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    posted a message on Minecraft@Home have found the seed of Minecraft's title-screen background panorama

    Everyone should be familiar with this world. It's the one that always appeared on Minecraft's main-menu (title-screen), blurred and slowly rotating around.
    It first appeared in 2011 for Minecraft Beta 1.8 and stayed for many years, until it was only recently replaced in 1.13 and every version after that.

    And nobody ever knew the seed... until now!

    The seed was found today, on 18th of July 2020 at around 5:45 AM UTC.

    Version: Beta 1.7.3
    Coordinates: X=61.48~, Y=75, Z=-68.73~
    Seed: 2151901553968352745 OR 8091867987493326313 (both work)

     

    Here's a brief summary of what happened:

    The project started on 14th June 2020. Tomlacko researched as much as he could about the panorama and it's world (the version, world axis and the exact Z coordinate using clouds) and shared his findings on SalC1's Discord server, where a similar project was currently taking place (finding the seed of the pack.png image).
    Then, a part of a new Minecraft-research-oriented Discord server Minecraft@Home was dedicated to this project and work quickly started to be done.

    Minecraft@Home is a volunteer distributed computing project powered by BOINC allowing users to volunteer their idle computers to help advance Minecraft-related research, one of which was this panorama project. In less than 24 hours after launching the panorama application; a volunteer host on Minecraft@Home found this seed. This was approximately 93 days of processing time at a total of 54.5 exaFLOPs compressed into 24 hours. Another ongoing project is search for the tallest cactus (currently we have found a 22 block high one!).
    You can join Minecraft@Home and help with other ongoing and future research by signing up here https://minecraftathome.com/ and jumping on the Discord to get involved https://discord.gg/xVFh9bp.

     

    Here's CREDITS to the core group of people who made this happen (and the main thing they did), in reverse-chronological order:

    EarthcomputerCortexNeil - wrote the biome and terrain checking code and found the seed
    DutChen18 - made multiple tools/mods to help with the recreation and gathering data for the seed checking
    MC PseudoGravity - reversed the tallgrass colors and found the biome values in the panorama
    Philipp_DE - hosted the recreation MC server and screenshotting bot
    Tomlacko - started the project, found the coordinates, made panorama viewer with recreation overlay, (also allowed me to post this on his behalf)

    ...and many other people who helped in other ways (such as building the recreation block-by-block) listed here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RkNSNfmrDdDH_yYTKE7MVA1mgjuqN9HYWE7vYJh-UPQ

     

    To see how all of this was accomplished, watch SalC1's video about it: (will be uploaded soon! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClY084mbGLK_SLlOfgizjow)

    Seed reveal video from Earthcomputer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caLCZNLPgrM

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