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Level 96 : Overlord Terraformer
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This is another project in my custom terrain series which was requested a while back. The main theme of this one is a desert environment with a few other features included.

Like my other terrain projects I used the worldpainter app to create most of the land along with worldedit and MCedit for some small detailing. The land size that was custom made was 512x but I decided it looked to small and the void area too close so I added some random hills and mountains ranges to the outside area to make it 1024x.

The map features a large desert area covering the whole terrain with a few small oasis type areas added in. In addition, I also included some large dune like hills, a few mountains, a section with some sand spires, some deep pits with large cave systems attached and also a few different sized pyramids.

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The world save land size is 1024x1024 with the outlying desert, while the schematics land size is 512x512 and only contains the main part of the land.
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  • BX400
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Miner
  • December 25, 2017, 10:15 pm
can i use this one of my server plss/....
Really cool, started a neat fallout thing here. but one suggestion is too change your biome from snowy :P kinda defeats a desert if by two storms pass its a frozen tundra.
In my opinion, that's exactly how deserts should be looking in vanilla Minecraft.
  • VoxhallRB
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • July 30, 2013, 5:00 am
100th diamond, nice map.
  • MrLarry
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • May 5, 2013, 5:27 pm
Great map except it's a snow biome in 1.4.7 and now my custom world on a mod pack is GONE because of this. I can remove the snow in mcedit but that'll removed the custom content...
  • eliminer01
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Robot
  • April 22, 2013, 5:10 am
Is it ok if I use this as a base for my new custom map? I'm gonna transform the sand to stone and mycelium so it looks like earth after the apocalypse and this custom terrain looks perfect for my map! :) Your name will of course be in the credits, and I'm going to give the map a diamond :D Please answer as fast as you can!

//eliminer01
  • Hpycmprs
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Architect
  • November 15, 2013, 1:04 pm
I wanted to ask for permission to use it in a map I'm working on as well, but this is InHaze. He is too popular to want to let anyone use his work. (All people think like that, because when you have made something so popular that you have benefited from, why let some random guy use YOUR work?)
  • jakeboos
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Architect
  • February 24, 2013, 3:43 pm
If you dont mind, I would like to make a survival/adventure map with this map and a video to go with it. I would give you credit for making this wonderful desert :)
  • DayGun
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • January 8, 2013, 8:08 am
I'm starting up a new server, could I use this as the main world?
Do you mind if I use this to make a desert village? I'm sure I will credit you for the terrain. :)
  • Betrix5068
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 30, 2012, 6:51 pm
your map seems cool! I am makeing a large map using various landscapes and I want to know if i can use yours to create a large desert?

P.S. what is that texture pack
  • ben_the_cow
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Narwhal
  • November 1, 2012, 3:42 pm
This doesn't look very hard to make...
But it looks good :)
  • buzzybrendan
  • Level 47
  • Master Engineer
  • October 25, 2012, 10:28 am
DIAMOND
  • repel444
  • Level 20
  • Expert Miner
  • October 18, 2012, 7:43 pm
DIAMOND did you use world edit. if so what commands?
  • Betrix5068
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • December 15, 2012, 9:39 pm
the description says the terrain was made with world painter
InHaze, you are the best Minecrafter ever!!! I like all your maps and subscribed you at Planet Minecraft and Youtube are there any other websites i can subscribe you?
  • TrollKid
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • October 4, 2012, 9:33 am
So epic :3
AWESOME
  • AWolBr0th3r
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Explorer
  • October 3, 2012, 6:05 pm
YOU ARE AN AMAZING MAP MAKER AND I'M A HUGE FAN!!!!

DIAMOND!!!
  • The Block
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Toast
  • September 29, 2012, 4:54 am
Nice! Is This Survival?
  • Sheldrake
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • September 27, 2012, 2:54 pm
Fantastic work, as usual! I've just been flinging diamonds at your various creations.
The Nameless City by H.P. Lovecraft
I make this to make my map :P
65th dimaond
60th diamond :D
  • Ross5120
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Archer
  • May 30, 2012, 5:57 am
hello is it ok if i use this map, or a section of it, in a survival games map me and a group are making? if so i will give credit to you on my survival games page and ingame of the map
  • MightyBucket
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Lumberjack
  • May 7, 2012, 4:56 am
Can anyone tell me what the command/tool is to make the totally smooth looking edges you can see one the pictures? its not /b e melt or /b e smooth...
  • EpicalDude
  • Level 20
  • Expert Cake
  • May 2, 2012, 1:03 pm
50th diamond :P
  • AHaddon
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Dragonborn
  • April 22, 2012, 10:23 pm
I tried to use the World Painter app for my server's map (two large "continents" with several islands of varying size in between). I didn't pay any attention to the distance scale, and now you have to swim a 4,000 block ocean to get to the enemy. Yeah, that went well.
  • Emw98
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • April 18, 2012, 3:20 pm
You mind if, giving you credit, i use this map for an adventure map? May change to a zombie survival or something, but probably not.
  • Cheesy Nachos
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Dragonborn
  • April 28, 2012, 3:34 pm
He probably doesn't mind
  • Loftus13
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Engineer
  • May 4, 2012, 8:45 am
He could. I would ask still.
  • Emw98
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • May 11, 2012, 5:50 am
That project was scrapped soon. I am working on a massive new build now.
  • yavaroien
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • April 16, 2012, 1:31 pm
dude, nothing in the pyramids? other than that THIS IS AMAZING
kool bro
40th diamond!
Not that anybody will really two craps about.
still an awesome creation, I plan on checking out all of your custom terrain!
  • NickR1
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Crafter
  • March 13, 2012, 9:38 am
sweet!
  • mineman99
  • Level 48
  • Master Soldier
  • March 1, 2012, 11:49 pm
sweet =D
  • ninja2308
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Crafter
  • March 1, 2012, 12:37 am
The Mediafire link doesn't work anymore could you fix it?
  • EP1CMINER
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • February 29, 2012, 3:10 am
get a better mediafire link
  • Lazerkinesis
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Dolphin
  • February 9, 2012, 2:22 pm
I love the map, the only flaw i see in it is it looks very strange inside the pyramids, theres lots of water and lava everywhere, otherwise, amazing.
  • meerkat1298
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Miner
  • February 4, 2012, 3:00 pm
can i ask something why is there ice on the water its the desert!!!! but other than that this is a legendary desert
:D :D :D
  • cypou31140
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • January 15, 2012, 12:16 pm
Hello ! Can I use your map for an article for the best french webzine: Le journal du petit mexicain ? Please !
  • Kmilott
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • December 18, 2011, 11:55 am
seems as the map that the yogscast used in the airplan mod server but its more cool! you got on diamond from me
  • dom246
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Skinner
  • December 17, 2011, 1:18 pm
Incredible!!! love it :D
  • Beast
  • Level 47
  • Master Pixel Puncher
  • December 11, 2011, 5:57 am
Could you do a tall snowy mountain range? Your Custom Terrains are EPIC!
Amazing! I really like how your work looks like. When I play on the maps you make, I feel as if I'm really in a different, blocky dimension. I have a request, may be a bit difficult but have you read The Hunger Games
?
If you could make the first map based on the description they give I'd be very grateful. It has a big lake on one side on the others there are dense forests with small rivers. Past some of the forests are either valleys, mountains or snowy areas. Once again this will be difficult. Thanks.
i found scary enderman coming on day?! SCARY0.0
  • Jt9
  • Level 66
  • High Grandmaster Modder
  • October 6, 2011, 12:01 am
i got a request:

try making a huge snow biome with a few trees!
  • Echo44
  • Level 29
  • Expert Taco
  • August 28, 2011, 8:49 pm
oh my god was the voxel sniped?

oh and btw HEY iRapp! '-'
  • iRapp
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 48
  • Master Technomancer
  • August 27, 2011, 1:38 pm
This is one of the few maps I've ever bothered to download. As my current computer is broken and I'm stuck using a Windows computer (which I don't know how to install things on) I've been doing a lot of vanilla Minecraft. Normally, this type of Minecraft bores me, but I'd just like to let you know that I've truly been enjoying this type of Minecraft with your map.

Thanks for a good time, iRapp
  • aikobellic
  • Level 26
  • Expert Creeper
  • August 23, 2011, 10:01 am
how big is it=?
  • GaaZOwner
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Architect
  • August 13, 2011, 2:40 am
Are there any treasures in the pyramids? :P
  • Revinite
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Prince
  • August 9, 2011, 7:37 am
Awesome! Me and my friends will play on this for sure! :)
  • Totiloko11
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Dragon
  • August 2, 2011, 7:27 am
ooohhhhhh fuck!! you is very very very very veryyyyyyyyy goooooooooooooooooooooooood man!!!!!!!
very very very very very very very perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!
On the cartographer view it looks like a real desert!
  • Beret
  • Level 62
  • High Grandmaster Terraformer
  • July 31, 2011, 4:23 pm
You know I would really love a biome of a rainforest. With waterfalls and actual tall mountains. Of course, however, this means small caves but it would be nice.
  • inHaze
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 96
  • Overlord Terraformer
  • July 31, 2011, 5:07 pm
It's crazy you mention that because I have actually been testing that exact idea a little bit the last few days with the MCEdit forester script. One of the problems I found was that under a thick canopy of the rainforest trees it would be really dark, and the script places the trees randomly in a cone shape which can be a pain to place them evenly. I think it would be really cool tho and plan on trying a few other ways that might work a bit better.
  • Beret
  • Level 62
  • High Grandmaster Terraformer
  • July 31, 2011, 6:23 pm
You could try mountain ranges with meadows? Use high grass everywhere, look at the landscapes on desktopography.net for inspiration.
  • inHaze
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 96
  • Overlord Terraformer
  • August 1, 2011, 5:50 am
I figured out a way to make the rainforest idea work...it will take some time but I think it should turn out good. Should have the project up soon.
awesome for a secret militairy base
  • inHaze
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 96
  • Overlord Terraformer
  • July 30, 2011, 4:05 pm
Yea, there are a lot of huge caves with plenty of room to build some large hidden bases.
  • inHaze
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 96
  • Overlord Terraformer
  • July 30, 2011, 5:21 am
If anyone else has some ideas or requests they would like to see done for another custom terrain I would love to hear them!
  • CTDrago
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • July 17, 2012, 4:05 pm
can you make a giant city (with hidden things in buildings)
  • inHaze
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 96
  • Overlord Terraformer
  • July 30, 2011, 4:04 pm
I would also like to hear any thoughts and comments from anyone that has downloaded and tested this map out.
  • Yonii
  • Level 21
  • Expert Geek
  • July 30, 2011, 12:26 am
OMG !! im downloading it now! it looks so awesome for a desert survival :D Thank you!
  • inHaze
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 96
  • Overlord Terraformer
  • July 30, 2011, 5:19 am
No problem, hope you enjoy it :)
  • voldiaran
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • July 29, 2011, 6:44 pm
looks good im trying it out right now haha i feel like bear grylls, maybe u can make is man vs wild map haha?
  • inHaze
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 96
  • Overlord Terraformer
  • July 30, 2011, 5:18 am
Hmm, he does that show in so many locations, what kind of terrain do you think it should be?
  • joeldahero
  • Level 22
  • Expert Mage
  • December 31, 2011, 1:48 am
iv seen a hell lot of snow baced survial... purhaps you should do an Amazon like forest... with lakes covering the map... and a giant waterful, like the one in africa (i forgot the name of it)
i think it was called niagra
:O

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