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Helm's Deep: Fortress of Rohan (2019)

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EpicQuestz's Avatar EpicQuestz
Level 83 : Elite Creator

Feel free to download the map to use personally, or publicly. However, you must credit EpicQuestz via a link to this PMC post or our website. DO NOT re-host this file under any circumstances.

Features & Info

  • Read about the history and lore of this famous location on this Tolkien Gateway article.
  • This map is built on version 1.13 for the Java version of the game. As such, it can only be played on versions above that.
  • The map includes some of the Ered Nimrais around the Deeping-coomb, alongside the Deeping Stream flowing out through the Deeping Wall. It also, of course, includes the Hornburg, the tower with the Horn of Helm Hammerhand atop it, the keep, and the Glittering Caves.
  • The dimensions of the map are 649 x 436 blocks exactly.
  • Planet Minecraft post.

Resource Pack
  • This map was built with EQPack 3.0.
  • While we can’t require you to view the build with this, we highly recommend you use the latest version of our Resource Pack with this build, which can be found here.

  • Project Leader: the_pharaohs_cat; Project Overseer: Tobberz; Terrain Leader: Enoshade.
  • Thanks to all the members of the EpicQuestz build team who helped out!
  • A further thanks to LimeeFox for the cinematic and most of the screenshots
  • See below for social media links! Join our discord or forums for support.
  • This is our second Helm's Deep build, with the first released back in 2013. We'll try and update all our links to this one, but the old map will remain up on PMC so links don't die.

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Update #3 : by EpicQuestz 08/30/2022 4:16:56 amAug 30th, 2022

Fixed the download link again! Apologies for the inconvenience.

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04/24/2022 9:42 pm
Level 28 : Expert Robot
Buzzbomber's Avatar
Out of an intense curiosity, do you ever plan to do a unified map?
07/19/2022 2:49 am
Level 83 : Elite Creator
EpicQuestz's Avatar
Yes, initially the plan was to make the whole kingdom of Rohan in one map, but delays with the terrain are imposing a few complications...
05/06/2020 3:09 am
Level 1 : New Miner
User3039602G's Avatar
Any reason why I wouldn't be able to use WorldEdit here? Its not working at all and only on this world.
05/04/2020 6:34 pm
Level 56 : Grandmaster Elf
_BOBE's Avatar
Def one of the best Helms Deep maps I've seen.
12/03/2019 2:05 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Thr33way's Avatar
Love it.
11/19/2019 9:43 pm
Level 54 : Grandmaster Senpai
CubicBrainstorm's Avatar
11/18/2019 4:06 pm
Level 69 : High Grandmaster Dragonborn
Fonta's Avatar
erf 1.13
11/18/2019 4:20 pm
Level 83 : Elite Creator
EpicQuestz's Avatar
You can play it on 1.14 too, just not 1.12 or below.
The reason why it's on 1.13 is we actually built it a while ago, and only just got round to release.
11/17/2019 11:35 pm
Level 46 : Master Architect
Arcinturion's Avatar
The mountains are incredible. How were they done?
11/18/2019 3:10 amhistory
Level 31 : Artisan Magical Boy
Enoshade's Avatar
Wouldn't say these are the best we've got, but the process goes more or less as follows:

1. Lay in shapes using sphere brush, preferably with a -p tag so it mimics falling sand brushes.

2. Use Voxelsniper's `/b e` lift and `/b e melt` to make the spheres much less obvious and to get the overall shape you need. Slowly go down in brush size for the details.

3. Use some kind of smoothing on the mountains.

4. Use the smooth snow method to get the snow caps - here's a link more or less explaining how this works https://t.co/XBch87JoHK (By DecoratedMC)

5. Set materials for the rest of the mountain range - in this case, it was done mostly using the angle mask and #simplex pattern. A good place to go to learn about using certain Worldedit/FAWE commands is on this github page: https://github.com/boy0001/FastAsyncWorldedit/wiki/Commands#masks-edittop
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