[PC-BSD Testing] Minecraft Runs on PC-BSD

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Thu Sep 29 08:04:32 PDT 2011


On 09/28/11 18:41, james at ixsystems.com wrote:
> Hey all,
>
> I recently got Minecraft working on both PC-BSD 8.2 (amd64) and PC-BSD 9.0 Beta 2 (amd64).  I followed this guide: http://foo.poildetroll.net/minecraft/HOWTO_MINECRAFT_ON_FREEBSD.txt
>
> The PBI would mostly match the openjdk6 PBI, but needs openal/jorbis included.  Also, we cannot distribute the minecraft.jar, but it can be retrieved by the launcher. When it is retrieved it also pulls the non-functional jinput/jutils/lwjgl libraries which must be replaced by the libs built with ant. Getting all the libs to build was difficult, but once they built everything ran as expected.
>
> Things to note
>
> + I couldn't build jinupt with apache-ant while openjdk was installed (on 9.0). However, it built when I used the JRE 1.6 PBI on 8.2. 
>
> + I built the libraries on 8.2, they also worked on 9.0.  I haven't built them using 9, yet.
>
> + After building the libraries you can use either openjdk6 or the JRE 1.6 PBI to play minecraft.
>
> + Sound doesn't work: "ERROR MESSAGE: Could not locate OpenAL library."
>
> + After installing audio/openal the SoundSystem initializes, but then locks up minecraft complaining about the elusive "CodecJOrbis".  Apparently, we need JOrbis (java vorbis) included in the openal port as a codec option.
>
> +I successfully built the JOrbis source (including jogg and jorbis).
>
> %: javac ~/com/jcraft/jogg/*java ~/com/jcraft/jorbis/*java
>
> %: jar cvf0 jorbis.jar com/jcraft/*
>
> %: cp jorbis.jar /usr/local/share/java/classes/
>
> + I installed audio/openal again and then launched minecraft but got the same (CodecJOrbis) error. 
>
> + The minecraft server and craftbukkit wrapper runs as expected on PC-BSD using openjdk6 and the JRE 1.6 PBI. 
>
> + There are also server alternatives available: http://mc.kev009.com/Craftd:Main_Page
>
> --jamesssssssss
>
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Very cool! Do you think we could get anybody at the office to take this
and convert it to a port? That would make turning it into a PBI so much
easier :)


-- 
Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software
iXsystems



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