The size of Minetest's world compared to the size of Earth

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The size of Minetest's world compared to the size of Earth

by EthanD57 » Wed Feb 24, 2016 14:12

I did a bit of math and I found that Minetest has a world size roughly about one-fifth of the size of Earth, assuming 1 block = 1 cubic meter. I just wanted to post this because I thought it was pretty cool.
 

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Re: The size of Minetest's world compared to the size of Ear

by slopsbucket » Thu Feb 25, 2016 04:24

jp wrote:Size of a world is 64 km (40 miles) in 3 directions.


Except for the height/depth that's not even a very large city. :)

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Re: The size of Minetest's world compared to the size of Ear

by cheapie » Thu Feb 25, 2016 04:52

If I got my math right, the surface area of a flat MT world would be about 3600 km^2, while Earth's surface area is about 509,000,000 km^2. This means that an MT world has about 0.0007% of the surface area of the Earth, or that you would need about 142,000 MT worlds to equal Earth.
 

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Re: The size of Minetest's world compared to the size of Ear

by EthanD57 » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:13

According to www.minetest.net, there are 62,000 ^ 3 blocks in a world. That's 238,328,000,000,000 blocks, or 238,328,000,000,000 cubic meters, which is roughly one-fifth of the Earth's volume, which is 1,080,000,000,000,000 cubic meters. At least that's what I got.
 

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Re: The size of Minetest's world compared to the size of Ear

by npx » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:29

Earth's volume is 1.08x 10^12 Km^3! 1,08 x 10^21 m^3! 1,080,000,000,000,000,000,000! Minetest world is roughly 1/4500000 of Earth's volume!
 

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Re: The size of Minetest's world compared to the size of Ear

by kaeza » Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:01

npx wrote:Minetest world is roughly 1/4500000 of Earth's volume!

4545038.770098352 worlds, to be exact. I wonder how much disk space that would need :P
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Re: The size of Minetest's world compared to the size of Ear

by rubenwardy » Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:45

Surface area. Assuming 1 cube = 1 metre. All units km^3.

Earth world: 5.1 * 10 ^ 8 km^3
Minetest world: 4096 km^3

Dark blue represents the surface area of earth.
Light blue represents the surface area of Minetest.

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Re: The size of Minetest's world compared to the size of Ear

by rubenwardy » Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:00

to contrast, here is the same infographic but with Minecraft.

From top to bottom, dark to light:
darkest: Minecraft
medium: Earth
lightest: Minetest

Minecraft is 899940001 km^3 surface area.

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Re: The size of Minetest's world compared to the size of Ear

by DatJohnDoe » Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:39

What about depth?
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Re: The size of Minetest's world compared to the size of Ear

by rubenwardy » Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:57

DatJohnDoe wrote:What about depth?


Minetest: 32km
Minecraft: 62m
Earth: 6000km.

Minetest is just visible as a bar of light blue, but Minecraft isn't.

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zoomed in to compare Minetest and Minecraft, MC is only just visible.

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