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Minecraft was created by Markus "Notch" Persson and his company Mojang which was later sold to Microsoft for 2.5 billion dollars- which explains why there has been pretty much no development on Minecraft Pi edition for more than 2 years now. Minecraft for Pi is based off of Minecraft Pocket Edition, and as such lacks creatures, adventures, night time, etc. It is unfortunately incredibly basic.

This emulator is experimental and can be installed from the experimental menu of the retropie setup script

Note in order to run after it has been installed you need to go into the terminal and type:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure x11-common

and then change it to anyone alternatively you can put sudo in front of the launch script.


Key Action
W Forward
A Left
S Down
D Right
E Inventory
Space Jump
Double Space Fly / Fall
Esc Pause / Game menu
Tab Release mouse cursor
1-8 Block selection
Mouse Direction of Movement
Left-Click Remove Block
Right-Click Place Block
Scroll-Wheel Select Block

Important notes:

In order to work with fullscreen, a window manager called Matchbox is used, but it has a side effect of the mouse not quite working right in the menu so you need to use a keyboard to start up a world. Once you are in the world, the mouse works just fine.

To exit, you can either click the x in the upper right of the screen or you can reboot your pi.