How to install Mine-Imator 2.0.2 on a Chromebook

In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of installing Mine-Imator 2.0.2 on your Chromebook. Mine-Imator is a powerful 3D animation studio designed specifically for Minecraft content creators. Whether you're looking to create stunning cinematics or intricate animations for your Minecraft projects, this tool will be an invaluable addition to your creative arsenal.

System Requirements

Before we begin, it's important to note that this tutorial is specifically designed for Chromebooks with either an Intel or AMD CPU that support Linux Apps. Unfortunately, this method won't work on Chromebooks with an ARM64 architecture CPU. If you're unsure about your Chromebook's specifications, you can check our comprehensive list of Chromebooks with Linux Apps (Crostini) support.

Video Tutorial

For a visual guide, we've included a video tutorial above. We recommend following along with both the video and the written instructions for the best results.

Step-by-Step Installation Guide

Let's dive into the installation process. We'll be using the Linux terminal to execute a series of commands. Don't worry if you're not familiar with the terminal – we'll explain each step along the way.

1. Update Your System

First, we'll update your system to ensure you have the latest packages:

sudo apt update

This command refreshes your system's package list, ensuring you're working with the most up-to-date information.

2. Install Required Packages

Next, we'll install some necessary packages:

sudo apt install kmenuedit nemo

This command installs 'kmenuedit', which allows you to edit application menus, and 'nemo', a file manager that can be useful for navigating your Chromebook's Linux environment.

3. Download Mine-Imator

Now, let's download the Mine-Imator package:


This command uses 'wget' to download the Mine-Imator 2.0.2 package directly from the official website.

4. Extract the Package

After downloading, we need to extract the contents of the package:

tar -xf mineimator-2.0.2-tar

This command uses the 'tar' utility to extract the files from the downloaded package.

5. Run Mine-Imator

With everything extracted, you can now run Mine-Imator:


This command navigates to the Mine-Imator directory and launches the application.

6. Create a Menu Entry (Optional)

For easier access in the future, you might want to create a menu entry:


This command opens the KDE Menu Editor, where you can create a new entry for Mine-Imator, making it accessible from your Chromebook's app launcher.

Additional Resources

For your convenience, we've prepared a Google Doc with all the commands and instructions used in this tutorial. Feel free to refer to it as you go through the installation process.

Troubleshooting and Support

If you encounter any issues during the installation process, don't hesitate to reach out. You can leave a comment on our YouTube video, and we'll be happy to assist you. Remember, the Linux environment on Chromebooks can sometimes be tricky, so don't get discouraged if things don't work perfectly the first time.


Congratulations! You've now successfully installed Mine-Imator 2.0.2 on your Chromebook. This powerful tool opens up a world of creative possibilities for Minecraft enthusiasts. Whether you're creating stunning in-game cinematics or designing intricate animations, Mine-Imator will be an invaluable addition to your toolkit.

For more Chromebook tips, tricks, and tutorials, be sure to check out our other guides. Happy animating!

If you're in the market for a new Chromebook or looking to upgrade, don't forget to check out our Chromebook comparison and Buyers Guide. It's packed with helpful information to help you make an informed decision.

Lastly, if you'd like to stay updated on all major Chromebook sales and our latest content, consider joining our mailing list.