I am hoping you guys can help me. I appreciate this info is buried somewhere across this forum so I'm going to have a look but if anyone could point me in the right direction, Id be grateful.
I have a 7 year old Daughter, who plays Minecraft Xbox One Edition, and I play the Windows 10 edition. I downloaded the XBox one edition from the store, and purchased the Windows 10 version from a third party, called Eneba (which I'm not impressed with) rather than Mojango directory (Eneba were offering a discount at the time)
Over the last few months, we've all watched videos, played in both modes, got to grips (to some degree) with Minecraft and started building.
I'd like to start progressing on the game but am struggling to understand the different versions. I want to be able to use mod and resource packs, but in the Windows 10 edition, the option is not there (do I need to use the Java version) and what versions should I use to ensure I can share content between my platform and the xbox. I want to run a server too, so need to take that into account.
What are the in effect 'best versions' to use, and what would you recommend to be the most linear logical way to learn about crafting, brewing and generally getting by in Survival mode?
The Xbox One version and the Win-10 edition are both the Bedrock version of Minecraft so if you want to be compatible with the Xbox One you need to stick with the Win-10 edition.
But Java is better for mods and resource packs, as far as I know the only way to change the Bedrock game is getting stuff from the Marketplace but you should ask about that in the Bedrock section of the forums
also to get a different viewpoint on the merits of Bedrock vs Java, like, perhaps, most people here in the Java section, I'm biased towards the Java version, though my main reason for preferring Java is that I like the way the controls work better.
Have you found the Wiki?
Third button on the green menu bar at the top of the page.
It is a great source of information, though it can be hard to find things if you don't know what to look for (or sometimes that a thing even exists.)