Install and Optimize Minecraft! Edit on GitHub

Alright! Hitch on, choose your distro, and lets go on! This tutorial consists of debian and Ubuntu based instructions as well as arch linux, and fedora,

Debian and Ubuntu

   First, you will need Java runtime.

 bash sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jre  

So, you want oracle runtime instead? But…. fine…. Get the repository and install the package.


sudo apt-add-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer

You will then download the launcher. Go to the minecraft.net page to download or…

wget http://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/launcher/Minecraft.jar

Now run the file! Log in with your username and password and start playing!


This article was contributed by kylerschin.