Ubuntu – Trying to install Minecraft on Ubuntu 16.04


I am trying to install Minecraft on Ubuntu 16.04. These are what I'm using in the terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:minecraft-installer-peeps/minecraft-installer
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install minecraft-installer

However, when I do the: sudo apt-get install minecraft-installer

I get this:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package minecraft-installer

Has anyone else successfully installed Minecraft on this version of Ubuntu, if so how? And why am I getting that error?

Best Answer

All I did was go to: https://minecraft.net/download and select "Show All Platforms". Next I clicked and downloaded the Minecraft.jar file. Thats it. Just be sure you have Java installed. You also may need to click the Minecraft.jar file properties and change the file to launch as an executable.

There may be other ways but this has worked for me.

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