How to use a seed in Minecraft?
Create New World, select More World Options, input your seed at top, select Done.
(Tip: Use Ctrl + C to copy any highlighted seed then Ctrl + V to paste it in-game.)
How can I locate the seed of my current world?
Bring up the in-game debugging menu by hitting the default F3 key. You should be now able to see the numeric seed of your current world along with your current grid position within it.
Is it numbers only for seeds?
No. You’re free to use any combination of letters, numbers and special characters for the initial world generation phase. Try anything that might spring to mind!
Remember, after the initial world generation is complete your world will always be given a numeric seed based from a calculation of your previous input.
Are letters case-sensitive?
Yes. It’s important to keep the seed exactly as you see it, including spaces and even typos! Always try to copy and paste a seed instead of trying to type them manually from memory.
Does the Generate Structures On/Off option effect the seed?
No. The Generate Structures option will not affect the seed in anyway other than the specified spawning of Villages, Dungeons etc.
Why won’t this seed work for me!?
Unfortunately, popular seeds can be lost forever with the addition of new patches & content.
If you’re sure that you have both entered the seed correctly and ensured you are running the same version of Minecraft the seed was listed with, the only other possible difference can be the individual player spawn point which can sometimes be different. Check the seed source for spawn co-ords and check if they match up with your own.
With the 1.3 update does the World Type affect the generated seed?
The 1.3 update introduced a new option under World Type called “Large Biomes”. When this option is enabled the generated seed will not geographically change but will scale up a number of times, thus making the biomes within the seed a whole lot bigger.
We have decided to include the World Type within our listed seeds. If you want the seed to look identical to the featured screenshots keep this setting the same. Otherwise, feel free to experiment with it!