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Old February 17th, 2009 (3:06 AM). Edited April 15th, 2010 by Spherical Ice.
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    Hello, as you have noticed my name is ~Watermelon. You may also know me by the names Tropical Sunlight or IceCharizard. You can, however, still call me IC or TS.
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    So, what's this all about?
    Well, this is certainly not a mapping tutorial. If you wanna learn how to map, read Neti's tutorial.
    Many good mappers know how to map well, but not properly. This is why I wrote this. I split it up in 4 sections:

    1. Introduction
    2. Correct mapping
    3. A-Map Pallette editing
    4. Other Map secrets

    Oh, and I'll be using plain FR tiles.


    1. Shading
    If you're using FR tiles, you have to learn how to shade trees properly.
    As you have noticed, there are two kinds of trees in FR. One is the Outside tree, the other must be the Inside tree. I'll be using OT for Outside tree and IT for Inside tree.

    Here, you can see a part of a route in FR. And you can see some weird horrid MS colors.
    -The red part shows you not to shade the in the middle part if the line of trees ends here.
    -The yellow shows us not to use ITs if there's not tree next to this tree.
    -And the last, the purple part shows us that we always have to use ITs at the end of the map.

    2. Fences
    This is what many people don't know.

    Green blocks are where an OverWorld should be. It should be touching the fence. We use all the fence tiles to do this.
    Purple blocks are places that is not recommended to use them. We should block them with trees or other things. But sometimes that's un-available. Then, we just have to figure out something, idk.


    COMING SOON!


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    Old February 17th, 2009 (5:53 AM).
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    Ooh, very nice TS, I am certain that people will flock here to see how a mapper should really do things!
    I commend you! Merveilleux!

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    Old February 17th, 2009 (5:58 AM).
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      kool they may come helpful to some people well done TS!

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      Old February 17th, 2009 (6:25 AM).
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        You don't prefer IC? xD
        Thanks, it'll get updated as I get more time; next week is holidays.

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        Old February 17th, 2009 (6:28 AM).
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        You don't prefer IC? xD
        Thanks, it'll get updated as I get more time; next week is holidays.

        Nope, I prefer TS cause I have always known you as Tropical Sunlight! ^-^, but Yeah, great bit of info you got here!

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        Old February 20th, 2009 (2:08 AM).
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          this is nice personally im looking forward to the "other mapping secrets"
          Hope to see them soon

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          Old February 20th, 2009 (6:30 AM).
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            Pretty nice, TS. Indeed helpful for some beginners.

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            Old February 21st, 2009 (5:45 AM).
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              As you can see in this screenshot, the fence placement is wrong. Fix it, Next Pro

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              Old March 5th, 2009 (5:16 PM).
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              umm u spelt "correct" wrong. just thought id tell u

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              Old March 5th, 2009 (8:22 PM).
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                Hm, I don't see anything wrong with that fence. The left end is flush with the house, true, and might do better with a fence-end tile, but that's the only problem I can see.

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                Old March 12th, 2009 (9:51 AM).
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                I really think the part about fencing and sprite placement was a good one, I haven't seen that in a mapping tutorial thus far. great work!

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                  thanks for the mapping tips,
                  Ive always wondered where to place OWs

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