It can be a hard work to properly install and set up minecraft on Ubuntu. But here’s a script will do all the work such as install required packages, download Minecraft, install Minecraft, and even create a launching shortcut icon on desktop. All you need is click to run this script, and finally enjoy the game.

What the script does:
– Looks for java
– Downloads and installs OpenJDK if needed
– Downloads Minecraft for you!
– Installs it to a new .minecraft folder!
– Writes a shell script to your bin folder
– Creates a shortcut on your desktop that you can use to run Minecraft!
– Creates a launcher in your Applications menu for Minecraft!
– Lets you run Minecraft from terminal with a simple “minecraft” command!
– also, it makes you happy!

How to run the script

1. Download the file from the link below
2. Give executable permission from the file right-click Properties window -> Permissions tab -> executable box. (or just chmod +x ~/Downloads/Minecraft_Installer)
3. Double click on the file and choose RUN IN TERMINAL!

After the script finish, you can launch the game by clicking on the icon on your desktop or just type minecraft command in terminal.

Scrpit Download Link:HERE

Alloc’s Notice: This script does not hold or contain any protected material or files. You are free to change and distribute this script however you so desire.


This Complete Ubuntu Installer Script created by Alloc(, and thanks to allocateB(looks like the writer alloc) posted the thread on