How to install ClassiCube on a Chromebook in 2024

In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of installing ClassiCube on a Chromebook in 2024. ClassiCube is an open-source reimplementation of the classic Minecraft game, offering a nostalgic gaming experience with modern improvements. This tutorial is designed to complement our video guide, providing detailed written instructions for those who prefer text-based learning or need a quick reference.

System Requirements

Before we begin, it's important to note that this tutorial is specifically for Chromebooks with an Intel or AMD CPU that support Linux Apps (Crostini). 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 support.

Installation Process

Follow these steps to install ClassiCube on your Chromebook:

  1. Open the terminal in your Linux environment on your Chromebook.
  2. Update your package list by running:
    sudo apt update
  3. Install the necessary dependencies:
    sudo apt install libopenal* kmenuedit
  4. Download the ClassiCube package:
  5. Extract the downloaded package:
    tar -zxvf ClassiCube.tar.gz
  6. Run ClassiCube with the frame rate limit disabled:
    ./ClassiCube --disable-framerate-limit
  7. To create a menu entry for easy access, run:

These commands will download, install, and set up ClassiCube on your Chromebook. The --disable-framerate-limit option allows the game to run at higher frame rates, which can provide a smoother gaming experience on capable hardware.

Additional Resources

For your convenience, we've prepared a Google Doc with all the commands and instructions used in this tutorial. You can refer to this document if you need a quick reference or want to copy and paste the commands.

To learn more about ClassiCube and explore its features, visit the official ClassiCube website.

Video Tutorial

Troubleshooting and Tips

If you encounter any issues during the installation process, here are a few tips:

  • Ensure your Chromebook's Linux environment is up to date by running sudo apt upgrade after the initial update command.
  • If you experience graphics-related issues, try updating your graphics drivers or adjusting the in-game graphics settings.
  • For performance optimization, consider closing unnecessary applications and browser tabs while playing ClassiCube.

Remember, ClassiCube is a community-driven project, and its active development means you might find new features or improvements over time. Be sure to check for updates regularly to enjoy the latest enhancements.


Installing ClassiCube on your Chromebook opens up a world of creative possibilities and nostalgic gaming. Whether you're a long-time fan of classic Minecraft or new to the blocky universe, ClassiCube offers a unique and enjoyable experience on your Chromebook.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to leave a comment on our YouTube video. We're here to help you get the most out of your Chromebook gaming experience!

For more Chromebook tips, tricks, and tutorials, be sure to check out our other guides and our Chromebook comparison and Buyers Guide. Happy gaming!