Minecraft Hacked Client not showing up in versions [Fix]

If you installed a hacked client or mod and it will not show up in the Minecraft launcher, hopefully the steps below will solve your problem. Let me know in the comments if it still won’t work for you so I can (hopefully) resolve the problem.

1. Your clients are stored in the %appdata%\.minecraft\versions folder.
2. To get to this folder on Windows XP/Vista/7 open the start menu, select "Run" and enter %appdata%. Navigate to .minecraft > versions to get to your clients.
3. Alternatively, to get to this folder on Windows 7, 8, or 10, open the search menu (which is part of the start menu in Windows 7) and enter %appdata% in the search bar. Click on Roaming and navigate to .minecraft > versions.
4. Make sure your client folder has a unique name (don't name it 1.7.10 or the name of another client).
5. Your client folder will contain two files, a .jar and a .json. They all need to have the same name. For example, if you are installing WeepCraft, your folder would be named WeepCraft, and it would contain WeepCraft.jar and WeepCraft.json.
6. Once you've made sure of these settings, close and re-open your Minecraft Launcher.
7. Search through your versions list in the launcher profile; it could be further down in the list than you might expect.
8. If it's still not there, go back to your versions folder. Open up the folder that contains the .jar and the .json of the client.
9. Open the .json (for example, WeepCraft.json) file with a plain-text editor. This would mean Notepad, Notepad++, Text Editor, etc. depending on your Operating System.
10. Look for a line starting with "type".
11. If it isn't "type": "release" (it could be "type": "snapshot", for example), change it to "type": "release". Make sure the quotation marks are straight; curly ones (for example, “type”: “release”) won't work.
12. Look for a line starting with "id".
13. Make sure to set it so "id": "name" where name is the same as the name of the folder and its files (for example, "id": "WeepCraft"). Check carefully for capitalization and spelling mistakes. Again, make sure the quotation marks are straight and not curly, because “id”: “WeepCraft” won't work.
14. Once you've made sure of these settings, close and re-open your Minecraft Launcher.
15. Search through your versions list in the launcher profile again, the release (for example, release WeepCraft) could be further down in the list than you might expect.
16. If these settings still don't work, note that some cracked launchers don't support modded clients. If you're not cracked, I can still help you - just leave a comment below.
17. Or, try a different hacked client (I recommend Impact) and see if it works.

Pro Tip: Use the Older Launcher

I’ve been notified recently about all of the drama surrounding the 1.12 update. It seems that in a massive effort to reduce mods and clients for Minecraft, Microsoft (who owns Mojang) has been issuing DMCA notices for custom clients as well as pushing updates to their launcher to prevent launching non-official clients. This whole tutorial and all of the clients we offer rely on the older, but still official launcher, which you can download here (requires Java).

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Readers Comments (93)

  1. Yo man, I’ve done all the (censored) above but it still doesn’t come up in the version list. I’ve read through all the comments and tried the fixes you’ve given people, but me myself, I haven’t had no luck.

  2. doesn’t work/Users/melchi/Library/Application Support/minecraft/versions/1.10.x wurst hacked client

  3. The site admin 🙂

    • I sure am! If you need any help, feel free to ask 😀

        • Sure, what’s wrong?

          • Why is MOST of the hacked clients not working really even Wurst isn’t working for me helppp

          • And also i am on MacBookPro

          • My json isnot in Notepad, Notepad++ or Text Editor. when I click it, I saw: Windows cannot open this file. To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it

          • When I click on choose a program from a list of installed program and choose notepad, it said:{
            “id”: “1.11.2”,
            “time”: “2017-04-07T18:44:29+07:00”,
            “releaseTime”: “2016-12-21T16:29:12+07:00”,
            “type”: “release”,
            “minecraftArguments”: “–username ${auth_player_name} –version ${version_name} –gameDir ${game_directory} –assetsDir ${assets_root} –assetIndex ${assets_index_name} –uuid ${auth_uuid} –accessToken ${auth_access_token} –userType ${user_type} –versionType ${version_type}”,
            “libraries”: […],
            “mainClass”: “net.minecraft.client.main.Main”,
            “minimumLauncherVersion”: 18,
            “assets”: “1.11”
            }

          • Notepad should be fine for opening your .json files.

  4. i download impact and its there but every time i try to run the launcher it does nothing. it doesn’t even crash. i just press the play button and nothing happens. pls help!

  5. I can find and run it but i have a problem that i launch it and it says”Nodus” at the top and “pick a version” then has nothing else there if you could please help it would be much apreciated.

    • Sorry, the old Nodus launcher cannot find any versions. I didn’t make it, so I can’t fix it. Since the Nodus launcher’s failure, I try to only upload clients that don’t need a launcher to download individual versions.

  6. I try to download these hacking clients, but everytime id doesn’t work. There is no possible way to edit the text, but I tried 3 times with different hacks.

  7. Hey man, I wanna use Impact for 1.10, I’ve used it on my old computer, then I got a new one, and I used it there, and all of a sudden it won’t pop up, all started when I was playing using a Mod Pack from Curse, plz help me. I don’t use Impact for bad and want to be able to use it again!!

  8. I’m using 1.10 Impact and When I’m opening the launcher and trying to run the client, it says nothing and won’t open the game it self.
    I’m pressing “Play” the blue bar is loading, and nothing happened after it loads full.

  9. I have tryd much hacks but no-one comes in the version list

  10. Hey ! Nowadays these hacks wont show up in my version list in minecraft list. Only Wurst which I dont like. Today I downloaded Huzuni for 1.10 and Wolfram for 1.10 . Both wont show. Only Wurst 1.10 that I got couple weeks ago. SO… as I have all minecraft stuff in there in .minecraft folder, I decided to delete whole folder. after launching minecraft launcher all the unseen hacked clients now is showing in the list of releases.

    • Lol, nice troll. Obviously, deleting your .minecraft folder would remove Minecraft from your computer. But nice try 🙂

      • I got everything and it deos show up but when i launch it says Could not find main class: net.minecraft.client.main.Main. progan will exit, what to do?

        • It sounds like you are having some kind of data problem. Make sure you are connected to an unrestricted Internet source, or try re-downloading the client.

  11. I’ve downloaded impact, but it dosent show up in the versions list and i’ve tried all the steps u told me to do above. However, i downloaded a cracked launcher, just for tested and i can see impact on its version list. Please help!

  12. I have tried all of the steps above but it wont show up im using Reflex

  13. Impact 3.0 worked 1 time for me. When I loaded it up the next day, the launcher crashed and I got this…
    Completely ignored arguments: [–nativeLauncherVersion, 307]
    Exception in thread “Client thread”
    Any ideas?

  14. itt still dosent pop up in versions i had to change nothing in notepad HELP

  15. can you help me?
    I have done everything that you told us to do, it is all there, the quotation marks and the names are all correct in the .json file, so i dont know what is going on, i tried everything but it still doesnt appear in the launcher even when i have 2 hack clients in the versions folder… arghh so frustrating! plz help!

  16. Try reistalling it if ur using skillclient 1.10

  17. IT WONT WORK I GOT LIKE 4 DIFERENT WURST HACKS AND A WEEPCRAFT BUT NONE SHOW UP IN MY THING WHAT DO I DO

    • If absolutely all of your clients will not show up, you are probably making a mistake somewhere in the process. I would recommend trying a different launcher, like Magic Launcher, instead.

  18. hey admin can u help me out ? in my launcher it says that my javaversion is wrong >…i use a cracked version soooo…if i dont use a cracked version it willll not work help me out as soon as possibe

    • You should update to the latest version of Java from Java.com. Also, hacked clients can have problems with cracked launchers — maybe try a client that is able to use MCLeaks alt tokens.

  19. hey ahh ive tryed 10 YEA 10 DIFFRENT CLIENTS NONE WORK AND I DID ALL ABOVE

    • If absolutely all of your clients will not show up, you are probably making a mistake somewhere in the process. I would recommend trying a different launcher, like Magic Launcher, instead.

  20. Umm the natives folder isn’t downloaded, for this hacked client, it needs a natives folder, and it isnt downloading. any tips?

    • The launcher looks to Mojang’s servers for files it is missing. Chances are your hacked client was missing the natives folder, and the launcher turned to Mojang, which obviously wouldn’t have the files that your hacked client needs. I would either try re-downloading the client or contacting the author of the client to resolve your problem.

  21. My wurst hacked client wont load?

  22. I tried to download impact from the link in the article but its outdated and so i downloaded the 1.11.2 version and changed like you said but it wont show

  23. I am on mac and i have tried all that you have said however the mod I am using (Reflex) and any other mod I try does not show up on the launcher please help ASAP.

    • Sorry, but I’m not very familiar with Mac. If you tried the steps above and your client is still not appearing, I don’t know how to help you. Try both a different client and a different launcher (such as Magic Launcher) to narrow down the problem.

  24. Sans the Skeleton March 5, 2017 @ 1:21 AM

    I’m trying to install SkillClient but when I put the folder into the \versions of my .minecraft folder, it doesn’t show up in the launcher. Someone help?

    • Make sure, for example, if your files are SkillClient.jar and SkillClient.json, the folder is called SkillClient. These names have to be the same, and also in SkillClient.json make sure that the ID property has SkillClient (or whatever the name is) and that all of the lines have straight double quotes instead of curly ones.

  25. I have tried multiple hacked clients but the version won’t show up. I use one that uses forge but it isn’t good.

  26. I still can’t find it, i am using a mac, newest minecraft launcher

    • The newest minecraft launchers no longer support this method of adding clients. If you’re on windows, the “pro tip” included below the post will link you to the launcher you should use. However, with Mac, I can’t really help you since I’m unfamiliar with the Mac OS in general.

  27. NOTHING WORKS FOR MEEEE

  28. I’m trying to use wurst but it’s giving java error has occurred

  29. i tried what u asked to do put simply putting it in doesnt show up in my minecraft versions list pls help me

  30. fre_sha_vacado April 11, 2017 @ 8:49 PM

    When i run wolfram it runs perfectly fine but when it goes to the thing where it is supposed to says multiplayer and stuff it just says download the new update and i don’t wanna, but it is the only thing i can press. when i click on the update thing it brings me to a website and it wont ever load. Sorry if this is too long but PLZ HELP ME.

    • I’m sorry to hear you’re having problems with the wolfram client. It seems like you’re able to boot into your client fine, but this specific one is having problems. This means you need to either update it manually to the latest version (or an older, more stable one) or switch to a different client altogether.

  31. Hey can you help me? I just put Wurst hacked client on the Version folder at %appdata%, but still when i launch Minecraft the Wurst client doesn’t showed up.. I even followed your instructions but still it wont show up..
    🙁 Please help me, thanks..

  32. Hey…a friend of mine has a hacked client named Wurst…We have the same file but his launcher buges when he is pressing play while mine no…What can be done to fix this problem?? Thanks!!!

    • If they’re the same exact files, the problem is obviously with his setup. Try re-installing Java, the launcher, clients, etc. until you identify the problem.

  33. I got wurst to run once on my windows and then I pushed l in the game and it crashed. Ever since it says wurst is unavailable on launcher. And other clients dont appear on it.

    • Since it ran once, then crashed, and now all of your clients don’t show up, I’d say your best course of action would be to re-download the launcher and/or the clients.

  34. I super duper need help, whats happened is i’ve already downloaded the wurst hacked client before, but this was ages ago and i havent used any hacked clients recently. I’ve decided i wanted to use the update on wurst yet i’ve downloaded wurst (on macbook air) it was saying it couldn’t open the file because of some problem so i had to research a bit and found out i had to left click the file, click “open with” then click “Archieve Utlitity 1.10” it opened and then BOOM i had all these random files and folders inside this hacked client. The folders are named “assets, org, net and META-INF and there is 1 file inside the hacked client folder named “gson-2.8.0.jar” pretty pretty PRETTY please help me.
    Also i’ve tried to download 3 other hacked clients (wurst different version, wolfram and another wurst version) yet they still have the same folders and files. I tried using them to start minecraft but it doesnt show up on the minecraft versions list when i put it on.
    Thanks for reading if you do read.
    Thanks for you time.
    Tyla.

    • It sounds like you are trying to open the .jar file, which is useless. All you need to do is copy the Wurst.jar and Wurst.json (or whatever they are called) into a folder of the same name, in the .minecraft\versions folder. That’s the only way to make it show up in the Minecraft versions list.

    • I have this exact same problem !? its driving me crazy…. every version i download of wurst has the folders you state ? why >!!>!> aaargh help…..

      • You are opening the .jar file, when you don’t need to. Just put the .jar and .json files together in a folder of the same name, and make sure the folder is in .minecraft\versions

  35. DestroyerOfWorlds June 19, 2017 @ 3:02 AM

    Ok so I tried a lot of different minecraft clients such as jigsaw and pandora and NONE of them worked after following your steps listed. I decided to download magic launcher and when I go to the versions it only shows up with 1.12 and 1.8.8 which are the versions I’ve played. none of the hacked clients. please help. With the actual minecraft launcher the hacking versions didn’t show up either.

  36. If the folder does not exist .json file there is only a jar file when downloading its file ….. How ???

    • Search for the client from a different source. Reputable sources (including this site) should always include the .jar and .json files, at a bare minimum.

  37. every time I download a hacking client it always comes us as an adobe acrobat flash player file. how can I change that and what file opener can I use?

    • Just search online to find out how to “restore default file associations”. All you need is explorer to open the .zip file if you’re on Windows, and some kind of text editor to modify the .json if need be. You don’t ever have to open the .jar file.

  38. hey i downloaded aristois winrar and i cant find my json file and java file pleas help

  39. I am using matix 1.12 and after following all the steps, it still wont show up

  40. when i click on my hack client to unzip the files it doesnt come up with .jar or .json files, please help

    • You might have received a scam file or an incorrect file due to clicking on an ad. Make sure you’ve extracted the .zip file before running any included installer scripts, if your client includes them.

  41. i try all your fix,but,in my launcher,(shinigma),it’s not work.

    • Shinigma is a cracked launcher. Perhaps it doesn’t support unofficial clients. Even if it does, the directory where you would put the client must be different.

  42. When I download Wurst, a “Wurst notepad” opens with indiscernible code. I try to place the wurst download into the minecraft versions upon typing %appdata% in the start menu. I open the game but Wurst is not on the list. Is there something I missed or am I downloading the wrong Wurst client. Using client 1.121

    • It sounds like you’re opening Wurst.jar. Check in your client 1.121 download, there should be files called Wurst.jar and Wurst.json. Make a folder called “Wurst” in .minecraft\versions and in that folder, put the two files.

  43. The Java JAR file “Wurst-Client-v6.12.1-MC1.12.jar” could not be launched.

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