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My friends and I want to create an adventure map, so I want to have a empty Minecraft Craftbukkit server map to start with, so there will be nothing other than the things I want to put into the map. How can I achieve this?

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Every block has to be placed against another block, so you can't do anything at all with a completely empty world. You need to define empty. – doppelgreener Oct 12 '11 at 8:25
Okay. At least one block on the map? – DemonicMushy Oct 12 '11 at 8:55
Simple then: Mine every block but one. – fredley Oct 12 '11 at 11:10

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With bukkit there are plugins that change the world generation to make the world flat, for example:

You can also search for different types of world generators.

Note: I have not tried either of them.

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I would have to say that you just go into the file and edit it to be super-flat instead of default. The drawback to that is that you will not be able to go underground since it is only 3 blocks away from the 1 layer of bedrock.

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What do you mean empty? They're all empty. If you mean flat or featureless, all you can do, in the unlikely event of finding a seed that would create a world like that, is create one as normal, play it, fly around for a good while in all directions to get chunks generated, then use MCEdit to flatten it. But new chunks will always be generated as normal.

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You could just make it flat yourself. – fredley Oct 12 '11 at 11:09
@fredley -- +1 for using the 3D version. – Alexis King Oct 13 '11 at 3:29

You can use MCEdit to create a world and create chunks in it that are empty except for a layer of bedrock.

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Wow 9 hours to mention this. But yea, You can make a flat empty map in MCEdit very easily. – Scott Chamberlain Oct 12 '11 at 17:22
Because the OP is in a different time zone I would imagine. – Alan B Oct 13 '11 at 8:03

Make a superflat world out of air blocks. Make sure you have villages on, and you have an (almost) emtpy world.

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Seems to be the best way to do this in vanilla. You could probably also make an entirely empty world and use mods/MCEdit/hex editors/whatever to create a single block from nothing. – a cat Jan 19 '13 at 20:27

make a superflat world with only one layer of sand. The moment you put a block down, the sand will fall into the void leaving just the block you placed.

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Intriguing answer. I wonder how bad it would lag from all the sand falling. Would be fun to watch. – Batophobia Oct 7 '13 at 16:36

You know, I was wondering the exact same thing. I figured out if you make superflat just one layer of tnt then ignite it, it will blow up everything. BUT be sure you put a piece of bedrock down first. Also the server may crash or get really laggy. But you can also use World Edit to clear out the world.

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wool would make more sense, but that's an awesome idea if you don't have world edit. – legacy Jun 5 '13 at 20:40

Judging from the DemonicMushy's comment on his question, I think he means a map with no blocks at all. Try looking for maps such as this one and importing them into multiplayer. 3000x3000 blocks of void. Of course, if you meant a map that isn't void, use the superflat world option when creating a singleplayer world and import it to multiplayer to build together.

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Set generator-settings=1;0;1 and level-type=FLAT and gamemode=1 in the Note this would will have no blocks at all. As you are in creative mode fly to y: 0 (press F3 to see coords). Note: You will start dropping quickly so be ready. Install the WorldEdit plugin from bukkit plugins and type //pos1 then move a little and type //pos2 and //set stone or whatever block you want.

In later versions, you could use /setblock ~ ~ ~ minecraft:stone and not have to install WorldEdit.

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In the make sure you have


Then grab yourself a plugin named "WorldEdit". As soon as you get in double-tap space to begin flying. Make sure your y-coordinate is above 0, and type //up 1 in the chat (you must be an op to use this command).

This will place a glass block under you so you can begin building.

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Download the map "SKY BLOCK" and clear it all out. There's only 30 blocks or so and then the map is completely empty.

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Not completely empty. There's normal terrain generated if you go far (not very far) enough. – SevenSidedDie Oct 7 '13 at 16:19

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