Flat world

To take a small break from making dangerous animals, I am adding an option to generate flat world in creative mode. This was requested by the guys making the world editor tool, so that they do not have to worry about boundary between the generated and edited world. I think it may also be useful to creative mode players.

But it’s not so simple. The world must have ocean shore, because player and creature spawning is dependent on distance from the ocean. I didn’t want to introduce special cases there for the flat world, so instead I made flat world have ocean as well.

The geometry of the flat world is as follows:

The land starts at coordinates 2000, 2000. To the left and bottom of it is ocean. Above and to the right is land, and it stretches to infinity (in theory). Both land and ocean are on level 64. At the bottom (on levels 0 and 1) there are 2 blocks of bedrock. Ocean is water all the way down to bedrock. Land is one block of grass (at level 64) and then dirt all the way down to bedrock.

That’s how the corner of the land (at coords 2000, 2000) looks in the game:

Notice the vertical cliff of land as it goes down all the way to bedrock.

Btw. The Y axis on the above diagram should actually point down and the whole diagram be mirrored vertically. This is due to how coordinate system works in Survivalcraft. So the corner is at the top left corner of the world.


  1. Posted May 16, 2012 at 22:28 | Permalink | Reply

    Nice work kaalus.
    This is something I could use because I’m rather a builder than a survivor so I’m even playing minecraft on creative with no mobs.
    But in survivalcraft I will really play survival once it’s a bit more interesting (and once I have a good plan for my house because I’m using minecraft as sandbox for building a perfect house and then I will rebuild it in SC^^)

  2. Duck Zues
    Posted May 16, 2012 at 22:57 | Permalink | Reply

    Omg I can’t wait… :-D

  3. Jriot10
    Posted May 16, 2012 at 23:14 | Permalink | Reply

    Cool it looks nice and I like how you can actually have an ocean unlike In minecraft

  4. dova
    Posted May 17, 2012 at 00:25 | Permalink | Reply

    Is the bedrock itself flat

    • Posted May 17, 2012 at 10:15 | Permalink | Reply

      Yep. Two blocks thick.

      • sarahcooke
        Posted June 28, 2013 at 05:34 | Permalink | Reply

        why can’t you dig through the rock at the bottom of the ocean.?

  5. fred
    Posted May 17, 2012 at 02:50 | Permalink | Reply

    I can’t wait for this!!!

    • fred
      Posted May 17, 2012 at 03:05 | Permalink | Reply

      What about 1.11 update???

  6. HarderMC
    Posted May 17, 2012 at 03:42 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus do you want make a seeds?

  7. YuvbinTrowld
    Posted May 17, 2012 at 13:37 | Permalink | Reply

    … is that a fish next to the Screenshot button, or is it an underwater Seagull?

    • Duck Zues
      Posted May 17, 2012 at 14:15 | Permalink | Reply

      No a segual just landed on the water… They always go that

  8. Gazese
    Posted May 17, 2012 at 18:16 | Permalink | Reply

    I like to build, but for me is more interesting to make flat to myself. It’s my opinion. But it’s look likely.

  9. Grigory
    Posted May 17, 2012 at 18:29 | Permalink | Reply

    What program you use to record the video to your phone?

    • Posted May 17, 2012 at 19:34 | Permalink | Reply

      I don’t record on the phone, you can’t do that. I record on the PC.

      • keaton
        Posted May 18, 2012 at 01:07 | Permalink | Reply

        How do you get it on pc?? :-D

        • Posted May 18, 2012 at 01:53 | Permalink

          I make it on PC, so it’s easy :-D

  10. reebs
    Posted May 19, 2012 at 15:38 | Permalink | Reply

    So is there an end to the water?

    • Posted May 19, 2012 at 18:53 | Permalink | Reply

      The game does not support negative coordinates, so it will break if you go too far over water.

  11. Seth
    Posted January 12, 2013 at 16:53 | Permalink | Reply

    What happens if you follow the boat non stop?

  12. jake
    Posted May 30, 2013 at 23:56 | Permalink | Reply

    What is the link called?

  13. jake
    Posted June 3, 2013 at 14:26 | Permalink | Reply

    How do you get worlds download to “community”?

  14. Posted April 25, 2014 at 04:57 | Permalink | Reply

    kaalus are you using bluestacks?

  15. Posted May 31, 2014 at 14:39 | Permalink | Reply

    Quick question.. I just updated 1.25 and I don’t know were to find the button to change it to a flat world… Help please? :(

    • Posted August 31, 2014 at 18:21 | Permalink | Reply

      You can’t change a world that already exsist to flat world, but you can do it when you create a new world. Also, only a world create in creative mode, that could be a flat world.

  16. Posted June 26, 2014 at 16:36 | Permalink | Reply

    How do you make the world superflat on the latest version?

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