Friday, August 7, 2015

How to install Minecraft on Ubuntu

Before installing Minecraft we need to make sure java is installed . The Ubuntu repositories no longer carry Oracle’s Java. Instead of having to get Java and installing it manually you can add the WebUpd8 Java PPA. This handy PPA includes installers for Java 6, 7, and 8. Open a terminal 
(ctrl+alt+t) and use the following commands to install java :

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

Unofficial Minecraft Installer` is a script available in a PPA that can be used to easily install the popular Minecraft game in Ubuntu .

Minecraft is a cross-platform game (requires Java and runs on Linux - including Raspberry Pi, Windows, Mac OS X, Android, iOS and Xbox 360) game in which you build constructions from textured cubes in a 3D world. Besides building, the game includes other activities such as exploration, gathering resources, crafting and combat.

 To add the ppa simply copy and  paste the following commands into your terminal :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:minecraft-installer-peeps/minecraft-installer
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install minecraft-installer

After the installation is complete Minecraft can be opened from Unity Dash .