There video game 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 OpenJDK, 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 http://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/launcher/Minecraft.jar $ sudo chown -R <nombredeusuario>:nombredeusuario> /opt/minecraft/
That's it, We already have Minecraft installed in our distro.