How to install Minecraft on Ubuntu?

using the terminal?

Asked on November 20, 2023 in uncategorized.
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To install Minecraft on an Ubuntu system via the terminal, you can follow these steps: 1. **Download the Minecraft.deb Package:** First, go to the official Minecraft website and download the Minecraft.deb package. You can also use the `wget` command in your terminal: ```bash wget -O ~/Minecraft.deb ``` This command downloads the `.deb` package and saves it to your home directory. 2. **Install the Debian Package:** Now, you can use the `dpkg` command to install the package that you just downloaded: ```bash sudo dpkg -i ~/Minecraft.deb ``` This command installs the Minecraft Launcher package. If there are any missing dependencies, fix them by running: ```bash sudo apt-get install -f ``` 3. **Run Minecraft:** After the installation is complete, you can start the Minecraft Launcher from your application menu, or you can use the terminal: ```bash minecraft-launcher ``` This command will open Minecraft Launcher, from there, you have to log in with your Minecraft/Mojang account and proceed to download and install the Minecraft game files. Please be aware that these instructions are for installing the official Minecraft Launcher on Ubuntu. If you're looking to install a third-party version, modded server, or alternative Minecraft game, such as `Minetest`, the instructions would differ. Also, always ensure that you have the latest software updates for Ubuntu before installing new packages to reduce the risk of compatibility issues: ```bash sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade ``` If you encounter any problems with the `dpkg` installation, you may instead try to use `gdebi`, which can handle dependencies more cleanly: ```bash sudo apt install gdebi-core sudo gdebi ~/Minecraft.deb ``` Remember to keep your system and applications updated to ensure that you have the latest features and security fixes. Enjoy playing Minecraft on Ubuntu!
Answered on November 20, 2023.
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