A beautiful and hand-made (via WorldPainter) map by a “world-builder” named Moonti, The Lost Valley of the Fifteen Waterfalls Map (long name) is a gorgeous look at a wonderful, naturally looking, valley.
The valley is not only beautiful, it is also huge, very huge. Full of wonderful vistas, waterfalls and lagoons, it looks like how some might imagine a heaven could look like, or maybe just the wildest Caribbean vacation spots, and every single part of it is crafted by hand.
It makes you long for a more natural world-generation, although if the whole world in Minecraft was generated like this, not only would distances be a lot more realistic (and therefore, larger), it would take a lot more resources, so you can see why it doesn’t work like this. Still, seeing such a beautiful map like this, it makes you hope the technology to make this it possible is not too far out.
Still, in my opinion, it is very much worth a look, as it is one of the most gorgeous “nature-inspired” worlds I’ve ever seen in Minecraft, and the map IS pretty huge, so you can still use it for a long time without ever seeing the edges, making it somewhat usable for play (although it starts in creative, so if you want survival, you have to manually change the game mode via the console).
Expect some “side effects” if you check this map out, such as making you wanting to spontaneously book a flight to the Caribbean or Thailand, because of how beautiful and cool it is (just kidding).
The map has been tested in Minecraft 1.7 where it worked without any problems, it might work in 1.6 versions, but if it doesn’t then use version 1.7.2 or above.
How to install The Lost Valley of the Fifteen Waterfalls Map:
- Download the map.
- Go to your %appdata%/.minecraft folder.
- Open the “saves” folder.
- Unzip the map you downloaded, and put the unzipped folder into the saves folder.
- All set, now it should be in your save selection when you boot the game, enjoy!
Here is a very beautiful cinematic video showing the map off, worth a look, even if you don’t want to download the map yourself, just to see the beauty that Minecraft and its users is capable of: