Can I only generate LODs and stop DH from generating any new chunks

As the titel says. I want to generate the LODs of a world that I pre generated with chunky. I don't want any other chunks to be generates. A tool to only generate hte LODs from the region files would be better but as far as I read this is not out. (yet?)
12 Replies
Yeshi
Yeshi2mo ago
Distant generation doesn't store chunks on disk Only LODs are stored
Hallenyoyo
Hallenyoyo2mo ago
Are you sure? I have here my old region folder. It has 1600 files. After I copied that and let DH run for a while the region folder has 1785 files.
Yeshi
Yeshi2mo ago
Last time I checked only a few ten region files were generated despite loading a full 384 chunks worth of LODs
Hallenyoyo
Hallenyoyo2mo ago
Mhm, But I guess even if it doesn't save the chunks it still generates the LODs for them. Which, since this world did use a different world generator would result in chunk borders in the LODs. Btw thanks for the fast response
Yeshi
Yeshi2mo ago
DH uses Minecraft's world gen rather than an approximation There shouldn't be any borders
Hallenyoyo
Hallenyoyo2mo ago
Yes, but my world didn't use Minecrafts world gen and the world generation mod is not available for newer minecraft versions. The same issue would be for people that have old minecraft versions (think 1.12) and now move to 1.20 and only want DH to generate the LODs for their world. If DH is allowed to generate new chunks they will be generated with the new Minecraft world gen. I would like DH to only generate LODs for already existing chunks.
Yeshi
Yeshi2mo ago
I phrased that poorly. DH waits for Minecraft to supply chunks. If modded terrain generators are used, they remain compatible as DH will wait for the chunk to fully generate before trying to generate an LOD for that chunk. Unless you mean something else, maybe I'm misunderstanding
Hallenyoyo
Hallenyoyo2mo ago
Yeah sry we are talking about different things. I'm aware that DH uses whatever world generation system is currently installed. I think that's also besides the point. The simple thing that i want is for DH to only generate LODs for existing chunks and stop when no chunks where generated in the past. Currently DH will generate LODs for existing chunks and when chunks are not generated it will invoke the MC chunk generator. I only want the first part and not the second. I will add this as a suggestion in the correct space.
Yeshi
Yeshi2mo ago
I don't think this is a thing yet, making a post in #suggestions is a good idea Would be nice to have for sure
Hallenyoyo
Hallenyoyo2mo ago
It should also not be that hard, my naive thought would be to just have a toggle that disables the call to mc terrain generator
Yeshi
Yeshi2mo ago
The hardest part would be the UX portion Could probably just be an extra thing in advanced options