How to install Minecraft on a Chromebook in 2020- revised addition


Today we are looking at how to install Minecraft on a Chromebook, we created a tutorial before, but after going through your comments and some of the errors which you experienced we thought it would be good to create a revised installation guide.

Some of the changes are an easier installation method, some Chrome flags that need to be disabled to fix some of the mouse pointer questions and display issues.  Sadly, we can't fix many of the "laggy" issues as some Chromebooks hardware is not powerful enough and Chromebooks with ARM64 CPUs cant run Minecraft currently.  However, we have created a tutorial on how to install Minetest, which is a free alternate to Minecraft which takes fewer resources and works on ALL Chromebooks.

Please follow the video/audio guide as a tutorial where we explain the process step by step and use the commands below.

Download Link:
https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/download/alternative/

URLs:
1) chrome://flags/#crostini-gpu-support
2) chrome://flags/#exo-pointer-lock
3) chrome://flags/#enable-pointer-lock-options

Update:  In Chrome OS 83 Linux Apps has an option now, not seen in this video as it was recorded before Chrome OS 83, to choose a username for your Linux Apps,  it is completely optional and you can just press on the install option to continue, as seen in the video.  Please send us a comment on YouTube if you need assistance!

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Comments

  1. Trying to install this on the Lenovo duet is proving to be a pain.

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