Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Possible Duplicate:
How to install minecraft?

I've been searching everything that could possibly help, but nothing has worked, and I'm really getting annoyed, because Minecraft lags like no tomorrow on Windows. Can anyone please help me install Minecraft on Ubuntu 10.04?

share|improve this question

marked as duplicate by Jorge Castro, Marco Ceppi Jul 18 '11 at 17:43

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

1 Answer 1

First, make sure you have Sun JAVA installed. Installing the JDK or the JRE is a sufficient way of doing this. The JDK might be best. Read here on how to install it: How to install the Sun Java JDK?

Then, from the Minecraft site, you will need to download the beta .jar file. Download it to your Desktop.

Then, in terminal, do the following:

cd /home/username/Desktop
chmod +x minecraft.jar

Replace username with your username that you login to your computer with.

Then right click the Minecraft.jar file, and go into Properties. Under the "Open With" tab, choose the option button that says "Sun Java Runtime" or similar wording. Hit the "Close" button.

Finally, double-click the minecraft.jar file. It should now run the Minecraft client.

share|improve this answer
    
Note that these are the steps I did on 11.04, and they are exactly the same for 10.04. –  Thomas W. Jul 18 '11 at 17:11

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.