How to play Minecraft on a Chromebook

First Time

  1. Get your Chromebook into Developer Mode.
  2. Install Crouton. This guide will assume the installation command you use isĀ sudo sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -t unity -r saucy and that when you are asked for a new username/password, you enter user/user.

  3. sudo apt-get install gnome-terminal (to avoid going crazy)

  4. ** sudo apt-get installĀ python-software-properties software-properties-common**

  5. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:minecraft-installer-peeps/minecraft-installer

  6. sudo apt-get update

  7. sudo apt-get install minecraft-installer

  8. Just to be sure you start from a good place, reboot your Chromebook at this point.

Each Time

  1. Power up your Chromebook.
  2. Type Control-D at the scary screen or wait 30 seconds.
  3. Sign in as yourself or guest or whoever. Doesn’t matter.
  4. Control-Alt-T to get into crosh (or better install the Crosh Window utility and use that).
  5. shell
  6. sudo enter-chroot
  7. startunity
  8. Click on the Ubuntu circle in the upper-left and start typing minecraft. The icon should appear. Click on it.
  9. Play Minecraft.
  10. To switch back and forth between your Linux and ChromeOS environments, use control-alt-shift-back/forward (where back/forward are either the keys between esc and refresh on your Chromebook keyboard, or else F1 and F2 on your standard PC keyboard).