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This article is about the history of world generation. For the biome history (IDs, etc.), see Biome#History. For the history of generated structures (Loot Tables, behaviors, etc.), see Generated_structures#History.

Java Edition

Classic, Indev and early Infdev

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Template:Version linkThe terrain is very rough and full of caves as shown in Notch's video.verify
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Template:Version linkThe terrain is now flat with one layer of grass and lots of stone under that.
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Template:Version linkThe terrain is now varied in height, with a layer of grass at the top, a few layers of dirt under it, and then stone going down to the very bottom.
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Template:Version linkCliffs are now more common.
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Template:Version linkCaves now generate underground.
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Template:Version linkNew terrain generator, terrain is now rougher and changes in elevation often happen in 2-high intervals.
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Template:Version linkDirt generation is now two blocks thick.
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Template:Version linkLava now no longer generates on the surface.
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Template:Version linkAdded sand, gravel, blobs and trees.
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Template:Version linkTree shape changed - now has a plus shape on top.
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Template:Version linkGravel now only spawns in water.
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Template:Version linkCaves generate slightly differently than before.<more information needed>...</more information needed>
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Template:Version linkRougher terrain and more cliffs.
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Levels start off as a small size now.
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Due to leaves blocking light, the ground immediately around a tree log generates as dirt.
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Grass can grow in slightly darker areas meaning the ground around trees is back to grass.
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Added new level generation options, see below:
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Added the Hell and Normal, World Theme[note 1]
  • Normal
  • Hell
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Added "Inland" Level Type option: like the Original type but with grass instead of water surrounding the map.
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Islands now have more sand.
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Ocean water is still infinite even though other water is finite.
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Liquids can now spawn.<more information needed>...</more information needed>
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Added the moss stone Indev House for players to spawn in.[note 2]
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All air directly above bedrock layer is turned into lava.verify
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Added Diamond Ore which gets generated in the world.
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Re-added the Infinite Lava Sea at the bottom of the map, this time its infinitely deep.
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The Lava sea will only generate whenever caves cut through the top layer of bedrock.
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The Lava no longer spawns on the surface
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Flowers no longer spawn with dirt under them.
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Template:Version linkHell now starts off bright and gets darkened.
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Template:Version linkThe Indev House is now made of wooden planks and stone.
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Template:Version linkAdded the Paradise and Woods themes.
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The terrain generation changed greatly in this version.[note 3]
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Brick pyramid generation changed - they will now always come to a single point at the top, rather than sometimes being truncated, resulting in "brick square frusta".
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{{ #vardefine:history-head|1}}{{#vardefine: history-nomode|}}{{ #vardefine: history-rows | {{#len: 1{{ #fornumargs: argnum | argval | 1 }} }} }}{{#vardefine: history-nomode|1}}{{ #vardefine: history-xbox-ver |}}{{ #vardefine: history-xbone-ver |}}{{ #vardefine: history-ps-ver |}}{{ #fornumargs: argnum | argval |

}}

{{
       #vardefine: history-sortkey | 
     }}{{
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Removed obsidian walls.
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{{ #vardefine:history-head|1}}{{#vardefine: history-nomode|}}{{ #vardefine: history-rows | {{#len: 1{{ #fornumargs: argnum | argval | 1 }} }} }}{{#vardefine: history-nomode|1}}{{ #vardefine: history-xbox-ver |}}{{ #vardefine: history-xbone-ver |}}{{ #vardefine: history-ps-ver |}}{{ #fornumargs: argnum | argval |

}}

{{
       #vardefine: history-sortkey | 
     }}{{
#vardefine: history-rowspan-{{#var: history-index}} | Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{". }}[Java Edition Infdev 20100320 20100320]
Reimplemented primitive blob generation, in which they spawn as scattered, single blocks.
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{{ #vardefine:history-head|1}}{{#vardefine: history-nomode|}}{{ #vardefine: history-rows | {{#len: 1{{ #fornumargs: argnum | argval | 1 }} }} }}{{#vardefine: history-nomode|1}}{{ #vardefine: history-xbox-ver |}}{{ #vardefine: history-xbone-ver |}}{{ #vardefine: history-ps-ver |}}{{ #fornumargs: argnum | argval |

}}

{{
       #vardefine: history-sortkey | 
     }}{{
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Blob generation has been changed to the modern generation type. However, a float is used in their generation, causing their generation to break down at excessive distances.
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}}

Alpha-era terrain

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{{ #vardefine:history-head|1}}{{#vardefine: history-nomode|}}{{ #vardefine: history-rows | {{#len: 1{{ #fornumargs: argnum | argval | 1 }} }} }}{{#vardefine: history-nomode|1}}{{ #vardefine: history-xbox-ver |}}{{ #vardefine: history-xbone-ver |}}{{ #vardefine: history-ps-ver |}}<th rowspan="{{#vardefine: history-ver | Minecraft Infdev }}{{#vardefine: history-index| Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{". }}{{ #var_final: history-rowspan-{{#var: history-index}} }}" colspan="2">[Minecraft Infdev Minecraft Infdev]{{ #fornumargs: argnum | argval |

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{{
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The terrain generation changed greatly in this version.[note 3]
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{{ #vardefine:history-head|1}}{{#vardefine: history-nomode|}}{{ #vardefine: history-rows | {{#len: 1{{ #fornumargs: argnum | argval | 1 }} }} }}{{#vardefine: history-nomode|1}}{{ #vardefine: history-xbox-ver |}}{{ #vardefine: history-xbone-ver |}}{{ #vardefine: history-ps-ver |}}{{ #fornumargs: argnum | argval |

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{{
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All trees are now large trees.
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}}

{{
       #vardefine: history-sortkey | 
     }}{{
#vardefine: history-rowspan-{{#var: history-index}} | Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{". }}[Java Edition Infdev 20100420 20100420]
The terrain generation changed greatly in this version.[note 3]
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{{ #vardefine:history-head|1}}{{#vardefine: history-nomode|}}{{ #vardefine: history-rows | {{#len: 1{{ #fornumargs: argnum | argval | 1 }} }} }}{{#vardefine: history-nomode|1}}{{ #vardefine: history-xbox-ver |}}{{ #vardefine: history-xbone-ver |}}{{ #vardefine: history-ps-ver |}}{{ #fornumargs: argnum | argval |

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{{
       #vardefine: history-sortkey | 
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All trees are now small trees again - big trees do not generate.
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{{ #vardefine:history-head|1}}{{#vardefine: history-nomode|}}{{ #vardefine: history-rows | {{#len: 1{{ #fornumargs: argnum | argval | 1 }} }} }}{{#vardefine: history-nomode|1}}{{ #vardefine: history-xbox-ver |}}{{ #vardefine: history-xbone-ver |}}{{ #vardefine: history-ps-ver |}}{{ #fornumargs: argnum | argval |

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{{
       #vardefine: history-sortkey | 
     }}{{
#vardefine: history-rowspan-{{#var: history-index}} | Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{". }}[Java Edition Infdev 20100611 20100611]
The terrain generation changed greatly in this version.[note 3]
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{{ #vardefine:history-head|1}}{{#vardefine: history-nomode|}}{{ #vardefine: history-rows | {{#len: 1{{ #fornumargs: argnum | argval | 1 }} }} }}{{#vardefine: history-nomode|1}}{{ #vardefine: history-xbox-ver |}}{{ #vardefine: history-xbone-ver |}}{{ #vardefine: history-ps-ver |}}{{ #fornumargs: argnum | argval |

}}

{{
       #vardefine: history-sortkey | 
     }}{{
#vardefine: history-rowspan-{{#var: history-index}} | Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{". }}[Java Edition Infdev 20100616 20100616]
The terrain generation changed significantly in this version.[note 3]
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{{ #vardefine:history-head|1}}{{#vardefine: history-nomode|}}{{ #vardefine: history-rows | {{#len: 1{{ #fornumargs: argnum | argval | 1 }} }} }}{{#vardefine: history-nomode|1}}{{ #vardefine: history-xbox-ver |}}{{ #vardefine: history-xbone-ver |}}{{ #vardefine: history-ps-ver |}}{{ #fornumargs: argnum | argval |

}}

{{
       #vardefine: history-sortkey | 
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Bedrock now generates at the bottom of the world again.verify
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}}

{{
       #vardefine: history-sortkey | 
     }}{{
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Caves have been changed to be "more regional", and allegedly can form large clusters. The thickness of tunnels can also vary, affecting the frequency of branching.
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{{ #vardefine:history-head|1}}{{#vardefine: history-nomode|}}{{ #vardefine: history-rows | {{#len: 1{{ #fornumargs: argnum | argval | 1 }} }} }}{{#vardefine: history-nomode|1}}{{ #vardefine: history-xbox-ver |}}{{ #vardefine: history-xbone-ver |}}{{ #vardefine: history-ps-ver |}}{{ #fornumargs: argnum | argval |

}}

{{
       #vardefine: history-sortkey | 
     }}{{
#vardefine: history-rowspan-{{#var: history-index}} | Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{". }}[Java Edition Infdev 20100618 20100618]
Log blocks now generate in the leaf layers of trees again.
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}}

{{
       #vardefine: history-sortkey | 
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Mountains are apparently less tall in this version.
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{{ #vardefine:history-head|1}}{{#vardefine: history-nomode|}}{{ #vardefine: history-rows | {{#len: 1{{ #fornumargs: argnum | argval | 1 }} }} }}{{#vardefine: history-nomode|1}}{{ #vardefine: history-xbox-ver |}}{{ #vardefine: history-xbone-ver |}}{{ #vardefine: history-ps-ver |}}{{ #fornumargs: argnum | argval |

}}

{{
       #vardefine: history-sortkey | 
     }}{{
#vardefine: history-rowspan-{{#var: history-index}} | Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{". }}[Java Edition Infdev 20100625-2 20100625-2]
Added dungeons.
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{{ #vardefine:history-head|1}}{{#vardefine: history-nomode|}}{{ #vardefine: history-rows | {{#len: 1{{ #fornumargs: argnum | argval | 1 }} }} }}{{#vardefine: history-nomode|1}}{{ #vardefine: history-xbox-ver |}}{{ #vardefine: history-xbone-ver |}}{{ #vardefine: history-ps-ver |}}{{ #fornumargs: argnum | argval |

}}

{{
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The density of trees has been reduced.
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}}

{{
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     }}{{
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Caves can be bigger than before.
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Template:Version linkAdded redstone ore blobs.
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}}

Template:Version linkAdded winter mode worlds, with their own block palette of snow and ice. Normal worlds appear unaffected in this version though.
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{{ #vardefine:history-head|1}}{{#vardefine: history-nomode|}}{{ #vardefine: history-rows | {{#len: 1{{ #fornumargs: argnum | argval | 1 }} }} }}{{#vardefine: history-nomode|1}}{{ #vardefine: history-xbox-ver |}}{{ #vardefine: history-xbone-ver |}}{{ #vardefine: history-ps-ver |}}{{ #fornumargs: argnum | argval |

}}

Template:Version linkAdded cactus to world generation.
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{{ #vardefine:history-head|1}}{{#vardefine: history-nomode|}}{{ #vardefine: history-rows | {{#len: 1{{ #fornumargs: argnum | argval | 1 }} }} }}{{#vardefine: history-nomode|1}}{{ #vardefine: history-xbox-ver |}}{{ #vardefine: history-xbone-ver |}}{{ #vardefine: history-ps-ver |}}{{ #fornumargs: argnum | argval |

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Template:Version linkAdded clay disks and sugar cane random patches to world generation.
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Template:Version linkClay generation is apparently more common.
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Beta-era terrain

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The terrain generation changed greatly in this version.[note 3]
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Template:Version linkAreas where soul sand would have generated in the Nether in v1.2.0 now generate with gravel instead.
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Template:Version linkSoul sand now generates in the Nether again.
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Template:Version linkAdded water and lava lakes.
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}}

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Template:Version linkAdded birch trees.
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Template:Version linkLapis lazuli ore is apparently more common and can be found at bedrock level.
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Template:Version linkSandstone now generates beneath natural sand.
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Added random patches of grass, ferns and dead bushes to world generation.
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The frequency of blobs no longer varies per quadrant of the world.
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Template:Version linkClay generation has been fixed and no longer exclusively spawns when x and z are equal.
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Early Release-era terrain

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The terrain generation changed greatly in this version.[note 3]
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The terrain generation changed slightly in this version.[note 4]
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Added The End.
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Current Release-era terrain

Gallery

Glacier Seed Comparison

Notes

  1. See Notes §
  2. See Indev_House#History for detailed information about Indev House history.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 This means that worlds converted from versions before this will change the distribution of chunks generated after.
  4. 4.0 4.1 This means that worlds converted from versions before this may change the distribution of chunks generated after.
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Map sizes (width × length × height)
Square Long Deep
Small 128 × 128 × 64 256 × 64 × 64 64 × 64 × 256
Normal 256 × 256 × 64 512 × 128 × 64 128 × 128 × 256
Huge 512 × 512 × 64 1028 × 256 × 64 256 × 256 × 256

Indev World Types

  • Island: World spawns as a large island surrounded with water, smaller island off the coast are comon too. Border block is water as well, sand will generate.
  • Floating: World generates in rings of floating islands high in the air. Border block is water. Sand is common although caves often lead into the void.
  • Flat: world is a perfectly flat plane with trees growing. Border block is grass. Sand does not generate.
  • Original: Resembles classic 0.30 terrain generation
  • Inland:

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