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How to Install Minecraft on Linux ?

  • Last Updated : 17 Jun, 2021

Minecraft is a sandbox video game that was developed by Mojang. The game was created by Markus “Notch” Persson using the programming language JAVA.

Requirements:

If you don’t have OpenJDK installed, then install it by entering the following commands in Terminal.

  • For Ubuntu/Debian users:

sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jdk

  • For Other Linux Distributions:

su -c “yum install java-1.8.0-openjdk”



  • Check your java version by entering the following commands in Terminal:

java -version

javac -version

Steps to Download and Install Minecraft using Terminal:

For other Linux distribution users:

Step 1: Download the Minecraft.tar.gz archive from their official website using wget.

wget https://launcher.mojang.com/download/Minecraft.tar.gz

Step 2: Extract the downloaded archive.

tar -xvf Minecraft.tar.gz



Step 3: Go to the newly created folder after extracting and start up the launcher.

cd minecraft-launcher

./minecraft-launcher

For Ubuntu/Debian users:

Step 1: Download the Minecraft.deb file from their official website using wget.

wget https://launcher.mojang.com/download/Minecraft.deb

Step 2: Install the downloaded package.

sudo dpkg -i Minecraft.deb



Step 3: To solve dependency issues, enter the following command.

sudo apt -f install

Step 4: Start up the launcher.

minecraft-launcher

The following steps represent the remaining steps to installing Minecraft game files and are common for every Linux distribution user.

Step 1: After starting up the launcher, click on either Microsoft Login/Mojang Login to authenticate your account containing a license.



Step 2: Click on Play/Play Demo depending on your License.

Step 3: This will start by downloading the latest release of Minecraft(Java Edition) from Minecraft Servers.

Step 4: After downloading is over, click on Play Demo again to start the game.

Step 5: Click on Play/Play Demo World to load Minecraft World.

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