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Boat - Running Minecraft Java Edition on Android



Boat provides an environment to run Minecraft Java Edition on Android. It evolves from zhuowei's Boarwalk. Boat includes a series of Android ports of important software packages. This repository contains the Android app part of Boat. Other packages could be found in respective repositories. Please look at Components.

This app is NOT a Minecraft launcher.


It takes time to build whole project. So it is not suggested to build whole one youself. But you may want to build and update some components. Please follow the instructions in the repositories.

We set up a reference material repository, hoping that we can collect useful imformation about boat :).

Building instruction:

  1. Build OpenJDK 8 Android port.
  2. Build this app project. Note that you should copy and boat.h that other components depend on.
  3. Build GL4ES and OpenAL-soft for Android.
  4. Build LWJGL 2 port for Boat. Need and boat.h.
  5. Build GLFW port for Boat. Need and boat.h.
  6. Build LWJGL 3 port for Boat. Need GLFW port for Boat.



  • MCinaBox. A Minecraft Java Edition Launcher on Android. Using Boat to provide runtime environment.


This app project is distributed under GPL v2.0. Other components have their respective license.

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