How to install Minecraft on a Chromebook

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

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

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Please take note that this tutorial works with most Chromebooks with an Intel or AMD CPU.  If it doesnt work, please try the MultiMC launcher (you need a fully paid Minecraft Java account.

If you don't have a Minecraft account, you can try Minetest,  a legally free Minecraft alternative.

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).


2) 00:51 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) 01:45
Now we continue to the next phase in the tutorial and that is to run several commands in our Linux terminal, which will install Minecraft.

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) 02:33 This command will install a package which Minecraft requires.  The Y and n question will appear in this command, please press "enter" then. 

sudo apt install libsecret-1-dev

3.3) 02:56 This command will download Minecraft


3.4) 03:08 This command will install the Minecraft 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 Minecraft.deb

3.5) 03:42 This command will install all the dependencies which Minecraft required, which we mentioned in the previous step

sudo apt -f install

4) 04:22
Now we will launch Minecraft

5) 04:52
Now I will show you where the .minecraft folder is in your file manager.