Showing posts with label Maps. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Maps. Show all posts

Sunday, September 20, 2015

There’s someone creating the entire map of GTA 5 in Minecraft

Calling GTA 5’s playable map ‘massive’ would be an understatement. Which is what makes this undertaking glorious.

YouTuber N11cK has been working on creating the entire map of GTA 5 in Minecraft for eight months. He’s been uploading videos everyday starting with the map layout and working around the limitations of Minecraft, to the most recent ones in which entire sections were built.

For illustration, watch the very first video to get an idea of what he’s looking to do.

Now watch one of the more recent ones, that’s number 127, where you’ll really start to see the progress and appreciate all the details he’s keeping tracking of.

If you want to binge watch the whole series, here’s the full playlist.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Amazingly Accurate Recreation Of The Shire In Minecraft

Amazingly Accurate Recreation Of The Shire In Minecraft

Minecraft and The Lord of the Rings have always had one thing in common: they have both consumed an ungodly amount of hours of my life. I love both very dearly. So when I saw that Reddit user "Fornad" and his buddies over at ArdaCraft have spent the better part of a year painstakingly recreating The Shire in its entirety, I nearly went cuckoo for Minecraft-puffs! (That's a thing... right?)

The insane amount of detail and attention to accuracy is astounding. Many of my favorite Minecraft builds are those that make the world look more natural and complete. And what better way to show off your terraforming skills than to build the got-damned Shire?! I posted a trailer the team put together below. But if you'd like to jump on and check out this build yourself,ArdaCraft currently run a 150 player server. If you love really cool Minecraft builds, or The Lord of the Rings, you owe it to yourself to check this out!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

BlockWorks Commissioned By Disney To Make A Minecraft Version Of The Fantastical City From Tomorrowland

Commissioned by Disney, here's BlockWork's Minecraft version of the fantastical city from Tomorrowland. You can download the map for free now:

They also made a cinematic which you can watch here:

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Where Does Minecraft End?

A quest to the edge of an endless world can feel like an eternal glitch.

The YouTuber Kurt J. Mac is currently on an impossible mission. He is trying to reach the end of Minecraft.

To clarify, he is not trying to get to “the End,” the final level where you do battle with a big dragon and win the game. That’s been done by many.

Rather, he has vowed to walk to the furthest reaches of Minecraft’s cubic wild to a strange and transcendental place once dubbed “the Far Lands,” now mostly known as “the world boundary” or “the edge of the world.”

In some ways, it is not dissimilar from the center of a black hole, or the once lawless frontier town of Deadwood, South Dakota. It is a place where the rules that govern the rest of the world break down.

Minecraft, perhaps the most important and successful game of this century, is endless. Unlike the real world, where you will eventually loop back around to the same spot if you travel long enough and stay the course, Minecraft is programmed to go on forever and ever.

At least, that was the initial plan.

However, the system it is built upon has trouble keeping up with the demands of eternity. If you wander far enough from your starting point, the source code will eventually malfunction, and the game ceases to run correctly.


It becomes “buggier and buggier the further you are out,” the game’s designer Markus Persson, a.k.a. Notch, wrote in a Tumblr post.

These mysteries have attracted at least one rubberneck on a digital pilgrimage.

One reason that walking to Minecraft’s outer rim is so interesting is simple. The distance is absurd.

So far, Mac has been walking for over three and a half years, and if he keeps up his pace of playing on average for an hour and 15 minutes a week, his estimated date of arrival will be sometime in the year 2036.

Between now and then, he will cross over interminable miles of mountain ranges, rectangular oceans, tree lines, and lakes.

There is a pastoral charm to Minecraft’s scenery, complete with bleating sheep, but this unprecedented act of virtual tourism is more than exploration for exploration’s sake. In a roundabout way, it is also an exploration of technology itself.


Saturday, August 4, 2012

Use This Tool to Make Spheres For Minecraft

Are you wanting to make the prefect circle or even a sphere? Use this tool to make spheres for Minecraft

Minecraft Sphere
Minecraft Dome
Minecraft Cone