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Russia 1963, Советская Россия [Before the Mustard Virus, No Mods] - Forge Labs 100 Days Zombie Apocalypse

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artemin01 avatar artemin01
Level 64 : High Grandmaster Architect
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This map could as well be one of my longest in time and largest in scale projects. It's my gesture of respect and a tribute to Russia, to its nature, to its architecture, to its people, to its music, to its literature, to its history, to everything.

Description:

It's an adventure map I've made for Sean (Forge Labs, YouTube channel), to explore the world, survive in it for 100 days with this virus stuff, however this map is different from what you saw on the video, you won't find any loot, no mods, and no zombies here, because this map represents what was there before the virus, when it all was alive, peaceful and beautiful. Well, to the degree it can get in the Soviet Union. Lights, cars, open shops, decorated apartments, open streets with no warning signs :D and so on. There's a lot of things on the map, it's huge as hell basically.

Process:
The process took me around 2 months, to do the planning, some sketches, then research and finally the building part itself. The whole map is made in Russian style, the architecture, colors, textures, vegetation, every little thing, because my main goal was to make this map as Russian as possible. So for this, I had to do a lot of research, pictures, video fragments from those times, dates, historical situations and stuff, so players when exploring the world can be sure that every detail there, is not science fiction but an actual exiting thing, or not existing right now, but at some point in time. Yeah, about time, it's 1963. Cars, buses, houses, fences and farms were built according to that year, so actually, Russia today does not look like it anymore, lots of buildings were demolished, especially the old ones, there are significantly less historical farms and farmhouses now, and white beautiful concrete soviet buildings are now gray, dirty, yet they still stand hah, which is an actual cool fact. Some architects say they could stand for 100 goddam years. But we'll see, basically.

Another thing needs to be mentioned, I used a lot of towns and actual buildings as inspiration, for this map it was Saint Petersburg, and its territories around the city, so that even if I do create something directly out of my mind and imagination, it will still have a historical significance, for those who are interested in history and facts, that is :D Well, I am, so... I did what the hell I wanted to do, right xD

Important:

- all the manor buildings outside the city actually do exist in real life in Russia, though some abandoned, well, maybe most, even.
- all the farmhouses do still exist in real life as well, but most likely they're not the same colors, and other small differences might happen, you know, over some 60 years
- random furnished apartments were decorated by me personally, but I still had to look at the pictures to estimate, how an apartment might look like inside a specific house in 1960s and 50s of the Soviet Union.
- and yeah you will have to search carefully to find those decorated apartments among all the other hundreds hah, well, good luck :D

If you want to download the 1.12 version of the map you saw on the video, with mods, zombies and all that other apocalyptic stuff, you can become a Patreon member of Forge Labs, with that you'll also get all the previous maps from his videos: https://www.patreon.com/ForgeLabs

This map is for Minecraft 1.17+ only

Oh by the way, enjoy the video, fellas :D
https://youtu.be/FmzfHIJnrmM
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04/24/2022 10:20 pm
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HonkoBonko
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Great Map!
This inspired me to create one of my own maps which i'm currently working on.
But nice work with the realistic russian styled building, especially the apartments.
Keep working on your great ideas!
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05/03/2022 11:43 am
Level 64 : High Grandmaster Architect
artemin01
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hah thanks man I really appreciate it and I'm glad it served a good purpose to someone :D it would be cool if you could share what you're working on, it sounds interesting. And yeah I'm trying to keep working on my ideas xD it's just that a lot of time is being used for other activities, and sometimes I don't have the motivation to do it, but people like you inspire me to wake the hell up and continue doing all of this, so I thank you again truly. There are lots of ideas and things to come in the future :D
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04/14/2022 10:34 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
the2nddoctor
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Good map good job
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05/03/2022 11:40 am
Level 64 : High Grandmaster Architect
artemin01
artemin01 avatar
thank you I appreciate it :D
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03/23/2022 12:41 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Coder2077
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Хочу купить карту, но патреон не работает. Свяжись со мной пожалуйста vk.com/sanek_karpenko
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12/30/2021 5:20 am
Level 43 : Master Architect
kepler186f
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Просто и красиво! Старый фонд порадовал!
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12/18/2021 12:31 pm
Level 21 : Expert Miner
egorsementsov05
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А что за шейдеры?
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12/18/2021 3:51 am
Level 29 : Expert Artist
roisHh
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So cool! I just went into the room and at first thought it was a photo! :-) From a distance it looks so real!
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11/29/2021 10:22 am
Level 1 : New Miner
User3925108D
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Пожалуйста
artemin01
Очень хочется поиграть на вашей карте пожалуйста скинь мне в личку в дискорд Charlik#8043
Я обещаю не кому не скину буду держать это карту только при себе пожалуйста я еще не имею не одного платежного средства а играть очень захотелось на этой карте!
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11/28/2021 5:55 pmhistory
Level 34 : Artisan Artist
Batlestar98
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Big shoutout to you for the attention to details. Enjoyed scrolling through your renders, keep up the good work :)

Post edit: Read the comments. Don't share this map for free, your work is worth more.
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