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EpicQuestz
Level 67 : High Grandmaster Architect

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Please feel free to download the map for yourself. Credit must be given for reusing this map in any videos or servers.

(Please link them to us so we can give them our support and please ask for permission before using the map.)





Minas Tirith, 500 wide by 300 high + terrain.


This project has taken nearly a year to fully finish, and was made by only two people.

This build is made out of seven different layers, the top layer containing the White Tree of Gondor and the Citadel of Minas Tirith, the second, third, fourth and fifth layer have a gate, gates get smaller the higher the level gets (just like the level itself).
The city only has one main gate, the Great Gate of Minas Tirith, being the largest gate of all Middle-Earth.
There are also around ten catapults on towers in the map, providing more defense for the city.

The back of Minas Tirith rests on the Ered Luin (White Mountains)

Hundreds of unique buildings with interior including:



- Sewers
- Dungeon
- Mansion
- Guild hall
- Palace
- Town hall
- Tavern
- Seven layers
- Five smaller gates
- Great Gate
- Ten plus catapults
- White Tree of Gondor
- Custom landscape all around the build






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You can also visit a server, in which this map is fully availible in siege-CTM style

We play and record on this server quite often, so if you come on you might meet us and be in one of our videos!


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Additional Notes


When using this map, full credit MUST be given by linking to the EpicQuestz YouTube channel and the Minas Tirith Download page here!


http://www.youtube.com/EpicQuestz/

http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/the-largest-minas-tirith/
Progress: 100% Complete
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Update #24 : 11/18/2013 3:16:54 pm11/18/13

New screenshots of the updated version are up, improvements include: Increased outer wall diameter, superior house designs and street layout, better terrain. It isn't finished and we don't know if it will ever be.

Update #23 : 10/19/2013 6:14:22 am10/19/13

High description update with quite some new information

Update #22 : 08/08/2013 4:31:07 pm8/08/13

- Old images removed/improved
- New shader images added

Description update : 07/13/2013 11:48:44 am7/13/13

- Text has been changed and cleaned up
- Old ugly links replaced with image-links
- Useless text removed
- More information and a better banner + link to server added

New website download page : 05/24/2013 2:16:53 pm5/24/13

- New download page hosted using our brand new website, this page contains videos, screenshots and information and is hosted by enjin.
(Click the 'world download' to get linked.)

New download! : 05/14/2013 10:01:03 am5/14/13

New download:
- Biomes are now correctly set
- Pelennor Fields now actually is a field instead of giant hills.
- Pelennor fields has been resized a lot!
- Increased mountain size behind Minas Tirith a bit
- Small improvement at the Minas Tirith Great Gate
- Small terrain improvements
- No more void fog on the bottom level and the fields!

Update #18 : 05/05/2013 5:56:26 am5/05/13

Fixed render size

Update #17 : 04/30/2013 11:53:42 am4/30/13

- Small improvements

Update #16 : 04/29/2013 1:49:09 pm4/29/13

- New renders

Update #15 : 04/23/2013 12:29:14 pm4/23/13

New Download with Quartz Blocks - http://adf.ly/NauJK

Old download http://adf.ly/7htvo

Update #13 : 02/26/2013 6:40:42 am2/26/13

Updated Project description

Epic Stuff: Minas Tirith by Vareide : 02/26/2013 5:36:34 am2/26/13

Amazing thanks to Vareide for recording an episode of Epic Stuff about our Minas Tirith!
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Update #12 : 02/03/2013 5:09:03 am2/03/13

New rendered image by Cornbass

Update #11 : 01/15/2013 11:39:20 am1/15/13

Added 4 new screen shot of Minas tirith on the server lotr.empirewar.org

Update #10 : 11/28/2012 5:30:35 pm11/28/12

Working on improvements to the city, new screenshot added

Update #9 : 07/12/2012 6:04:34 pm7/12/12

For the first time I am able to capture the entire build in one shot.
2 new images including a new cover.
Enjoy the EPIC new pictures. :)

Update #8 : 04/22/2012 11:50:28 am4/22/12

New, better terrain
new screenshots
new video

and of course a new download

Update #7 : 03/11/2012 7:08:36 am3/11/12

A problem with the file save has now been fixed.
The correct map should now be downloaded.

Update #6 : 03/10/2012 5:44:09 pm3/10/12

2.1.3 update.

- New download
- New picture.

Update #5 : 02/01/2012 3:37:15 am2/01/12

Now with download.

Update #4 : 01/24/2012 3:17:30 pm1/24/12

Just about everything is done now, a 4 video series has been released, first video in description. Save will be released soon. Not completely sure what I will be doing with my time next, I doubt I will be doing anything as big as Minas Tirith.

Post in comments any ideas of what next I could build.

Update #3 : 01/17/2012 5:05:41 am1/17/12

Was ready to release the save but suddnely realised i have a few more things to do so i took it down, so only 16 lucky people have it downloaded :P a few little details and it'll be ready

Update #2 : 01/15/2012 12:43:24 pm1/15/12

highest point has been increased to somewhere between 300-350 since i added the tower of ecthelion on the top. i can't be sure as of yet beacause i need to wait for the height mod i am using to be updated to 1.1

Update #1 : 01/14/2012 10:51:33 am1/14/12

increased width by adding two catapult towers to either side

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dwrf10
Level 1
New Miner
April 21, 2014, 9:00 am

I am also a lord of the rings fanatic.  you should check out my helms deep survival map that I am working on

levitheman
Level 2
Apprentice Miner
March 30, 2014, 2:55 pm

"The city only has one main gate, the Great Gate of Minas Tirith, being the largest gate of all Middle-Earth."

What about the Black Gates...........?

SlR_Moretz
Level 5
Apprentice Dragon
February 5, 2014, 10:27 am

Should've been invisible in the cinematic,there was a shadow ;D

MatDOESminecraft
Level 1
New Crafter
February 3, 2014, 8:21 am

All you have built so far is amazing man Good Job :D

levitheman
Level 2
Apprentice Miner
January 27, 2014, 4:48 am

This + Ancient warfare mod

zebelitos313
Level 1
New Miner
January 25, 2014, 1:47 pm

Awesome!

Qrillian Creative
Level 12
Journeyman Narwhal
January 17, 2014, 3:49 pm

There was no grass by the white tree... sorry im piky

EpicQuestz
Level 67
High Grandmaster Architect
January 17, 2014, 11:30 pm

According to this image there was.
We based the map on both the movies and the books, to make sure everyone would recognize it.
In the books the outer wall was black, like the Black Gate, but in the movies and our version, it's white, because in our opinion Peter Jackson's version looked better.

Kadowster
Level 1
New Miner
January 17, 2014, 11:20 am

Epic:D

ThrewineD
Level 3
Apprentice Skinner
January 13, 2014, 12:21 pm

Ered Luin means Blue Mountains- I think you mean Ered Nimrais. WONDERFUL work though :D :D

Nicolas7507
Level 1
New Miner
January 11, 2014, 4:00 am

how do you make those pictures with the wide view and the shaders?

EpicQuestz
Level 67
High Grandmaster Architect
January 11, 2014, 6:34 am

We use a render program called Chunky.

Nicolas7507
Level 1
New Miner
January 12, 2014, 12:29 am

thx bro

USMC2002
Level 1
New Warrior
January 9, 2014, 12:51 pm

Can you update it?

EpicQuestz
Level 67
High Grandmaster Architect
January 11, 2014, 6:34 am

We're not currently working on updating this project. We're trying to finish Moria and Erebor first.

USMC2002
Level 1
New Warrior
January 14, 2014, 2:02 pm

Erebor?! Yes!

lakerfuffle
Level 1
New Miner
January 7, 2014, 7:45 pm

For sjoerdtim: http://www.minecraftsurvivalgames.com/conversations/minas-tirith.36570/

1635321
Level 11
Journeyman Ranger
December 20, 2013, 3:54 pm

Can I use this on my server, all credit will be given and your name will be added to the server website.

EpicQuestz
Level 67
High Grandmaster Architect
December 23, 2013, 1:01 am

As long as you link to our PlanetMinecraft account http://www.planetminecraft.com/member/epicquestz/, the PlanetMinecraft download page http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/the-largest-minas-tirith/ and our Minas Tirith youtube video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=_tDpK77hygs

RolockAncet
Level 1
New Miner
December 8, 2013, 2:15 pm

you should work with this guy
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/minas-tirith-11-scale-1818179/

EpicQuestz
Level 67
High Grandmaster Architect
December 23, 2013, 1:02 am

We're aware of Divici's amazing skills, however we still have our own team to work with.

deovolentis
Level 1
New Miner
November 23, 2013, 1:32 am

Excellent job; this build is superb! Completely agree with a previous comment: "[size=12px][color=rgb(37,37,37)]Amazing work! Can't describe how perfect and incredible this map is!" [/color][/size]

I_AM_#_5_NOW
Level 17
Journeyman Miner
November 19, 2013, 7:20 am

I have a Tardis on this server.

That old kid
Level 52
Grandmaster Artist
November 18, 2013, 6:53 pm

Awesome map you put a lot of effort into it thats sweet:)

lukieboi21
Level 10
Journeyman Mountaineer
November 18, 2013, 11:49 am

mate as a lotr fan i take of my hat to you, this is amazing, something i havent seen. the bit at the back where they bury there kings? will you be building that

NinamanOfficial
Level 49
Master Architect
November 18, 2013, 10:19 am

lol i was just looking at this a few mins ago and now its in my feed xD Great work man :D Diamond for you

EpicQuestz
Level 67
High Grandmaster Architect
November 18, 2013, 11:43 am

we're making updates to it

NinamanOfficial
Level 49
Master Architect
November 18, 2013, 11:59 am

i saw the log. :3

Tomahawk360
Level 1
New Miner
November 13, 2013, 9:05 am

I downloaded it and u just spawn under the ground this is major ripoff

EpicQuestz
Level 67
High Grandmaster Architect
November 13, 2013, 10:01 am

There's a good chance you spawn inside of Minas Tirith (A part of it is hollow).
Try teleporting yourself out or mine your way out.

Waffeleisen
Level 1
New Miner
October 26, 2013, 3:38 am

What is wrong with your website!? Can't download it

EpicQuestz
Level 67
High Grandmaster Architect
October 26, 2013, 4:01 am

Solved, appoligies for any problems caused.

levitheman
Level 2
Apprentice Miner
October 25, 2013, 5:49 pm

Hey epic, just a quick thing here
In the desc, it says "[size=medium][color=rgb(34,34,34)][bgcolor=rgb(204,204,204)]The city only has one main gate, the Great Gate of Minas Tirith, being the largest gate of all Middle-Earth.[/bgcolor][/color][/size][size=medium][color=rgb(34,34,34)][bgcolor=rgb(204,204,204)]"[/bgcolor][/color][/size]

Technically incorrect, the Black Gate, or the Morannon, is the largest gate in Middle Earth, spanning the vale of Udun

EpicQuestz
Level 67
High Grandmaster Architect
October 26, 2013, 1:23 am

Well, the Morannon can't really be seen as a gate, even though it is called so and it can be opened. It is more like a large moving wall.

BrianCobbMinecraft
Level 9
Apprentice Toast
October 2, 2013, 6:21 am

I made a Minecraft Movie with this map in it ;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYbAO7cPMSU

Amazing work! Can't describe how perfect and incredible this map is!

JT15
Level 7
Apprentice Ranger
September 20, 2013, 11:47 pm

this + Lord of the rings mod = total epicness :D

TheTripping Kangaro0
Level 46
Master Mountaineer
September 20, 2013, 10:35 am

Hi I was just wondering when Moira is coming out?

EpicQuestz
Level 67
High Grandmaster Architect
September 20, 2013, 10:44 am

Still being worked on.

TheTripping Kangaro0
Level 46
Master Mountaineer
September 20, 2013, 11:47 am

Ok

Beardielover
Level 26
Expert Modder
September 12, 2013, 1:54 pm

I was wondering if i could use this as a backdrop in my adventure map. Full credit shall be given.

jetfan_16ladd
Level 1
New Miner
September 8, 2013, 3:37 pm

I am using this map in my server

I will give u full credit

Mich2B
Level 8
Apprentice Goblin
September 6, 2013, 5:29 am

Best of all :) I love this!

vivalearchie
Level 12
Journeyman Toast
September 2, 2013, 4:21 am

Amazing.

barmas
Level 28
Expert Spelunker
August 30, 2013, 7:02 am

What ever happened to the new one you were working on?

EpicQuestz
Level 67
High Grandmaster Architect
September 7, 2013, 2:10 am

We're still working on it, but please remember that making something like this takes around a year with the amount of people we have working on it. We also have other priorities such as Moria and Osgiliath at the moment.

Mobslayer25
Level 4
Apprentice Archer
August 20, 2013, 10:05 am

Your work is always Good :) Keep it up. Are you going to enter the Nether Empire Contest?

EpicQuestz
Level 67
High Grandmaster Architect
September 7, 2013, 2:10 am

We've decided we're too busy to work on that at the moment, and that we're not going to enter the contest.

Winston24
Level 6
Apprentice Ranger
August 14, 2013, 10:53 am

I know you are busy, but I was wondering if it is possible to make this a schematic. My computer is old and has some trouble with exporting stuff. If you are too busy or don't have Mcedit I'll try to do it myself, but if you can that would be great.

EpicQuestz
Level 67
High Grandmaster Architect
August 14, 2013, 11:46 am

We've tried before but it's too big to make into a schematic. When ever I've tried Mc-edit has crashed. If you can do it yourself then I completely support you doing so.

Winston24
Level 6
Apprentice Ranger
August 16, 2013, 11:28 am

Okay thank you for getting back to me.

Nero_Inferni
Level 1
New Miner
August 13, 2013, 3:50 pm

What other areas in Middle Earth are you building/have built other then Mordor, Helms Deep, and Isengard?

EpicQuestz
Level 67
High Grandmaster Architect
August 15, 2013, 3:20 am

We're working on Osgiliath and Moria. Moria is actually done, we just need to add the exterior mountains.

static_nightmare
Level 45
Master Cowboy
August 11, 2013, 2:55 am

Someone is using your map to build a survival games map and taking credit for it.[color=rgb(37,37,37)] If it's all good, can you validate it? [/color]

[color=rgb(37,37,37)]Sorry about posting this on your Helms Deep map, that was my mistake. [/color]

EpicQuestz
Level 67
High Grandmaster Architect
August 11, 2013, 4:16 am

Though, as he didn't credit us, we're going to look into it.
Thanks.

EpicQuestz
Level 67
High Grandmaster Architect
August 11, 2013, 3:55 am

Looking at the pictures I wasn't sure it was even mine. However when you go to download the map it goes straight to my download.

I wasn't aware of this, but I don't mind people using my maps, as long as I am fully credited.

CaptButterToast
Level 1
New Miner
August 11, 2013, 4:41 am

1 of the pictures is yours, but all of them are from different builds of Minas Tirith. I am currently looking into finding all of them.

EpicQuestz
Level 67
High Grandmaster Architect
August 11, 2013, 5:23 am

The 2 pictures are, but his download links directly to our world.
The pictures are just to make people think he didn't steal our map.

Prometheus392
Level 4
Apprentice Architect
August 9, 2013, 4:51 pm

Well done EpicQuestz! Truly magnificent. ;)

xsquaredgaming
Level 5
Apprentice Engineer
August 2, 2013, 6:11 pm

This is truly epic.

the_valeyard6
Level 8
Apprentice Explorer
July 26, 2013, 2:49 pm

ello yoyu may know or may not theres a fella whos made middle earth at 1:1 in worldpainter without citys now i was going to use that map for a server and buld the citys myself but as that would take a while i saw this and wondered if i could use this and give credit too you

is that ok

-the_valeyard6

EpicQuestz
Level 67
High Grandmaster Architect
July 26, 2013, 2:51 pm

Sure as long as full credit is given. Send me the IP, i'd love to check it out

the_valeyard6
Level 8
Apprentice Explorer
July 26, 2013, 3:06 pm

that was quick, the server will be up later this year as my idea will take a while to realise,
what i want to do is have factions and movecraft combined so a fac can live in a big boat and things like that, i will use the 1:1 middle earth and buld some towns and citys but your minas terith is so good ill just use mcedit and add it in and i will ask others who have made other massive projects like this, but when its done ill be happy to tell you the ip,if you want to help with anything your welcome as its hard enough with just me

EDIT this is what i want to combine it to
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/massive-middle-earth-map/

-the_valeyard6

BSBoertje
Level 1
New Explorer
July 17, 2013, 3:20 am

To begin with, this is a really great map you've made!But, since I play this map for months in Single Player, I noticed some things that weren't finished:
  • The White Tower isn't finished
  • Lightning is limited
  • Doors are sometimes bugged
  • Some waterfalls haven't been finished
  • Not every road is paved
  • Stairs are mostly not easy to walk (please use slabs)
  • Some main roads cannot be ridden by horse (too low ceiling/overhang)
  • Some area's aren't reachable
  • There are some incorrect placed bloks

As I would like to see this change, to make the city more beautiful and realistic, I would like to either help with the mapmaking or that you'll change those things. I can understand it, when you don't want a stranger to help or let things change in the map and for that I also thought of the following solution, that I will change this in Single Player and send the map to you, or will distribute this at the Minecraft Forums.

I would really appreciate you to choose one of those, but if you don't, I can understand.

BSBoertje.

EpicQuestz
Level 67
High Grandmaster Architect
July 17, 2013, 3:41 am

Hi BSBoertje

We have tried to finish all areas, some areas we may have missed but this was not intentional.

I've never noticed any issues with lighting. I recommend always playing on full brightness.

There is nothing we can do to fix doors bugging

I can only think of one waterfall on the map, and that is finished.

When we made this map, started working on it over two years ago, there were not horses.

BSBoertje
Level 1
New Explorer
July 18, 2013, 12:05 am

Hi,

I understand, I probably have an outdated version.
Thanks for paying attention to my response.

BSBoertje

EpicQuestz
Level 67
High Grandmaster Architect
July 22, 2013, 12:40 am

We are also working on a second improved version, which will fix many bugs and be posted as a new project.

Silverstream14
Level 38
Artisan Steve
July 1, 2013, 1:00 pm

This is ABSOLUTELY fantastically, amazing.

the elvenking
Level 1
New Miner
June 30, 2013, 10:38 am

I play on your server it is awesome I love it and helms deep

when the next up data is out you should put horses in helms deep for the rohirrim

jetfan_16ladd
Level 1
New Miner
June 25, 2013, 1:30 pm

BEST. BUILD. EVER.
DIAMOND

wanwel
Level 1
New Miner
June 23, 2013, 5:05 am

I realy love this world :3
thx to the creators :D

Sky_Army
Level 3
Apprentice Ranger
June 21, 2013, 8:41 am

about 90% of the time on the servers page it says that it is online and stuff then when i try to connect it says unknown host [size=medium]lotr.empirewar.org can anyone help me?
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EpicQuestz
Level 67
High Grandmaster Architect
June 21, 2013, 10:43 am

try the debug IP (46.105.112.53:25569)
also a reminder, this page isn't anything to do with the server, please post any issues on their PMC page

Br1anL00
Level 17
Journeyman Dragon
June 12, 2013, 6:37 am

600st diamond :D While you're reading this why not click this link? http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/full-world---small-town-with-guardian-angel---forest-with-huge-tree---mansion---farm-minecraft-pe/

ChainedReaper
Level 1
New Explorer
June 7, 2013, 7:49 pm

im gonna add this to our server
http://www.planetminecraft.com/server/chaincraft-2196671/
thank u

EpicQuestz
Level 67
High Grandmaster Architect
June 8, 2013, 2:10 am

Sure

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