Newbie help with installing minecraft

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Re: Newbie help with installing minecraft

Post#16 by brokenman » 29 Dec 2013, 00:33

Thanks phhpro. Points well taken. We are currently looking at overhauling our current package management.

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Re: Newbie help with installing minecraft

Post#17 by phhpro » 29 Dec 2013, 02:04

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Re: Newbie help with installing minecraft

Post#18 by Hardstriker » 29 Dec 2013, 03:07

francois wrote:Ok. It might be simpler than we thought. We are talking about a .jar program. This game should work like Domination game:
4) Start minecraft thru the following command line in terminal:

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root@porteus:~/Downloads# cd /root/games/
root@porteus:~/games# ls
root@porteus:~/games# /usr/lib64/java/jre/bin/java -jar Minecraft.jar
Bootstrap (v5)
Current time is Dec 27, 2013 10:16:59 AM
System.getProperty('') == 'Linux'
etc., etc. ...
Thanks everyone for taking the time to help me! In the quote is that all I need to use to launch minecraft after I link everything together? I will try all this once I get a day off from work, which will be January 2nd (I get home tired and careless from work, I don't want to mess anything up irreversibly). But since it sounds like this method may not work, I might just hold off on minecraft for a bit and look at some other games for porteus. Thank you for presenting the information in a manner that is easy for me, a newcomer to linux, to read and understand. I also find it interesting that my question led to the discovery of a bigger problem. If anyone finds a more definite solution, please let me know! And again thanks for helping me out! :)

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Re: Newbie help with installing minecraft

Post#19 by francois » 29 Dec 2013, 16:33

This method works. I started the game on my computer this way. I will have my son test it, or play with it to go further. 8)
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