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TUTORIAL: How to get Minecraft Pi edition working!

Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:58 pm

Hello everyone!

This is just a quick write up of my new video on how to install Minecraft Pi edition! I have no idea how this came out because there has been no official release! But I got it working so no hate! Check out my video and channel here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuMVXNTHBbI

1. Open up the terminal and type in this simple line!

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wget https://dl.dropbox.com/s/hqk8wsdzlyyujli/minecraft-pi-0.1.tar.gz
2. Wait for that to install and then find it in the file manager and extract it {like the way in the video!} using Xarchiver!

3. Save the new file to somewhere like the desktop and then enter the terminal again!

4. Change directory to where you saved it using the 'cd' command... Mines on the desktop so my cd line looks like this {REMEMBER: Yours might be different depending on where you saved it!}:

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cd Desktop
cd mcpi
5. Launch Minecraft Pi edition with the command:

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./minecraft-pi
6. Have fun placing blocks!

If you have any problems then please don't voice them here! Go and comment on my video and then I will be sure to reply!

I hope everyone has a great evening!

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Re: TUTORIAL: How to get Minecraft Pi edition working!

Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:51 pm

Good work!

For reasons too boring to mention, I am reliant on mobile broadband and cannot get it reliably working on my Pi.

If I put the .gz file on a memory stick, how should I install it?

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Re: TUTORIAL: How to get Minecraft Pi edition working!

Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:57 pm

pygmy_giant wrote:Good work!

For reasons too boring to mention, I am reliant on mobile broadband and cannot get it reliably working on my Pi.

If I put the .gz file on a memory stick, how should I install it?
same way.
just extart the files to a folder in the rpi

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Re: TUTORIAL: How to get Minecraft Pi edition working!

Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:56 pm

pygmy_giant wrote:Good work!

For reasons too boring to mention, I am reliant on mobile broadband and cannot get it reliably working on my Pi.

If I put the .gz file on a memory stick, how should I install it?
Just skip the wget bit! Go straight on to Xarchiver and extract the files!

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Re: TUTORIAL: How to get Minecraft Pi edition working!

Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:58 pm

Will do - thanks - I'm hoping Minecraft itself will work off-line.....?

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Re: TUTORIAL: How to get Minecraft Pi edition working!

Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:52 pm

Of course!

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Re: TUTORIAL: How to get Minecraft Pi edition working!

Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:15 pm

Which language do I use to use Pi Edition?

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Re: TUTORIAL: How to get Minecraft Pi edition working!

Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:00 pm

Got it working - my 8yr old is having fun with it!

It says its the alpha version so I guess the finished one will have sheep and stuff.

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Re: TUTORIAL: How to get Minecraft Pi edition working!

Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:55 pm

IAmRaspbian wrote:Which language do I use to use Pi Edition?
I'm sorry but what do you mean? To do API stuff?
pygmy_giant wrote:Got it working - my 8yr old is having fun with it!

It says its the alpha version so I guess the finished one will have sheep and stuff.
I'm so glad that he's having fun! And yes its only in Alpha... When they announce the official version we can all look forward to sheep... Sigh!

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Re: TUTORIAL: How to get Minecraft Pi edition working!

Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:13 am

The pi alpha contains only creative mode. I'm sure that's why the gz file is so small. When or if they put in survival mode, you will get to play with sheep. :lol:

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Re: TUTORIAL: How to get Minecraft Pi edition working!

Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:31 am

ferjeezy wrote:The pi alpha contains only creative mode. I'm sure that's why the gz file is so small. When or if they put in survival mode, you will get to play with sheep. :lol:
Exactly! Sadly, its only in creative at the moment.... But as I said, I think we can look forward to the official release soon! And then we might get our SHEEP! :D

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Re: TUTORIAL: How to get Minecraft Pi edition working!

Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:56 am

You can play with sheep with this creative mode someone made a patch for mcpi to spawn animals. Its on the minecraft forum just search it on google :P

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Re: TUTORIAL: How to get Minecraft Pi edition working!

Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:28 pm

Yes! SHEEP! ;)

Thank you!

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Re: TUTORIAL: How to get Minecraft Pi edition working!

Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:15 am

I have followed these instructions but when I enter ./minecraft-pi I get the message " failed to add service - already in use?"

What am I doing wrong?

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Re: TUTORIAL: How to get Minecraft Pi edition working!

Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:16 am

Do I use "Sudo aptitude install minecraft"
or something along those lines at all :?:


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Re: TUTORIAL: How to get Minecraft Pi edition working!

Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:26 am

mattrweaver wrote:I have followed these instructions but when I enter ./minecraft-pi I get the message " failed to add service - already in use?"

What am I doing wrong?
Hmmmm.... I would run through everything again! Sorry about that but something has obviously gone wrong with the download!
Jemographic wrote:Do I use "Sudo aptitude install minecraft"
or something along those lines at all :?:


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No... You follow the tutorial!

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Re: TUTORIAL: How to get Minecraft Pi edition working!

Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:35 pm

Minecraft: Pi Edition has been officially released:

http://mojang.com/2013/02/minecraft-pi- ... -download/
Download page: http://pi.minecraft.net/?page_id=10

It includes instructions on how to use it and Python and Java APIs. There's also a Ruby API on the download page.

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Re: TUTORIAL: How to get Minecraft Pi edition working!

Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:46 pm

Still says alpha

Renders a bit nicer.

Smoother..

Deeper field of view

Any critters?

Why are some blocks un-usable when you press e ?

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Re: TUTORIAL: How to get Minecraft Pi edition working!

Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:08 pm

Ahhhh! Great!

I will have a look at updating my tutorial!

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Re: TUTORIAL: How to get Minecraft Pi edition working!

Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:59 pm

No animals, plus its not that new, its from before Christmas.
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Re: TUTORIAL: How to get Minecraft Pi edition working!

Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:16 pm

tzj wrote:No animals, plus its not that new, its from before Christmas.
It's just creative mode, so no animals were to be expected. There are a couple of new functions in the API - I requested some camera controls which have appeared, and I assume there's other stuff too.

There have also been the standard optimisations/bug fixes.

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Re: TUTORIAL: How to get Minecraft Pi edition working!

Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:17 pm

Probably not the largest update considering the leaked alpha was

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minecraft-pi-0.1.tar.gz
And this version is

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minecraft-pi-0.1.1.tar.gz
In release convention the last .1 is not a major update probably released to help determine if there are a few bugs that got missed. But it is an update from the leaked alpha
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Re: TUTORIAL: How to get Minecraft Pi edition working!

Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:28 pm

im trying to decompress the file found on the MCPI website but when i type in the tar command it keeps coming up with an error with child in it. can someone help me?!
:?

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Re: TUTORIAL: How to get Minecraft Pi edition working!

Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:20 am

TBoyH_RPi wrote:im trying to decompress the file found on the MCPI website but when i type in the tar command it keeps coming up with an error with child in it. can someone help me?!
:?
For a while, there was a typo in the provided command (there was an extra dot in the filename). Try this:

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tar -zxvf minecraft-pi-0.1.1.tar.gz

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Re: TUTORIAL: How to get Minecraft Pi edition working!

Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:11 pm

I like minecraft! Cant wait for the Pi edition to catch up with the PC edition!

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