Trying to get games written for windows to work on a Linux machine is like trying to put a diaper on an incontinent buffalo. Sure, you might get it all done, but you'll certainly be left with a huge mess, and it's very time consuming.
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I've recently begun using the hatchet as a battle-axe more than a sword. So for me the true minimum - what I ALWAYS have in the hotbar - are a hatchet, torches, pickaxe, and blocks for towering up or crossing lava lakes or the like.
Snowballs? I never thought of that. Nor TNT, can't usually see too much use for this, must be something about how I normally play.