[SURV] OceanBlock Survival 4.1

  • #1
    While this map is no longer being actively updated, others have taken the reins to update the map to add things only available in new versions past 1.5. See the bottom of this post for links!

    No lava.

    No stone.

    Just you, some trees, and a couple friends.

    Skyblock is a wonderful map, but this is NOT Skyblock, and is nothing like it. Play it for 20 minutes and you'll see.

    CHANGELOG:
    4.0 Initial release. You can pretty much make, breed, grow, spawn, or trade for everything in the game, eventually. If you're smart :)
    4.1 Incremental Update to Minecraft 1.5. Added Quartz and more Soul Sand. Put most starting items in a chest. Increased biome sizes and replaced the Desert with a Mushroom biome. Modified the challenges to be much easier to mark completed. Moved the spawn point so slimes are easier to get. NOTE: This does not seem to have taken. I'll fix it again in 4.2, but for now follow the below instructions.
    TO FIX SLIME SPAWNING:
    1. Download and install NBTExplorer if you don't already have it.
    2. Open it and navigate to your SAVES folder (something like C:\Users\YourName\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft\saves)
    3. Navigate into OceanBlock_4.0 -> Level.dat -> Data: 24 Entries -> SpawnX and SpawnZ
    4. SpawnX should be 289. Change it to 250. If it is not 289, change it to a number near what it is but at least 25 away.
    5. Leave SpawnY alone. It's a height value that doesn't matter here.
    6. SpawnZ should already be 598. Change it to 550. If it is not 550, change it to a number near what is is but at least 25 away.
    7. File -> Save
    8. Exit out of NBTExplorer.
    9. All done!

    KNOWN BUGS:
    • Slimes (and sometimes passive mobs) won't spawn. Run the above fix if this occurs on your map. This will be fixed when I update to 4.2.
    • Zombie Pigmen sometimes won't spawn, or will spawn but only in very small numbers. Run the below fix for this. This will be fixed when I update to 4.2.

    TO FIX ZOMBIE PIGMAN SPAWNING:
    • Open your map in MCEdit. If you are not comfortable with MCEdit, read up on it and make a backup of your map before using it!
    • Go to the Nether.
    • Highlight all "normal" looking areas. You'll have to do this step several times for each of the 4 areas North/South/East/West around the big lava lake.
    • Select the fill tool, and fill the area with bedrock. You'll have to do this step several times for each of the 4 areas North/South/East/West around the big lava lake.



    Normal Mode:
    ADFLY LINK: OceanBlock 4.1
    DIRECT LINK: OceanBlock 4.1

    Hardcore Mode:
    ADFLY LINK: OceanBlock 4.1 Hardcore
    DIRECT LINK: OceanBlock 4.1 Hardcore

    Version En Español (Thanks to MsFenixWolf):
    ADFLY LINK: OceanBlock 4.1 En Español
    MEDIAFIRE LINK: OceanBlock 4.1 En Español

    Multiplayer server! (Thanks to BritishCommando2 for setting up and running this):
    URL: oceanblock.us
    Just paste that into Minecraft and head on over!
    Alternate urls: oceanblock.me oceanblock.co oceanblock.in oceanblock.org
    Once connected hit T, then type /server Oceanblock
    Then read all the signs for what to do next!



    Rules:
    • Do not kill yourself in ANY way for ANY purpose.
    • NO mods/hacks/cheats that give you an advantage. (Optifine is fine, but TMI is not)
    • Play on at least easy difficulty.
    • Have FUN!

    Notes:
    • There is a bed on the island, and when you start it should be night. Sleep in the bed to set your spawn point, and sleep in it whenever you move it. This will keep you from spawning on the ocean floor, which is a Minecraft bug that I cannot fix.
    • When you start, there is no lava. There is no stone. You'll be working with wood until you can get iron tools, either from a mob trap or from Iron Golems, or from trading with villagers.
    • Most of the stuff you'll work with in on the little block of dirt, sand, and a few other resources that you spawn on. There are some goodies available if you search a bit, but don't look too far! *EVERYTHING* unique is within 16 horizontal meters of the bed in the center of the island.
    • There are 5 biomes in the world. Most of the world is a plains biome, but there is also a snow, a jungle, a swamp, and a mushroom biome. And like everything else of interest, they're all within 16 meters of that bed. They're also all placed symmetrically so if you can find one, you should be able to find the other 3.
    • There is an emergency cache on the non-hardcore version of this map. It's not exactly hidden but it's out of the way. It has a few critical resources that you start with, but could lose. For the ultimate challenge, try to do EVERYTHING below without ever opening that cache. If you don't like it but don't want to use its contents, feel free to destroy it and throw it and its contents into the sea or onto your cactus.
    • There is coal on this map. And diamonds. And obsidian. And all of the Nether blocks. And Nether Wart. Yes, you can get it all. And yes, you'll need it all.

    Challenges:

    MILESTONES (Do in REVERSE order):
    1. Build a Village
    2. Mine the Obsidian
    3. Go to the Nether
    4. Activate the End Portal.
    5. Get a Dragon egg.

    (the remaining lists are actually in reverse order, the same order they are in the book. Do them in any order you wish, but the ones at the bottom of each category are a bit easier than the ones at the top)

    BUILDING:
    • Enchanting Room
    • A House for yourself (Include Brick, Nether Brick, Stone Brick, and Quartz)
    • Cobblestone generator
    • Giant red mushroom
    • Giant brown mushroom
    • Mob farm
    • Grass for Animals (Min. 8x8)

    CRAFTING:
    • Golden Apple
    • Other Golden Apple
    • Golden Carrot
    • Brewing Stand
    • 16 Jack 'o' Lanterns
    • Anvil
    • Enchantment Table
    • Furnace

    GENERAL:
    • Get a tool, weapon, or armor with at least 2 level-IV enchantments
    • Enchant something with 30 levels of experience
    • Cake and Pie (eat an entire cake and a pumpkin pie in one sitting, to fill your hunger bar from 0 to 10)
    • Make a jukebox and collect records for it
    • Automate something with pistons, hoppers, and/or dispensers
    • Hang a map and at least 1 painting in your house
    • Pot some plants for decoration
    • Tame a Wolf
    • Tame an Ocelot
    • A Full set of leather armor, each piece dyed
    • A Mismatched Set (One each of helmet, chestplate, leggings, and boots in iron, gold, diamond, and chainmail. No duplicates)
    • Use a carrot on a stick to ride a saddled pig

    COLLECTION:
    • 16 Blaze Rods.
    • 64 Bonemeal
    • 64 Arrows
    • A Bow

    FARMS:
    • Mushroom (Min. 8x8 mycelium area)
    • Pumpkin (Min. 1 stalk)
    • Sugarcane (Min. 64)
    • Jungle tree (Min. 4 or a 2x2 square)
    • Birch tree (Min. 4)
    • Spruce tree (Min. 4)
    • Oak tree (Min. 4)
    • Wheat (Min 64)
    • Potato (Min. 8)
    • Carrot (Min. 8)
    • Melon (Min. 1 stalk)
    • Nether Wart (Min. 8)
    • Cactus (Min. 1)
    • Snow
    • Experience
    • Chicken
    • Cow
    • Sheep
    • Pig
    • Slime
    • Iron Golem

    WOOL (Min. 16 of each):
    • Magenta
    • Light Gray
    • Orange
    • Cyan
    • Purple
    • Gray
    • Light Blue
    • Pink
    • Lime
    • Red
    • Yellow
    • Blue
    • Green
    • Black
    • White
    • Brown

    POTIONS (Min. 6 of each):
    • Invisibility
    • Night Vision
    • Regeneration
    • Swiftness
    • Fire Resistance
    • Healing
    • Strength
    • Poison
    • Weakness
    • Slowness
    • Harming

    FAQ:

    How do I get cobblestone? Where's the Lava?
    Until you get to the Nether, there IS NONE. This is not Skyblock, no matter how similar it appears on the surface.
    Anything you can do with cobblestone, you can do with wood, except maybe holding lava.
    What about Iron?
    Iron is a renewable resource, and getting it is one of your goals. If you do the challenges in order you'll get iron in no time.
    What about Whithers? I bet you didn't think about those.
    You're right, I could have accounted for Withers but I didn't.
    Your map is dumb and you're dumb and how can you mine diamond without iron you dummy.
    Sticks and stones may break my bones, but you'll need iron to mine diamonds.



    Spawn Island


    The Nether


    The Emergency Cache




    Others' Maps:
    OceanBlock 5.0 by Slytherite - Includes spawn fixes (both for players and monsters), the new Flower Forest biome, and the new tree types!
    Last edited by 5thHorseman: 11/29/2013 8:17:01 AM

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  • #2
    Seems like the link is broken. I'm getting an error 404 from both the AdFly and the direct link.
  • #3
    Quote from DarkWalker

    Seems like the link is broken. I'm getting an error 404 from both the AdFly and the direct link.


    Oops! I'm updating the links now, but here's the direct link:
    http://planetretcon.com/mc/OceanBlock_4.0.zip

    And here's the Adfly link:
    http://adf.ly/E2s7N

    UPDATE: Everything should be correct now.
    Last edited by 5thHorseman: 10/25/2012 8:14:40 PM

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  • #4
    Cool map I like how you have every single tree there in one small island nice idea :)
  • #5
    Thanks, starting on it now :)
    (though I'm not going to do so without mods. As soon as I get a full stack of each kind of sappling, plus a good food supply, I'm turning on TreeCapitator. It's not like it will make any difference afterwards anyway.)
  • #6
    gonna make an LP. will upload tomorrow :D my youtube is the same as my name.
  • #7
    Dang it! Not first :( Also, do you still not belive me that having a building at a higher coordinate affects growth times, spawn rates, etc? Check out JL2579's video on the spawning of mobs, "Advanced tutorial - How to build efficient mobfarms in minecraft" for the evidence!
  • #8
    I'm wondering am I the only one that has problems with these aweful zombie pigmen! They constantly spawn in my world and if I attack some in the Nether when I get back to the Overworld the ones that are there are angry. And furthermore when they kill me they become invisible! Mojang pls fix your code :( It's a huge bug for me
    Last edited by ENDER90: 10/27/2012 4:20:33 AM
  • #9
    Very cool, i like it!
  • #10
    Quote from Tommy59375

    Dang it! Not first :( Also, do you still not belive me that having a building at a higher coordinate affects growth times, spawn rates, etc? Check out JL2579's video on the spawning of mobs, "Advanced tutorial - How to build efficient mobfarms in minecraft" for the evidence!


    It's not that I don't believe you, it's that I don't think it affects this particular map as much as a normal game.

    I removed the bedrock so - if you really want - you can go up and remove the dispensers. I even say in the book included with the map that it's okay to do that.

    Did you know I write Science Fiction? Well I do. Check it out at http://planetretcon.com/books/
  • #11
    how do you get to the emergency cache?
  • #12
    Quote from SpyguyTheGreat

    how do you get to the emergency cache?


    Get about 200 blocks of something. I like sand.
    Look down.
    Jump, and place a block under your feet.
    Repeat step 3 199 more times.

    Oh, and bring some food because all that jumping will eradicate your hunger bar.
    Last edited by 5thHorseman: 10/27/2012 5:10:19 PM

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  • #13
    Originality people, originality... please!!!
    "You're not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your ****ing khakis. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world." -Tyler Durden
  • #14
    I abandon 1.3 for your new map. I am so much more organized this time. Its just so hard deciding what is the most important thing to do first. I was very excited when a zombie dropped a potato. My biggest disappointment is that I only get one jungle tree at a time and they are often short but at least I am getting one each time. I never made it to the nether in 1.3 so hopefully I will gird up my courage for this new map. Oh and btw my ocean floor mining is so much better this time.
    Love your mapI just noticed that I am the first one to follow this topic, that makes me your biggest fan
  • #16
    Best Survival map I have played so far, better than Skyblock! In this you can actually get every single block in the game and actually build really awesome structures! I am doin an LP on this and sent you a private message! If anyone else is reading my message and wants to check out my channel and the Ocean Block LP go here http://www.youtube.com/user/PixelyCraft
    Thank you for reading.
  • #17
    Quote from grandma66

    I abandon 1.3 for your new map. I am so much more organized this time. Its just so hard deciding what is the most important thing to do first. I was very excited when a zombie dropped a potato. My biggest disappointment is that I only get one jungle tree at a time and they are often short but at least I am getting one each time. I never made it to the nether in 1.3 so hopefully I will gird up my courage for this new map. Oh and btw my ocean floor mining is so much better this time.
    Love your map

    I just noticed that I am the first one to follow this topic, that makes me your biggest fan

    Comments like this keep me going. Thank you so much!

    Quote from UltraHardcore

    Best Survival map I have played so far, better than Skyblock! In this you can actually get every single block in the game and actually build really awesome structures! I am doin an LP on this and sent you a private message! If anyone else is reading my message and wants to check out my channel and the Ocean Block LP go here http://www.youtube.com/user/PixelyCraft
    Thank you for reading.

    I've been watching - and liking - your videos! I actually was going to ask how you recovered when that creeper blew up in episode 5. It looked like he killed your villagers. Did you restore from a backup, and if so did you then rebuild that area that is going to be your village, or are you like making backups continually? If so, I'd love to hear how you're doing it because man, I hate it when a creeper screws up my work :)

    For the record if you put "oceanblock" in the title of your video and it's in English(and it's actually about this map), I *will* watch it, subscribe to you, and like the video. Usually all within a few hours of you posting it. If you don't speak English, I'll still click "Like" but I won't watch or subscribe. Sorry, but I have to keep my subscriptions list workable and I just can't watch what I don't understand.
    Last edited by 5thHorseman: 10/29/2012 12:14:49 AM

    Did you know I write Science Fiction? Well I do. Check it out at http://planetretcon.com/books/
  • #18
    It is titled Minecraft - Ocean Block [Ep #] and I do speak english
    once again here you go for my channel and the lp (doing 4.0 when done 3.0)
    http://www.youtube.c...ser/pixelycraft

    And for the creeper @ episode 5, I actually got spawn eggs from creative and rebuilt anything we lost in creative. In 4.0 we will not cheat so don't worry :P just didn't feel like rebuilding it :\
    Last edited by UltraHardcore: 10/29/2012 11:19:57 PM
  • #19
    Have you used the new custom generation system for this map, so there is no mainland at all?
  • #20
    Quote from TheLinkan

    Have you used the new custom generation system for this map, so there is no mainland at all?


    I have! And the Nether is boxed in in Bedrock (it works thematically because the nether is enclosed top-to-bottom, so enclosing it north/south/east/west is okay. Or so I tell myself)

    The overworld you downloaded is literally 4 chunks, or 32x32 meters wide. No need to ever leave that boundary unless you need more of something you can find in excess nearby, or (obviously) to make your island larger.

    Did you know I write Science Fiction? Well I do. Check it out at http://planetretcon.com/books/
  • #21
    Going to test it right now!
    It seems to be really cool...
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