How Do I Download An Older Version Of Minecraft

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  1. Alright so i tried looking through 'older' versions of Forge but its the same version. I tried looking it up and i still don't know how to install a older version. I really want an older version because specific mods need a older version. 14 + and A TON of mods are lower that i wanted.
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I am a YouTuber and I'm thinking of making a modded series with my friend. I went to the Minecraft website to download v1.6.4 of the server, but they don't have it. So I then searched via Google and found McNostalgia and MVC (Minecraft Version Changer) but it only had v1.6.2 and below.

How can I obtain the Minecraft server jar for an older version?

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An extensive list of download links to older minecraft.jars and minecraft_server.jars can be found on https://mcversions.net/.

The links provided on that site are the same as the download links provided in Mojang's update posts, like this one, and hosted by Mojang themselves (Rehosting would violate Mojang's TOS).

In their own words:

[MCVersions.net] is a small project designed to make obtaining versions of Minecraft easy and simple. All content is provided by Mojang and is never re-distributed. [...] this website [is] not affiliated with Mojang AB.

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You can download v.1.6.4 of “minecraft_server.jar” here:
https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/1.6.4/minecraft_server.1.6.4.jar

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  • Come on... a lot of 'interesting' apps are out of support on older versions of IOS, especially those with API calls... First message you get is 'upgrade'. Would it be to apple unfriendly for appleinsider to have that check done ? My wife has an iphone 4 stuck to IOS9, and she can enjoy very little of the most common apps.
  • Come on... a lot of 'interesting' apps are out of support on older versions of IOS, especially those with API calls... First message you get is 'upgrade'. Would it be to apple unfriendly for appleinsider to have that check done ? My wife has an iphone 4 stuck to IOS9, and she can enjoy very little of the most common apps.
    I'm not sure what 'check' you're asking us to do? We say in the end of the procedure that it isn't the be-all end-all of solutions, as developers have often changed things on the back-end.
    edited February 2018
  • Fantastic! I was disappointed when some of my old favorites didn't make it to iOS 11, but now they're up and running on my old 4S. Thank you!
  • I had the iWork suite on my iOS devices when iOS 6 was out. After I downgraded my iPhone 4s to iOS 6 from iOS 9, I went to install them using the steps from this article. I guess that Apple deleted the old versions of Pages, Numbers & Keynote, it says that it’s not compatible with iOS 6, and doesn’t give the option of downloading the older version like the other apps did.
  • I have a LED lightbulb app that disappeared from the app store sometime in the last 6 - 9 months. I was able to get it from a time machine backup after I upgraded to a new iPhone X but it wasn't downloadable. I just tried to see if it was available using this technique and it wasn't in the purchased list either. So, the developer (or possibly Apple with what they think is an abandoned app) can remove the app from the store and it disappears from the purchased list too.
  • Good article, Mike.
    There are a few caveats to this situation, however.
    1) This only works for apps you have already purchased. If you try to purchase an app from the store that is new to your iDevice, you will get the error 'This app requires iOS x.x' and it won't let you buy it, EVEN IF THERE ARE OLDER VERSIONS OF THE APP AVAILABLE. This is a bug in the App Store that has been around FOREVER, Apple *knows* about it (I put in one of the Radars myself when I was a developer), and it has never been fixed.
    It used to be that you could get around this by purchasing the app in the App Store on iTunes on a Mac- which put it in the 'Purchased' list on the device, allowing Mike's instructions (above) to work. Unfortunately, Apple removed THAT capability last year when they 'improved' iTunes by taking the iOS app store out.
    2) As Mike listed above, many times you will download an App that immediately says 'ooh, you should upgrade', or it just doesn't work.
    The Starbucks, Walmart and Overcast apps are some of these.
    Usually this is driven by changes to the back-end of the app, where the developer either deliberately broke backwards compatibility or didn't bother to think about it. This isn't Apple's fault-- if the older apps don't work any more the developer should remove them from the store.
  • I have a LED lightbulb app that disappeared from the app store sometime in the last 6 - 9 months. I was able to get it from a time machine backup after I upgraded to a new iPhone X but it wasn't downloadable. I just tried to see if it was available using this technique and it wasn't in the purchased list either. So, the developer (or possibly Apple with what they think is an abandoned app) can remove the app from the store and it disappears from the purchased list too.
    This is true. When I stopped paying my developer fees my apps disappeared completely from the App store, from the purchased list, and now that the apps that are backed up to your computer are not loaded any more to your phone, it will disappear from your phone at your next restore because all apps now come from the store and not your backup.
  • Good article, Mike.
    There are a few caveats to this situation, however.
    1) This only works for apps you have already purchased. If you try to purchase an app from the store that is new to your iDevice, you will get the error 'This app requires iOS x.x' and it won't let you buy it, EVEN IF THERE ARE OLDER VERSIONS OF THE APP AVAILABLE. This is a bug in the App Store that has been around FOREVER, Apple *knows* about it (I put in one of the Radars myself when I was a developer), and it has never been fixed.
    It used to be that you could get around this by purchasing the app in the App Store on iTunes on a Mac- which put it in the 'Purchased' list on the device, allowing Mike's instructions (above) to work. Unfortunately, Apple removed THAT capability last year when they 'improved' iTunes by taking the iOS app store out.
    2) As Mike listed above, many times you will download an App that immediately says 'ooh, you should upgrade', or it just doesn't work.
    The Starbucks, Walmart and Overcast apps are some of these.
    Usually this is driven by changes to the back-end of the app, where the developer either deliberately broke backwards compatibility or didn't bother to think about it. This isn't Apple's fault-- if the older apps don't work any more the developer should remove them from the store.
    Regarding 1 -- you can buy it on another iOS device, and it will still pop up in purchased, allowing you to download it on the older device. The caveat of the older device not being able to buy it is still true.
    If I was King, I'd do some kind of matrix on the app store, saying if there's an iOS 5/9/10 version of the app, and a + or - for if it works well or not. I'm not, so.
  • I have a LED lightbulb app that disappeared from the app store sometime in the last 6 - 9 months. I was able to get it from a time machine backup after I upgraded to a new iPhone X but it wasn't downloadable. I just tried to see if it was available using this technique and it wasn't in the purchased list either. So, the developer (or possibly Apple with what they think is an abandoned app) can remove the app from the store and it disappears from the purchased list too.
    Or its a 32 bit app and that's why you are not seeing it. IOS 11 stopped supporting them 4.5 monts ago.
  • Good point, Foggyhill. It’s helpful to bear in mind that the number of people who can update to the latest iOS but just don’t is **very small** for clear, obvious reasons (security, new features, maintaining software). Almost all of the people who aren’t on iOS 11 at this point literally can’t update to it on their present device. Thus, the reason Apple doesn’t cater to this small group is because: A. This problem wil take care of itself when you upgrade the hardware, and you will at some point; B. This is nowhere near a large enough pool of users to do more than they are already doing, and C. This is largely a decision made by developers rather than Apple, with the exception of something like the 64bit-only nature of iOS 11, ie the kind of major shift that happens once or twice a decade.
  • Thanks. This worked for me. Weird that you need to go to purchased to download. Searching for the exact same app and trying to download that way doesn’t work.
  • Thanks. This worked for me. Weird that you need to go to purchased to download. Searching for the exact same app and trying to download that way doesn’t work.
    Because you cannot buy unsupported apps. You can only re-download apps you already purchased.
    Another note for everyone on this subject: if the developer is no longer selling the app on any region of the App Store, you will NOT be able to access it at all, even if you already purchased it.
  • Thanks. This worked for me. Weird that you need to go to purchased to download. Searching for the exact same app and trying to download that way doesn’t work.
    Because you cannot buy unsupported apps. You can only re-download apps you already purchased.
    Another note for everyone on this subject: if the developer is no longer selling the app on any region of the App Store, you will NOT be able to access it at all, even if you already purchased it.
    Interesting. This goes against everything I thought I understood from Apple's marketing efforts about putting my trust in the cloud, vs. local backups -- i.e. Anything I purchased would always be available via iTunes, even if it was discontinued. So if I bought an app, that is no longer sold, and my iPhone dies and I have to reinstall from the cloud, apps I previously purchased and used, potentially will be gone forever. Maybe it's my fault for not reading the fine print, but that runs counter to the general impression I got from Apple about putting my trust in the cloud.
  • There is an older itunes you can still download from Apple that has the app purchasing ability (12.6.4.3). Just install it and purchase the apps on your computer. Remember to never update the itunes software and you're fine. This article is very useful, thank you for sharing!
  • I just went to install a new app. It asked to download older version? I tapped 'download' and it did NOT install. Keeps stating upgrade. Tap upgrade.
    asked to download older version? I tapped 'download' and it did NOT install. Keeps stating upgrade and it did NOT install.
    over and over
  • I just wanted to say thanks for the very helpful advice.
    I was having problems with the Mail Online site on Safari crashing repeatedly ( Daily Mail online techies refused to help despite repeated complaints ) I tried to get Chrome as an alternative but this iPad 3 on V 9.3.5 is too old for the current version.
    Thanks to Mike I have found & loaded the last working version of Chrome for this OS and it solved the problem.
    Steve H
  • I can download the old version of the app but i can't get past the first screen notification that asks me to update to the new version. Any ideas?
  • I can download the old version of the app but i can't get past the first screen notification that asks me to update to the new version. Any ideas?
    That's the developer, not Apple.