Take the 2-minute tour ×
Arqade is a question and answer site for passionate videogamers on all platforms. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I recently opened a map which I thought was broken, because I could not load it anymore. I increased the memory for the Java VM to 8GB and now I can open it but it is impossible to play on this map, because there are thousands of cows! I think this is why the map could not be opened with 768 MB of memory for Java.

So my question is, if there is any tool with which I can remove those cows. I've heard of several tools to manipulate the landscape, your spawn point, etc. But I don't know if there are tools that let you remove and place animals without having the map opened. When I open the world I have like one frame every 5 seconds...

Can you recommend a tool with which I can remove animals or other entities from a Minecraft world?

share|improve this question
add comment

1 Answer

up vote 4 down vote accepted

If you are running Minecraft 1.6.2 with current MCedit 0.1.7 you can use MCedit, select all (ctrl+a) and delete entities. be warned this will delete ALL mobs and dropped items.

share|improve this answer
It is a world from Beta 1.5 so this should work? –  Exa Mar 7 '12 at 16:47
As long as you haven't converted it to Anvil, it should work. The latest version of MCEdit will currently only work with the Region format. –  Unionhawk Mar 7 '12 at 16:49
I have converted it to Anvil since I tried to open it today. I restored the level.bak and will try to edit it now. –  Exa Mar 7 '12 at 16:51
Ok I could remove all cows (~10k of cows in one chunk), but the world still lags heavily... I guess there are some chunks seriously broken. My other worlds work perfectly. –  Exa Mar 7 '12 at 17:09
not a problem, cant wait for updated MCedit –  legacy Mar 7 '12 at 17:28
show 1 more comment

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.