How To Play One Block in Minecraft

By Jess •  Updated: 03/05/24 •  5 min read

One Block is one of the most popular Minecraft maps ever created. It starts you standing on One Block in the sky with nothing else around you. This is our complete guide on how to download and install the One Block map for Minecraft. This will let you start playing One Block and enjoying all of the unique features this Minecraft map has to offer.

What is the One Block map?

The One Block map is a custom Minecraft map that offers a unique gameplay experience. In this map, you start on a single block, and as you mine it, new blocks appear, allowing you to build and expand your initial starting area from just that one block to as large as you want. It's a concept that challenges your survival and building skills in a confined space, making every action count.

What this One Block guide will cover:

Download One Block

Step 1: Access the One Block Download Page

The first step of learning how to play One Block is to download the map. To do this, you'll need to visit the official download page. This is on CurseForge, and you will be able to find all of the different versions of One Block on this page.

Step 2: Download One Block on CurseForge

Once you're on the download page, navigate to the “Files” section in menu bar.

Here, you'll see all of the versions of One Block. Click the three dots next to the version of One Block that you want to download and click “Download File”. The One Block map will start downloading.

Prep One Block to Be Installed

Step 1: Extract One Block

After the download is complete, locate the file you downloaded. Usually, it will be found in your “Downloads” folder. Right-click on the file and choose the “Extract All” option.

A dialogue box will appear. Click “Extract”, and the One Block map will unzip creating a folder.

Step 2: Locate The Correct Files

Open the extracted folder and continue opening the folders within the extracted folder until you find files and folders with names such as data, DIM1, region, etc. Then, click the back arrow in the File Explorer.

Step 3: Moving The Files to Your Desktop

Finally, drag-and-drop the folder that contains all of the files and folders show above to your desktop. Once it is there, you should be able to open the folder on your desktop and instantly see the DIM-1, region, data folder, etc. If you do, you are ready to install the One Block map into Minecraft!

Install One Block

Step 1: Open the “.minecraft” Folder using The Minecraft Launcher

To install One Block, we will need to open your .minecraft folder. To do this, open your Minecraft Launcher and click on the “Installations” tab at the top. Hover over the version you intend to use for “One Block” and click on the folder icon. This will open up your “.minecraft” folder.

Step 2: Add the One Block Folder to the “Saves” Folder

In the “.minecraft” folder, locate the “saves” folder. Drag and drop the “One Block” folder from your desktop into this “saves” folder. This is what installs One Block into Minecraft.

Step 3: Double-Check to Make Sure the Files Are Correct

Before launching the game, double-check the “One Block” folder in the “saves” directory to ensure it contains the necessary files and folders. If everything looks good, you're ready to play. Below is a screenshot of what should be within the One Block folder as soon as you open it in your saves folder.

Playing Minecraft with One Block

Step 1: Open Minecraft

Now, we just need to play Minecraft using the installation you added One Block to. Luckily, One Block is a map, so not modded installations or anything like that is needed.

Step 2: Select Single-Player & Play One Block

On the Minecraft main menu, click on “Single Player.” You should see “One Block Original” listed among your saved worlds. Double-click on it to launch the map.

Step 3: Get Started Playing One Block

Once the map loads, you'll find yourself standing on a single block. From here, the world is yours to expand and build upon. Mine the block beneath you, and new blocks will appear, allowing you to build out your world from this single starting point.

The “One Block” map offers a unique and challenging Minecraft experience that tests both your survival and building skills. With this step-by-step guide, you're now equipped to download, install, and dive into this fascinating world. So go ahead, start mining that one block, and let your creativity flow!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the “One Block” map compatible with all versions of Minecraft?

No, the “One Block” map is usually updated to be compatible with the most recent versions of Minecraft pretty quickly, and it supports versions back to 1.13.2. Be sure to always check the compatibility information on the download page to ensure it matches your Minecraft version.

Where can I download the “One Block” map safely?

You can download the “One Block” map from its official download page, often hosted on platforms like CurseForge or Modrinth.

Can I play the “One Block” map with friends?

Yes, you can play the “One Block” map with friends by hosting it on a Minecraft server. We recommend using SimpleGameHosting to start your server.

Do I need any special mods to play the “One Block” map?

No, the “One Block” map doesn't require any additional mods to play. This is one of the best features of One Block as compared to other SkyBlock style mods and modpacks.

Can I add other mods while playing the “One Block” map?

While it's possible to add other mods, be cautious as some mods may not be compatible with custom maps and could cause issues.


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