Started by Fantasist, January 28, 2008, 08:58:13 am
Quote from: FalconTutorial One: The Mountain TownWell, in my opinion, mountain towns are some of the easiest towns to make, as you can use terrain to take up most of the space on the map.Part 1: PreparationMaking a town is much harder than making a small map, you need to take a few minutes to plan out your town.Step 1Get an idea of the location in the world.The map we're going to be making will be a town in the middle of two mountains, the town will be mainly a pit stop for traders going from one city to another. The city will have only one road, an inn, a equip shop, a item shop, and a farmer's house.Step 2Sketch the map out on paperI highly suggest sketching the map out on paper, you don't need it on hand when you make the map, but you'll get the overall shape of the map in your head, and you won't be making the map as you go.Part 2: CreationDownload the map data that I made for each stephttp://www.mediafire.com/?enjd0ylxx3r (extract the map datas in to a blank RMXP project)Step 1Alright, let's start by making the southern mountain.Tip: While making mountains, vary the length and height of the edges to make the map feel more realisticTip: While making mountains, vary the height, using three spaces for the wall makes it look repetitiveSpoiler: ShowHideStep 2Let's do the same for the top part, let's also make a small cut off for a sidequest or a path to another small town.Spoiler: ShowHideStep 3Now, one elevation isn't really a mountain, so let's make two or three levels of elevation for each side.Spoiler: ShowHideStep 4Let's do the same to the northern mountain.Spoiler: ShowHideStep 5Now, let's make the path that runs through town, and on the northern path, lets make grass and other things which obstruct that path, so it's clear it's not traveled as much as the main road is.Spoiler: ShowHideStep 6It's time to add the houses, let's put the inn where the both roads meet, let's put the item shop along the main road, and let's put the other houses along the road. Let's also add a well in town and a graveyard.Spoiler: ShowHideStep 7Now all we have left is to add the trees and other details.Spoiler: ShowHideStep 8Time to add events.Spoiler: ShowHideStep 9Walk away from your map, return in about 15 minutes and see if there's anything you forgot. We need to put in more autotile use, or the northern path will look out of place, so let's add more autotiles.Spoiler: ShowHideThe Final ProductA great town, perfect for an inn break after a mountain pass Spoiler: ShowHide[/quote]
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