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(Beta/Snapshot Program) switching between beta and non beta version without leaving beta

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    RomaqRosher commented
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    I have Logdotzip's screams of agony over Twitter for THIS SPECIFIC ISSUE embedded in my brain. I'll help you test your Beta, but blocking my ability to play on the Realms server I'm paying for bites it big-time.

    There has to be a better way.

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    EX0Shooter48 commented
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    I need help too im in beta 1.9.0 without doing anything

     

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    For game mechanics, it seems simple enough - put everything behind the Experimental Gameplay toggle.
    For everything else, though... two entries in app stores perhaps? Assuming purchases are transferable, that is.

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    DuvyChaos commented
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    I want to see this happen, because I love beta testing but I haven't been because I play with my nonbeta test friends daily, They should, at the very least, be two separate games or have a launcher to choose between them.

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    i miss playing with my friends sure this is way better but i still think if there were to be a way for switching that would be great thanks if this ever turns out

     

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    Mohamed Salih commented
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    Goood

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    TommyPusher commented
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    "I wish you could make a way for us to just switch between normal servers and beta servers. If not that then even having a second verson of mincraft thats playable without the beta on it." "I dont want to have to leave the beta every time I want to join them." We really need this minecraft team!!! Please make it happen.

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    Lili5510 commented
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    The 'admission' into bedrock's beta has always irked me because it's very unnecessarily inconvenient. I'm glad this is getting some attention.

    I do have to ask, did you put this in the right category? From what I'm seeing this is tagged under, "franchise."

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    MaStEr Of 24 commented
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    This need to happened

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    Zarecor60 commented
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    As a software dev that plays with friends often, I agree... Even if it was submitting the beta to the windows store in such a way that it appeared to be a different application, I could live with that. I wouldn't even mind if it had separate world storage. I am often torn between trying to contribute to the development and bug reporting, and playing with friends, and because of the current system playing with friends always wins. 

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    umutplus3464 commented
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    Yeah.. I don't wanna uninstall and install it again to join servers

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    XiXHorizonXiX commented
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    definetly agree need a way to switch between beta an the regular game.

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    Emeraled345 commented
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    I suggest having the entirety of the betas be released under experimental gameplay and not under a program. You could play the beta under a specific world when you flip the switch and not be able to convert it back; allowing you to access realms & servers without uninstalling.

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    Diggr3642 commented
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    For Bedrock on Windows 10 I think having the game in the Minecraft Launcher (the one that comes with Java Edition) would be a great solution.

    Something that the Bedrock devs might not like about this idea is that the launcher allows you to play any version of the game, no matter how old. I get that they want you to always play the latest version of this edition, but that's totally fine. Just don't give players the option to play older versions (of Bedrock), but provide a checkbox or something before starting the game that allows you to switch between the latest release and the latest beta.

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    I have an idea, but not sure if it is doable, to have a simple launcher for Minecraft, it would have Beta version and current version of Minecraft, so it would work as just clicking on Minecraft but it takes you to a screen where you can click on current version or beta version, I’m not a coder so I’m not sure if it is doable,

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    ProBower69 commented
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    i left the beta program and im still in it

    i just want my windows 10 to not be in beta

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    gryonutz commented
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    it wont let me leave beta even after i left the insider thing

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    Ryan Johnson commented
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    Yes I was gonna post this idea too! (btw ppl search for the idea first before posting it to maximize the amount of votes) Just to clarify to Mojang/Microsoft when you apply for the beta in the insider app you should be able to choose to either replace your Minecraft with the work in progress version or download a whole new application. Having to go back and forth really is a pain. (This will also get java players to switch over :) )

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    Hoojib commented
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    As someone who tried to join beta just to help and test the RTX features, I found it extremely frustrating to be locked out of normal Minecraft while enrolled in beta. The whole idea of having to choose beta or normal by switching via Insider program is insane. I'm actually right now STUCK in beta, can't get back to normal Minecraft, and even though Insider says I'm not enrolled, the Microsoft Store just keeps reinstalling the beta version of the client. It's extremely frustrating, especially right now while we're all in isolation, and not being able to get on to my Realm with my family is horrible. The normal client and the beta client should be able to live side by side, it's that simple.

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    Boloyonggon commented
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    Hi

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    I want to play with my friends :( I am sad

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    Leave beta

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    Bradleey commented
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    I was just about to write a post about this and then discovered yours OP. I couldn't agree more, there needs to be an option to allow us to run each client individually, it doesn't have to be at the same time just as-long as we don't have to keep joining and leaving the beta program to play retail.

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    xFRgamesx commented
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    I have the beta version too and i can't get out of there too and i didn't do anything to go to the beta version it was all suddenly there :(

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    TheKingNoobz commented
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    It wont let me see the market place :(

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    how about entering beta installs a minecraft beta app? This way you could switch between beta and non-beta seamlessly.

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    lmortalBones commented
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    Beta should simply be a separate install that would fix the issue.

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    This is really dumb that you to opt out of beta just to play with others again. Makes the whole process very clunky.

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    Exetude commented
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    i love beta because i can get ray tracing, and super smooth frame rates, and i feel involved and lucky because i get the developing features before they get released, and i want to switch between the 2 so i can play with friends and servers, and switch back easily to get the good old beta without having to reinstall minecraft, and bind all my keys and settings again

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    soliderek commented
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    Też jestem w wersji beta