How To Install Wurst 6
For Minecraft 1.8.x - 1.12.x

Using the Wurst installer for Windows (.ZIP)

  1. Wurst Client download instructions

    Download the Wurst Client, if you haven't already.

    • Always use the latest version that is compatible with your Minecraft version.

  2. how to extract a zip file with 7zip

    Extract the Wurst installer (.ZIP file) that you just downloaded.

    • This will look different depending on what software you use to deal with zip files.
    • Do not simply open the zip file, you really have to extract it!

  3. how to run a cmd file

    Find "Wurst Installer.cmd" among the files you just extracted and run it.

    • Again, don't run it from inside the zip file. Use your extracted files.

  4. the 'install' button of the Wurst 6 installer

    Click the Install button.

  5. the 'success' message of the Wurst 6 installer

    You will normally get a message telling you that Wurst has been successfully installed.

  6. Open the Minecraft launcher. (Close and re-open the launcher if it was already open.)

  7. how to press 'play' in the Minecraft launcher

    Select the new Wurst profile and press PLAY.

Using the cross-platform Wurst installer (.JAR)

  1. Wurst Client download instructions

    Download the Wurst Client, if you haven't already.

    • Always use the latest version that is compatible with your Minecraft version.

  2. how to run the Wurst 6 installer with Java

    Right-click the Wurst installer (.JAR file), select "Open with" and then choose Java.

    • Depending on your system, you will see either "Java(TM) Platform SE binary", "OpenJDK Platform binary", or both.
    • It doesn't matter which Java binary you use, just don't use WinRAR. WinRAR is not Java.
    • If you don't see Java in the list, select "Choose another app".
    • If you can't find Java at all, install Java first.

  3. the 'install' button of the Wurst 6 installer

    Click the Install button.

  4. the 'success' message of the Wurst 6 installer

    You will normally get a message telling you that Wurst has been successfully installed.

  5. Open the Minecraft launcher. (Close and re-open the launcher if it was already open.)

  6. how to press 'play' in the Minecraft launcher

    Select the new Wurst profile and press PLAY.

How to download Minecraft 1.x through the launcher

  1. Error message in the Wurst 6 installer: 'Couldn't find Minecarft 1.12 at: C:\Users\...\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft\versions\1.12\1.12.jar Please download Minecarft 1.12 through the launcher and try again. [OK]'

    If you see this message, here's how to fix it.

  2. how to create a new profile (or 'installation') in the Minecraft launcher

    Open the Minecraft launcher, select the "Installations" tab and then press "New".

  3. how to change the version of a Minecraft launcher profile

    Set "VERSION" to the exact Minecraft version that you saw in the error message. Then save the profile by clicking "Create".

    • Wurst MC 1.12 requires "release 1.12", do NOT select 1.12.2!
    • Wurst MC 1.8 requires "release 1.8", do NOT select 1.8.9!
    • Wurst MC 1.7 requires "release 1.7.2", do NOT select 1.7.10!

  4. Launching an unnamed Minecraft 1.12 installation

    Launch your new installation by clicking "Play". This will start the download.

  5. Mojang's player safety nonsense

    Be sure to click away any "player safety" nonsense. These warnings have nothing to do with safety!

  6. downloading Minecraft 1.12 through the launcher

    You are now downloading Minecraft through the launcher. Once the download is complete, feel free to close Minecraft and delete your "<unnamed installation>". You won't need it anymore.

  7. the 'success' message of the Wurst 6 installer

    Now simply run the Wurst installer again and it should look like this.