Minecraft worlds are procedurally created from numbers and words referred to as seeds A seed defines everything from the nearest blade of grass to the farthest mountain, and the most interesting seeds become challenges in themselves, shared by gamers and even aquiring fandoms of their own The most appealing seed in Minecraft, though, has only simply been discovered: the one that generated the backdrop to the video game’s title screen till 2018.
The method is mindblowing. They manually rebuilded as much of the map as could be seen from the title screen screenshots, then used a variety of methods to prune out seeds that couldn’t potentially match up. They brute-forced the remaining millions of seeds until discovering one with the exact same 3D information.
The research itself took about a month. It began on 14 th June 2020, when I researched as much as I might about the panorama and it’s world (the version, world axis and the precise Z coordinate utilizing clouds) and shared my findings on SalC1’s Discord server, where a comparable task was presently happening (finding the seed of the pack.png image). A part of a brand-new Minecraft-research-oriented Discord server [email protected] was committed to this task and work rapidly started to be done. It would never have actually been possible without them.
[email protected] is a volunteer dispersed computing job powered by BOINC allowing users to volunteer their idle computers to help advance Minecraft-related research study, among which was this panorama job. In less than 24 hours after releasing the panorama application; a volunteer host on [email protected] discovered this seed. This was around 93 days of processing time at an overall of 54.5 exaFLOPs compressed into 24 hours. Another continuous task is search for the tallest cactus (currently we have actually discovered a 22 block high one!).
A video describing all this has actually already racked up nearly 4m views:
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