First up Kudo's to all you mod makers.. you all make this game that much more enjoyable..
Anyhow I have a request to see if this would even be doable.. Ive found a couple of similar projects underway kind or along the same lines but not like this, and i apologise incase I have missed a cryptic post about somthing similar as ive spend a fair while searching these forums but to no end.
Basicly some of you older gamers may be famliar with the game Ultima Online and the method in which custom maps were made.
Anyhow My request is that perhaps someone would be interested in looking into a map generator that creates a map based off a BMP file using pre determined colour codes to produce the generation
- green gens flat grass
- blue gens flat water
and so forth with biomes
then you could have a darker varition of that colour to state random hieght generation within that colour what ever it may be.
Here is an example I pinched off the net of what the BMP would like like prior to generation.
Basicly would give users a simple although time consuming method in which to create there own idea land mass of there chosing.
if this does come out, i'm taking the pokemon map to it asap.
sorry that was unrelated, anyhow, how would this go about on ores and tunnels? woulf it generate a normal chunk then edit it or would it be blank underground and free for building? There are currently 93 blocks, on top of that, there are 128 levels, and of those 93 some of them have sub categories,wool alone has 15 extra colors torches have their facing values and Water and lava their flow values, don't forget doors, ladders , stairs , signs and redstone .