Tatsuyama - 龍山 - Empire of the Dragon Mountain - v1.1 Complete, Check it out!

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avatar Wooraah
Level 71 : Legendary Hero
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New Mediafire save link now uploaded 08/03/13.

About the project:

Tatsuyama, (é¾å±±) means "Dragon Mountain" in Japanese, and felt the most authentic after searching around for a few appropriate names in Google translate. This is by far my biggest project in Minecraft so far. The map features fully fledged a very large island Empire and covers a total of over 1,200 x 1,200 blocks, has over 20 major builds, 70+ unique structures, and several secret areas.

350 hours may seem a hell of a long time to spend on a minecraft project, but Iove learnt loads from it, from map design, reptile anatomy, Asian culture, history and architecture, Video and Photo editing, plus had a lot of fun, despite suffering from some owriters blocko at various stages.
The original thread discussing my evolving plans and Work In Progress on the Map can be found here .

It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to also install and run my 128x128 Asian themed texture pack to go with the map if your machine can handle it, although of course not required, I have spent many hours on the pack, and it shows the map as it was meant to be seen. No other mods are required.

To do this, youoll also need the HD Texture Fix.

Tatsuyama, the Empire of the Dragon Mountain is a detailed Feudal Asian (Japanese/Chinese) city map with many several districts and many unique features. No building is unfinished, and every building has a complete interior as well as exterior. The map itself is not based on any other game or existing city, but various elements draw inspiration from real world examples of the best in Chinese, Japanese and Thai architecture.

It is not an adventure map, but instead a creative map with some RPG elements and a back story. Therefore you are free to set the difficulty as you wish, and go in modded and fly around, or go in vanilla, and explore at eye level. If you just want a tour, Iod recommend first trying without fly mods and looking around at the Empire as a Tatsu citizen sees it, if you want a challenge, put it on one of the harder difficulties and try to survive, there are goodies spread throughout the map to help you if you wish to do it this way.

Pictures:

Over 100 other pics of Builds, Work in Progress shots and more map renders can be seen in my imgur album for the project here.










Enough! Give me the Download Already!

Well the download is available in 4 different forms:

1) Standard Map Download, which also comes with a note left for you by the Chief Scribe to the Tatsu Emperor and a fully detailed map of the Empire.

2) A schematic of the whole mapWARNING! You will require either a large dose of patience or a powerful PC to even attempt to import this into your world, believe me I tried it even when the map was half done, and it took 45 minutes for the import to complete even on a decent quad-core machine. The schematic, contains a staggering 343,605,248 blocks, and is over 47mb.

3) Schematics of major builds (linked to this post) - The remainder of the builds of the project can now also be downloaded in what I have branded oTatsuyama in a Boxo, which contains a total of 60 mainly unreleased schematics of all of the remaining builds, including Bridges, Pagodas, Mausoleum, Imperial Guard Headquarters, 2 dragon Models, About 15 houses and much more.

4) Pre-released Schematics: Several Elements of the Map area already available to download, you can find them here:
- City Wall and Gates
- Temple of Serenity
- Asian Fleet of Ships
- Ruins of an ancient culture (Angkor Wat)
- Theatre and Art Gallery


Additional Credits and Thanks:

- Many thanks to my Beta Testers o Vakarian, Neroxyl, UndeadJesus, Ameren, Larssonmc, and MC_Darth_Vader.
- Additional thanks to Omgitzjeff for allowing me to use a couple of his Japanese house models in the residential area. (sorry forgot to credit you in the video) sad
- And a big thanks to all on mcschematics.com for the support, ideas and encouragement over the last few months.
- All the folks at deviant art and flikr for some great inspiration when I was running low.

FAQ:

What can I expect from Future Releases:

This is an initial complete release of the map, further enhancements to expect after Iove taken a break and recharged the batteries include:
- A 64x64 version of the Woocraft Texture Pack
- A Minecart System
- Summer Palace
- A rival empire?

How did you do x,y, or z? (Methodology)

- This is not a olegito build. If it were, simply gathering all the required materials would have taken me literally yearso¦. I see Minecraft as a tool for my creativity, and the survival version of the game doesnot really inspire me, hence I use all of the great and evolving tools at my disposal to help where possible with my projects. For this project, tools used include:

- Blender o For creating the dragon used in Dragon Mountain
- Binvox o For the import of the Dragon used in Dragon Mountain, the Giant Buddha, and the Dolphin in the Bay.
- MC Edit o General schematic preparation, some terraforming and planning
- Minecraft Structure Planner o For planning out some of the pixel art and building facades
- Single Player Commands (World Edit) o Loads of the ingame editing and terraforming
- World Painter o Some of the major terraforming elements (volcano and some underground areas)
- MC Explorer o Source image for the map, and some of the render images
- Pixelmap o Earlier map renders
- Photoshop o Logo, map touch up, and render touch ups.
- Sony Vegas o Video Editing
- Fraps o Video Recording

Can I use the map or map elements on my server:

- Yes, it would be hard to stop you anyway, now itos public domain, but please be reasonable and provide credit where itos due, donot pretend you created it yourself.

Can I have your babies?

No sorry, Iom spoken for, but thanks for the offer.

Additional Notes


Now featured on Minecraft France Here: http://www.minecraft-france.fr/?p=3338

and

Crafthub here: http://crafthub.net/2011/06/25/hands-down-tatsuyama-is-one-of-my-top-favorite-builds/
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Update #14 : 03/08/2013 8:21:05 amMar 8th, 2013

Added new Mediafire download link as the old one had died. Many thanks to Gikame and others for this.

Removed Schematic link as this was also defunct, and less used anyway.
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07/22/2015 6:01 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Miner
klmmc13
all the secondary links are invalid; the WorldSave links out to MediaFire, and is working so far.  

EDIT: Three hours for the download w/DSL and the file is corrupted.

Would have been a great place to explore. Oh well.
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05/26/2014 4:50 am
Level 11 : Journeyman Artist
PTsandro
I just love this map.. So Beautifull. DIAMOND for u sir !
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03/21/2014 6:43 pm
Level 21 : Expert Explorer
GabrielMunllanWoW
holy crap this is just awesome great job!
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01/18/2014 10:21 am
Level 25 : Expert Ranger
1635321
I am making a midevil world that will hopefully be turned into a server soon. I am wondering if I can use your project in this world. Al credit will be given and your name will be added to the world website. For more information go to mc.chasekanipe.com or server.chasekanipe.com.
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12/16/2013 8:10 pm
Level 25 : Expert Ranger
1635321
I am making a midevil world that will hopefully be turned into a server soon. I am wondering if I can use your project in this world. Al credit will be given and your name will be added to the world website. For more information go to mc.chasekanipe.com or server.chasekanipe.com.
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09/27/2013 12:35 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
Sharded Dragon INC
ã ã ã ¯ç´ æ ´ã ã ã ã §ã !
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07/23/2013 10:26 am
Level 17 : Journeyman Miner
SerbianCrafter
My favorite project of all times...Awesome. Please check out my small castle ;)
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05/28/2013 12:40 pm
Level 65 : High Grandmaster Wizard
Notux
Hardcore! I saw this 2 years ago :) and u inspired me in the asian style, thanks for that!
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05/19/2013 6:40 am
Level 9 : Apprentice Architect
minecraft_Eigua2001
I don't think anyone has matched this sort of brilliance in minecraft ever.
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05/16/2013 4:26 pm
Level 13 : Journeyman Engineer
Andreal Vox
Love This Map! I used one of your builds in a map I made almost a year ago now, never uploaded it as an adventure map, but I still like it cause it was my first, and cause your build was so amazing, still is!
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03/12/2013 11:42 am
Level 1 : New Miner
wolfbat9
275th diamond :)
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03/08/2013 2:13 pm
Level 47 : Master Ranger
TemporarilyStick
Are you back Wooraah or what? :O
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03/09/2013 4:57 am
Level 71 : Legendary Hero
Wooraah
Not really, haven't gone so far as re-downloading the game yet, but might this weekend.
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03/08/2013 8:17 am
Level 71 : Legendary Hero
Wooraah
Added new updated Mediafire link thanks to Gikame. Should be ok to download the world again. Removed the Schematic file link as that was down too.
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03/08/2013 1:17 am
Level 69 : High Grandmaster Alien
Mithrintia
Hey man, I actually just came across an old copy of the world hidden away in my files, if you need it just say, I can toss it to you through mediafire, over Skype, whatever :)
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03/08/2013 5:22 am
Level 71 : Legendary Hero
Wooraah
If you could throw it up on mediafire and repost a link that would be wonderful. Thanks Mith.
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03/08/2013 6:47 pm
Level 69 : High Grandmaster Alien
Mithrintia
Ah, glad to see you got it! Surprised to see you active, you were one of my favorite builders when I first started building :) you looking to be more active in the near future, or?
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03/09/2013 4:58 am
Level 71 : Legendary Hero
Wooraah
Yea, might come back, we'll see. Looking for a new game or a revival to keep me amused. Trying out SimCity atm though, see if it can hold my interest, or load for that matter....
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03/09/2013 3:00 pm
Level 69 : High Grandmaster Alien
Mithrintia
If you do ever feel like popping back on MC, I'd be honored to have you on my server :) just toss me a message if you ever feel like doing so. Nice to talk to you again!
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03/09/2013 3:20 pm
Level 71 : Legendary Hero
Wooraah
Hehe I'm trying to conjure up a few new ideas for a big build. Just been looking at vids from your server and it does look awesome, I must admit. The average level and quality of builds has really improved in the last 18 months, so I'm struggling to come up with ideas for stuff someone else hasn't done awesomely before.
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02/01/2013 12:33 am
Level 7 : Apprentice Farmer
ElfLord
the download link does not work.............
GANGNAM STYLE!
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01/27/2013 7:26 pm
Level 15 : Journeyman Taco
freehbird
Mediafire link is broken :l
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01/11/2013 4:31 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
ihascake11224
Maybe I should see this :P. But is it a Adventure map? Or just a building? Either way... I will most likely like it :D
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12/26/2012 4:05 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Architect
Wrynes
File removed for violation says mediafire. can't download :(
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12/18/2012 8:49 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
lippy896
to bad theres no creative
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12/12/2012 9:05 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Dragon
ArmoreDragon
is it fully furnished?
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10/21/2012 12:27 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
lippy896
wow
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10/16/2012 8:28 am
Level 1 : New Miner
mymadn__123
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10/13/2012 10:36 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
bf900
AAAAAAWWWESOOOOOMMMME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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10/13/2012 10:35 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
bf900
diamond
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10/12/2012 4:51 pm
Level 58 : Grandmaster Artist
The Artemosky
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10/10/2012 7:30 pm
Level 9 : Apprentice Engineer
duccky
i think i'm gonna cry :')
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10/06/2012 8:15 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
123aaa
This map is sooooooo AWESOME!!!
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09/25/2012 1:18 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Explorer
mrpony1
dude. omg. this is awesome !!!
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09/17/2012 10:56 am
Level 1 : New Miner
This_is_I
Cool! If you want to play in Medieval Join my server
IP:de10.mcserv.ru:25614
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08/13/2012 5:29 am
Level 1 : New Explorer
Fiona1999
é¾ å±± Is actually translated to dragon mountain in chinese too i personally know this is because im chinese so this project could go either ways
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08/11/2012 1:01 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
dzundaza
you just got a new diamond;)
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07/31/2012 12:46 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Crafter
Thestonedigger
Okey, I'l Use It, Creds For You!
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07/22/2012 5:37 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Crafter
Thestonedigger
Hello Sire I Wonder If i Could Use Your Map In My Upcoming Samurai Movie.
If So Then Youl Get The Creds For The Map. Il Post A Link To The Movie Post.
http://www.planetminecraft.com/forums/minecraft-samurai-movie-t121910.html

If You Let Us Use It We Won't Need To Build Forever. Of course You Can Get Any Role You Want In The Movie.
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07/23/2012 10:26 pm
Level 36 : Artisan Dragon
Ravenpaw2000
I don't think that they would appreciate being sued! XD
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01/11/2013 4:29 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
ihascake11224
It said use... Not sue...
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01/12/2013 2:37 pm
Level 36 : Artisan Dragon
Ravenpaw2000
Only because he 'Edit'ed it afterwards.
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07/25/2012 2:58 am
Level 3 : Apprentice Crafter
Thestonedigger
Sued? we are mking an whole story on our own..
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07/25/2012 9:10 pm
Level 36 : Artisan Dragon
Ravenpaw2000
You misspelled use as sue. "Hello Sire I Wonder If i Could Sue Your Map In my Upcoming Samurai Movie."
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07/27/2012 4:27 am
Level 3 : Apprentice Crafter
Thestonedigger
thx for saying that!
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07/27/2012 11:46 am
Level 36 : Artisan Dragon
Ravenpaw2000
And you didn't capitalize i. just sayin
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07/07/2012 10:25 am
Level 43 : Master Architect
owetre18
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07/02/2012 2:46 pm
Level 1 : New Crafter
nicklasdk120
When will the next update come?
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06/09/2012 10:26 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
sai2335
what does the Japanese symbols say on the map?

p.s for something you spent 350 hours on it is the BEST map in the universe
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06/04/2012 9:02 am
Level 29 : Expert Architect
architect
amazing construction+DIAMOND
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05/31/2012 11:10 pm
Level 77 : Legendary Magical Girl
pigonge
Awesome build! It looks like mixture of Japanese and Chinese builds
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05/16/2012 11:22 am
Level 1 : New Miner
awesomeprojectteam
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