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Tatsuyama - 龍山 - Empire of the Dragon Mountain - v1.1 Complete, Check it out!

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Wooraah
Level 70 : Legendary Hero
New Mediafire save link now uploaded 08/03/13.

About the project:

Tatsuyama, (é¾å±±) means "Dragon Mountain" in Japanese, and felt the most authentic after searching around for a few appropriate names in Google translate. This is by far my biggest project in Minecraft so far. The map features fully fledged a very large island Empire and covers a total of over 1,200 x 1,200 blocks, has over 20 major builds, 70+ unique structures, and several secret areas.

350 hours may seem a hell of a long time to spend on a minecraft project, but Iove learnt loads from it, from map design, reptile anatomy, Asian culture, history and architecture, Video and Photo editing, plus had a lot of fun, despite suffering from some owriters blocko at various stages.
The original thread discussing my evolving plans and Work In Progress on the Map can be found here .

It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to also install and run my 128x128 Asian themed texture pack to go with the map if your machine can handle it, although of course not required, I have spent many hours on the pack, and it shows the map as it was meant to be seen. No other mods are required.

To do this, youoll also need the HD Texture Fix.

Tatsuyama, the Empire of the Dragon Mountain is a detailed Feudal Asian (Japanese/Chinese) city map with many several districts and many unique features. No building is unfinished, and every building has a complete interior as well as exterior. The map itself is not based on any other game or existing city, but various elements draw inspiration from real world examples of the best in Chinese, Japanese and Thai architecture.

It is not an adventure map, but instead a creative map with some RPG elements and a back story. Therefore you are free to set the difficulty as you wish, and go in modded and fly around, or go in vanilla, and explore at eye level. If you just want a tour, Iod recommend first trying without fly mods and looking around at the Empire as a Tatsu citizen sees it, if you want a challenge, put it on one of the harder difficulties and try to survive, there are goodies spread throughout the map to help you if you wish to do it this way.

Pictures:

Over 100 other pics of Builds, Work in Progress shots and more map renders can be seen in my imgur album for the project here.










Enough! Give me the Download Already!

Well the download is available in 4 different forms:

1) Standard Map Download, which also comes with a note left for you by the Chief Scribe to the Tatsu Emperor and a fully detailed map of the Empire.

2) A schematic of the whole mapWARNING! You will require either a large dose of patience or a powerful PC to even attempt to import this into your world, believe me I tried it even when the map was half done, and it took 45 minutes for the import to complete even on a decent quad-core machine. The schematic, contains a staggering 343,605,248 blocks, and is over 47mb.

3) Schematics of major builds (linked to this post) - The remainder of the builds of the project can now also be downloaded in what I have branded oTatsuyama in a Boxo, which contains a total of 60 mainly unreleased schematics of all of the remaining builds, including Bridges, Pagodas, Mausoleum, Imperial Guard Headquarters, 2 dragon Models, About 15 houses and much more.

4) Pre-released Schematics: Several Elements of the Map area already available to download, you can find them here:
- City Wall and Gates
- Temple of Serenity
- Asian Fleet of Ships
- Ruins of an ancient culture (Angkor Wat)
- Theatre and Art Gallery


Additional Credits and Thanks:

- Many thanks to my Beta Testers o Vakarian, Neroxyl, UndeadJesus, Ameren, Larssonmc, and MC_Darth_Vader.
- Additional thanks to Omgitzjeff for allowing me to use a couple of his Japanese house models in the residential area. (sorry forgot to credit you in the video) sad
- And a big thanks to all on mcschematics.com for the support, ideas and encouragement over the last few months.
- All the folks at deviant art and flikr for some great inspiration when I was running low.

FAQ:

What can I expect from Future Releases:

This is an initial complete release of the map, further enhancements to expect after Iove taken a break and recharged the batteries include:
- A 64x64 version of the Woocraft Texture Pack
- A Minecart System
- Summer Palace
- A rival empire?

How did you do x,y, or z? (Methodology)

- This is not a olegito build. If it were, simply gathering all the required materials would have taken me literally yearso¦. I see Minecraft as a tool for my creativity, and the survival version of the game doesnot really inspire me, hence I use all of the great and evolving tools at my disposal to help where possible with my projects. For this project, tools used include:

- Blender o For creating the dragon used in Dragon Mountain
- Binvox o For the import of the Dragon used in Dragon Mountain, the Giant Buddha, and the Dolphin in the Bay.
- MC Edit o General schematic preparation, some terraforming and planning
- Minecraft Structure Planner o For planning out some of the pixel art and building facades
- Single Player Commands (World Edit) o Loads of the ingame editing and terraforming
- World Painter o Some of the major terraforming elements (volcano and some underground areas)
- MC Explorer o Source image for the map, and some of the render images
- Pixelmap o Earlier map renders
- Photoshop o Logo, map touch up, and render touch ups.
- Sony Vegas o Video Editing
- Fraps o Video Recording

Can I use the map or map elements on my server:

- Yes, it would be hard to stop you anyway, now itos public domain, but please be reasonable and provide credit where itos due, donot pretend you created it yourself.

Can I have your babies?

No sorry, Iom spoken for, but thanks for the offer.

Additional Notes


Now featured on Minecraft France Here: http://www.minecraft-france.fr/?p=3338

and

Crafthub here: http://crafthub.net/2011/06/25/hands-down-tatsuyama-is-one-of-my-top-favorite-builds/
Progress: 100% Complete
Tags:Chinese, Japanese, Asian, Map, Castle, Palace, Dragon, Temple, 3D Art

Update #14 : 03/08/2013 8:21:05 am3/08/13

Added new Mediafire download link as the old one had died. Many thanks to Gikame and others for this.

Removed Schematic link as this was also defunct, and less used anyway.

Update #13 : 09/02/2011 1:25:13 pm9/02/11

Check out this new video with new shaders which includes various shots of Tatsuyama:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHe9Brqp5HY

Update #12 : 07/19/2011 9:54:10 pm7/19/11

- Realised that v1.1 was missing the Readme and Map. Added as version 1.1.1

Update #11 : 06/30/2011 7:39:36 pm6/30/11

- Changed the spawn point, as in 1.7 people can no longer spawn in mid-air.

Update #10 : 06/30/2011 5:47:18 am6/30/11

- Updated download link to a version without my Single Player Commands Settings, so if you use SPC you aren't flying at the start.

Update #9 : 06/24/2011 4:20:14 pm6/24/11

- Added Youtube video

Update #8 : 06/24/2011 12:30:07 pm6/24/11

- Yay! v1.0 released and ready for you all to enjoy.

Update #7 : 06/20/2011 4:36:40 am6/20/11

- Added all of my WIP and presentation images into a new imgur gallery found here :
http://wooraah.imgur.com/tatsuyama____empire_of_the_dragon_mountain#eL5bh

Update #6 : 06/19/2011 6:21:41 pm6/19/11

- I've been steaming ahead, keen to finish release version 1 of the map.

- Park area now done, complete with new "topiary" dragon.

- Mountainside village "Gao Chun" is heavy Work in Progress, once that is complete, I have one more major build, the Mausolueum, then the map is ready for v1.0 release.

- Decided to delay the Summer Palace and Minecart System for update releases at this stage to ensure I finish before I go away.

- Started also messing around with the Launch Video, but lots to learn about video editing, so progress is slow.

Update #5 : 06/16/2011 1:35:13 am6/16/11

Update #4 : 06/10/2011 6:31:49 pm6/10/11

- Added proper link to Angkor Wat schematic

Update #3 : 06/09/2011 8:45:08 pm6/09/11

- Theatre and Art Gallery complete and available to download here: http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/chinese-style-theatre-and-art-gallery/

Update #2 : 06/08/2011 2:24:26 pm6/08/11

- Added new map and pics of new bridge

Update #1 : 06/05/2011 2:35:01 pm6/05/11

- Added pics for latest water temple completed.

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  • klmmc13
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • July 22, 2015, 2:01 pm
all the secondary links are invalid; the WorldSave links out to MediaFire, and is working so far.  

EDIT: Three hours for the download w/DSL and the file is corrupted.

Would have been a great place to explore. Oh well.
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  • PTsandro
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Artist
  • May 26, 2014, 12:50 am
I just love this map.. So Beautifull. DIAMOND for u sir !
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holy crap this is just awesome great job!
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  • 1635321
  • Level 21
  • Expert Ranger
  • January 18, 2014, 5:21 am
[size=small]I am making a midevil world that will hopefully be turned into a server soon. I am wondering if I can use your project in this world. Al credit will be given and your name will be added to the world website. For more information go to mc.chasekanipe.com or server.chasekanipe.com.[/size]
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  • 1635321
  • Level 21
  • Expert Ranger
  • December 16, 2013, 3:10 pm
[size=small][color=rgb(37,37,37)]I am making a midevil world that will hopefully be turned into a server soon. I am wondering if I can use your project in this world. Al credit will be given and your name will be added to the world website. For more information go to mc.chasekanipe.com or server.chasekanipe.com.[/color][/size]
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ã ã ã ¯ç´ æ ´ã ã ã ã §ã !
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My favorite project of all times...Awesome. Please check out my small castle ;)
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  • Notux
  • Level 61
  • High Grandmaster Pegasus
  • May 28, 2013, 8:40 am
Hardcore! I saw this 2 years ago :) and u inspired me in the asian style, thanks for that!
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I don't think anyone has matched this sort of brilliance in minecraft ever.
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  • Andreal Vox
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Engineer
  • May 16, 2013, 12:26 pm
Love This Map! I used one of your builds in a map I made almost a year ago now, never uploaded it as an adventure map, but I still like it cause it was my first, and cause your build was so amazing, still is!
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  • wolfbat9
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • March 12, 2013, 7:42 am
275th diamond :)
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Are you back Wooraah or what? :O
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  • Wooraah
  • Level 70
  • Legendary Hero
  • March 8, 2013, 11:57 pm
Not really, haven't gone so far as re-downloading the game yet, but might this weekend.
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  • Wooraah
  • Level 70
  • Legendary Hero
  • March 8, 2013, 3:17 am
Added new updated Mediafire link thanks to Gikame. Should be ok to download the world again. Removed the Schematic file link as that was down too.
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  • Mithrintia
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Alien
  • March 7, 2013, 8:17 pm
Hey man, I actually just came across an old copy of the world hidden away in my files, if you need it just say, I can toss it to you through mediafire, over Skype, whatever :)
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  • Wooraah
  • Level 70
  • Legendary Hero
  • March 8, 2013, 12:22 am
If you could throw it up on mediafire and repost a link that would be wonderful. Thanks Mith.
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  • Mithrintia
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Alien
  • March 8, 2013, 1:47 pm
Ah, glad to see you got it! Surprised to see you active, you were one of my favorite builders when I first started building :) you looking to be more active in the near future, or?
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  • Wooraah
  • Level 70
  • Legendary Hero
  • March 8, 2013, 11:58 pm
Yea, might come back, we'll see. Looking for a new game or a revival to keep me amused. Trying out SimCity atm though, see if it can hold my interest, or load for that matter....
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  • Mithrintia
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Alien
  • March 9, 2013, 10:00 am
If you do ever feel like popping back on MC, I'd be honored to have you on my server :) just toss me a message if you ever feel like doing so. Nice to talk to you again!
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  • Wooraah
  • Level 70
  • Legendary Hero
  • March 9, 2013, 10:20 am
Hehe I'm trying to conjure up a few new ideas for a big build. Just been looking at vids from your server and it does look awesome, I must admit. The average level and quality of builds has really improved in the last 18 months, so I'm struggling to come up with ideas for stuff someone else hasn't done awesomely before.
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  • Mithrintia
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Alien
  • March 9, 2013, 12:57 pm
Yeah, I agree completely. I started Mithrintia in June of 2011, and at the time, I think your Tatsuyama building (which was released about the same time) was probably one of, if not the, best of pretty much Minecraft. At least, it was my favorite. I actually did a few "inspired" builds as the first projects of my server once it was open. In fact, you can actually find a comment I left back then on the last page of comments here, in my iRapp account. :p

Since then, though... the level of building has gone up hugely, we've had to rush and rush to keep up with it all, builders like me (iRapp) have become irrelevant, I have to leave most of the building up to other guys on my server who are much better than me haha.
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  • Wooraah
  • Level 70
  • Legendary Hero
  • March 9, 2013, 3:26 pm
Ah, you're iRapp, well I remember you ofc. you were an inspiration to me too.

Been continuing fishing for ideas, so might come up with an overall plan for a new build over the next week or so.
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  • Mithrintia
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Alien
  • March 9, 2013, 8:29 pm
Sounds good man, keep me updated :)
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  • ElfLord
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Farmer
  • January 31, 2013, 7:33 pm
the download link does not work.............
GANGNAM STYLE!
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  • andrewf4400
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Taco
  • January 27, 2013, 2:26 pm
Mediafire link is broken :l
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Maybe I should see this :P. But is it a Adventure map? Or just a building? Either way... I will most likely like it :D
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  • Wrynes
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Architect
  • December 26, 2012, 11:05 am
[size=10pt]File removed for violation says mediafire. can't download :([/size]
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  • lippy896
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • December 18, 2012, 3:49 pm
to bad theres no creative
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  • ArmoreDragon
  • Level 24
  • Expert Dragon
  • December 12, 2012, 4:05 pm
is it fully furnished?
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  • lippy896
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • October 21, 2012, 8:27 am
wow
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  • mymadn__123
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • October 16, 2012, 4:28 am
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  • bf900
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • October 13, 2012, 6:36 pm
AAAAAAWWWESOOOOOMMMME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • bf900
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • October 13, 2012, 6:35 pm
diamond
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  • The Artemosky
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Artist
  • October 12, 2012, 12:51 pm
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  • duccky
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Engineer
  • October 10, 2012, 3:30 pm
i think i'm gonna cry :')
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  • 123aaa
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • October 6, 2012, 4:15 pm
This map is sooooooo AWESOME!!!
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  • mrpony1
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • September 25, 2012, 9:18 am
dude. omg. this is awesome !!!
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  • This_is_I
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • September 17, 2012, 6:56 am
Cool! If you want to play in Medieval Join my server
IP:de10.mcserv.ru:25614
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  • Fiona1999
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • August 13, 2012, 1:29 am
[color=rgb(34,34,34)][bgcolor=rgb(204,204,204)]é¾ å±± Is actually translated to dragon mountain in chinese too i personally know this is because im chinese so this project could go either ways[/bgcolor][/color]
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  • dzundaza
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • August 11, 2012, 9:01 am
you just got a new diamond;)
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Okey, I'l Use It, Creds For You!
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Hello Sire I Wonder If i Could Use Your Map In My Upcoming Samurai Movie.
If So Then Youl Get The Creds For The Map. Il Post A Link To The Movie Post.
http://www.planetminecraft.com/forums/minecraft-samurai-movie-t121910.html

If You Let Us Use It We Won't Need To Build Forever. Of course You Can Get Any Role You Want In The Movie.
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  • Ravenpaw2000
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Dragon
  • July 23, 2012, 6:26 pm
I don't think that they would appreciate being sued! XD
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It said use... Not sue...
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  • Ravenpaw2000
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Dragon
  • January 12, 2013, 9:37 am
Only because he 'Edit'ed it afterwards.
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Sued? we are mking an whole story on our own..
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  • Ravenpaw2000
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Dragon
  • July 25, 2012, 5:10 pm
You misspelled use as sue. "[size=12px][color=rgb(37,37,37)]Hello Sire I Wonder If i Could Sue Your Map In my Upcoming Samurai Movie."[/color][/size]
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thx for saying that!
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  • Ravenpaw2000
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Dragon
  • July 27, 2012, 7:46 am
And you didn't capitalize i. just sayin
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  • owetre18
  • Level 39
  • Artisan Architect
  • July 7, 2012, 6:25 am
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When will the next update come?
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  • sai2335
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • June 9, 2012, 6:26 pm
what does the Japanese symbols say on the map?

p.s for something you spent 350 hours on it is the BEST map in the universe
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  • architect
  • Level 26
  • Expert Architect
  • June 4, 2012, 5:02 am
amazing construction+DIAMOND
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  • pigonge
  • Contest Judge
  • Level 74
  • Legendary Button Pusher
  • May 31, 2012, 7:10 pm
Awesome build! It looks like mixture of Japanese and Chinese builds
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[size=12px][color=rgb(37,37,37)]minas tirith: [/color][/size]
[size=12px][color=rgb(51,102,204)]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P09EBhFeDW0[/color][/size]
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good job on the map. I love it when maps like these come out and i can look around at them!
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223 diamond its mine
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  • misterh14
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Miner
  • May 5, 2012, 3:45 am
good job you should devote yourself to architecture
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  • MSpoints
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • May 1, 2012, 4:14 am
http://thelivegenerator.com/?r=1091175
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  • April2489
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Unicorn
  • April 26, 2012, 8:26 am
Your Are Soooooooo Cool! B)
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  • April2489
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Unicorn
  • April 26, 2012, 8:26 am
O...M...G...! THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-D
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AZN COMMENT ON THE LOOSE
[size=23px](^-^*)[/size]
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  • wiseguy1538
  • Level 1
  • New Warrior
  • April 24, 2012, 9:06 am
I absolutely adore this creative map. I play here every day in single player. You have furious mad design skills. This inspired me to spend time building fabulous things! I'm currently doing historical research c1600 Japan at the beginning of the Tokugawa Shogunate, and going to build a historic site on the server where I play. I credit you completely with the inspiration for this project. My son and I built Matsue and Osaka castles, and I'm currently building a red seal ship... we just got featured as elite builders (top five builds). Yay and I've only been playing for a few months!! I'm also inspired to create a custom texture pack (there are quite a few new blocks since you created yours). I can't tell if you're still playing, but I would love to know if you've updated the texture pack?

Many thanks for your tremendous work here.
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  • Sadajj
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • April 20, 2012, 6:58 am
Is there one with creative mode on it?
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WOW!!!!!!!!!:D
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  • NeonSloth
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • March 6, 2012, 5:18 pm
I keeps snowing D:
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  • d3skins
  • Level 42
  • Master Skinner
  • March 5, 2012, 7:55 pm
4 Months well spent.

Good job.
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  • frederik
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • March 1, 2012, 1:52 am
I LOVE THE MAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I Love This Map!!!
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  • aiken
  • Level 23
  • Expert Prince
  • February 14, 2012, 2:50 am
The temple of serenity looks like a Thai temple in Thailand that I went to.
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  • XeantX
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • February 9, 2012, 2:57 pm
you are an amazing builder ! :D
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Guys ,check out the cinematic i made of this map
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGK8co0V94I&feature=channel_video_title
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Wow. That's all I can say. I'm in awe. Great...no unbelievable job!
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  • BroMan
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • January 23, 2012, 3:41 pm
How do you install it on a mac?
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  • legofrans
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Unicorn
  • January 21, 2012, 7:54 am
uppdate the nether, pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaase.
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