Minecraft: Pi Edition Installation Guide (V 0.1.1 Alpha)


Browsing across the Minecraft: Pi Edition forum on the Minecraft Forums, I have noticed a few people struggling to get the game running on the Raspberry Pi. Well, look no further, for I have created a guide to install the game quickly and efficently! You’ll be playing in no time!

Step 1:

Download the game files from here. The downloaded file will have a .tar.gz extension.

Step 2:

If you don’t already have it, download the latest Rasbian ‘wheezy’ .img file from here. You will need this to run the game. Just install this like you did when you wrote your first .img file to your Pi.

Step 3:

Once your Pi is running the latest Rasbian ‘wheezy’, transfer the game files to your Raspberry Pi. Just place them in your user dictionary (Called ‘pi’ by default). You can use a USB or whatever you fancy.

Step 4:

Open up ‘LXTerminal‘ and type the following in bold…

  1. tar -zxvf minecraft-pi-0.1.1.tar.gz – This decompresses the file.
  2. cd mcpi – This opens up the folder where the data is stored.
  3. sudo chmod +x minecraft-pi – This allows the program to be  executed.
  4. ./minecraft-pi – This opens the game!

Step 5:

Your game should now be running! If you haven’t any problems, feel free to leave a comment!


Minecraft: Pi Edition Now Available!


The long awaited Minecraft: Pi Edition was released to the world four days ago.

The game includes an API in Python, Java and Ruby (Ruby API downloaded separately. Players have already begun to create amazing scripts with the API and with the game only being out for under a week, I am sure more things are to follow!

If, for some reason, you still haven’t gotten the game you can get it here! If you wish to also download the Ruby API, then download that here!