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This article provides instructions for installing a Linux virtual machine on a Chromebook so that Minecraft can be played on the device. It provides advice on how to play Minecraft as well as how to optimise the settings for Minecraft when played on a Chromebook.
You can play Minecraft on desktop computers running Windows, Linux, or macOS, as well as on mobile devices running either iOS or Android. Unfortunately, a version of Minecraft specifically designed for Chromebooks has never been developed. On the other hand, you can install Linux directly from the settings page of your Chromebook. After you have done so, it will be simple for you to install Minecraft and play it on a Chromebook.
1. Open the Chromebook Settings app and select Linux (Beta) from the left-hand menu to install Linux on your Chromebook. In the Linux section, select the Turn on option.
2. To proceed, pick the Next button that appears on the pop-up window for the Linux setup. After you’ve chosen a user name for your Linux session, click the Install button. The downloading and configuration of the virtual machine on which Linux will be installed on the Chromebook could take several minutes’ worth of time. When it is finished, a window for a Linux terminal will open on your screen.
3. You can get Minecraft on your Chromebook by going to the Minecraft download website and downloading the Debian/Ubuntu Minecraft.deb file. You can find the storage place for your files on your Chromebook under the heading “My files.” Save the file there.
4. Installing Minecraft inside the Linux virtual machine on your Chromebook is as simple as doing a double-click on the Minecraft.deb file and then selecting the Install button.
5. Open the App Drawer once the installation is complete, navigate to the Linux folder, and then select Minecraft Launcher from the menu that appears.
6. The Chromebook version of Minecraft will now be available. You will see the window for logging in. Logging onto your Minecraft account is all that is required to get started playing Minecraft. As soon as you run the game, the application will immediately begin installing the most recent update as well as downloading the most recent version to the Linux container.
After following the instructions outlined above to install it, Minecraft will function normally on your Chromebook. On the other hand, you might discover that the game is a little choppy or that the mouse does not work quite as it should. There are a few settings on your Chromebook that you can adjust to optimise its efficiency and decrease the likelihood that you will encounter any errors.
Enable Chrome Flags
Chrome flags should be enabled. Using the following flags while playing Minecraft will make the experience more enjoyable. If you do not see any of the flags that are accessible below, then your version of Chromebook does not support that flag, and you do not need to worry about enabling the flag.
Launch the Chrome browser, type (or paste) the URL into the address bar, and then pick Enabled from the drop-down menu. This will make all of the following flags active.
Optimize Minecraft Settings for Chromebook
To optimize Minecraft settings for Chromebook, press Esc while in-game and select Options from the menu. Select Video Settings. Adjust the following settings.
Install OptiFine for Minecraft
Installing OptiFine for Minecraft is something you should do if you have a Chromecast device that isn’t very powerful and if you discover that even after tweaking the settings described above, Minecraft is still running rather slowly. This programme adjusts your framerate so that it works better on Chromebooks with less powerful hardware. Simply obtain the most recent release of Optifine, put it in the Linux files folder, and then execute the following command into the Terminal window.
java -jar OptiFine 1.14.4 HD U F5.jar
(You will need to change the name of the file to the one that you downloaded. In the example that we presented before, the name of our file is OptiFine 1.14.4 HD U F5).
Simply select the Install button, and OptiFine will be added to the Linux system on your Chromebook.
This translates to the fact that you are able to play Minecraft in full-screen mode on a Chromebook, and the game will still run smoothly.
To install Minecraft: Education Edition on your Chromebook, you will first need to enable the Play Store app and then go to the appropriate download page. From there, sign in using the credentials you were given by Microsoft, and get to work.
The Chrome Web Store offers a selection of games that are compatible with Chrome and are comparable to Minecraft. The nice thing about these games is that you can play them on your Chromebook, provided that your laptop is not really ancient and out of current. It is not necessary for you to do any adjustments, hacks, or to put your laptop into Developer Mode in order to dual-boot with Linux.
It is possible to utilise Nvidia’s GeForce Now on a Chromebook in order to play Fortnite. You can also play the game remotely from your computer by sideloading the Android version of Fortnite or by using Chrome Remote Desktop on your Chromebook to connect to your computer.
It will take a few steps as well as some time for you to install Minecraft on your Chromebook. It is possible to install any version of Minecraft; however, our testing has shown that the Education Edition and the Bedrock Edition run the most smoothly on Chromebooks.