Today, there’s a version of Minecraft for pretty much every major platform – Java Edition for Windows, Education Edition for the iPad, Bedrock Edition for gaming consoles such as Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4, and Pi Edition for the Raspberry Pi.
Minecraft: Pi Edition is based on an old version of Pocket Edition, with a few features removed to help it run more smoothly on the Raspberry Pi. Pi Edition is free to download and easy to install, but it doesn’t provide the complete Minecraft experience.
Wouldn’t you prefer to have the “full” version of Minecraft on your Raspberry Pi? You’ll learn in this article how to get Minecraft: Java Edition 1.14.4 running on Raspberry Pi 4. By following along, you can turn your Raspberry Pi into a portable Minecraft game that you can attach to any compatible screen or monitor.
The first step is retrieving the setup script and replacing it with the Minecraft launcher. Toward the bottom of the Gentoo desktop, find the “Terminal” icon and give it a click.