It's based around the Pocket Edition of Minecraft, a low cost version for smartphones and tablets running Apple's iOS or Google's Android operating system.
However, rather than the usual '
apt-get install' command it you'll need to download and unpack a zipped file.
How it is done? Boot up your Raspberry Pi, start the Raspbian's LXDE graphical interface, connect it to the internet and follow these steps.
From the LXDE Desktop menu on your Raspberry Pi and select the '
At the terminal command prompt type in this line and press enter (in Linux the tilde '
~' character equates to the home directory):
$ cd ~
Now download the game file from the web using this
$ wget https://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.minecraft.net/pi/minecraft-pi-0.1.1.tar.gz
Next unpack file with this
tar command (which creates a new directory called
$ tar -zxvf minecraft-pi-0.1.1.tar.gz
Start the game using this command (which opens a new window):
Unfortunately, as I discovered myself, you cannot run Minecraft from an ssh session or via a remote desktop viewer, such as TightVNC - which is a shame.
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