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I'm having trouble opening Minecraft.jar because there is no java runtime in open with listed. Even though I have installed it. This seems to be the solution JRE not showing up in "Open with" list But I don't understand how I'm supposed to make the file hes talking about. I right clicked in /usr/share/applications/ but it didn't give me an option to make a file.

Thanks for any help.

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  • What JRE did you install? You need OpenJDK 7 from the Software Center. – TheWanderer Apr 25 '15 at 14:54
  • I installed OpenJDK 7 from the Software Center. – user3000742 Apr 25 '15 at 15:02
  • Did you reboot after you installed it? Also make sure that, under Mnecraft.jar>Properties>Permissions, the executable permission is ticked. – TheWanderer Apr 25 '15 at 15:05
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Install Java with this commands and you have an entry in Open with:

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

and then

sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-set-default

And in order to do things more easily, use the Minecraft Installer.

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

Then run Minecraft from the Dash.

  • Please don't post duplicate answers. – Seth Apr 25 '15 at 20:58
  • @Seth OK, voted for close – A.B. Apr 25 '15 at 21:21
  • Tried with openjdk8 and it didn't work. Then installed oracle java9. It didn't work. Then I installed java8 and now it's working now. Thanks! – Hrvoje T Dec 20 '16 at 23:14
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Make a run.sh file in the directory with the Minecraft.jar containing

#!/bin/sh
 java -jar Minecraft.jar

or anywhere you like changing Minecraft.jar to the correct filepath. Mark the file as executable and run it.

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