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Minecraft Java Port für Meta Quest veröffentlicht

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Minecraft kann ab sofort auch mit der Meta Quest und Meta Quest 2 gespielt werden. Bei QuestCraft handelt es sich jedoch nicht um eine offizielle Umsetzung von Microsoft.

Minecraft Java Port für Meta Quest veröffentlicht

Um Minecraft auf der Meta Quest spielen zu können, müsst ihr die entsprechende APK über Sidequest installieren und ihr müsst außerdem die Minecraft Java Edition besitzen. Von dieser Edition müsst ihr einige Dateien auf die Meta Quest kopieren, damit die Portierung funktioniert. Hier findet ihr eine kurze Anleitung.

Das Team hinter der Portierung sagt, dass QuestCraft immer noch ziemlich langsam sei, da die Minecraft Java Edition nicht für Standalone-Headsets optimiert wäre. Folgende Mods werden empfohlen, um dennoch ein gutes Ergebnis auf der Meta Quest zu erzielen:

Cull Leaves – Entfernt Blätter, die hinter anderen Blättern liegen
Starlight – Verbessert die Beleuchtungs-Engine
LazyDFU – Entfernt DFU-Caching
C^2M-Engine – Beschleunigt die Chunk-Generierung
Lithium – Allgemeiner Leistungsmod

Wir konnten die Portierung leider noch nicht ausprobieren. Wir würden uns aber sehr freuen, wenn ihr eure Eindrücke mit uns teilt. Hier findet ihr QuestCraft auf Sidequest und hier geht es zu unserem Langzeittest zur Meta Quest 2.

(Quelle: Road to VR)

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‘Minecraft’ Comes to Quest in Unofficial Java Edition Port

Minecraft has been available on basically every VR headset outside of Quest up until now, but that’s changing with the beta release of ‘QuestCraft’, the unofficial Quest port for Minecraft Java Edition.

The project was thought long dead, however the QuestCraft team has just released its first public build of the standalone Minecraft port for Quest 2.

This includes a majority of the fun and flexibility of Minecraft Java Edition along with motion controller support so you can mine, chop, slash, and build with your own two hands in VR.

That means you’ll need a legit copy of Minecraft Java Edition to play, although installing and playing it on Quest is free. Take a look at the gameplay teaser below:

As a beta, QuestCraft still requires some love in terms of multiplayer. Servers are up and working, however local LAN games are easier and more accessible if you’re looking for a quick out-of-the-box way of playing Minecraft multiplayer with a friend.

To play QuestCraft, you’ll need to download the APK to your Quest using SideQuest, the unofficial sideloading software and library for Quest. Here’s a quick explainer on how (and why) to use SideQuest.

For now, installing QuestCraft isn’t as simple as going to SideQuest and downloading it though. You’ll need to jump through a few hoops to get it working, including installing the QuestCraft launcher, plugging in a few extra files, and granting all requested permissions.

The team provided a short explainer on how to install QuestCraft:

The team says QuestCraft is still fairly slow since Minecraft Java Edition hasn’t been optimized for standalone headsets. They recommend a few mods to help with performance issues in the near-term:

  • Cull Leaves – Culls leaves that are behind other leaves
  • Starlight – Improves the lighting engine
  • LazyDFU – Removes DFU Caching
  • C^2M-Engine – Speeds up chunk generation (Back up your worlds before using!!)
  • Lithium – General purpose performance mod

Check out the full installation instructions and links over at the project’s GitHub for more.

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QuestCraft Brings Minecraft: Java Edition To Quest As Standalone App

QuestCraft, a new Java Edition port for Quest, does what Microsoft is yet to do: bring a playable version of Minecraft to Quest headsets as a standalone experience.

QuestCraft launched in beta today and acts as a wrapper/mod for Minecraft: Java Edition that can be sideloaded to Quest headsets, allowing players to play Minecraft as a standalone experience on Quest with full motion control support.

Similar to the popular ports of classic PC games from Team Beef, the QuestCraft release doesn’t actually distribute the game itself, only the wrapper that allows it to be launched and played on Quest. You’ll still need to own a legitimate copy of Minecraft: Java Edition (which is a different release to the Windows 10/Microsoft Store/Bedrock version of the game) for the mod to work.

When you open the launcher on Quest, you’ll be prompted to log in to a Mojang or Microsoft account that owns the Java Edition. Once logged in, the game is able to use the launcher to download the game (similar to how Java Edition works on PC) and then uses the custom-developed wrapper to run the Java application, with modifications, on Quest.

The installation process is pretty convoluted at the moment and a bit more complicated than you’d want if you’re a beginner. There’s official instructions over on the GitHub page, but here’s our abridged version:

1. Download the app-debug.apk and extracttoroot.zip files from the GitHub release page here.

2. Install the APK file via SideQuest (for more instructions on how to sideload with SideQuest, check out our guide).

3. Extract the zip files and copy the net.kdt.pojavlaunch.debug folder (in its entirety) to the same location (in the Android/data folder, where other applications are stored) on your Quest filesystem using the SideQuest file browser.

4. Go to unknown sources on your Quest and open PojavLauncher. This will then prompt you to login with your Mojang or Microsoft account.

5. Once logged in and the launcher is open, go to Settings -> Video and Renderers and select the third option.

6. On the main page of the launcher, you can select a profile (a version of Minecraft for it to install). Select the fabric profile, which should be last on the list.

7. Press Play. Minecraft will install and launch — depending on your headset model, it could take up to 1-3 minutes for the three loading dots to disappear and the game to start. Likewise, the game will freeze when creating a new world — be patient, it should load in due time.

QuestCraft is still in beta, and given it’s a wrapper for a Java application that is already notoriously unoptimized, don’t expect performance to be great.

That being said, there’s 5 recommended  mods you can install to improve performance — you can see the list here. Download the JAR files for each one, and move them to the mods folder on your Quest filesystem (Android/data/net.kdt.pojavlaunch.debug/files/.minecraft/mods). 

We played with the recommended mods installed and found that it was a serviceable experience for the 10 or so minutes we tried it out. The framerate varied quite significantly and it’s still a subpar experience compared to any standard Quest app, but that’s also to be expected given the nature of what’s happening behind the scenes.

The variable frame rate and hitches might be too much for some to handle, but for now QuestCraft offers the only standalone version of Minecraft playable on Quest headsets, which is impressive in and of itself.

You can read more over on the QuestCraft GitHub page or by joining the QuestCraft Discord server, where there’s lots of answered questions and support messages.

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