The FTB Launcher was first released in November 2012, it was released on a livestream to over 9000 people. The launcher has since taken on new updates, and developers have come and gone. There is currently a brand new launcher in development, scheduled to be released with the 1.6 FTB packs.


Recent changes

  • * fixed: offline mode
    * fixed modpack/texturepack/map filtering: filtering dialogs, filtering indicators
    indicate pack versionsin info screen and dropdown menus
    * new code: new java version sorting (should be invisible for users)
    * fixed: private pack adding (no more adding texturepacks and maps twice when adding private packs)
    * fixed: scrollbar and panes, resizeable main window( not DPI aware)
    * fixed: stop pack launching if downloading pack fails or unzipping fails
    * changed: launch button disabled if authlib download fails and no authlib available ( will show error dialog)
    * fixed: load news in separate thread (should make launching ~500 ms faster)
    * changed: by default keep launcher open after mc exiting
    * fixed: catch and log Exceptions from SwingWorkers. (report if new thread dump in logs)
    * added: --skip-first to skip first run dialog when used with --pack-dir <path to installation location>
    * changed: MC options files are only overwritten on force updates when included in modpacks
    * fixed: osx keybind combinations