Check out these great examples of both usage and results of WorldPainter. Note that I didn't create these landscapes, or these videos:
- Works with the latest version of Minecraft!
- Custom biome painting
- Create your own custom brushes
- Add custom objects from bo2 files or schematics to the world
- Customise the location and frequency of underground ores and resources
- Add snow and ice
- Easy to use yet flexible and powerful paint-like tools
- Create oceans, landmasses, plains and mountains
- Change the terrain type, add trees and create caverns
32-bit version: download (works on 32 and 64-bit Windows, but not on 64-bit Java)
64-bit version: download (only works on 64-bit Windows and Java; get 64-bit Java)
Mac OS X: download
If you have trouble with unresponsive windows after installation, you may need to update Java to the latest version, or install this patch.
Download installer (can be installed as root or as a regular user)
Download rpm package (Red Hat, Fedora, etc.)
Download deb package (Debian, Ubuntu, etc.)
Third party packages (these are not maintained by me; direct any questions to the package maintainer!):
WorldPainter does not contain any virus or malware! If your virus scanner says it does, it is a false positive. Please report it as such to the makers, and use the "unquarantine" or equivalent function of your virus scanner, or disable it temporarily, to install and run WorldPainter. See this post for more information. VirusTotal results for the above download links can be found here.
Troubleshooting - FAQ - other documentation.
You can check the change log here. These installers were created with . WorldPainter is free and open source software, released under the GNU Public License (GPL) version 3. The source code can be downloaded here.
If you have trouble installing the program using one of the installers above, you can download installerless archives here: 32-bit Windows, 64-bit Windows, Mac OS X and UNIX/Linux. Note that these are not recommended and unsupported!
It should be pretty self-explanatory, and the rest you should be easily able to find out by clicking around. Don't forget to try all your mouse buttons, and try holding them down! Post in this thread to get support from me or other users of WorldPainter.
The Load and Save functions save the map in WorldPainter format. The Export function exports the map to a Minecraft world. By default it is exported right to your Minecraft saves directory. You can then open the world in Minecraft under Singleplayer.
The Import and Merge functions allow you to import the landscape from an existing map, and then merge any changes you make to the landscape back to the existing map. It is not meant for general purpose map editing! WorldPainter is, and always will be, a map generator, not a map editor. Note that this functionality is dangerous! Use it at your own risk. Please see this post for important information about how these functions work, and their limitations.
This tool is not meant to create ready to run single player maps, it's meant to create server levels and adventure maps. The idea is to create the basic landscape, with your mountain ranges, oceans, forests, snow and ice, lakes, hills, etc. using the tool, and then go in and fill in the details with other tools.
WorldPainter takes a lot of time to create and maintain. Even though it is free, please show your appreciation by donating: or .
You can also donate bitcoins! The bitcoin address for donations is: 1NK8PFYFetTiWReujPsQXDcarXKJuYtqgF. You can also scan this QR code with a Bitcoin app:
Linking to WorldPainter
If you want to link to WorldPainter from your own site or another forum, I would be honoured! But please don't link directly to the downloads, or upload the files to file sharing sites or host them yourself! Instead, please link people to either of these sites to download WorldPainter:
- This site: http://www.minecraft...rk-in-progress/
- The official homepage: http://www.worldpainter.net/
If you have a question, before asking in this thread check the official Frequently Asked Questions page.
If you created something a nice map with WorldPainter, or a video or perhaps some useful custom brushes, please post about it in the WorldPainter user creations thread: link.