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Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta Instructions

With Windows 10 due tomorrow, Mojang announces how to get a free beta copy of the Minecraft Windows 10 Edition if you are one of the millions who own the Java Windows/OS X version of the game. Yes, they once again take the opportunity to call the new OS "swanky." Here's word: 
Update: This is still rolling out, so don’t panic if you can’t see the button on your account page yet! Check back later!

Hello!

Windows 10 – Microsoft’s shiny new operating system – launches tomorrow. As announced at MINECON 2015 a few weeks ago it features a brand-new Edition of Minecraft. We’re calling it Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta.

If you’re one of the 20 million(ish) players who already own Minecraft for PC/Mac, you get the new version for free. Completely free!

To download your copy, first log into your Mojang account (My password is significantly more complex than those dots so don’t bother trying, criminal person).

Next, click the “Redeem” button on your account page, sign into your Microsoft account, and follow the instructions that follow. That’s it! You’ll be playing Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta in a jiffy.

Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta will be available to download in the Windows 10 Store.

Have fun with Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta, kind crafters! And enjoy fiddling about with your swanky new operating system!
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10. Re: Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta Instructions Jul 29, 2015, 07:32 Megalodon
 
Windows 10 in a nutshell  
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9. Re: Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta Instructions Jul 29, 2015, 05:56 KilrathiAce
 
Windows 10 store? no thanks.  
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8. Re: Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta Instructions Jul 29, 2015, 02:34 InBlack
 
Krowen wrote on Jul 28, 2015, 22:52:
Signed up for the stupid Mojang account, then the fucking Microsoft Account and then it wants me to sign into Xbox fucking Live just to play.

Fuck off, uninstalled.

Good man!
 
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7. Re: Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta Instructions Jul 29, 2015, 01:25 jdreyer
 
DangerDog wrote on Jul 28, 2015, 20:14:
It's not like this game would ever take advantage of anything DX12 brings to the table.


Maybe they'll add tessellation?
 
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6. Re: Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta Instructions Jul 28, 2015, 22:52 Megalodon
 
Signed up for the stupid Mojang account, then the fucking Microsoft Account and then it wants me to sign into Xbox fucking Live just to play.

Fuck off, uninstalled.
 
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5. Re: Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta Instructions Jul 28, 2015, 22:25 ViRGE
 
Frode wrote on Jul 28, 2015, 18:23:
After clicking through a few levels worth of links to find a list of apparent differences between it and "regular" Minecraft, I can't see a single thing worthy of my interest. Actually, I can't see much difference at all. One point lists stuff that's been there for years (e.g. chicken, boats). Another "will arrive soon after launch."

The correct name for this seems to be "Minecraft, now available in Window store".
That's because it's the Pocket Edition for Windows 10. While it may not seem like a big deal from a graphical/feature perspective, it's a very big deal at a low level since this is all reimplemented in C++ instead of Java.
 
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4. Re: Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta Instructions Jul 28, 2015, 21:33 Linthat22
 
DangerDog wrote on Jul 28, 2015, 20:14:
It's not like this game would ever take advantage of anything DX12 brings to the table.


Buuu, buuu, buuut videos man!!! What was late 90's tech is the new DirectX!!!!
 
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3. Re: Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta Instructions Jul 28, 2015, 20:14 DangerDog
 
It's not like this game would ever take advantage of anything DX12 brings to the table.

 
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2. Re: Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta Instructions Jul 28, 2015, 18:59 Cutter
 
Yeah you made me feel. Yeah you made me feel, shiny and new....
 
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1. Re: Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta Instructions Jul 28, 2015, 18:23 Frode
 
After clicking through a few levels worth of links to find a list of apparent differences between it and "regular" Minecraft, I can't see a single thing worthy of my interest. Actually, I can't see much difference at all. One point lists stuff that's been there for years (e.g. chicken, boats). Another "will arrive soon after launch."

The correct name for this seems to be "Minecraft, now available in Window store".
 
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