I would like to know how to install java and minecraft (Download Linux Version Here)
Install .tgz file
first you need to extract the archive. Command is;
sudo tar xzvf Example.tgz
or you can right click the file and give "Extract Here" option in Menu.
Then read and follow the README or INSTALL text file inside the extracted archive to install.
Most of the time, the steps to install are 1.
(You need to run them inside the folder directory of the extracted archive.)
Or you can open the file via Synaptic Package Manager and install through it.
Install .jar file
.jar files actually not needed to install. Just need open with java to run.
Right click the file and select "Open with java(-6/7/8)-openjdk" in menu. Or you need to select "Properties" and select to open with java.
If in command line, can open with
xdg-open Example.jar or
java -jar Example.jar
A .jar file is a Java Programming Language file. You can do this, since it's Minecraft:
Create a new folder in your user folder. (It can also be recognized as a "~".)
Move Minecraft and an icon (call it "Minecraft" and make sure it's a .png, and if not, convert it using an online tool.) to a folder you will keep it in. Use
~/.apps/Minecraft, for the sake of usage.
Make a file, on your desktop. Create a new file, name it "Minecraft.desktop". More info here. Copy-and-paste this after you open it with a text editor:
[Desktop Entry] Name=Minecraft Exec=java -jar ~/.apps/Minecraft/Minecraft.jar Icon=~/.apps/Minecraft/Minecraft.png Type=Application Categories=Game;
Do this in terminal:
sudo apt-get install default-jre chmod +x ~/.apps/Minecraft/Minecraft.jar chmod +x ~/Desktop/Minecraft.desktop
Now, double-click and play!