If you bought Minecraft: Java Edition before October 19th, 2018 you can get the Windows 10 Edition for free! Hurry, this offer ends on April 20th, 2020! I think this is pretty important news, so I'm sharing it here. I think the offer expired some time ago, but it's back once again. If you have not yet taken advantage of this opportunity, I pretty much strongly recommend you do so. This version of Minecraft is called the "Bedrock Edition." It's the same game that is on consoles, (Switch, PS4, XBox One), Android/IOS phones and tablets and more. This also means that cross-play is a feature. Perhaps one of the best parts about the Bedrock Edition is performance. This version is much smoother than the Java Edition. That is because it doesn't run on Java. The only major issue with the Bedrock Edition is it's lack of mod support. However, there are various maps, skins, and other things you can buy (or sometimes get for free). You can also opt-in the beta version of the Bedrock Edition using the XBox Console Companion. Take a look at the links below. Feel free to let me know if you need some help. Feel free to send me a friend request via XBox (GregoPeck).

Minecraft for Windows 10: https://help.minecraft.net/hc/en-us/articles/360035130391-Minecraft-for-Windows-10
Minecraft Windows 10 Edition FAQ: https://beta.support.xbox.com/help/games-apps/game-titles/minecraft-windows-10-edition-faq
Bedrock Edition Wiki page: https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Bedrock_Edition
Beta guides and FAQ: https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2018/07/09/minecraft-beta-guide-and-faqs/

jdodson   Admin wrote on 01/18/2020 at 11:47pm

This is a cool offer they did before (as you noted) I got already. Cool it's available for folk that missed it before. I know there are a ton of mods for the Java edition, curious if people are porting those over to the bedrock edition?

GregoPeck   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 01/19/2020 at 02:39am

Honestly, I don't think it's possible. Java Edition runs on Java (a virtual machine, I believe I read), while Bedrock Edition runs on an entirely different engine (maybe a C or C++ based one). Optifine, a very great and popular Minecraft mod that helps optimize the performance and visuals of the game does not exist for Bedrock Edition. Also, if you report a bug in the game for the wrong platform, they will most definitely tell you to report it in the correct place, as the two are separate. I think there are some add-ons you can get, though I can't remember how or where exactly at the moment. I think there is a site for some. Other than that you can get skins, mash-up packs, and maps at the Marketplace, which you'll see on the main menu of the game.

If you're interested, you should check out a video on the differences between Java and Bedrock Edition. I found one some time ago. I have an idea to write a post about these differences, but I haven't written it....yet.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 01/20/2020 at 02:57am

+1

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