Installation of Minecraft on a Raspberry Pi can seem like a daunting task, but thanks to our easy Minecraft: Pi Edition tutorial you should be able to have Minecraft installed on your micro-computer in no time!
The Raspberry Pi is a micro-computer that is available for less than $50. It is by far the cheapest available device which Minecraft can be played on. This version of the game is comparable to the Pocket Edition due to its limited features, but to being able to play Minecraft on such a small device is really an awesome achievement. What’s even better with the Raspberry Pi version of Minecraft is that it is completely free to download!
Before you begin this tutorial ensure that you have free space on your Pi’s storage device (only 5MB is needed) and you are connected to the internet which is required for the installation.
Minecraft: Pi Edition Installation Tutorial
The first step of this tutorial is to fire up your Raspberry Pi and open up a new LXTerminal session. From the terminal you will want to create a new directory and select the new directory to store the Minecraft files which you are about to download. This can be done via the following commands:
From there you are going to want to tell your Raspberry Pi to go onto the internet and download the Minecraft: Pi Edition file. To do this you need to type in the follow command:
wget -O minecraft-pi-0.1.1.tar.gz https://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.minecraft.net/pi/minecraft-pi-0.1.1.tar.gz
Once your download has complete we are then going to have to extract our new files. To do this we type in the command:
tar –zxvf minecraft-pi-0.1.1.tar.gz
This installation will take a short while, so leave to make yourself a sandwich or a grab a drink! Once installation has been completed all we have left to do is actually run Minecraft!
To do this we have to type in the command:
If you are still unclear on any of these steps then watch this video of a Minecraft: Pi Edition tutorial below which outlines everything I have just said above: