Installing Raspbian on your Raspberry Pi means you'll find Minecraft Pi in the Games section. Minecraft Pi is a stripped-down version of the popular survival game. It's designed to teach users a variety of programming languages.

It's certainly entertaining, but not the Minecraft game we are all so fond of. A group of Raspberry Pi users has figured out how you can install Minecraft fully-featured on your Raspberry Pi 2, or 3.

Like everything else on the Raspberry Pi, there's a lot of editing and playing with files and Terminal commands. Be sure to be patient, read through each step, and you should be able to complete the task.

Be aware of this before you begin, there are some things you should be aware of:

You will need to know your Mojang login details, along with your Minecraft username.

Naturally, you'll need a paid license for Minecraft. You can purchase one at

The guide is only applicable to Minecraft 1.8.9. You can still use the latest version of Minecraft 1.8.9.

Although Minecraft is not the most enjoyable experience on an expensive computer It is certainly possible to play it.

Plan to spend an hour getting everything up and running.

I recommend opening the guide in the browser on your Raspberry Pi and then placing the Terminal window next to it. You'll have to download modified log files from Dropbox. I don't want to share the commands here only to have them changed in the future.

It's very easy. You'll need to copy various Terminal commands from your browser and then paste them into the command prompt. After you have entered each command, hit the Enter key on your keyboard. Your Pi will handle the rest.

Tips to help make the process more smooth

Step 1 does not apply to Raspberry Pi 3 users. It is not possible to currently overclock the Pi 3 In addition that, the Pi 3 is actually faster out of the box than the suggested overclock speed of the Pi 2.

After you've completed Step 4, press the Arrow keys to highlight Advanced options. Then highlight GL Options, select Enable.

Step 7 of the guide was confusing to me. It says click "edit profile" however, you actually have to click Profile Editor , and then double-click the first listing. Click on Version Selection next to Use version to select the number of the build. The default guide is 1.8.9. This version is the one we recommend for now. We will change it once everything is working.

Step 10 tells you to edit the "" file without additional instructions. To do this you need to open the Minecraft folder that is located within your Pi directory and right-click the file, then choose Text Editor.

There are two options to launch Minecraft. To launch Minecraft The guide will advise you to use "./". However, this method is not sufficient. You will need to type "cd Minecraft", before entering the command. MINECRAFT-SERVERS is to open Minecraft folder and double-click on the file. Then, select "Execute."

Start with the latest version. You can now begin to play with the installation. In order to jump to the latest version of Minecraft, you'll need to relaunch the Minecraft.jar file.

Enter the cd Minecraft in a Terminal window

Next, enter: java -jar Minecraft.jar

Click on Profile Editor to change the version to 1.9.4 or the most current version.

Save your change, and click the Play button to force Minecraft to download the latest version.

Then start the Minecraft folder.

In order to eliminate any headaches should you make a mistake, just take two seconds to make a duplicate of the file. Change the name to "".

Make sure you have a copy of the file. Then, right-click on it and choose Text Editor.

Press Ctrl-F on your keyboard, and type 1.8.9 in the text field. There should be at least two instances. Replace each with the current version of Minecraft (this is the same version number as you selected in step 3).

Save the file, then restart your Raspberry Pi.

Start Minecraft as normal and enjoy.

Created: 28/06/2022 12:09:53
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