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I'm having trouble downloading the client. Everytime I click on the launcher it just downloads a .jar file that I can't review or even click to open. I've tried to download the installer and the launcher with no luck. I'm having trouble finding forums or videos to help me out. I'd appreciate a step by step walkthrough if at all possible. 


Thank you ahead of time for any responses

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Install Java.

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Don't download the launcher, use the installer.

And here's a link to get Java: https://adoptopenjdk.net/


Make sure to get Java 8 Hotspot.


*edit: also, just FYI, only 1.14.4 and 1.15.2 are supported here, so if you're trying for older versions, while they should work, you won't get any help from here with them.

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          |Cloth Config v10 API          |cloth_config                  |11.1.106            |DONE      |Manifest: NOSIGNATURE         forge-1.20.1-47.2.8-universal.jar                 |Forge                         |forge                         |47.2.8              |DONE      |Manifest: 84:ce:76:e8:45:35:e4:0e:63:86:df:47:59:80:0f:67:6c:c1:5f:6e:5f:4d:b3:54:47:1a:9f:7f:ed:5e:f2:90         twilightforest-1.20.1-4.3.1893-universal.jar      |The Twilight Forest           |twilightforest                |4.3.1893            |DONE      |Manifest: NOSIGNATURE         supplementaries-1.20-2.6.31.jar                   |Supplementaries               |supplementaries               |1.20-2.6.31         |DONE      |Manifest: NOSIGNATURE         geophilic-v2.1.0-mc1.20u1.20.2.jar                |Geophilic                     |geophilic                     |2.1.0-mc1.20u1.20.2 |DONE      |Manifest: NOSIGNATURE         athena-forge-1.20.1-3.1.1.jar                     |Athena                        |athena                        |3.1.1               |DONE      |Manifest: NOSIGNATURE         DungeonsArise-1.20.1-2.1.57-release.jar           |When Dungeons Arise           |dungeons_arise                |2.1.57-1.20.1       |DONE      |Manifest: NOSIGNATURE         chipped-forge-1.20.1-3.0.1.jar                    |Chipped                       |chipped                       |3.0.1               |DONE      |Manifest: NOSIGNATURE         server-1.20.1-20230612.114412-srg.jar             |Minecraft                     |minecraft                     |1.20.1              |DONE      |Manifest: NOSIGNATURE         vanillaplustools-1.20-1.0.jar                     |Vanilla+ Tools                |vanillaplustools              |1.20-1.0            |DONE      |Manifest: NOSIGNATURE         moonlight-1.20-2.8.66-forge.jar                   |Moonlight Library             |moonlight                     |1.20-2.8.66         |DONE      |Manifest: NOSIGNATURE         mixinsquared-forge-0.1.1.jar                      |MixinSquared                  |mixinsquared                  |0.1.1               |DONE      |Manifest: NOSIGNATURE         Jade-1.20.1-forge-11.6.3.jar                      |Jade                          |jade                          |11.6.3              |DONE      |Manifest: NOSIGNATURE         CreativeCore_FORGE_v2.11.10_mc1.20.1.jar          |CreativeCore                  |creativecore                  |2.11.10             |DONE      |Manifest: NOSIGNATURE         sleep_tight-1.20-1.1.8.jar                        |Sleep Tight                   |sleep_tight                   |1.20-1.1.8          |DONE      |Manifest: NOSIGNATURE         supermartijn642corelib-1.1.15-forge-mc1.20.jar    |SuperMartijn642's Core Lib    |supermartijn642corelib        |1.1.15              |DONE      |Manifest: NOSIGNATURE         curios-forge-5.4.3+1.20.1.jar                     |Curios API                    |curios                        |5.4.3+1.20.1        |DONE      |Manifest: NOSIGNATURE         brutalbosses-1.20.1-6.6.jar                       |brutalbosses mod              |brutalbosses                  |1.20.1-6.6          |DONE      |Manifest: NOSIGNATURE         [1.20.1]+SecurityCraft+v1.9.8.jar                 |SecurityCraft                 |securitycraft                 |1.9.8               |DONE      |Manifest: NOSIGNATURE         bettervillage-forge-1.20.1-3.2.0 (1).jar          |Better village                |bettervillage                 |3.1.0               |DONE      |Manifest: NOSIGNATURE         elevatorid-1.20.1-lex-1.9.jar                     |Elevator Mod                  |elevatorid                    |1.20.1-lex-1.9      |DONE      |Manifest: NOSIGNATURE         YungsBetterStrongholds-1.20-Forge-4.0.3.jar       |YUNG's Better Strongholds     |betterstrongholds             |1.20-Forge-4.0.3    |DONE      |Manifest: NOSIGNATURE         tombstone-8.5.5-1.20.1.jar                        |Corail Tombstone              |tombstone                     |8.5.5               |DONE      |Manifest: NOSIGNATURE         resourcefullib-forge-1.20.1-2.1.18.jar            |Resourceful Lib               |resourcefullib                |2.1.18              |DONE      |Manifest: NOSIGNATURE         architectury-9.1.12-forge.jar                     |Architectury                  |architectury                  |9.1.12              |DONE      |Manifest: NOSIGNATURE         appleskin-forge-mc1.20.1-2.5.1.jar                |AppleSkin                     |appleskin                     |2.5.1+mc1.20.1      |DONE      |Manifest: NOSIGNATURE         cupboard-1.20.1-2.1.jar                           |Cupboard utilities            |cupboard                      |1.20.1-2.1          |DONE      |Manifest: NOSIGNATURE         PuzzlesLib-v8.1.9-1.20.1-Forge.jar                |Puzzles Lib                   |puzzleslib                    |8.1.9               |DONE      |Manifest: 9a:09:85:98:65:c4:8c:11:c5:49:f6:d6:33:23:39:df:8d:b4:ff:92:84:b8:bd:a5:83:9f:ac:7f:2a:d1:4b:6a         JadeAddons-1.20.1-forge-5.2.1.jar                 |Jade Addons                   |jadeaddons                    |5.2.1               |DONE      |Manifest: NOSIGNATURE         framework-forge-1.20.1-0.6.16.jar                 |Framework                     |framework                     |0.6.16              |DONE      |Manifest: 0d:78:5f:44:c0:47:0c:8c:e2:63:a3:04:43:d4:12:7d:b0:7c:35:37:dc:40:b1:c1:98:ec:51:eb:3b:3c:45:99         expandability-forge-9.0.0.jar                     |ExpandAbility                 |expandability                 |9.0.0               |DONE      |Manifest: NOSIGNATURE         YungsBetterMineshafts-1.20-Forge-4.0.4.jar        |YUNG's Better Mineshafts      |bettermineshafts              |1.20-Forge-4.0.4    |DONE      |Manifest: NOSIGNATURE         PlayerRevive_FORGE_v2.0.19_mc1.20.1.jar           |PlayerRevive                  |playerrevive                  |2.0.19              |DONE      |Manifest: NOSIGNATURE         cristellib-1.1.5-forge.jar                        |Cristel Lib                   |cristellib                    |1.1.5               |DONE      |Manifest: NOSIGNATURE     Crash Report UUID: 0bd76986-5800-4dc8-8381-8851e0739175     FML: 47.2     Forge: net.minecraftforge:47.2.8
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