Map creation - shadow, and some test maps

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By Sanglorian 21 Nov 2016 07:56

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Wiki has maps
I uploaded to the wiki images of all the maps currently in the game (except for ones that were obviously unfinished).

You can see them here:

https://wiki.tuxemon.org/index.php?titl … &redlink=1

Shadow
The interiors look a little strange, and I think it's because there's no shadow from the walls. I created a shadow.png for use in Tiled: https://wiki.tuxemon.org/index.php?titl … Shadow.png

Here's how it changes the look of an interior:

Healing_center.png
Healing_center_-_demonstrate_shadow.png

Draft maps
I sat down and sketched out some locations, then mapped them out in Tiled.

These are meant as examples of what the locations should look like - they're not properly set-up maps for use in the game. However, I can send the Tiled files to anyone who'd want to clean them up for use in the game.

City Park, between Route 2 and Leather City.
City_park.png

Leather City, between City Park and Route 3.
Leather_city_2.png

(This just needs a coffee cart, for the bottom right. I envisage Leather City as having an open-air cafe because it has such nice flowers.)

Routes (I designed these as Routes 1, 2 and 3, but I see Route 1 has already been designed as part of Map1.

Route_4.png
Route_2.png
Route_3.png

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By xirsoi 21 Nov 2016 23:41

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These look great!


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By josepharaoh99 25 Nov 2016 20:07

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Yes! We really need some more maps in the game, and you're doing a great job big_smile


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By Sanglorian 25 Nov 2016 23:09

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Thanks! Here's a few more:

Route_7.png
Route_5.png
Mansion.png

And here are maps made by someone else (ShadowApex?) but I've adjusted the two settlements a little to fit the plot.

Cotton_town.png
Route_1.png
Paper_town.png

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By xirsoi 26 Nov 2016 01:49

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Great work Sanglorian, these are wonderful maps!


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By josepharaoh99 26 Nov 2016 17:14

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Awesome! One critique I have is that these maps might be a little small, so that it's very easy and fast to go through them - of course, if it's like Pokemon, there will be a lot of back and forth to pass areas - but I don't think we need to worry about that until later. For now, these are some great maps! I had a few ideas for some maps, but I don't know if I shared them on your campaign thread yet - I'll have to check it out.

Thanks Sanglorian - you're a trooper!


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By ShadowApex 30 Nov 2016 19:49

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These are beautiful maps Sanglorian! One thing that I really like about these designs is that there's not too much empty space. Each part of the maps you created has some interesting terrain features. I don't think smaller maps are necessarily bad because they can be stitched together with other maps to make up the overall world.

Do you think you could provide the *.tmx files for these maps somewhere? I'd love to include them in the repository to allow others to add things like events, collision regions, etc.


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By Sanglorian 8 Dec 2016 11:13

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Thanks ShadowApex! Are you able to change the wiki to accept ZIP and TMX files? (And ASE files while you're at it, for Asperite, the sprite editor I use). If so, I'll upload them there.

Or is it restricted somewhere in MediaWiki to only the current file types? (png, gif, jpg, jpeg, mp3, wav, pdf, ogg)

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By ShadowApex 8 Dec 2016 20:30

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Sanglorian wrote

Thanks ShadowApex! Are you able to change the wiki to accept ZIP and TMX files? (And ASE files while you're at it, for Asperite, the sprite editor I use). If so, I'll upload them there.

Or is it restricted somewhere in MediaWiki to only the current file types? (png, gif, jpg, jpeg, mp3, wav, pdf, ogg)

Hey Sanglorian. I modified the MediaWiki config to accept TMX and ASE files. ZIP files have some security implications, so I'd prefer to not enable upload of those types of files.


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By Sanglorian 8 Dec 2016 21:35

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ShadowApex wrote
Sanglorian wrote

Thanks ShadowApex! Are you able to change the wiki to accept ZIP and TMX files? (And ASE files while you're at it, for Asperite, the sprite editor I use). If so, I'll upload them there.

Or is it restricted somewhere in MediaWiki to only the current file types? (png, gif, jpg, jpeg, mp3, wav, pdf, ogg)

Hey Sanglorian. I modified the MediaWiki config to accept TMX and ASE files. ZIP files have some security implications, so I'd prefer to not enable upload of those types of files.

Thanks ShadowApex!

I think it needs some tweaking: I'm now getting an error message when I try to upload a TMX:

Upload warning
File extension ".tmx" does not match the detected MIME type of the file (application/xml).

And with an ASE:

File extension ".ase" does not match the detected MIME type of the file (chemical/x-mdl-rgfile).

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By ShadowApex 8 Dec 2016 23:01

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Sanglorian wrote

Thanks ShadowApex!

I think it needs some tweaking: I'm now getting an error message when I try to upload a TMX:

Upload warning
File extension ".tmx" does not match the detected MIME type of the file (application/xml).

And with an ASE:

File extension ".ase" does not match the detected MIME type of the file (chemical/x-mdl-rgfile).

Thanks for posting these errors Sanglorian. I updated the MediaWiki mimetypes to allow both application/xml as "*.tmx" and chemical/x-mdl-rgfile as "*.ase".

I just tested uploading the starting bedroom map here: https://wiki.tuxemon.org/index.php?titl … m_test.tmx


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By Sanglorian 10 Dec 2016 00:24

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Thanks ShadowApex.

I'm not very familiar with Tiled - how useful is it to upload the TMX files separate from the tilesheets I'm using? I've uploaded a couple, but this ZIP with the TMX files and the tilesheets in context might be more useful:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz6z8R … sp=sharing

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By ShadowApex 13 Dec 2016 19:51

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Sanglorian wrote

Thanks ShadowApex.

I'm not very familiar with Tiled - how useful is it to upload the TMX files separate from the tilesheets I'm using? I've uploaded a couple, but this ZIP with the TMX files and the tilesheets in context might be more useful:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz6z8R … sp=sharing

Uploading just the TMX files is generally fine, as long as there's a reference somewhere to the tilesheets used in the map. Would it be possible to make a form in MediaWiki that would let you upload a map and the associated tilesets? That way people can download the tilesets if they need them.

In the future I'll be working on a "Tuxemon Map Repository" project that would let people upload maps with their tilesets online. Then those maps could be downloaded and played directly within the Tuxemon game.