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I want to create a map similar to how Mincraft and other related games do. I just haven't the faintest clue on how to do so. Can anyone point me to a decent tutorial or give me a decent run through? I program in java and use openGL. Thanks for any help.

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Could you give a description of what a fractal cube-map is? I haven't heard that term before and it doesn't seem to be easily found on google. –  CiscoIPPhone Jul 27 '11 at 22:54
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Are you looking for something like this?

Voxel heightmap terrain editor

The article I mention in that answer is pretty good and talks about creating maps exactly like Minecraft. Using that article as a starter I was able to create maps like this for my game.

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Thanks Byte, That's what I was looking for. –  AedonEtLIRA Jul 28 '11 at 14:54
    
Make sure to accept the answer if it's what you wanted :). Good luck! –  Byte56 Jul 29 '11 at 0:00
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