Mapwriter Mod 1.7.2/1.6.4/1.6.2/1.5.2

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Mapwriter Mod 1.7.2



  • In game mini-map for multiplayer and singleplayer.
  • Client side (server does not need to have the mod installed).
  • The areas you explore are saved and can be viewed by scrolling or zooming the map, even when you are in a completely different part of the world.
  • Full screen map GUI. Set waypoints by right clicking, pan map by click dragging, zoom with the mouse wheel.
  • Rotating circular mini map mode. Can be enabled in the options GUI.
  • Colours for blocks automatically generated from the block’s texture.
  • Support for custom texture packs.
  • Support for blocks added by mods.
  • Biomes now coloured appropriately.
  • Entire map can be written to a PNG image.
  • Explored chunks are also saved in Anvil format from multiplayer servers, so you can view the world using tools such as Eihort.
  • When in the Nether the mini map shows your effective location in the Overworld. This makes placing portals easier.
  • Short range underground mode shows air, water and lava around the player.
  • All block colours configurable, including extended block ID’s.


Installation Mapwriter Mod

  • The ‘MapWriter-<version>.zip’ goes into the mods folder at:
  • Forge is required. Download Forge Latest from
    Installation instructions for Forge can be found on the Forge wiki.

In Game Key Bindings:

  • ‘n’ toggles mini-map between normal, hidden, and underground.
  • ‘m’ opens/closes the interactive map GUI.
  • ‘,’ toggles which marker group is shown.
  • ‘.’ teleports to nearest visible marker in the direction you are facing.
  • ‘page up’ zooms out.
  • ‘page down’ zooms in.

In game key bindings can be changed via the normal Minecraft controls menu:
Press Escape -> Options… -> Controls…

Map GUI Key Bindings:




  • Allow waypoint names to have spaces and other special characters (all characters except “:”).
  • If the teleportCommand in the MapWriter.cfg is set to “warp” teleporting to a waypoint will run the command “/warp <waypoint name>” rather than “/warp <x> <y> <z>”.
  • Hide waypoints set in a different dimension.
  • Fix grey rectangles on nether map (caused by mushrooms growing above the ceiling bedrock!)
  • Changing the dimension in the full screen GUI now causes the minimap to also display that dimension.
  • Fix the overlays not working with the circular map mode.
  • Fix mini map disappearing when chat is opened (jk-5).
  • Slime chunk overlay now uses the “/seed” command to determine world seed (jk-5).


  • Support for textures (borders, arrows, and background)
  • Fix underground map mode crash in The End dimension (thanks to tterrag1098)
  • Fix RuntimeException in BlockColourGen when used in combination with some mods


  • Fixed greyed chunks in the nether (and maybe in overworld as well?)
  • Fixed help message overflowing width

Download Mapwriter Mod

For 1.7.2

For 1.6.4

Old version

For 1.6.2

For 1.5.2

Credits: mapwriter

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