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Looking for guidance on how to achieve a certain look, or hunting for inspiration? Check out these common Terrain Control use cases. Mysource has made some other examples over here.
Shaping Your World
Want an all-desert world? It's easier than you might think!
The settings to pay attention to here is the list of
BiomeGroups inside the WorldConfig.ini. It looks like this:
BiomeGroup(NormalBiomes, 0, 97, Forest, Roofed Forest, Extreme Hills, Plains, Birch Forest, Swampland, Flower Forest, Roofed Forest M, Extreme Hills+, Sunflower Plains, Birch Forest M, Swampland M) BiomeGroup(IceBiomes, 3, 90, Ice Plains, Cold Taiga, Ice Plains Spikes, Cold Taiga M) BiomeGroup(HotBiomes, 0, 97, Desert, Savanna, Plains, Desert M, Savanna M, Sunflower Plains) BiomeGroup(ColdBiomes, 0, 97, Forest, Extreme Hills, Taiga, Plains, Flower Forest, Extreme Hills+, Taiga M, Sunflower Plains) BiomeGroup(MesaBiomes, 1, 40, Mesa) BiomeGroup(JungleBiomes, 1, 40, Jungle, Jungle M) BiomeGroup(Mega TaigaBiomes, 1, 40, Mega Taiga, Mega Spruce Taiga)
BiomeGroups and add a new one with
BiomeGroup(NormalBiomes, 0, 100, Desert). Depending on the biome you use, you might want to disable oceans by setting
The easiest way to create an ocean world is by setting
LandRarity to 1 in the WorldConfig.ini. Your world is now one large ocean, there are no continents anymore. You could also set the water level (
WaterLevelMax) to something higher to get more water. You can also lower the ocean floor by setting
BiomeHeight in the OceanBiomeConfig.ini to something lower (but avoid -2.0, because that value is bugged!).
Sometimes you just need to change one thing of the generator (add a BO2 for example), without changing it further from vanilla, for example because you want to avoid borders with your vanilla world. This isn't done by setting
TerrainMode (WorldConfig) to
Default: Terrain Control will completely ignore all generation settings.
Instead, you should set
Normal. If you don't change the BiomeConfigs the terrain settings will already look almost like vanilla. Biome placement is even with the default settings different from vanilla, but because
BiomeMode is set to
Default the terrain generator will use the biomes of vanilla.
"Amplified" is a world type available in vanilla Minecraft. In Terrain Control, you can make any biome amplified by applying the following formula:
amplified BiomeHeight = 1 + (BiomeHeight * 2) amplified BiomeVolatility = 1 + (BiomeVolatility * 4)
If you do this for all biomes in the world, you essentially have an amplified world.
Populating Your World
Here, we'll give snowy mountains a relatively higher density of diamond ore. Open the Ice MountainsBiomeConfig.ini file. We'll adjust a few numbers in the resource queue for this one. Ores are distributed using the
Ore(Block,Size,Frequency,Rarity,MinAltitude,MaxAltitude,BlockSource[,BlockSource...]) directive, where:
Blockis the block ID (or name) to distribute
Sizeis the average size, in blocks, of each generated ore vein
Frequencyis the number of veins to generate per chunk
Rarityis the percentage chance of each vein actually being placed
MaxAltitudeare the vertical bounds of the ore distribution
BlockSourceis one or more block IDs (or names) which the ore is allowed to replace
Ice MountainsBiomeConfig.ini, we have: