how do i make my mine craft executable.Ive tried running it in terminal and many forum answers. when I get to mine craft and i go into properties. and i look for allow to execute it doesn't appear i have no option to make it executable. I suppose i must do it in the terminal yet i do not have the extra time for reading this whole thing Java -h please help me get a quick easy or hard answer. <----- Original Ive done what someone in the comments said and i got my computer to recognize it as a .jar but it still won't work i tried a very very helpful forum and learned some stuff but still nothing please help me guys i am stuck

  • a simple web search for 'minecraft ubuntu' gives several results with step by step instructions. If you want to use this site as a resource you must be willing to do some work and research on your own first. – Boumbles Jan 20 '14 at 1:11
  • look i have searched every corner of the inter net i have even used unrelated forum topics and changed some of the terminal properties i don't want to search any more – Upbeat ethan Jan 20 '14 at 1:14
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    Possible duplicate of How to create a shortcut for Minecraft like in Windows? – David Foerster Jun 2 '16 at 1:46

I always run it via. command line:

java -jar /path/to/minecraft.jar

You could create a short script called start_minecraft.sh with the following contents:

/usr/bin/java -jar /path/to/minecraft.jar

and chmod +x the file.

  • i think you're the best person ever for answering but it wont let me it says unable to access /path/to/minecraft.jar help – Upbeat ethan Jan 20 '14 at 1:40
  • You'll have to figure out where the minecraft.jar file is stored and update the path in my example. This would be the file you downloaded from Mojang (with a similar, but possibly not the exact same name). – bkloppenborg Jan 20 '14 at 1:51
  • can you help me find this name it isn,t neccesarily easy to find – Upbeat ethan Jan 20 '14 at 2:40

Try creating a Launcher using the commands, it's easy and simple!

Right-Click Click Create launcher and fill in the command and directory, also change "minecraft.jar" to "Minecraft.jar" as that's what it's called for 1.9

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    Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! I recommend editing this answer to expand it with specific details about how to do this. (See also How do I write a good answer? for general advice about what sorts of answers are considered most valuable on Ask Ubuntu.) – David Foerster Jun 2 '16 at 1:47

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