Tools, Tutorials & Resources Various tools to help you develop your hacks can be found here.

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
  #1    
Old August 9th, 2007 (4:22 PM). Edited August 28th, 2007 by McCree.
McCree's Avatar
McCree McCree is offline
yes they change
  • Discord Moderoid
  • Platinum Tier
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: canadiadanada
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Posts: 5,526
Okay, well I think there should be a nice mapping tutorial out there, since most people take mapping to be easy, well it's not if you want to make a good map! ><

1. Original Mapping Tutorial
Includes the basics of mapping, basic Tile Editing, Wild Grass Mapping and a couple extra things.


2. Mapping Tutorial [extension]
Includes Route mapping, a sub section of route mapping, Sea Route mapping, and couple extra things.


Tell me if the imageshack link dies, through PM, and I'll re-upload it.
__________________

Relevant Advertising!

  #2    
Old August 21st, 2007 (8:34 AM).
Prof. 9 Prof. 9 is offline
     
    Join Date: Jun 2006
    Location: Netherlands
    Gender: Male
    Posts: 151
    Wow! That's great! That's really gonna help me!
    I hope this'll finally rid the world of bad maps!
      #3    
    Old August 22nd, 2007 (12:20 AM).
    RiderLeangle's Avatar
    RiderLeangle RiderLeangle is offline
       
      Join Date: Jul 2007
      Gender:
      Nature: Adamant
      Posts: 156
      Why can't you make maps square? Does that mess up the game or just make you look lazy?
      __________________
        #4    
      Old August 22nd, 2007 (12:31 AM).
      boon's Avatar
      boon boon is offline
      Normal Trainer
         
        Join Date: Aug 2007
        Gender:
        Posts: 26
        thank you very much! it helped me alot!
          #5    
        Old August 22nd, 2007 (1:52 PM).
        McCree's Avatar
        McCree McCree is offline
        yes they change
        • Discord Moderoid
        • Platinum Tier
         
        Join Date: Dec 2006
        Location: canadiadanada
        Gender: Male
        Nature: Calm
        Posts: 5,526
        Quote:
        Originally Posted by RiderLeangle View Post
        Why can't you make maps square? Does that mess up the game or just make you look lazy?
        It's just a suggestion. You can make the map square if you'd like, but it doesn't look good. It won't mess up the game, don't worry.
        __________________
          #6    
        Old August 22nd, 2007 (9:44 PM). Edited August 22nd, 2007 by jdogpwnz.
        jdogpwnz's Avatar
        jdogpwnz jdogpwnz is offline
        Pokemon Elite Journey
           
          Join Date: Jul 2007
          Location: California
          Age: 22
          Gender:
          Nature: Naughty
          Posts: 25
          hey do you know pokemon orange version? How do they change the color of tiles and make there own tiles please reply.
          __________________

          Join Pokemon Elite Journey's team by clicknig the banner above!
            #7    
          Old August 23rd, 2007 (1:08 AM).
          Martin Yiu Martin Yiu is offline
          disappeared... forever
             
            Join Date: Jan 2006
            Posts: 493
            Nice tut, dude. Really helpful for all those newbies around... Are you planning a town/city making tutorial for them? Cause it seems you are talented for doing so :D
            __________________

              #8    
            Old August 23rd, 2007 (8:24 AM).
            ~Dai-kun~'s Avatar
            ~Dai-kun~ ~Dai-kun~ is offline
            The black wind howls again...
               
              Join Date: Mar 2007
              Location: 12,000 BC
              Age: 21
              Nature: Calm
              Posts: 515
              That will really help out with my hack thanks Mars.
              __________________
              Xbox Live Gamertag: Si1v3r Ph03nix
              Music Production| Trying to get back into doing music for rom hacks|
                #9    
              Old August 23rd, 2007 (12:24 PM).
              McCree's Avatar
              McCree McCree is offline
              yes they change
              • Discord Moderoid
              • Platinum Tier
               
              Join Date: Dec 2006
              Location: canadiadanada
              Gender: Male
              Nature: Calm
              Posts: 5,526
              Quote:
              Originally Posted by jdogpwnz View Post
              hey do you know pokemon orange version? How do they change the color of tiles and make there own tiles please reply.
              Not only does Pokemon Orange version have tile color changes, but a lot of hacks do. It's all in the palette changing. Palettes determine what color the tile will be. It would be offtopic to reply here, so if you really want to know more about it, PM me.

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Matt NG View Post
              Nice tut, dude. Really helpful for all those newbies around... Are you planning a town/city making tutorial for them? Cause it seems you are talented for doing so :D
              If I get enough good feedback on this tutorial, I'll probably make one. Thank you~
              __________________
                #10    
              Old August 23rd, 2007 (10:21 PM).
              Gold Tom's Avatar
              Gold Tom Gold Tom is offline
              Krazier Than You
                 
                Join Date: Feb 2005
                Location: A Trailer Full of Oz
                Nature: Quirky
                Posts: 438
                Yay! I've been waiting for one of these! Nice work!
                  #11    
                Old August 24th, 2007 (9:10 AM).
                Alistair Alistair is offline
                • Silver Tier
                 
                Join Date: Mar 2005
                Age: 26
                Nature: Quirky
                Posts: 2,243
                Very nice tutorial, Marz, but it is a little incomplete. Some things you should add to the tutorial are natural touches such as flowers and bushes, mountains, and paths.
                __________________
                No signature to be found here...
                  #12    
                Old August 24th, 2007 (11:36 AM).
                Ooka's Avatar
                Ooka Ooka is offline
                <3
                • Crystal Tier
                 
                Join Date: Aug 2007
                Location: Challenging The E4
                Age: 24
                Gender: Male
                Nature: Relaxed
                Posts: 2,612
                Hey marz, I have quite the touch for making maps as well so I could make a couple things about the tutorial for mapping as well. Only if you don't feel like doing it all yourself though.
                __________________
                Hi
                  #13    
                Old August 26th, 2007 (7:52 AM). Edited August 28th, 2007 by McCree.
                McCree's Avatar
                McCree McCree is offline
                yes they change
                • Discord Moderoid
                • Platinum Tier
                 
                Join Date: Dec 2006
                Location: canadiadanada
                Gender: Male
                Nature: Calm
                Posts: 5,526
                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Don Patch View Post
                Very nice tutorial, Marz, but it is a little incomplete. Some things you should add to the tutorial are natural touches such as flowers and bushes, mountains, and paths.
                Oh, that's true. I'll include that with the Cities/Town Tutorial, or just make it a smaller, separate tutorial.

                EDIT: All right, well, I made that separate tutorial, but it doesn't include Mountains. I figured people could stick with the first tutorial's Extra Stuff section, but if anyone DESPERATELY needs a Mountain tutorial, PM me about it. Paths is basically the same thing as Routes, so I didn't include it, and I decided to stick Sea Route mapping in there. The tutorial is at the bottom of this post, as well as on the first post.

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by ~Kazaam~ View Post
                Hey marz, I have quite the touch for making maps as well so I could make a couple things about the tutorial for mapping as well. Only if you don't feel like doing it all yourself though.
                I think I'll be making these tutorials solo, thanks for the offer, though~


                ~~~~
                ~~~~



                Next tutorial will be for Towns and Cities.
                __________________
                  #14    
                Old September 8th, 2007 (11:18 PM).
                spenceroone3's Avatar
                spenceroone3 spenceroone3 is offline
                <he eats lots of burgers.
                   
                  Join Date: Aug 2007
                  Location: In your closet
                  Gender:
                  Nature: Hasty
                  Posts: 215
                  this is a good tut. can't wait for the towns and city tut.
                    #15    
                  Old September 11th, 2007 (7:21 AM).
                  Prof.Redwood's Avatar
                  Prof.Redwood Prof.Redwood is offline
                  Researcher
                     
                    Join Date: Mar 2007
                    Location: Canada
                    Gender:
                    Nature: Naughty
                    Posts: 30
                    In your first part you complain that theres only 2 tree tiles in FRLG.. Isn't there another in Safari Zone and a forth on one of the islands??
                      #16    
                    Old September 12th, 2007 (11:41 AM).
                    Martin Yiu Martin Yiu is offline
                    disappeared... forever
                       
                      Join Date: Jan 2006
                      Posts: 493
                      Okay, again, very nice. I woulddo that by myself but I have no time. What about city making tutorial, or just town making? It would be really helpful for people around. And there are some dark water tiles to use instead of ALL THOSE ROCKS.
                      __________________

                        #17    
                      Old September 22nd, 2007 (10:52 AM).
                      McCree's Avatar
                      McCree McCree is offline
                      yes they change
                      • Discord Moderoid
                      • Platinum Tier
                       
                      Join Date: Dec 2006
                      Location: canadiadanada
                      Gender: Male
                      Nature: Calm
                      Posts: 5,526
                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Prof.Redwood View Post
                      In your first part you complain that theres only 2 tree tiles in FRLG.. Isn't there another in Safari Zone and a forth on one of the islands??
                      There are only 2 tree tiles in FRLG in the tileset 0, which is the most commonly used tileset for outdoor mapping. Tilesets like the Safari Zone's tileset or Four Island's tileset are part of the second of 2 tilesets (tileset 0 & tileset [ ]), and you often use this second tileset to give the right building tiles. The Safari Zone hardly has any building tiles, but I don't know about Four Island (I haven't played FR in a while). If you want to use it, be my guest, and use the tiles accordingly. The tutorial is only supposed to help you get started. You're on your own once you start using non-mentioned tiles.

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Martin Yiu View Post
                      Okay, again, very nice. I woulddo that by myself but I have no time. What about city making tutorial, or just town making? It would be really helpful for people around. And there are some dark water tiles to use instead of ALL THOSE ROCKS.
                      Well, school's started up again, and I am very busy as you are. I'm sorry to say that I'm not sure if I'm even going to have a City or Town tutorial.

                      And yeah, that's my bad for the water mapping. But it is pretty easy..
                      __________________
                        #18    
                      Old October 2nd, 2007 (7:05 AM).
                      Sheese's Avatar
                      Sheese Sheese is offline
                      I dont like Cheese
                         
                        Join Date: Oct 2007
                        Location: Portugal
                        Gender:
                        Posts: 1
                        this tutorial was helpful, i hope you make others. I didn't now how to work with the block editor, so it helped me a lot. And PLEASE make the cities/towns one! It would be really helpful for some people (including me ), like martin yiu said.
                          #19    
                        Old October 5th, 2007 (1:42 PM).
                        LastHand's Avatar
                        LastHand LastHand is offline
                        Rockets Revenge Fanclub Member
                           
                          Join Date: Aug 2007
                          Location: Kanto
                          Gender:
                          Nature: Timid
                          Posts: 105
                          1-4 is not there? Or i cant see it?
                          __________________



                          click here

                          If any one wants a staff area for their hack at my forums. I will host you. I have 1 slot open. I will soon be opening more hack areas. I am willing to customize it for you. Just PM me for details.
                          Other hacks hosted
                          Pokemon Top Secret
                            #20    
                          Old October 5th, 2007 (3:33 PM).
                          McCree's Avatar
                          McCree McCree is offline
                          yes they change
                          • Discord Moderoid
                          • Platinum Tier
                           
                          Join Date: Dec 2006
                          Location: canadiadanada
                          Gender: Male
                          Nature: Calm
                          Posts: 5,526
                          Quote:
                          Originally Posted by Sheese View Post
                          this tutorial was helpful, i hope you make others. I didn't now how to work with the block editor, so it helped me a lot. And PLEASE make the cities/towns one! It would be really helpful for some people (including me ), like martin yiu said.
                          I'm actually swamped with school, I'll never be able to get around to making the final tutorial. I'm really sorry. x_x;

                          Quote:
                          Originally Posted by lasthand View Post
                          1-4 is not there? Or i cant see it?
                          Well, I dunno what you mean by 1-4, but I can't see the Extension, which means IS broke. Unfortunately, I got my new computer, which means I don't have that Extension file. UGH. I'm really sorry guys. x_x
                          __________________
                            #21    
                          Old October 5th, 2007 (11:38 PM).
                          ♠εx's Avatar
                          ♠εx ♠εx is offline
                          Working on my hack, busy also.
                             
                            Join Date: May 2007
                            Gender:
                            Nature: Adamant
                            Posts: 299
                            This is a good tutorial for newbies around the hacking area.
                            Just one tip on the sea-route mapping.

                            When mapping them don't try make the borders one single set of the rock mix it up completely to make sure it doesn't follow a pattern. It looks more interesting.

                            eg. Having the border go rocks/single rock/mountain rock is bad.
                            It would be better to have one and then two of another and then back to that one and so on. Lol xD.
                            __________________
                            Made A New Account - Crashink

                            Yes, this does mean Icy Blue will be locked down, but only for a short time while I fix my bugs.

                            - Crashink.
                              #22    
                            Old October 27th, 2007 (7:16 AM).
                            mithsu mithsu is offline
                               
                              Join Date: Jul 2007
                              Gender:
                              Nature: Adamant
                              Posts: 18
                              Wow, i didn't knew you could do that
                              thx man!
                              __________________
                              Papier's PokePet

                              Mithsu the level 87 Turtwig!
                                #23    
                              Old October 27th, 2007 (1:27 PM).
                              Green Charizard's Avatar
                              Green Charizard Green Charizard is offline
                              pɹɐzıɹɐɥɔ uǝǝɹƃ
                                 
                                Join Date: Nov 2004
                                Location: the UK
                                Gender:
                                Nature: Quiet
                                Posts: 253
                                Thank you, Marz!

                                Finally someone does a mapping tutorial, probably the tutorial a lot of people need the most. You did a good job of it too.

                                I actually have something to say over mapping, this one nearly everybody gets wrong...

                                The light blue tiles are freshwater
                                The dark blue ones with waves are salt water.

                                Please, never use dark blue one in towns or on non-sea routes, why would salt water be there?
                                __________________
                                Ex-rom hacker, too attached to his childhood to leave.
                                  #24    
                                Old October 28th, 2007 (5:18 AM).
                                Haile Selassie IV's Avatar
                                Haile Selassie IV Haile Selassie IV is offline
                                .
                                   
                                  Join Date: Mar 2007
                                  Location: Aker, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands, Europe, The Earth.
                                  Age: 24
                                  Nature: Modest
                                  Posts: 82
                                  nice... I've made nicer maps since readig this
                                  __________________
                                  Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55% of plepoe can.

                                  I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!
                                  fi yuo cna raed tihs, palce it in yuor siantugre.
                                    #25    
                                  Old October 28th, 2007 (1:53 PM).
                                  El Diabeetus's Avatar
                                  El Diabeetus El Diabeetus is offline
                                  Amateur Voice Actor / ROM Editor ('Hacker')
                                     
                                    Join Date: Jul 2006
                                    Age: 24
                                    Nature: Lonely
                                    Posts: 1,068
                                    Thank you, Marz I now know how to make Decent maps thanks to you.
                                    __________________
                                    Hacks I'm currently working on (at a super slow pace):

                                    Chinpokomon Big/Small (would leave the titles, but apparently exceeded sig limit)

                                    Check my Japanese inspired Logo edits for Gens 1-7!:
                                    http://www.pokecommunity.com/showpost.php?p=9137003
                                    Closed Thread
                                    Quick Reply

                                    Sponsored Links
                                    Thread Tools

                                    Posting Rules
                                    You may not post new threads
                                    You may not post replies
                                    You may not post attachments
                                    You may not edit your posts

                                    BB code is On
                                    Smilies are On
                                    [IMG] code is On
                                    HTML code is Off

                                    Forum Jump


                                    All times are GMT -8. The time now is 3:52 PM.