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Official Starter Map | PMC & NVIDIA Minecraft Build Event

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This is the Official Starter Map for the PMC & NVIDIA Minecraft Build Event
, a 9km² huge custom Minecraft multibiome landscape, for Java & Bedrock. Build, explore, and adventure on a huge world with multiple islands, each assigned with enhanced vanilla biomes to build or survive in.

A 3 km by 3 km realistic Minecraft world with custom & enhanced biomes, made by McMeddon. It's an Island with multiple huge mountain ranges, steep cliffs, falls, plateaus, layered terrains and hard eroded areas, landform adjusted river systems and temperature-determined biomes.

Official Starter Map | PMC & NVIDIA Minecraft Build Event

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ReleasedRelease dateType
08 November 20211.17 Java
08 November 20211.17 Bedrock

Official Starter Map  |  PMC & NVIDIA Minecraft Build Event Minecraft Map

What's new? What's changed?

With each new map I try to develop, evolve or refine my techniques. See all my maps as rapid prototype maps and evolve from version to version.
See how it has developed over time here:
  • 📀 World: Removed the grass ground cover layer from flower patches, to enable it to be placed on coarse dirt/dirt or other materials
  • 📀 World: Fixed the generation of Mobvote statues, previously would really hardly spawn as they collided with everything
  • 📀 World: increased reefs density
  • 📀 World: lava flows now inset into the ground
  • 📀 Nodes: Biome placement split into individual shape nodes for easier control
  • 📀 Nodes: added randomized data map to place balloons
  • 📀 Nodes: updated randomized data map to place Flowers not in deserts
  • 📀 Nodes: added randomized data map to place Ships
  • 📀 Nodes: added randomized data map to place Portals
  • 📀 Nodes: added randomized data map to place Small Pillar formations
  • 📀 Nodes: added mushroom biome as dedicated biome data map
  • 📀 Nodes: added method to exclude the Poronoi mountains in selected areas, to not interfere with other landscapes types

🚧⚠ Issues / Things to be aware about

As complexity rises, a small tweak or change can have unintended consequences, flaws, just poor choices, or I maybe hit certain limits of programs. These maps are really complex and hard to make, with dozens of steps and hundreds of layers to apply in the right order. And im just a non-magical-wizard boi making sometimes either a poor decision or an unintended mistake, but I want to let you know what might have an impact on your experience when playing this world and here’s what I´ve noticed:

- General: Map might get cut off at the edges, to minify the map size (MB) as much as possible

- Bedrock: Azalea leaves couldn't be converted (program limitation)
- Bedrock: Lootables of chests couldn't be converted (program limitation)
- Bedrock: The conversion to bedrock was done with a beta/nightly build of amulet(0.16b), and the map can experience small unexpected issues,  that haven't been discovered during initial investigation

Follow up map to Larkardon

Official Starter Map  |  PMC & NVIDIA Minecraft Build Event Minecraft Map

Whats in it?



Patreon Village not included (for event reasons excluded )
Loot chests accessing the Vanilla Loot-Tables, for random loot
Custom Findable Single Structures
Mobvote Mob Statues & Golems



Map Size 3000x3000
Exported for 1.17 Java
Exported for 1.17 Bedrock
Exported for 1.16 Java
Exported for 1.12 Java
Stronghold excluded, only available outside the core map
World height: 0-256
1.16 Caves & Ores
1.17 Caves & Ores (excluded for event and map size reasons)
Custom Vanilla and advanced structures
Water Level 62 (Minecraft Default is 62)
Infinite World on Java & Bedrock



Custom Arctic Biomes
Custom Taiga Biome
Custom Tempered Biome
Custom Tropic Biome
Custom Swamp Biome
Custom Savanna Biome
Custom Desert Biome
Custom River Biome
Custom Ocean Biome
Custom Coral Biome

Minecraft Maps Java Installation Guide

  1. Download map by clicking the yellow button at the top right of the description.
  2. On Windows, use keys Windows+R and then typing “%appdata%/.minecraft/saves/” into the command line. (On a Mac, your save files are in: ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft/saves/). This will open the saves folder
  3. Drag your downloader map (after unzip or unrar) in the zip/rar folderMap into saves folder.
  4. Close windows and reopen Minecraft
  5. .Select your map and play.

macOS~/Library/Application Support/minecraft

Minecraft Maps Bedrock Installation Guide

The world is as .mcworld file provided, meaning you just need to execute the file.
.mcworld is a renamed .zip file, you can rename it to .zip, and import it to your folder manually too.
For more insights how to install it check out PMC´s Tutorial:

Official Starter Map  |  PMC & NVIDIA Minecraft Build Event Minecraft Map

Possible Questions / FAQ

🞂 Which Programs did you use?

Chunky Renderer
NBT Edit

🞂 How long did it take to make this map?
  PMC contacted me relative spontaneously in between projects, and asked if i wanted to help out, they had some plans, how to tackle the   event but, thought my maps would fit perfectly. Couldn't say no, and two Days later, this map was done.


  • Gathering the experience: ca 2500h +
  • Building this export, around: 10h+
  • Building assets and redoing node structures, 1 days
  • Building, fixing, improving and adding customized small bits: ca 4h
  • Rendering: 7h

🞂Did you make those assets?
  Yes, every asset is done by myself. Those can be found here

🞂For 1.17 Maps, are Copper Ores and Deepslate included?
  Normally, "Yes, near 0-20 will be a full layer of deepslate with all ores, Copper Ore is available underground everywhere", but i decided to   exclude it for this map, to shift the focus to surface buildings

🞂For 1.17 Maps, are Crystal Geodes included?
  Yes across the map are sparsely Geode scattered

🞂 What are your plans with these maps?
  These are adventure maps, survival maps, creative maps for you to build, play and explore. For my part, i gain new techniques and experience with every new map, building on that for the next and making map by map better maps.

🞂 Timelapse? Showcase? Breakdown?
  Uploaded, coming soon (follow the yt channel)

🞂 Do you do commissions?
  Only on video/content collaborations, otherwise no - since i dont have the time for the additional workload. My Current workload with       management, development and content creation is pretty packed already.

🌐 Links

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    11/19/2021 1:31 pm
    Level 21 : Expert Creeper
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    Oh it's too cree-utiful!
    11/19/2021 2:28 am
    Level 1 : New Miner
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    Hey, when I use the map, some chunks just don't load. There is ocean water at ocean level but all the terrain isn't there for some reason. Is there a reason why this is happening? I use Optifine 1.17.1.
    11/19/2021 5:11 am
    Level 71 : Legendary Button Pusher
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    the most outer chunks are cut, to save on file size (about 50mb), otherwise if a chunk isnt loading, thats a local error.

    Checked the map tediously and aside the cutted edges, the map is working fine
    11/15/2021 12:35 am
    Level 12 : Journeyman Dragon
    Dragon36250 avatar
    How much time did you use to make this?
    11/13/2021 2:45 pm
    Level 26 : Expert Miner
    MrSinister718 avatar
    Looks too nice to build on. lol
    11/11/2021 6:19 pm
    Level 22 : Expert Dragonborn
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    a really cool map but i dont know if my pc can handle it
    11/11/2021 11:19 am
    Level 37 : Artisan Loremaster
    Giancarlovan avatar
    Lovely and diverse terrain! Love it!
    11/11/2021 4:52 am
    Level 24 : Expert Dragonborn
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    Awesome map! I started to build something near the volcano where the area is really nice :)
    11/11/2021 2:19 am
    Level 5 : Apprentice Miner
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    this is on 1.17.1
    11/10/2021 3:50 pm
    Level 29 : Expert Ninja
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    McMeddon I NEED THIS CARD FOR 1.16.5 VERSION!!!!!
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