How to install Minecraft 2D on a Chromebook

In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of installing Minecraft 2D on your Chromebook. Minecraft 2D is a simplified, two-dimensional version of the popular sandbox game, offering a unique gaming experience that's perfect for Chromebook users.

Video Tutorial

We've prepared a detailed video tutorial to guide you through each step of the installation process. We recommend following along with the video as you read through this guide for a comprehensive understanding.

Chromebook Compatibility

Before we begin, it's important to note that this tutorial is specifically designed for Chromebooks with an Intel or AMD CPU that support Linux Apps. Unfortunately, this method won't work on Chromebooks with an ARM64 architecture CPU.

Installation Steps

Follow these steps to install Minecraft 2D on your Chromebook:

  1. First, download the Minecraft 2D Linux package from the official website.
  2. Once downloaded, open your terminal and navigate to the directory containing the downloaded file.
  3. Use the following commands in order:
1) unzip
2) chmod 755 Minecraft2D.x86_64
3) ./Minecraft2D.x86_64 fixedvblank_mode=0
4) sudo apt update
5) sudo apt install kmenuedit
6) kmenuedit

Let's break down what these commands do:

  • Command 1 unzips the downloaded file.
  • Command 2 changes the file permissions to make it executable.
  • Command 3 runs the game with a specific display setting to ensure smooth performance.
  • Commands 4 and 5 update your system and install a menu editor.
  • Command 6 opens the menu editor, allowing you to create a shortcut for easy access to the game.

Additional Resources

To assist you further, we've prepared a Google Doc with additional information and troubleshooting tips. Feel free to refer to it if you encounter any issues during the installation process.

Chromebook Resources

If you're new to Chromebooks or looking to expand your knowledge, check out these helpful resources:


Installing Minecraft 2D on your Chromebook opens up a world of creative possibilities and endless entertainment. Remember, if you encounter any difficulties during the installation process, don't hesitate to reach out for help in the comments section of our YouTube video. Happy gaming!