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I have installed a small Minecraft directory on a flash drive, which is 1 gigabyte in size. The reason that I didn't install Minecraft directly is that I could set up the directory as a new Launcher profile. I could then use my current downloaded versions and launcher settings to run through the directory, and still obtain a new set of worlds, servers, etc. I could also save a lot of disk space, which was the most important reason that I did this.
I have the directory working perfectly, but I realize that my options specified in-game are stored in the directory. This is a problem because I have a very old computer that requires minimal video options configured. But on newer computers, I would like to enable the higher definition options. I would prefer to avoid manually setting each option myself whenever I play Minecraft. Creating a separate directory would also be insufficient because my worlds, mods, and servers are not carried through. In order to mirror them, I would require more storage space. I would like to save as much storage space for the worlds themselves as possible.
I noticed the "options.txt" file placed in the root of my flash drive. I understand that I can edit the contents of this file, restart Minecraft, and have the new settings applied. However, editing the file would be more time consuming and annoying than editing the options themselves.
I tried using symbolic and hard links to link the folders and files without using any more storage space, but my drive is formatted with exFAT and hard links require NTFS. Also, the drive does not support adding symbolic links.
Simply copying the files over would be bad because that would require more storage space.
Is there any way that I can backup my video options and choose to either restore them to my game or keep the default settings (preferably only the video options, as that would take up less space)? I am fine with this being a launcher configuration, or if I had to do some stuff in-game.
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Remember those versions that minecraft pranked us with? Specifically:
Those are still downloadable! Watch this video for 2.0:
To download the other ones you need to make a folder in the versions folder for minecraft and put the client and JSON file for the versions in there. They all need to be named the same aside from file extensions. Once you do that, you will be able to choose that version when making a new profile with the minecraft launcher.