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Minecraft Players Are Creating a 1:1 Scale Replica of the Earth and You Can Help

This is arguably the biggest venture yet in Minecraft.
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Due to COVID-19 quarantines, a lot of us are digging into those backlogs and are finding creative ways to pass the time. Gaming has been a huge help, so it’s no surprise that Minecraft has seen a surge in players over the past several weeks. That being said, there is a group of Minecraft players that are taking on a daunting feat: creating a 1:1 replica of the Earth itself sans pollution, war, and all of the other terrible things we’ve done to it. Just pure pixelated goodness. 

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We know what some of you may be thinking: Minecraft is big but it’s not that big. True, but this player base is getting creative with the help of mods to override height limitations while also providing an accurate map of the earth’s surface and how to replicate that in-game. 

For those curious about the mods used and how the plan is going thus far, YouTuber PippenFTS detailed what’s going down currently in the Minecraft-verse with their video above. For the mapping of the Earth’s surface, they are using the Terra 1-to-1 mod uses map data to recreate actual surface material while the Cubic Chunks mod works to override the height cap. 

While progress has been going swimmingly, there is still a few more kinds to work out which is why this YouTuber has launched the Build the Earth movement that has the goal of looping in Minecraft players all over the world to help with optimization, creative strategy, and fleshing out all of the details that would make this project worth it in the end. 

Are you interested in helping out this project to recreate a 1:1 scale Earth in Minecraft? Then check out the Discord server here to learn more! 

H/T PC Gamer! 

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With an arguably unhealthy obsession with Dragon Age and Mass Effect, Liana is wildly passionate about all things in the gaming community. From shooters, to RPGs, if it's out - she's playing it. A medically retired US Sailor and now full-time hoarder of gaming collectibles, Liana's passion for everything in the gaming industry is palpable. Also, if you lose her in a crowd, just casually mention any BioWare game and the crazy pterodactyl screech will without a doubt follow. You can follow her on Twitter @DirtyEffinHippy or email her for editorial inquiries at [email protected]!