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First off, if you haven’t already, download Wurst and save it somewhere on your computer.

Then open the Windows Explorer and type %appdata% into the address bar, as shown below:


This will redirect you to a folder named “Roaming”. Inside of that folder, go to “.minecraft” and then “versions”.

Minecraft versions folder

Now put your downloaded ZIP file into this folder and open it using the Windows Explorer.

open ZIP file with Windows Explorer

Press the “Extract All” button at the top and press “Extract” again in the dialog that appears.

exctract ZIP file with Windows Explorer

The versions folder should now contain another folder with the same name as the ZIP file. You don’t need the ZIP file anymore, just delete it.

delete ZIP file

Inside of that folder, there will be another folder that is simply named “Wurst”. Drag that out of the other folder directly into “versions”.

move Wurst folder into versions

Now that you have the “Wurst” folder, you won’t need the other folder anymore. You can delete that as well.

delete extracted folder

That is it in terms of the files and folders. The only thing that’s left is adding a Wurst profile in the Minecraft launcher.

Start the Minecraft launcher (or restart it if it’s already open) and click the “New Profile” button.

Minecraft launcher > New Profile

That will bring you to the Profile Editor, where you can change a whole bunch of settings. Let’s start with the most important one: Set “Use version” to “release Wurst”, which is right between “release 1.8” and “release 1.8.1”.

All of the other settings are optional, but some of them are quite useful:

  • Set “Profile Name” to Wurst Client so that you know that this profie is Wurst.

  • Append \instances\Wurst to the “Game Directory” field so that this profile can’t change the settings of your other profiles.

  • Set “Launcher Visibility” to “Hide launcher and re-open when game closes”. That will bring you back to the launcher when you close Minecraft.

  • In “JVM Arguments”, replace -Xmx1G with -Xmx4G so that Minecraft gets more RAM and runs faster.

Lastly, don’t forget to save the new profile.

Minecraft launcher > Profile Editor

The installation is now complete and you can start Wurst using the “Play” button.

Minecraft launcher > Play