Is there a theoretical limit to how big oceans can become with the current terrain generator?
I am searching for seeds for a project where I want the area around origo (x=0, z=0) to be as much ocean as possible. While searching I found this thread, where a user claims to have a seed that creates this world (his screenshot):
This map would be sensationally perfect for me, unfortunately however, trying his seed "FOUR o FOUR" I don't get this world. Other users fail to get this world as well and asked him to post the numerical seed using a seed extractor thinking there might be a typographical error. He then claims he used the tool and posted "-165589391". This however is the numberical seed that "FOUR o FOUR" gives, and naturally the same world as before.
One theory is therefor that there was an error when this map was generated for him, or he was using a map editor or a mod or something. But I was wondering if such a map actually is possible at all.
@SevenSidedDie:It is certainly possible, however the thread was posted late in march, after biomes were added and after the ability to enter seeds were added, and he specifically mentions the seed used to create the world (and taking the hashcode of his provided string do indeed give the same integer he later posts.
@fredley: He specifically says
that you spawn at 0,0, ergo an absolute spawn. to go east from 0,0. The world I created has a random spawn, but I've checked the entire area from -500,-500 to 500,500, and nothing resembles the map he has shown.
@fredley: What do you mean by "looks like I got the world you're talking about"? Do you mean the world I desire? If so, can you please tell me if the seed is any of the two I mention above? I doub it somewhat, because even though there is a lot of water around the coordinates (46, -293) in your screenshot, a Cartograph reveals that the map is in no way the same as the desired. Here are some Cartographs from "FOUR o FOUR" and "-165589391". The red X marks (0,0), and as you can see they are the same, but not anywhere close to the desired map:
FOUR o FOUR: