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Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Minecraft
December 26, 2010 3:16 AM   Subscribe

"This is a full recreation of Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past using Minecraft. This replication is to scale and is an accurate portrayal of the original SNES game. The map is 512 x 512 x 104. This project took over 100 hours to complete." (Shorter preview version.)
posted by Avenger50 (25 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
Legendary! I've managed to build a stone shack and hollow out half a mountain so far, so kudos to this guy.
posted by Lucien Dark at 3:55 AM on December 26, 2010


Of course MeFi's own cortex did a version of the NES Zelda's overworld map in minecraft.
posted by arcolz at 5:22 AM on December 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Hmm. A link to cortex's zelda map might make that comment a bit better, huh?
posted by arcolz at 5:23 AM on December 26, 2010 [7 favorites]


I honestly think minecraft may be the roots of what will become a Snow Crash like metaverse. The thing about the Internet is stuff tends to grow organically. By thousands of people running servers and grow relationships between them. Second life and various outer 3d graphical chat services were too top down. And MUDs were too early (not mention no graphics). Notch just needs to make a type of portal to link to another server.
posted by Ad hominem at 7:04 AM on December 26, 2010 [2 favorites]


I think that, given new creeps of appropriate ferocity, Minecraft could become a shared empathic experience similar to Mercerism in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?.
posted by The Confessor at 7:10 AM on December 26, 2010 [2 favorites]


Notch just needs to make a type of portal to link to another server

This is planned.
posted by empath at 7:16 AM on December 26, 2010 [4 favorites]


Also have the client spawn a local server, for your "home" and have a setup like Opera Unite does to allow people to connect to you. It's great that it's so simple right now. Dig and place blocks. No scripting, 3d modeling tools needed.
posted by Ad hominem at 7:24 AM on December 26, 2010


I fully support today as Zelda day in the mighty mighty empire of Metafilter.
posted by The Whelk at 7:26 AM on December 26, 2010 [2 favorites]


Mods are asleep. Moar Zelda.

haunted mask of majora
posted by Ad hominem at 7:35 AM on December 26, 2010 [2 favorites]


Will bump with Zelda
Song of Time on marimba
Guru-Guru costume
posted by Ad hominem at 7:45 AM on December 26, 2010


Are people just making these huge minecraft things by hacking huge chunks of data into the database or are they really building these things brick by brick?
posted by memebake at 8:24 AM on December 26, 2010


Mine was brick-by-brick; if this guy spent 100+ hours, his must've been as well.
posted by cortex at 8:36 AM on December 26, 2010


So raise your hand if you, as a child, thought the negative space upside down triangle in the tri-force represented the Lost Fragment and on some other game you'd go searching for that?

Did that ever happen? My inner 6 year old wants to be vindicated.
posted by The Whelk at 8:38 AM on December 26, 2010 [3 favorites]


memebake, it depends. A lot of them are made using external programs, but I'm not sure about this one.
posted by archagon at 9:22 AM on December 26, 2010


What will turn Minecraft into the Metaverse is 1) the portal to link to other servers 2) a payment exchange system. This system doesn't have to be PayPal, etc, but some way for players on their server to create a tax system (paid with in game stuff). Then, each of the servers becomes a de facto nation state.
posted by wuwei at 10:38 AM on December 26, 2010


It would be exceedingly difficult to get trees to grow like that with the ingame algorithm (though not impossible, I've seen some cool tree forts that were 'naturally' sculpted), so I think he may have hacked at least some blocks into inventory, since you can't collect and place leaf blocks just by playing the vanilla game. I have sound off at the moment, so this may actually be explained in the video.
posted by codacorolla at 11:00 AM on December 26, 2010 [2 favorites]


I can't wait until the full recreation of Minecraft in Minecraft.
posted by naju at 4:24 PM on December 26, 2010 [3 favorites]


Is there stuff in Minecraft that could be used for computing, like there is in Dwarf Fortress? It's theoretically possible to build a Dwarven Computer in dwarf fortress capable of running dwarf fortress (at infinitesimal speeds).
posted by kaibutsu at 9:04 PM on December 26, 2010


Yes, it's called redstone.

It has also been done with sand..

And minecarts.
posted by empath at 9:13 PM on December 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


I think this might be a generational thing, but I played Zelda on the NES and now I have no idea what all of you are talking about, or why you would want to do what you are doing. I think I will just move along to another thread.
posted by cgk at 9:22 PM on December 26, 2010


If you do something like this, could you list "Programming languages: C++, Java, Redstone" on your resume?
posted by drezdn at 5:25 AM on December 27, 2010


The guy that built the minecraft CPU got a job offer about 10 minutes after posting it on reddit.
posted by empath at 5:26 AM on December 27, 2010 [2 favorites]


memebake, it depends. A lot of them are made using external programs, but I'm not sure about this one.
It would be exceedingly difficult to get trees to grow like that with the ingame algorithm

Shopped! Yeah, I'm extremely suspicious about those trees...it would have taken a huge amount of work to generate those little bushes sitting on top of logs naturally...which isn't to say it couldn't be done, and if it was, this is truly remarkable. But I have my doubts.

But who am I to judge. I'm not a Zelda fan. I had a Sega and an Amstrad. Still waiting to see Emerald Hill Zone or Jet Set Willy in Minecraft...
posted by Jimbob at 5:44 AM on December 27, 2010


It has also been done with sand.

Okay that just blew my mind. Up until now I haven't even touched Minecraft Creative, and I have no idea how that could have possibly worked.
posted by Jimbob at 5:48 AM on December 27, 2010


A binary adder is pretty simple, you can do it with marbles, too.
posted by empath at 7:06 AM on December 27, 2010


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