Creating a Terra World - PolyhedralDev/Terra Wiki

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This guide is intended for the Bukkit version of Terra. Guides will be written for other platforms once they mature.


How Bukkit handles Terra worlds

In the Bukkit version of Terra, world management is delegated to Bukkit, meaning that generators are configured via Bukkit or a world management plugin, not in Terra.

Bukkit uses the concept of generator IDs to dictate which worlds will use what generators, which is what this guide will be centered around configuring.

The Generator ID Format

For each Configuration Pack, Terra will assign a Bukkit generator ID with the format Terra:<PACK ID>. for example the default pack with the ID DEFAULT will have a generator ID of Terra:DEFAULT.


The <PACK ID> portion of the generator ID is case sensitive meaning that your capitalization within the generator ID must match that of the pack ID!

Setting up a Terra World

There are two main ways to manage worlds on a Bukkit server: using a world manager (which is a separate plugin that is designed to well.. manage worlds) - or - directly through Bukkit. Both methods have their own advantages which we will cover in each section.


Terra comes pre-packaged with a default pack, which does not require a download/install. If this is your first time using Terra then we suggest using the default, which uses the ID DEFAULT.

Setting a Generator Through directly through Bukkit

If you are not using a world manager, then you will have to manually set up the generator for a world through the bukkit.yml configuration file. This can be found within your server root (the folder that all your server files are contained in). Something to note is that without a world manager, you cannot create new worlds!. The process goes as follows:

  1. Stop your server if it is already running.

  2. Open the bukkit.yml file with any text editor.

  3. Add the following lines to the end of the file, replacing the placeholders with the relevant information:

      <WORLD NAME>: # The name of the world folder.
        generator: <GENERATOR ID> # Specifying the generator Bukkit should use for the world.
                                  # For example the default pack would be Terra:DEFAULT
  4. Start your server.

If you have already done this process before and wish to set up another world with a generator, you can simply add it to the worlds key like so:

    generator: Terra:EXAMPLE_PACK_1
+    generator: <NEW GENERATOR ID>

Which will look like this once done:

   generator: Terra:EXAMPLE_PACK_1
   generator: Terra:EXAMPLE_PACK_2

Setting a Generator Through a World Manager

Most world managers will have their own methods of setting / changing the generator for a world, however some may not support the use of custom generators. Please refer to either the documentation or support for your preferred manager if you're not sure whether custom generators are supported, or how to set up a world with said manager, before consulting the Terra discord.

Since there are many different plugins with their own process we won't be covering all of them, however we do recommend using Multiverse Core if you are unsure which manager to use.


Sometimes world managers will fail to correctly set the generator for a world when loading things up, which can lead to potentially damaging issues with your worlds such as broken chunk borders. Because of this we recommend additionally configuring a world directly through Bukkit once you have set it up through a world manager, to serve as a fail-safe in the event that a world manager fails.

Multiverse Core

To create a Terra world using Multiverse Core, add the following argument to the end of the Multiverse Create Command: -g Terra:<PACK ID>.

Here is an example command which will create a world with the name example_world, the NORMAL world environment, and a Terra generator using the pack with ID EXAMPLE:

/mv create example_world NORMAL -g Terra:EXAMPLE

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