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(Availability) Bedrock engine on Mac & Linux

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    Flame Tracer commented
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    Having all fans on one platform would make so much more sense. I understand the limitations of the platforms, but splitting your fanbase over multiple platforms seems idiotic. Microsoft at least release the bedrock version for Mac and Linux, if its a monetary thing just make them pay again for it. 

    Theres clearly enough demand for it on this forum for its release to be warranted. 

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    ryanjan1723 commented
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    I agree with the title, bedrock for OSX would be fantastic! you could probably port it right from the iPad considering they're running the same base OS while looking different, mac and ipad are both BSD based and would be a relatively easy port. as far as linux goes adding support for many distros would be difficult to say the least. so for now if we could just get OSX I would be happy and let the rest move from there

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    CJtehBaker commented
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    Please create a bedrock version of the game for Mac OS

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    joexnn commented
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    Having a Mac and wanting to play with friends who are using Windows machines or mobile devices is just super difficult. I have Minecraft on my iPad but I love the keyboard and mouse controls over a touch screen.

    At the moment, I'm having to run Parallels for Mac which lets me install Windows 10 but the performance and intervention is just not as good.

    I would love a native macOS client. Hopefully with the release of Catalina and project catalyst, I'm really hoping we start to see some development news on a macOS Bedrock client.

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    Jylan AU commented
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    Please reconsider releasing the Bedrock Edition for macOS!

    The Education Edition (which is based on the Bedrock engine) is available for macOS already, so there's no technical issue preventing it. Let's have Bedrock on all the things!

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    Ok I know you don’t wanna pull away from Java but it people want bedrock on Mac it’s only fair and people can access bedrock realms with java

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    Acmdblokling commented
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    yes there is education edition on MacOS, but I want the regular bedrock engine on mac. Why don't they do this. If they have education edition on Mac already, it shouldn't be that hard to do it for the regular bedrock edition.

     

    @nasloan it would take so little resources to port it to Mac, it both wouldn't be at the expense of java edition pretty much at all. But linux idk

     

    @NavalTundra668 Exactly what I was going to say here

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    bring beedroc to mac

     

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    ERGaming01 commented
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    Linux support would be awesome. Mojang could atleast make the windows edition a non UWP program so that us linux users could run it with Wine🍷. Porting the DirectX made Bedrock edition would be difficult because linux only runs on OpenGL/Vulcan. But if MS would be willing to port dx to other systems, it would be 100 times easier.

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    LongHaIIoween commented
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    I'm putting my vote in now. Porting from iOS to macOS shouldn't be a difficult task (relatively speaking) for mojang. Having macOS support would be amazing as it's great to play on a laptop when travelling.

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    iCh1ck3nn commented
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    I’m really needing this since all my friends are on bedrock Edition and I’m on Java because I have a Mac...they’re all on PlayStation 4 edition and I know that isn’t bedrock but it will be. Since I bought java I can have bedrock for free... pls

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    Paid for the java version to be able to play with my kids who play on their Ipads, just to find out, it's not supported. Please fix.

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    BlueLight5152 commented
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    If they do bring bedrock to Mac, they should make it free for existing owners, because I just want to play with all my buddies ;_;

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    Jonny Pelayo commented
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    I think they should just put the iPad app on the Mac App Store since Apple supports that now.

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    Apple was launching a thing for macos that lets you move iPad apps to mac

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    oooo ho ooooh this would be Very nice. there's a thing for linux that runs minecraft bedrock but like.. mobile edition. but mac people are just Sad and without anything i think. i... have no idea how this would work though, since there's no microsoft store on linux and mac. but yknow,,, some magical linkings and such and downloading it from the minecraft.net website.... it'd be pretty cooo ooooool.

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    please give us this ability so we can play with Xbox players. I understand the concern of devs who made stuff for the classic Java edition, but it feels strange having the java edition limited to only PCs, and to be unable to play with servers that are accessible via console and mobile. Thanks.

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    Definitely want to be able to get bedrock as I already had java before the deadline and always thought i could just get bedrock only to find out that it's not available for my operating system. Very disappointed. Hope to see it soon.

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    riverLethe9 commented
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    As someone who regularly uses both macOS and Windows 10, it would be great to have some consistency between these platforms. I decided to give Bedrock a try on Windows 10 and I got hooked on how smooth it was. Now I have a fortified village with a nice mending trade. I want to be able to play that world on my Mac as well. 

    It would be lovely to have Bedrock available on macOS. Better together 

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    GamerDad09 commented
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    Mac/Linux Users need the bedrock version! Please hear our voices!!! We only have Macs in our home and would mean we would have to buy new PCs to play Minecraft! 

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    I play on Mac and PS4. It sucks when all my friends are playing minecraft cross platform and the only two consoles I have aren't compatible.

     

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    OMGsus commented
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    considering bedrock came from pocket built for ios which is very similar in build process to mac os these days... it is a crime there is no bedrock edition on mac yet. (not that its easy, just saying...)

     

    but for the love of Steve do not abandon the java edition!

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    I can (but not fully) code iOS and TVOS AND I say one thing MACOS CAN SUPER EASY GET BEDROCK EDITION and and it's extra easy if it's a game. So MOJANG AND/OR MICROSOFT this is good.

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    JamWake commented
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     I want to play minecraft on my mac.

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    I am also part of a purely Linux and Mac household and 100% agree with you, excluding leaving Java edition behind.

     

    Minecraft Bedrock Edition would be AMAZING to see on Linux and Mac! Currently we are using "Bedrock Launcher" To use Minecraft Bedrock Edition on Linux but it is buggy as all heck considering it is using the Android version with some kind of compatibility layer. Would be great to see a native version!

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    but i want to play with ipads and friend on pe

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    With the new OS Catalina porting an iPad app on Mac is considered to be completely painless. If at this point they don’t release a Mac version of bedrock, it will be clear it’s only a marketing decision. And nobody here will change their mind unfortunately.

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    FlappyFolo commented
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    I'd love to be able to play bedrock on my mac because my mac can't handle java edition. I pretty sure bedrock takes less processing power than java.

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    kramocrapol commented
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    "Better Together" can only be realized by bringing Bedrock to the Mac (sorry Java fans, but cross-platform Java will likely not be happening, although it is a great idea). Given that Bedrock is written in C++, which is by its nature portable, there really is no technical reason why a port to Mac can't be done.

    So bring Bedrock to the Mac, have it co-exist with Java for a couple of years as players decide which version to go with (hint: they will switch to Bedrock so they can play with everyone else). Then give Java modders a real way to port their mods to Bedrock (not trivial but worth doing). 

    A big upvote for the Bedrock engine on Mac & Linux!

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    Jooblethedark commented
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    Please update Bedrock to support Mac OS. I've been playing MC since day one and one of my favourite things was being able to play it on any computer.