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Level 32 : Artisan Princess
"The afternoon heat was intense.  The only things tall enough for shade were bizarre twisted shrubs covered in spines and hiding venomous creatures.  My heart was pounding to pump ever thickening blood.  The sweat on my skin evaporated before it could even condense into drops as the dry air literally pulled the moisture out of my pores.  And there was no water, dry hills, dry river channels, everything bone dry…except maybe that distant mountaintop…"


I’ve just setting up a small survival server running forge and a few awesome mods (Biomes o’plenty, Mo’Creatures, alternate terrain gen, etc) and decided to finish something I started two months ago…

So here is my representation of the Sonoran Desert on a small island; 1.2km x 0.8km.  The towering leaf-block structures represent boojum trees (Fouquieria columnaris) - a desert "tree" found only in the Valle De Los Cirios of Baja Mexico.

The core topography is an exact replica of the South Pahroc Range of southern Nevada.  All of the custom cactus and trees are my own.  All of the boulders and pinnacles are also from my templates.  Two of the smooth stone boulders were borrowed from Lentebriesje, the rest are my additions.

There are no ores on the island, but I have blended the map into a random MC seed, so there are survival possibilities with this map.  I could add ore if people want.  I would like to use the Custom Ore Generation mod for MC 1.6.4 to create ore "veins" and then inject them into the map using MCEdit.

Many hours...much fun...

Feel free to use this map however you wish, but give me due credit.  
Progress100% complete

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  • klmmc13
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • August 5, 2015, 5:26 pm
diamond for each download; sub for the group and looking to the future.
Nice work.
Nice! Diamond and sub! :D
  • Torborn
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Artist
  • May 3, 2014, 1:58 am
I really like that mountain cliff face. Very nice.
  • Vivaire
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • May 3, 2014, 12:18 am
He looks AWESOME !! Great job !
Sucribe and Diamonds !
thanks, more cool stuff in the works
25th diamond :D and subbed
How is it completely cloudy yet theres shadows? lol but good job.
Thanks, I guess ;)  
In nature photography, we call it "storm light".  I did a quick google search to find you an example


Notice the direction the shadows are facing in my screenshot?  The sun is coming from behind and to the right of the view at a low angle where you cannot see what the sky, sun or clouds are doing.  In the example I linked above it is exactly the same idea, the sun is positioned *behind* the photographer.
This is differnt! Looks pretty good doe! 11/10 for origanality! :>
Looking sweetish
  • Pyroboy007
  • Level 44
  • Master Pyro
  • May 2, 2014, 12:17 pm
This is awesome! Could use this for so many things!
This is beuatiful! :D
Hey, thanks for stopping by!  Glad you like.

Remember that continent I sent you?  Still working on it.  Creating realistic streams is soooo time consuming...
I have no idea what happened to that map. It just disappeared on me :/
  • Argos_Mk_1
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Blacksmith
  • May 2, 2014, 7:00 am
PLEASE add ores! this would make a great youtube survival series except there's no coal, iron or diamonds.

Cheers on the amazing build,

Argos.  Δ
Thanks!  I'm thinking about it....
wow this is realy nice :3
Yes, thanks.  Play more minecraft.

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