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City of Newisle v1.2 | Solo-built modern Minecraft city | Still in active development!

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avatar Blip Noir
Level 75 : Legendary Architect
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Features:
  • Fully furnished interiors in each and every building – hundreds across the world
  • 12 subway lines, highway system and multiple rural rail lines
  • Named streets with roadside maps
  • Neighbourhoods ranging from modern downtowns to historic districts
  • Roleplay features such as shops and schools
  • 7 unique cities and towns in total to explore
  • *NEW*: Available in Java Edition and Bedrock Edition!


Overview:

The City of Newisle is a modern Minecraft city that started with one goal: make a detailed and eye catching 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 – and it's now one of the oldest Minecraft maps that is still actively updated to this day.

Newisle is not a 1:1 scale map with a bunch of beautifully designed but empty buildings. It's a functioning place meant to be played like a Minecraft world. You'll find stocked shops, apartment buildings and homes, office towers, minecart-powered transit lines and a variety of places meant to make it feel like a real, livable place within Minecraft. It can be used for survival scenarios, custom servers, roleplay and everything in between.


Since its early days of crude cobblestone structures and basic materials the city has grown substantially into a wide-reaching modern metropolis. 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 also 6 other independent cities and towns to explore outside of the core city. Though they're smaller and with less stuff, they each have their own vibe and story as well.

Grab a minecart from Union Station or set out on foot using the highway system. A world map file is included with each download to help you get around this massive world. It's yours to explore, survive or destroy as you see fit!


Latest build: Newisle version 1.2 – released August 24, 2019


Newisle v1.2 'Bedrock Edition' banner

► 'Bedrock Edition' download ◄

The official Bedrock Edition port of the City of Newisle – optimized for tablets, phones, consoles and Windows 10.



FAQ:

Q: Did this really take over 9 years to build?
A:
It was built over the course of 9 years, not 9 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 well 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: 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 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.


Q: What game version does this map use?
A:
The map was worked on up until PC version 1.12, 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 1.12.

Q: Does this work on Pocket Edition/Windows 10/consoles?
A:
Yes, but be sure to download the specially made 'Bedrock Edition' port. You can download it here.


Q: Is there a server with this map that I can join?
A:
Yes. Please join the official Discord server to get access to the City of Newisle dedicated server. You'll need Java version 1.14 to join.

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 (e.g. if you're doing a YouTube video, a link to this page in your description would be much appreciated).


Q: Is Newisle kid-friendly?
A:
Yes. There aren't any signs with swear words or any questionable content. I've made sure to keep the map tame so that all ages can enjoy it.


Q: What's the world seed?
A:
The seed is -3955966261899637229. However, the seed is probably pointless to put in when generating a new world. Newisle is so heavily terraformed that a new map will look nothing like the landscape in this one.


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 or putting in identical subway tunnels. 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:
They are all my own creations in Photoshop.




Friends of Newisle
Check out these other amazing maps!

Project Zearth

► Project Zearth ◄




Old map versions for download:

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8 Update Logs

Update #8 : 08/24/2019 9:02:45 pmAug 24th, 2019

Version 1.2: The 'Mainland Expansion' Update - August 24, 2019

What's new?

- University of Newisle campus added
- Public schools, police stations, fire stations, post offices and two new hospitals added
- All new Riverdale, University of Newisle and Salem neighbourhoods added – Newisle mainland completely filled in
- Ridge Park and Waterfront Trail revitalized with new paths and decor
- More public art and statues
- Over 50 new buildings in inner Newisle
- Most roads in inner Newisle widened substantially

- Union Station demolished and 100% remade
- New subway line linking U of N, Loma Vista, Scarborough, Nortown and Bainbrook stations added
- New subway line linking Birch Shore, Olde Town and Eastcliff stations added
- New subway line linking Luna, Horizon, Azalea and Salem stations added
- Subway lines renumbered: U-1 to U-7 for Underground lines, S-1 to S-5 for Surface lines. 12 subway lines span the City of Newisle now.
- -= Highway 3 =- linking Newisle to Tumbleweed added

- Stores across the entire map now have colour-coded awnings and grocery stores have actual food (instead of bookshelves)
- 'Built in <year>' signage added to all remaining buildings across the map
- Various visual and material overhauls to buildings and infrastructure all across the map – e.g. power lines alongside highways and road paint added
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07/10/2020 6:57 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
iluvbeanz
wow this is just incredible man!!! good job!
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06/26/2020 12:41 am
Level 1 : New Miner
YANNYMINE3456
good job
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06/23/2020 12:18 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
GriffBMo164
what version of Minecraft is it for
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06/23/2020 12:52 pm
Level 75 : Legendary Architect
Blip Noir
1.12 and higher.
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06/19/2020 4:57 am
Level 1 : New Miner
User3107999G
Аоаоос
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06/05/2020 1:41 am
Level 1 : New Miner
coolguyz65
cool
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06/03/2020 5:41 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
ThomasBuildz
This map is so cool!!
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06/04/2020 11:18 am
Level 8 : Apprentice Crafter
JP_General_Raptor
Welcome to Planet Minecraft with your first post!

Yes, the beauty of this map.
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05/28/2020 11:48 am
Level 8 : Apprentice Crafter
JP_General_Raptor
In three months, It will be the 10th Anniversary of Newisle! Time Flies!
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05/24/2020 11:31 am
Level 1 : New Miner
bspy360
could i have a link to classic version of city of newisle map?
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05/24/2020 1:12 pmhistory
Level 75 : Legendary Architect
Blip Noir
It's in the "Old map versions for download" section above.

www.mediafire.com/file/w8787kprozicax5/City_of_Newisle_2011_data.zip/file
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05/23/2020 12:53 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
ParralinYT
does this map include a prison?
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05/23/2020 6:15 pm
Level 75 : Legendary Architect
Blip Noir
It sure does!
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05/23/2020 9:38 am
Level 1 : New Miner
bspy360
could i have a link to version 1.0 of city of newisle map?
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05/22/2020 1:53 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Ichymess
Is it available in mobile?
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05/22/2020 7:57 am
Level 75 : Legendary Architect
Blip Noir
Yes, just download the Bedrock Edition. I recommend getting the Addons app by Kayen Works for an easy installation. It's a free Minecraft map app available on Android and iOS.
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05/17/2020 4:29 am
Level 1 : New Miner
User2984443G
Are there any versions of Newisle between 2011 and 1.0?
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05/22/2020 7:53 am
Level 75 : Legendary Architect
Blip Noir
I have at least a few backups from 2014 and 2015 before the 1.0 wide release. If people are interested enough I can post them.
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05/14/2020 8:18 pm
Level 1 : New Crafter
aaronelx
I really like this building! It makes me happy that you put inspiration onto this and not just... giving up! Thanks for this awesome building and have a nice day!
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05/22/2020 7:55 am
Level 75 : Legendary Architect
Blip Noir
Thank you! It's amazing that Minecraft as a whole has survived for as long as it has. Newisle probably wouldn't be around until now without the fans and so many people still actively playing.
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05/06/2020 3:26 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
bspy360
i can't download city of newisle v1.1!
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05/07/2020 1:43 pm
Level 75 : Legendary Architect
Blip Noir
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04/15/2020 7:27 pm
Level 1 : New Crafter
RysterB
Hey blip.... I've been working with newisle and have introduced some improvements. Ive used Instant massive structures mod for the new roads and mainly expanded northwest. Ill upload it here at somepoint. It's based around newisle 1.2. it is best played with personal cars. 1.4 installed. It needs some fixing but when that's done I'll upload it here.
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04/27/2020 12:17 pm
Level 75 : Legendary Architect
Blip Noir
Cool, I look forward to checking it out!
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05/22/2020 9:57 amhistory
Level 1 : New Crafter
RysterB
There will be a list of mods to install along with custom signs made for it....
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04/13/2020 12:22 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
Jimothy7
what is the approximate population of newisle and surrounding towns
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04/27/2020 12:16 pm
Level 75 : Legendary Architect
Blip Noir
I'm not entirely sure. I think realistically there are somewhere between 1 and 2 thousand residential units when all the apartments and single family homes are added together.
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04/28/2020 11:32 am
Level 1 : New Explorer
Jimothy7
have you ever thought about combining the map with zearth
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05/07/2020 1:42 pm
Level 75 : Legendary Architect
Blip Noir
Not at all. While Project Zearth is a wonderful map it wouldn't be in the spirit of either project to combine the two.

We have references to each other's maps in each map though, so I do like to think of Project Zearth as a place in the world of Newisle that a citizen could visit.
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04/12/2020 4:26 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
Jimothy7
I know this is a weird question and all but would it be possible to add Broville to the friend list?
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04/27/2020 12:15 pm
Level 75 : Legendary Architect
Blip Noir
Heya. Not sure if the BroVille team is aware of Newisle. Project Zearth is up there because Xoyjaz and I have talked, played MC together and there are references to our projects in each world.
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04/04/2020 2:34 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
_MyNameIsHector_
Apart from my previus question

THIS MAP IS AMAZING
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04/05/2020 9:59 am
Level 75 : Legendary Architect
Blip Noir
Sure, as long as you provide credit and a link back to this submission I'm totally supportive of fan content.

Glad you enjoy Newisle!
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04/04/2020 2:16 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
_MyNameIsHector_
I have a question, if I use this map and I modified it, Can I upload it on Planet Minecraft?


I guess not, but I want to see your answer,
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01/23/2020 5:08 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
RogerGM
You are the best man!!!
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01/12/2020 9:56 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
Akaviral
This is simply the greatest map I've ever had the privilege of exploring. Thank you for sharing this intimate piece of your history with us.
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12/31/2019 10:40 am
Level 1 : New Miner
delacin
I built an entire city on a server inspired by your project
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01/01/2020 6:48 pm
Level 75 : Legendary Architect
Blip Noir
That's awesome! Do you have any pictures of it?
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01/02/2020 11:51 am
Level 1 : New Miner
delacin
this site does not allow me to insert a link with a map
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12/26/2019 11:31 pm
Level 1 : New Crafter
Explanation Information
The City looking from the images and stuff looks so good, I can't wait to look at the city.
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12/23/2019 9:58 am
Level 1 : New Crafter
RysterB
can someone give me the direct download for bedrock edition?
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04/08/2020 7:28 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Creeper_PvPKing
Can you give me a direkt download link for Java Edition?
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04/12/2020 12:22 am
Level 75 : Legendary Architect
Blip Noir
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12/22/2019 12:32 am
Level 1 : New Miner
brendanloid
Is there a full world map anywhere? Love the map btw!
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12/22/2019 9:36 amhistory
Level 75 : Legendary Architect
Blip Noir
Here you go. Each download of the Java version also contains this map in the zipped file.
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12/21/2019 5:34 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
brendanloid
I saw that this on bedrock now, is it possible to download this on switch bedrock edition?
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12/21/2019 9:32 pm
Level 75 : Legendary Architect
Blip Noir
Yup, Bedrock edition is 100% cross-platform compatible. You'd just have to load it up on to a memory card or USB stick.
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12/22/2019 12:29 am
Level 1 : New Miner
brendanloid
Got it downloaded to where I could play it on switch. I didn’t have a computer to use so I just downloaded it to PE, creates a realm with it and then downloaded the realm world on switch. I’m so happy I can play this again! I used to play it all the time in 2014-16
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