Sunday, February 20, 2011

How to play Minecraft in Ubuntu 10.10

To play Minecraft on ubuntu we need three things:  1.) Minecraft.jar 2.) Java 3.) The proper permissions

It's really simple.  Download Minecraft.jar and put it in whatever directory you want.  This is where the file will live.

Next, go to the ubuntu software center and search for java - you can use OpenJava if you want.

Finally, right click your Minecraft.jar and look for the permissions tab.  There should be an option to allow it to run as an executable.

To run it, use this command in terminal:
java -Xmx1024M -Xms512M -cp /path/to/Minecraft.jar net.minecraft.LauncherFrame &
The & sign at the end will allow the program to run without leaving a terminal window running all the time.  I leave it out personally because it makes me feel like a badass.


  1. sounds like a lot of work for minecraft. :(

  2. @Every Day - It's really not. Download Minecraft, Download Java, Set permissions, create launcher.

  3. What people would do for that game :D

    I mean, it's not complicated, but it seems Minecraft is a must play :D