Surface

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Regular surface whereabouts

Overview

The traversable world, nature, sunlight, rain, nature and life.

Explanation

The Surface Level is defined as the highest blocks that will be affected by rain or sunlight.

Height Values

Height varies depending on the distance between the Mantle and the Surface. When talking about generation and mechanics, the game will calculate its values using the following criteria:

  • The Surface will have a height of 1 or 100%.
  • The Mantle will have a height of 0 or 0%.

The calculations won't be based on coordinates or blocks, but in the value regarding the percentage defined by the previous Height Values.

Example: If you are in a hill that has a y of 150, and you are looking for height 0.6 or 60%; you will need to look at y90.

Resources

Ores

See Metal for detailed information.

Some ores, such as Lead, Copper, Coal, Borax and Quartz can be spotted as bits on the surface. This indicates that a deposit of these minerals is located underground.

Hills and cliffs may expose ore deposits due to the nature of ore generation.

Ore Generation

See Ore Deposits for detailed information.

Ore Generation will follow the Height Values mechanic. The specific values for ores can be seen in their own tables.

Example: Lignite (Brown Coal) is generated between the height values 0.48 (48%) and 0.92 (92%), this mean that, if the distance between the Mantle and the Surface is 100 blocks, Lignite (Brown Coal) will be generated between the blocks y48 and y92 (based on coordinates).

Foraging

Animals

In order to survive, animals need light. Any that ventures into a cave will die after a while if no light is present.

Farming

See Farming for detailed information.

Unless defined on World Configuration, plants can't grow underground.

Ruins