How to install Minecraft on Linux

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There are video games that become classics for some particular detail such as their graphics innovative or their speed and realism of movements. Others, as in the case of Minecraft, they achieve that thanks to what they can somehow generate in users, and that is because for something they have been able to become the second best-selling video game in history, with more than 107 million copies sold.

It is a multiplatform video game (It has versions for Windows, Mac OS X, Android, iOS and of course, also for our platform) so let's see how to install minecraft on linux, a procedure that is not complicated but requires a few steps that we are going to detail below.

We are facing a java based game, or rather an application that is based on the framework developed by Sun in the '90s, today owned by Oracle. So the first step to be able to use it will be to install it on our computers, and for this we can use the original alternative, that is, JDK-JRE, or that of Java Open JDK, already mature enough today to be used in all kinds of projects.

This project is available to install from repository in most of the GNU / Linux distros, and in some cases like Ubuntu we can continue these instructions that at the time we detailed in our brother blog ubunlog. In any case, once the Java or OpenJDK runtime is installed, we will have already taken the first step to play Minecraft on Linux.

The second step will be to download the game from its official website, to save it in the / opt folder of our team:

$ sudo mkdir -p /opt/minecraft/bin
$ sudo wget -O /opt/minecraft/bin/Minecraft.jar
$ sudo chown -R <nombredeusuario>:nombredeusuario> /opt/minecraft/

That's it, We already have Minecraft installed in our distro.

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  1.   Rolo said

    there is a free and native alternative for linux (multiplatform), called minetest which is a fork of minecraft

  2.   Gregory ros said

    I'm very sorry for Minecraft or its free alternative Minetest, but I can't handle its graphics, just looking at those edges makes my guts twist :(

  3.   alex said


  4.   franc said

    Hello friend I hope you read this. I am looking for a way to be able to play minecraft with my brother on LAN. The problem is that I have Ubuntu. Will there be versions that work for both OS?

  5.   emili said

    hi guys

  6.   Jesus said

    hello frank, I'm not sure if you're still aware of this post
    I used to play with my brother although with the same OS

    however I do not think that is a problem that they are different
    since both will enter the same server that is minecraft
    the real problem is creating a connection between both systems

    I recommend looking for how to create a local network between windows (if this is your case) and ubuntu

  7.   holicraft96 said

    Hello, to be played, you can as long as the two machines have
    installed the java version and both have the same update, for example both must have 1.14.4 which is the current one.

  8.   your mother said

    It's incredible that this shitty explanation, with syntax errors, is the first thing that appears in google when you type "minecraft for linux".
    what a fucking forum shit.

  9.   Bautista said

    it won't let me play it for the password

  10.   junior francheskov said

    How it installs

  11.   dante the gamer said

    it didn't work for me