The Minecraft launcher is the login and downloader front-end to the stand-alone client. It is responsible for downloading the main Java packages, including minecraft. The login screen for launchers minecraft launcher previously logged-in users.
Every time the launcher is executed, it checks a specific directory where Minecraft stores its files called «. It checks a file called «launcher_profiles. If the file does not exist, is corrupt, or no user is logged in, the user must login with a valid premium account, otherwise the user will be directed to play the Demo version or purchase the game. When logging in, the launcher will first try to verify the login.
Internet connection, the launcher will offer a «Play offline» mode if a player was logged in when it was last closed. It is possible however for there to be missing «. Currently, the Minecraft launcher supports 57 languages. Includes access to outdated development builds and previous releases.