NFC Football Stadium: Estadio Zorros del Desierto Oct 23, 2021 2:02:39 GMT -5
Post by metallica5167 on Oct 23, 2021 2:02:39 GMT -5
NFC Football Stadium: Estadio Zorros del Desierto
Built by metallica5167
Last Updated: 22-Oct-2021
v1 (NFC 3.4.1_01): www.mediafire.com/file/62drexfm1br80ur/Stadium&MansionV1.zip/file
Unzip the file in the NFCsaves folder.
If you get lost, the stadium is at x36 z76
This build is based on a real life stadium known as the Zorros del Desierto, located in Calama, Chile which is home to team Cobreloa. You can read up more about it, as well as find some pictures in StadiumDB.
Part of the reason why I chose to build it was because of it's relatively simple, boxy design, which makes it well suited for a blocky game like this. This way I don't have to deal with complicated curves spanning big chunks of the stadium. And the other reason is simply because it's located in my hometown and I have a soft spot for it, despite not actually being a fan of this particular team.
The stadium was not built on a 1:1 scale or anything similar, I simply went with what felt good at the time in terms of measurements by looking at photos found online.
I've never actually visited this stadium in person, I had only visited the old one before they took it down and rebuilt it in 2013, but I did pass by the outside countless times and at some point I started imagining what it would be like to see it in Minecraft.
|In July of 2015 I spent a few weeks working on the stadium in a superflat creative modern Minecraft world, but I ended up abandoning the project after finishing the four stands. |
|I didn't touch it again until around July of 2019, when I decided to build another stadium and started working on it in NFC singleplayer.|
At first I hadn't actually decided on any design, I simply started by building the pitch following the same sizes that I used on the server previously.
I accidentally chose a terrible place to build it on, as the terrain was way too uneven and I had to spend a lot of time digging it out and blowing it up with TNT.
|I got sidetracked by other projects but I picked it back up on Christmas Eve 2019, decided I would revive the old 2015 project in NFC and made a ton of progress in a few days. |
I made use of one of the many dev builds of 1.8.7, soon after creative mode was first added, which really made the job much easier and motivated me to keep going.
|Christmas day 2019 was a busy one.|
Unfortunately this is where my inspiration died out, I now had to figure out a good design for the roof and also remove the hundreds of stone blocks that were blocking the entrances to the stands, and I just didn't feel like doing it.
Once again I got sidetracked by other projects and left this on hold.
I'm not entirely sure about the timeline after this but I believe I didn't touch the stadium at all until a few days ago.
By the way, since creative mode was still a secret feature, I had to lie about the tools I was using to make progress.
|In October of 2021 I suddenly became inspired to work on the stadium again after looking for more pictures online to use as reference. |
I finally had an idea of how the entrances to the stands looked like from outside, so that's what I started with.
|I also continued to dig out the surrounding hills.|
I perhaps should have installed singe player commands and tried to dig it out through world edit, but I'm too old fashioned for that, gotta mindlessly hold left click instead.
|I've been working on it nonstop throughout this week, looking for more pictures, coming up with designs for the roof, changing my mind and rebuilding, it's been quite the journey. |
Eventually I landed on a design that I liked quite a lot, it's not entirely accurate to what you see in real life but I think it's a good representation considering the limits of the game.
|As for the interior, I wasn't able to find many pictures of that, so I had to go around guessing quite a lot. |
I think I got the location of the changing rooms correct but I'm not sure, and the showers are completely made up based on where I saw those small windows outside.
I have no idea where the press conference room is supposed to be, or where the glass sliding doors lead into, so I had to fill in the blanks here and there and leave some rooms empty.
I'm pretty happy with how things turned out in the end, I'm so glad I never quite gave up on it despite the multiple years of inactivity. I'm not sure if I'll build another one as I'm not very familiar with other stadiums but we'll see. If I do, it will probably take years just like this one.
Added extra details, such as the large tree and the rearranged seats