AnjoCaido Minecraft launcher on Linux
NOTE 11/28.11: Black screen fix is here.
First off, I’m not sure whether this is legal or not. The reason why I’m writing about it is that I saw the Linux version of AnjoCaido’s launcher in Arch’s user repository. So yeah, judging from the fact that people on Arch are strict when it comes to those stuff, I assumed this was ok.
What makes this launcher different from the normal launcher is that it allows you to connect to other servers including those over LAN. Plus, you can login without a premium account if the server you’re connecting to has the online-mode option set to false. In fact, you don’t even have to have an account. Also, you’ll get the full single player mode.
Anyway, there was one time that I couldn’t help but join my friends on playing this game. Since I wasn’t using Windows as my primary OS, it was never an option to reboot and play there. I looked for ways to get the game running on Linux. Since it was written in java, running the game itself wasn’t a problem. It was getting the stuff AnjoCaido does to make the game have the screen in the screenshot above.
Here’s what to do when running Linux: (Arch Linux users, please visit this link. You know what to do)
- Download and untar this archive. I made this one after building the package from the AUR.
- Copy the contents of bin to /usr/bin.
- Copy the contents of share to /usr/share.
- Run “minecraft” from the terminal or from the run program dialog after pressing Alt+F2.
- That should be it! To create a server, follow the instructions from the official site.
To be honest with you, you don’t have to copy those to /usr. You can just cd to /whereyouuntarred/usr/share/minecraft, execute exec java -Xmx1024M -Xms512M -cp MinecraftSP.jar net.minecraft.LauncherFrame and it should work. But you don’t want to do that, do you? Of course, you can also make a shell script (:
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