How to Download Minecraft Maps on Xbox One If you happen to be an Xbox One adept and a Minecrafter at the same time, you probably have had mulled over a way of installing Minecraft worlds on your console. This issue caused a great deal of confusion, but in actuality, there's really nothing difficult. Almost nothing difficult. We have prepared this short guide to help you out. Enjoy! #1. Horizon method Now, this method only works if you own Xbox 360 and now would like to transfer some maps to your Xbox One. If you've never had Xbox 360, skip it to the second guide below. 1)    Turn your Xbox 360 on and go to Settings and then click on System. 2)    Prepare a flash drive that has at least 2GB of free space. 3)    In System, click on Storage and insert the flash drive into the console. Note that it must be formatted for Xbox 360. If not then while in Storage Devices, click Y and select Format. 4)    Go to the hard drive of your console and transfer your profile to the flash drive. You'll be suggested to sign out - click yes. 5)    Unplug the flash drive and go to your PC. 6)    There you'll need to download Horizon software: 7)    Install it on your computer. As soon as installation is complete, do the following: 1)    Insert the flash drive with your profile into the PC. 2)    Download the Minecraft map you want (BIN File). 3)    Launch Horizon and click on Inject New File. 4)    Select the map you've downloaded a sec ago. Now you need to link your Minecraft profile: ·        In Horizon's Device Explorer open folder Games. ·        Find and open Minecraft. ·        Locate there a map you've just downloaded - drag it to the Rehash & Resign field. ·        A window will pop up - click on Manage and mark your profile as favorite. ·        Then click on Change & select your profile. ·        Click on Save, Rehash and Resign. Remove your flash drive and return to the Xbox. Move the maps to the hard drive of your console. Finally the last stage: 1)    Be online on your Xbox 360. 2)    Press Y on the map you want to move to your Xbox One. 3)    Select Upload save for Xbox One. 4)    Wait for 5 minutes. 5)    When it's done - switch to Xbox One. 6)    Press X on the transferred map - the Xbox 360 Save will be retrieving. 7)    Mission complete! As you can see, the Horizon method is quite painstaking: it involves a lot of devices and consumes a fat portion of your time. The next way of downloading Minecraft maps might be helpful for those, who own an Xbox One only. #2. Realm method For this method, you will need an Xbox One console, Windows 10 and a Minecraft realm. 1)    Download a map on your computer, which has Windows 10. 2)    Add it to your realm: choose an existing realm that has a tiny green light. 3)    There's a pen icon next to it - click on it. 4)    Select Replace World -> Confirm. 5)    Find the newly downloaded map - click on it and then hit Let's go. Press play to check if the map works. Now switch to your Xbox One: 1)    Hit Play. 2)    Choose the active realm. 3)    Click on the pen icon next to the active realm. 4)    Click on Download World - it'll be saved on your Xbox One. 5)    Hit Let's go. And the deed is done - the map has been downloaded. However, this will cost you real-life money since Minecraft realms charge you monthly payment: the cheapest realm costs $3.99 and allows three players (owner + 2 people) to play simultaneously. #3. Mobile method To make this method work, you will need an iPhone or a Windows Phone. 1)    Have the game installed on both Xbox One and on one of the above-mentioned devices. 2)    Get a OneDrive app for your phone, install it and create a profile in it. 3)    On your computer download the maps you need either for PE Edition or Windows 10. 4)    Upload the maps to your OneDrive account. 5)    Open OneDrive, download the map to your device and open it - through Minecraft on iPhone. On Windows 10: Left Arrow box Next to Create New button  -> select OneDrive -> open the map you want -> click the check mark. The map must be multiplayer and have the Friends of Friends level of access. Start the map on your smartphone and double-check its screen won't get locked - it will ruin the game instantly. That's why it's recommended to keep it charging. Final move: start Minecraft on your console: right under the Friends tab you will see your nickname and the title of the map. However, this method has a major drawback: the game flow becomes quite laggy.       Continue Reading Programmers: Play with Minecraft's Inner Workings! Making games isn't easy. Sure, it's not rocket science, or brain surgery (those things are probably waaaaay easier), but it's still incredibly difficult to learn to code, program and sheer-blind-luck your way into making a videogame. If only you had access to more resources… Well, the lovely folks on Stockholm's Minecraft Java team are giving you just that, by opening some of Minecraft's code as libraries so they can be used however you like! Want to use them to improve your Minecraft mods? Great idea! Want to use them for your own projects? Go for it, just don't forget to credit us! Want to use them to help improve pieces of the Minecraft Java engine? Thanks, we really appreciate it! Hang on, what even is a game 'library'? “Libraries are little parts of the game engine,” explains Java developer, Nathan Adams (also known as Dinnerbone). “We're making some of the self-contained libraries that Minecraft uses open source. Anyone can pick them up and use them in their own game.” The plan is to open up different libraries gradually. These libraries are open source and MIT licensed, which means that “basically, anyone can go in there and they can contribute and they can help improve our game engine,” Nathan explains. “Or, if they're making their own game, they don't have to rewrite these little parts. They can just use ours, which have been tried and tested because we're a very popular game, apparently!” BRIGADIER “I’m so proud of that name!” Nathan says. “Brigadier is the name of the command engine that Minecraft uses.” Brigadier is also the first library we've opened up! “So in the game you can type something like /give Dinnerbone sticks and then that goes internally into Brigadier and breaks it down into pieces. Figures out what are you trying to do with this random piece of text.” Minecraft tells Brigadier: “These are the things that players can do. Tell me once the player’s trying to do this.” So when a user types /give Dinnerbone sticks in chat, that goes through Brigadier. Brigadier splits it up, it error checks it, it tries to be as helpful as it can. You’ve also got this lovely pop-up window when you’re typing that can suggest what the next bit might be.” Nathan hopes that giving the Minecraft community access to Brigadier can make it “extremely user friendly one day.” After all, commands are still not commonly used by a lot of Minecraft players. “Some people don't really look at commands because they’re a bit intimidating and I totally understand why,” says Nathan. “This is supposed to help a lot with that.” Brigadier takes the random strings of text you enter into Minecraft and turns into an actual function that the game will perform (so you've got Brigadier to thank for all those sticks). “A lot of people think this is a really easy function,” says Nathan. “But the reality is actually extremely complicated. “We thought this would be an amazing first test of the system. It’s a great thing that people can just pick up and use in any kind of project. It doesn’t even have to be a game – I’ve seen some people trying to use it on telegram chat bots, so you can just message it and it’ll do what you’re asking it to do.” Neat! Brigadier has only been available for just over a week, and already we've seen people trying to improve the code, and even make Nathan's handy readme doc a bit prettier and more user-friendly! Wait, you lot are writing stuff for Nathan for free? Are you trying to put me out of a job? DATA FIXER UPPER “The name is so stupid that we had to keep it,” explains Nathan, unapologetically. DataFixerUpper does exactly what it sounds like, and it's one of the most important parts of the Minecraft game engine. It's also the second library we're opening up! “The problem that we have in Minecraft, that I’m pretty sure every game has, is that data changes over time,” says Nathan. “we add a thing into Minecraft and then we kind of have to change how we store level data, how we store all the save files and stuff to accommodate it. “When we load up any world in Minecraft right now, you can have some data that has not been touched for six years, because that chunk was last played six years ago. So we need to know: 'OK, this level actually looks really old. Now we’ve got to turn that old data into what it should look like now – in a way that the game can currently read.' “We have one little unit which uses DataFixerUpper that just says to Minecraft: 'this is how to turn anything into the data format that the game is going to use.' And so the game is now only saying 'This is how the data looks, so this is how I’m going to read it.' "Basically, before Minecraft actually loads the chunks, it goes through DataFixerUpper and that turns it into what it should currently be now.” Confused? That's fair – DataFixerUpper is a lot less user-friendly than Brigadier – but that's also one of the reasons why we're making it available to everyone! Continue Reading Your cat could be in Minecraft? Fame. Glory. Respect. Cats have dreamed of these things for millennia, but recently to little success. Whatever happened to the excellent PR team they had during the Ancient Egypt era? These days, a cat has to look angry in a YouTube video to get a solid career going. Humiliating. But no more! Because today we're announcing a contest which gives you the opportunity to get your cat in Minecraft! Our excellent pixel artist, Jasper Boestra, has already designed loads of cute-tacular new cat skins that are coming to the game. But he was too lazy/untalented to make the final one. So that's where YOU come in! All you have to do to enter is take a photo or video of the cat you think deserves to be in Minecraft, then share it on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #Minecraftcatcontest Make sure your post is publicly viewable!  You have until November 12 to submit your chosen cat. After that deadline, the community team will use a highly-respected cat media judging technique called 'eyes' to 'look' at all the entries, narrowing them down to three finalists. It'll be up to you to vote for which of these three cats makes it into the game! Voting will happen through social media and we'll share more details about how you'll be able to ca(s)t your vote when voting stations open on November 16th. Then we'll announce the winning cat on November 19! They'll join the game as part of the Village and Pillage update next year, becoming a part of Minecraft furever! Continue Reading New Nintendo 3DS Edition Updated! Want to play this version of Minecraft but don’t own a dual-screened wonder machine that can play it? Well, if you live in Europe or Japan, maybe the New Nintendo 2DS XL Creeper Edition is the console for you! It’s the Creepiest DS ever! Wait, that doesn’t sound good at all… Mojang’s Lydia Winters was heavily involved in this Creep-tastic new design: “We looked at different ideas, but wanted to make sure it was iconically Minecraft,” she tells me. “Other thoughts for the design were around a dirt block (but we did that for the Xbox One), we looked at items shown on the front (like the sword and the pickaxe), but in the end decided that the creeper green and pixelation would ultimately make it stand out in a unique way. “We had to go back and forth around how far down the pixels could go because the cover needs to protect the hardware inside. Pixels seem simple, but making sure they are all aligned is a constant struggle. Silly pixels!” Continue Reading