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Minecraft Building and Terrain Concepts! + Replies

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Hey guys, I've finally settled into Miami, and have a special update today.

Basically, I'm taking a break on SC4 because I wanted to show you guys

my building and terrain experience with Minecraft. Because Minecraft is

a building game, I assume most SC4 players have played this game which is

why I decided to post it, enjoy! Please give me feedback on whether you liked it

or not, thanks



Note: replies will be in the comment section of the previous entry from now on.

Another Note: This map is not mine, all the buildings shown are my creations


Now before we begin, I found this server though the help of google. This server is practically anti-grief and all the people are very nice and helpful. I first started building my house and noticed (not to brag) how well the wood looked in contrast to the forest wood. I did more testing with this and realized how better it looked if you used the same wood as the forest around you provided (for example oak and oak). But I also realized that it would not look good as a solid color, so I mixed the gray of the cobblestone and the brown of the wood to create the following effect, the wood stair case roof also made it look more realistic and have more character as well:


Now, I also did this with the dam I built near a river. This shows that this combination also works for any basic structures:


Land terraforming and world editing:

Now that we looked at how to add a little more character in basic structures, we'll be looking at how to (if you like to) terraform the land to make it look more appealing, also please note I did not edit this land, I am simply taking observations from how it appears.

This river, I noticed, looked a lot better than the randomly generated one. I realized that the one color of gravel made it feel like a real coast line, rather than there being a mix of sand dirt and gravel randomly scattered near a river. I also liked the effect of having rocks come out into the river, once again adding the effect of realism:


Moving on, this server the biomes happen to be all separated by a large body of water, which in turn also seems more realistic then there being a desert next to a snow biome. So please keep in mind if you are a map creator to make sure the biome separation seems believable.

Thanks for reading, please +1, rate, comment and/or follow if you enjoyed.


And now I leave you with a picture of a nice sunset.


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The snow capped mountains look fantastic and that terrain pack is phenomenal! you make me want to go back to minecraft! I used to play it for some architectural concept work but I don't use it as much anymore :P

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[quote name='KonstantinII' timestamp='1344999873']
Is this SC4?
no it's mortal kombat. Obviously.

Anyway escil, this is nice, I've seen better but you put some aesthetic thought into this and it paid off. You should share me the server so I can see what else is there :P

Heck, I might do a few bits on Minecraft if I find the time eh? Could totally work. Totes bro

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Actually - this is not the first time minecraft has been used on ST. I do A CJ often actually which was created on minecraft - also - i can´t post as am away on Holiday.

Great idea anyway and I´m sure people will follow our steps

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For everyone interested, I believe the texture pack is John Smith.
Anyway, it's great to see some variation in CJs these days, and especially Minecraft :)

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