How to easily Install Minecraft in Ubuntu 13.10 via PPA

Last updated: November 24, 2013

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This simple tutorial shows you how to easily install minecraft sandbox indie game in Ubuntu 13.10 or Linux Mint 16 via PPA.

The package in this unofficial PPA is only a script that automatically connects to Mojang’s servers and downloads the files.

Pay attention on the PPA description before getting started:

If your computer has issues running Minecraft with OpenJDK 7, then it will have issues running this. Because that’s what this is. I’ve tested this on multiple machines and it’s worked fine, but your mileage may vary. That said, one of the main black screen issues I’ve seen is people not running it with OpenJDK 7. ;)

To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run commands below one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:minecraft-installer-peeps/minecraft-installer

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install minecraft-installer

Once installed, open MineCraft from Unity Dash, login with your Minecraft account and the installation should start automatically.

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4 responses to How to easily Install Minecraft in Ubuntu 13.10 via PPA

  1. help when i enter the second command it says invalid or something

    • You mean sudo apt-get update command? May be there’s background process using apt-get. Just run this command later again.

  2. for me it says that the ppa is in correct and asks to check the ppa packet to be a correct one

  3. How can you get the full version