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Modifying the base game of Minecraft is one of the most enjoyable parts about the game. One of the most common ways to modify Minecraft is through mods or plugins as these can really make the server unique and fun for all the players. Unfortunately, with Bedrock you are limited on the modifications that can be made to the game. With that being said, one of the best ways to modify the Bedrock version of the game is with Behavior Packs. Behavior Packs are addons that can alter the behaviors that make up an entity. Bedrock Behavior Packs cannot be as easily activated as some of the Java based modifications to servers. In this guide we will go over downloading your current world, activating the Behavior Pack locally, and uploading the world back to the server.
In order to download a world file you will need to setup an FTP Client such as FileZilla to access the files. We will use this program once more when uploading the world.
We will now need to import this world to our local game to be able to manage the Behavior Packs with it.
Behavior Packs can be downloaded from different sources online. This includes some sites that specialize in delivering this sort of content or developer’s own websites. It is important to be cautious when downloading files online. Once you have a Behavior Pack downloaded you can follow these steps to activate it in your world.
If the Behavior Pack is working as intended then you are now ready to upload the world back to the server.
We have a great in-depth guide about uploading your bedrock worlds here. In this example we will go over how to export the world from inside the game and then upload that world to your server.
Once this is complete you will have a .mcworld file of your world. We will need to convert this to a zip file before uploading this to the server.
Now that you have an uploadable zip file of the world, you can connect back to the server files and upload it!
Now you can join your server to test and see if the Behavior Pack is working as intended.
Behavior Pack not Working
If you notice that your Behavior Pack is not working properly there could be a few issues. Firstly if it was working as intended in singleplayer but not on the server you may have not exported the correct world or one of the steps may have been missed. We recommend you go over the guide once more to ensure everything is followed correctly. Lastly if the Behavior Pack is not working properly even when you activate it in singleplayer this could indicate an issue with the Behavior Pack itself. In this case we recommend checking the source where you got the Behavior Pack from to ensure it is compatible with the current version of Bedrock and to see if there are any special install instructions provided.
If you join your server after following all the steps and you are not in the correct world you will want to check a few different things. Double check that you have uploaded the world properly per the instructions in this guide. You will also want to make sure you have set the proper world name in the world field. The name you need to have the server load is the name of the newly created folder that we unzipped the world into.