Category: Main Games Adventures Minecraft Beta 1.4


Minecraft Beta 1.4

Minecraft is a non-free game, available for about $20 off of the minecraft website.

Minecraft uses sounds from the Freesound project.

For a list of samples currently or previously in use, see this list, and this one.


Minecraft uses the following technologies:

Java by Sun Microsystems

LWJGL (license) by a whole bunch of talented people.

"3d Sound System" by Paul Lamb

JOrbis (license) by JCraft.

Application Details:

Version: Beta 1.4
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.16

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Free Download Official Minecraft Download Page.

Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Installing the game, Launching the game, Logging with the official account (need internet for this), launching my saved world from my other installation, moving in games is ok,

 Sounds work sucefully (OpenAL)

(Need "libtool-2.2.6a-1rt.i686.rpm" Package )

Here is A Tutorial to launch Minecraft with Wine:

How Launch Minecraft On Toutou Linux 4.3.1


What does not

A bug with Keyboard (in your minecraft world,) when you dont

launch the "Wine Task Manager" before launching the game
Run "Task Manager Wine" before the game is mandatory if you want to control your character!


What was not tested

Play in multiplayer, but i have an account and for the loggin the game need a connection to the server, if this is working, playing online too.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

IMPORTANT: For installing the game, you need the java, i have simply downloaded the lasted windows java vertion and installed in wine. After, i have lauched the game, and i have launched my world and it's work fine. VERY IMPORTANT: After installing and before launch the game, launch the Wine Task Manager, if do not launch this, when you load your world in minecraft, you ave no commands except the mouse, if The task manager is launched, all commands is ok (For cons, I do not know why this bug.) If you follow the guidelines, the totality of the game is working 100% For a better compatibility , i recommend to use for launcher the minecraft.jar version but launched under wine* in terminal: "Wine java -jar minecraft.jar" If you tipp this in the terminal, this will launch the java file not in linux, it will launch with the Java from Wine (after install, the directory is under the "/mnt/home/root/.wine/drive_c/users/root/Application Data/.minecraft/" from wine) *The minecraft.exe in wine is not full stable, in certain moments, when i launch the .exe, i have error in terminal and nothing is launched (random bug)

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentToutou linux 4.3.1Apr 01 20111.3.16Yes Yes Goldetienne 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 07 20111.2.2N/A Yes Platinuman anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected

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HowTo / Notes

Mouse Moving Issues
Hello, Some of you may be having mouse moving issues. If so, close Minecraft, and launch Wine Task Manager. Then launch Minecraft again, keeping the Task Manager open until you quit the game. I don't know why it works, but it does.


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Linux version available
by Justin Chrysler on Wednesday May 25th 2011, 7:02
There is a linux version of the game available for download and play. Due to the game being written in java you can just run "java -jar minecraft.jar" as long as java is installed on the system.

I have tested this using the latest stable IcedTea6 java binary in gentoo and it runs better than the windows version.
RE: Linux version available
by Alexander Stiehl on Saturday July 30th 2011, 17:48
I agree, since there is a native version, and the fact it is java, you can use IcedTea6, I'm on Ubuntu 11.04 / IcedTea6 1.10.2, pretty fast.
RE: Linux version available
by James Kelly Jr on Monday October 17th 2011, 14:16
That really isn't the point. Sometimes "unnecessary" programs are tested for comparison between the one running on Windows and one running on WINE. This provides useful data for finding bugs or tracking WINE's progress in compatibility.
RE: Linux version available
by Arron Dick on Monday October 24th 2011, 2:36
Cheers for the clarification, I was lost as to why test this!