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MinecraftMaps.com Site FAQ

This is a quick FAQ, to answer a few common questions that are often asked.

Q: I've submitted my Minecraft map, but it hasn't been added to the site yet!
A: There could be many reasons as to why your map hasn't been added yet, here are the most common causes:

  • The download link for the map no longer works.
  • No screenshot has been added for the map.
  • The description section has been left blank, or is not unique/detailed enough.

In many cases, your map may have just not been looked at by a moderator yet. Fear not! for all maps will be reviewed in time.

Q: Can I update my map once it has been approved?
A: Yes, there are two ways to do it. Either submit your map again with the updated version, using the same name, or use the Contact form on our site to let us know of any changes you would like making to your map.

Q: How do I download maps from this site?
A: Click the large "Download Map" button at the top of the map description page. This will either instantly download the map file or take you to an adf.ly link if the map maker has chosen to use one. If you can't see the download button image, you may have some kind of script blocking extension installed on your browser that is blocking it. You will have to either allow this site, or disable the extension to proceed.

Q: Are maps on this site free?
A: All of the maps on our site were made by the Minecraft community and are 100% free. You should never pay for any map anywhere, as Mojang does not allow it in the Minecraft EULA.

Q: I've tried to download a map, but the link no longer works.
A: If you've found a broken download link, then please use the Contact form on our site to let us know, thanks!

Q: Do these Minecraft maps work on consoles?
A: No. Most the maps featured on our site were made for the PC/Mac "Java" version of the game. We do have some Pocket Edition maps as well though. The reason we do not feature console maps on our site is because they are against the Xbox Live Terms of Use and the Sony Entertainment Network Terms of Service.

Map Related FAQ

Q: How can I install a Minecraft map that I've downloaded?
A: Please check the "How to install Minecraft maps" page, for details on how to install a map.

Q: Why do I have to convert certain maps before playing them?
A: Minecraft 1.2 introduced a new file format called "The Anvil", and any custom maps made for previous versions of the game will have to be converted to the new format.

Q: Help! All of the chests in the map are empty.
A: Make sure that you're playing on the Minecraft version that the map was created for. In this case, it would probably be 1.8+. Please check the "How to Change Your Minecraft Version" page if you don't know how to change your Minecraft version.

Minecraft General FAQ

Q: Is Minecraft free?
A: No. Minecraft requires a one-time fee to play. All future game updates are included in the price. You can however play the Minecraft Demo for free, which lasts 100 minutes (it requires a Mojang Account). You could also the try 2011 PC Gamer Demo. This version is very out of date though.

Q: Who created Minecraft?
A: Minecraft was originally created by a single man, known by the name of Markus "Notch" Persson. The game is now developed by Mojang AB, which is owned by Microsoft Studios.