How to Install Aristois

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Important Notes | Videos | Downloading | Vanilla | MultiMC | Forge
Rift | Fabric | Command Prompt

Last updated: October 1st, 2019

Updated by Dyiing

Important Notes

Aristois was created and is designed for the Official launcher only.
As an exception, our Installer supports the third-party launcher MultiMC, which still requires an official minecraft account.

We have never — and will never — support unofficial or cracked launchers, because we do not support people pirating the game.
Just because it "worked in the past" does NOT mean that it will work now, and we will not provide help for those on these launchers.

When installing for a specific version, you must run the vanilla profile of that version first. (If you want version 1.14.1 you must run vanilla 1.14.1 at least one time)

While not required, a third-party file extractor, such as winRAR, is useful during the installation process.

Please try to consult this guide before asking for help. If you encounter any issues please join our discord where we will be able to reply faster.

Install Videos

For installation using the .zip file


For installation with the .jar/.exe Installer


Downloading Aristois

Before installation, Aristois must be downloaded by one of two ways:

Method One: .zip File

The .zip file is the current install method that is on our download page. It is a .zip file that contains a folder with a .json file in it. There is not supposed to be a .jar file in this .zip.

Step 1: Visit the download page.
Step 2: Click the "Free Download" button. (unless you're a donor)
Step 3: Wait 5 seconds and press "Skip Ad"
Step 4: Choose the Minecraft version you want to download the client for

After choosing a version the .zip file should automatically start downloading.

Method Two: .jar/.exe Installer

This method is used for installation with 1.12.2, forge, fabric, rift and MultiMC. It can also be used if the .zip method does not work.

Step 1: Visit the GitLab page for the Installer (Free Version) (Donor Version)
Step 2: Download either the .exe (For Windows) or the .jar file (All supported OS)
Please note that you do not need both files. You only need one of the two options.

Vanilla Install

This installation process should be used by people who want to install Aristois without any additional modloaders. (forge, rift, etc)

Method One: .zip File

After you have downloaded the .zip file from the previous step, you will want to place the it into your minecraft versions folder.

(Windows: %appdata%\.minecraft\versions | Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft/versions | Linux: ~/.minecraft/versions)

Then, extract the .zip file directly into the versions folder. If you extract the .zip to a new folder it will not work.
This should be the directory to the json file inside the folder:
.minecraft/versions/x.xx.x-Aristois/x.xx.x-Aristois.json





If you see an extra folder inside of the x.xx.x-Aristois folder, or if your folder is named x.xx.x-Aristois-Latest, drag the inside folder into /versions.



After this, you are ready to play Aristois. Open the launcher and then go to the "Installations" tab.
Create a new installation and select the release x.xx.x-Aristois. Then press "create" and run your profile.



Method Two: .jar/.exe Installer

What you do after you have downloaded the Installer from the previous step depends on which file you downloaded.

If you downloaded the .exe:
Double-click the file and it will run. You will come across a warning message.
This is simply because the .exe file does not have a certificate. We guarantee that it is safe, and you are free to check yourself.
Press "More Information" and you can choose "Run Anyways". After this, the installer will open





If you downloaded the .jar file:
First, you need to make sure that you have installed Java onto your PC. If you haven't, you won't be able to run the installer.
Then, if the .jar file has the Java logo on it, double-click it. Otherwise, right-click the file, and go to "Open with" > "Java".





Now that the installer is open, we can choose our Minecraft version to install to and any additional mods we may want to add.
Aristois is required as an addon, or else the client will not load. I suggest leaving the marketplace installed, that way you can add more later if you aren't sure about them now.
For vanilla Minecraft, leave the Launcher as Vanilla and the Modloader as None. Then, press "Install".





Now that Aristois is installed, we can open the Minecraft launcher, and select the x.xx.x-Aristois profile that was automatically created.

MultiMC

All installations to MultiMC are done with the Installer, not the .zip file.
Before beginning, you want to make sure that you have already created an instance that you will install Aristois to. The name of the instance does not matter, only the version.



MultiMC w/ Fabric (Default MultiMC Install)

After creating the instance, click on "edit instance" and then install fabric to the instance (if you haven't already)





Then open the .jar Aristois installer by double-clicking it or by right-clicking it and choosing "open with" > "Java". See this GIF for reference.

After the installer opens, select the same version as the instance you created.
You may choose to add extra modules, but note that "Aristois" must remain selected. I recommend leaving the marketplace installed as well, in case you want to install more mods later. See this GIF for reference to addon mods.

Now, for the Launcher you want to switch from "Vanilla" to "MultiMC".
For the Modloader, you want to change from "None" to "Fabric".



Then, press install. After a little, the installer should open up a window that will ask for your MultiMC instance directory. Go to the location of the instance you created for Aristois, and press "Open"





The installer will then finish, and now you can launch the MultiMC instance.

If you click "edit instance" on the instance you installed Aristois to, you should be able to see a patch applied to the profile.



MultiMC w/ Forge (1.12.2 Only)

After creating the instance, click on "edit instance" and then install forge to the instance (if you haven't already)





Then open the .jar Aristois installer by double-clicking it or by right-clicking it and choosing "open with" > "Java". See this GIF for reference.

After the installer opens, select version 1.12.2.
Note that the addon named "Aristois" must remain selected. No other addons currently work in 1.12.2. See this GIF for reference to addon mods.

Now, for the Launcher you want to switch from "Vanilla" to "MultiMC".
For the Modloader, you want to change from "None" to "Forge".



Then, press install. After a little, the installer should open up a window that will ask for your MultiMC instance directory. Go to the location of the instance you created for Aristois, and press "Open"





The installer will then finish, and now you can launch the MultiMC instance.

If you click "edit instance" on the instance you installed Aristois to, you should see a folder named "1.12.2" underneath the mods folder.



Forge (1.12.2)

For the time being, forge is only available for 1.12.2. Later versions of forge are planned for the future.

Installing Forge

Before Aristois is installed, you must install forge. Aristois does not come with forge. If you already have forge installed, you can skip to installation.

Head to the website for forge, and download either the latest or recommended version of 1.12.2.



Then, depending on which file you download, install forge. If you use the installer/universal file, you will need Java installed on your PC. This GIF shows how the file should be ran.

After the installer opens, install forge to the default minecraft directory.

Installing Aristois

After forge is successfully installed, we can install Aristois.
Installations to forge are done through the Installer, not the .zip file.

Open the .jar Aristois installer by double-clicking it or by right-clicking it and choosing "open with" > "Java". See this GIF for reference.

After the installer opens, select version 1.12.2.
Note that the addon named "Aristois" must remain selected. No other addons currently work in 1.12.2. See this GIF for reference to addon mods.

Leave the Launcher as "Vanilla".
For the Modloader, you want to change from "None" to "Forge".



Then, press install, and wait for the installer to finish.
Open the Minecraft launcher and run any 1.12.2 profile.

(Aristois is shown as "EMC.jar" inside the mods folder, and it is nested inside a folder named "1.12.2")



Rift (1.13.x)

In 1.13.x Minecraft, you can choose to install Aristois to rift, which is a modloader like forge or fabric.

Installing Rift

Before Aristois is installed, you must install rift. If you already have rift installed, you can skip to installation.

Head to CurseForge and download the desired version from the "Files" tab



After downloaded, run the rift installer with Java. This GIF shows how the file should be ran.



Now rift is installed and we can continue to installing Aristois.

Installing Aristois

Installations to the rift modloader are done through the Installer, not the .zip file.

Open the .jar Aristois installer by double-clicking it or by right-clicking it and choosing "open with" > "Java". See this GIF for reference.

After the installer opens, select your desired 1.13.x version.
You may choose to add extra modules, but note that "Aristois" must remain selected. I recommend leaving the marketplace installed as well, in case you want to install more mods later. See this GIF for reference to addon mods.

Leave the Launcher as "Vanilla".
For the Modloader, you want to change from "None" to "Rift".



Then, press install, and wait for the installer to finish.
Open the Minecraft launcher and run the rift profile that was previously created.

Fabric (1.14.x)

In 1.14.x Minecraft, you can choose to install Aristois to the fabric modloader. A bit of warning; since Aristois already uses fabric, choosing to run Aristois on the modloader itself will cause some addon functions not to work properly.

Installing Fabric

Before Aristois is installed, you must install fabric. If you already have fabric installed, you can skip to installation.

Head to the Fabric website and download the installer for "Vanilla"



If you downloaded the .exe, run it like a normal exe file. You may get a warning due to the file not being certified, but it is safe.
If you downloaded the .jar, follow this GIF to see how to run it. You will need Java.



After installing fabric, we are now ready to install Aristois for fabric.

Installing Aristois

Installations to the fabric modloader are done through the Installer, not the .zip file.

Open the .jar Aristois installer by double-clicking it or by right-clicking it and choosing "open with" > "Java". See this GIF for reference.

After the installer opens, select your desired 1.14.x version.
You may choose to add extra modules, but note that "Aristois" must remain selected. Some addons may not work properly with this method.
I recommend leaving the marketplace installed as well, in case you want to install more mods later. See this GIF for reference to addon mods.

Leave the Launcher as "Vanilla".
For the Modloader, you want to change from "None" to "Fabric".



Then, press install, and wait for the installer to finish.
Open the Minecraft launcher and run the fabric profile that you have previously created.

CMD Installation

If you have troubles using Java to open the Aristois installer, this method can help.
Use this method if it won't open after running Java, or if a black box quickly appears and disappears.
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 Installer .jar file into the CMD prompt, and press enter. See GIF below.



After pressing enter, the installer will appear.

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.

If you get an error saying unrecognised option, you need to make sure you added a space between -jar and the file directory.