Posted on | October 28, 2011 | Comments Off
Minecraft Map Generator: Using Seed Codes
Frequently asked questions about Minecraft seed code strings, what they are and how to use them. You will find an answer here to any question you may have about Minecraft seed codes for the Minecraft world map generator and map terrain generation:
What is a seed code?
Minecraft seed codes, or “seeds”, are a string of letters or numbers that the MInecraft game terrain generator uses to determine which map it should spit out for you when you generate a brand new map to build on. The ability to input your own seed code was integrated into the 1.3 Minecraft update in February, 2011.
Why would I want to use a seed code?
There are trillions of random terrain map possibilities in Minecraft. You may prefer a certain type of terrain in your maps, you may want to make a new world with the same terrain map as a world you have created before, or you may want to have the same terrain map as another player.
What does a seed code do?
A Minecraft seed code guarantees a certain map each time you use that seed code string. The same seed used more than once will always give you the exact same map. The only difference may be your spawn point. Seeds may be shared between Minecraft players who would like to obtain the same terrain map. Some inexperienced Minecraft players may tell you that using a seed code only ensures you get a similar terrain each time. This is not true. One seed code string will always generate the exact same world map and terrain.
What does a seed code look like?
A seed can be any number or string of letters. There is no certain length or limitation on numbers or letter. You can type in a word, random letters, or any number combination.
How do I use a seed code?
When generating a new Minecraft map, simply enter any seed code into the seed box above where it says “Leave blank for a random seed”. Otherwise it will generate one for you randomly.
What seed code should I use?
You can try out any string of numbers or letters you want, or you can find Minecraft seeds that others have used online. When Minecraft players find an interesting seed code string they may report in a forum, website or other online venue for others to be able to use. You may want to look in one of these places to find a seed to use yourself.
What if I use a Minecraft biome for the seed code?
For some biome words, you will indeed recieve a map that reflects the biome you have input as a seed string. This is not true for all of them, however.
What is a biome?
A biome is typically called an ecosystem. In Minecraft, its a terrain theme. At first, Minecraft was generated with either a snowy or grassy theme. The Halloween update changed that to make any map generated include 10 of the 14 biome themes in different sections of your map. These include Rain Forest, Seasonal Forest, Swampland, Savanna, Forest, Shrubland, Taiga, Tundra, Plains, and Desert. There is another one encountered only in the netherworld, two that are not used in normal play but can be found in the code, and one that is supposed to be coming in a new update.
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