Using the .mcworld files

What is a .mcworld File?

A .mcworld file is a compressed file format used by Minecraft to store worlds. These files contain all the necessary data to recreate a Minecraft world, including the terrain, structures, and custom settings. Using .mcworld files, you can easily import and share Minecraft worlds, such as the ones created for the BAFOS project.

Step-by-Step Guide to Using .mcworld Files

1. Download the .mcworld File:

  • Locate the .mcworld file provided for the BAFOS educational games.
  • Click the download link and save the file to your computer.

2. Install Minecraft: Education Edition:

  • If you haven’t already, download and install Minecraft: Education Edition from the official website: Minecraft: Education Edition
  • Follow the instructions for installation on your specific device (Windows, macOS, or iPad).

3. Import the .mcworld File:

  • Open Minecraft: Education Edition.
  • On the main menu, select “Play”.
  • Click the “Import” button located at the bottom of the screen.
  • Navigate to the location where you saved the .mcworld file.
  • Select the .mcworld file and click “Open”. The world will begin importing.

4. Access the Imported World:

  • Once the import is complete, the new world will appear in your list of available worlds.
  • Select the world from the list and click “Play” to enter the game.

5. Explore and Learn:

  • Follow the in-game instructions and objectives to navigate the world.
  • Engage with the interactive elements, complete tasks, and learn about food waste and sustainability through the immersive Minecraft environment.

Tips for Using Minecraft: Education Edition

1. Familiarize Yourself with the Controls:

  • Spend some time getting used to the basic controls of Minecraft: Education Edition. This will help you navigate the world more efficiently.

4. Utilize Educational Resources:

5. Save Progress Regularly:

  • Remind students to save their progress regularly to avoid losing any work. This is especially important in long or complex activities.


If you encounter any issues while importing or playing the .mcworld files, try the following steps:

  • Ensure that you have the latest version of Minecraft: Education Edition installed.
  • Check that the .mcworld file is not corrupted. If necessary, re-download the file.
  • Restart the Minecraft: Education Edition application.
  • Refer to the Minecraft: Education Edition support page for additional help and troubleshooting tips.