Category Archives: Minecraft

Update on Minecraft-Zelda

It’s been about a year since I first posted about my recreation of Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past in Minecraft. Wanted to give you an update.

The overworld map is basically done.

Gerudo Desert, the Great Swamp, the Orchard.

Lake Hylia, the Eastern Palace, Hyrule Castle and Link’s House.

Lost Woods and Karkariko Village.

Death Mountain.

Zora’s Domain.

The Dark World is basically done:

Village of Outcasts, Skull Woods and the Golden Pyramid.

Misery Mire, Swamp Palace, Ice Lake and the Dark Palace.

Dark Death Mountain, Agahnim’s Tower and Turtle Rock.

Even the interiors of all the dungeons are all done, such as:

Castle Prison.

The Sanctuary.

Turtle Rock Dungeon.

… and more, but there’s too many to show.

Currently I’m in the process of coding all of the dungeon switch-based puzzles, teleporters (using command blocks from the upcoming snapshot) and trying to finalize the last few items that don’t have good equivalents in Minecraft (such as the boomerang or magic cape). Most of the items have been placed in chests and stuff, including apples as heart pieces, emeralds as rupees, bow, arrows, bottles, etc…

Demo for the glass switch blocks that you can toggle up and down.


Map for the inventory to place items in chests, etc…



1/9/2012 – Things I Saw on the Internet Today

In a new segment I’m calling “Things I Saw on the Internet Today” I post links to thinks I saw on the Internet today. Yep, that about sums it up.

Dear Customer Who Stuck Up For His Little Brother – Guy buying a video game for his little brother stands up to his dad who wants him to buy a “manlier” game.

NYU Student Weaves Elaborate Email-Drama – Or as I like to call it: Sociology student forced to go near icky poor people.

Digital Memory in Minecraft – This is SO goddamn cool.

Minecraft: A Link to the Past

Here’s something I’ve been working on for a little while that I think is cool. Figured I’d share it here. It’s still only about two thirds done (not including the dark world. If it doesn’t look familliar, maybe try checking out this map.

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If you still don’t recognize any of this, it’s the Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past overworld map being recreated in Minecraft. You should go play it. Seriously, it’s awesome. These images were taken using MCEdit and the map is being made using the CommandBook and WorldEdit plugins. Combines two of the most awesome games ever.

Incidentally, there’s actually a lot of cool high-level stuff going on in Minecraft from a computer-sciencey point of view. At some point in the future, I’d like to talk about how computers can be (and have been) built in Minecraft, but that involves a fair bit of detail about circuits and Turing Machines that I’d just as soon get to at a later date. Something to look forward to though. 🙂