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    posted a message on Allowing modders to distribute their work for free if they want to.
    Quote from Saiph2»

    How about Micro$oft allow modders in the community to distribute their mods to fellow MineCraft players for free if they want to? Some people are not obsessed with money, they make mods for fun and want to give something to the community. So why does Micro$oft not allow them to do this?


    C'mon Micro$oft, show everyone that you're not rabid capitalists, and do something nice for the community for a change.


    There are plenty of skins, add-on's, maps, and texture packs that are all available for free. Just do a google search and you will find thousands of them.

    If you are playing on iOS, Android, or Windows 10 you can install all of these to your heart's content. Microsoft/Mojang even makes it pretty easy for you to do so, just download the file and double click on the mcworld or mcpack file and it will automatically install for you. Almost all skins that you will find online will work just as easily. Just download the skin and then in Minecraft navigate to the folder where you saved the skin file and select it.

    The only people that are currently constrained to using only the marketplace in the game are the console users. Simply because there is currently no way of installing external content into the console version of the game.

    Mods are a completely different story. The only version that can currently be modded is the Android version, but that's a discussion in and of itself as none of that content is even sold in the marketplace to begin with.

    I am not a big fan of the marketplace myself. I have bought a few things there (some cool maps), but the majority of it is just a bunch of fluff that I'm not interested in. Yeah, there are the maps with dinosaurs and safari animals, but you could probably find a similar add-on that does the same thing for free if you do a little looking around.

    Microsoft is not forcing anyone to use the marketplace, nor are they forcing developers to put their items there either. Again, the only people that currently have no other option are the console users. However, this might not be the case in the future as Microsoft/Mojang have promised that they are working on a way to at least use custom skins on the console. Hopefully this will include add-on's and world imports as well. We'll have to wait and see what happens.

    Does Microsoft want you to use the store? Of course they do! They are a business just like any other. The point of a business is to make money for its investors. You don't make money by giving away everything away for free. It's up to you as the consumer to decide whether you want to purchase the content or not, nobody is forcing you to do so.
    Posted in: Suggestions
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    posted a message on Windows Ten Minecraft Redeem Code

    You will need to talk to someone at the Windows store to see what can be done. The redemption code is tied to the account that it was redeemed on, so any applications that you purchased or redeemed do not carry over to the new account.

    Posted in: Windows 10 Support
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    posted a message on Issue with servers

    What server are you trying to connect to? If it's a Java Edition server then it won't work.

    Posted in: Windows 10 Support
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    posted a message on Redeemed on Windows 7 - Can't download on Windows 10

    Ah, sorry I misinterpreted the question. Have you tried contacting Microsoft to see if they have a suggestion?

    Posted in: Windows 10 Support
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    posted a message on Redeemed on Windows 7 - Can't download on Windows 10

    It will only run on Windows 10.

    Posted in: Windows 10 Support
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    posted a message on F-3 key

    There are two different versions of Minecraft that will run on Windows 10. If you purchased it from the Windows Store, then you have Windows 10 version which is just called "Minecraft" now (it used to be called Minecraft Windows 10 Edition). If you bought it from the Minecraft website, then it is the Java Editon.


    The Windows 10 version (the one from the Windows store) does nothing when you press the F3 key. If you want to see coordinates in this version of the game, go into your game settings, turn on "Activate Cheats" then right below that you can turn on "Show Coordinates." Yes, coordinates are considered a cheat in this version (at this time anyway). There's a lot of debate about that going on in the forums right now about the validity of this decision.


    If you are using the Java Version of the game on Windows 10 then pressing F3 will show you the coordinates.

    Posted in: Windows 10 Support
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    posted a message on PLEASE HELP!

    Map conversion is still a bit buggy. It is being worked on. You should hopefully be able to convert your old world again once the conversion issue has been fixed.

    Posted in: MCXONE: Discussion
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    posted a message on Ingame Name Changes In Windows 10 Edition
    Quote from PHX_NIGHTMARE»

    @LloydAZ

    that is not a valid argument bc of the uuid system, if a player get banned they bed banned by the uuid system attached to the name. that way they will stay banned even after a name change. charging $10 for a name change seems unfair when most other services offer it for free, even if you're force to go through customer service. also its nice not being limited to a cringy name you made up when you were 12. also the freedom to change you name in general is great. you can even see previous names a player has had. the is no reasonable argument on why name changing is bad. however the new version of minecraft used xbox live's online service which does not have a uuid system. so adding in name changes would require using a different service entirely for online or completely reworking microsofts xbox live service, neither of which is very realistic.


    Back to the original post. The OP wants to be able to change their gamer tag once a month.

    I agree that there are some pretty horrific gamer tags out there, especially the ones that Xbox Live automatically generates when you sign up. I also believe that Xbox Live should allow you ONE free name change for the case of the regrettable IGN chosen in your youth, or if you accidentally accept the horrible one generated for you. Unfortunately, Xbox Live's name change policy dates back long before Minecraft was ever conceived. Essentially the policy was put into place to discourage people from changing their IGN every time the wind changes direction. You'd have to see if there is something in the FAQ's for Xbox Live to see why they discourage name changes in the first place.

    I don't have a problem with people changing their IGN if they want to, or need to. I've even thought about changing mine, but it dates back to 2002 when I was a beta tester for Xbox Live before it became available on the original Xbox, and that's what everyone knows me by now. I just think that changing your name once a month is a bit excessive and serves no real purpose.

    I'm not an expert at other networks. Does PlayStation Network allow name changes? If so, so they allow you to change it whenever you want and however many times you want? With the Steam Network, you are stuck with whatever name you choose when you sign up. There is no way to change your name there. If there is, I'd love to know how to do it.
    Posted in: Suggestions
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    posted a message on Afk fish farm

    AFK fish farms do not work in the Bedrock Engine. People have been trying for ages and haven't found one that works.

    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on Single Player Sleeping in Better Together Realms!

    With Java Edition it's really easy to set up one person sleeping. You install a mod on the server call "Morpheus" and set the configuration to a low percentage of users that need to sleep in order to pass the day.


    Unfortunately, the "Bedrock Engine" versions (i.e. the new Minecraft on Windows 10, Xbox One, Switch, and mobile) don't have mods available, and the spawn chunks do not work the same as the Java Edition either.


    The new version however has what are known as "Ticking Areas" that you can set up. These areas will always be loaded and active the same way that spawn chunks are in the Java Edition. So, if you build this somewhere in your world, use the /tickingarea command in the game to set the area that your contraption is in and it will always remain active. You wouldn't need to have a second account logged in at that spot all of the time in order to use the contraption.


    I haven't played with ticking areas, so I don't know how to set them up. I believe it's just a matter of setting the X, Y, and Z coordinates of the upper left side of the area you want to set and the X, Y, and Z coordinates at the lower right of the area. There should be a tutorial video somewhere that shows how exactly to set it.


    It's worth a try and shouldn't take very long to build. The worse thing that is going to happen is that it won't work and you've wasted a little bit of time trying.

    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on Minecraft Windows 10 Bug

    Are you using a wireless mouse? Have you tried to see if there are updated drivers for the mouse? I was having an issue where if I was fishing my character would freeze up. I could fish, buy my mouse movements would freeze up. Try a different mouse and see if that corrects the issue for you.

    Posted in: Windows 10 Support
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    posted a message on Xbox One controller & Xbox One wireless adapter, Minecraft W10 doesn't see controller

    That's weird, the Xbox One wireless adapter and controller work fine for me in Minecraft. Have you tried moving the adapter to a different USB port?

    Posted in: Windows 10 Support
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    posted a message on Torches giving off very little light since 1.2.1

    Someone mentioned in another thread that turning off "Fancy Graphics" in the video settings fixed this for him. You could try that as a work-around until it finally gets fixed in a future release.

    Posted in: Windows 10 Support
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    posted a message on Single Player Sleeping in Better Together Realms!


    I don't know if this still works or not, but it's worth a try. Since you would have to build this in creative I would try building it way down at bedrock level, set a tickingarea for the device to be always active and encase the whole thing in bedrock to prevent your other realms players from breaking into it and stealing the command blocks.

    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on Ingame Name Changes In Windows 10 Edition

    Why would anyone need to change your gamer tag that often? What is the benefit of changing your gamer tag more than once?


    The problem is that someone would use it as a way griefing or cheating in the game and then try hiding behind a name change. People might remember that "BadBoyGamer69" is a griefer, but they might not know that "GoodBoy70" is the same person.

    Posted in: Suggestions
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