Get The Full Version Of Minecraft Running On A Raspberry Pi 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 that was designed to users learn different programming languages. Sure, it's enjoyable, but it's not the Minecraft game we've come to be familiar with and love. As with all things Raspberry Pi, a group of users have figured out how to install the full version of Minecraft 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 be patient and go through each step. Be aware of this before you start, there are some things you should know: You will need your Mojang account login information along with your Minecraft username. You will require a paid Minecraft license. You can purchase one from Minecraft.net The guide is only applicable to Minecraft 1.8.9. You are able to continue using the latest version of Minecraft 1.8.9. Playing Minecraft on a $35-priced computer isn't the smoothest experience, but it's definitely playable. Spend an hour getting everything set up and running. I suggest opening this guide on the browser on your Raspberry Pi, with an Terminal window beside it. There are a few altered log files in Dropbox accounts that you'll need to download and I'd hate to post the commands here, only to see the links changed later in the day. It is very simple. You will need to copy various Terminal commands from your browser and then paste them into the command prompt. After you've entered each command, hit the Enter key on your keyboard. Your Pi will handle the rest. Tips to make the process smoother Step 1 is not applicable to Raspberry Pi 3 users. You are currently unable to overclock the Pi 3. The Pi 3 is faster than the Pi 2 out of the box. After you have entered Step 4, press the arrow keys to highlight Advanced options. Next highlight GL Options, select Enable. Step 7 in the guide confused me. It says click "edit profile" however, you actually need to click Profile Editor and then double-click the first list. Under Version Selection click on the drop-down next to Use version and choose a build number. The default guide is 1.8.9. This version is the one we recommend for now. We will update it after everything is operational. Just another blog or something Step 10 instructs you to edit the "run.sh" file, without any additional instructions. To edit it you need to open the Minecraft folder located within your Pi directory and right-click the run.sh file, then select Text Editor. There are two options to launch Minecraft. The guide will tell you to use "./run.sh" in Terminal to launch Minecraft. While that works, before entering the command you'll have to type "cd Minecraft" into a Terminal window. The other alternative is to open the Minecraft folder, double-click on the run.sh file and then select "Execute." Use the most recent version of Minecraft Once you have everything running you can begin playing with the installation. To upgrade to the most recent version of Minecraft you'll have to relaunch the Minecraft.jar file. In a terminal window, enter the following: Cd Minecraft Next, enter: java -jar Minecraft.jar Click on Profile Editor then change the version to 1.9.4 (or whatever the latest version is). Save your changes, then click the Play button to force Minecraft to download the most recent version. Then, then, open the Minecraft folder. To avoid any headaches should you make a mistake, take two-seconds and make a copy of the run.sh file. Change the name to "runcopy.sh". Make sure you have a copy of the file. Then, right-click it and select Text Editor. Paxton's blog Enter 1.8.9 into the text field by pressing Ctrl+F on your keyboard. There should be two -and only twoinstances discovered. Replace each one with the latest version of Minecraft (this is the same version number you chose in step 3). Save the file, then reboot your Raspberry Pi. Start Minecraft like you normally and enjoy.