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Project 1845 (Beijing 1751 AD)

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Home of Project 1845

Project 1845 in a nutshell is a world first open-source map of ancient Chinese landmarks in and around Beijing City From Ming - Qing dynasties. Major projects as part of the bigger project include:
  • 1:1 scale replica of the ENTIRE Beijing Cityback in 1750
  • 1:1 scale replica of the Forbidden City back in 1750
  • 1:1 scale replica of Ming Dynasty Tombs 1368 - 1641
  • 1:1 scale replica of Summer Palace in 1911
  • 1:1 scale replica of Yuanmingyuan 1760 - 1901
This entire project is eligible to become a world record once completed at the largest 1:1 scale replica user-built building project in the entire sandbox game genre.

Please take note that almost all major landmarks on themselves are world-first 1:1 scale builds in Minecraft at least, due to complexity and lack of simple schematics.

Current Statistics During Construction:
  • 8.6%Total Completed
  • Four Years of Construction So Far
  • 180,750,823Blocks Used So Far
  • Will Contain Approximately 2,100,000,000 blocks
  • Approximately4-9 Yearsto Go
  • Over 120 Kilometersof minecart rail to travel on(75+ miles)
  • Scale:1:1 ( 1 block = 1 Cubic Meter )
  • Map Size:16,000 x 16,000 Blocks (256 square kilometers)
  • Anniversary of Groundbreaking:17 July 2011
  • Amount of Buildings:~360-420,000
Current Project Records:
  • Largest Urban Minecraft Project
  • Largest 1:1 scale Replica
  • 5th LargestMinecraft Project Ever
  • Most "Diamonds" for any PMC submission in any category
There is more to the project than just building a Minecraft map. We are also porting it into MinecraftEDU to teach people about history, language and geography. Also the project is helping promote the original rare map and to help in its restoration process so more people can enjoy this unique piece of history which has been hidden from the public for centuries.
We are attempting a world record with it becoming the largest single 1:1 scale replica build project in theentire sandbox game genre which has been confirmed to be a legit world record with theGuinnessworld record books. This has been confirmed by Guinness but it isn't our main aim of the project.


The entire project is fully downloadable by everyone. Because the project is so big, we needed to make a world downloader file for this. Simply run the downloader, wait a few minutes, and it will download the world for you!

Downloader Size:
Latest Month Snapshot:
24 - October - 2017
Minimum Requirements:
If your computer can play and run minecraft, you can run this map.
Extraction will be automatically handled by the World Downloader

Schematic Pack Information
The Official Project 1845 Schematic Pack
Current Pack Version: 1.2

Last updated: December 3rd, 2012
Previous Updated: May 24th 2012

Version 1.2
- Custom Trees - 17 custom built trees built to scale, based off Native Chinese trees found on wikipedia

Version 1.1
- 1845 Signature Clouds -Swirling clouds of snow that are tileable for yourAsianprojects. These were designed by a project volunteer namedClarvel.
- Statue of Bohtauri -A not so serious schematic, have a statue of me lying down. You can see this in my tomb on the project map (hmm, maybe im a zombie?)
- Spirit Tower -A signature building in the ming tombs to help lead the spirits of dead emperors to heaven. Simple but puuuurty!
- Changling Tomb Treasure Building -A landmark building in the project for its detail and awe inspiring looks. Now you can own it today :)

Version 1.0
- Tiao Tian Temple -One of the few circular building in project 1845 it is used to worship the heavens for the common folk in Beijing.
- 1845 Visitors Center -The starting point for any traveler for any visitor to the project on the server.
- Corner Tower of Inner Palace -The corner tower with 7separateroofs is apieceof unique construction in the project.
- Hall of the Ancestors -The largest single building in the Schematics pack. This was used by the emperor to worship his ancestors inside the Forbidden City
- Lead Arrchitects Residence -You can now live in the house the lead architect and curator of the project map lives in.
- Silk Workshops Main Hall -This empty building is small and unique enough to be in the pack if you want a small central meeting place for people or to be used however you want.


Project Progress Timeline
October 2011
August 2012
July 2013
March 2014
July 2014
August 2014
June 2015


Frequently Asked Questions

This is a list of questions i Regularly have to attend to, hopefully this will reduce the questions asked somwhat.
How Can I Help Build?
You cannot physically help the project directly at the moment unless you have proven your skills to Bohtauri. We are building a school to help teach people how to build for the project, once that is done we will start taking more volunteers more frequently.

Can You Check My Project?
If I checked everything or went to visit everything players asked, Project 1845 will never be completed, please dont be offended if I say no.

Who Runs Project 1845?
Bohtauriis founder, lead architect and has single handedly built a majority of the project

Hang On, This Isnt Legit?
The Forbidden City,Centerpieceof Project 1845, containing 4.2 Million blocks was built 100% legit and was the slowest time of construction. The rest of the project will contain 2.096 Billion Blocks and will be spawned blocks. A minority of it will be worldedited but over 600,000 buildings will be unique making worldedit for a large majority of the entire project impossible to use. I have never claimed the project is done 100% legit and here is why:

If we did the ENTIRE project 1845 100% legit then we will need 15 users working on the project 40 hours a week EACH for 7 days a week for 95 years. Now, do you call spawned blocks cheating? no, making this legit will take over a century. This would be literally condemningpeople to work more than an entire lifetime to build it legit, call spawned items cheating on the project and this is why I will ban you, I don't have patience anymore for sh*tstirring.

[spoiler="1845" is in the 19th Century]"1845" in "project 1845" has nothing to do with a year. Its main section, Beijing City is based off a map dated to 1750 which is the 18th century.

and yes, project 1845 is composed of at least 4independentprojects dating from 1600 - 1945.[/spoiler]
Worldguard, Worldedit (client and server side), Zombe modpack. Short and sweet :)

Your Project is Too Big, It Keeps Crashing my Minecraft!
This isnot a problem caused by Project 1845. If you are not using 64-bit java 7 then your minecraft is prone to crash more when playing any map.Reduce your view distanceand/or increase your RAM allowance to java.(google has how-to's for this)


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  • First project to reach 600th, 700th, 800th, 900th,1,000th,1,100th and 1,200th Diamond,
  • First project to reach 500th, 600th, 700th 800th, 900th, 1,000th, 1,100th, 1,200th and 1,300th Comment.
  • 1st Most Discussed, 2nd Most Favorited, 10th Most Viewed Project
  • Most Popular Project in the "Complex" category. 12th Most Popular Overall Project.
CreditProject Founder: Bohtauri Donated $50:Mark Wong Donated $20: Whede1601
Progress100% complete

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Update #134 : 10/24/2017 3:01:11 pmOct 24th, 2017

Updated with a new world download file, check it out now!

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  • Yeazzal
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Explorer
  • February 3, 2019, 5:02 pm
Just like Old China!
I am super excited for Three Kingdoms Total War!
  • UTC
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Miner
  • November 21, 2018, 11:20 pm
good job!
  • BudderyMonkey
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Architect
  • September 13, 2018, 1:48 pm
The texture pack link keeps taking me to different super shady websites, can you redo the link or something?
  • Observer_48
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Miner
  • August 1, 2018, 4:20 pm
Amazing map, but I can't find the download link! Help!!! Please!!!!
It really is a great map though!! Thanks :)
  • Brainpop14
  • Level 24
  • Expert Geek
  • June 23, 2018, 8:22 am
What happened to the download link? I can't find it anywhere.
  • mtdl3x
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • May 5, 2018, 12:51 pm
I have a question. Which program did you use to make screenshots of the map in the description's section 'Project Progress Timeline' ? I am starting with my friend a project on the similarly big scale so I would find a program like this very helpful to post the updates of the building status.
  • jummin2
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Scribe
  • March 31, 2018, 5:12 pm
Um? What happened to this page? I can't even subscribe to it, it says member not found.
  • jummin2
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Scribe
  • March 31, 2018, 5:11 pm
Um? What happened to this page?
  • Crt_93t
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Pixel Puncher
  • March 17, 2018, 4:12 am
Woh! Has This Page Been Hacked!
  • Crendallan
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Mage
  • March 14, 2018, 1:35 pm
Wha-what happened here?
  • Crt_93t
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Pixel Puncher
  • March 17, 2018, 4:15 am
OMG! I Know Why! The Member Deleted His Account. Subscribe
  • Acier
  • Level 41
  • Master Professor
  • March 18, 2018, 5:35 pm
He definitely didn't since there is no way to delete your account. It is possible that his account was locked but I can confirm that the subscribe button on a removed submission doesn't work regardless of if the account is locked
  • Crt_93t
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Pixel Puncher
  • March 17, 2018, 4:15 am
To Him Then Unsubscribe. It Says Member not found
  • Crt_93t
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Pixel Puncher
  • March 17, 2018, 4:13 am
This Is odd. There Is Nothing Here... https://prnt.sc/isfnpd (screenshot of it.)
Has this account been hacked or something? 1.07MB seems a bit small for a map this massive.
  • jtrent238
  • Level 60
  • High Grandmaster Modder
  • January 26, 2018, 5:13 pm
Its a file that will down load the map.
  • Kaeanz
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Miner
  • January 8, 2018, 9:16 pm
What texture pack are you using in the picture? it looks good
  • cat908765
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Network
  • January 1, 2018, 6:01 am
how ?
  • FruitHoopz
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Miner
  • December 24, 2017, 9:17 am
Has anyone downloaded it without getting a virus ????
I have
  • ry457
  • Level 1
  • New Network
  • December 23, 2017, 10:55 am
Gave me a virus too, WHY CAN'T I USE GOOGLE ANYMORE!?
  • gioem
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • December 22, 2017, 10:35 am
do not download this file it gives viruses
Didn’t give me a virus
The garbage site you're hosting your download on is giving people viruses via a phony save file. Please change this immediately to something safer like Mediafire.
  • Posh
  • Level 17
  • Journeyman Dragon
  • December 20, 2017, 6:39 pm
I was in middle school when I first heard of this project, and was astonished by it. Now I'm getting ready to go to college, and continue to be astonished by it. Best of luck, and can't wait to see the finished product.
  • _Slyer
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • January 15, 2018, 7:09 am
Same here. First heard of it in 7th grade, and am in 10th now. Can't wait to see it completed
  • Epixelmon
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • December 8, 2017, 3:23 pm
Dear lord, that is amazing.
i've tried multiple times and get the same thing. i suggest you click the link if you don't believe me. the vile size doesn't match the one listed here either.
when i try to download the file i get a virus. you need to upload it to some place else. sendspace isn't working.
  • Kingbispo
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Architect
  • December 5, 2017, 8:14 am
My congratulations for the work, is spectacular, giant, beautiful.
And I even downloaded it.😱
  • TheSiren341
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • December 1, 2017, 5:37 am
There was a virus detected when I tried to download this map. Can you fix this?
  • MCPlusWEB
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 30, 2017, 11:36 pm
Hey, can I have the permission to port this map to Minecraft PE & post it on MCPEDL.com (Largest Website for Minecraft PE Content.)
  • danman237
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 29, 2017, 12:24 pm
  • SoniX21
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 25, 2017, 7:08 am
Turns out chrome dosent like the download link that you provided could i get a dropbox link or google drive
  • Booklers
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Crafter
  • November 19, 2017, 1:27 pm
Woah, crazy to think this was hundreds of people in real life building it all.
  • MegaCb
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • November 11, 2017, 12:47 am
too.. many diamonds...! Nice
When I double click the installer it doesn't do anything. I gave it a few minutes. I'm running Windows 10
  • jessy999
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Wolf
  • October 28, 2017, 11:39 am
awsome 100% ^^
  • Level 21
  • Expert Architect
  • October 24, 2017, 3:09 pm
Finally finished, congratulation !
  • wopwopkross
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Crafter
  • October 24, 2017, 2:30 am
I have deep respect for the dedication you guys have! <3
Holy shit, i've never seen anything this good. Awesome project dude !
  • RicyFlame
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • October 7, 2017, 8:23 am
does anyone have the download link?
  • superbDOG46
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Architect
  • September 12, 2017, 10:08 pm
update download link plz
I wish i could build this if you need help make a server and whitelist it
  • locklear13
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Button Pusher
  • September 4, 2017, 12:28 am
Man, I could never make anything of this scale. You guys are great.
  • LogicalDark
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • August 26, 2017, 4:21 am
Hypothetically if this ever got completed, by the time it does get completed, minecraft would no longer be the game we loved back in 2011.
  • Bastion1540
  • Level 46
  • Master Technomancer
  • September 12, 2017, 12:56 pm
microsoft is planning to make minecraft a 100 years old game, they're crazy
  • ThatsMine
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • August 5, 2017, 10:13 am
I just waited about 5 years, then I come back and now, it's done! Nice job.
  • xuebaxuan
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • July 31, 2017, 12:16 am
maybe we can go to ' ie.356123.com/baidu.html 'to search and download the project
  • Acayrin
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Modder
  • July 4, 2017, 10:58 pm
Try search "Bohtauri" on twitter, his name is Taylor Cook, aparently he's still there but... not much into the project anymore, i think.

the server still work
  • Dystopia
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Architect
  • July 18, 2017, 4:12 pm
I looked him up aswell and it led me to his facebook page.. let's just say he's into some weird stuff nowadays... I doubt that anything else is going to come out of this project.
  • Acayrin
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Modder
  • July 4, 2017, 10:54 pm
i seen this project about 3 years ago, the website link did work, download button ok, but maybe to long he havent response anything so i dont know either it dead or not.
  • lukz2cool
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Architect
  • June 25, 2017, 10:50 pm
Sooo... Dead project? If so, will it ever be continued at some stage? Been 2 years since the last project update.
hermoso muy hermoso eres un pro hicieron todo eso lool
Donwload not working.
  • Drago_
  • Level 23
  • Expert Dragon
  • June 5, 2017, 10:19 pm
It's dead Jim! :(

Since 2 years..
  • kynaris
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • May 28, 2017, 11:58 am
It's sad to see that it hasn't been updated in like 2 years.
  • CityC02
  • Level 27
  • Expert Architect
  • May 28, 2017, 6:19 am
Is this dead?
  • Subpartikel
  • Level 23
  • Expert Architect
  • May 22, 2017, 12:53 pm
my eyes are still hypnotized by the detail
that is awesome dude i like this =D
  • tforty
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • May 9, 2017, 11:48 am
so can anyone who is a builder join in to help?
Wow amazing Work <3 This is Soo cool great job ^^
  • Faz_
  • Level 54
  • Grandmaster Meme
  • April 21, 2017, 2:19 pm
8.6% done after four years... yeah, four or so years to go
  • Roadhog360
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Network
  • April 21, 2017, 12:35 pm
Please add ViaVersion to the server so 1.9+ can join?
  • J2017
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Miner
  • April 18, 2017, 2:37 am
link is broken.
  • ShiftX
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • April 17, 2017, 1:01 am
4-9 years to go? :O:O:O:O It'd be 2026 once you finished or 2021!
  • AKJE +
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • March 26, 2017, 9:23 am
y doynt u finiss it?
Read the description newbie
  • Aaslan27
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Crafter
  • March 25, 2017, 3:52 am
WOW ! That's a crazy map men ! I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE THAT MAP ! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Good job. But... What's the music ?

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