Get Minecraft Running On The Raspberry Pi

Raspbian is installed on your Raspberry Pi. This will enable you to locate Minecraft Pi under the Games section. Minecraft Pi is a stripped-down version of the well-known survival game. It's designed to teach users various programming languages.

It's certainly entertaining but it's not the Minecraft game we love to. 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 tinkering with files and Terminal commands. You should be patient and go through each step.

Be aware that prior to you start there are some important things you need to know:

You will need to know your Mojang account log-in info, along with your Minecraft username.

You'll need an active Minecraft license. offers a way to purchase one.

The guide is specific to Minecraft 1.8.9. However, with a simple tweak you can run the latest version, currently 1.9.4 (more on this later).

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

Spend an hour setting everything up.

I recommend opening the guide using your Raspberry Pi's browser and then placing an Terminal window next to it. You'll need to download some altered log files from Dropbox. I do not want to publish the commands here only to see them changed in the future.

The procedure is easy, mostly requiring you to copy various Terminal commands from the browser, pasting them into the command line. After you've pasted each command, press enter on the keyboard and your Pi takes care of the rest.

Tips to make the process as smooth as you can Here are some suggestions I have come up with to help make the process as smoothly as you can:

Step 1 is not applicable to Raspberry Pi 3 users. You cannot currently overclock the Pi 3 Besides, the Pi 3 is actually faster out of the box than the suggested overclock speed of the Pi 2.

After you have completed Step 4, press the arrow keys to highlight Advanced options. Then highlight GL Options and select Enable.

I was a little confused by the 7th step of the guideline in which it states to click on "edit profile," You actually need to click on Profile Editor and then double-click the first (and only) listing. Click on Version Selection next to Use version to select the number for the build. The default guide is 1.8.9. For now, useMinecraft pixelmon servershave and we can change it after everything is working.

Step 10 tells you to edit the "" file without additional instructions. To do this you need to open the Minecraft folder in your Pi directory, and right-click on the file, and then select Text Editor.

To launch Minecraft, you have a two options. The guide will tell you to use "./" in Terminal to start Minecraft. While this is a good option, you must type "cd Minecraft", before entering the command. Another option is to open Minecraft folder and double-click the file. Then, select "Execute."

Start the latest version. Now you can begin to play around with the installation. To upgrade to the most recent Minecraft version, you'll have to relaunch Minecraft.jar.

In a Terminal window, enter:"cd" Minecraft

Next, enter: java -jar Minecraft.jar

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

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

Then, then, open the Minecraft folder.

To avoid any problems should you make a mistake, create backups of the file. Change the name to "".

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

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

Save the file and restart your Raspberry Pi.

Launch Minecraft like you normally would and then enjoy.