New Launcher

After our old launcher died because it hadn’t been updated and could not download the needed Minecraft dependencies anymore we finally have a new launcher!

This launcher is written in JavaScript and uses Electron to make web styling work in a desktop application. It also is much more sleek and will install Java, Forge, required mods, and anything else we want to install for Minecraft when you launch the game.

Here’s some screenshots of it:

Thanks to Daniel Scalzi (dscalzi) for his base launcher that we are modifying.

Here’s our code:

This launcher is brand new so if you find any bugs or things that do not work please post them in this forum post or in the #support channel on Discord.

A few known issues:

  • When downloading from Chrome the browser will say the program is not commonly downloaded and may be dangerous. Well, it hasn’t ever been downloaded so you’ll have to click keep file on the download bar.
  • When using a third party antivirus software the launcher may get flagged. Some users have said that it quarantined it. I promise we’re not installing viruses on your computer. It is a new application that’s written in Electron so antivirus software most of the time give false flags for these types of programs.
  • When installing the launcher Windows will pop up and say it is preventing an unrecognized app from starting. You will need to click more info and run it anyway. Again same issue as stated above.
  • Daflight will have the same fly and run speeds as normal Minecraft unless you press the Daflight config menu F9

One way to fix these virus flag issues is to get the launcher’s code ‘signed’ which means a certificate authority verifies the integrity of the code. This costs ~$500 a year, so we’re not going to do that. I am hoping these flags go away if enough people download the launcher.

Here’s an install guide:


Start off by downloading the launcher from our GitHub page:

  • If you’re on Windows grab the .exe here
  • If you’re on Linux grab the .AppImage here
  • If you’re on Mac (OSX) grab the .dmg here

You may get a message that says this is not a trusted program or that it may be dangerous

  • If you’re using chrome - click the up arrow next to the ‘Discard’ button and then click ‘Keep’.
    Chrome Keep Download

Install steps:

  1. Run the setup file.
  • Your antimalware software may think that this program is malicious. This is because it is written in Electron and not many antimalware software’s can identify Electron applications.
  1. Once you run the setup.exe Windows might pop up with a message asking if you want to run the unrecognized app. Click More info and then click Run anyway.
    Windows Unrecognized App
  2. Choose your installation options - You can have the program work for all users of a computer, or just for your account.
  3. Click Next and choose your install location.
    • Note that the ArdaCraft Launcher will default install to a folder called .ardacraftlauncher and ArdaCraft Launcher in your C:\Users\%yourusername\AppData\Roaming folder.
  4. Click Install.
  5. Make sure the checkbox next to Run ArdaCraft Launcher is checked and click Finish.

Using the Launcher:

  1. You will be greeted with a welcome message. Click the Continue button.

  2. Log in with your Minecraft account. This process uses the Mojang authentication service and we do not see any of your information.

    • We do not support ‘cracked’ Minecraft accounts. If you do not own Minecraft - Buy the game here
  3. If you wish to change the launcher settings like how much ram the game will use click the gear/cog icon under your player name and go to Java.

  4. If you wish to change which mods you have installed, or install your own, click the gear/cog icon under your player name and go to Mods.

  5. Click the PLAY button on the bottom right. The launcher will install everything and auto join you to the ArdaCraft server!

  6. If you do not have Java installed - the launcher will have a pop-up asking to install it for you.

I ran into issues!

  • If your launcher gets stuck at 100% after hitting the PLAY button. Exit the launcher, relaunch it, and try again.
  • If your game is really slow try adding more RAM in the launcher settings menu.
  • If you run into an issue press Ctrl and Shift and i keys at the same time. This will bring up the html editor. Click the Console tab on the top. Right click anywhere in the log and click Save as.... Post your issue and the log file to our #Support channel on Discord.

Let me know what you guys think! Enjoy!