I’m a huge fan of Minecraft, and recently started testing out some mods, as vanilla Minecraft does get repetitive in the long run. Technic is a mod pack which easily gives you a lot of fun instantly, and I have nothing bad to say about it. For the Launcher however…
Everything is stored under “../Application Support/technic/” which means that you won’t touch an already installed Minecraft, however it is possible to play vanilla Minecraft under the TechnicLauncher as well, but then the Launcher will redownload and install a new Minecraft install, not touching your “../Application Support/minecraft” installation.
Anyways, the launcher is at the moment a simple “TechnicLauncher.jar” file. This means no icon and not possible to start through Spotlight. You can’t add it to the dock either.
Using Jar Bundler (I got it from the 2012-005 Java developer pkg) I bundled the jar as an App, and put it in a DMG. This will make it possible to put the Launcher in the Applications directory, and add a shortcut to the dock etc. as with a normal app.
I’ve not done any alterations to the .jar itself, just created an App shell around it, I take no credit for the Launcher itself, and usage of this launcher is at your own risk (although I don’t see why there should be any problems with it).
TechnicLauncher for Mac here (Build 439)
Getting a “…move to trash” error?
Due to OS X’s safety settings, you might have to temporarily change a security setting in the Security & Privacy pane under System Preferences. Change “Allow applications downloaded from” to “Anywhere”, start the Launcher, and put it back to what it was.
Update: As there hasn’t been too much interest in this, I’ve stopped adding new versions.