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Tide - A Survival Island Map

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Mondy00 avatar Mondy00
Level 21 : Expert Architect
TIDE is a survival island custom map with challenge and story elements. It was inspired by Ashien's original Survival Island map as well as the movie "Cast Away."

Occasionally, packages will wash up on shore. Depending on what the sender was shipping, you may be in for a short spike in survival chance. You will need to return to the beach every so often to see if anything new has washed up that you can use.

The island is called "Mineriki" island, which is a 1:1 scale recreation of Monuriki island, the filming location for "Cast Away." Mineriki is overgrown and untouched by people... until you find yourself stranded there.

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The cave system is entirely custom made, very interconnected and very complex. The cave features from Minecraft version 1.18 have been brought back to 1.17.1 in this map and are used extensively.

Tide - A Survival Island Map Minecraft Map

Many changes have been made to game mechanics and world generation to provide unique challenges.

-The island is comprised mainly of andesite, not stone. Usable stone is rare.
-Large animals do not spawn, as the tiny island is in the middle of the ocean. The food and resources they provide can be obtained in other ways, but are rare.
-Saplings are rare. Your impact on the island will be noticeable.
-Grass does not drop wheat seeds.
-Ore is much more rare.
-Boats cannot be crafted.

The map includes a custom datapack that takes care of many of these features. Removing the datapack will break all functionality of the map. Type /datapack enable "file/Tide" if you don't start on the plane.

-Bats and parrots drop their meats.
-Coconuts can be found on palm trees, but they are limited in supply and cannot be farmed. Placing a coconut down allows you to eat it or harvest it with a sharp tool.
-Spears (tridents) are easily accessible and crafted with sticks.
-Ore deposits, dungeons, and other resource stocks are hidden all over the island, high and low.
-Achievements and XP are given for certain discoveries.
-Packages wash up on the east beach.

-There are some narrative elements involved with getting onto and off of the island, as well as a few triggered events on the island itself.
-Getting off the island is possible through a few different conditions. Which condition you achieve will depend on your playstyle. Once you achieve one of these conditions, you are still free to continue surviving on the island.

-Do not try to escape the island until you can craft a boat.
-DO NOT USE /TIME COMMANDS. They will break the map.
-DO NOT USE /KILL COMMANDS. They will also break the map. Other commands and cheats will ruin your experience as well.
-Do what you want with the KeepInventory gamerule. I don't know what's more enjoyable for each player, but the map starts with it off.
-Don't make a nether portal. One is provided.
-Use Minecraft version 1.17.1 (1.18 will work but going below y=0 is cheating)
-Single or multiplayer (enable datapack and command blocks)

-Check the east beach regularly. (The south facing beach closest to the spawn point 0,0)
-Develop a system to not get lost in the caves.
-Make paths on the surface to traverse the island more efficiently.
-Type /datapack enable "file/Tide" if you don't start on the plane


-Make a "HELP!" sign and signal fire
-Collect one of each type of flower
-Collect one of each record
-Clear the mushroom cave
-Clear the slime mushroom cave
-Clear the basalt creeper cave
-Clear the spider den
-Clear the calcite skeleton cave
-Clear the zombie dungeon maze
-Clear the lava slime river
-Clear the blaze cave
-Clear the basalt wither skeleton cave
-Clear the elder guardian nest
-Find the axolotl nest
-Find a beehive
-Find an amethyst geode
-Find the nether portal
-Find the end portal
-Find Chuck's cave
-Map out the entirety of Mineriki Island
-Get back to civilization
-Deliver the Special Package

I also made "Wayward Wonders" a while back. It's on curseforge and minecraftforum, and there are a bunch of lets plays on youtube as well.
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12/31/2021 8:49 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Robot
1withspaghetti avatar
This is such a well done map, I have been playing this with 2 other friends and the new game mechanics brings a new survival experience. 10/10
12/31/2021 10:37 pm
Level 21 : Expert Architect
Mondy00 avatar
Good to hear. Thanks. Enjoy.
12/22/2021 8:31 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Collective
2BeeHoneyBee2 avatar
Ooh can you update this for 1.18.1? I use realms, and want to play it with my friend, but cant unless it's realms 1.18.1
12/22/2021 9:09 pmhistory
Level 21 : Expert Architect
Mondy00 avatar
Right now there are no plans to update it. However, as far as I know, it will run on 1.18, but you'll just have to not go below y=0.

I'm not aware of anything that breaks the maps functionality in terms of command blocks or datapacks.

If I learn of an easy/efficient way to prevent the extra cave generation, I'll consider it.
01/07/2022 12:55 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Collective
2BeeHoneyBee2 avatar
Been a biiit but when I finally got the chance to play this on 1.18.1 the data packs didn't work, recourse packs didn't work, some things didn't play out right. Even playing it single player, some things aren't showing up as they're supposed to. It's a pretty map though :))
01/07/2022 3:43 am
Level 21 : Expert Architect
Mondy00 avatar
Not sure what you're experiencing. This made me test it out real quick in 1.18.1 and everything datapack and resource pack related was working. It's laggy while the new chunk data generates but it still worked, so I don't know what could be the problem. I can try to troubleshoot with you if you have specifics.
01/07/2022 7:56 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Collective
2BeeHoneyBee2 avatar
I tried it on single player again and it worked fine but on Realms when I try to play with my friend it doesn't, I think it might be Realms which sucks cause I wanted to play this with my friend
01/07/2022 9:57 pmhistory
Level 21 : Expert Architect
Mondy00 avatar
Okay so I've never used realms but we can try a few things. It might need some extra steps on Realms, but there's no reason it shouldn't work.

1. Make sure command blocks and cheats are enabled in the configuration.

2. In game type this -> /datapack list

It should say [​vanilla (built-in)], [​file/Tide (world)]

If it says Tide is available but not enabled then type this -> /datapack enable "file/Tide"

If it doesn't say Tide at all we can try zipping the datapack, but let's see what's happening first.
12/23/2021 1:56 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Collective
2BeeHoneyBee2 avatar
Ah thank you for the considerate reply!
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