Magic Maps are an essential tool to any serious explorer in the Twilight Forest. Crafted with Paper and a Magic Map Focus, it links intrinsically to the dimension to show valuable information of the surrounding lands around the bearer.
A magic map works much in the same way as a map in the Overworld does but with key differences. Because of its link to the fabric of the Twilight Forest dimension, it cannot locate the user if they are in a different dimension. Helpfully, when first used it will show an area four times larger than an Overworld map. While it can be duplicated, the view cannot be expanded, thus several maps will need to be crafted (by moving outside of the bounds of an existing map) for those who explore further afield.
Unlike an Overworld map, a Magic Map does not show the lay of the land, but instead, the various biomes of the Twilight Forest and their boundaries in various colours. As such, one can ascertain what area of the forest they are in, as well as nearby regions at a glance. In particular, it can be easily seen on a map where some biomes are surrounded by others, which may be under magical protection. For example, an explorer will not be able to travel into the Fire Swamp without first defeating a Minoshroom deep in its Labyrinth.
The map's magical focus is also able to detect major landmarks, marking them with distinct icons onto the map. Combined with the biome mapping, an explorer should have no trouble in determining where they are and where they want to venture to in the Twilight Forest.
See below for the key to the many and varied biomes in the Forest, as well as the landmarks where adventure can be found.
Landmark Symbol Aurora Palace Cloud Cottage/Troll Caves Dark Tower Final Castle Goblin Knight Stronghold Hedge Maze Hollow Hill (Small) Hollow Hill (Medium) Hollow Hill (Large) Hydra Lair Labyrinth Lich Tower Naga Courtyard Quest Grove Yeti Lair
|1.9.0||Added Magic Map.|
|1.9.1||Fixed biomes not displaying properly if the biome IDs are set above 127.|
|1.11.0||Rewrote the Magic Map packets for the new Forge.|
|1.12.0||Added an empty icon for Empty Magic Map.|
|1.13.1||Removed map name from in-map renderer.|
|1.15.1||Fixed a bug with Magic Maps on servers.|
|1.16.1||Made Magic Maps check for bad icons and remove them.|
|1.20.0||Magic Maps now render the map when displayed on an Item Frame.|
|3.3.202||Fixed Magic Map icons grinding the FPS down to a standstill due to thousands of duplicate icons.|
|3.7.424||Magic Maps now update properly between dimensions.|