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OptiFine Install | Vanilla Install | Forge Install | Command Prompt Install | .bat Install Custom Directories

Before we start, make sure that you have closed Minecraft and the Minecraft launcher.
Also make sure that you have a Java JRE.

Last updated: March 11th, 2019

OptiFine Install (default)

Head over to the download page and download the installer. Make sure that the file is a .jar file and not a .zip.
Then, right click the file, hover on "Open with", and select "Java(TM) Platform SE Binary". This will open the installer. Then, simply select your version and press "Install".
(Note: The option Vanilla/OptiFine options will give you OptiFine by default. To install with vanilla, see instructions below.)



After using the installer, it's now ready to play. Open your Minecraft launcher, press the up arrow next to the "PLAY" button, and select the Aristois profile. If you do not see an Aristois profile, click on "Launch options", then press "Add new" and create the profile manually.

If you recieve an error labeled Installation Failed. please try the Command Prompt Install or the .bat Install method.

Vanilla Install

Download the installer from our download page, as explained in the OptiFine Install. After the installer is downloaded, place it onto your PC's desktop.
Open a CMD prompt by pressing win + r and typing cmd or by searching "cmd". (On Mac use terminal). Once the Command Prompt/Terminal is open, type cd desktop into it and press enter.
Then, type java -jar followed by a space. Now, drag the Aristois_Installer.jar into the terminal. Add another space and then type -of false after. See GIF below.



Once the installer pops up, select the release you want to install and leave it ticked on "Vanilla/OptiFine" (which in this case will be Vanilla).
After installed, close the installer and open your Minecraft launcher, select the Aristois release, and press "PLAY".

NOTE: If you get an error labeled 'java' is not recognised as an internal or external command. This is caused by a corrupt or non-existent Java JRE. You need to have a JRE installed on your PC. See the top of this page for a download link.

Forge Install

Step 1: Installing Forge

Before you install Aristois for Forge, you need to install Forge itself. Aristois is an add-on to Forge and does not add it for you. Visit the Forge website and click on the "Universal" download for the recommended version.

Please note Aristois currently only supports 1.12.2 Forge. 1.13.2 Forge support will be added in the future.



After you have downloaded the Forge installer, run it by right clicking the file, hovering over "Open with", and selecting Java. After the installer opens, select "Install client" and press "OK".

Step 2: Installing Aristois

Head over to the download page and download the installer. Then, right click the file, hover on "Open with", and select "Java(TM) Platform SE Binary". Select the Minecraft version you want to install Aristois for, and then select "with Forge", and press "Install".

Step 3: Launching Forge

Now that both Forge and Aristois are installed, we are ready to start the game. Open your Minecraft launcher, press the up arrow "PLAY" button and select Forge, then hit play. It does not create an Aristois profile because it is using Forge as the profile to run off of.



Command Prompt(CMD) Install

This method should be used when the original method is not working. It will help define any errors in the installation process.
Open a CMD prompt by pressing win + r and typing cmd or by searching "cmd". (On Mac use terminal).
Once open, type java -jar into the CMD. Then, press space.
Now, drag the Aristois_Installer.jar into the CMD prompt, and press enter. See GIF below.



After pressing enter, the installer will appear. Select the release you want to install.
When the install is complete, close the installer, and open the Minecraft launcher, select the Aristois release, and press "PLAY".

NOTE: If you get an error labeled 'java' is not recognised as an internal or external command. This is caused by a corrupt or non-existent Java JRE. You need to have a JRE installed on your PC. See the top of this page for a download link.

.bat Install

This method is also referred to as "Without Java Install" because it uses Minecrafts local java instead of an external runtime. This will clear any issues that were caused by Java.

Click here to download the .bat file. (.sh file for Mac available here)
After downloading the file, run it, and a command prompt will open. Simply drag the Aristois_Installer into the terminal and press enter. See GIF below.



When the installer pops up, select the release you want to install and continue.
After the install is complete, close the installer and open the Minecraft launcher. Select the Aristois release from the drop arrow and press "PLAY".

NOTE: If you get an error labeled Java not found, is Minecraft installed? please contact the Discord or look at the Custom Directories Install explained below.

Custom Directories

Aristois is designed to install to the default location of the official Minecraft game. Some people choose to install their Minecraft to different locations which can cause troubles while installing Aristois. There is a workaround to this as long as the Official Minecraft launcher is used. We cannot guarantee third party launchers will work with our mod. If changing the Minecraft directory back to default is not an option, you can try the following.

First, look up to the .bat Install. You will need to download this .bat file.
Now, you need to find where your minecraft runtime is located. The default location is C:\Program Files (x86)\Minecraft\runtime\jre-x64\bin\javaw.exe.
Once you find where your runtime is at, right click the .bat file and open it with a text editor like notepad or Notepad++.
Once open, edit the line highlighted in the image below to your custom runtime directory. Make sure the javaw.exe is included at the end of your directory.



After you have edited the directory inside the install.bat file, save the file, close it, and run it. You should see the terminal open like in the .bat Install. Then, drag the Aristois_Installer.jar into the terminal and press enter.