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Figure 1: The UT Dallas Trellis and spawn point for our Polycraft World Servers

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Break your boring Day by exploring the world of polycrafts. The world you envisioned is here to engage, attract and surprise you at its maximal. A subset of Minecraft a popular world builder computer game. You as a player is invited to build the largest civilizations of your dream with a rich set of resources and tools. Polycraft immerses you in a 3-D world where each block can be mined, chopped, dug or harvested and rebuilt according to your dreams. We provide you resources to build better tools, collect rare resources and begin to build civilizations on massive multiplayer servers. Yo have to fight within yourselves, with your enemies. Polycraft world is here to make you stronger, protected and win. Every 10 minutes, night falls and enemies emerge. You must fight, or build structures to protect. As the game progresses, players can mine materials like redstone which can be crafted into diodes, switches and triggers and allows users to build circuitry in this virtual world. We provide YouTube videos to show monumental constructions of working computers, automatic farming and mining and replica castles and civil structures. Be unique in Millions of users who interact in these creative virtual realms.

Polycraft World has features ranging from petrochemical refining, harvesting of new ore types to the construction of polymers, plastics and many specialty items based on requirements. If you are Enterprises you can build tree taps and extract natural rubber from trees to build rubber blocks, pogo sticks and many more. for Adventurers you can find above ground oilfields and mine custom minerals and elements including copper, tin, nickel, platinum, palladium, silver and more... Dreaming of an Engineer you can construct machining mills to make molds from metal ingots such as titanium, magnesium, manganese, cobalt, nickel, antimony, tungsten, platinum, bismuth and aluminum and from alloys such as brass and bronze. Hey scientists you can create injection molders and extruders to melt process a whole range of polymers into running shoes, scuba gear, plastic bricks, a host of gripped tools and more... chemical engineers, can advance into the age of oil through distillation columns, steam crackers, merox treatment units and chemical processors. This allows the production of increasingly sophisticated polymers and other materials that opens the door for overpowered items such as jet packs, scuba tanks, flame throwers and phase shifters. Be ready to action and enact in your polycraft world!

Major Differences from Vanilla Minecraft

  • You will start the game in the center of UT Dallas campus and not be able to edit things. You can venture outward, explore the UT Dallas campus or warp to your own Private Property using these teleport commands.
  • Communication over long distances has become more sophisticated.
  • Your preferred world will merge all private property you own into a global file every 24 hours and resync will all game servers. Thus private property syncs across the universe of Polycraft World servers.
  • Each week, a new $5,000 scholarship competition will be announced for the "Polycrafter of the Week" starting Sept. 3, 2015.

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Section 1 - Getting Started in Polycraft
1.1 Craft (Level 1 - You will be a Level 1 Polycrafter when you make a crafting table )

1.2 Smelt (Level 2 - You will be a Level 2 Polycrafter when you craft a furnace and tree tap )

1.3 Mill, Mold, Extrude (Level 3 - You will be a Level 3 Polycrafter when you build a machining mill, extruder, and an injection molder)

1.4 Distill (Level 4 - You will be a Level 4 Polycrafter when you build a distillation column)

1.5 Crack (Level 5 - You will be a Level 5 Polycrafter when you build a steam cracker )

1.6 Treat (Level 6 - You will be a Level 6 Polycrafter when you build a merox treatment unit )

  • video - craft a chemical processor
  • video - process plastics to improve their properties: faster shoes, better gripped tools, bouncier blocks, etc.

1.7 Process, Condense (Level 7 - You will be a Level 7 Polycrafter when you build a chemical processor )

1.8 Frack (Level 8 - You will be a Level 8 Polycrafter when you build an oil derrick )

  • video - petrochemical refining at scale
  • video - getting to ABS and Plastic Bricks
  • video - rapid construction with Plastic Bricks

Section 2 - (Advanced) Engineering Automation in Polycraft
2.1 - A Drastic Fantastic Elastic Tactic: the Natural Rubber Farm (video - coming soon)
2.2 - Need for Speed: Creating a Shoe Factory to equip your server (video - coming soon)
2.3 - Handling your New Grip on Life: Mass manufacturing toward gripped tools (video - coming soon)
2.4 - Distilling it Down to the Basics: How to automate petrochemical refining (video - coming soon)
2.5 - Bouncing to New Heights: How to set up a parkour adventure (video - coming soon)
2.6 - Flame-broiled Steak - Using flame throwers and cattle to feed your server (video - coming soon)

Section 3 - (Expert) Polymer Tech Trees --Coming soon
3.1 - PolyIsoPrene (Natural Rubber)
3.2 - Low Density PolyEthylene (PE)
3.3 - PolyPropylene (PP)
3.4 - PolyStyrene (PS)
3.5 - PolyVinyl Chloride (PVC)
3.6 - Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SBR)
3.7 - Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS)
3.8 - PolyEthylene Terephthalate (PET)
3.9 - PolyCarbonate (PC)

Section 4 - (Experts Having Fun) Polycraft World Competitions --Coming soon
4.1 - A flamethrower, jetpack aerial battle for air supremacy.
4.2 - The floor is lava: bouncing your way into an air castle.


Version 1.4.8: - 04/17/18

  • Added Synthetic Grips: can only be added to composite and engineered tools.
  • Engineered and composite tools are much more efficient then vanilla tools.
  • Some recipe fixes
  • Jet Pack refuel recipe has been changed to accommodate smaller 2x2 crafting table

Welcome to Polycraft World - Version 1.4.0 Released - On Friday, Nov. 13 at 2:30 p.m. CST, we updated the UT Dallas servers with a new Polycraft World Mod JAR and installer. We have added a Bioengineering focus, so that you can take DNA and cells from mobs, heat and culture the cells, grow animals and synthesize mobs. This means you can now more easily bring animals to a watery base. We have made minor recipe modifications. We have set the stage for our economics engine, with Inventory Swap and World Merge. If you change your Master World, the update will not propagate until the next time the servers restart, each morning (CST). This prevents inter-world item stack arbitrage. Enjoy...

Version 1.4.0: - Coming soon 11/13/15, an odd date.

  • Added Inventory Swaps
  • Added Bioengineering via Cell Culture Dishes, DNA Samplers, and Spawn Eggs.
  • Removed the recipe for the Phase Shifter and the Magic Pogo Stick. Don't worry, these are still available in creative mode for your offline entertainment.
  • Added the Beryllium server and World Merge to sync among all three active servers: Helium, Lithium and Beryllium. Helium is for alpha and beta testers and is where the work on UT Dallas campus occurs. This is limited to a very small group. Lithium and Beryllium are the public world servers.
  • Each night between 4 and 5 a.m. CST, World Merge occurs. Master worlds will change over at this point and remain for the next 24 hours to circumvent arbitrage. World merge takes all the most recent updates from all private properties on all servers and pushes them to our cloud (Microsoft Azure) storage. Changes are then propagated to all servers. Thus, your private properties will be consistent across the universe of Polycraft World Servers.

Version 1.3.6 - Updated 9/17/2015

  • Fixed whitelist, server, portal communications by passing all usernames as lowercase strings to accommodate capitalization issues.
  • Fixed recipes for making Powder Keg (PolyVinyl Chloride Pellets) and Sack (PolyVinyl Chloride Pellets) so that cleanrooms can be constructed.
  • Added in recipes for different versions of nylon and enabled the production of a Parachute.
  • Fixed issues with random teleporting when you enter forbidden properties.
  • Fixed issues that teleport you to the surface if you run into forbidden properties while mining.
  • Added Base Camps, single chunk private properties in the southeast. Once you figure out their coordinates, you can teleport back and forth from them to your private property and use them for more efficient mining.
  • Silicon and cinnabar will only spawn in chunks that had not been loaded when they were added, so you will have to do some exploring to find these materials.

See less recent Polycraft World Versions.

Found Bugs? Want to help?

We will continue to update the game to fix bugs and add compelling content into the future. Thank you for your support. Interested in programming? building new in-game items? working to make the wiki? general helping? Trust us, there's plenty of fun stuff to do. Shoot an email to the Polycraft World team at [].