How to Install a Minecraft Map (Singleplayer or LAN Multiplayer)



Step 1) Download the map. Remember the listed game version!



Step 2) Extract the downloaded zip file

On newer versions of Windows, right-click on the zip file and click "Extract All"
On older versions of Windows, you may need to install 7-Zip or WinRAR
On Mac, double-click the zip file to extract it

Step 3) Open the Minecraft launcher and click "Launch Options"



Step 4) Click "Add New" to make a new game configuration



Step 5) Give the configuration a name



Step 6) Select the correct version from the dropdown menu

Playing a map in the wrong Minecraft version could break it!


Step 7) Click the little green arrow to open your .minecraft folder



Step 8) Make a copy of your saves folder to back up all of your worlds



Step 9) Drag the map's world folder into your saves folder



Step 10) If the map has a resource pack, drag it into your resourcepacks folder

If playing in Multiplayer, other players will also need to do this


Step 10) Back in the Minecraft launcher, click "Save"



Step 11) Click "News"



Step 12) Click to up arrow next to Play and select your new configuration



Step 13) Click "Play" to launch Minecraft. If the map has a resource pack, enable it in the resource packs menu



Step 14) Enjoy playing your new map!

Remember to switch back to the latest version of Minecraft before opening any of your other worlds