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BEskind
Level 31 : Artisan Mountaineer

MassiveMiddleEarth.com



This is a MASSIVE MAP I've been working on in WorldPainter
The map is approximately 24,000 x 24,000 blocks

Inspired by the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings and All of Tolkien's works that I've read since childhood.

My Intention: provide the Middle Earth LANDSCAPE for you to build your own cities!
I have no intention of building the cities. That's for you to do!

(I am aware of MCME, but that is not my goal)



MAP DOWNLOADS are NOT FINAL releases!

Current download is MMEM-Beta1 ~2Gb




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Additional Notes





Rivers --- 90% (will have to touch up after Mountains)
Ocean --- 100%
Terraforming --- REDOING with WORLD MACHINE
Biomes --- 90%
Trees --- 40%
Resources --- 80%
Accuracy Check--- 0%




FAQs:
This map will be available for download to the public. I will not make a server.




Dude! Keep up the good work! Here's a few dollars:
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Progress: 70% Complete
Tags:Environment, Landscaping, Hobbit, LOTR, One Ring, Bag End, Shire, Lord, The, Rings, Gandalf, Frodo, Boromir, Middle Earth, Arda, Fangorn, Gondor, Isengard, Khazaddum, Lothlorien, Mordor, Rivendell, Rohan, Mirkwood

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Beta-1 Patched to be released Jan 3rd. : 12/30/2013 1:28:53 pm12/30/13

I will release a patched up Beta-1 that removes all of the low laying beaches in random areas around the continent that will be Jan 3rd.

Update #31 : 12/30/2013 1:28:16 pm12/30/13

A very generous donation has made it possible for me to purchase World Machine! I will be touching up all of the landscape and putting in new features to the plain flat parts of the map.

Update #30 : 10/21/2013 11:16:55 pm10/21/13

Okay guys, it has been a long time since I've updated. What I want to do is get a complete list of any bugs that you find in the beta map. My schedule has finally lightened up enough for me to start working on this map again. Bugs that have already been reported: Small beaches everywhere. The plains near Minas Tirith are too small Post your suggestions/ critique / bugs ASAP so I can get a polished copy out.

Update #29 : 07/22/2013 4:12:40 pm7/22/13

my youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyREXZP1xMnTAGu8ZqJkWXA

Got a few hours of editing done : 07/13/2013 11:57:21 am7/13/13

flattening out the plains, bringing up the stupid beaches in the middle of plains, about 60 % done with removing the annoying beaches... will start terraforming the untouched parts soon.

Editing station upgrade. : 07/11/2013 1:09:46 pm7/11/13

Concept map: Valinor. : 07/01/2013 12:54:20 am7/01/13

MMEM-Beta1 had several areas untouched that were plains etc. I have done mountains before but plains were actually more challenging so I wanted to do a concept map on a smaller scale with my custom brushes to see how they would look. I was asked to make a map similar to Middle Earth. Without further ado I give you VALINOR: 178.32.51.223

Beta map released to public. Busy. : 06/28/2013 4:55:35 pm6/28/13

Unfinished beta map. I've been very busy moving and working three jobs. My computer just got set up again but by special request I'm going to release the beta map to the public.

New areas marked on the map. : 04/22/2013 4:04:17 pm4/22/13

-Bag End/Bagshot Row -Hobbiton -Buckland -Brandywine Bridge/River -Buckleberry Ferry -The Old Forest -The Withywindle River -Tom Bombadil's approximate house location -Bree-Land and the town of Bree's location -Weathertop/Amon Sul -The Last Bridge -The Trollshaws -The Gates of Imladris -Rivendell -High Pass through the Misty Mountains -Mirkwood -Radagast The Brown's approximate house location -Erebor the Lonely Mountain -The Barrow Downs -Dol Guldur -The Grey Havens -The Mines of Moria -Lorien -Argonath -The Falls of Rauros -The Dead Marshes

Mappers Needed : 04/17/2013 3:22:16 pm4/17/13

PM me if interested in mapping out middle earth and placing signs / small portal structures.

BETA RELEASED : 04/12/2013 11:58:21 pm4/12/13

BETA RELEASED : 04/12/2013 11:56:28 pm4/12/13

MassiveMiddleEarth.com/beta-release

A hole in my desk1! : 04/06/2013 2:26:35 pm4/06/13

Website up and Awesome : 04/05/2013 1:59:37 pm4/05/13

Are you stoked about BETA? Me too. I'll be Up all night putting the last touches on the map before RELEASE

Check out the Website

MassiveMiddleEarth.com

Pre-BETA update 1 : 04/01/2013 11:43:56 pm4/01/13

Yeah, so here are the images from the weekend.

MMEM TOPO
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MMEM HEIGHTMAP
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That's all for now, about 90 percent done with terraforming

BETA Pushed Back : 03/26/2013 12:46:45 am3/26/13

Beta Release is delayed due to the following:
  • Terraforming not finished
  • I haven't painted ANY BIOMES
  • There are no trees on the map.

Good news:
  • I have SPRING BREAK next week
  • I will have lots of time to work on MMEM


That said, thanks for following the project! I will try to release on 4/6 (Saturday)

Grey Mountains : 03/25/2013 1:05:55 am3/25/13

About 20 percent done with the Grey Mountains. These are a long strand in the North that breaks out into two smaller strands, between which is the charred area called the "Withered Heath". This is a breading ground for dragons, Smaug being the chief.

Grey Mountains 3D (dusk)
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Mordor 100 : 03/22/2013 11:29:53 pm3/22/13

Mordor's mountains are finally done. Moving on to the rolling hills of the WOLD North of Rohan.

MORDOR : 03/17/2013 8:34:14 pm3/17/13

Here is a Weekend of Painting and getting my server back up:
Finally have my Hackintosh (beast machine) & my Ubuntu Server running smooth!

Mordor Topo
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Finished Belfalas : 03/10/2013 8:53:43 pm3/10/13

Somehow I missed this before I moved on to Mordor... here it is finished... about 6 hours here:
Belfalas 3d
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Andrast to Mordor : 03/09/2013 8:24:07 pm3/09/13

ADDED DOWNLOAD FOR MOUNTAIN SAMPLE! HEAD EAST!

Southern Mountain Ranges 80% done
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Working Furiously : 03/08/2013 1:28:12 pm3/08/13

Yeah, so, really, spending every spare minute on this map. There is still a LOT left to do:
  • Rivers --- 90% (will have to touch up after Mountains)
  • Ocean --- 100%
  • Terraforming --- 50%
  • Biomes --- 0%
  • Trees --- 0%
  • Resources --- 0%
  • Accuracy Check--- 0%

Was I too ambitious for BETA?

Helms Deep and More! : 03/07/2013 9:43:26 pm3/07/13

Helm's Deep

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Ered Nimrais (White Mountains)
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100% done with Misty Mountains! : 02/28/2013 9:43:59 pm2/28/13

Finally done with Misty!
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75% of Misty Mtns. and it\\\'s TUESDAY : 02/26/2013 9:33:50 pm2/26/13

OH WOW, 75% done with Misty Mountains, just got to Moria and Celebdil etc.

Just 1 TOPO img this time
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WanderingTheInternet
Level 6
Apprentice Narwhal
April 23, 2014, 8:31 am

I think this is wonderful what your doing! I hope Mirkwood looks epic! Do you have it done yet? I'd donate, but I'm only like... 10 years old ><

ilikegirls37
Level 1
New Miner
April 1, 2014, 6:32 am

Hey man, I hope progress is moving along well! Any ideas for the release date? Can't wait for the finished product! After this you should do a map of Beleriand haha keep it up! :D

ItachiHyuga
Level 1
New Miner
March 1, 2014, 12:58 am

Guys can someone post the co-ords please
Thx

CamoHunt
Level 1
New Hunter
February 23, 2014, 2:40 am

Are there any ores in the map by any chance I was gonna use it for role playing purposes by i have yet to find any ores?

Lashley1337
Level 1
New Miner
January 29, 2014, 10:34 pm

Hey, hope progress is moving along well. Super stoked to begin this map when its complete!

BEskind
Level 31
Artisan Mountaineer
February 8, 2014, 12:34 pm

hey thanks.. I've been very busy mapping out exactly which trees should go in each forest. I'm about to start designing forest layers and will post some samples of forests as they come.

louis_todd
Level 18
Journeyman Architect
January 13, 2014, 6:53 am

That's pretty damn good. Nice work! I'll keep an eye on it to see it progress in the future.

Jakobus Eduard
Level 1
New Miner
January 6, 2014, 9:48 am

Wow just what I was looking for! Great job!
It is a good idea to upload it in creative mode for the buildings! (ilikegirls37)
Can't wait untill it's finished! ;D It is going to be a download yes? :)

ilikegirls37
Level 1
New Miner
January 3, 2014, 5:24 pm

I'm the 100th diamond, whoop! whoop! Thank you so much for doing this, my friend! I was going to do something similar, but I suck at using World Paint lol. Can't wait until total completion! I downloaded what you have so far and it looks amazing. But, I have a question: Where in Middle Earth is the spawn point at? I couldn't fly to get a possible idea of where I was, so also, when you're totally finished, you might want to upload it in creative mode instead of survival. That would make building (amongst other things) a lot easier ;D Keep it up man!

Morcrist
Level 1
New Miner
January 10, 2014, 5:55 pm

You can change single player to creative by pressing ESC and selecting Open to LAN, then changing survival to creative.

Meanwhile, to figure out where to teleport consult his large map found HERE. Open it in a paint program and note the x/y coordinates of where you want to go. Multiply by 10. In minecraft, simply teleport to that number but using them for x/z.

Examples:

Wizard's Vale (location of Isengard) is found at x=1255, y=1092 on the world map I linked above. Those would become 12550 and 10920, and to teleport in minecraft I would type:

/tp 12550 100 10920

Putting me 100 units up in the air at that spot.

Some other spots:

Helm's Deep: 12600 100 11800 (I think)
Hobbiton: 7500 100 6620 (I think)
Buckland: 8270 100 6880 (I think)
Old Forest: 8390 100 7040
Bree: 9000 100 6660
Moria: 13810 100 8480 (of course it's not created, but this is the mountain area it would be UNDER, with the east gate exiting near the small lake and the west gate somewhere on the west flank of these mountains)
Minas Tirith: 18110 100 14060 (again, where Minas Tirth would go)
Black Gate of Mordor: 19120 100 12310
Lonely Mountain: 20230 100 4560

Etc., etc.

Have fun!

oyarzun
Level 23
Expert Archer
January 13, 2014, 2:18 pm

Thank you for posting those coordinates you sir just made my day, thank you. :)

ilikegirls37
Level 1
New Miner
January 10, 2014, 6:10 pm

Dude, kudos to you. Those points are dead on!

ilikegirls37
Level 1
New Miner
January 8, 2014, 4:33 pm

I'm pretty sure I found out where the spawn point is. It's in Gondor somewhere around where MInas Tirith should be built I think

SolitaryPoet
Level 25
Expert Engineer
January 1, 2014, 6:50 pm

Whoop! I'm the 99th diamond! All you need is one more for an even one-hundred. Keep up the good work.

OzzykGames
Level 1
New Explorer
December 29, 2013, 9:46 am

Have you abandoned it or are you just busy?

BEskind
Level 31
Artisan Mountaineer
December 30, 2013, 8:17 am

! check updates. I have just received a donation to buy world Machine... so development is full-speed ahead. I hope to have a Beta-2 (more or less finished version) out by March 30.

Buffaloaf25
Level 1
New Miner
December 19, 2013, 12:48 pm

are their cities this is like the first map ive seen able to download and i hope u make the lonely mountain!

BEskind
Level 31
Artisan Mountaineer
December 30, 2013, 9:15 am

the lonely mountain is made.... I have NOT and will not make any of the cities... that is for you guys :)

Buffaloaf25
Level 1
New Miner
January 7, 2014, 9:06 am

kinda sucks for me i suck at building lol

ThrewineD
Level 3
Apprentice Skinner
November 13, 2013, 2:29 pm

How did you download World Painter on Mac?

BEskind
Level 31
Artisan Mountaineer
November 1, 2013, 2:08 pm

someone please buy me world machine... It's only $100 bucks. I'll post my paypal donate link

BEskind
Level 31
Artisan Mountaineer
December 30, 2013, 9:16 am

Thanks to a generous donation I now have World Machine... Thank You! I will be touching up the entire landscape soon.

BEskind
Level 31
Artisan Mountaineer
October 21, 2013, 7:17 pm

Okay guys, it has been a long time since I've updated. What I want to do is get a complete list of any bugs that you find in the beta map. My schedule has finally lightened up enough for me to start working on this map again. Bugs that have already been reported: Small beaches everywhere. The plains near Minas Tirith are too small Post your suggestions/ critique / bugs ASAP so I can get a polished copy out.

Ozzyk
Level 5
Apprentice Architect
September 15, 2013, 9:13 am

BEskind? Are you still working on this or have you abandoned it?

BEskind
Level 31
Artisan Mountaineer
September 16, 2013, 12:45 pm

I can't say I have worked on it lately, but there is a public download of the beta. I have a version of the map that has eliminated all the annoying beaches in the low spots. I could put that up if y'all are desperate for an update. My landscape and lawncare business should be slowing down end of October. I planned on resuming development then :)

BEskind
Level 31
Artisan Mountaineer
July 29, 2013, 5:29 pm

I wish I could tell you where you spawn, but it's basically west of the shire. Head east to the river then follow it north until there are some thick woods on the east side of the river

1998hazard
Level 1
New Miner
July 26, 2013, 11:32 am

Makin a build team for osgiliath intacted in minecraft reply to this with ur username and if u have skype if u would like to join the build team!!! its for the custom map on my server all participants will get rewards!!!

faraniel
Level 1
New Miner
July 29, 2013, 8:17 am

hey hazard i wanna join with building osgiliath minecraft username:Darria

Skype:darriavooraluwgesprekken (just copy it)



and one question where do you spawn in the map because i downloaded it but i dont know where i am

BuilderZ
Level 1
New Miner
July 22, 2013, 12:24 pm

WOW over 70 diamonds in 7 mins, u my friend are on the road to victory!

Stefan_
Level 3
Apprentice Architect
July 22, 2013, 12:19 pm

Very nice map do you have made check my account to I made to map with WorldPainter but i am a beginner :$

HaloBugger98
Level 10
Journeyman Prince
July 22, 2013, 3:33 am

Besk can I use your map for a great server idea? a middle earth and lotr rpg!

BEskind
Level 31
Artisan Mountaineer
July 22, 2013, 12:00 pm

of course.

HaloBugger98
Level 10
Journeyman Prince
July 22, 2013, 12:27 pm

Thanks :::DDD

HaloBugger98
Level 10
Journeyman Prince
July 11, 2013, 2:13 am

So? What is going on???

BEskind
Level 31
Artisan Mountaineer
June 28, 2013, 9:07 am

Check updates.

GandalfTheWhite66
Level 11
Journeyman Mountaineer
June 27, 2013, 1:59 pm

holy crap that is awesome

HaloBugger98
Level 10
Journeyman Prince
June 25, 2013, 10:18 am

Auch BEskind what is going on?????? aww :(

Ozzyk
Level 5
Apprentice Architect
June 13, 2013, 11:37 am

Any update soon?

the_valeyard6
Level 8
Apprentice Explorer
June 9, 2013, 6:39 pm

can we use this map on servers providing we give credit to you?

NexusVoid
Level 1
New Miner
June 5, 2013, 8:26 pm

How much longer til you realese this because I would like to use it

the_valeyard6
Level 8
Apprentice Explorer
June 9, 2013, 6:38 pm

it should have been released by now

Lololowka03
Level 1
New Miner
June 4, 2013, 10:15 am

wow.Great.Can I help?How can I add you a diamond?(Im new)

HaloBugger98
Level 10
Journeyman Prince
May 23, 2013, 10:39 am

Hey besk!!! What's going on?

BEskind
Level 31
Artisan Mountaineer
May 24, 2013, 10:52 am

On vacation. Will be back on 1st of June. Expect an update then. I will probably release the concept map to get opinions of the landscaping.

AumusTheArchitect
Level 5
Apprentice Architect
May 15, 2013, 12:34 pm

How is the project going? Im still checking in on this amazing project!

BEskind
Level 31
Artisan Mountaineer
May 16, 2013, 10:25 am

I have been working on a similar project as a concept map. Sort of like I don't want to make real changes to this map until I practice on another map. That project is called Valinor. I will post it soon as I have pretty much finished it.

AlphaWolf777
Level 1
New Miner
May 17, 2013, 12:17 am

Sounds cool, I'll check it out when you do.

AlphaWolf777
Level 1
New Miner
May 14, 2013, 12:10 pm

Any updates as of late?

Blaidrug
Level 1
New Miner
May 1, 2013, 11:00 am

This is pretty amazing, my friend.
Have you considered kind of collaborating with the Lord of the Rings mod?

BEskind
Level 31
Artisan Mountaineer
May 1, 2013, 12:39 pm

Yeah. I just found that mod and was wondering how these projects could mesh.

Ozzyk
Level 5
Apprentice Architect
April 30, 2013, 12:45 pm

Bit quiet for a while now, im waiting for updates. Did your woman take your pc again? :P

BEskind
Level 31
Artisan Mountaineer
April 30, 2013, 6:55 pm

No what happened is my friend tore his ACL and so I have been working three jobs for the last couple of weeks. That is about to slack up in a few days. Then more updates to come. Beta-2 is announced for sometime this summer. 1 to 2 months from now.

piggywiggy247
Level 16
Journeyman Architect
April 22, 2013, 2:32 pm

awesome! :D

Nathgou11
Level 27
Expert Unicorn
April 22, 2013, 12:13 pm

Diamond!

HaloBugger98
Level 10
Journeyman Prince
May 1, 2013, 3:21 am

Me too! Just one because I can't give 10 or 15...

BEskind
Level 31
Artisan Mountaineer
April 22, 2013, 1:00 pm

I appreciate it!

Nathgou11
Level 27
Expert Unicorn
April 22, 2013, 1:13 pm

Keep up the good work!

IrishChunks
Level 11
Journeyman Archer
April 22, 2013, 12:11 pm

OMG.....just what i have been waiting for THE HOBBIT AND THE LORD OF THE RINGS RULLLLLLEEEE!!!!!!!!!!
Diamond for you sir!

BEskind
Level 31
Artisan Mountaineer
April 22, 2013, 1:00 pm

Thanks!!!

HaloBugger98
Level 10
Journeyman Prince
April 22, 2013, 8:49 am

so, make more hills in the shire and make more forests!! lots of forests!!!!!

AlphaWolf777
Level 1
New Miner
April 21, 2013, 7:16 pm

Also I should mention that the area where the Grey Havens is is flat, when it should have sheer cliffs near the water. I have a beacon for it on the Beta map.

HaloBugger98
Level 10
Journeyman Prince
April 21, 2013, 8:45 am

But wait. It is not 100% accurated!!!
Some rivers in the Shire are not so accurated : P!

BEskind
Level 31
Artisan Mountaineer
April 21, 2013, 2:09 pm

Before full release I will do an accuracy check on all the cities. I also have a blown up map of the shire I will overlay and probably redo that part. The Shire is an alpha version.

HaloBugger98
Level 10
Journeyman Prince
April 22, 2013, 3:59 am

and the shire should to have more hills, if not, where hobbits will build their holes????

AlphaWolf777
Level 1
New Miner
April 21, 2013, 6:39 pm

Yes, also the Shire is missing the pool. The little pond/lake that has a bridge going over it to the Green Dragon Inn. There is a Hobbiton map here on PMC that is a fine example of a slice of Hobbiton.

Also, it does seem like the scale/rivers are a bit off in the Shire.

BEskind
Level 31
Artisan Mountaineer
April 21, 2013, 6:59 pm

Thanks. I'll take another look at it soon.

AlphaWolf777
Level 1
New Miner
April 16, 2013, 1:16 am

I just got done looking at all of the locations where the Fellowship/Frodo and Sam travels. From the Shire to Moria to Isengard to Rohan to Minas Tirith to the Black Marshes, to Osgiliath, Minas Morgul and the Black Gate and Mordor.

It's amazing how truly epic this map is. I can't wait until release so that I can start building! I listened to the Lord of the Rings soundtrack while travelling. :D

BEskind
Level 31
Artisan Mountaineer
April 17, 2013, 11:18 am

Alpha. I am looking for some 'mappers' to place signs, etc. in the world. Pm me with your MCname

AlphaWolf777
Level 1
New Miner
April 15, 2013, 4:54 pm

Hey everybody, I just figured out a cool and accurate way of navigating Middle Earth using the dynmap (or even just the static map will do).

All you have to do is make a map within Minecraft of the region you're in and zoom it out to the maximum of 4x. Then fully explore it. Cross reference that with the map of the Middle Earth map; and then cross reference that with a real Middle Earth map (google images), to then see where to put landmarks, buildings etc. Using this method, I easily was able to find exactly where Hobbiton is supposed to go, as well as the Brandywine Bridge and (I think) the hill where Bag End goes. Rei's Minimap will also come in handy for this, but mainly as a compass/guide since it is more zoomed in. (Or for navigating cities/towns if you build them). Hope this can be of help for anyone looking for an easy way to explore the map!

BEskind
Level 31
Artisan Mountaineer
April 15, 2013, 9:54 pm

Great job alpha. Thanks for sharing.

BEskind
Level 31
Artisan Mountaineer
April 15, 2013, 8:40 am

Dynmap is finished rendering. It had 150k tiles to render :)

Ozzyk
Level 5
Apprentice Architect
April 14, 2013, 6:37 am

Things that should be fixed: no clay,gravel,sand or water holes on the plains, and no cobble in the mountains :) btw, I have a build team and we're going to build a lot of city's on this map.

5 Dwarven city's, 4 High Elven city's, 5 city's for The Free People of Eriador, 9-10 city's for Rohan, 9-10 City's for Gondor, 6 city's for Gundabad, 4 city's for Orcs of the Misty mountains, 2 city's for the Elvves of Lorien, 5 city's for Silvan elves,5 city's for Dale,9-10 city's for Rhun,8 city's for Harad,9-10 city's for Mordor. This will take a while though :/ We will give cred for the map to you :)

BEskind
Level 31
Artisan Mountaineer
April 14, 2013, 3:06 pm

Thanks Ozzyk! I haven't done any material painting yet, but I'll keep this in mind. why no cobble on the mountains? It's like errosion, but if stone looks better I'll do that.

Good luck on building the cities! I'm sure you guys will do great.

AlphaWolf777
Level 1
New Miner
April 13, 2013, 6:49 pm

I have a question, is there any way I can get something like the dynmap offline too?

BEskind
Level 31
Artisan Mountaineer
April 14, 2013, 3:04 pm

not possible to get dynmap offline... I've been wondering this as well.

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