Post tutorial RSS How to - Design a map for Pokémon3D

This is a tutorial on how to design AND set up a map for Pokémon3D. There is no graphical editor and when there are changes in the way the maps work I will update this tutorial. You need some basic understandings in how some data types work.

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This is more a specification for the language used in the map files than a tutorial but it shows well how to compose a map for Pokémon3D:
All map files are saving information in lines inside .dat files.
This lines are telling the game what to do with the entities (this information is given with the maintag) and giving additional information about the object (with the so called subtags).

Structure of a tag.

The lines are build from different tags. A tag contains a name to identify itself, a datatype and a value.
An example tag looks like this: {"TownName"{str[New Bark Town]}}.
A tag starts with a bracket and ends with one: {}
Then the name of the tag is given (with quotation marks): {"TownName"} (In this case "TownName" is the name of the tag. Note that this tagname does not exist because it is an example).
After that, the datatype will be defined. It already belongs to the value, that's why it is surrounded by brackets: {}. These brackets are located after the name of the tag. All datatypes are listed in this table:
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To be continued...

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Guest
Guest

If you end the tutorial, i would consider make a plug-in to model maps in blender 3D engine

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Dracohouston
Dracohouston

A fork of the game engine modified to let the user create entities with their mouse that generates the tags for you and saves them to the .dat file would be helpful, even if you just kept it to yourself, it would simplify the process a lot.

A simpler solution could be done maybe with 2d tiles where you draw it like it would look on the gameboy and it generates the basic geometry of the map for you to go in and tweak by hand, to remove some of the busywork. That'd be kind of a band aid solution though

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hala19
hala19

Try to share a tutorial video or finish this one, coz i think lots of ppl ll help u to creat certain towns routes! Me too! So im w8in for ur tutorial.

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StormCaller576
StormCaller576

Do you mind if I make a Ponymon mod for this (like the ponymon mod for fire/leaf)? I know this is not finished just yet but I wanted first pick for a mod like this and just wanted to clarify it.

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amanojakugman
amanojakugman

I know that doesn't belong here, but in an end , will it be made a map of Kanto too ?

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