I was just wondering if there's a way to tell where I'll emerge from a portal. Last time I tried this it put me on the tiniest piece of land in the middle of a massive ocean with nothing for an hour in any direction.
I was planning on moving my 1k railtrack to the nether and jumping out at the other end, but as you can imagine this'll be a ballache if I end up with nothing at the other end. Last time I tried this I went on foot and built a bridge through the nether and it was annoying to find nothing but ocean.
Basically the real world coordinates (x,z) correspond to the nether coordinates x/8, z/8. 800,800 is 100,100 in the nether.
When you jump a portal it will look for an existing one in the other dimension. If there is none it will create one. If there is only ocean and one island, this is where end up. But you were lucky, because mostly the game will put you underground into some random cavern.
I've seen people make massive maps of their world though, is there anyway I could do that and roughly work out where I need to be heading?
If you want too know where the portals will be couldn't you build two portals in the overworld so that there will be two portals in the nether? I am not sure because I don't go to the nether a lot but it makes sense I think.
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ragnarock200: awesome, are those things with the creeper faces pistons or furnaces
Snowey1994: There dispensers