View Full Version : [Tutorial] Region Map Making

July 2nd, 2007, 11:53 AM
Ok this Tutorial is for making your own Region Map.
It is really simple all you need is the Map Supplies, And well you are lucky cause I have them right here.
http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/6379/mapsuppliesas7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Shot at 2007-07-02
And I guess I'll go into step-to-step guild.

-You well need-
Map Supplies

Ok open up a new paint project and the map supplies.

Then copy the dark green for the base of your region.
http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/8468/68080902yt1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Shot at 2007-07-02

Make the base how ever you wish!
http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/8562/50176183lj9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Shot at 2007-07-02

Now you use the lighter color then that one for more detial
http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/4580/74699252ib0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
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It should look like this
http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/5360/57117971zp3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
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Now use the lighter color from the last.
http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/1030/83422970dw6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
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Now add it to the map.
http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/8107/54751327fr0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Shot at 2007-07-02

Almost done

Ok the lighter color from the last.(lol, I have said that alot)
http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/6010/98958304ly2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
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Add it to the map.
http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/7791/62669740ij4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
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You guess it the last green color!
http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/5816/64864554is3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
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Add it to the map. Should look like this or something like it!
http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/6029/57565428an1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Shot at 2007-07-02

Now for islands do the same step-by-step bbut only make them smaller and you dont need to use all the colors.
http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/3347/67135251ec8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
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Add them to the map.
http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/4575/89694746oj6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
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Water Time
These are the three different types of water.
http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/2434/66307545bv4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
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Add them to the map.
http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/6622/26972010nx8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Shot at 2007-07-02

Now for the Town/city and routes!!
http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/3071/18054603oj9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Shot at 2007-07-02

I use this http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/3361/68546210cq3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Shot at 2007-07-02 as the route cause it is like the same color as the game.

Ok the green is the starting town!

Well once all is added this is what it should look like!
http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/8736/50130649vb6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Shot at 2007-07-02

And if that map is used plz credit me and for the help, plz and thx u!

July 3rd, 2007, 6:43 AM
Awesome! Great! But, how do I get it into the game?

July 3rd, 2007, 6:57 AM
Use EliteMap . When u load the rom , go to the map window , right click and select import bitmap

Shadow Weavile
July 3rd, 2007, 7:11 AM
nice but please save it as .PNG ;)thats allot better for the sprites

July 3rd, 2007, 7:51 AM
Where is the link to download the program?


July 3rd, 2007, 9:27 PM
I dont know how to ;oad them but i guess that you use elite map! Ill give that a try! To find elite mape just google or use yahoo to find it.

July 4th, 2007, 7:50 PM
Nah Elite Map sucks. I dont think it supports EMerald as it always brings an error when I load a Ban/Map.

July 4th, 2007, 8:30 PM
Where is the Map Supplies program?
And how will you apply bank/maps to the areas in your custom map?

July 5th, 2007, 2:01 PM
Where is the Map Supplies program?
And how will you apply bank/maps to the areas in your custom map?

the map supplies is the first picture just save it to ur computer

July 10th, 2007, 7:29 PM
That's awesome! That helped me alot for creating my own region.

How did you find out that green was the starter town?

July 10th, 2007, 7:33 PM
You still didn't answer my question about applying maps to places in the map

Teh Baro
July 11th, 2007, 1:12 AM
What's all this?

To put a map into a hack you have to first create the tileset, import it to the game (ruby:256 colors, FR:16 colors, search in unlzgba), then save the tilemap (which in rubi is a weird image right after the tileset, in FR i dunno lol ¯\(º_O)/¯) as raw (rawDump), edit with mew3's cyclone and then import to the rom with the loadraw options (cyclone has a help that explains this better)

This is just map making for fandom, not hacking!

July 11th, 2007, 11:21 AM
Yeah, for one thing, if you wanted to use it in a rom hack, you would have to align it to a grid and make it out of less than 233 different tiles.

Well, 233 for ruby and sapphire, it's probably different for FR/LG.

July 12th, 2007, 6:03 AM
To make EliteMap supports emerald rom...

open file PokeRoms.ini

then find Pokemon Emerald - BPEE data...
then delete RomStyle line...

it should work.

Kid nino
July 13th, 2007, 9:51 AM
Nice guide Gag :) Its seems usreful but I dont have elite Map :(

July 14th, 2007, 3:49 AM
Nice guide Gag :) Its seems usreful but I dont have elite Map :(

Then download it :P



July 14th, 2007, 7:45 AM
You still didn't answer my question about applying maps to places in the map

Elitemap is meant to do that, but I tried and it doesn't seem to work. :/

July 14th, 2007, 4:18 PM
Wha...? This doesn't have anything to do with ROM hacking. There's no way to import this into the game, you have to first change the tilesets and all that crap. This is just a guide for fans creating a map for fun... This should be in the Pokemon General board. If you want to change the map you'll need to use Cyclone.

Edit: I see what made you believe you could make maps that way. In EliteMap, there's this world map thing in the lower left corner that you can change. However, that's just for pinpointing the location of the map you're editing. It doesn't edit the region map in-game.

July 23rd, 2007, 1:42 PM
But then. How do you edit the map?

July 23rd, 2007, 2:02 PM
But then. How do you edit the map?

The Baro's post explains that but we only know howto do that in R/S/E. D:

EDIT: Actually, the program, Cyclone explains it.

July 24th, 2007, 12:08 AM
I don't have Cyclone. Where do you get it...?

July 24th, 2007, 6:20 AM
I don't have Cyclone. Where do you get it...?

Check in the toolbox forum of the community.

July 24th, 2007, 12:05 PM
Thanks but do you now the palette number thing for leaf green? I can't find it!

July 28th, 2007, 11:13 AM
Where do I download the program that edits the world map and works for firered?

July 30th, 2007, 2:06 AM
ahhh, i had one problem, you cant fly to any of these places!

August 12th, 2007, 10:06 AM
Where can I get map supplies?

August 12th, 2007, 10:21 AM
Shade, pay attention.
It's the first picture in the first post.

May 27th, 2008, 5:26 AM
when i insert a map it goes wrong and rom corrupts

May 27th, 2008, 8:21 AM
This thread hadn't had a post for more than a month, you shouldn't have revived it.