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Yeah sorry I missed that. I'm playing unmodded 1.14 and it's great. Keep in mind that 1.14 is either the biggest survival patch for MC or damned close, which makes it much better than some of the earlier patches.
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Yeah, I'll likely just do that, although I've seen a couple of maps that work with it (Voxel Map and... Mappy, I think?) I've played enough Minecraft that I was wanting to take on some quality-of-life changes without altering the flavor too much.
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Found a seed with two villages nearby. After about two hours of gathering, just as I was getting ready to start improving the village, it was wiped out by pillagers. I went to the second village. It was wiped out within 15 minutes. I tried to fight back, but they kill me in two hits, even while wearing armor, and spawn in groups of probably eight or ten. I couldn't do a damned thing but die repeatedly.

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My daughter (7 years old) wants this game and did enough to "earn" it. So.......never really looked into it. Is it on Steam? Where do I buy it? How do I make sure she is able to play with her friends but still able to keep general world A-holes out? Any other advice?
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And while you are answering his questions, my daughters want to play with their cousins. I'm thinking of doing Realms for them. In so doing, do they only get one world? Or can one be Creative and another be the standard version? Where can I read more? :)
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Realms is the answer for private spaces unless you want to fiddle with servers. Google Minecraft realms for more info. I have a private realm that I pay $8 a month on an auto renew service (you can still cancel at any time) and it gave me three worlds. You can buy the Win10 version of Minecraft (probably the best for kids) on the Microsoft Store on PC. If you want the java version which accommodates mods, you'll need to go to mojang.net. Win10 has a bunch of templates and adventures and other stuff, Java is just java and you are on your own. I go with Java but Win10 does have better graphics for sure.
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If she's wanting to play with friends who already have it, though, it needs to be the same version they're playing. And mods for Minecraft are very popular among kids.
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Thanks for the info.

None of the kids are using mods. Two are on Fire tablets and two are on Android tablets. Looks like they could play using the Mobile Realms version. $7.99/month isn't too bad.
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stessier wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 4:17 pm
Thanks for the info.

None of the kids are using mods. Two are on Fire tablets and two are on Android tablets. Looks like they could play using the Mobile Realms version. $7.99/month isn't too bad.
Yeah they'll need the Better Together version which is the same as the Win10 version. I think it depends on the ages of the kids and the availability of someone who will set up a server with the mods they want....that's not that simple unless you're in the business so to speak.
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Thanks for the info. Guess I need to find out what version her friends are playing first and go from there.
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Lorini wrote:
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Realms is the answer for private spaces unless you want to fiddle with servers. Google Minecraft realms for more info. I have a private realm that I pay $8 a month on an auto renew service (you can still cancel at any time) and it gave me three worlds. You can buy the Win10 version of Minecraft (probably the best for kids) on the Microsoft Store on PC. If you want the java version which accommodates mods, you'll need to go to mojang.net. Win10 has a bunch of templates and adventures and other stuff, Java is just java and you are on your own. I go with Java but Win10 does have better graphics for sure.
So I got the Win10 version Realm. It looks like it auto-generated a world. I see I can choose the difficulty, but I have to play in Survival mode - no creative mode. Is there anyway to get a Creative Mode? And you mention having more than one world - how do you switch between them (or where should I look for the other worlds - I only see one).

Thanks!

Edit: And nevermind - I found you had to leave the world and then you can monkey with the version (Survival, Creative, Adventure). Still trying to figure out the multiple worlds thing.
Edit 2: And I figured out how to do multiple worlds. Guess I posted too soon. :)
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Good you got going. Let us know if you have any other issues/questions.
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So, Ethan now has a PC (from Christmas) and he's been asking for minecraft. He has it for PS4, but as you know that's limited. Part of the deal I gave him was that we would buy when school was over. That's over next week, and he's talking about it non-stop.

I was hoping to buy it under my windows account so I can play it with RTX when the kids are not playing. My son's PC doesn't have a RTX capable card so his would be just vanilla.

Is it possible to share my MS account on his PC? When looking at the store, I don't see an option to log out. This is making me think I won't be able to share. I really don't want to spend $30 each for Ethan and Lila.
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guess i could have googled...

https://www.pcgamer.com/how-to-share-yo ... ur-family/

This is great!

Thanks all for your help between my posts :D
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my younger nephew is old enough to play on my server, but getting both of them on at the same time necessitated another license. my brother made the mistake of asking the older nephew which one they needed, and the 11 year old said 'Windows edition!'... so yeah, he had no idea what he was talking about and i'm not sure why he didn't ask me, as you need Java edition to play on self-hosted servers.
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And, unless something has changed, for a lot of the mods.
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yup, Java edition for the mods as well

there was an offer a few years ago that original ('Java edition') license owners could get a free Windows edition license, so i went for that, but i haven't even touched Windows edition since then. it's too bad Microsoft bought Mojang out.

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My kids both have android tablets they use to play MCPE. They just got the 1.16 update. Before that update, they could join each others' worlds and play in them without fail. Now, youngest daughter can still join other people and other people can join her. Oldest daughter appears to be the problem - she can only join certain worlds and play. When oldest daughter tries to join youngest, she gets a "locating server" then "disconnecting from server" message without ever getting in the world. When youngest tries to connect to oldest, youngest actually gets in the world and within a minute gets "disconnecting from server" message. There are other people, though, that oldest has no trouble joining.

I've tried rebooting the tablets, reinstalling Minecraft on Oldest, and signing in and out of their Microsoft accounts. Anything else I can try? This is a big deal in the house at the moment.
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My kids Are having all sorts of problems on PS4 Minecraft the last couple days. They get 5 minutes into a game, then it crashes with a generic error message. I’ve tried rebooting the game and the system, made sure the OS and the game are up to date, but nothing seems to be working.

There’s gonna be a full-on revolt if we can’t get this working, but the generic error code is no help in troubleshooting at all.
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The kids would like to play Minecraft on my desktop. We bought it through Google Play for their tablets. Do I have to buy it again through the Microsoft store for them to play on the desktop? I'm betting yes...
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I think so, unless it's changed recently. I've bought Minecraft about five times over because of this. :roll:
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Paradroid wrote:
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I think so, unless it's changed recently. I've bought Minecraft about five times over because of this. :roll:
Thanks. I think I'm getting smarter. I bought it under each kids account on Play Store and now I'll buy it under each of their own accounts on Microsoft. So it should travel with them from now on. I think this will make 5 purchases for me as well. Given the hours played, though, it's still really cheap...but also still feels wrong.
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Make sure you find out if they're wanting to play with friends or on their own. Unless something has changed dramatically, lots of kids prefer playing with mods, and that means the Java version, not the Microsoft version.
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Blackhawk wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:30 pm
Make sure you find out if they're wanting to play with friends or on their own. Unless something has changed dramatically, lots of kids prefer playing with mods, and that means the Java version, not the Microsoft version.
Could have changed because of cross play. Can't do cross play with the Java version.
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i've had a Java (original) account since alpha, but only got a Microsoft one because it was free at the time to owners of the Java license.

i prefer hosting my own server, so Java version is the one i usuallyalways play.

https://www.pcgamer.com/minecraft-java- ... indows-10/

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