Is it possible to import/convert a Minecraft Classic server level to a Minecraft server level? I have a really old server, set up in McLawl r55, that I would like to open and explore in the current version of Minecraft.

If so, how can I go about doing this?

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Yes, you can do this.

First, download McEdit. Open up your Classic .lvl and save it, in McEdit, as a schematic. Then, make a super-flat world and open it (or create a new one with McEdit), and paste the schematic where you need it to be. Save it as a Minecraft world.

(Remember that you may need to patch things up; I did this once and I had to seal things up because lava was coming in, and the floor could reach the void.)

  • I couldn't open my .lvl files in McEdit for some reason and McLawl no longer worked so I had to download McForge, open it the the World of Minecraft client. Dump the level file, which created a .dat but not in a way Minecraft could understand. From there, I imported the .dat dump file into McEdit and did as you explained. After all that, I haven't even played the old map haha. I guess I was doing it more as a challenge :P Mar 30, 2012 at 5:58
  • I just tested this with a really old level file, and it didn't work.
    – MBraedley
    Apr 21, 2013 at 22:40

For batch conversion: https://www.fcraft.net/wiki/MapConverter

Now if only there were a way to combine all the hundreds of schematics into 1 world...

  • There's prob. a MCEdit filter for it. May 18, 2016 at 15:14

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