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Mappers[edit]

Overhead mappers create a visual map of your world's terrain. Many mappers have options for different overhead and angled modes, and some will limit the map to selected block types or slice the map into smaller pieces.


Name Description Date Version Platforms Link Latest Compatible Release Source available Programming language Author
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c10t

Command-line. A rewrite of Cartograph. Official support for Linux builds, works for Windows and Mac, but requires compilation. 2012-09-12 git 35922ce757 WindowsLinuxOS X

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1.3.2 if compiled from source on github Yes, BSD C++ udoprog (John-John Tedro)
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AMIDST

Dungeon and villages finder based on seed. 2014-09-05 v3.7 WindowsLinuxOS X

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1.8 Yes, GPL Java Skidoodle
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Cartograph G

Branch from Cartograph. Supports the latest updates and some fixes of Cartograph bugs. New features are added, including an enhanced GUI and support for mods. 2012-10-25 2012-10-25 Windows

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1.4.2 Not yet C++ (renderer), VB (interface) Gameslinder

Chunky

Minecraft map 3D Render. Very high quality results but takes a long time to run (best to have it done during the night) 2014-01-03 1.2.1 WindowsLinuxOS X

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1.7.9 Yes, GPL Java nrub
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JourneyMap

Forge Client mod for real-time mapping in SP and MP. Realms is supported. Minimap/full-screen or use a web browser. Day/night/surface/caves/Nether/End mapping. Fairplay Edition disables radar and cave mapping in MP. Unlimited Edition has everything. Full waypoint functionality, also supports Rei's and VoxelMap's waypoints. 2014-09-30 4.0.5 WindowsLinuxOS X

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1.7.10 No Java, DHTML techbrew (Mark Woodman)
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Mapcrafter

High Performance Minecraft Map Renderer - Renders Minecraft worlds to high detail maps with an isometric 3D perspective viewable in any webbrowser. Four rendering rotations, day/night/cave rendermodes, world cropping available. 2014-10-02 1.5.2 WindowsLinuxOS X

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1.8 Yes, GPL C++ m0r13
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MapRend

MapRend renders a top down map of Worlds saved in the Minecraft Anvil format. It generates the used colorset from a ressource pack, can render day and night maps, shows the height and light of blocks, is easy to customize and very easy to update (as long as worlds are saved as MCAnvil)! Can also save smaller images of chunkclusters (e.g. for dynamic loading maps). 2014-10-18 1.0 WindowsLinuxOS X

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1.8 and every newer one using MCAnvil Yes, GPL Java YSelf Tool
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MCAMap

MCAMap is a simple, easy to use stand alone mapping program which can render maps over 32,000 x 32,000 blocks/pixels and supports Minecraft 1.8 snapshot 14w11b! If the website link does not work, there is an alternate link on the forum page. 2013-09-22 1.0.12 WindowsLinux

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1.7.9 (1.8 snapshot 14w11b) Yes, Limited Visual Basic 6.0/.NET/Pascal Sean Forrest
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mcmap

Command-line + Windows GUI. Mcmap Live available for Mac GUI. 2013-01-08 2.4.2 WindowsLinuxOS X

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1.7.4 Yes C++ Zahl / WRIM

MCMaps

MCMaps.cc is a web-based solution for sharing Minecraft Worlds with your friends and the community. Just upload your world and the map is automatically rendered for you! 2012-01-24 Beta Crossplatform (Web-based)

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1.7.9 No python imer
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MCMap Live

Interactive GUI, Xray maps, and biome support, as well as support for the "MystCraft" mod. 2012-03-28 1.5.5 OS X

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1.6.2 Yes Objective-C Donkey Kong/Voikya
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mcmapDZ

Quick tool for creating isometric web maps of very large worlds using the mcmap mapper by Zahl and hdmake (example render here). GUI and CLI versions available. 2012-4-11 0.48 Windows

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1.3.2 Yes Python/C# NotTarts/Zahl
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MCPEedit

Overhead map viewer made for Minecraft Pocket edition, includes rendering of layers and saving renders to png. 2012-06-25 0.3e WindowsLinuxOS X

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Pocket Alpha 0.3.2 Yes Java jocopa3
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Minecraft Overviewer

A Google Maps powered overview that draws your map in 30 degree oblique mode with a high level of detail. An ExMaple render is available at [1] 2013-10-30 0.11 WindowsLinuxOS X

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1.8 Yes, GPL Python/C Overviewer Team
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Minecraft World Map

MinecraftWorldMap.com is a web-based solution for sharing Minecraft Worlds with your friends and the community. Just upload your world and the map is automatically rendered for you! 2011-03-29 1.00 Crossplatform (Web-based)

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1.8 No perl skeight
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Pigmap

Fast renderer designed for very large worlds. Supported platforms are Linux and Cygwin. No binaries; must be built from source. 2014-08-27 1.8 WindowsLinux

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1.8 Yes, GPL C++ equalpants + github community contributors
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Tectonicus

Renders high-detail zoomable versions of minecraft maps, viewable via google maps. Command line only.

View example map Wiki instructions

2014-09-21 2.20 WindowsLinuxOS X

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1.8 Yes, BSD Java OrangyTang
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TOGoS's Minecraft Map Renderer

Simple and fast region-based overhead map imaging tool designed to efficiently update extremely large maps as a set of tiles (one per region) that can be combined externally (or by TMCMR for less huge worlds). Supports custom color mappings and arbitrary translucency for any block. 2013-04-15 2013-04-15a WindowsLinuxOS X

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1.7.9 Yes Java TOGoS
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Unmined

New C# preview version is available. Old Delphi version provides live 2D overhead map for anvil (1.2+) worlds and a Google Maps generator. 2014-09-01 0.5.302 Windows

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1.8 Not yet C#, Delphi megasys
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Overworld Map

A web-based shareable map where players add locations manually, so no access to the server files is required for players to create a map of the world and share it. Designed to not completely remove the element of exploration from the world.

(Can be used for the Nether, despite the name)

2014-06-28 1.63 Crossplatform (Web-based)

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1.8, any Minecraft Yes, GPL HTML5, javascript DrFrankenstone

Map Viewers[edit]

Map viewers are read-only and have an interactive interface.

Name Description Date Version Platforms Link Latest Compatible Release Source available Programming language Author
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Eihort

Optimized 3D map viewer with an extremely long view distance. Perfect for taking screenshots of your massive builds, or just exploring the world. Includes smooth lighting, biome colouring and customizable block types. 2014-09-06 (linux & mac)
2014-09-15 (windows)
0.3.15 WindowsLinuxOS X

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1.8
Most blocks of 1.8 are supported
Yes, BSD C++ Lloigor

Dynmap

A Google Maps like interface on Minecraft, accessible through a web browser. Compatible with Bukkit and Forge, and has an API to render of custom elements like homes or SpoutCraft blocks. 1.8 WindowsLinuxOS X

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1.7.9 Using dev build Yes, BSD Java/HTML/CSS mikeprimm
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Minecraft AutoMap

Displays a highly customizable live-updated map of your surroundings, including nearby creatures and players. Works in Singleplayer and Multiplayer. The map runs in a separate window from Minecraft so it can be sized and positioned, fullscreened, or placed on top of Minecraft like a minimap. Requires Risugami's ModLoader, .NET 4.0, and XNA 4.0. 2013-07-19 0.7.8.1 Windows

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1.6.2 Yes, MS-PL C# bp2008, Ceii
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Minecraft Map Overviewer Setup

This program generates a map for your minecraft world. 2011-4-11 2.1.1.0 Windows

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1.4.7 No Visual Basic.net Randoma Programming, inc.
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Minecraft X-Ray

3D map viewer that highlights minerals. Loads Minecraft levels as far back as Alpha, all the way through the current Anvil format. Supports user-supplied custom blocks for mod support. 2012-03-11 3.6.2 WindowsLinuxOS X

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1.5.1 Yes, BSD Java plusminus, xolotl
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minecraft-dungeons.com

Web-based, written in CoffeeScript, uses Three.js. By default shows locations of dungeons and diamonds. Can load .mca files directly from a CORS-enabled web server. Alpha. 2012-09-24 2.0alpha WindowsLinuxOS XCrossplatform (Web-based)

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1.3.2 Yes, MIT CoffeeScript ithkuil
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Minutor

GUI, interactive, shows slices of your map up to the desired height. Supports all blocks from the official 1.4.2 release, including viewing The End. 2012-10-25 2.0.1 WindowsLinuxOS X

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1.7.2 Yes, BSD C/ObjC/C++ mrkite77
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MCPEWorldViewer

Does not have a user interface and is currently under extreme development. Allows you to open minecraft pocket edition worlds and view them in 3D on your computer. 2013-05-15 0.0.1 WindowsLinuxOS X

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Pocket Edition 0.6.1 Not yet Java jocopa3

Map Editors[edit]

Map editors alter an existing level's terrain or other properties, such as player position and time of day. Some of them also let you edit your inventory and generate terrain.

Name Description Date Version Platforms Link Latest Compatible Release Source available Programming language Author
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Avanti!

Avanti! is a world editor for Minecraft. It is designed to be like a simple paint program, but with blocks instead of pixels. Avanti! provides simple tools to draw and erase blocks, plus a few more advanced features. 2013-10-27 2.2.0 Windows

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1.7.9 No C# Avantian
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buildawall

Buildawall puts a wall around your existing world, creating a psychological and in-game division between old and new. This makes transitions between chunks generated by two different versions of minecraft much more obvious. 2012-08-01 OS X

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1.2.5 Yes Python Mike Verdone
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Creative Mode Plus

Top-down builder for constructing buildings and dungeons quickly and easily for Minecraft maps. 2012-10-16 1.1.3.1 Windows

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1.4.7 Yes C# MyPace (Caleb Waggoner)
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Creeperchest

General-purpose Minecraft editor. Version 0.0.8 supports a bunch of non-interactive world modifications, editing of SMP player profiles and 2D/3D rendering of the world blocks. The plugins containing all the business logic can be reprogrammed right out of the box. 2014-04-30 0.0.8 Windows

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1.7.9 Partial (all plugin code) C++, homebrew stuff for plugins Shrinker
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MCEdit

The first 3D editor. Created to import older levels into the new Alpha levels. Fly around in 3D and select blocks, then copy or export them. Import blocks from schematics or from entire Classic levels. Resize a level by creating or deleting chunks. 2013-05-15 0.1.7.1 WindowsLinuxOS X

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1.6.4 (stable)
1.8 (unstable)
Yes, ISC license Python Currently and formerly codewarrior (David Vierra), was briefly taken over by TKtech during Codewarrior's sabbatical.
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Minecraft Editor

Level editor for Minecraft. you can fly or walk in a Minecraft level. Features: Edit blocks/mobs/players, Import/Export blocks, Multi-selection, Clipboard functions, Draw blocks, Block Database, Edit Region Zones, Replace blocks, Create Mod packages, Import OBJ files and create resizable blocks, Kinect XBOX 360 and Kinect For Windows, Editor's Online Database, Editor's Help, Editor's News and Editor's Tutorials. 2014-10-20 2.3.3 Windows

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1.8 No C# Axialmedia
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Minecraft Land Generator

Expands a Standard (or modded level with server-mods) to any size specified. Useful for Pre-generating terrain for mappers, or reducing server load. 2013-10-10 1.7.5 WindowsLinuxOS X

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1.7.2 Yes, Public Domain Java Morlok8k, Corrodias

Map Generators[edit]

These programs will either create a new level with custom terrain, or "implant" new blocks into an existing level.

Name Description Date Version Platforms Link Latest Compatible Release Source available Programming language Author
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Chunkmapper

Generates the real world in Minecraft at 30:1. 2014-02-28 0.1 WindowsLinuxOS X

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1.7.5 No Java whamtet

Mace

Creates a regular Minecraft world with a randomly generated city at the spawn point. 2012-09-05 1.11.2 Windows

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1.3.2 Yes, GPL C# Robson
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MCDungeon

Creates randomly generated dungeons in an existing level. 2013-07-02 0.12.2 WindowsLinuxOS X

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1.7.2 Yes, MIT Python Eggplant

MCTerra

Can generate flat maps, bio-sphere maps, desert maps, golden tunnels maps, and planetoid maps 2012-6-10 Beta 0.9.3.0 Windows

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1.2.5 No Delphi Mozzg
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Terrain Control

Some of Terrain Controls Features:

- Adjust the ratio of land to ocean and the size of continents - Control global and per-biome terrain parameters - Tweak settings for Minecraft's built-in biomes and your own custom biomes - Fine-tune resource distribution to your taste - Add custom objects and trees to your world - Enable or disable Minecraft's villages, strongholds, pyramids and abandoned mines - Has an User Interface (by Genae) to easily modify the config files - Revert to Minecraft 1.7's terrain generator to continue expanding your legacy worlds - Generate a Map from an Image - Runs with craftbukkit and on SSP.

2013-04-08 2.4.10 WindowsLinuxOS X

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1.7.9 Yes Java Khoorn
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TOGoS's Minecraft Map Generator

Generates new chunks based on user-defined functions. Functions have complete control over block placement and can use 3D Perlin and Simplex noise to generate any combination of oceans, continents, caves, lava pits, mountains of wool, giant obsidian sponges, etc. 2013-03-20 2013-03-20a WindowsLinuxOS X

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1.5 Yes Java TOGoS
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TopoMC

The TopoMC project facilitates the construction of superficially realistic Minecraft worlds leveraging data from the USGS, specifically the NED and NLCD datasets. 2012-10-20 1.0.3 WindowsLinuxOS X

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1.4.2 Yes, MIT License Python Mathuin
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WorldPainter

WorldPainter is an interactive, graphical map generator which allows you to mould a landscape with paint-like tools that can change the shape and type of the terrain, set the biomes, add forests, snow, ice, resources and caverns and much more. It has limited support for editing existing maps, but is primarily a map generator. 2014-10-26 1.10.3 WindowsLinuxOS X

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1.8 Yes, GPL Java Captain_Chaos
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MCPEGenerator

This program is in development. It generates worlds using simplex noise algorithm and allows for four different types of generation. All aspects of the generator are customizable. 2013-05-15 1.0.1 WindowsLinuxOS X

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Pocket Edition 0.6.1 No Java jocopa3

Seibai's Primordial Desert Map Generator

Generates a desert world with dunes, sharp stone mountains and underground dungeons. The map has a bedrock wall around it. Outside of that bedrock wall you will find normal terrain. Survival is very hard in the desert because food and wood are extremely rare. This still works with 1.5.2, even though it does not generate new ores! 2012-05-06 v2 Windows

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1.2.5 No N/A Seibai


Seibai's Forest Map Generator

Generates a forest surrounded by bedrock walls. The map is quite flat (around 30 blocks high). Even though the generator was made for Alpha 1.2.1_01 it still works with 1.5.2, but only if you convert the world twice (first with a Beta 1.7.3 jarfile, then with a 1.0 Jarfile and finally with 1.5.2). 2010-11-07 2010-11-07 Windows

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Alpha 1.2.1_01 No N/A Seibai

Seibai's Dungeon Adventure Generator

Generates a huge world made of 4 sections. The player goes through dungeons to reach the final world. The dungeons are randomly chosen from a variety of different area-types. The travelling works through nether portals; the player goes into a nether portal, walks along a small hallway and goes into another portal to reach the next area. 2012-04-08 2012-04-08 Windows

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1.2.5 No N/A Seibai

Seibai's Planetoids Map Generator

Generates planetoids made of different materials. The entire map is surrounded by bedrock walls. The stone planetoids keep materials inside such as ores. The leaf-planetoids hold a massive wooden core. NOTE: The Better Worlds Generation mod has added this abandoned mod to it's world types. 2012-04-17 v2 Windows

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1.2.5 No N/A Seibai

Seibai's Golden Tunnels Map Generator

Generates a nearly flat world with giant tunnels in the underground, containing trees, glowstone and ores. Even though the generator was made for Alpha 1.2.1_01 it still works with 1.5.2, but only if you convert the world twice (first with a Beta 1.7.3 jarfile, then with a 1.0 Jarfile and finally with 1.5.2). 2011-06-13 2011-06-13 Windows

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Alpha 1.2.6 No N/A Seibai

Seibai's Mystical Islands Map Generator

Generates a skylands-style map with many settable parameters (just as island size etc.). The generator was created for Beta 1.3 but you can still use it by first converting the world with a 1.0 jarfile and then converting it again with a 1.5.2 jarfile. 2011-03-12 v2 Windows

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Beta 1.3 No N/A Seibai