How to install MultiMC on a Chromebook


Today we are looking at how to install MultiMC on a Chromebook.

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This tutorial will only work on Chromebooks with an Intel or AMD CPU (with Linux Apps Support) and not those with an ARM64 architecture CPU.

Please use the video as a visual guide, and the commands and links below to install it on your Chromebook.

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1) 00:05 (time stamp in the video)
We start the process by enabling two Chrome Flags in our Chromebook.  It is to increase the performance of the game, it is optional and you can always revert it back.  To do this you open the two links below in Google Chrome.

The first Chrome Flag will enable GPU acceleration for Linux Applications.  The second enables Hyper Threading for your CPU (for the whole Chrome OS).

chrome://flags/#crostini-gpu-support
chrome://flags/#scheduler-configuration

2) 00:48 Now we will enable the Linux Container on our Chromebook.  You can always remove it again in the future as well if needed.

To enable it, we go to the settings of our Chromebook, inside of it, we click on the "Advance" option in the left panel, and then the "Developers" section. Then enable Linux from there as seen in the video.

3) 01:34
Now we continue to the next phase in the tutorial and that is to run several commands in our Linux terminal, which will install MultiMC.

Some general facts about the terminal.  To paste a command into the Linux terminal, press "Ctrl Shift v" together.  After you paste a command into the Linux terminal, please press "enter" to run it.  At some commands you will see a question to press Y or n to continue.  If you see it press "enter" to continue.

3.1)  This command will update the repositories of our Linux container.

sudo apt update

3.2) 02:22 This command will install some packages which MultiMC requires.  The Y and n question will appear in this command, please press "enter" then. 

sudo apt install libqt5core5a libqt5network5 libqt5gui5 openjdk-17-jdk

3.3) 02:44 This command will download MultiMC.

wget https://files.multimc.org/downloads/multimc_1.6-1.deb

3.4) 02:54 This command will install the MultiMC installer.  Please take note that you will see some errors in the output, as the installer needs some additional packages which we will install with the next command.

sudo dpkg -i multimc_1.6-1.deb

3.5) 03:04 This command will install all the dependencies which MultiMC required, which we mentioned in the previous step

sudo apt -f install

4) 05:52
Now we will launch MultiMC

Enjoy!

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