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#1 2009-12-15 18:56:15

LightWarriorK
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Shadowmarch Castle in Minecraft

It's still heavily "in the works," but enough is done that I'm comfortable showing a nice preview pic:

Clicky for coolness.

Better views, many more pics, and details on the scope of all this as I get closer to completing it.

Comments, criticisms, and suggestions, please!


EDIT:  Aww, I was hoping it was interesting enough to get at least one reply out of 36 views.

Ah well, I guess "pixel art" isn't very exciting, but the truth is that picture is just a render from something quite different.

Perhaps if I put it another way...

Atop the Basilisk Gate

Overlooking Skimmertown

The Inner Keep from atop the Old Walls


EDIT #2:  4/17/2010

I guess teasers don't help.  Ah well, since I've gone for broke on the Minecraft forums, I'll go ahead and do the same here:

Experience Shadowmarch Castle in Minecraft Here!

Last edited by LightWarriorK (2010-04-17 18:03:40)

 

#2 2011-01-14 06:02:57

SkurnTheNiffyRaven
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Re: Shadowmarch Castle in Minecraft

wow i think its really amazing what youve done! i myself do not play minecraft, but know the game from a friend who plays it ... the only 2 things of which i thought different, is the height of midlans mount on which the castle is built on, in my imagination its way higher, and i also thought the causeway to mainland was longer, so the castle should be more apart from mainland ;-)


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#3 2011-01-14 06:08:34

Aan`allein
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Re: Shadowmarch Castle in Minecraft

I guess I missed this the first time around as I didn't know about Minecraft yet back then, but wow! This is pretty amazing. Just how much time did you spend on this? And did you ever finish Funderling town?


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#4 2011-01-15 13:16:51

LightWarriorK
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Re: Shadowmarch Castle in Minecraft

Thanks for the replies, guys!

is the height of midlans mount on which the castle is built on, in my imagination its way higher, and i also thought the causeway to mainland was longer, so the castle should be more apart from mainland ;-)

The answer to both differences is actually the map size restrictions fo the game.  Classic mode, which this was built in, can only handle 67,108,864 blocks, so the map must be some LxWxH on Squares that don't go over that amount.  This map is 512x512x256.  I needed 512 for the L and W because 256 would have been too small (making the causeway even smaller or non-existant) and that only allowed 256 for the height, so Midlan's Mount couldn't be any taller than I made it.

Of course, the newer modes have already increased the L and W limites to 8x the surface of the Earth, so if Notch ever increases the height limit of the current version I'd be able to do better.

Just how much time did you spend on this? And did you ever finish Funderling town?

I spent a lot of time on this, and I was glad to get the reaction on the forums that I did.  It's consistantly brought up as one of the best castles made in Minecraft to date.  I'd say on and off about 6 months of work.

I have not finished Funderling town yet, since I'm waiting for Notch to update the Creative Classic mode with the new features of the game.  I was also waiting at least until Shadowheart came out, since I realized after reading Shadowrise that the picture of Funderling Town and the Mysteries was not yet complete and I wanted to know what I was going to have to do first.

Thanks again for the comments!

 

#5 2011-01-15 21:51:26

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: Shadowmarch Castle in Minecraft

I like how each tower's roof is a different color. You don't often see that.


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#6 2011-01-29 12:56:55

LightWarriorK
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Re: Shadowmarch Castle in Minecraft

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

I like how each tower's roof is a different color. You don't often see that.

Thanks!  That's actually book-accurate, although I can't find the page again right now.  Somewhere in the first book, either when Chert was talking to the Rooftoppers or when Vansen was on the walls or something, the roof colors of the Season Towers were described like I've made them.

 
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