Minecraft has been around for a long time and is available on almost every major gaming platform out there. Despite the software limitations, here’s how you can play Minecraft on a Chromebook.
A Chromebook can help you do a ton of tasks, but gaming is not one of them. While you should not expect to run high-end games, the Play Store might allow you to install some games that do not demand a strong GPU and CPU.
Luckily, Minecraft is not a graphically demanding game, and here’s how you can play it on a Chromebook.
Do Chromebooks support Minecraft?
Yes, you can play Minecraft on a Chromebook by installing its education edition, through the Google Play Store or by Linux.
How to download Minecraft on a Chromebook
Every Chromebook has a Google Play Store in which you can find Minecraft. The OS will inform you if the device is compatible/strong enough to run the game.
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In case your device isn’t compatible, you can try running the desktop version that is available on the official website.
Follow these steps to run Minecraft on your Chromebook:
- Open your Chromebook settings and go to the Advanced section.
- Select Developers and allow Linux beta by turning on Linux Development Environment.
- Now, go to Minecraft’s website and download the Debian and Debian-based Distributions files from the Linux distributions category.
- Move the .deb file to your device’s Linux files.
- Open a terminal window and type sudo dpkg -i Minecraft.deb. After the initial installation, type sudo apt-get install -f in the window to install dependencies.
Following these steps should install the desktop version of Minecraft on your Chromebook. You might experience lag and a low frame rate depending on your device. Lower the graphics quality for smooth gameplay.
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There’s a possibility that the Minecraft Launcher doesn’t work even after installation. If you face such an issue, open the terminal window and type sudo apt install libsecret-1-0.
Minecraft: Education edition
You can also install Minecraft: Education Edition on a Chromebook through the Google Play Store. It is specially made for learning and every user gets ten free logins. The Education Edition is a lot more than just a game as it has in-built courses for children.
Having said that, you can still play and beat the Ender Dragon and The Wither in Minecraft: Education Edition.
Image Credits: Mojang
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