Mojang have announced that they are releasing a free version of Minecraft for the popular Raspberry Pi platform, the game is now available to download, and Mojang have also released a Raspberry Pi blog about it which explains how to get the game running on your Pi.
Once you have downloaded the free Raspberry Pi version of Minecraft you will need to follow some instructions to get the game running on your Pi, you can find out more details below.
Daniel Frisk has provided the following instructions on how to get started.
Minecraft – Pi Edition runs on Raspbian “wheezy” with XWindows. If you need to set that up, visit http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads and follow the detailed instructions within.
Boot up your Raspberry Pi with Raspbian. If you haven’t set XWindows to start automatically upon boot, type in “startx”.
Next click the icon for LXTerminal to open a new terminal window. Use the following commands (in bold) to download and launch:
To download it: click here or visit https://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.minecraft.net/pi/minecraft-pi-0.1.1.tar.gz
To decompress it: tar -zxvf minecraft-pi-0.1..1.tar.gz
To run it: cd mcpi
Followed by minecraft-pi
You can find out more information about Minecraft for the Raspberry Pi over at the Minecraft blog.
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