Download the Software

To install the software, you will need to use the command line. Because Minecraft will only work if you have keyboard, mouse and monitor connected to your Raspberry Pi, there is little point installing it using SSH.

It's easy to install if your Pi doesn't already have it, in the command terminal, run this command at the shell prompt:

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sudo apt-get install minecraft-pi 

Old instructions

Originally you'd have to run the following but its no longer required now that you can run the single command above!

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wget https://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.minecraft.net/pi/minecraft-pi-0.1.1.tar.gz
tar -zxvf minecraft-pi-0.1.1.tar.gz
The end result of all this will be a folder called mcpi in your home directory.
This guide was first published on Oct 02, 2013. It was last updated on Oct 02, 2013. This page (Download the Software) was last updated on Oct 12, 2019.