MCEdit 1.6 is a world edit for Minecraft. It’s compatible with Anvil, which means players can easily edit or change Minecraft worlds in any version of the game.
As far as map editors go, MCEdit is both powerful and straightforward. Players can easily zoom in and out of any area of the map, and it’s easy to spawn any creatures you want. The MCEDit interface is enriched with a number of unique graphics, and tools like the topsoil brush are straightforward.
Players can use MCEdit to fly around their level in glorious 3D detail. This makes it easy to touch up certain sections of the map or to see what needs improvement. After creating and editing maps within MCEdit, players can easily add them into the Minecraft /saves folder.
MCEdit currently works with all versions of Minecraft. Whether you’re using the classic format of Minecraft maps or the upgraded Anvil format, MCEdit should work without a problem.
However, MCEdit is no longer being updated by its creator, codewarrior. The tool hasn’t been updated in a few months, so some compatibility issues might exist for the latest versions of Minecraft. For the latest information from the mod creator himself, visit this forum thread.
How to Install MCEdit for Minecraft 1.7.3/1.7.2
Step 1) Download MCEdit 1.6 from this forum thread
Step 2) Extract the .zip file
Step 3) Find the .exe file inside and run it
Step 4) Start generating maps and levels!
For a good tutorial on how to use MCEdit, watch the video below. It’s a length video (1 hour, 17 minutes long), but it doesn’t take long to get an idea of what MCEdit can do:[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6di0TCI8LU&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]