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Installing Raspbian on your Raspberry Pi means you'll find Minecraft Pi in the Games section. Minecraft Pi is a bare-bones version of the popular survival game, designed to users learn different programming languages. Sure, it's enjoyable, but it's not the Minecraft game we've come be familiar with and enjoy. A group of Raspberry Pi users has figured out how you can install Minecraft fully-featured on your Raspberry Pi 2, or 3. As with all things Raspberry Pi, there's a amount of editing and tinkering with files and Terminal commands. You should take your time and read through each step. Be aware that prior to you begin, there are some things you should know: You will need to know your Mojang account login information, along with your Minecraft username. Naturally, you'll require a paid-for license for Minecraft. You can buy one at This guide is only for Minecraft 1.8.9. However, with a small tweak you can run the latest version, which is currently 1.9.4 (more on this later). Although Minecraft isn't the most enjoyable experience on an expensive computer however, it is certainly possible to play it. Plan on spending an hour getting everything set up and running. I recommend opening the guide using your Raspberry Pi's browser and then placing the Terminal window beside it. Minecraft skygrid servers You'll need to download some modified log files from Dropbox. I don't want to share the commands here only to see them changed later on. The process is straightforward and requires you to copy various Terminal commands from your browser and paste them into the command line. Minecraft skygrid servers Once you've entered each command, press the Enter key on the keyboard. Your Pi will take care of the rest. Tips to make the process smoother Raspberry Pi 3 users are exempt from step 1. At present, you are not able to overclock the Pi 3. The Pi 3 is faster than the Pi 2 out of the box. After entering Step 4's command Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to highlight Advanced options and press enter. Then, highlight GL Options and select Enable. Step 7 of the guide was confusing to me. It says click "edit profile", but you actually must click Profile Editor , and then double-click on the first listing. Under Version Selection click on the drop-down next to Use version and select a build number. The default guide is 1.8.9. This version is currently recommended. We will change it after everything is operational. Step 10 requires you to edit "" without any further instructions. To do this open the Minecraft folder in your Pi directory and right-click the file, then select Text Editor. There are two options to launch Minecraft. To start Minecraft The guide will instruct you to use "./". However, prior to entering the command you'll need to type "cd Minecraft" into a Terminal window. Another alternative is to open the Minecraft folder, double-click the file and select "Execute." Start with the most recent version. Then you are able playing around with the installation. To upgrade to the latest Minecraft version, you will need to relaunch Minecraft.jar. In a terminal window, enter the following: cd Minecraft Next, enter: java -jar Minecraft.jar Click on Profile Editor to change the version to 1.9.4 or the latest version. Save your change and then click the Play button to force Minecraft to download the most recent version. Then then, open the Minecraft folder. In order to eliminate any problems if you make a mistake, you should take two-seconds and make a copy of the file. Change the name to "". With a copy safely tucked away and open the file by right-clicking on it and choosing Text Editor. Enter 1.8.9 into the text field by pressing Ctrl+F on your keyboard. There should be at most two instances. Each one should be replaced with the latest Minecraft version (this should be the same version number you selected in step 3. Save the file and restart your Raspberry Pi. Launch Minecraft like you normally would, and then play.