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Silon
March 19th, 2007, 09:32 PM
Back from a Super-Hiatus...
"The Adventure Awaits..."

I have decided to resume my work with all of these maps,
but starting with a brand new design! All of the custom tiles
are my own, except for the short, two-grid trees. (kyledove)
I will try to release a new map every week. I'm extremely
busy with school, work, band, badminton, and juggling
some-what of a social life. So please, don't get all grouchy
if some of the maps are not released or are not to your
standard. I don't really care in that case! ;)

++ --

In case all of you are.. mentally challenged.. all of these
maps are going to be used in a future comic that will be
made by myself. No, this isn't the comic's thread. It's a thread
of the maps and sprites the comic will have in it. THNX.

-- ++

http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/8829/zhometownbyr8.png
OK. To start off, I shall reveal the brand new hometown.
This map took me about an hour to construct, and an
extra half-hour to redo all the trees to my custom ones.
(they used to be kyledove's) That ocean area doesn't
really connect to anything.. (as of yet! *hinthint*)

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http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/7535/zroute01bly5.png
Yey! The first route of the comic. Although it is
short, it's cool. lol This map took me a good
forty-five minutes to do. I'm impressed with
how it came out. Everything looks good to me!

-- ++

http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/3057/ztown01bbg6.png
OK. Town number one. Very tiny and peaceful.
Custom Mart & Center. No Touchie! Yes, I know
the buildings are kinda bright compared to the
grass and trees. Live with it. >>

++ --

http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/3064/zroute02bvp9.png
The end of the current island. This is the smallest
island that has civilization on it. The smaller islands
are usually uninhabited by people. Half-hour wonder!
Nothing wrong with it in my eyes. :) I like it.

-- ++

Thanks for coming. I hope you enjoyed all of this.
I like comments! :) So, make yourself a post.
Tell me what you like and dislike about it all.

__ ++ Iceman -- __

Belzeebub
March 20th, 2007, 12:28 PM
These are great! Love the hometown, and the "satellite" (orwhateverit'scalled) on the roof of the laboratory.

Just one thing about the map; I know this is not intended for a game but most firstroutes have a way to get back to the first city without needing to step in the grass. I just can't seem to find one on this. O.o

Xochi
March 20th, 2007, 06:31 PM
I just wanted to pop by and say that your maps look fantastic! You've inspired me to make my own =P

I think I can see a no-grass path in the first route--or are my eyes deceiving me?

Domin-8
March 20th, 2007, 07:05 PM
I think you are right, if you can walk close enough to the trees you don't hit any grass.

By the way nice maps, can't wait to see more of your custom stuff in action

[NovaPirate]
March 20th, 2007, 08:26 PM
Wow. Those are pretty good, some of the best I've seen.
Possibly a more inventive lab, but besides that it's pretty great.
Yeah.
Too bad you couldn't revamp the old ones

I hope to see more, and I wish you good luck on your comics x]

Blennix
March 20th, 2007, 08:44 PM
woooo! Iceman, you like map making agen! I hope this comic will be as good as the last

Silon
March 21st, 2007, 06:16 AM
Later tonight, someone post to remind me to upload the new town. :) It's awesome.

Thanks for all the positive feedback, everyone! I hope this one will last longer than the first set. :)

Also, I am looking for resources, like water tiles and such. So if someone could PM me a couple links. :) That would be great. (You'd get credit. =D)

Ausaudriel
March 21st, 2007, 06:49 AM
Ooh, wow, that's really great looking. o.o

I like how mountainy it feels. The cabin-style houses, the pine trees, etc. Quite excellent. ^^

Alistair
March 21st, 2007, 11:09 AM
Very nice. Glad to see you have resumed spriting. I have always been a fan of yours.

Silon
March 21st, 2007, 04:55 PM
http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/3057/ztown01bbg6.png


Welcome to town #2! The only thing that I don't like about it, is the
intensity of how much brighter the buildings are, contrasting to the
grass and trees. Although, I guess it's fine. ;) This map is in Beta
form, and is still up for changes. If you have any suggestions, feel
free to post them. It would be an awesome help! ~ Iceman

PS. The Pokemon Center & PokeMart are OFF LIMITS.
So, please don't even try to steal them. They're 100%
custom by myself. Yey for custom tiles! ^^

[NovaPirate]
March 21st, 2007, 05:11 PM
Pretty nice.

When will the comic be released?

Nice edits of the Island one PokeCenter.
Will we get a glimpse of OW's for characters.
Any new Silon/Darien/Whatever his name is now info?

Silon
March 21st, 2007, 05:27 PM
I hope to make 100% custom overworlds. For EVERYONE.

So, no more little boys with caps, girls with puffy hair. CUSTOM. WOOT.

xD... This means the release day will be a while yet. I want to perfect this. ;)

Ausaudriel
March 21st, 2007, 05:32 PM
Daaang! The PokeCenter and PokeMart are amazing! o.o

Alistair
March 21st, 2007, 06:32 PM
Pretty nice, but the PC and Mart roofs need some tweaking. They feature inconsistant shading and sometimes overshading. For the inconsistancies, the rim around the roof always has the same color outline, no matter where it is. That should be changed according to the light source. The overshading also occurs in the rim, but on the inside, not the outline. Three colors is really too much. There is one more shading inconsistancy. The curves where the roof meets the walls is also shaded the same way on both sides. Instead, one side should be lighter and the other darker.

They do look good, though.

Silon
March 21st, 2007, 09:20 PM
There is no definite light source in Pokemon Games. All buildings are symetrical. ;)

http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/3064/zroute02bvp9.png
Woah! The end of the island already? Wow! The small
starting island sits apart from the main area of this region,
connected only by a set of bridges and smaller islands.
This map took about a half hour, so I'm impressed. :)
Notice the custom colored water that's been shown here
and in the revised starter town. *grin*

Alistair
March 22nd, 2007, 12:30 AM
I'm just saying to be consistant with the light source on the building. All buildings are.

Anyway, the new map looks good. I like the new shoreline.

Amachi
March 22nd, 2007, 12:51 AM
Iceman, while double posting is allowed when updating your work, it's usually when the previous post has an update as well.

Anywho, your maps looks really well done. The colours are nice, and the layout of the towns and routes are nice as well.

Your new shoreline is good as well. However, due to your edits to the corner tile, it basically becomes unusable as half of it is water, the other half sand :/

Anywho, keep up the good work.

[NovaPirate]
March 22nd, 2007, 06:08 AM
I just noticed this, but the trees are aligned naturally, for once, there's no boxing.
Usually the trees just outline the region in amateur maps.
But you are certainly beyond that.

Also, Route 1 looks like the first Johto route. Just a little, but it resembles it.

Xochi
March 22nd, 2007, 04:23 PM
I still very much like!

The only thing that bothers me slightly is on the map of the end of the first island, the dock/path (whatever you want to call it) is two squares wide right-and-left, but up-and-down it's three.

Innagadadavida
March 22nd, 2007, 04:31 PM
Looks very nice, but why do you separate the tiles? I thought that was only done in game design.

Silon
March 23rd, 2007, 08:39 AM
http://img105.imageshack.us/img105/8352/darien01rb5.gif
Brand new, DP sized Darien sprite.
Although it is not shaded as DP
sprites are shaded, I don't care.
He's cool like this. If you see any-
thing wrong with it, please post.

PS. I know the one arm looks
kind odd, but live with it. ;__;

http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/1406/steff01on9.gif
Let me introduce you to Steff,
Darien's sister. The sprite isn't
my best, so forgive me for that.
I might resprite her later. Tnx.


postPLEASE?

ShinyPikachu
March 23rd, 2007, 11:27 AM
Those maps look awsome. The maps look really well balanced with the houses and such.

Alistair
March 23rd, 2007, 11:28 AM
Looks great, but Darien's hands don't look like they are the right color.

Silon
March 23rd, 2007, 12:15 PM
Well, they ARE the right color. :P I think.. *checks*

Captain Arcane
March 23rd, 2007, 02:04 PM
Dude, your doing a great job on these! I can't wait to see more. ^_^

Keep it up!

Blennix
March 23rd, 2007, 02:17 PM
Darien spirte looks like it's done very well.

Silon
March 24th, 2007, 09:09 PM
http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/496/darien02rd2.gifhttp://img206.imageshack.us/img206/4623/steff02sn5.gif
OOH. Spoilers. xD
See their name-tags?
It's a hint of the new
type-button things that
will be used in the comic.

:: | QUICK Biographies | ::
Darien » Fourteen
» Determined
» Scatter-brain
» Starter: Water

Steff » Seven
» Outgoing
» Loving
» Pkmn: Normal

Darien gets a water-type Pokémon.

Steff receives a Pokémon as a gift.

[NovaPirate]
March 25th, 2007, 06:45 AM
oooOOOOooo.I_like_the_buttons.Sorry_space_button_not_working.
It_looks_nothing_like_the_original_Silon/Darien.Except_the_face_I_guess.And_was_the_little_sister_originally_named
_Steff?

Silon
March 25th, 2007, 11:47 AM
I decided Darien needed a new look.
And the hair color I had before was used since 2005.
Steff's name before was Steffani. lol

EDIT :: |

| :: SPOILER ALERT

Hot off of MSPaint, the new
Dex Entries!! They will only
be used when a character
catches a Pokemon, or a
new Pokemon is seen/sent
out by a foe/enemy. KTNX

http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/219/steffpk01rz6.gif

Blennix
March 25th, 2007, 01:48 PM
The dex entries look awesome!!

Silon
March 25th, 2007, 04:13 PM
Yes.. now for more ubercool
spoilers from the comic. =)

Now, feat. Darien's StarterDex
Entry. =) LOOK AT OWN RISK.

SPOILER :: |

http://img79.imageshack.us/img79/4323/darienpk01xz8.gif

Shijuukara
March 25th, 2007, 04:16 PM
Ew...fugly...=]

Hey Silon, glad you decided to continue this comic. I like your maps..even though the trees are Kyledoves...=P

Nice job

Belzeebub
March 25th, 2007, 10:18 PM
I think the dex entries are great! Really!
I'm just waiting for the actual comic right now. REALLY great work!

Alistair
March 26th, 2007, 12:55 PM
The dex entries are great. They have a nice, soothing color to them, and they are very slim and "efficient."

And by the way, are Darien's hands a wierd color because he has gloves on?

Silon
March 26th, 2007, 02:03 PM
Darien's hands are the right color. >>

Acendo, they are my trees. --;

Alistair
March 26th, 2007, 04:09 PM
Here. I recolored Darien's hands for you, because you didn't really answer my question if he had gloves on or not.

http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/8524/darienedityn6.png (http://imageshack.us)

Silon
March 26th, 2007, 07:58 PM
That didn't even do anything. o_o
The part you changed was his cuff.

Alistair
March 27th, 2007, 02:35 AM
Here. I zoomed it in. Maybe you can see it now.

http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/903/darieneditbigsp0.png (http://imageshack.us)

强有力
March 27th, 2007, 07:09 AM
Iceman, I have made my own tree but it kinda looks like the ones you have. Because i used refrence to Kyledove's old one. Am i allowed to use it?

And i made my own pokedex screen for my comic project. I used your colours but i changed them, i used them as a reference. But i didnt use you dithered pattern or the pokeball in the middle of the screens. I have to find something else to put there.

We could work together? Just an idea

Silon
March 27th, 2007, 03:03 PM
Don: You only fixed two pixels :P Which, don't really matter. That was part of his arm that was showing before his cuff started.

Tyler: Message me on MSN and show me. >) ktnx.

NEW MAP BY THURSDAY!!

Alistair
March 27th, 2007, 03:13 PM
Wow. You still can't see it, can you? Either you are blind, or your monitor needs to be replaced. I fixed more than two pixels. Can anyone else see the difference?

Anyway, can't wait to see your map. By the way, are you going to make any new tiles for it?

Domin-8
March 27th, 2007, 05:43 PM
you did change it I see it

Belzeebub
March 27th, 2007, 11:07 PM
Yes I can see the change, and it is more than those two pixels! He changed the colours since they seemed unnaturally gray or something.

Can't wait for the map, btw.

PS. Don: är du svensk?

Silon
March 28th, 2007, 05:36 PM
Well, I think I found what you were talking about. :P

It really proves that I'm color blind. ;; Sorry for not believing you.

I might upload the new Darien sprites when I get back from my bike ride.

THE MAP.. WILL BE HERE.. HOPEFULLY.. SOMETIME THURSDAY. ._.

Alistair
March 28th, 2007, 05:41 PM
It's ok.

Anyway, looking forward to that new map!

Silon
March 29th, 2007, 04:44 PM
Okay.. bad news. :(

I won't be able to get the map up tonight. HOPEFULLY by Saturday though.
I'm leaving for the city tomorrow, and won't be back 'til then. :)

Alistair
March 30th, 2007, 02:29 AM
Well,thats ok. Hopefully you wil be able to make it better than ever.