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Old 10-13-2013, 04:36 PM   #1
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Minecraft on Stable (Wheezy)

Probably a dumb question but I can't find anything about this on google.

I have the latest Minecraft.jar file and when I try to open it it opens as an archive. So go to modify what it is opened with. Runtime isn't an option anywhere. JRE 6 was installed by default, I installed 7 as well. But neither is on the available programs list to launch it with. How to run Minecraft on Debian. I'm sure it is something simple I am missing.
Old 10-13-2013, 04:43 PM   #2
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Just now figured out how to launch it manually from Open With in the dialog. But how do I set default to use runtime instead of archive or iced tea
Old 10-13-2013, 05:33 PM   #3
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below is a script I used to use
I have commented out ( but not tested ) the ps3 controller bits I used.

essentially has two modes, online and offline

You get the login screen Steve
you play offline , playername Steve ( skips the normal login screen )

#TODO add some magic to manage .minecraft, plus manage versions and mods

Sixad () {
sudo service bluetooth stop
sudo /etc/init.d/sixad start
# Sixaxis Deamon
#ps -e | grep -q sixad || Sixad
#pidof $autokey || coproc $autokey
### above commented out for LQ posting
# sixad is a driver for ps3 controller
# autokey monitors 'events' I use it to map mouse wheel events to the ps3 controller
# ( by mapping 'dead keys' F20 and F21 ) to keys on the PS3Controller.
# when autokey 'sees' these it sends a mouse wheel up/down

Online () {
# MineCraft
pidof minecraft.jar || \
    coproc java -Xmx${JavaMem}M \
                -Xms$(( ${JavaMem} / 2))M \
                -cp $Minecraft/minecraft.jar \
Offline () {
pushd $Minecraft
   pidof minecraft.jar || \
    coproc java -Xmx${JavaMem}M -Xms$(( {JavaMem} / 2))M \
         -cp $Minecraft/bin/minecraft.jar:$Minecraft/bin/lwjgl.jar:\
             $Minecraft/bin/jinput.jar: \
         -Djava.library.path=$Minecraft/bin/natives net.minecraft.client.Minecraft $MCUSERNAME
if [ "$#" != "0" ];
    #if [ "$1" == "-r" ];
        # sudo /etc/init.d/sixad stop
        # sudo /etc/init.d/sixad start
        # MCUSERNAME=$2
    #fi # commented out for LQ post
        # sometimes sixad would 'die' ( if left inactive ) so was just a quick hack to restart it
save as ~/bin/
and in terminal
chmod 700 ~/bin/
the chmod is only needed the once, in future just [PlayerName]

you might want to tweak JavaMem=1024 ( max 1GB memory, and starts with half (512MB) )


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