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Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:18 PM

I've been looking around in my nether and I can't find a fortress. Have any tips for finding them?

and no, this world isn't before they added them.
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:30 PM

Travel East or West, I used a program called Amidst to show the locations of nether fortresses and they occur mostly in east-west lines.



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Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:33 PM

Just keep going in one direction...you'll find one eventually.

If you have enough resources, you can make multiple portals in the overworld to cover ground quickly (1 nether meter = 8 overworld meters, I believe).

It's totally random. Sometimes, it takes days to find one. Once, my portal put me right next to one.

EDIT: Also, I'd only look between altitudes 70 and 130...that's usually where I find them. (Use F3 key to view coordinates)
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:55 AM

If this Nether was first generated, there should be a fortress somewhere very nearby. Every fortress I discovered is at least up to ten chunks away from the portal. Just bring lots of cobblestone, 'cause you're probably going to have to build indestructible bridges from Ghasts.
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 01:00 AM

i always spawn in one... your just unlucky



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Posted 26 January 2012 - 01:13 AM

If you have your distance rendering set to short or tiny, consider putting it on normal or far for a sec just to look around. I did this at my Portal, and while I couldn't normally see a Fortress on my usual sight distance (Short) I was easily able to spot one when I turned it up, which allowed me to make my way over to it.