Hey everyone, our primary focus these past few weeks has been to add some much-requested mods to the client, along with continuing our goal to optimize a few memory issues. We reduced the startup time by a significant amount of time and finally stopped the main menu from freezing for a few seconds when you launched the game.

Some new mods for this update include Bedwars Mod, Pack Organizer, and Tab Editor; a complete list can be found below. As for quality of life improvements and bug fixes, we fixed many issues with Microsoft Auth and made it so cosmetics instantly update for other players upon equipping them in-game. If you have any suggestions to improve Lunar Client, make sure to interact with us on our social media accounts.

We are still actively searching for new hires. Visit our jobs page for all relevant information. Thank you all for the constant support; Lunar Client is made for the players, by the players.

New Mods

bedwars

Hypixel Bedwars Mod

A mod for all of your Hypixel Bedwars needs. This mod offers stats, height overlay, colored beds, hardcore hearts, and resource counter.

bedwars


packorganizer

Pack Organizer Mod

A mod that allows resource packs to be put into folders to help keep things organized.

packorganizer


glint

Glint Colorizer Mod

A mod that allows you to customize the color of the glint that is displayed on enchanted items or armor.

glint


tab

Tab Editor Mod

A mod that allows you to customize the tab list on servers.

tab


hit color

Hit Color Mod

A mod that allows you to modify the damage indicator color.

hitcolor

New Features

  Skin Enhancements

  • Backported transparent skins to version 1.7.10 and 1.8.9
  • Backported the Alex model to version 1.7.10
  • Backported transparent skin rendering for player heads
  • Backported first person layer rendering to the arm on version 1.7.10

  Live Cosmetic Updates

  • Cosmetics now instantly update for other players upon equipping them in-game

  Startup Screen

  • Added a loading screen to indicate the progress of Lunar Client’s startup

    startup

Improvements

  Microsoft Accounts

  • Fixed a crash on macOS when trying to sign-in with Microsoft
  • Added success/failed notifications when signing in
  • Changed the login and password fields to include “Mojang” in the name

    login

  Optimized Cloak Texture Loading (Part 2/2)

  • Significant optimizations to the loading of animated cloak textures, this improves the overall startup time of the game for all versions
  • Eliminates almost all of the “freeze of death” when hitting the main menu on 1.7/1.8/1.12

    graph

  Resource Pack List

  • Optimized the loading of resource packs significantly
  • Added Lunar-styled options for clear glass, red string, and transparent background
  • Added an option to show/hide incompatible packs (1.8+)

    pack

  Item Physics

  • Made it so if an item lands flipped over / upside down, it will remain flipped over and won’t un-flip itself
  • Items rotate more slowly when in water on 1.16/1.17 for consistency with the changed water physics in 1.13+
  • Items no longer spin around when the game is paused
  • Allow faster item rotation speeds in item physics settings to compensate
  • Fixed off-center item rotations
  • Fixed item rotation speed being FPS-dependent (and different each frame!)
  • Fixed items rendering wrongly or with the wrong size on 1.7
  • Fixed items rotating more quickly when rendered multiple times per frame (like with shaders when a shadow pass is enabled)
  • Fixed overlapping items z-fighting with each other
  • Fixed items hiding in snow on 1.7, 1.8, and 1.12
  • Fixed physics rotation pitch being reset by server entity position update packets
  • Fixed inconsistent clumping with item physics between versions

  Color Picker

  • Added a text field to color picker so users can insert precise HEX codes

    color

  Optifine

  • Added OptiFine to version 1.17

Bug Fixes

  VBO Lock

  • Fixed an issue where the “Use VBOs” setting was locked to ON

  Emote Crash

  • Fixed an issue where players would sometimes crash when connecting to a server where a player is emoting (1.16/1.17)

  LC Notifications

  • Fixed an issue where the LC logo would render off-centered if the notification didn’t have a title