FANDOM


Generation depth is a setting in the Worldconfig.ini that defines the maximum number BiomeSize, RiverSize and LandSize can be set to. Increasing GenerationDepth by one (from 3 to 4) will roughly half the size of all biomes, similarly decreasing it by 1 will double the size of all biomes. A simple way to think of the biome layout generation of a Minecraft map is as a 2D image, where each biome is painted into the image at a certain size, rarity, frequency and location based on settings like GenerationDepth, BiomeSize, BiomeRarity, RiverSize and LandSize.

What impact does GenerationDepth have?Edit

In Worldconfig.ini:

GenerationDepth: 3

Having GenerationDepth set to 3 in this example means the BiomeSize, RiverSize and LandSize in the world can only be set to a number within the range of 0-3, therefore only 4 different biome sizes are possible with the largest being 0 and the smallest being 3. Let's assume we have 3 pre-existing biomes set to the following names, sizes and biome colours:

GenerationDepth: 3 (size 3 is smallest, 0 is largest)
BiomeName: Biome3 Biome2 Biome1                         
BiomeSize: 3 2 1 0
BiomeColor: F08C1A (Orange) 1AF021 (Green) 1A7EF0 (Blue)

Map of 500x500 blocks at GenerationDepth: 3Edit

Grid1

What happens if we then increase GenerationDepth from 3 to 4?Edit

In Worldconfig.ini:

GenerationDepth: 4

Having GenerationDepth set to 4 means the BiomeSize, RiverSize and LandSize in the world can now be set to a number within the range of 0-4, the size (in blocks) that each biomesize represents has also been doubled:

GenerationDepth: 4 (size 4 is smallest, 0 is largest)
BiomeName:             Biome3 Biome2 Biome1              
BiomeSize: 4 3 2 1 0
BiomeColor: F08C1A (Orange) 1AF021 (Green) 1A7EF0 (Blue)


Map of 500x500 blocks at GenerationDepth: 4Edit

Grid2

Increasing the GenerationDepth has 'zoomed in' on the biome map while still covering the same area in blocks. Therefore the size 3 biome will now generate at double the size (in blocks), effectively becoming the same size (in blocks) as the size 2 biome in the previous example. Additionally, the new smallest possible biome size is 4.

Side by side comparison:Edit

Presentation3

Edit