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CASTLETECT MCEdit Filter to create castle components

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avatar abrightmoore
Level 59 : Grandmaster Programmer
Castletect is an MCEdit filter for creating soaring towers and majestic gate houses in your world.

A sample world save is available from the Imgur album.


Copy the .py script into the MCEdit filters directory.

How to use this in MCEdit:

You drag a selection box, then select filters - Round Tower - set the material type (three blocks) and press "filter".

It uses your selection box for the dimensions of the tower.

Do the same thing for "square tower" and "fill". "Arch" works when your selection box is from one side of a wall to another.

Let me know of any problems you find in the comments and I will do my best to address them.
Progress100% complete
Game VersionMinecraft 1.4

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It Crashed my MCedit LOL
  • abrightmoore
  • Level 59
  • Grandmaster Programmer
  • December 18, 2013, 12:16 am
Sometimes I hear people say 'crash' when they mean 'hang'. Look on the MCEdit console or output log and you may find it's just running. If so, leave it for a while so it completes. Otherwise use the newest MCEdit for stability improvements.
  • reevesmo
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Prince
  • March 23, 2013, 1:33 pm
This will come in handy for my "Legend of Zelda"- like adventure map
If you're a noob who still builds everything by hand and has no idea what MCEdit is, you might as well leave now. Nice filter though, but I'd still rather build modular sections myself and import them as SCHEMATICS so it's not all grey.
  • YuriNikolai
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Lumberjack
  • December 25, 2013, 2:37 pm
after you use the filter, go in-game and decorate it a bit more.
I don't like MCEdit because it withdraws the experience of building it brick by brick and sitting back at the ned and saying, " I built that." Not saying,"My MCEdit did that for me, because I can't build anything." Thats why I dont like MCEdit unless you are using it to terraform a hill or something out of the way.
You're right, instead you can say "I built that in 5% of the time it would have taken otherwise, and now I have more time to do something else". For my purposes, it just makes things faster and no-one cares that I used MCEdit because with map creation it's gameplay that's important, not how it was made. It's a fantastic tool, it's free, why not use it?
  • xMrSchmidtx
  • Level 46
  • Master Droid
  • January 1, 2013, 2:44 pm
I like this tool a lot! It's useful for building spires, and allowed me to build a far off castle for aesthetics rather quickly. Thanks!
  • abrightmoore
  • Level 59
  • Grandmaster Programmer
  • December 23, 2012, 8:43 am
You can select three blocks for construction material: main material is the walls, secondary material is the base and inclusion, and highlight material is floors and roof.

Here is a sample of using different blocks so it isn't all grey: imgur.com/a/5MaTX

The tool is an accelerator - i still spend hours on the build once the large scale features are generated.
  • MCiPro
  • Level 25
  • Expert Pirate
  • December 15, 2012, 12:42 pm
have trouble with this. can you tell me exactly what to do
  • abrightmoore
  • Level 59
  • Grandmaster Programmer
  • December 15, 2012, 8:35 pm
Install CodeWarrior's MCEdit from www.mcedit.net

Unzip the .py file and copy it into the MCEdit filters directory.

Run MCEdit and create a new world, or load an existing one you have a verified backup of.

Mark a selection box in air, try 16Wx16Dx64H
Clck the coffee filter icon.

From the filter list, select Castletect

For the three materials, select Stone, Stone Block, and Wood Planks (in that order, top to bottom)

Select Round Tower.
Run the filter. Ctrl-S to save changes, Ctrl-Z to undo.
  • Jordikinz
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • December 16, 2012, 8:23 pm
I can't find the Castletext under the filter list.
  • abrightmoore
  • Level 59
  • Grandmaster Programmer
  • December 16, 2012, 10:22 pm
What folder did you copy the .py file into?
  • GreenApple
  • Level 60
  • High Grandmaster Modder
  • December 15, 2012, 10:10 am
Is this a mod?
  • abrightmoore
  • Level 59
  • Grandmaster Programmer
  • December 15, 2012, 11:08 am
It is an MCEdit filter - i.e. code that builds things.
  • Endersteve
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Mage
  • December 15, 2012, 8:33 am
Forget SethBling's Filters. THIS Filter is the best thing ever :D
  • Thekker3b
  • Level 1
  • New Network
  • May 2, 2016, 4:32 am
Sethbling's still better because his filters make you still have the option to let your imagination fly. This filter does use imagination but only a little of it. There's not much building with this. Seth wants you to still use minecraft more than another program. I'm pretty sure that Mojang wants you more in the game than the editor
What other mods does it need?
  • some1epic123
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Modder
  • December 12, 2012, 4:46 am
I think it's a filter for MCedit. (Not a mod for minecraft)
  • abrightmoore
  • Level 59
  • Grandmaster Programmer
  • December 12, 2012, 9:05 am
Yes, that is right. Download for MCEdit is linked off www.mcedit.net

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