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Raspbian is installed on your Raspberry Pi. This will allow you to access Minecraft Pi in the Games section. Minecraft Pi is a stripped-down version of the popular survival game. It's created to teach users different programming languages. Sure, it's fun, but it's not the Minecraft game we've come to know and enjoy. A group of Raspberry Pi users has figured out how to install Minecraft fully-featured on your Raspberry Pi 2, or 3. There's plenty of editing and tweaking with files and Terminal commands, just like everything Raspberry Pi. Be sure to be patient, read through each step and you should be good to go. Remember that before you begin, there are certain things you need to know: You will need to know your Mojang login details as well as your Minecraft username. You'll need an active Minecraft license. You can buy one at This guide is for Minecraft 1.8.9. You are able to continue using the current version of Minecraft 1.8.9. While Minecraft isn't the most enjoyable experience you can have on a computer that costs $35 however, it is certainly possible to play it. Spend an hour setting up everything. I recommend opening this guide on your browser on the Raspberry Pi and then a Terminal window right next to it. There are some altered log files in Dropbox accounts that you'll have to download and I'd hate to share the commands here, only to see the links changed at a later day. It is very simple. You will need to copy various Terminal commands from your browser and paste them into the command prompt. After pasting each command in you press enter on the keyboard and your Pi takes care of the rest. Tips to make the process as smooth as possible Here are some tips I came up with to make the process go as smoothly as it can: Step 1 does not apply to Raspberry Pi 3 users. You cannot currently overclock the Pi 3 Additionally that, the Pi 3 is actually faster out of the box than the suggested overclock speed of the Pi 2. After you have entered Step 4, press the arrow keys to highlight Advanced options. Then, highlight GL Options, select Enable. Step 7 of the guide was confusing to me. It says click "edit profile" however, you actually need to click Profile Editor , and then double-click on the first listing. Jason's Blog Click on Version Selection next to Use version to select the build number. The default guide is 1.8.9. This version is currently recommended. We will make changes after everything is operational. Step 10 instructs you to edit the "" file, without any further instructions. Open the Minecraft folder inside your Pi directory, right-click the file and choose Text Editor. To launch Minecraft there are two different options. To launch Minecraft, the guide will advise you to use "./". If that's the case, before entering the command you'll need to enter "cd Minecraft" into a Terminal window. Another option is to open the Minecraft folder and double-click on the file. Then, click "Execute." Start the latest version. Then you are able to play with the installation. To upgrade to the most recent Minecraft version, you will need to relaunch Minecraft.jar. In a Terminal window, enter the following command: Cd Minecraft Next, enter: java -jar Minecraft.jar Click on Profile Editor, then change the version to 1.9.4 (or whatever the current version is). Save your change and click on the Play button, causing Minecraft to download the latest version. Then, open the Minecraft folder. To avoid any issues if you commit a mistake, you should make an archive of the file. Change the name to "". Make sure you have an original copy of the file. Then, right-click it and choose Text Editor. Press Ctrl+F on your keyboard and enter 1.8.9 in the text field. There should be at most two instances. Each one of them should be replaced with the current Minecraft version (this should be in line with the version number you chose in step 3). Save the file, then restart your Raspberry Pi. Start Minecraft like you normally and enjoy.