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[Mod] flatgen: 100% flat maps [flatgen]

PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:47
by Krock

Flat map generator


Deprecated, use the mapgen "flat" in the world creation dialog.

Image
This is how a flat map looks like.

Why? Well, it's for people which want to have a flat map for sure.

Since version 2, you can define the used nodes and create bedrock-like nodes at the bottom.

Define the used nodes: (init.lua)
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-- Default, grass cover, dirt in between, stone under it
flatgen.cover   = "default:dirt_with_grass"
flatgen.under   = "default:dirt"
flatgen.ground   = "default:stone"

--[[ Templates:
- Sand everywhere
   flatgen.cover   = "default:sand"
   flatgen.under   = "default:sand"
   flatgen.ground   = "default:sand"
   
- Desert sand, sand, sandstone
   flatgen.cover   = "default:desert_sand"
   flatgen.under   = "default:sand"
   flatgen.ground   = "default:sandstone"

- Wool, wool, obsidian
   flatgen.cover   = "wool:white"
   flatgen.under   = "wool:white"
   flatgen.ground   = "default:obsidian"
]]


Other settings:
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flatgen.cover_y      = 1      -- Y position of the cover node [1]
flatgen.depth      = 3      -- Depth of the "under" node [3]
flatgen.limit_y      = true   -- False = map generation stops at 100m under cover_y


License: WTFPL
Depends: none (Depends on the wanted terrain nodes)
Download: master.zip (GitHub), Browse code

PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 13:56
by BrunoMine
Fantastico. this is perfect

PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 08:50
by Calinou
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mg_flags = flat


What does your mod do compared to that?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:17
by Krock
Calinou wrote:
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mg_flags = flat


What does your mod do compared to that?

Using a mod for this is handier than editing world files or even the minetst.conf :)
Maybe it's faster than the builtin mapgen in flat-mode.
Also, this mod offers an unique setting of the dirt depth! Wow so amazing feature.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:37
by falsegrayburger
This is easiest and better mod

Re: [Mod] flatgen [100% flat maps]

PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 07:22
by kidmondo
I have searched so hard to find a flat mod

Re: [Mod] flatgen [100% flat maps]

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 06:55
by superschizo
Thank you. I tried messing with the mg flags already and was still getting lakes and trees. This mod created a perfectly flat world for me, although there are still flowers to remove.

Re: [Mod] flatgen [100% flat maps]

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 09:19
by Krock
superschizo wrote:Thank you. I tried messing with the mg flags already and was still getting lakes and trees. This mod created a perfectly flat world for me, although there are still flowers to remove.

Cool to see someone using this mod.

The "flowers" mod generates those flowers automatically and therefore it's not releated to this "mapgen".

Re:

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 21:30
by Daïmanu
Thanks for that mod, that was exactly what I am looking for!

Calinou wrote:
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mg_flags = flat

What does your mod do compared to that?


This flag makes the map flat, but doesn't deactivate biomes, so we can see some kind of "drawings" of stone, sand and dirt on the ground.

This mod makes a coherent ground of grass (or anything else like infinite water).

Re: Re:

PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:58
by Calinou
Daïmanu wrote:This flag makes the map flat, but doesn't deactivate biomes, so we can see some kind of "drawings" of stone, sand and dirt on the ground.

This mod makes a coherent ground of grass (or anything else like infinite water).


This is slightly better:
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mg_flags = flat, notrees, nocaves


But the upside of this mod is that it makes really flat maps, removing ores, springs an such, regardless of installed mods. So this mod does have an use, actually.

Re: [Mod] flatgen [100% flat maps]

PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 22:39
by gunnercody
Works great! I will be using this for my next titanic!

Re: [Mod] flatgen [100% flat maps]

PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 09:56
by Krock
gunnercody wrote:Works great! I will be using this for my next titanic!

Stranded titanic? Uh...

Re: [Mod] flatgen [100% flat maps]

PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 15:47
by srifqi
Krock wrote:The "flowers" mod generates those flowers automatically and therefore it's not releated to this "mapgen".


This mapgen.lua?

Re: [Mod] flatgen [100% flat maps]

PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 09:33
by rubenwardy
Yes

Re: [Mod] flatgen [100% flat maps]

PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 00:31
by mojuave
I am looking for something similar but not quite as flat lol, I am trying to build a server and want a more flat map(vs the current where you need a lot of digging to semi flat to build on a large area) maybe something where a node can be placed where the node is will level the land straight in all horizontal direction to same level as where node is placed but also configurable to distance IE 0-??? node space away saying I chose 10 then say it levels 10 blocks in all 4 directions to give a perimeter of 21x21 block area.

Ok that was a lot to say but do you know if that exists or maybe you know how to build it

Re: [Mod] flatgen [100% flat maps]

PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 14:52
by Krock
mojuave wrote:<snip>

Sorry but I can't really understand what you wish in this mod.
I could add a perlin noise to add tiny hills if you want this.

Re: [Mod] flatgen [100% flat maps]

PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 15:42
by Amaz
If I understand correctly, he wants a map where there are fairly large flat space.

Paramat's flatten mod might work best for want you want: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=7701

Re: [Mod] flatgen [100% flat maps]

PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 21:51
by mojuave
Krock wrote:
mojuave wrote:<snip>

Sorry but I can't really understand what you wish in this mod.
I could add a perlin noise to add tiny hills if you want this.



no not tiny hills more like realistic world still have mountain ranges but have large areas for towns and cities to be built as well. This game has way too many bumps and holes you either are sitting at a cliff edge or falling in a hole. Amaz is right as far as what I am basically looking for but I don't know how that mod works, where its at or how to control it.


Basically look at it like the HV Quarry in technic. You place a node and set a parameter and lets say that is set at 8 so then the HV Quarry digs 8 blocks left 8 blocks right and whatever down. Now say you have a flat creation node and where it is placed and parameter is set will "dig" straight horizontally and upwards. So someone places this node and sets parameter of say 8 then this digs 8 blocks left, right, infront and behind the node and vertically(like digging a reversed mine) so now I have a flat walk-able area 17x17x17x17(17 because the "node" is in the center) and clear to the sky. Even a special touch of selecting the foundation like in the TBM, so now all that flat land can be cobble, sand, dirt, ect.....

So ideally say I wanted to create a beach resort mock up area(which I have never seen a large enough area near water to create. I would place this node at the waters edge and say set it to 20 and set "sand" as my foundation. BAMM I have a large sandy beach 41 blocks wide and 21 blocks inland where nothing happens to water because it is already at node level. You could place this out in the water to create shallow inland beach.

So after reading my reply in reality I guess im asking for the HV quarry to work upside down with a larger programmable area than just 8 maybe to 50 IDK and having ability to lay down a desired medium as the ground like TBM so merging the Quarry and TBM then making them work upside down I guess is what I am asking


Edit: uniflat is for linux and I have windows so that won't work for me

Re: [Mod] flatgen [100% flat maps]

PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 06:06
by mojuave
ok so after i wrote my last post I was tired so took a nap and after I woke I realized I answered my own question so I studied the quarry file and saw where I needed to change numbers. So now my quarry is digging up not down and I widened the range to 50 and set it at 40 and its doing what I wanted to do. Only bad thing is i can only do this to build but will need to set it back to play normal with quarry.

But hey its still a great idea to create a machine to do this that would also be server friendly as far as not digging "owned" and setting limits on range either to add to or credit technic mod. I think people would love this to level land for builds, farming or just aesthetics for landscaping around home

still think laying down a certain material as the base would be fantastic so at the end you dont need to do that manually

Thank you for your time

Re: [Mod] flatgen [100% flat maps]

PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 19:36
by Krock
mojuave wrote:I think people would love this to level land for builds, farming or just aesthetics for landscaping around home

still think laying down a certain material as the base would be fantastic so at the end you dont need to do that manually

I can not help you with this flatgen mod, but there are possibilities to make the area more flat.

1st soulation: With mapgen v6, you can do it with some changed values:
minetest_folder/worlds/your_world/map_meta.txt
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# Perlin noise attributes for different map generation parameters
# Offset, scale, spread factor, seed offset, number of octaves, persistence
mgv6_np_terrain_base = -4, 80, (250, 250, 250), 82341, 5, 0.6
mgv6_np_terrain_higher = 50, 16, (500, 500, 500), 85039, 5, 0.6

Experimental.

2nd soulation: Using WorldEdit to make it flat
3rd soulation: Use an other mapgen which contains +/- flat areas. (this one?)

Sorry if I couldn't help you completely. I didn't understand everything.

Re: [Mod] flatgen [100% flat maps]

PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 21:30
by kidmondo
Could you make a clone of this mod, but have lakes and rivers... but not as big as the normal game ones?

Re: [Mod] flatgen [100% flat maps]

PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 07:55
by Krock
kidmondo wrote:Could you make a clone of this mod, but have lakes and rivers... but not as big as the normal game ones?

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https://github.com/SmallJoker/flatgen/tree/river

Re: [Mod] flatgen [100% flat maps]

PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 08:41
by paramat
mojuave wrote:I am looking for something similar but not quite as flat lol, I am trying to build a server and want a more flat map(vs the current where you need a lot of digging to semi flat to build on a large area) maybe something where a node can be placed where the node is will level the land straight in all horizontal direction to same level as where node is placed but also configurable to distance IE 0-??? node space away saying I chose 10 then say it levels 10 blocks in all 4 directions to give a perimeter of 21x21 block area.

This mapgen has chat commands that flatten or blend whole mapchunks (80x80) https://forum.minetest.net/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10072
Very simple lua mapgen: trees, ores, fissures, flowers, grasses and no deserts (yet).

Re: [Mod] flatgen [100% flat maps]

PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 20:17
by kidmondo
Krock wrote:
kidmondo wrote:Could you make a clone of this mod, but have lakes and rivers... but not as big as the normal game ones?

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https://github.com/SmallJoker/flatgen/tree/river


Wow, thanks just what I wanted, but how do I install this?

Re: [Mod] flatgen [100% flat maps]

PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 21:22
by Krock
kidmondo wrote:Wow, thanks just what I wanted, but how do I install this?

Just download the zip file from github.

And install it like All other mods