Minecraft: Shattered world (r1)

At a glance

Today was spent working with JavaScript and Lua.
For now there's nothing to show for JS side of things, but for Lua there is - I've been working on a library for manipulating Minecraft worlds.

Continuing my previous experiments, the library converts series of conventional API calls (changing "brush" type, plotting single blocks, plotting regions of blocks) to WorldEdit commands. The commands are then fed to the game using a client-side plugin or even just AutoIt.

For a test, I wrote a script that generates a specific kind of world - as if smashed apart by asteroid impact with chunks of land left freely floating in low orbit.

A closer look

The blocks are placed in specific patterns, pulling some together to form concentrated "islands" while leaving other areas largely sparse.

Since this is done entirely through chat commands, large-scale structures can be built quickly and without interrupting people playing on the same server.

Being able to re-run the script with same or different RNG seed also means that you can reconstruct the thing later without manually making a backup:

Overall, this was pretty fun, and I plan to experiment with generation further.

For now, you can download a map/savegame for this:

Download (420kb .zip)

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One thought on “Minecraft: Shattered world (r1)

  1. That’s interesting! So you as programmer can make Minecraft build blocks in much faster way=) You could make a house in Haxe shape=) That is pretty cool=)

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