Terrain Control

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Pictures (top to bottom, left to right):Floating island by LanToaster, Arches by mysource, Extreme Hills by IRSmoh, Island by Piginabag, Alternative Nether by IRSmoh

TerrainControl is an advanced world generator. Through various configuration files it gives the user control over almost every aspect of Minecraft terrain generation, with no knowledge of Java required. It can be used on Bukkit or Forge servers and on singleplayer with Forge. TerrainControl is the successor to the old PhoenixTerrainMod, which was based on the popular BiomeTerrainMod.


Spigot 1.8

All updates for Spigot 1.8 won't be posted here, but on the Spigot forums instead: http://www.spigotmc.org/resources/terraincontrol.2214/

See you there!



  • Control horizontal and vertical noise of terrain generation
  • Control terrain height and volatility per biome
  • Generating biome maps from images
  • Control the size of biomes, islands and continents
  • Custom biomes
  • Many options for caves, canyons
  • Control vanilla structures like mineshafts, strongholds and villages
  • Full control of ores, plants, dungeons, ponds and many more
  • Custom trees and other objects (BO2 and BO3)
  • Block replacement
  • Visual settings like custom foliage colors (TerrainControl client required)

...and many more!

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As of Terrain Control 2.4.13, the plugin sends some stats to mcstats.org, a service by Hidendra and others. You can view the stats here. Terrain Control won't upload your configs, it will only send your BiomeMode along with some information of your computer. You can toggle it off by setting opt-out to true in the metrics config file. More information is available on this wiki page.





Spooky Forest by Rutgerkok Mountainrange by Burckhart Cavern by mysource
Columns by mysource Overworld Nether by LanToaster Volcano by Burckhart


Daendroc/TerrainControl Promo by MassiveCraft TerrainControl Demonstration by mysource Testworld update 1 by mysource

Also check out the showcase thread in our forums!

How to use

How to use

TerrainControl is more complex than most Bukkit plugins, so it may take a while to get into - but the results are worth it. If you want to create your own world, be sure to check our documentation. If you have done some reading and still have problems using TerrainControl, just post to our forums and we'll try to figure it out.


Tutorial Videos

How to use and install TerrainControl by Samkio TC Tutorial Part 1 by CaseyC104 TC Tutorial (german) by CubeCrafterDE

Useful tools



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KhoornMaintainer, Coding
Rutger KokCoding
BurckhartSupport, Documentation
Retired staff
MysourceSupport, Documentation
Additional Credits
BucyrussCreator of the BiomeTerrainMod
R-T-BCreator of PhoenixTerrainMod
More contributors on GitHub
Users contributing to the wiki are found here

Get involved!



You'll always find the newest approved stable builds here. As of 2.4, the files will work on both Bukkit and Forge servers (without the need of something like MCPC+) and on singleplayer with Forge. Installation instructions can be found here.

Development builds of this project can be acquired at the provided continuous integration server. These builds have not been approved by the BukkitDev staff. Use them at your own risk.

Development builds at mctcp.com

You can find all user-created world configurations, biomes and custom objects that are currently available here.

Important - please do not post your questions in the comments section below, head to the forums instead! We do not answer questions here as it would only result in chaos. Feel free to use the wall for general comments!

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  • Avatar of Androkai Androkai Mar 07, 2015 at 10:23 UTC - 0 likes

    Only for information:
    Using TerrainControl Jenkis build #74 with newest craftbukkit 1.8.3 build throws this error:

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  • Avatar of oldTCcreator oldTCcreator Dec 06, 2014 at 16:56 UTC - 2 likes

    (Use right-click: show image)

    Created a new custom biome: wadi (wadi = dry river bed in desert).
    Will be included in next testworld No. 76 soon.

    Last edited Dec 06, 2014 by oldTCcreator
  • Avatar of TheMcGuider TheMcGuider Dec 01, 2014 at 19:25 UTC - 0 likes

    @AbelterSteege: Go Do not post questions here, go ahead and jump over to the Forums instead. Also 1.8 version is already out but might not be 100% stable yet, check the forums.

    @iDrakus: Go go ahead and visit the Forums

    Last edited Dec 07, 2014 by TheMcGuider
  • Avatar of AbelterSteege AbelterSteege Dec 01, 2014 at 18:55 UTC - 0 likes

    Can you please update to 1.8 asap?

  • Avatar of iDrakus iDrakus Dec 01, 2014 at 18:05 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, I have a problem saying, namely, how to adjust the Y biomes (world ) ?

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  • Avatar of adventuretc adventuretc Dec 01, 2014 at 08:25 UTC - 0 likes

    @oldTCcreator: Go

    Would you be so kind and provide us a link to where we can access the latest version?

    If 6 or more months has passed since my last login you are free to take over any of my projects. Some of the files have the source inside, but you can decompile them as well.

  • Avatar of oldTCcreator oldTCcreator Dec 01, 2014 at 06:25 UTC - 0 likes

    just want to inform, that I updated the Testworld and always included server setup to latest TC and use for 1.8 ... all ready to use by just one click 100% noobsafe setup.
    To find at well known Testworld website as always ;-)

  • Avatar of oldTCcreator oldTCcreator Dec 01, 2014 at 05:56 UTC - 0 likes

    Okay... to avoid any added spamming, I send you just a ;-) ... and do not waste my time to "patronize" you. May be, you found already all 1.8 stuff and set up your 1.8 TC server... If not... hurry up... if your 1. question/post/"info" will make any sense.

  • Avatar of Absentee23 Absentee23 Nov 30, 2014 at 21:58 UTC - 0 likes

    @oldTCcreator: Go YOU'RE the one flooding the comments with "use the forums!" posts...when people are posting COMMENTS in the COMMENTS section. If it is such big deal, they can CLOSE the comments!

    The big red message you keep referencing? It says to use the new forums. Which I read, and went to go post there and found I DO need a new login to use those. NO I'm not signing up.

    And again, there was no activity in ANY comments/new TC forum regarding 1.8 when I posted. (You know, the forums this big red message you keep referencing tells us to use? NOT the bukkit forums...) Go look at the timestamps... ಠ_ಠ There was no 1.8 build posted. No mention of 1.8 whatsoever. So again, I don't know why you are getting in such a wad and arguing so much over someone posting a comment, in the comments section. Seriously, I wasn't even expecting a reply, but instead I get to be chastised and patronized by you for a nine word comment...in the...comments section.

    Last edited Nov 30, 2014 by Absentee23


Date created
Oct 27, 2011
Last update
Nov 02, 2014
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