How to Install Minecraft on Ubuntu or Any Other Linux Distribution

To install Minecraft on Ubuntu or any other Linux distribution, follow these steps:

Step 1: Install Java

Minecraft requires Java to run. If you don’t have Java installed on your system, install it using the following command:

sudo apt install openjdk-11-jre

Step 2: Download Minecraft

You can download Minecraft from the official website at Select the Linux version of the game and download the .tar.gz file.

Step 3: Extract Minecraft

Extract the downloaded .tar.gz file to a directory of your choice using the following command:

tar -zxvf minecraft.tar.gz

Step 4: Run Minecraft

To run Minecraft, go to the directory where you extracted the game and run the following command:

java -jar minecraft.jar

If you encounter any issues running Minecraft, you may need to allocate more memory to Java. You can do this by running the following command:

java -Xmx2G -jar minecraft.jar

This will allocate 2GB of memory to Java. You can adjust the amount of memory by changing the value after -Xmx to the desired amount.

And that’s it! You should now be able to play Minecraft on your Linux system.