Cold Taiga


IslandCraft changes the biome distribution of the world to create an endless ocean filled with randomly generated islands.


Savanna Plains Mesa Extreme Hills Desert Cold Taiga

Full size images can be found here.


12 July 2015: Updated for 1.8.7! (Thanks to Empire92!)

10 March 2015: Updated for 1.8.3!

30 January 2015: Updated for 1.8!

8 August 2014: 1.0.0-beta is now available! Please refer to this wiki page and please provide feedback in this forum thread. Thanks!

2 August 2014: Updated this page for 1.0.0-beta release which should be here early next week!

Older news can be found in the News Archive.


Updates will be released within a few weeks of any significant CraftBukkit updates to add compatibility for the new versions. In addition, the following releases are planned.


  • To be released within the next few weeks
  • Minor bug fix
  • More informative logging and error messages in console


  • To be released within the next few months
  • Rivers

IslandCraft-RealEstate-0.1.0-alpha (separate plugin)

  • To be released within the next 6 months
  • Buy and sell islands
  • Grief protection
  • Welcome and farewell messages
  • Vault, WorldGuard and Dynmap compatibility


IMPORTANT: As IslandCraft heavily modifies the terrain generation, it can destroy your worlds if you're not careful with the configuration. BACK UP EVERYTHING BEFORE INSTALLING. You have been warned.

Instructions can be found here.


IMPORTANT: After changing "ocean" or "island-distribution" you must reset your IslandCraft world. So make sure you get these right before spending much time playing on the world. To reset the IslandCraft world, you need to delete the file "server/plugins/IslandCraft/IslandCraft.db" and the folder "server/world_islandcraft". And then recreate the world using Multiverse or Multiworld.

You can safely add/remove/modify the "island-generators" without needing to reset your world. Islands which have already been generated or partially generated will continue to use whatever settings you had when they were created. Islands in newly explored chunks will adopt the new settings.

Instructions can be found here.

Plugin Developers Guide to the IslandCraft API

DISCLAIMER: Consider the API features of IslandCraft to be in Beta. They have not been thoroughly tested and are subject to change in the future. I would love to hear any feedback you have if you try to use this!

Information for plugin developers who wish to integrate with or modify/extend IslandCraft can be found here.

What happened to the other features?

While in alpha, IslandCraft included some chat and other miscellaneous features. These have all been removed as there are other plugins you can use for this purpose. Going forward, IslandCraft will have a much narrower feature set focusing on just the islands.

The RealEstate features (including Vault, WorldGuard and Dynmap integration) will be making a return in a new separate plugin. Separating these from the terrain generation provides a number of benefits. It helps me to keep them on separate release cycles, so I can release updates for the terrain generation very quickly as new versions come out. It has forced me to create an API so the plugins can cooperate, this will also allow others to make plugins which integrate with IslandCraft.

Public Servers Running IslandCraft

Running a public server with IslandCraft? Feel free to advertise in the comments below or on the forums.

Lately I've been playing on Anvil Network's PlunderSeas. A great server which combines IslandCraft with MoveCraft for the ultimate pirating experience!

  • Website: link
  • Dynmap: link
  • IP:

Also check out The Homestead server, looks like a great community of mature players!

  • Minecraft Server List: link
  • Dynmap: link
  • IP:

Data Collection

This plugin sends statistics about the usage to If you wish to disable this data collection, follow the instructions to server owners for opting-out which can be found here.

Global Statistics


More information can be found on the IslandCraft wiki.

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  • Avatar of amli2011 amli2011 Sep 02, 2015 at 19:14 UTC - 0 likes

    Does the 1.0.2 version work in spigot 1.8.8?

  • Avatar of Codusk Codusk Aug 15, 2015 at 11:30 UTC - 1 like

    @hoqhuuep: Go

    Yes,It's just be a link to this site.Thank you very much. :D

  • Avatar of hoqhuuep hoqhuuep Aug 14, 2015 at 23:24 UTC - 0 likes

    @Tenoxile: Go

    Check this out:

    @Codusk: Go

    Would it just be a link to this site? If it is that would be fine! If you would need to re-upload the files to that site I wouldn't be as happy about it. But it is free and open-source software, so I can't stop you redistributing it as long as you comply with the licence regarding redistribution of binary forms


  • Avatar of Codusk Codusk Aug 13, 2015 at 11:45 UTC - 0 likes

    May I transfer this plugin to this site?

  • Avatar of Tenoxile Tenoxile Aug 09, 2015 at 11:45 UTC - 0 likes

    Would it be possible to add a function where players can name the islands. And the island names would display as a title on screen when entering their region.

  • Avatar of KingBigfoot KingBigfoot Aug 05, 2015 at 17:00 UTC - 1 like

    kinda wish you could make it be just random and not in a square or hexagon pattern makes it to predictable....

  • Avatar of Digger105 Digger105 Aug 05, 2015 at 16:53 UTC - 1 like

    @Digger105: Go


  • Avatar of Digger105 Digger105 Aug 05, 2015 at 12:16 UTC - 0 likes

    I'd be really cool if this was compatible with multi-verse.

  • Avatar of giantawesomemeep giantawesomemeep Jul 21, 2015 at 15:14 UTC - 0 likes

    i changed it to this and deleted the server world and when it loaded the generation didn't work, how do you change it?


    1. By default IslandCraft is enabled on "world".
    2. You can change the world name here or even add more than one world
    Last edited Jul 21, 2015 by giantawesomemeep
  • Avatar of eudaemonia eudaemonia Jul 14, 2015 at 17:27 UTC - 0 likes

    seems fine, thanks!

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Date created
Jun 15, 2013
Last update
Jul 12, 2015
Development stage
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