Minecraft Wiki
Since this is a wiki and anyone may modify any page at any time, it is suggested that you do not actually use this script but instead simply use it as a guideline for writing your own.


  • Install the Java developer kit and the minecraft installer script
$ sudo pkg_add jdk minecraft



and follow what it tells you to do via terminal, then run


again to start Minecraft. The setup script will only run the first run after installation.

Do not change the executable location in your launcher profile as Minecraft will not launch, OpenBSD needs Minecraft to run from a set location to correctly work.

Running a server[]

Download the server java executable (.jar) from the Minecraft website, place it in a directory within your home directory (or wherever accessible), then cd to that directory and run

java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar minecraft_server.jar nogui

to start the server. You may want to write a shell file with

nano minecraft_server.sh

then enter

java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar minecraft_server.jar nogui

Press CTRL-X then Y to save. (To make this runnable through a file explorer, use

$ chmod +x minecraft_server.sh

Otherwise use

sh minecraft_server.sh