From Ashes is an open world CTM map set in a post-apocalyptic environment. The story behind this map is that you were sailing on an ocean following a global nuclear holocaust. However, you’re now shipwrecked on the island (called Monument Island) and you must figure out how to survive and access the island’s hidden atomic shelter.
The map is very well-detailed and includes 16 large dungeons. Deadly traps and enemies are scattered throughout the map, and there are even special custom mobs, weapons, and loot items available.
As players make their way through the map, they’ll discover more information about the story. The story is revealed through notes and journals, and the mod’s creator promises approximately ten to twenty hours of gameplay as players discover more of the island’s secrets.
Although there is a detailed storyline and plenty of lore for players to discover, it’s not required in order to make your way through the map. So if you would rather just explore a cool new map without worrying about understanding a plotline, then you can play the map that way too.
The ultimate goal is for players to make their way into an atomic shelter that is hidden on the island. Once they’ve done that, players are sheltered from the nuclear holocaust and will presumably live out the rest of their days in peace.
The map promises to appeal to players look for an easy to medium difficulty map, making it an ideal choice for CTM newcomers.
There are several important rules required in order to play the From Ashes map the way it was meant to be played:
-Unlike other maps, you can craft, place, and break everything around you
-You cannot leave the boundaries of the map
-You must play on easy, normal, or hard, and you can’t play on peaceful mode
-You cannot enter The End or the Nether
-Each dungeon has a special type of wool found at the end. Players must place the unique wool from each dungeon on the island’s Wool Monument.
Players who want to get the full From Ashes map experience can install a custom From Ashes texture pack that is included with the download. There is also a custom music pack available from the From Ashes official forum thread that promises to give the game a unique post-apocalyptic feel. Neither the texture pack nor the music pack are required in order to beat the map. They just enhance the gameplay.
How to install the From Ashes Map for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5
Step 1) Download the From Ashes map from this thread
Step 2) Drag and drop the map into your .minecraft/saves folder
Step 3) Rename the map you just pasted as World#, where ‘#’ can be anything from 1 to 5
Step 4) Start up Minecraft and enter the world you just named