Install Minecraft Java MultiMC5 on Raspberry Pi

Minecraft Java MultiMC5

CUSTOM BUILD of MultiMC5/Launcher. MultiMC is an alternative launcher for Minecraft. It allows you to have multiple, cleanly separated instances of Minecraft (each with their own mods, resource packs, saves, etc) and helps you manage them and their associated options with a simple and powerful interface.

This is a buildscript for MultiMC5 (necessary for licensing reasons). Expect a 1+ hour build and install time.
All users are encouraged to instead install Prism Launcher (a PolyMC/MultiMC5 fork with many additional features) which is a prebuilt deb.

Features of the launcher:

  • Microsoft, Mojang, and PC GamePass Account support
  • Modrinth FTB ATLauncher and Technic Modpack ONLY browser
  • Automatic Java 8/17 installation
  • Fabric, Forge, and Quilt mod loading
  • Supports minecraft versions from the old beta/alphas all the way up the latest snapshots

Features NOT in this launcher (but available in others):

  • Mod browser
  • Curseforge Modpack browser
  • Mod/Modpack updater
  • Old Snapshots

NOTE: The use of performance enhancing mods is highly encouraged, such as optifine with Optifabric and Fabric/Forge or Sodium/Lithium/Starlight Fabric Mods.

Minecraft Java MultiMC5 for ARM
To run: Menu -> Games -> MultiMC
To run in a terminal: ~/MultiMC/install/MultiMC

IMPORTANT: How to choose the correct Java version: https://github.com/MultiMC/Launcher/wiki/Using-the-right-Java#setting-up-java-in-multimc
The MultiMC5 Wiki can be found here: https://github.com/MultiMC/MultiMC5/wiki
If you need help installing Optifine: https://github.com/MultiMC/MultiMC5/wiki/MultiMC-and-OptiFine

theofficialgman's custom meta repo is used for arm32 and arm64 native libraries. (https://github.com/theofficialgman/meta-multimc)
This supports all currently released versions of minecraft.

Note: MultiMC5 GitHub/Discord does NOT support this CUSTOM BUILD, any issues should be directed to the Pi-Apps Discord or Pi-Apps GitHub issues.

Fortunately, Minecraft Java MultiMC5 is very easy to install on your Raspberry Pi in just two steps.

  1. Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Raspberry Pi.
  2. Use Pi-Apps to install Minecraft Java MultiMC5.

Compatibility

For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS, which is currently version Bullseye.
Raspberry Pi OS has 32-bit and 64-bit variants, both of which will run on most Raspberry Pi computers, including the Pi 3 and the Pi 4.
Minecraft Java MultiMC5 will run on either PiOS 32-bit or 64-bit.

Install Pi-Apps

Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Raspberry Pi with just a few clicks.

Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:

wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Botspot/pi-apps/master/install | bash

Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here: https://github.com/Botspot/pi-apps

Install Minecraft Java MultiMC5

Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Minecraft Java MultiMC5.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:

Then click on the Games category.

Now scroll down to find Minecraft Java MultiMC5 in the list.

Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Minecraft Java MultiMC5 for you!

Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at https://pi-apps.io