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Mantoide
Level 11 : Journeyman Architect
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Greetings! This is my very first post on PlanetMC.

This project is a vast maze-like Persian city-palace complex, similar to the game environments in the Prince of Persia series.
I aim to include references to Persian, Mesopotamian and Andalusian architecture, all mixed up in a rather eclectic manner.

Some of my sources of inspiration are the Sassanid-era ruins of Ctesiphon, Andalusian palaces in Spain (the Alhambra, Aljafería, Alcázar of Seville, etc), the citadel gate in Alepo, the Ben Youssef madrasa in Marrakesh, Prince of Persia levels, ...

There are mods for Minecraft 1.10.2 being used on this map:

BuildingBricks

ExpansionMod
Rustic Mod

Quartzly
BiomesOPlenty 1.9.4-4.1.0.2033 (*) The bone block I'm using for pillars was removed in more recent versions of this mod.

Once I upload the project, I strongly recommend using the BetterFoliage, AmbientSounds and Optifine mods as well.

For now the project is still work in progress, but I'll post update logs and modify the screenshots from time to time; and hopefully upload the project when it reaches a sufficiently decent stage of construction.

Since I'm working on this alone it may take a very long time before I finally upload the project.

I'm looking forward to any feedback, comments and/or suggestions.

Mantoide
Progress: 45% Complete
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Credit:Mantoide, Garchewie, Gorkmeister

Update #3 : 05/06/2017 10:04:23 am5/06/17

Reception Hall completed

Update #2 : 05/01/2017 12:14:31 pm5/01/17

Part of the palace was lost recently after my computer broke down, so the latest version of the world save file went missing. There is much to rebuild.
I'm currently working on the iranian area and completely redoing the andalusian patio.

I'm considering the possibility of setting up a server to include more builders ...
If you're interested send me a PM and show me some of your own projects.

#1 New screenshots : 02/01/2017 7:04:03 am2/01/17

Screenshots of an iranian-style area of the palace

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  • architect
  • Level 26
  • Expert Architect
  • June 15, 2017, 9:00 am
Ahhhhh, it is just so beautiful.....
  • Avixey
  • Level 23
  • Expert Dolphin
  • May 6, 2017, 10:13 am
This is so detailed! I love this Persian style! especially since I'm Persian descent.


Good luck on the rest of the project!
  • fov360
  • Level 39
  • Artisan Pixel Puncher
  • February 3, 2017, 6:55 am
Love this project.
  • Mantoide
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Architect
  • February 3, 2017, 9:46 am
Thanks. There's still a long way to go..
I think it looks really good.
  • EmperorBOSS
  • Level 29
  • Expert Fish
  • October 13, 2016, 6:11 pm
I'm of Persian descent, so I know a thing or two about Persian architecture. You didn't do good.



You nailed it! Great job!
  • Mantoide
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Architect
  • October 16, 2016, 1:47 pm
Thanks! I'm glad you liked the idea, even though the city is just a mix of styles from different time periods, in a rather improvised way. I haven't finished planning the general layout of the city yet.
The only problem is that I'm advancing at a very slow rate, beacuse I'm working on this project alone.
Beautiful!
  • Udvio
  • Level 44
  • Master Artist
  • October 12, 2016, 1:12 am
very beautiful project!
  • linkin1503
  • Level 44
  • Master Network
  • October 11, 2016, 12:05 pm
I hope there is a download once its finished. beauty should be seen up close. Stunning build.
  • Mantoide
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Architect
  • October 16, 2016, 1:53 pm
Thanks! It'll probably take me a long time to upload a decent downloadable project, since I'm working on this alone and only when I happen to have some spare time.
  • linkin1503
  • Level 44
  • Master Network
  • October 17, 2016, 9:47 pm
no worries, I completely understand. great work nonetheless!
  • Kralperri
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Architect
  • October 11, 2016, 11:21 am
Amazing work! It look so great!
  • Ymago
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Narwhal
  • October 11, 2016, 11:13 am
just perfect. i love how its done a bit oldschool, that is what gives it that certain minecraft feeling
  • xxBastet
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Dragon
  • October 10, 2016, 9:21 pm
Oh wow! Cant wait to take a look around the finished product!
  • SibCDC
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Architect
  • October 10, 2016, 10:09 am
Which Resource Pack are you using? Also nice build btw!
  • Mantoide
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Architect
  • October 11, 2016, 7:34 am
Thanks! I'm not using any resource packs; only the biomes o' plenty, building bricks and quartzly mods.
  • Orter
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • October 10, 2016, 10:10 pm
He's using default, with shaders, I think.

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