In this guide we will see two possible ways to install it on ArchLinux, how to get an account and what are the requirements.
Get an Account
The game, not free, costs only € 19.95, although you may find it even at less with some special promotion. An expense that is worth doing! To create an account, simply register at the official website: www.minecraft.net
Minecraft, as already said, is a game based on java. To install Java, I suggest to read THIS < a> article directly from the WiKi of ArchLinux.
The package that we recommend is OpenJDK6 to install it open a terminal and run the command:
$ sudo pacman -S openjdk6 openal
Installing from AUR
The Minecraft package is available directly from AUR and you can install it using the command:
$ yaourt -Sy minecraft
Once the installation is complete you can launch the game from the terminal with the command:
or through the entry “ Minecraft ” in the “ Applications/Games ” menu.
The manual installation provides many benefits, one of the most important is the ability to choose how much ram assign to the game, which we will see later. To install this fantastic game you have to first download the .jar file.
It can be downloaded directly from HERE or by running the command:
$ wget http://www.minecraft.net/download/minecraft.jar
Once the download is complete install the packages openal and OpenJDK6 with the command:
$ sudo pacman -S openal openjdk6
let’s make the downloaded file executable with the command:
$ chmod +x minecraft.jar
To start the game, run the command:
$ java -jar minecraft.jar
If we want to, as mentioned earlier, allocate more memory RAM to the game, the command will be:
$ java -jar -Xms1024M -Xmx2048M minecraft.jar
Xms = memory allocated in the start of the Java process.
Xmx = maximum memory the Java process can use.
For more info visit the official wiki.
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