:01.607000
    Data directory: E:\Games\Minecraft\Portable - Modded 1.2.5\mcp_data

    Searching for login information...
    - Found autologin file.
    - Decrypting user data... done.

    Launching Minecraft...
    - Searching for Java binaries... done.
    - Found Java at C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_03\bin\javaw.exe.
    - Using autologin data for username and password
    - Autologin server found: none

    Process finished.

    The quotes aren't needed, so it's alright if Minecraft Portable removes them automatically. I think your issue is that you haven't specified what amount of memory you're giving it. You've said 1024, but 1024 what? You need to add 'M' to the end to denote megabytes, like this:
    -Xms512M -Xmx1024M

    I actually use this instead...
    -Xincgc -Xmx1024M

    ...but I'm not sure what the difference is.
    Posted in: Minecraft Tools
  • 1

    posted a message on mcmapDZ 0.48 · Simple, lightning-fast interactive web maps

    Thanks for the update. You are the best. Rendering a full world day and night,end,nether and cave maps now.

    Quote from Rex Mitchell

    I haven't had any problem since your previous update. Thanks for everything you've done!

    http://rexsden.com/p...mape/index.html My little world (only three players)

    No problem! Nice to see it's working well, but if you have any issues, don't hesitate to post them, even if they seem insignificant.

    Quote from Rex Mitchell

    I'm going to play with labels tonight. Just curious though, instead of having a labels "command line option" couldn't it just look in the world's directory for labels.txt and use it if it exists? If not, a little more on the command line's no bother.


    It already does that, actually :P

    Quote from helen269

    Can you make it zoom in closer? I'd like to be able to see my maps very close up. Thanks.


    Unfortunately not, as mcmap doesn't have that feature. You should give Overviewer a try, which should be more suited to what you want :)

    Quote from magix39
    EDIT: Whoot! "Done! Took 2 hours 143 minutes -7163 seconds."


    Nice! I'll add a few other features then release a proper version.
    Posted in: Minecraft Tools
  • 1

    posted a message on mcmap (isometric renders, SSP/SMP, Minecraft 1.3.1 support)
    That's a very large image (nearly 20000x7000), so it's actually not very surprising that some computers have trouble viewing it. At the risk of self-promotion you can try mcmapDZ in my signature, which splits it up into tiles and loads them into Seadragon. The 'large world' example in the thread is 51000x26000, which is quite a bit larger than your map, and it's fine to view.
    Posted in: Minecraft Tools
  • 1

    posted a message on Minecraft Portable 2.7.2 (+ Java Portable) · Minecraft on your USB · Now supports Macs!
    It's been almost a year since the last update, but 2.7 has finally been released! Some of the changes:
    - You can now specify custom Java arguments (for optimisation, increased memory, etc) in the config file.
    - Minecraft Portable now exclusively uses the Java launcher, so the EXE launcher is no longer needed
    - Support for PortableApp's jPortable and different Java folder locations
    - Complete overhaul and rewrite of the code. It's now easier to read, understand, and update. This should help those who were attempting to create multiplatform versions.


    Thanks for the continued support :)

    @thefold: Almost a month late, but are you still willing to do this? It would be really great for the community.
    Posted in: Minecraft Tools
  • 3

    posted a message on [TOOL] MC Downgrader - The Time Machine for Minecraft!
    Quote from 68x »
    Quote from swimy96800 »
    Just get done loading screen ELP


    What OS version are you running? Windows (XP, Vista, or 7) or Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, etc)

    Quote from Takinomfan »
    This is Awesome! Now I can finally use all those mods I stored on my USB. Or... I could if this worked on Macs... Can you make it work?

    Try this: http://adf.ly/1N9B0

    I find it in rather poor taste that you've used adf.ly for a simple TXT file.
    Posted in: Minecraft Tools
  • 1

    posted a message on mcmap (isometric renders, SSP/SMP, Minecraft 1.3.1 support)
    Is it possible to effectively double the number of pixels used for each block so they look more like real blocks?

    At the moment we've got this format:


    If you use twice the amount of pixels, though, you can draw something like this:


    Which results in:


    Maybe I'm asking too much and I'm underestimating how complex it is to do, but it would be really nice and it looks great.
    Posted in: Minecraft Tools
  • 1

    posted a message on mcmap (isometric renders, SSP/SMP, Minecraft 1.3.1 support)
    This is great, thanks. Much faster (and nicer looking) than other mappers on the same settings :smile.gif:

    I've also created my own colours, based off JohnSmith Textures Pack:

    #ID	R	G	B	A	Noise
    1	93	90	82	255	16
    2	42	79	12	255	14
    3	72	58	36	255	22
    4	82	78	67	255	26
    5	76	56	42	255	11
    6	120	120	120	0	0
    7	55	55	57	255	0
    8	69	124	186	41	0
    9	69	124	186	41	0
    10	229	148	37	255	0
    11	229	148	37	255	0
    12	134	124	77	255	14
    13	84	73	55	255	24
    14	227	162	34	255	0
    15	161	121	79	255	0
    #ID	R	G	B	A	Noise
    16	39	42	49	255	0
    17	83	68	52	255	0
    18	19	48	26	180	12
    19	0	0	0	0	0
    20	124	151	155	90	0
    21	0	0	0	0	0
    22	0	0	0	0	0
    23	0	0	0	0	0
    24	0	0	0	0	0
    25	0	0	0	0	0
    26	0	0	0	0	0
    27	0	0	0	0	0
    28	0	0	0	0	0
    29	0	0	0	0	0
    30	0	0	0	0	0
    #ID	R	G	B	A	Noise
    31	0	0	0	0	0
    32	0	0	0	0	0
    33	0	0	0	0	0
    34	0	0	0	0	0
    35	204	210	197	255	10
    36	0	0	0	254	0
    37	51	75	42	254	0
    38	59	97	130	254	0
    39	128	100	0	254	0
    40	140	12	12	254	0
    41	204	210	197	255	0
    42	173	173	173	255	0
    43	85	78	69	255	0
    44	85	78	69	254	0
    45	160	72	51	255	0
    #ID	R	G	B	A	Noise
    46	193	60	23	255	0
    47	0	0	0	0	0
    48	67	75	49	255	0
    49	58	47	58	255	0
    50	254	203	58	200	0
    51	255	170	30	200	0
    52	245	220	50	255	0
    53	101	76	56	255	11
    54	115	92	70	255	0
    55	81	15	15	255	0
    56	88	175	194	255	0
    57	114	151	165	255	0
    58	119	96	69	255	0
    59	95	106	15	255	0
    60	86	57	36	255	0
    #ID	R	G	B	A	Noise
    61	110	89	51	255	0
    62	110	89	51	255	0
    63	42	78	12	255	0
    64	90	68	48	255	11
    65	100	89	69	32	0
    66	79	76	71	180	0
    67	80	75	65	255	26
    68	0	0	0	0	0
    69	0	0	0	0	0
    70	0	0	0	0	0
    71	191	191	191	255	0
    72	0	0	0	0	0
    73	121	75	75	255	0
    74	121	75	75	255	0
    75	181	100	44	254	0
    #ID	R	G	B	A	Noise
    76	255	0	0	254	0
    77	0	0	0	0	0
    78	220	230	236	254	0
    79	144	192	220	55	0
    80	220	230	236	255	0
    81	81	116	56	255	0
    82	180	185	196	255	0
    83	95	116	52	255	0
    84	81	68	56	255	0
    85	80	69	44	255	11

    There's also a spreadsheet version for easier editing :Notch:
    Posted in: Minecraft Tools
  • 6

    posted a message on HD texture fix [Feb22: 1.3 support, fixed compass]
    :ohmy.gif:

    Wow. Just... ah! Downloading.

    Does this fix the animated fire as well?
    Posted in: Resource Packs
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