I have played on ps4 for years and recently decided to break down and start playing on PC. I do have a windows 10 PC. My question is, I went ahead and got the Windows 10 edition of the game just because it was cheap at the moment and i wanted to play. Is the regular PC edition of the game compatible with windows 10 or no? I'm hearing that windows 10 is basically pocket edition and not nearly as good as the actual PC version. Any info would be greatly appreciated Thanks in advance!
The Java edition (regular PC version) runs just fine on Windows 10
If you buy the Java edition you still (last I checked) get the Win-10 edition free as well, since the Win-10 edition is Bedrock or Better Together it is compatible with with the latest Mobile and Playstation versions in case you want to play on those servers.
I haven't really played the Win-10 edition much, mostly because I don't really like how the controls work, YMMV.
And the lava looks "funny" but apart from that I haven't noticed much difference, the Bedrock editions are definitely catching up to Java, they just got the 1.13 update that we are still waiting for and the fact that they changed the Bedrock version numbers to match Java would seem to indicate that Mojang see them as having a common future update direction.
From what I've read in this forum Bedrock/Win-10 isn't as good as Java for making redstone contraptions (though for all I know that could have changed with the latest update.)
And Java edition is definitely the way to go if you have any interest in playing modded Minecraft, there are mods that add near infinite variety in, magic, technology, new crops etc, etc.
Oh nice! Well i guess i can get the PC version and my son can add both versions to his laptop as well. I had hoped to start looking more into mods as well. I looked around at a few stores near me including a few gamestops and couldn't find a disc copy of the game, hence why i settled for the win 10 version. I may have to order it online.
The Tao gave birth to machine language. Machine language gave birth to the assembler.
The assembler gave birth to the compiler. Now there are ten thousand languages.
Each language has its purpose, however humble. Each language expresses the Yin and Yang of software. Each language has its place within the Tao.
But do not program in COBOL if you can avoid it.
My wife and I host servers on (and actively play) both Minecraft (Bedrock/ Windows 10/ XBoxLive/ Pocket Edition) and Minecraft: Java Edition. There are differences. In some things, we both prefer Java. In other things, we both prefer Bedrock Edition. And she and I disagree on other particulars. But since by buying Java Edition you get access to *BOTH*, there simply isn't any reason not to enjoy them both and decide from playing. Perhaps, like us, you'll simply continue to enjoy playing both as you are so inclined.
I plan to keep playing both for sure. I'll probably buy the java version Monday morning after work but play both as well. Its taking me a while to get used to the controls but other than that i'm good. I need to find some others to play with as well.
Your best bet is to keep an eye on the forums, watch people who post and you find you are of "like mind". See what servers they play on, and you may end up going through a few.
In the case of *JAVA* servers, it is more rough and tumble, and your mileage may vary.
In the case of Bedrock servers, your character is tied to your XBox Live name. It is far more tedious and difficult to sustain alts to mask poor behavior, and if you get a stinky reputation with your XBox Live account, it tends to stick harder. XBox Live also tries to keep kids to more kid-friendly servers. I only mention this because of the quote, "... my son can add both versions to his laptop..." The age of your son isn't mentioned, but depending on his age this could be a factor on which one you would focus. It would not be unreasonable to have a Bedrock Realms server where you, your son and his friends play and you can monitor the situation, then use Java only for LAN games between the two of you. If he's older, he might be the one setting up a server of his choice and helping you to log into it. Your mileage may vary. Your car may not run. But if you or he have questions, the Hive Mine of the MinecraftForum community is usually pretty good at finding answers.
Yes thank you! He's 13 and he's the reason i began playing the game in the first place lol. Yeah I have been keeping track of the kind of servers he goes into. I was oddly surprised by the way some people act in this game at first but it's not that different than other games honestly. We have played DCUO together and ESO and i've had to monitor the alliances he is in a bit there as well. I promise i'm not the kind of parent who doesn't understand that their kid is going to hear colorful language lol. (Random i know haha that just popped in my head. Not that you said anything along those lines lol) But thank you. I try to find somewhat family oriented when we play together at least. Im still trying to figure out how to get new maps lol. Even joining servers is a chore at this point but im learning....slowly