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(Availability) Bedrock engine on Mac & Linux

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    WYNativeSon commented
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    I realize this post is stale, but I wanted to chime in with my support. I hate to roll a windows VM in order to host a private gaming server for my kids and their friends to play Minecraft at my house.

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    Snivymike91 commented
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    I would really like to have a mac os version that is bedrock edition. That would be good for all of the Mac uses. Please if you're listening to us to have one in the future. 

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    Munnu1999 commented
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    I support this, however, to reiterate what many before me have said, please do not do this at the cost of Java Edition. Java Edition is the Minecraft we know and love and certain changes made between Java Edition and Bedrock makes Bedrock much less enjoyable.

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    I think this is a good idea, there should be bedrock minecraft on mac, using your microsoft account to log in.

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    ahrdgi commented
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    I have this post bookmarked, because this needs to happen. I'm tired of paying for an emulator that can run Bedrock (Parallels Desktop), and still not getting up to par gameplay. I'm a Mac user who switched from Windows 10 just recently, and I love Mac, but I also love Minecraft, and think that Bedrock is the future. Why they haven't released a Mac version yet is beyond me. The Bedrock engine already exists for Mac! All they have to do is release the full game instead of just having Education Edition for Mac.

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    if the goal of bedrock was to make a unified Minecraft, then excluding the other desktop versions of Minecraft seems silly to me would love to see Minecraft bedrock on Mac OS and Linux.

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    it would be great for me cause all my friends play on bedrock and because of that I don't play Minecraft often

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    Wolfgamer478 commented
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    1 year and counting Linux user here, I would love to be able to crossplay with windows friends on Linux without having to use Windows, I have no bad feelings towards windows, I simply prefer the way a Linux operating system works. Java edition has some troubles with some distributions because some operating systems like Debian will occasionally not support a java edition because it's support date is later than the Debian end of life for that particular release of it.

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    CmdrPhil11602 commented
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    Mojang & Microsoft: Please make this happen. Whatever is happening behind closed doors that is preventing the release of Bedrock on Mac & Linux, please solve it (politics, business decisions, technical issues, etc.). It's time to bring the rest of the operating systems under one fold here.

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    I know this is a very late post but I really want bedrock for Mac because Java kind slower than bedrock and would like to play multiplayer easier with me friends than having to make a server and that would not be fun but bedrock makes it a lot easier I hope they make this a thing 

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    paptasos00 commented
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    there's Education Edition (Bedrock-based) on macOS and Bedrock Dedicated Servers on Linux. I don't see any technical issues, it's quite possible and is done. Bedrock deserves a full porting to mac and Linux.

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    Yes please, I just got a MacBook Pro today and I’ve been trying to find a way to port it, but if they actually make it for macOS, then it will be perfect. Will we have to buy it again though? I already bought it for Xbox, iOS, w10, and a Java acct.

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    Adding crossplay to Java is fundamentally impossible except in very special, unique cases involving specially designed servers. I would love to see Bedrock come to MacOS and Linux, but if it means Java gets any less support I’m out. Java is the objectively superior version of the game and we need to respect that.

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    I have a mac in my household and i would love to have bedrock on it!

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    I own two accounts compatible with Windows 10 and a version on my Switch. My son and I have been playing between Switch and PC but we'd love to get his mom in on it on my Macbook. I'm another vote for this to come to fruition!

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    Her01nSmurf7 commented
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    Absolutely brilliant

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    I use Linux, and i agree with having a bedrock engine on mac and Linux but not at the expense of the java edition because i like both (though i prefer java)

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    HiddeniteWolf commented
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    I have a few friends playing on our bedrock realm who are stuck on their phones because there is no bedrock for mac. I personally think there would be huge demand for this, and as for resources, I would expect the extra sales would easily make up for it.

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    TheMisterMcC commented
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    I would LOVE having Bedrock on my Mac... because that old HP 2000 is so. Slow. But I think that Java Edition needs to stay. I own it, and I love how you can mod it. And I don't want to have to buy an RTX card to have shader mods.

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    KKid JJoe commented
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    I'm sure the percentage of Mac players is much lower than it could be because Mac users, like me, won't buy the Mac version because it's incompatible with iPads (etc.). I want to play from my Mac with my kids on their iPads, and my friends on their everything else.

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    Yes, this would bring the minecraft community together in a whole new way of including everyone. it would also be fine if they just made one version of Minecraft all together including macs

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    L- Cancel commented
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    No way Microsoft is gonna let this one happen

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    Great Idea! Sort of. The way you make it sound, no. What you want is crossplay between Java and Bedrock, which would break the game. I think what you're aiming towards is Bedrock edition for Mac and linux, which is EXACTLY what we all want. How would we go about it? Slap Minecraft right on the app store, and give the game the same treatment as Windows 10 for free. Since linux is mostly outdated, there shouldn't need to be a solution for that.

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    Neim Echsemm commented
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    the fact that this is the second most voted post in this category and that open source projects such as dragonproxy and geyser where created to allow crossplay means people actually care a lot about the subject


    It's not only about mac, Linux and java users individually, it's about them and their friends! I made a server with friends and some of them prefer to play on console... well they did not bought the game because most of us where already owning a java edition and the server was java based.

    I also think that people owning the java game are usually here since long before Microsoft acquired mojang, meaning they are the loyal fanbase creating a lot of content (just take a look on how many project, mod, skin and stuff they created) and inciting new people to get on Minecraft.

    Optionally Java users are also the ones who helped making Minecraft such a big success.

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    The Education Edition is on Mac and that uses the Bedrock Engine  

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    Acmdblokling commented
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    I personally think java and bedrock should stay separate editions, and keep whatever dev team structure they are using now. But for Mac at least, porting the (normal) bedrock engine should be a piece of cake, since education edition(which is literally the bedrock edition, but with added educational features) is already on Mac. It would probably only take up a day or two to do. iOS apps are easy to port to Mac as well, so you also do that and just do the Mac and iOS builds at the same time. And bedrock already has a login system, and it would be easy enough to assign a license to your xbox account(also more or less how education edition does it). Linux might be a different story though, but I don't know. Oh, one last thing. I wouldn't care if you made us buy bedrock Edition possibly again. I'd buy it anyway. And I'm sure many, many other people feel the same way.

     

    TL;DR Bedrock edition is already on Mac, it just needs to be made available to normal users, and there is practically no reason it can't or shouldn't happen. As for linux, that might take some time.

     

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    PlayfulOak110 commented
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    Please support a Mac version of Bedrock, so that at home we can have our iPads, PC & Mac all play Minecraft together. We purchase the Mac version of "Minecraft Java Edition" but it doesn't work together with the iPad Minecraft app - we can't play LAN games together as a family.

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    Should NOT be at the expense of Java edition.

    At the very least until there are some major changes to how modding/some Redstone mechanics works in bedrock.

    However bedrock would be nice on MacOS especially if we could have the "super fancy" mod with ray tracing or whatever, but that might need special hardware I don't know.

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    NCISagent2 commented
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    It's 2020 and as you know, everyone is quarantined. Gaming is at an all-time high. I as many others have a MacBook and as you know, we can't play Minecraft on the java edition because it is not cross-platform play. Please fix this so we can play with our friends. thanks 

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    JaredNarine commented
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    I use to play Minecraft bedrock with my niece she would play on her iPad and I would play on my NIntendo Switch. My NIntendo Switch broke however. I would like to still play with her though but the only pc I have is a Mac. I would really like to play with her again Mojang.