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I've been trying to work out how to download Minecraft worlds from the internet & upload them to my PS4. This is for casual split-screen play for my kid.

Here is an example of a map I downloaded. The map is marked as "PS4" & says:

the showcase video below got made on the PS4 by JuicyTaz201, but the map can be played on both the PS3 and the PS4

I tried using this guide to upload the file to my PS4 & had no luck. At this point I started to wonder if the file I was downloading was in the correct format & or if the instructions were correct.

Downloading a saved Minecraft world from the PS4 to a USB results in the following directory/file structure:

--PS4
----SAVEDATA
------522695218d6772fa
--------CUSA00265

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But the file format of the file I downloaded is very different: enter image description here

From some experimenting the PS4 will upload files in the /PS4/SAVEDATA/number/hash/.bin format.

I'm guessing that either:

  1. The file I downloaded cannot be used on PS4 Minecraft & the website I got the reference from shouldn't be trusted:
  2. or the file needs to be converted into .bin files that can be read by the PS4. If this is the case I have no idea how to do that.

I have a PS3, PS4, Ubuntu 18.04 laptop & Windows 10 laptop so if some conversion is needed hopefully I've got the right tools.

So coming back to my questions:

  1. What file format is used for Minecraft worlds on the PS4?
  2. How can I tell if a downloaded Minecraft map is PS4 compatible?

And finally is it possible to make .mcworld files PS4 compatible?

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Sorry, but the .mcworld archive is for Bedrock editions of Minecraft, and PS4 is not Bedrock, it is legacy console. Try Pocket Edition or Windows 10 Edition. EDIT: Sorry, I forgot to mention that PS4 has a Bedrock, (PS3 doesn't) but you're using Legacy Console rather than Bedrock.

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