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City of Newisle v1.1 | Solo built modern city

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avatar Blip Noir
Level 69 : High Grandmaster Architect
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Join the official server!
  • Server name: Newisle Minecraft Server
  • IP: 104.168.133.238

Features:
  • Fully furnished interiors in each and every building - 500+ across the entire map
  • Highways, local transit and regional rail
  • Named streets plus nav system
  • Neighbourhoods ranging from modern downtowns to historic districts
  • 7 unique cities and towns to explore


Overview:

Newisle started with one goal: make a modern and dense city skyline. And it became much, much more than that. The project began all the way back in August of 2010 during the early alpha days and has been kept alive ever since. It's been done entirely solo and is my one and only world save to date.


Since its early days of crude cobblestone structures and basic materials the city has grown substantially into a wide-reaching modern metropolis that spans roughly 600 blocks in each direction. Littered with historic monuments, crisscrossing rail lines and hundreds of fully furnished buildings there's no shortage of sites to see around Newisle and beyond - there are now 6 other independent cities and towns to explore outside of central Newisle.

Grab a mine cart from Union Station or set out on foot using the highway system. A world map is included with each download. The world is yours to explore.

Latest build: Newisle v. 1.1 - released March 28, 2016




'Lights Out Edition' download



FAQ:

Q:
Did this really take 7 years to build?

A:
It was built over the course of 7 years, not 7 years straight. I'm dedicated, but jeez, I haven't lost my mind. This was strictly a casual project by someone who likes cityscapes and urban planning. I took a bunch of breaks that ranged from weeks, months and even over a year at one point. To put it simply, Newisle became one of those "too big to abandon" projects that I updated in between other hobbies and interests. Adding one or two buildings every once in a while just adds up over time.

Q: Is there a server with this map that I can join?
A:
Yes, you can join it on the IP address 104.168.133.238. We also have a small discussion group over on Reddit at /r/newisle.

Q: How do you pronounce the name?
A:
New. Isle. Like "New Island." No, it's not "Newsie," "News Aisle," or "New Whistle" (lol - I've heard these all). It was originally a series of islands that I linked together back in the alpha days.

Q: What game version does this map use?
A:
The map was worked on up until PC version 1.11.2, so your best bet is to stick to that or later versions. Earlier versions of Minecraft PC may corrupt the save file since this uses blocks from 1.11.2.


Q:
Does this work on Pocket Edition/Windows 10 Beta/consoles?
A:
An unofficial port for Pocket Edition is available for download here, though be advised this was ported over by a third party. Newisle was built entirely in the PC Java version and you're free to try to convert the world save at your own discretion.

Q:
Can I use your map for my project or server?
A:
Of course. As long as you provide credit where credit is due I'm supportive of anything the Minecraft community does with this map.

Q:
Was this built in Survival?
A:
No, the map began when Creative mode didn't exist yet but ever since Creative was introduced I've used it exclusively and have never claimed otherwise.

Q:
Did you use any editing software?
A:
Yes, I used WorldPainter for some of the more detailed terrain, such as the mountains, and for smoothing out parts of the map that had gotten ruined by game updates over the years. I also used MC Edit for many tedious things like placing roads and for precise tasks like doing multiple stories in the buildings. Otherwise, there would have been countless times when builds would be 1 or 2 blocks off and would have needed a complete restart. And who would want to do that?

Q: What did you use to make the maps with (the images that come with the download)?
A: The terrain map was made with uNmINeD mapper. The rest are my own creations in Photoshop.

Q:
What inspired you to build this map?
A:
Besides having a bit of an interest in urban planning, I like skyline and cityscape photography a lot, so Newisle is kind of an extension of that. The buildings themselves are inspired by my real world home city of Toronto as well as New York, Chicago and Montreal.


Old versions:
  • Newisle v1.0 - released September, 2016
  • Newisle v1.0 'Lights Out Edition' - released September, 2016
  • Newisle classic - unreleased version from December, 2011
Progress100% complete
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7 Update Logs

Update #7 : 03/28/2017 9:59:59 pmMar 28, 2017

Version 1.1: the not-so-final update - March 28, 2017
  • Around 40 new or refurbished buildings in the City of Newisle proper - all buildings also feature a "Built in <year>" sign as a little history lesson.
  • Substantial detailing additions, interior updates and refreshed materials.
  • Individual platforms for each town in Union Station.
  • New north-south subway line 5 - wayfinding in the Newisle Subway is now numbered lines 1 through 9 rather than the old colour-coded system.
  • More transit stops.
  • "Newisle State Prison" - located northwest of the Verona Labs interstellar communications building.
  • Refurbished Regional Express Rail bridges to Grand Tree / Rockwood and Briar Valley / Tumbleweed (now with estimated time of arrival signage).
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Just made a Timelapse of Newisle, in case anyone wants to check it out: Newisle Timelapse
Hey Blip, I made a few other reviews of ur Map:
More about Rockwood and Grand Tree: 1st Video
More About Fallout Bay and Cliffcrest: 2nd Video
Hope you enjoy them!
  • Killer105
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • April 11, 2018, 5:19 pm
It is not working for meee
  • SANTAN666
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • March 5, 2018, 12:10 pm
where is the police station
  • 4nrMike
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Explorer
  • March 23, 2018, 9:19 pm
Yes I am looking for it as well
You deserve way more fame than this. total respect from me to you. I am definitely subscribing to you! :D
  • El_Has
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Crafter
  • January 31, 2018, 10:38 am
I would end up living in this in my main series on my YT channel but I don't think all the mods im using have been updated to 1.11 yet STILL!!!

PS the series is called El Has' Adventure.

All the mods are for 1.10 and my computer doesn't let me install another Forge client!!
Hello fellow minecrafters! So, I was thinking about updating the rail systems with "Real Train Mod", but the latest version for that mod is currently 1.10.2. What problems would I face when trying to play on 1.10?
It' on 1.12.2 now!!
I run the normal (non-lights out) version on my server for Blip Noir. Check out the details on his subreddit /r/newisle
6 year lol
  • allmine444
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • December 20, 2017, 1:06 pm
Besides being switched to Normal difficulty are there any changes to the Lights Out map such as addition of food?
  • allmine444
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • December 20, 2017, 12:44 pm
Is anyone using this map on a server? Feels like it lacks people, villagers aren't exactly sentient.
What kind of blocks does this map use from 1.11.2? What would happen if I tried using 1.7.10? I love the map, but the only thing is that it's for 1.11.2 or later. I want to use this map for a roleplay server but all the good mods were for 1.7.10. But good job anyways.
  • woooowoooo
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Architect
  • November 14, 2017, 12:44 pm
This was the one city I was looking for the whole time. I thought I was alone.
  • SANTAN666
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 7, 2017, 5:29 pm
You need to make a prison
  • Kennyd
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • September 8, 2017, 1:29 pm
When will version 1.2 be out
THIS. IS. AMAZING! Best city map i've ever seen! and one that FINALLY comes with interiors!
  • Arturidot
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • September 3, 2017, 11:20 am
This is what i call a PREMIUM quality map, EPIC work! You're king!
Great work. Are there chests with items in them for a survival playthrough?
  • Blip Noir
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Architect
  • September 4, 2017, 3:20 pm
The majority of chests have been left empty, though you can find shops and homes that occasionally have useful stuff inside.
My reason for 1.7.10 is that I wanna use it with my cars mod and security mod
I NEED A 1.7.10 VERION PLZ GIVE IT TO ME T_T
  • Blip Noir
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Architect
  • August 17, 2017, 1:49 pm
Such a thing doesn't exist. That build of Minecraft came out 3 years ago...
FULLY FURNISHED I AM LITTERLY WACKING MY FACE RIGHT NOW!!!!

HOW HOW HOW WHAT SOOOOO AMAZING!!!

TELLL ME ^^
  • Blip Noir
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Architect
  • August 16, 2017, 2:15 pm
Haha because it'd be boring and much less impressive if everything was empty.
I cant see the signs when I download the map... And also, what version of minecraft do I use?
  • Blip Noir
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Architect
  • August 12, 2017, 8:35 am
Use Minecraft version 1.11.2 or later, reinstall the map and check if you have any mods or texture packs that might affect the signs. Hope that helps.
There's a Stronghold Under Rockwood that I found when on spectator mode.

Coords: -695 26 671
P.S. There isn't an End Portal for some Reason.
  • Basettt
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • August 1, 2017, 10:54 pm
It's not coming up in-game for me, I'm downloading it, moving it to .minecraft saves, then extracting it, but it just won't show up
There is a newisle folder inside the newisle folder, that's the one you want its next to the 1.1 new features and map installations instructions and place it where you normally would when loading up your single player file.
  • Blip Noir
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Architect
  • August 3, 2017, 8:44 am
Have you installed any other custom maps before or is this your first?
I did a Showcase for your map on my youtube Channel and I gave you full credit.

So plz Check it out and sub to my channel Blip Noir.
Map Showcase: Newisle Map Video
My Channel: My Channel
  • Blip Noir
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Architect
  • August 3, 2017, 8:44 am
Neat! Thanks for taking the time to make that.
Your Welcome! ;^)
  • N1hlk
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • July 30, 2017, 6:49 pm
Is there a texture pack good for this city?
The map is awesome but sadly all the sign are blank... What do you think happened?
  • Blip Noir
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Architect
  • August 3, 2017, 8:43 am
The map probably just needs to be reinstalled. Or do you have any mods that might be affecting it?
  • Dood56
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • July 20, 2017, 1:05 pm
PLZ MAKE SCHEMATIC
  • Blip Noir
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Architect
  • July 21, 2017, 8:30 am
Not sure what you mean by this...
  • Dood56
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • July 26, 2017, 1:07 pm
I mean can I build it by myself plz
  • BearlyHana
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • July 17, 2017, 12:27 pm
Can I use this for an rp series if I link to this in the description and give you credit?
  • Blip Noir
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Architect
  • July 21, 2017, 8:30 am
Of course. Go for it!
Yes. He said in the "QnA" part of the desc...

"Q: Can I use your map for my project or server?
A:
Of course. As long as you provide credit where credit is due I'm supportive of anything the Minecraft community does with this map."
  • The Noid
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Taco
  • July 14, 2017, 12:37 pm
...huh...now i really wanna build something large and insane.
  • dotBeta
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Engineer
  • July 1, 2017, 1:19 pm
This is an awesome map, but I have one burning question:
Why is there a sign with an arrow pointing right on the roof of Waterfront Weapons & Armor?

Yep that's it
  • Blip Noir
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Architect
  • July 1, 2017, 1:45 pm
Huh. So there is. I never noticed that sign was left over. There used to be a little parkour track that led through there way, way back in 2012.

Nice find!
  • Arkthr10
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Archer
  • June 27, 2017, 9:25 am
Tremendously impressive! :)
  • flashteens
  • Level 44
  • Master Technomancer
  • June 19, 2017, 9:35 pm
I have made a tour video for your map on Highway 2 between Tumbleweed and Rockwood, with adding some additional "horse rapid transit stops" from my own tool based on structure blocks, commands, and custom NBT tags. I love your map so much, and hope you like this tool, too! ;)
  • Blip Noir
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Architect
  • July 1, 2017, 1:46 pm
Hey, that's really cool! It's a very useful mod for getting around quicker.
  • flashteens
  • Level 44
  • Master Technomancer
  • July 1, 2017, 11:20 pm
Thanks for your support! :)
  • flashteens
  • Level 44
  • Master Technomancer
  • June 19, 2017, 12:20 am
Amazing work! :)
This map is amazing!!! can you make the same map with story? like the crafting dead? it would be cool ;)
  • Runixiv
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • June 12, 2017, 5:13 pm
Hey, this map is awesome! Is it fine if I could use this for a post-apocalyptic rpg adventure map, and edit buildings and such? It's been an idea of mine for quite a while now.
  • Blip Noir
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Architect
  • June 16, 2017, 5:08 pm
Sure, go for it! Be sure to let me know when you're done and I can link back to it in the description here.
  • Runixiv
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • June 16, 2017, 11:41 pm
Cool, I've already started working on it! It uses the resource pack Last Days and the map looks amazing all apocalyptic and such. It'll be using customnpcs as well. Not sure how long it'll take but I'm good at mapmaking so I can't tell
Hi Blip Noir. I have downloaded this amazing map and was wondering if you could point me in the direction of the end portal. I want to add to your build a city utilizing the end pillars and can't seem to find the right stronghold.
  • Blip Noir
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Architect
  • May 28, 2017, 3:08 pm
Hey, I'm glad you enjoy the map. You'll have to add your own end portal though because there currently aren't any
OK, thanks.
I did some searching, and for those who want to know, I found the naturally spawned end portal. The following coordinates should take you straight to the entrance of the room where it is located.

X:665 Y:23 Z:412
  • Ouroula8hd
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Miner
  • May 3, 2017, 9:01 am
who come from antvenom
Can you develop the riverdale part and have a train station around that peninsula between port redpath and olde town?
Its easy just extend line 8 or create a new line between the new station, scarborough, iridian square and ravencroft
  • Mohamed_Nay_
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Architect
  • April 24, 2017, 5:07 am
nice map!
  • nikoskon
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • April 22, 2017, 6:06 am
you deserve a real life country!!!
youre awsome!!!!
  • Galingueur_
  • Level 49
  • Master Technomancer
  • April 20, 2017, 1:44 pm
Full city ? With interiors ? In Vanilla ? Alone ? Your sir deserve a cookie.
  • Blip Noir
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Architect
  • April 20, 2017, 2:37 pm
Chocolate chip, I hope!

Thanks for the kind words.
  • allmine444
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • December 20, 2017, 12:52 pm
Here ya go *hands Blip a chocolate chip cookie*.
  • edcott
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • April 17, 2017, 11:24 am
Hi I love the map! Just one thing, would it be possible to make the regional lines have platforms like the subway. I personally feel it makes it look more realistic! Thanks for all the hard work!

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