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IMPORTANT: please note that this project will not be updated here anymore because we have left the site. The reason is that all the individual projects we had posted over 18 months have been suddenly removed by the moderation without a word of consideration for the work done, on the grounds that they would duplicate this project (even though they actually do not appear on this page because there is not enough space for more images). Apparently, the fact that we offer the possibility to download the city makes it impossible to create a single other page on the site to present it, regardless of the size or quality of the project. So I estimate that our future creations in the city cannot be properly presented here, and I see no reason to remain exposed much longer to the rudeness of some of the moderators (not all of them) in the future.

However, the Imperial City project will continue to develop, and you can still discover all the removed sub-projects on its youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/Rigolo0. From now on, future downloads of the city will also be posted exclusively on youtube.

Our texture pack

Check out animationcraftpg5's great cinematic of the city:


This is a project we are building on a server: a large, monumental city that is built in all styles from the 19th century and early 20th century (neo-classical, beaux-arts style, modern style...). We play in creative mode. All buildings are original, even though they are often based on existing buildings that we modify or merge as a source of inspiration.

We wish to share our builds and have as many people as possible enjoying them. This means that you are free to download them, use them, and put our city on your server (if you do so, crediting usfor their creation will be appreciated).

To date, active members on our Imperial City server are:

- admins and lead architects: Comeon and Rigolo

- architects: Architecte, Geebee56, Juanmmag,ProijectoH, Siderial, Vincal, XQlusive

Other updates will follow so stay tuned!


- texture pack?: see above

- may I put this on my server?: yes, please just credit us

- may I join the server and build too?: no, sorry, we are not recruiting because we want to remain a small team and control every new building

- could you build something for me, I will pay (or not)?: no, thanks, we stay fully focused on our project

- where is the city, I downloaded it but cannot find it in game?: the installation failed,the spawn is surrounded with buidings so you should find it immediately. Make sure you have correctly installed the save. Sorry we cannot provide furthertechnical assistance.

- Can I visit the server ? : unfortunately notanymore, since we were griefed. We hope we will be able to reopen it soon to visitors; the adress will be unchanged:imperatus.verygames.net or In the meantime you can follow the Imperial City on the map viewer:

- mac user ? Use unRarX for the save file

- where can I play this map on a server? Several servers use the map, you can try Craftfest (IP: mc.craftfest.net)


Additional Notes

Have a look at the map viewer for an idea of the whole project:

view #1:

view #2:

Progress: 70% Complete
Tags:Complex, 19th Century, 20th Century, City, Paris, Lord, The, Rings, LOTR, Grand Palais, Modern Style, New, York, Manahattan, Vienna, Berlin, Brussels, Chicago, Louvre, Arc, Triomphe, Museum
Credit:warrence for Lord Varo statue, Mamiyaotaru for the dome & roof of the duomo

Update #24 : 08/19/2013 1:51:49 pm8/19/13

new file (v14.1) with the cathedral completed

Update #23 : 07/25/2013 9:27:49 am7/25/13

new video presentation and screenshots

Update #22 : 07/07/2013 10:01:49 am7/07/13

new file (v14.0)

Update #21 : 05/29/2013 11:33:30 am5/29/13

New file (v13.1) available + new screenshots.

The main addition to v13.0 is the Necropolis and various statues all around the city.

Update #20 : 05/10/2013 2:38:43 pm5/10/13

New file (v13.0) available.

Changes include mainly replacements of old buildings that we found too cheap (palace of justice, several houses, Library...) and new interiors (war museum, houses, small temple by the river...).

Update #19 : 04/08/2013 5:26:07 pm4/08/13

New file (v12.0) now available.

Update #18 : 11/14/2012 9:16:46 am11/14/12

New texture pack posted : http://www.mediafire.com/?v55t3w7e3xjh5tp

To see all textures, you will need to install Optifine HD and select connected textures (options/video settings/quality/connected textures: fancy)

Update #17 : 10/31/2012 9:36:33 am10/31/12

Official texture pack posted

Update #16 : 10/21/2012 6:46:18 pm10/21/12

new file (v11.0) including:

- the inside of the natural history museum (entrance in front of the spawn)

- other interiors around the clock tower square and on the other side of the natural history museum

- boats advanced near the light house

- a farm behind the old town (unfinished)

- relooking of several buildings and many smaller changes all around the city to bring further detail

Update #15 : 09/09/2012 6:01:58 pm9/09/12

new .zip file (v10.0) including:

- a lot of terraforming all around the city and a new subway system under construction

- north: interiors of the Winter Palace (unfinished) and large cathedral under construction

- east: venecian district finished and new buildings, including a vertical airport for zeppelins and several bridges

- south: gardens of the summer palace (unfinished), florentine district, new large, gothic-style palace (just begun)

- west: light house and 2 boats under construction

Update #14 : 07/10/2012 3:56:28 pm7/10/12

all screenshots changed - thank you Chunky!!

Update #14 : 06/30/2012 4:01:40 pm6/30/12

new map file, including:

* north-west:

- the winter palace (inside 20% completed)

- the newly built "flemish" district with its belfry and market place

* south-west:

- the foundations of a new massive palace, opposite to the winter palace

* east:

- a new large building in the Stalinian district (east)

* center:

- the inside of the museum in front of the Triumph Arch is finished

* everywhere:

- as usual, minor additions and changes

Update #13 : 06/08/2012 11:35:18 am6/08/12

new map file and screenshots

Update #12 : 06/03/2012 2:41:02 pm6/03/12

new map file, essentially with developments in the south of the central island which is now almost entirely urbanized.

Update #11 : 05/20/2012 4:57:43 pm5/20/12

new map file, including:

- north: development of the new district (buildings and surroundings)

- center: Venetian buildings north of the central island

- west: work on the fortress (unfinished)

- south: complete landscape change

Update #10 : 04/23/2012 2:31:23 pm4/23/12

new map file, including:

- west: clean-up, mountain and fortress under construction. Stadium completed with new landscape behind it.

- north: brand new district behind the university.

- east: summer palace and gardens under construction.

- center: a few changes in buildings and colours.

Update #9 : 04/12/2012 11:32:31 am4/12/12

new downloadable map with several new buildings and changes - new screenshots

Update #8 : 04/02/2012 3:12:41 pm4/02/12

new video update with the last buildings

Update #7 : 03/27/2012 11:34:51 am3/27/12

Important warning added to the description

Update #6 : 03/24/2012 11:34:19 am3/24/12

clean-up of the page and extended comments.

Update #5 : 03/23/2012 4:10:41 pm3/23/12

First download now available

Update #4 : 03/23/2012 1:46:55 pm3/23/12

screenshots change/credits updated

+other video:

Update #2 : 03/19/2012 4:02:06 am3/19/12

15 new screenshots

Update #1 : 03/14/2012 2:08:33 am3/14/12

30% completed / new screenshots / link to the dynamic map / details on the project

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Level 1
New Miner
November 18, 2014, 5:06 pm

I put it on my server but when I loaded world I was in a desert

Level 1
New Miner
November 18, 2014, 1:26 pm

Please make this link a .zip file.  That would be terriffic so that people using mac computers can open it.

Level 1
New Miner
November 25, 2014, 10:41 am

Use the built-in unarchiver. I'm on a Mac and it works fine.

Level 1
New Miner
November 16, 2014, 4:41 am

Very nice map, I could never build anything like it!

Sky Lair
Level 2
Apprentice Network
November 16, 2014, 12:30 am

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Level 11
Journeyman Mage
November 15, 2014, 6:05 pm


Level 3
Apprentice Artist
November 15, 2014, 12:37 pm


Level 1
New Miner
November 14, 2014, 8:54 pm

This world is epic

Level 1
New Miner
November 9, 2014, 6:25 am

Are the signs in french, and also is there a police station or town hall?

Level 1
New Crafter
November 7, 2014, 2:05 am

I've been left speechless. I guess the only thing i can say is that, "You may be that good with normal building, but I'm that good with Redstone!"

Level 1
New Miner
October 23, 2014, 4:57 pm

Version??????? 1.6.4 or 1.7.2

Level 33
Artisan Architect
October 27, 2014, 4:24 am

Probably 1.7.2 would be better...

Level 1
New Explorer
October 20, 2014, 2:02 pm


Level 1
New Network
October 15, 2014, 11:46 am

this must've taken awhile!


Level 1
New Miner
October 15, 2014, 4:59 am

I will make a cool render in Cinema 4D. Il post later when it's finished.

Level 7
Apprentice Pokemon
October 13, 2014, 9:38 pm

are you allowd to put this map on a server and put credit for it

Level 7
Apprentice Pokemon
October 13, 2014, 9:37 pm

gg, just the thing infront of where u spawn would of taken me about a year to do maybe more! that is so large i has some water in my eyes... gg good job.

Level 2
Apprentice Architect
October 11, 2014, 1:57 pm

Cool map.  Must have taken ages to build.

Level 8
Apprentice Cake
October 8, 2014, 8:28 pm

This is fantastic and I would love to showcase it on my twitch stream and YouTube channel, with your permission.

Level 1
New Miner
October 9, 2014, 8:41 am

They have left PMC.

Level 8
Apprentice Cake
October 9, 2014, 5:28 pm

I figured as much, but I had to try

Level 4
Apprentice Mage
October 4, 2014, 8:38 am


Level 1
New Crafter
September 26, 2014, 12:42 am

hello sir rigolo.... i am a professional GRIEF-ER. I WOULD LIKE TO CREATE A METEOR IN YOUR MAP AND
CREATE A  BIG CREATER...  i will send you a picture of it thnx !

Level 33
Artisan Architect
October 2, 2014, 2:10 pm

WTF. That's just ruining the map. Plus, he'll never want to look at it.

Level 1
New Crafter
October 8, 2014, 3:24 am

nah just download it and grief it... we got a griefing team here.... we grief for fun then post the pic back....

Level 5
Apprentice Warrior
September 19, 2014, 12:36 pm

Hi. I Would like to use this map in my animation. I can send you the animation before it's published if you would like. I will give you full credit. I will message you this and my E-Mail.

Level 1
New Crafter
September 11, 2014, 9:56 am

Hi amazing map, what texture pack did u use, and how do you get those clouds

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Apprentice Architect
September 22, 2014, 12:09 pm


Level 17
Journeyman Mage
September 7, 2014, 6:22 am

Finally the amazing french alps have been recreated in Minecraft!
They look even more amazing than before!!
Would you like to visit the french alps in minecraft?
Click here to visit my french alps project!

Level 1
New Crafter
September 7, 2014, 3:10 am

Epic map ever!

Level 5
Apprentice Network
September 3, 2014, 2:11 pm

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Level 1
New Miner
September 1, 2014, 9:04 am

is this map contains prison or jail?(sorry for bad english)

Level 1
New Miner
August 31, 2014, 4:03 am


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Journeyman Pony
August 31, 2014, 2:05 am

Juste incroyable ! :)

Superbe :p

Level 7
Apprentice Dragon
September 1, 2014, 11:03 pm

c'est pas faux

Level 3
Apprentice Explorer
August 30, 2014, 12:56 am

Dose it have a subway/underground railway?

Level 1
New Explorer
August 29, 2014, 2:18 pm

I can't find words for this just awesome map!!!

duncan disorderly
Level 1
New Miner
August 29, 2014, 12:46 pm

Downloaded and explored this epic map. Couldn't get over how big it is. As well, the detailing is exceptional. The fact that it's only 70% complete really blew my mind. Can't wait to see how this evolves. 

Outstanding work! Thanks for sharing.

Level 7
Apprentice Architect
August 30, 2014, 7:07 am

A year since last update, I don't think we should expect this finished :(

Level 1
New Miner
August 22, 2014, 3:16 am

I successfully downloaded Imperial City map, but the texture pack link goes to Imperialcity_texturepack_v4.10.zipx which will not decompress. Renaming to Imperialcity_texturepack_v4.10.zip does not work either. Does someone have a good link? I thought I still had the pack around somewhere but am unable to locate.


Level 1
New Miner
October 9, 2014, 7:15 pm

To decompress the file, I used Zip-Extractor (online, zip-extractor.appspot.com), but really anything will work. Again, when I placed the Unzipped Files into the resource packs folder and launched the game (1.5+), but the pack still didn't show up. Digging a little deeper into the files, I noticed that the files are not organized like a resource pack, so I had to manually reorganize. See Designing Resource Packs for more information about reorganizing. Hope I helped!

Level 2
Apprentice Explorer
August 21, 2014, 7:23 pm

WOW i'm just amazed

Level 1
New Miner
August 20, 2014, 8:06 am

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Level 6
Apprentice Hunter
August 17, 2014, 2:57 pm

Thank you so much for sharing this. Wonderful ;)

Level 6
Apprentice Crafter
August 17, 2014, 4:39 am

*Shaders initialized*

Level 1
New Miner
August 12, 2014, 2:13 pm

nice map!

Level 3
Apprentice Explorer
August 10, 2014, 7:59 am

Can anyone tell me what anRarX means? I'm a mac user.

Level 1
New Miner
August 20, 2014, 12:18 am

ya i need help to cant open the file

Level 4
Apprentice Explorer
August 3, 2014, 4:03 am

Try Out My Faction Server?: pixelpvp.noip.me

Level 1
New Miner
August 2, 2014, 5:34 pm

I Made this map Into a cinematic Here

the ugly biscut
Level 8
Apprentice Architect
August 2, 2014, 5:26 pm

is this based off of soviet russia

Level 2
Apprentice Architect
August 26, 2014, 8:29 pm

its based off of venice, london, and Berlin. only slightly russian

Level 2
Apprentice Miner
August 1, 2014, 11:03 am

I love it!!! Do you mind if I use it as a Survival Games map?

Level 4
Apprentice Mage
August 1, 2014, 12:08 am

Wow! When I looked at the fourth picture it took me a few moments to actualy realise it was minecraft! This looks amazing! I would explore this map if my computer wasn't a peice of poop.

Level 2
Apprentice Hunter
July 30, 2014, 4:42 pm

The texture pack wont dowload correctly for me.

Level 53
Grandmaster Fox
July 27, 2014, 7:01 pm

Wtf moderators

Level 1
New Explorer
July 22, 2014, 5:08 pm

<br data-mce-bogus="1">

Level 16
Journeyman Princess
July 14, 2014, 5:10 pm

This map is srsly beautiful with shadeds ;-;

Level 1
New Miner
July 14, 2014, 4:45 pm

plugins used?

Level 1
New Explorer
July 14, 2014, 3:12 pm

i hope i seriously hope you guys are still working on this.I cant wait to see the finished product to see this 100% done and in all of its glorious detail will be worth it.

Level 11
Journeyman Skinner
July 12, 2014, 3:08 pm

can it please be in a compressed data file

Level 1
New Miner
July 7, 2014, 7:14 am

Please can someone give me a link to a .zip download.

Level 15
Journeyman Ninja
July 6, 2014, 3:38 pm

good god almighty! big enough filesize over 120MB

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Expert Miner
July 4, 2014, 3:52 am


Level 1
New Miner
July 2, 2014, 9:02 am

very cool

Level 17
Journeyman Engineer
June 30, 2014, 5:38 am

Can I have permission to make this into a adventure map? I'll give you credit,

Level 17
Journeyman Engineer
June 30, 2014, 5:43 am

Nevermind, it crashed me, I cant handle it even with 4 gigs 0.o

Level 1
New Miner
June 28, 2014, 8:46 pm

Level 1
New Miner
June 26, 2014, 10:51 am

What Texture Pack?

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