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  1. #1
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    Post Installing Minecraft in Ubuntu

    Step 1 - Files/Programs
    Go to the Ubuntu Software Center and install OpenJDK Java 6...
    Get minecraft.jar from here and place in you home directory.
    Get minecraft.svg from the attachments at the bottom of this post and put it in the same place.

    Step 2 - Terminal
    Open the terminal and type: sudo bash
    Enter your password (not the root one)
    Then type: ls
    Check if the files you added are there.
    If they are type: chmod a+x minecraft.jar
    This will make it run-able
    Close the terminal

    Step 3 - Open with
    Go to the minecraft.jar file and right-click on it
    Select preferences and set it to open with OpenJDK Java 6...

    Step 4 - Launcher
    Add a launcher on the desktop (right-click)
    Click on the image and locate minecraft.svg
    Name it Minecraft
    Set the location as the minecraft.jar file

    And your done so Try it out

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    Re: Installing Minecraft in Ubuntu

    Way too many steps

    Just download the minecraft.jar. Right-click on it, and in permissions tab set it to executable. Double click the .jar. Done!

    If not already done, install "ubuntu-restricted-extras" from Software Centre.

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    Talking Re: Installing Minecraft in Ubuntu

    Thanks,
    @kaldor i dont care if it has 9999 steps i just care that it works anyway thanks for the help i was getting bored

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    Re: Installing Minecraft in Ubuntu

    Necromancy.

    Anyway, kaldor's way should also work and it is much easier to follow.

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    Exclamation Re: Installing Minecraft in Ubuntu

    Error: Game not downloaded, tried to force update.

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    Re: Installing Minecraft in Ubuntu

    I have the installer downloaded, set to an execute file but that's as far as I can get it to go. When I double click it and choose, "run in Terminal" the terminal will pop up for a split second and the close instantly. Nothing happens after that. Any idea whats up?



    Thanks Kaldor, it opened and I was able to log in but its a black screen now. Grr. One more thing to fix now. HAha Gotta get it goin though. Any tips or knowledge would help. I have little experience with Ubuntu or linux but I'm learning quickly.

    Got it! YAY!
    Last edited by DracoVitae; March 1st, 2012 at 05:44 PM.

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    Re: Installing Minecraft in Ubuntu

    Wich freaking password do you mean ???

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    Re: Installing Minecraft in Ubuntu

    In step 2 he wants you to open a root Terminal. You can do this by pressing ctrl+alt+t cut and paste the following commands into the terminal window one line at a time minus the $.

    $ sudo bash

    Use your log in password when asked.

    $ cd ~/Desktop/ && chmod a+x minecraft.jar

    or

    $ cd ~/Downloads/ && chmod a+x minecraft.jar

    Close the Terminal and goto Step 3.
    Last edited by regor210; April 15th, 2012 at 05:26 PM.

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    Re: Installing Minecraft in Ubuntu

    Works perfectly. Thanks

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    Re: Installing Minecraft in Ubuntu

    I got everything to work, but when i try to log in, i blackscreen.
    help?

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