Converting worlds!

Hi all,

it’s been a while since I last played this game but I have a few questions since coming back:

  1. Is it possible to convert an existing cloud world to a mac server or can it be run through the blockheads server app (avoid paying the fee)?
  2. And secondly, can an offline world be changed to a mac server or run through the blockheads server app?


Hello, welcome back to the forums! :slight_smile:

Unfortunately, worlds cannot be ported between the cloud and the Mac server app/single player (as of yet).

You can, however, make a new Mac server for free by requesting a Free Mac Server from Wingy. See here for more info: Free Mac Servers

EDIT: It might be possible to transfer SPs to Mac servers, but cloud servers cannot be converted to SP/Mac servers. Sorry for the misinformation.

Can’t you at least save the SP world files through an encrypted backup and then send them to someone like Wingy to turn into a Mac Server, though? I could’ve sworn I read something about that at some point.

I think you actually might be right. Does that mean the vice versa is possible?

Taking a mac server and putting it in an offline saves directory works too. This was one of the options when BlockServer was shutting down.

I also can’t host single player worlds at this point, unfortunately. The blockheads server app works with them, but not the system I’ve developed around it.

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Well that’s disappointing…

So I am not currently able to change an offline world to a mac server or change an old cloud world to either a mac or offline?

You may potentially convert an SP world to a mac server, but you can only do so in certain circumstances. Wingy, for his part has probably spent countless hours creating a system to improve the experience of those who use his hosting service for servers, but these systems are incompatible with the world conversion.

To my knowledge, @Joe and @222oreo333 also host mac worlds but I don’t know if they’re still accepting requests.

As of yet, there’s no system to convert cloud worlds to mac or single-player versions, though I’d imagine you could potentially turn a mac world into a cloud world using a process similar to the Blockserver>Cloud conversion.

Mind you, I wasn’t here 4-6 years ago so I don’t if Blockserver was run on a mac or not. I’m also by no means an expert on the workings of computers, so you should likely dutifully ignore this post and wait for someone else to answer.

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