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(Availability) Bedrock engine on Mac & Linux

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    I really would like to see the Better Together Update come to Mac. I'm not sure if macs can run the Bedrock Engine though. I currently use bootcamp to play the Bedrock Version, so it would be great to add macOS into the list of Platforms the Bedrock Edition Supports!!!! 

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    l could play on my bedrock server with my friend

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    Hmmmmmmm..Yeah I think yes

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    I support having the Bedrock Edition on the mac, but I think I have forged a theory as to why this is not the case. Minecraft Education edition uses the Bedrock engine, but it is still available on the mac. This means that Mojang has already made the engine compatible with the mac, so it makes sense that the only reason why Minecraft Bedrock isn't available is that Mojang doesn't want to. Mojang is owned by Microsoft and is in Competition with Apple so it makes perfect sense why this is the case. Now one way this theory could be debunked so far is "Minecraft java is on the mac", but Minecraft Java was made available on the Mac before Microsoft bought Mojang and the only reason why they didn't shut it down on the Mac as it would be so controversial and wouldn't be popular with the community. They shut down the old console editions only because barely anyone played them, but that just wasn't the case with the Mac.

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    Raytracing can also be brought to Linux, at least, via Vulkan and performance can be increased with AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution to help make this feasible, performance wise, since it's compatible with all graphics cards and AMD integrated GPUs / APUs.

    Now is a great time to do so.

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    On windows I had only .45g ram at all time because windows used it all now on linux, I have 3g ram at all times. yet I cant play minecraft because java has not as good performance and just I like minecraft

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    SO TRUE

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    I don't think stopping Java development is a good idea, but I would love to see official Bedrock support for GNU/Linux. :)

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    +1 for Linux and cross-platform support for any/all editions. We're a Linux/Android/Chromebook only household

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    Please add support to Linux so we can all enjoy the better together update. Currently you need to use some workarounds with lutris to get the android version working but I’d like it if you just made it available as the desktop version

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    they should bring it up because their main advertisement for this version has been MULTI PLATEFORM which they themselves are not complying too. I am being forced to use windows 10 just because of Minecraft. 

    Well yes they/you might mention apple doing the same but you know what I am happy with how apple does things and I feel special about it but Microsoft its not the same for you. Please bering this to MacOS and linux. 

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    I would like to be able to play Minecraft: Bedrock Edition on Linux, considering now with the upcoming influence from other game vendors (i.e.: Valve) and GPU manufacturers (Nvidia, AMD, Intel)

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    This makes total sense and with the new M1 chips able to run iPad and iPhone games on Mac, there is no point not adding it to Macs. At least ones with the M1 chip.

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    Why isn't this a thing already?!

     

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    this is a pain pls add mc to mac and linux cause if microsoft add it microsoft could get more minecraft bedrock player and more money its a smart idea!!!

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    Microsoft being Microsoft. As far as I know, allowing people to install the iPhone/iPad version of Minecraft on their macs is now just up to a checkbox. Developers can choose to opt in or opt out of allowing it. Microsoft chose to opt out. Java is fine but Bedrock running natively would be so much better. If this is really about money, you guys aren't game developers, you're wealth developers. Such a shame. Allow mac users to run Bedrock. This thread is probably one of the highest voted and most ignored ones I've seen on this forum. I voted for this before Apple Silicon was even announced!

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    I chose linux because it was quite interesting to me, and i kinda felt upset that i couldn't play minecraft with my friends whom play on bedrock and linux doesnt have a minecraft bedrock port at the moment. So this can help me play with my friends. Thank You microsoft if you decide to add a linux port to bedrock.

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    My partner and I are on Windows 10 and macOS, and we'd like to play multiplayer in the office after hours. But she has to choose between Java Edition to play with me, or Bedrock edition to play with her friends on consoles! Plus I can't use the same Realms server to play on my Mac and PS4 etc.

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    I agree with the title, but I also agree with the other people saying that Java should not be removed. Its a nostalgic game beloved be many. Personally, I don't understand why they haven't add Bedrock to those platforms yet. There seems to be no issue with the programming language. So I don't know.

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     I do want to see the Bedrock engine supported on macOS, so I can play with my daughter

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    I'd love to use linux, but i dont because of minecraft. I payed R$100 ($18,98) and im not letting it go, maybe if you already owned the bedrock edition on windows you could log-in using that account