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How to Install Minecraft Server on Raspberry Pi


How to Install Minecraft Server on Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi can be utilized in various ventures. One of the Raspberry Pi's most well known use case is to transform Raspberry Pi into a game worker. 

In this instructional exercise, we will walk you through the way toward introducing and arranging Minecraft Server on Raspberry Pi 3 or 4. 

Minecraft is one of the most famous rounds ever. It is a sandbox computer game, which permits its players to investigate endless universes and fabricate everything from basic houses to huge high rises. 


We're expecting that you have Raspbian introduced on your Raspberry Pi . Plex Media Server needn't bother with a graphical interface, so our proposal is to utilize the Raspbian Stretch Lite picture and empower SSH . Along these lines, your Raspberry Pi will have considerably more accessible handling force and memory to run the Plex media worker. 

We'll utilize the mcrcon utility to associate with the Minecraft worker. Introduce the bundles needed to assemble the mcrcon apparatus: 

sudo apt update
sudo apt install git build-essential

Empower the GL driver utilizing the raspi-config device: 


Explore to "Cutting edge Options" utilizing key up or key down and press Enter. 

  • Select "GL Driver" and hit Enter. 
  • Select "GL (Fake KMS)", press Enter. 
  • Select the "Finish" button, press Enter. When provoked "Might you want to reboot now?" select "Yes" and hit Enter. 

When the Pi is back on the web, proceed with the subsequent stages. 

Installing Java Runtime Environment

Minecraft requires Java 8 or higher to be introduced on the framework. 

We'll introduce the headless form of the JRE. This form is more appropriate for worker applications since it has less conditions and uses less framework assets. 

To introduce the headless OpenJRE 8 sort: 

sudo apt install openjdk-8-jre-headless

Confirm the establishment by printing the Java adaptation : 

java -version
openjdk version "1.8.0_212"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_212-8u212-b01-1+rpi1-b01)
OpenJDK Client VM (build 25.212-b01, mixed mode)

Creating Minecraft User

For security purposes, Minecraft ought not be run under the root client. We will make another framework client and gathering with home catalog/select/minecraft that will run the Minecraft worker: 

sudo useradd -r -m -U -d /opt/minecraft -s /bin/bash minecraft

We won't set a secret phrase for this client. This is acceptable security practice in light of the fact that the client won't have the option to login through SSH. 

Installing Minecraft on Raspberry Pi

Prior to beginning with the establishment cycle, do sure you change to client "minecraft": 

sudo su - minecraft

Make two registries inside the client home catalog: 

mkdir -p ~/{tools,server}

The apparatuses index will store the mcrcon customer and the reinforcement content. 

The worker index will contain the real Minecraft worker and its information. 

Downloading and Compiling mcrcon 

RCON is a convention that permits you to associate with the Minecraft workers and execute orders. mcron is RCON customer inherent C. 

We'll download the source code from GitHub and manufacture the mcrcon paired. 

Explore to the ~/apparatuses index and clone the Tiiffi/mcrcon storehouse from GitHub running the accompanying order: 

cd ~/tools && git clone

Next, change to the store index: 

cd ~/tools/mcrcon

Start the aggregation by composing: 

gcc -std=gnu11 -pedantic -Wall -Wextra -O2 -s -o mcrcon mcrcon.c

When finished, you can test it by composing: 

./mcrcon -h

The yield will look something like this: 

Usage: mcrcon [OPTIONS]... [COMMANDS]...
Sends rcon commands to Minecraft server.


mcrcon 0.6.1 (built: Sep 19 2019 20:52:13)
Report bugs to tiiffi_at_gmail_dot_com or

Downloading Minecraft Server

There are a few Minecraft worker mods, for example, Craftbukkit or Spigot that permits you to add highlights (modules) on your worker and further redo and change the settings. We will introduce the most recent Mojang's legitimate vanilla Minecraft worker. 

Head over to the Minecraft download page to get the download connection of the most recent Minecraft worker's Java file record (JAR). 

At the hour of composing, the most recent rendition is 1.14.4. Prior to running the following order, you should check the download page for another variant. 

Run the accompanying wget order to download the Minecraft container document in the ~/worker index: 

wget -P ~/server

Configuring Minecraft Server

Once the download is finished, explore to the ~/worker index and start the Minecraft worker: 

cd ~/server
java -Xms512M -Xmx768M -jar server.jar nogui

When begun unexpectedly, the worker executes a few tasks and makes the and eula.txt documents and stops. 

[21:06:23] [main/ERROR]: Failed to load properties from file:
[21:06:24] [main/WARN]: Failed to load eula.txt
[21:06:24] [main/INFO]: You need to agree to the EULA in order to run the server. Go to eula.txt for more info.

To run the worker you'll have to consent to the Minecraft EULA. Open the eula.txt document and change eula=false to eula=true: 

nano ~/server/eula.txt


#By changing the setting below to TRUE you are indicating your agreement to our EULA (
#Thu Sep 19 21:06:24 BST 2019

Close and spare the document. 

Next, alter the document to empower the rcon convention and set the rcon secret key. Open the record utilizing your word processor: 

nano ~/server/

Locate the following lines and update their values, as shown below:



Remember to change the solid secret word to something safer. In the event that you would prefer not to interface with the Minecraft worker from distant areas, ensure your firewall obstructs the rcon port. 

While here, you can likewise change the worker's default properties. For more data about the accessible settings, check the page. 

Creating Systemd Unit File

To run Minecraft as a help, we will make another Systemd unit record. 

Switch back to your sudo client by composing exit. 

Open your content manager and make a document named minecraft.service in the/and so forth/systemd/framework/: 

sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/minecraft.service

Glue the accompanying setup: 


Description=Minecraft Server

SuccessExitStatus=0 1
ExecStart=/usr/bin/java -Xmx768M -Xms512M -jar server.jar nogui
ExecStop=/opt/minecraft/tools/mcrcon/mcrcon -H -P 25575 -p strong-password stop


Alter the Xmx and Xms banners as per your Raspberry Pi variant and assets. The Xmx banner characterizes the greatest memory allotment pool for a Java virtual machine (JVM), while Xms characterizes the underlying memory assignment pool. Additionally, ensure that you are utilizing the right rcon port and secret key. 

Spare and close the document and reload the systemd design: 

sudo systemctl daemon-reload

Start the Minecraft worker by giving: 

sudo systemctl start minecraft

Check the administration status with the accompanying order: 

sudo systemctl status minecraft

? minecraft.service - Minecraft Server 

Stacked: stacked (/and so on/systemd/framework/minecraft.service; empowered; merchant preset: empowered) 

? minecraft.service - Minecraft Server
   Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/minecraft.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: active (running) since Thu 2019-09-19 21:11:58 BST; 1min 27s ago
 Main PID: 1992 (java)
    Tasks: 17 (limit: 1604)
   Memory: 338.9M
   CGroup: /system.slice/minecraft.service
           ??1992 /usr/bin/java -Xmx768M -Xms512M -jar server.jar nogui

The first occasion when you start the administration, it will create a few design documents and registries, including the Minecraft world. Utilize the tail order to screen the worker log record: 

tail -f /opt/minecraft/server/logs/latest.log


When the Minecraft worker is begun the yield will look something like this: 

[21:19:25] [Server-Worker-3/INFO]: Preparing spawn area: 98%
[21:19:25] [Server thread/INFO]: Time elapsed: 201586 ms
[21:19:25] [Server thread/INFO]: Done (418.339s)! For help, type "help"
[21:19:25] [Server thread/INFO]: Starting remote control listener
[21:19:25] [RCON Listener #1/INFO]: RCON running on

Empower the Minecraft administration to begin at boot time consequently: 

sudo systemctl enable minecraft

Accessing Minecraft Console

To get to the Minecraft Console utilize the mcrcon utility. You have to determine the host, rcon port, rcon secret key and utilize the - t switch which empowers the mcrcon terminal mode: 

/opt/minecraft/tools/mcrcon/mcrcon -H -P 25575 -p strong-password -t
Logged in. Type "Q" to quit!

While getting to the Minecraft Console from a far off area, ensure the rcon port isn't obstructed. 

In the event that you are routinely interfacing with the Minecraft reassure, rather than composing this long order, you ought to make a slam moniker . 


You have effectively introduced Minecraft worker on your Raspberry Pi. If it's not too much trouble note, Minecraft may not run easily on frameworks with low assets. 

On the off chance that you hit an issue or have criticism, leave a remark beneath.