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Modrinth announce their Minecraft launcher is now in Beta

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Now available for more people to test, with more features and bug fixes the Modrinth launcher for Minecraft is now in Beta. Their team say they are try to change  the modded Minecraft landscape with it.


Pictured - Modrinth App on Linux, click pictures to enlarge.

I especially liked the walk-through it did when first loading in, guiding you through the Minecraft login, a login to their website and then it talks you through how to use the launcher. It all seems very professional and much sleeker than any other launcher I've used so far.

Features it offers:

  • Full support for vanilla, Forge, Fabric, and Quilt.
  • Full support for Windows, macOS, and Linux.
  • Modrinth modpack importing, either through the website or through a .mrpack file.
  • Modrinth modpack exporting to the .mrpack format to upload to the website or share with friends.
  • Importing of instances from a variety of different launchers, including MultiMC, GDLauncher, ATLauncher, CurseForge, and Prism Launcher.
  • The ability to update, add, and remove individual mods in a modpack.
  • The ability to run different modded instances in parallel.
  • The ability to view and share current and historical logs.
  • An auto-updater to ensure the app is always up-to-date.
  • An interactive tutorial to show you through the core features of the app.
  • Performance through the roof, backed by Rust and Tauri (not Electron!).
  • Fully open-source under the GNU GPLv3 license.

Some of the other work they've been doing recently includes boosting up their security, especially after the big modding incident recently where a bunch of mods on other modding platforms were compromised. So they've put up in-house authentication, two-factor authentication, and scoped personal access tokens. They also stopped entirely relying on GitHub for authentication and so you can now use Discord, Microsoft, Google, Steam, and/or GitLab or just stick with normal username / password to login.

There's more so read about it in their blog post. It's good to see Modrinth keep expanding, as it's a great platform for Minecraft modding and much more user and developer friendly. Especially nice with their open source focus on the app and the platform itself.

You can download it here.

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Tags: Native Linux, Apps, Misc | Apps: Minecraft
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7 comments

triphora Aug 7, 2023
Did you get permission from the author of Modrinth's blog post to copy-paste the list of features?

Joking, always love to see posts about us on here!
StalePopcorn Aug 7, 2023
Off topic(?), I'm wondering if installing the straight-up Java version would be better than the Flatpak. Reason, I've got to login to my micro crap account every time I launch the damned thing and am wondering if it's a permissions issue
Seegras Aug 7, 2023
Not sure how I feel about it. Another modpack format?

Certainly modrinth already changed the modded landscape with their webpage alone: It's the best and up to date site for minecraft mods (not modpacks, yet, probably), with the best options to search and filter.
Termy Aug 8, 2023
Quoting: StalePopcornReason, I've got to login to my micro crap account every time I launch the damned thing and am wondering if it's a permissions issue

Haven't tried modrith yet (but surely will, when the next round of Minecraft is on), but at least for other Launchers in Flatpak i never experienced that. Might still be the case of course.

Besides that, are you sure you are using the Modrinth launcher? I can only find jdMrpackInstaller on flathub when searching for it?
devin Aug 8, 2023
Quoting: StalePopcornOff topic(?), I'm wondering if installing the straight-up Java version would be better than the Flatpak. Reason, I've got to login to my micro crap account every time I launch the damned thing and am wondering if it's a permissions issue
The Modrinth App does not currently have a Flatpak, are you using a different program? At the moment they only have AppImage and a Debian package.

I created an issue about how the app could be packaged here. They're planning on having a Flatpak in the future however Tauri applications can't be packaged as a Flatpak at the moment
StalePopcorn Aug 8, 2023
Quoting: devinThe Modrinth App does not currently have a Flatpak, are you using a different program? At the moment they only have AppImage and a Debian package.

I created an issue about how the app could be packaged here. They're planning on having a Flatpak in the future however Tauri applications can't be packaged as a Flatpak at the moment

I'm sorry for the confusion, I was referring to Minecraft itself
ContainerRunner Aug 15, 2023
Quoting: StalePopcorn
Quoting: devinThe Modrinth App does not currently have a Flatpak, are you using a different program? At the moment they only have AppImage and a Debian package.

I created an issue about how the app could be packaged here. They're planning on having a Flatpak in the future however Tauri applications can't be packaged as a Flatpak at the moment

I'm sorry for the confusion, I was referring to Minecraft itself

There is a ticket for that: https://github.com/flathub/com.mojang.Minecraft/issues/116 There is a workaround, but the maintainers are refusing it, because it should be fixed upstream. For me, it helped to add 'org.freedesktop.secrets' to Session-Bus->Talks as an override in Flatseal or by command.
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