Custom Terrain: The Sunken Island Adventure(1.2.5)

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This started as a simple custom terrain, but has now spawned into a highly detailed, full adventure map, with objectives, story line, and ending event. The whole project was actually inspired and designed around a picture I found that someone had posted to Deviantart. Check out the update log for a full list of map features, and changes that have been made.

Anvil Update (1.2.5)

I have updated the map again to fix some annoying bugs, make some improvements, and to keep it current, here are a few of the major ones.

-New custom biomes that match up to the island, and provide some mob free areas.
-Completely fixed the low level fog/lighting issue by changing world type to flat.
-Updated almost all the main loot to new enchanted items and potions.
-Added some cave lapis luzi 'markers' to help in finding the portals.
-Clarified some of the objective and ruin text.

I have worked the last few weeks on completely changing how this map looks and plays, and am very excited to finally be able to release it. It is now a full adventure map with story line, several main objectives, side challenges, and lots of new areas to explore and hidden items to find. Here is a short list of some of the changes

-Many new different sized ruins added, including the large story device area.
-Lots of new hidden chests and loot, 50+ in total.
-Several special end story line events, surprises and rewards.
-Lots of new environment/landscape detail and secret areas added.
-Added lots of interactive redstone devices, and special item fountains.
-Updated and optimized for 1.9 pre5 with a few special enchanted rewards and potions.

See the update log for the full list of changes (contains a lot of spoilers)
I have also added an imgur gallery for more spoiler pictures and things I updated.

Any feedback, bug reports, or suggestions would be greatly appreciated, hope you enjoy!

Additional Notes

The schematic has not been updated since the adventure changes.

This map is best viewed with Ovo's Rustic Pack.

Need help installing this project? See my Projects Guide for full instructions and other helpful info.

Link for the Deviantart page for the original design image.
Progress: 100% Complete
Tags:Environment, Landscaping, Terrain, Water, Sunken, Island, Mountains, Challenge, Adventure

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Update #3 : 04/02/2012 8:16:28 pm4/02/12

-Updated most of the loot to better enchanted items and potions.
-Added some lapis luzi block 'markers' to make it easier when finding the portals.
-Fixed bugs with some end event redstone track and one of portal room doors.
-Changed the floor of the large ruin and other portal room to accommodate the flatland void.
-Changed ruin alter so that you can use it without activating the device.
-Added extra portal blocks after the main device, and a few other items and signs.
-Fixed the low level lighting problem by switching world type to flatland.
-New custom biomes, jungle, beaches, ocean, and also mushroom to stop mob spawning.
-Fixed and changed a few of the mob spawners.
-Reworded some of the signs for better understanding.
-Several other minor changes/improvments.
-Updated world to new 256 height.

Update #2 : 11/12/2011 4:18:54 pm11/12/11

-Added in new starting area close to the spawn point.
-Added in a map story line/background, rules, info and objectives.
-Added in large main ruin area for the redstone story line device.
-Added an end story event leading to a huge new TNT opened cave entrance.
-Added a few large caves outside of the sunken area.
-Added a mushroom village in the hidden outside cave area.
-Created a large boat in the hidden caves.
-Added in lots of special enchanted items/table for end rewards.
-Added lots of potions, brewing stand, and reagents for end rewards.
-Created a large glowstone 'End' room in the hidden caves.
-Added medium waterfall with small cave behind the water.
-Added several other small ponds and a surface lava pool.
-Created many small and medium sized ruins over the whole island.
-Added outside large redstone lava/water alter.
-Created several interactive 'luck' item fountains.
-Added 22 story (portal) blocks hidden around the island caves.
-Added lots of random hidden chests with loot, total is now 50+.
-Added lots of vines and lily pads all over the island.
-Added in many animal web 'traps' all over.
-Manually spawned lots of animals.
-Added in a few small gravel pits.
-Added in lava traps behind all reward diamond blocks.
-Added in super secret diamond armor/tools chest in main ruin.
-Changed/added in lots of the spawner rooms.
-Created new silverfish tunnel that loops around most of the island.
-Created all new ruin type entrances into the mountain caves.
-Added in villagers to the hidden mushroom village and boat.
-Many terraforming and lighting changes to the mountain caves.
-Moved the old shack and added a few small details.
-Added a few small lava traps to the ruins.
-Changed map seed to fix 1.9 biome problems.
-Added in lots of small environment detail all over.
-Added lots of random arrow dispensers around.
-Added all new in game screenshots to project.
-Added short trailer video.
-Updated both download files.

Update #1 : 08/26/2011 8:31:24 pm8/26/11

-Balanced ores a lot better, a lot less gold and diamond around the beach and cave walls.
-Added more iron and coal to some of the open stone areas and spires.
-Added in some buried treasure in two spots just off the beach a bit.
-Added around 8 monster spawners with some diamond reward.
-Made lots of small changes inside the large cave system.
-Added in a small arch way close to the starting area.
-Added in a beach cave leading to the large mountain caverns on one side of the island.
-Added in a rundown hut with a few items around it.
-Added in sandstone and clay to a few stone areas around the beach.
-Added in two small pumpkin patches.
-Updated both download files.

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Level 9
Apprentice Hunter
April 19, 2014, 7:56 pm

SCmowns is using this for his Tales Of Porkchop :D

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New Explorer
April 13, 2014, 12:06 am


Level 4
Apprentice Explorer
April 11, 2014, 1:46 pm

Unbelieveable map. This is without shread of doubt, one of the greatest maps i have ever seen in gaming. kudos inHaze

Level 4
Apprentice Modder
April 3, 2014, 10:14 pm

hey guys,come check out my new map based on skyrim called secretes insula(includes the custom ncp mod),sorry for self promoting = / ---> http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/skyrim-themed-island-secretis-insulawith-custum-ncps/

Level 1
New Skinner
April 21, 2014, 8:06 pm

How about you go away advert!

Level 1
New Miner
March 25, 2014, 9:12 am

hello i am make a adventure map which has a schematic of the top 20 planetminecraft projects combined am i allowed to contain map

Level 1
New Explorer
March 19, 2014, 10:00 am

What did you use to make it?  Like the water like that, did you use normal minecraft or something on a website, I wanna now.

Level 18
Journeyman Nerd
March 29, 2014, 2:45 pm

Probably WorldPainter.

Level 1
New Miner
March 15, 2014, 12:21 am

This was an awesome map, really well made and the ending was fab :-)

Level 1
New Miner
February 22, 2014, 12:59 pm

This map really does look awesome! it has so much deatil and all I could create was the trees! xD Great job! this is truly amazing!

Level 1
New Miner
January 26, 2014, 8:49 am

How do you use the portal blocks? Having fun anyway! Love this map!

Level 1
New Miner
January 22, 2014, 6:32 pm

Wow, I have been looking for this! This looks like the same map SCMowns2 uses for Tales of Porkchop.

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High Grandmaster Wolf
March 27, 2014, 8:07 pm

It is the same map haha

Level 14
Journeyman Archer
January 19, 2014, 1:06 am

I'm so glad this is still up, 2011 was the good days ;)

Level 1
New Explorer
January 10, 2014, 10:45 pm

this for 1.7.2

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New Crafter
January 6, 2014, 10:32 am


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Apprentice Farmer
January 4, 2014, 2:54 am


Level 1
New Miner
November 30, 2013, 9:28 am

Whats that texture pack

Level 1
New Miner
November 30, 2013, 7:26 am

on adfly it saids please wait

Level 1
New Explorer
December 29, 2013, 4:20 am

man you just click "skip ad"

Level 1
New Miner
November 15, 2013, 2:30 am

lol this looks hella good xD how many fuckin blocks is this thing??!?!??!?!

Level 1
New Miner
October 18, 2013, 5:01 pm

I got bored so i started flipping random switches....All of a sudden BOOM and im like HOLY CARP HOLY CARP.

Level 1
New Crafter
October 27, 2013, 10:27 am

Holy... carp? HEAVENLY SEAFOOD!!!!!

Level 1
New Miner
October 30, 2013, 6:40 am


Level 1
New Miner
November 8, 2013, 3:48 pm

I don't like saying crap....so i say carp..its the same four letters but mixed up.

Level 1
New Explorer
December 8, 2013, 7:34 am


Level 5
Apprentice Architect
October 9, 2013, 5:57 pm

Can this map be played with multiple people?

Level 1
New Miner
March 8, 2014, 1:11 am


Level 1
New Miner
October 5, 2013, 11:40 pm

I might use this 2 create my own adventure map r u ok with dat ?

Level 1
New Miner
January 8, 2014, 7:05 pm

No, he's not. Screw off and go make one from scratch you lazy ass. If you ignore me, don't come crying to me about the legal issues. Yes. Minecraft. Legal. Issues. You can copyright maps.

Level 1
New Miner
April 10, 2014, 2:04 am

did you make this map (no) can you answer what I ask the creator (no) do i care what the cobblestoner says (no)
should he shut up ( yes )

Level 1
New Miner
April 10, 2014, 2:05 am

and btw I said the adventure map thing while this map was older back when it was just terrain so know what the hell your saying

Level 7
Apprentice Architect
September 29, 2013, 7:22 pm

Very Nice, Well thought out, Expansive Map, Well Detailed. Nice Work.

Level 1
New Miner
September 23, 2013, 5:04 pm

Awesome map im going to be making a youtube series on it :D wanna check it out its on my channel www.youtube.com/skylinegamerzz

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Expert Caveman
September 19, 2013, 6:47 am

  • SUP
  • SUP
  • SUP
  • SUP
  • SUP

Level 21
Expert Caveman
September 19, 2013, 6:47 am

Gonna Do My survival on this;)

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Artisan Bunny
September 14, 2013, 11:39 am


Level 1
New Crafter
September 14, 2013, 7:49 am

Wow, amazing!

Level 1
New Miner
September 9, 2013, 7:56 am

The island look awesome man, how long did it take to be done, did you do it by yourself, I can't wait to play on it, how long will it take to look through the map, without flying?

Level 1
New Miner
September 2, 2013, 5:39 am

I just created my accountto tell you, THIS MAP IS AWESOME!

Level 25
Expert Taco
August 27, 2013, 9:51 am

I hope you dont mind if i use this map for a tutorial of my mod pack :I

Level 1
New Miner
August 26, 2013, 8:14 am

This looks amazing.
I would download it but my computer would melt.

Level 1
New Miner
August 17, 2013, 7:32 pm

Can we run this on our private Makerspace server for campers, club members and special events?

Level 1
New Miner
August 11, 2013, 5:48 pm

Level 14
Journeyman Pokemon
August 3, 2013, 8:44 pm

Check it out its insane please :}
If you want to help PM me read the description
A huge server project will be paying people who help

Level 1
New Miner
August 2, 2013, 2:41 pm

So Happy I Downloaded it

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New Miner
August 2, 2013, 2:39 pm

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Expert Musician
July 31, 2013, 6:34 am


Level 33
Artisan Droid
July 25, 2013, 2:36 am

what did you use for the terrain? worldpainter?

Level 1
New Miner
July 20, 2013, 5:45 pm

Hey dude! I am doing an Lets Play of this map and I am going to install a few mods so, I was wondering if I could make a pack and put this map and the mods into it. I will give you credit for the map, I promise. I just want permission first. Thanks.

Level 38
Artisan Pokemon
July 11, 2013, 8:02 pm

this should be a survival games map. its awesome for that!

Level 4
Apprentice Engineer
July 19, 2013, 2:17 pm

the terrain has been altered and it is a sg map now. you can play it on many servers

Level 1
New Crafter
July 10, 2013, 9:47 am

Played it a while ago, and I just played it again! I love it! Diamond, sub and favorite!

Level 1
New Miner
July 6, 2013, 5:06 am

Never knows how to download stuff like this, now I do, DIAMOND FOR ALL

Level 1
New Miner
July 5, 2013, 7:06 pm

Looks nice!

Level 8
Apprentice Archer
July 3, 2013, 6:24 pm

Are you allowed to break blocks and stuff the rules arnt clear on that....

Level 18
Journeyman Nerd
July 5, 2013, 9:57 am

I think you can break blocks... I did xD

Level 3
Apprentice Architect
April 2, 2014, 5:24 pm

you can break bloks because there are no command blocks

Level 1
New Miner
June 12, 2013, 7:01 am

What music was used in the video?

Level 1
New Explorer
June 7, 2013, 7:42 pm

im gonna add this to our server
so good :D

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Apprentice Engineer
May 30, 2013, 9:58 pm

I am shortlisting this map as a part of our main world for my server. But, I would like your permission first, sir!


Level 1
New Crafter
May 26, 2013, 5:52 pm

Please check out my newly started Lets Play of this Map


Level 1
New Miner
May 24, 2013, 6:25 am

It looks so cool! Wish I could actually download it..

Level 11
Journeyman Dragon
June 10, 2013, 4:11 am

Yeah I cant do adfly downloads either

Level 12
Journeyman Toast
May 21, 2013, 1:15 am

awsome job dude

Level 1
New Miner
May 11, 2013, 9:49 pm

where the hell is the download link

Level 11
Journeyman Robot
May 25, 2013, 11:43 am

If you click the MCEdit schematic link, it downloads automatically.

Level 1
New Miner
May 10, 2013, 3:37 pm

Can you mine in this map?

Level 1
New Miner
May 9, 2013, 1:04 pm

This guy is pro.

Level 11
Journeyman Modder
May 3, 2013, 12:07 pm

Please post a link that does not use adfly. At the moment, I am unable to access the website.

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Journeyman Architect
May 2, 2013, 5:18 pm

awesome map definitley got a diamond

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New Miner
May 1, 2013, 8:32 am

Looks good downloading it now!

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