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#1

Jordantre

Posted 26 September 2012 - 02:18 AM

I've created a portal to the nether recently and i've been looking for a fortress for blaze rods and such. I have been searching forever for one but no luck. I even "cheated" and went to creative mode to search around easier but still nothing. I was just wondering if their is a way to find them, like any special markings or if they spawn around something significant. Anything will help. And thanks for the help on the other topics, i'm new to the forums and its a great community Posted Image

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 02:20 AM

one go to nether
two walk
tree find nether fort

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 02:21 AM

There's no real way/method to find a nether fortress, you just have to wander around until you see one
They do seem to spawn mostly in or near big lava lakes

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 02:21 AM

All I can say is that you need to keep looking.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 02:26 AM

Hello Jordantre! Welcome to the forums. I was just wondering if you had "generate structures" as On or Off for when you created your map? If that isn't the problem usually They aren't too far from where I make my nether portals. Try going in a circler 100 blocks away from your nether portal to find the stronghold. I hope this helps! I don't know of anything that can search for strongholds like the slimefinder app does for slimes.

#6

Jordantre

Posted 26 September 2012 - 02:30 AM

Ok, i'll try your guys suggestions, thanks. And I'm pretty sure I had Generate Structures on

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 04:01 AM

Nether fortresses still get generated even if you turned generated structures off, so that's not a problem. Just keep walking and you'll eventually find one.
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#8

blakethegrea

Posted 26 September 2012 - 04:35 AM

unfortunately its all random

#9

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 04:37 AM

Just hope you get lucky I suppose :/

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 05:05 AM

Just keep walking or keep making a new world untill to get a nether Fortress near your portal
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george_jordi2000

Posted 26 September 2012 - 05:16 AM

yeah mostly random but they wouldnt be around hills

#12

BlueLayer

Posted 26 September 2012 - 05:29 AM

Quick Tip: Listen for Blazes
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#13

Jezzaman101

Posted 26 September 2012 - 05:47 AM

I can't verify this, but i have seen it mentioned that the walls of nether fortresses tend to extend further to the north and south, making the whole structure wider when approached from east/west and narrower when approached from north/south. By heading east or west (and sticking to a straightish line) you find neether fortresses quicker, apparently. Good luck and persevere.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:44 AM

1. Listen for blazes.
2. Walk around for a long time.
3. If you are really desperate use the android app: Nether fortress finder Link:  https://play.google....mVzc2ZpbmRlciJd

#15

PresSkroobe

Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:41 PM

If you search it on the wiki it will tell how to find it. I'm pretty sure it says they generate in a north/south direction. Just make sure your "z" coordinate doesn't change. Also use the seed Survival and either if you make a nether portal it will put you in a fortress or you will spawn in one.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:55 PM

View PostPresSkroobe, on 09 January 2013 - 03:41 PM, said:

If you search it on the wiki it will tell how to find it. I'm pretty sure it says they generate in a north/south direction. Just make sure your "z" coordinate doesn't change. Also use the seed Survival and either if you make a nether portal it will put you in a fortress or you will spawn in one.

He asked this in September, why answer now!?!

#17

ichigokurosaki72

Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:51 PM

Nether Fortresses tend to spawn in "strips" aligning along the Z axis (north/south) in the nether, making them easier to find after one has already been found by simply moving north or south, keeping the X coordinate steady. This is a good method to use if you are having trouble finding Nether Fortresses (Tested over 200 seeds so far, the trend is strong in all tested seeds (Confirmed with AMIDST).)

#18

thehobomancrew

Posted 21 March 2013 - 09:36 PM

If you really want to find one use mcedit. Click go to dimension then click chunk view. You can easily see all the fortresses. Hope this helped!

#19

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 03:55 PM

View Postwilum1, on 09 January 2013 - 03:55 PM, said:

He asked this in September, why answer now!?!

uh, because it continues to be relevant.

there's this thing called "google". when you search for things, you get hits for websites or forums that can answer your questions.

if you have information relevant to a topic, regardless of how old the topic is, and you post it, people can find that information by using the mysterious "google". hope that helps!

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 04:31 PM

View Postbuggrit_1979, on 30 March 2013 - 03:55 PM, said:

uh, because it continues to be relevant.

there's this thing called "google". when you search for things, you get hits for websites or forums that can answer your questions.

if you have information relevant to a topic, regardless of how old the topic is, and you post it, people can find that information by using the mysterious "google". hope that helps!

Haha, bonus points for being a smart alec. You're not wrong, though. That aside, they like to jut up out of valleys and out of cliffs. Just keep an eye out for nether brick, and try to avoid getting lost. Also remember that the more chunks you make load, the more likely you are to get a fortress to spawn.
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