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(Availability) Bedrock engine on Mac & Linux

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    I am a mac user and when I try to play with my friends I just can't. There's no reason to not bring over bedrock to mac by not doing that Microsoft is literally isolating one of if not the most loyal Minecraft fanbases and one of if not the oldest Minecraft fanbases.    

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    rxal12233445 commented
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    Okay.

    First of all, the java edition should NOT, I repeat, NOT be abandoned, as it is written in Java, which makes the game much easier to mod.

    Second, cross platform is not possible, or even plausible, between the Java version of Minecraft, and the Bedrock (C++) version of Minecraft. They use different programming languages, and have numerous differences in rendering engines, performance, availibility on ARM architechure processors, and so much more.

    Third, for all of y'all out there who think "Minecraft Bedrock Edition is only for Android, iOS, and Windows 10," I say this: Android and iOS both only run on ARM architechure processors, while Windows 10 is not made for ARM. Mac OS and Linux are both (mostly, in the case of linux,) not made for ARM. The technical hurdle of ARM and non ARM has been overcome. It is possible to run Windows 10 on both a Mac, and a Linux machine (by this I mean a machine that was made specifically to run Mac OS or a Linux distro.) So processor type is not the issue.

    What about the program itself? The Minecraft for non ARM is an exe file, how will that work on a Mac?

    Well, Mojang will have to figure that out... At least they would, if they had not made Education Edition work on Mac OS.

    So there you have it. My opinion mixed with my experience (from trying to get Java Edition to work on an ARM based Chromebook... It didn't work.)

    Hope I have helped clear things up, and I sincerely hope that Mojang ports Bedrock Edition at least to Linux.

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    SpiderKraft33 commented
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    I 95% agree with this post, Bedrock should 100% come to macOS but definitely not at the expense of the Java edition.  And as much as I would love to have Bedrock-Java crossplay, I alas know that while the Java edition is still coded in Java and Bedrock remains in C++, it will most likely not possible.

    After posting this I read the post above me and realize that I said nearly the exact same thing shorter, and dumber.

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    aspring14 commented
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    If you are on Linux you can use mcpe-launcher (https://mcpelauncher.readthedocs.io/en/latest/) and run it from there. It preforms pretty well.

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    Isn't the Minecraft Bedrock Edition suppose to be available on ALL platforms?

    It will be real nice if we can just buy it right of from the Apple App Store. Maybe Microsoft can have a XBox website for downloading the dmg file and you login with your XBox account if you already bought a copy.  

    It'll be lighter on the batteries in a macbook. Less heat and less battery drain.

    I am using a MacBook Pro OS X EI Capitan 10.11.6

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    Donnylink commented
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    I too would love to see Minecraft bedrock on Linux. I know that this should be easily possible for the Microsoft team. A group actually made something so that you can play the pocket edition on Linux and Mac. 

     

    Microsoft, you say you LOVE linux. I would love for you to actually stand by your words because at this stage you just LOVE to use Linux to benefit Microsoft..

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    on pi 4 and need to play with my friends

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    OneUnkn0wnGuy commented
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    I really hope this comes out, I have Linux and I have java, but for other people it also helps because on java its more laggier, but I really hope bedrock comes to linux because i currently play on my android tablet but its so laggy, and pvp isnt fair when your on mobile vs a windows 10 user, its really annoying, so please mojang add this!

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    There's a reason it's called "Better Together Update"!

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    Nobe2012 commented
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    I would love to see Bedrock come to MacOS, I have a mac and dont have access to windows

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    Pinkygill8 commented
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    I have a ton of friends who use bedrock on their windows computer or on xbox and mobile, and I am really disappointed that I'm not able to play with them because I have Java. Please add crossplay between java or add bedrock to be playable!!

     

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    I really want this to happen my roommate plays all the time but it's stupid that only macOS is left out. I want to be able to have a Mac and still play a normal game with all of my friends.

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    Please make a Bedrock Edition for Mac, because if I want to play with my friends I can't because java is only available on pc so please could u make a Bedrock Edition for MacOS

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    OneUnkn0wnGuy commented
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    I really need this, its not fair, not everyone has windows, i use a linux, so please add it for both mac and windows so we can play with more friends

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    SWOOPYOU commented
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    with mac os catalina and mac catalyst released oct 7 2019, the ipad minecraft app can be easily and quickly made available to macOS catalina users on desktop. Just waiting for minecraft to update the ipad/iphone app!

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    Hario337 commented
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    Bedrock for other OS's should definitely be a thing! Although please do not listen to the "maintaining java" and "crossplay to java" parts, thats 1: a terrible idea and 2: practically impossible

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    don't care about java just give me bedrock GET IT DONE NOW

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    V7UG commented
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    Ah, We need bedrock for MacOS :OO

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    MarcTV commented
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    Please port Bedrock to MacOS. There are some weird ways to do this now with the Android version so many ppl use that option. 

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    Retrala commented
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    It is strange because with the new Mac Catalyst feature available to developers in macOS Catalina you would think they would have ported it over from iPadOS/iOS on day one and made some money. It would have been an easy sell to me. Catalyst does 90% of the work.

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    Apple is releasing more tools allowing developers to easier convert their iOS apps into apps for Mac. This may mean that Minecraft Bedrock for mac isn't actually far around the corner.

    "Maybe more important than any new features are developer tools Apple is releasing in order to make converting iOS apps to Mac apps a cinch."

    https://www.pcmag.com/feature/368747/what-s-new-in-macos-catalina

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    gleeville commented
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    Would like this also. Have a mac and PC in the house and friends on PC using bedrock. Would like to all play in the same worlds. 

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    timazhum commented
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    I'd be the first one who buys the Bedrock edition on OSX!

    A trivial use case I have: one set of friends have Macs only, another set plays Minecraft on mobile devices, while I use Windows. Would love to play with those who have only OSX as they cannot have access to our worlds (shared between Windows and mobile platforms)

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    HarleyMBarter commented
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    I play on both Java and Bedrock. but i own a realm with a lot of people on it and its on bedrock! i play bedrock on my phone but i think it would be easier on a mac. Thank you! :)

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    There should certainly be a Bedrock edition for these platforms, but in no way should Java be removed. It's the last version of Minecraft that's the easiest to mod/etc, and there are still millions that use this version. People can't just say they want to forget or get rid of Java for their own pleasure, because there are others, like me, who have spent tons of money on it, and we obviously very much enjoy the version. Furthermore, it's probably still the fastest version with the right graphics, and definitely the prettiest, especially with shaders, which you really can't get on Bedrock. 

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    Stectacular commented
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    We are a multi computer household, plus iPads.  Please add a Bedrock version for macOS with crossplay!

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    Samazukie commented
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    Apple has release MacOS Catalina in October who allows at the developper to import their apps coming from iPhone to the Mac more easier. Minecraft : Bedrock Edition is on Mobile, why not on Mac. I'm ready even I have to buy again the game.

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    Griff0nX18 commented
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    Now that the Catalyst framework is available to all developers, Bedrock for macOS could be released almost immediately, as long as the Mac developer can push one button in Xcode.

     

    you can learn more about Catalyst for Mac here: https://developer.apple.com/mac-catalyst/

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    eg0nomic commented
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    Minecraft Education Edition is based on Bedrock Version and is available on OS X. Please finish a standard bedrock based OS X version as well.

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    TerrySpanks commented
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    I too would like Bedrock on Mac. That way kids can play on iPad and Mac with each other.