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Terra Astralis - 1.18.2 Ultra-Realistic Minecraft Map

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OneCore avatar OneCore
Level 53 : Grandmaster Terraformer
Terra Astralis

4096 x 4096 Ultra-Realistic Multibiome Terrain

This is Terra Astralis, the second map in my "Terra" map series and my first ever Minecraft 1.18 map.

It has a few distinct biomes that you may take note of:

Snowy Mountains
Braided Rivers

This is my most realistic map so far. The mountains are 450+ blocks tall (starting from y = -64), allowing me to implement massive amounts of detail.

My main focus for this map was to focus on braided rivers, a cohesive blend of mountains and surrounding terrain (my previous maps focused on the tall landforms and skimped on cliffs and hills), as well as more realistic stratification, mountain shape, and erosion/ridgeforming technique.

The taller height also means I can use higher-quality and larger trees without having to compromise the "large" scale of the terrain - this is because with your normal 256 height, using big and pretty trees makes the mountains look small.

I've historically made the trees smaller to compromise for this, but with the recent World Painter updates, I can now simply make the mountains bigger. This was already possible, but now I can do it in vanilla, making it accessible for everyone without any extra effort.


Images of the map must credit me as the creator. Commercial use is only available with my permission.

I take paid custom commissions, as long as the map is not overwhelmingly large.If interested, contact me at OneCore#4413 on Discord.

Special thanks to [​unnamed friend] for allowing me to use his computer to render this.
Bumped: 6/30/22

11/23/2022: Ported to Gumroad ($4.99)
11/27/2022: Map currently unavailable for purchase on Gumroad due to technical issues. Will update when issue is resolved.
12/30/2022: Gumroad issue resolved, map is now purchasable again.
2/10/2023: Added isometric and player-perspective render to Gumroad download page.
2/12/2023: Updated credits to include Lentebriesje's Custom Tree Repository
CreditOneCore, Lord Dakr MCG Schematic Pack, Lentebriesje's Custom Tree Repository
Progress100% complete

10 Update Logs

Update #10 : by OneCore 02/12/2023 3:07:28 amFeb 12th

Updated credits to include Lentebriesje's Custom Tree Repository:

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02/03/2023 12:19 am
Level 63 : High Grandmaster Terraformer
Neekoris avatar
You're without a doubt the best terraformer on this site. I have been on here a long time and seen all kinds of elaborate custom terrain (done lots myself too), and yours are by FAR the most realistic and detailed I have ever seen. Seriously.

I don't make terrain anymore, but when the update came out that added the new world height limit, I got excited thinking about how huge the mountains could look. You're the only one I've seen actually take advantage of that, and the perspective you achieved on them is insane. They are look HUGE. The rivers, scree slopes, looks like melting glaciers too - the detail in general is just amazing. I can't even imagine what your world painter layers look like.

It's so damn cool to see someone push realistic/detailed custom terrain to the limits like this. Much better than those maps that look good from above, but have no detail or realism in-game like they're built to just be rendered. Great work! 😁👍
02/03/2023 6:36 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Terraformer
OneCore avatar
Thank you! Appreciate it :)
07/05/2022 11:29 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Ozzy7 avatar
Amazing map, I am loving your work. Is there a top view, as 'm in the market for an island map to work on, and can't tell if this is one?

Amazing pictures for the map though!
07/05/2022 12:46 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Terraformer
OneCore avatar
This is not an island map
06/06/2022 2:18 pm
Level 15 : Journeyman Architect
adamconquest avatar
just to know: hoe do yoou create a world with this height limit?
06/06/2022 6:36 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Terraformer
OneCore avatar
worldpainter 1.17 and 1.18 allow for custom world height when creating the worldp
06/05/2022 8:38 am
Level 3 : Apprentice Explorer
Weirdo12230 avatar
Bro this is the best World Painter map I have ever seen 🔥🔥
06/07/2022 7:50 am
Level 53 : Grandmaster Terraformer
OneCore avatar
ty ty
06/04/2022 4:58 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
09999 avatar
this is cool
06/03/2022 5:44 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Oli4ver avatar
Wow, just wow. Amazing!
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