Minecraft launcher

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Screenshot of Legacy Launcher
Screenshot of Legacy Launcher
Screenshot of Legacy Launcher



  1. Download the installer by clicking on the button below

  2. Start it and follow instructions


Intel (x64) based devices, or running under Rosetta
  1. Download the disk image by clicking on the button below

  2. Mount it and install the application as usual. Common pitfalls


for Linux distributions that support Flatpak

Please open Flathub and follow the instructions

Flathub version requires valid (paid) Minecraft account.


and other Debian-based distributions
  1. Download the package (.deb) by clicking on the button below

  2. Open the package file with "Software Install"

  3. Install the package as usual

  4. When the package is installed, you can find and start the launcher

Chrome OS

Please follow the steps in our documentation if you want to use the launcher on your Chrome OS device.

Install Java manually

  1. Download and install the most recent Java LTS for your platform (for example from Adoptium).
  2. Download and start the launcher's .jar file. It will install all required dependencies automatically.


Is it free?

Yes, the launcher is completely free of charge.

There is no and will never be no paid features.

Is it safe?

Legacy Launcher is completely safe. If you download it from this website it is guaranteed to be free of any malware.

In case you're familiar with Java, a security enthusiast, or just want to play around, there's the source code available for you.

Can I install mods?

Yeah, sure!

There are popular Forge and Fabric versions in the launcher that can be installed automatically in just a few clicks. You can also install Forge and Fabric manually, just like with the official launcher.

Can I change my skin in Legacy Launcher?

Yeah, sure!

You and your friends should use a free Ely.by account. Check out Accounts menu in the launcher.

Does Legacy Launcher support portability?

Yes, it does.

You can download the portable build here. Instructions are included in the archive.

Minecraft doesn't start or work properly! What should I do?

It happens :) You can contact our free support (see below).


You can always contact us if something isn't working or not working as expected.

Our experienced developers and volunteers will try to help you.