Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Minecraft is a sandbox indie game, enabling the users to build beautiful buildings, but also some structures to protect against nocturnal monsters.
The Minecraft installer just downloads the Minecraft.jar file from the official servers and runs it. In order to play minecraft, you need either Oracle Java 7 or OpenJDK 7:
- Instructions for installing Oracle Java 7 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint and their derivative systems
- Instructions for installing Oracle Java 8 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint and their derivative systems
The latest version of Minecraft has been released on the 1st of July, 2013. For more information, see this article.
In this article I will show you how to install Minecraft on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.
Because the Minecraft installer is available via PPA, all you have to do to install it is:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:minecraft-installer-peeps/minecraft-installer
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install minecraft-installer
After the installation has been finished successfully, open Minecraft Installer, login with your Minecraft account and the game’s installation should start.