Affects Version/s: Minecraft 1.13-pre10
Fix Version/s: None
A mistake in coordinate conversion math reduces the likelihood of structures spawning in negative coordinates. This might also cause the /locate command and cartographer maps to direct you to a non-existent structure. It may also be causing other glitches with structures (and other things) along chunk boundaries.
The correct way to find out which structure region a chunk belongs to requires special handling for negative numbers. E.g. for temples with a region size of 32 (pseudocode):
That puts chunks -32 to -1 in region -1. This is how it's been computed in previous Minecraft versions.
But the new code flipped that +1 to a -1. But then when converting back after selecting the random chunk for structure spawning, it does it the same way it did before.
So, let's say you're chunk -31, 0. You end up in region -2, 0 instead of -1, 0. If the RNG had picked 1, you should have been the lucky chunk and gotten an igloo or something. But instead, it thinks it should put the igloo in chunk -63. But chunk -63 is part of region -3. Any time the RNG ever picks 0 or 1, it cannot generate a structure.
The other changes to structure generation are clearly deliberate, so this appears to be inadvertent.
This was reintroduced in 1.13-pre7.