Chris Gomez

Development topics for the indie programmer

Modding Minecraft With Your Kids

To get started with Modding for Minecraft for Windows 10, you have two basic options:

Younger kids might enjoy the MakeCode solution at:

https://minecraft.makecode.com/setup/minecraft-windows10

The instructions here will help you set up MakeCode and connect it to Windows 10.  You probably won't be able to share these adventures with friends for some time, but it's a good way to learn basics of programming with blocks or JavaScript.

You can also try the new Minecraft Scripting API which is found here:

https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Bedrock_Edition_beta_scripting_documentation

This is not the most well-documented thing ever invented, but you can get help from someone who created an npm package to do the hard work for you:

https://minecraft-addon-tools.github.io/tutorials/getting-started

His introductory video on how to use this is here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=233104qt9Gg

There are other videos you can watch to add more features to your scripts.

Series from TheSourceCode:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-piS_3--Kw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2V7v2KGF8o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMnqGNdQD0k

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