How can I choose the zoom level for my map?

  • According to both Notch's Twitter (no link) and the wiki, maps have some kind of settable zoom:

    A zoom level, which will somehow be decided at the time the map is created.

    I have no idea how to set this. Anyone know?

    EDIT: based on fjdumont's answer, how is it calculated? Is there anything I can do (such as craft it in a certain place) to give it a zoom level close to what I want?

    > AAAHH!! Screw that!! *removed fancy buggy behavior, adds dead simple working behavior*

  • fredley

    fredley Correct answer

    9 years ago

    You can zoom map files, but you have to do it by editing your NBT files. This answer is thanks to this redditor:

    If you're willing to dive deep into the NBT files, you can adjust the map's center and zoom levels. Just don't screw with dimension (locks the map) or width/height — it doesn't work. The files are under <map-name>/Data/map_X.dat, where X is the map number.

    You'll need to use an editor like NBTEdit to edit the files.

    This is very useful.

    Is this single player only? Or does it work on SMP without server access?

    @TomWijsman: Won't work on SMP without file system access, but it wouldn't surprise me if there's a plugin for Bukkit that allows configuration through in-game commands.

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