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Minecraft & Raspberry Pi

Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:31 pm


I am sorry if this is somewhere in the forum and I missed it, but can you help me with two quick questions:

Where can I find a list of the API Functions for Minecraft - Raspberry Pi Version ?

How can I take screen shots within Minecraft - Raspberry Pi Version? The screen capture program Scrot doesn't seem to work.


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Re: Minecraft & Raspberry Pi

Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:15 am


I am trying this too. I've not managed yet. But here's a list of things which DONT work.

Using ImageMagick 'import' to get a screen grab, this gives a black window.

Using X-Windows to throw the window to another computer which does support screencast. Again Black window.

Using VNC to send the window to another computer. Again black window.

So dont try these methods. :-)

In the end I set up a camera on a tri-pod to record minecraft. Here are my results ... pberry-pi/


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Re: Minecraft & Raspberry Pi

Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:25 pm

on the subject of minecraft, what the hell is it and what do you do with it? ive searched and searched and just get confused. any chance of laymen terms as well please ;)

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Re: Minecraft & Raspberry Pi

Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:38 pm

It's a computer game. Its own webpage is here -
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Re: Minecraft & Raspberry Pi

Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:44 pm

I guess minecraft uses hardware acceleration ,
which means that special apps are needed to take
a screenshot.

Try the code in the last post here , it looks useful : ... p?p=376546

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Re: Minecraft & Raspberry Pi

Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:47 pm

I found this nice tool and was able to take minecraft screen capture.


# cd [any folder]
# wget ...
# unzip
# cd raspi2png-master
# sudo apt-get install libpng12-dev
# make


# ./raspi2png

and you will get "snapshot.png" which is the screen shot of whole display.

See README of for the command options.

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