I created a completely artificial lake


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    Let's start with the fun stuff; images!

    The lake itself (with the water coming in from the right). Has a nice viewing area at the bottom. ;)
    Artificial lake

    An overview of the water flow, which I also built all of.
    Water flow to lake

    And looking in through the viewing area.
    Looking into the lake

    This is done in version 7.4.4 with no kinds of cheating - everyone can do this.

    The water comes from a water source near the top of the second image, next to the road. You might be able to notice a small hill, which is where the water orginally flows in the opposite direction of what I built (which is everything you see).

    Would people be interested in me doing a small guide on how to do it, or is this a case of "omg Viper, we already know!"? :D

    The method can be used to create waterfalls, rivers, lakes... Basically whatever you want to do with water.



  • Very nice!



  • Great work!
    I would be interested in a small guide! Why dont you need any bricks? Does it work with dirt only? Does the water affect the moisture in surrounded soil?


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    @micha886 I will do a guide then. I have to upgrade my computer tomorrow, so I doubt I'll get around to it then (day will probably be spent installing software and registering said software, zzzzzzzzzz). I'll try and get it done on Friday, but no promises! :D



  • @_Viper Which Friday do you think of? :D


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    @micha886 Hehe! Yeah, I got a bit delayed, but I will get to making the guide ASAP! I hope to have it done during this week - I think that's realistic. :)



  • i tried to do something like this. but instead of a huge river system. i made a pipping system that went under my place and a road to a dug out lake area. Once i opened the flood gate from the water source blocks, the water only flowed a few blocks within the pipe system. I then made the bottem of the pipe system out of brick in the V shape form and the water sadly only flowed one or two blocks more then it did with dirt. I would love to watch your guide on how to move water around.

    my pipe system was only 2 blocks high and 1 wide. that was i could walk in it. the opening was on a river side wall that was dirtly underneath watersource blocks


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    @CowaBunga Did you use the aqueduct blocks, or just normal brick blocks? The aqueduct blocks are the ones that will let water flow. They're the 3 green boxes icon when constructing using bricks. Requires brick construction 2 unlocked.

    At any rate the guide is in the works, but I'm not quite finished yet, so bear with me (and apologies for the delay!). :)



  • with the new update and not having any more constriction skills. this is gonna be so much easier to play around with. Any sort of update on a Tutorial?



  • It looks very easy to play this one by adopting some useful methods.



  • Cow, I noticed you on our Globir server, dont run! xD we need some canals!



  • Can you make a video on Youtube on how you do this? Thanks!


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  • I don't know if you're on the Eco Discord server, but if you are, the moderators are looking for cool stories about things people have done in the game and I bet they would love this. :)