How To Make A MCPI Desktop Shortcut


Having to open up Terminal and typing in commands, just to run MCPI can become a pain. That is why I have found a simple and quick solution to the problem! Follow this guide and you’ll have MCPI open with a quick double click!

  1. First, save this image to your computer and copy it to your Pi and into your mcpi folder.
  2. Next, on your Pi, right-click on your desktop and go to ‘Create New…‘ and then ‘Blank File‘. Name the file ‘mcpi.desktop
  3. Right-click on the new .desktop file and open the file with ‘LeafPad‘.
  4. Once in ‘LeafPad‘ copy the code from this link into the file.
  5. Make sure your read the note in the code.
  6. Now, save your .desktop file and close ‘LeafPad‘.
  7. Go back to your desktop and you will see your a file called ‘Minecraft: Pi Edition‘. Double click on that and the game will appear!

If this helped, please leave a like! It’s free! If you are having any problems feel free to leave a comment!


Posted on February 17, 2013, in Tutorial and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. thank you for this although i have 1 problem which i hope you can solve i cant get the icon to show up i follow all the steps but its transparent the shortcut works though.

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