New Map format Increasing height to 256 blocks

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  1. SnakeTails

    SnakeTails Well-Known Member

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    New Minecraft Map Format, “Anvil”


     
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    Snap !!! :) we posted the great news at the same time...lol
     
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    I knew they were increasing the sky height but this has ended up being much larger than I was expecting. Hopefully it will make world expansion with new terrains and biomes a lot easier.

    And all the mods makers are probably excited and groaning about the possible need for them to spend a lot of time updating their mods. Bukkit especially.

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    Woot. 128 was a little low sometimes :)
     
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    But Misnik, even church spires have limits. I believe the aim is to allow people to build above the clouds once more (of course, clouds can now be turned off).

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    Im not sure I understand this word :D


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    But seriously I think it will be great. I do miss playing in the clouds sometimes. also the current version makes mountain top buildings very difficult in some areas. +64 more would have been plenty. 256 (another whole 128 ) will be AWESOME!

    My current work site on frontier will have 13 towers with buttresses/arches connecting some the outer ones to the inner ones. The current height of 64 was already causing me to put them way lower than I really wanted so they didn't look too horrid. This will be a big boost. though I don't expect to get near 256.
     
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    Well I will increase the height of my hotel to the full height also, now that might take awhile, need to start the stockpile of materials now.
     
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    I claim the moon at my terrain, as some day there will be "Mooncraft" :D
     
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    Someone has already been developing a game that involves mining asteroids and building up your spacecraft. This game is inspired by Minecraft, but completely separate.

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    wow. great news for all that network bandwidth chewed up as well. should improve lag natually.
     
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    Awesome, I got my tower up to the 128 block and realized I was out of room. It looks funny from the ground with the top being so wide. Maybe I can finally fix it.
     
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    I'm going to build Mt Everest :D
     
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    Ohhhhh!

     
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    I recall a mate back in my school days, and every Monday morning he'd come in and put on all these weird voices, imitating a skit from the Goons, while breaking into fits of laughter.

    I'll check out the links at home :)

    On the theme of snow covered mountains, I wonder if at some stage they will increase height of occasional mountains and if generated above a certain block level, will always be covered in snow, or for that matter occasional snow on any structure anywhere above a certain height.
     
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    Everest already done
     

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