Actually, you don't have to use Wine at all. We are trying to get around Windose here. So what you need to do is download the Minecraft .jar file to a directory of your choice say...Minecraft like this:
Download or move the minecraft.jar file to /home/youtheuser/Minecraft then:
type: $cd /home/youtheuser/Minecraft
$java -jar minecraft.jar
It is that simple. If you want to run the server, download the server to the file say MCServer and cd to that by:
$java -jar minecraftserver.jar
There you have it. If you are having memory trouble, you can add a little control by typing:
$java -jar -Xms1024M -Xmx2048M minecraftserver.jar or minecraft.jar
You can tweak the memory by doing
$java -Xms2G -Xmx4G -jar minecraft_server.jar or
$java -Xms2G -Xmx4G -jar minecraft.jar
Make sure you have enough RAM for the tweaking, otherwise, you will crash you system. For the server, make sure you ports are open so people can see the server outside you home. Happy crafting.
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Oh, and just an FYI, my son runs W7 and I run F17. He copies his server files to my computer when he has gaming parties. I can run his minecraft server on my box without any issues. Why? Because it is Java and runs on anything.
I just create file for his server like "MySonsMCServer" and then copy his server files to that and then cd to that new file, then java ***.jar his minecraft.server. It is that simple. I'm sure glad the MInecraft people created the game on Java. Fun stuff.