WorldPainter is an interactive map generator for Minecraft. It allows you to "paint" landscapes using similar tools as a regular paint program. Sculpt and mould the terrain, paint materials, trees, snow and ice, etc. onto it, and much more.

WorldPainter is implemented in Java. If you do not have Java installed, install it first from the links below. It needs at least version 8, or 11 for running JavaScript scripts.

Download the program here:

WorldPainter Java
OS Architecture Download the proper version of Java here, if required. You may already have it, so try it without first.
Windows 64-bit Download installer (.exe) 64-bit Java 17 LTS
32-bit Download installer (.exe) 32-bit Java 8
Mac OS X Intel Download installer (.dmg)
(this file is not "damaged"; if Mac OS X complains, follow these instructions to temporarily disable Gatekeeper)
Intel Java 17 LTS
Arm (M1/M2) Arm Java 17 LTS
Linux/UNIX Debian
(or Ubuntu, etc.)
Download DEB package
Red Hat
(or Fedora, etc.)
Download RPM package
(all versions of Linux or UNIX; can be installed as root or as a regular user)
Download installer (.sh)

If you have trouble installing the program using one of the installers above, you can download installerless/portable archives here: 64-bit Windows, 32-bit Windows, Mac OS X and UNIX/Linux. Note that these are not recommended and unsupported!

You can check the change log here. For checking the integrity of the above files you can find MD5 checksums here and SHA256 checksums here.

WorldPainter does not contain any virus or malware! If your virus scanner says it does, it is a false positive. Please report it as such to the makers, and use the "unquarantine" or equivalent function of your virus scanner, or disable it temporarily, to install and run WorldPainter. See this page for more information. VirusTotal results for these download links can be found here.

There is not much documentation yet, but the program should be pretty self-explanatory. To play the map, choose Export in the File menu. Just experiment and try everything out. Don't forget to check the menus, and to see what happens if you right-click instead of left-clicking.

Having said that, the documentation, such as it is (including a FAQ), can be found here. There is an official YouTube channel which may one day contain tutorials but is currently empty.

For official support, go to the official WorldPainter subreddit. There is also an unofficial, fan-run Discord server.

WorldPainter has a merch store! Support the development and be the envy of your friends:

WorldPainter is free and open source software. It is licensed under the GNU Public License (GPL) version 3. You are free to use it without paying for it, but it takes a lot of time and effort to create and maintain, so please consider donating a small amount!

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These installers were created with install4j. Docking framework kindly provided by JIDE Software. For spam filtering we use the free services of MX Guarddog. The source code for WorldPainter is hosted on GitHub.

WorldPainter was created by, a one man Java software development company from the Netherlands. It is not affiliated in any way with Mojang or Microsoft and has no official status. WorldPainter includes the work of many others - the credits page lists them.