Running Minecraft

Minecraft can be run from the command line with:

Download: file
minecraft-pi

or double clicking on the Desktop icon

Note that to get Minecraft to fit on the Raspberry Pi some shortcuts were made in the graphics code. This means that you can only play the game directly on the Raspberry Pi with the keyboard, mouse and monitor connected directly to it. It will not work over a remote connection like VNC.
This guide was first published on Oct 02, 2013. It was last updated on Oct 02, 2013. This page (Running Minecraft) was last updated on Dec 05, 2019.