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Maps In Progress / SMS Phantasy Star
« on: June 12, 2009, 10:54:50 am »
I don't know if Maxim has given up this project but I am developing maps for the 3D dungeons which captures the real look of the 3D view into my Birdseye view style. My prototype is on this attachment.

Would you prefer to continue Phantasy Star, regarding the towns and overworlds Maxim? Or would you prefer to leave it to me? Either way I don't mind.

VGMaps Social Board / Chip n' Dale vs. Alvin and the Chipmunks
« on: June 11, 2009, 01:07:56 pm »
Have you ever compared both chipmunk series together?

I have a bigger preference to Chip n' Dale, which includes both the oldie 1940s-1960s series and the Rescue Rangers. When I first saw Gadget Hackwrench, I thought her name was Lisa and when I saw Monty, I thought his name was Runt. The last episode I recall watching was "Out to Launch".

I give many thumbs down to Alvin and the Chipmunks. I like the trio with their sense of fun, their action and their smart talk, but not their singing. The films are crude, the human actors are amateur and the storylines are trash. To make matters worse, a sequel has been released and it gives me grief beyond discontention to see one of Disney's classics become shadowed. Nobody at my school even knows the Rescue Rangers.

So what's your opinion and comments?

Gaming / First NES game to last
« on: June 02, 2009, 11:00:00 am »
I have just been mapping the first two NES games to exist. They are Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr., can't wait for those antiques to be put up. The last official NES game to exist is Adventure Island IV. If you want to check out all the NES and Famicom games in chronological order, there's a video on youtube titled "Every Famicom (NES) Game Ever Released Title Screen".

VGMaps Social Board / A certain shirt I seek
« on: May 27, 2009, 11:20:57 am »
Hi guys. There is a particular shirt I am attempting to find but have not come across it on the internet. I am looking for a red Hawaiian shirt with yellow flowers that are shaped just like that one in the picture.

If you're guessing what I'm thinking, you'd be correct. That shirt I want is supposed to be a replica of the Rescue Ranger Dale.

VGMaps Social Board / Problem with hotmail
« on: May 03, 2009, 12:02:54 am »
There is a problem I am very concerned with on hotmail. The system has become annoyingly sensitive in posts, especially my map submissions. My most recent submission has been rejected and it says for political reasons. That's a blatant lie! Hotmail shouldn't be in a position to reject mail, the administrator should. I'm not the first the person to encounter this problem. Can anything be done to ensure a problem like that isn't repeated? Take care everyone.

Mapping Tips/Guides / Tutorial for starters
« on: April 30, 2009, 07:53:28 am »
Here are my recommending steps for starters. Feel free to compose your own one. For this one I shall brief on FCEUX the NES emulator as an example and generalise on graphic editing.


Download the FCEUX emulator from sites that can be located via a search engine and the roms of the games you want to map.

1. When you've loaded your game, you can start playing through to begin. You should also disable the sprite layer in preparation of background screenshot capturing (you can always turn it on if you have to go further in the level)

2. From the start of a level, press F12 to capture a screenshot which will be saved in the 'snaps' folder. It is always a good idea to pause the game while capturing screenshot in case an early animation, character death or such like interrupts you from getting the desired screenshot.

3. Once you've got the screenshots, you can open the first and second screenshots with your graphic editing program (you can open more if you want, but two saves memory). You may have to delete bits and pieces from the screenshots like menus, icons and such like.

4. Take a chunk of the second screenshot and paste it like a jigsaw on the place it fits on the first screenshot. While you're putting those screenshots together make sure you align them properly.

5. After several screenshot cutting and pasting and hopefully completing the layout of the level, take note of where sprites are (precisely or approximately) and capture screenshots of the sprites before cutting them out and pasting them in the right place on the map. You may need to whiten the colours around the sprites if you want to copy and paste them multiple times to save time.

6. When you've got the map finished, ensure that the edges of the map are at the edge of the graphic editing program screen, or you can leave a tiny space between the edges for a border.

Gaming / Command and Conquer PSX playthrough
« on: March 21, 2009, 02:50:20 am »
I having technical difficulties attempting to run this game. The speed is way faster than it should be so I can't play properly. Also I am unable to configure the emulator to use a mouse input. The emulator I'm using is ePSXe. I have no idea how to solve those problems. The difference between the PSX version and the PC version is that there are 5 exclusive missions the PC version lacks.

Mapping Tips/Guides / Special Features can make ease
« on: March 19, 2009, 06:50:10 am »
Here is something you may find interesting. In various games there are special features that can make mapping very easy even in 3D games (if any 3D mappers are up to it). For example after playing and finishing the Playstation game "Medal of Honour" (The first one), I have found an unlockable special feature in the Secret Codes section called the "wireframe mode" which would be handy if you wanted to map that game. I'm not sure how many 3D games contain that feature but be sure to keep a sharp eye for any interesting content in the game besides gameplay.

VGMaps Social Board / Mega Man NT Warrior
« on: March 14, 2009, 09:41:45 am »
Perhaps you have heard about Mega Man NT Warrior. It's fun to watch. There are certain bits and pieces in it which might be a bit complicated for a young child, like binary digits in programming.

When I first watched it I never expected Count Zap to sound like an English man or Mr. Match to sound like a Scots man, but they're illustrated really well. Mr. Wily is as I expected evil genius and Maddy as I suspected a yucky, brat. It's very interesting in the plot that instead of being excited about getting Mega Man from his father, Lan is very disappointed. Some episodes do follow the game story closely. It was a good change that instead of Tori being kidnapped and Mr. Froid being blackmailed, it is switched round.

What I don't like about NT Warrior is that Lan requires friendship with Mega Man to do program advance. What sort of programming is this? I'm disappointed that there aren't many chips and weapons. Another extra good bit is how Heat Man is illustrated.

You can give this one a try, although you may or may not find it in YouTube or

Maps In Progress / Dragon Ball Z
« on: February 07, 2009, 06:39:35 am »
This particular Super Nintendo Dragon Ball game is called "Dragon Ball Z - Super Gokuuden Kakusei Hen (J)". Its an RPG that goes through the events from the Emperor Pilaf Saga to the King Piccolo Saga.

I have mapped all the overworld provinces, countries and islands but I have a problem. I am not familiar with the World of Dragonball and therefore I am not sure how I should piece all the map pieces together to form one map.

If I cannot do an overworld map then perhaps all the map pieces can be submitted seperately, but the problem is, I don't know the names of the provinces, countries and islands. If anyone is familiar with Dragonball, I could use some help.

Map Gab / Your own masterpiece (best maps)
« on: January 21, 2009, 12:51:00 pm »
Of all the mapsets of all the computers, consoles and handhelds you've covered and completed, which game mapset do you consider your own masterpiece? Even the April Fools maps can be regarded as a masterpiece if you're so pleased with its result.

What I consider my own mapset masterpiece over everything I've ever done so far is the SNES "Demon's Crest" mapset.

Map Gab / Super Mario All-Stars
« on: December 23, 2008, 01:20:14 am »
Though the game has been fully mapped and Zeric is to thank, there is however one side thing that could do with tending with. You know in Super Mario Bros. 2 (not the lost levels) sometimes when you pull something out of the ground,you get a potion which when thrown, creates a door and when you enter that door you go temporarily to mirror version of the World you're in. I wonder if the mirror version of the worlds could be mapped to indicate to players where to find the mushrooms that give you an extra heart so a potion won't be wasted. It would take ages to get those extra maps finish, but if anyone sees it well worth, sure why not?

Mapping Tips/Guides / RE: Animated maps
« on: December 13, 2008, 04:51:43 am »
I wish to know what I need to do to create animated maps. Most animated maps here are GIFs done by Peardian in the Super Mario games. Perhaps I can make one my own maps interesting if I have the know how.

Map Gab / SNES Final Fight 3
« on: December 13, 2008, 04:16:45 am »
No one has been working on that, so far I can see. The final game of the Final Fight trilogy (Not including 'Final Fight Guy') is a lot different from its predacessors. There are paths that split in some rounds. For instance, there is a cafe you can enter in Round 2 and there are two level types of Round 4, A and B. I've reached Round 4A if you want to know.

If necessary the 'Final Fight Guy' title can sit next to the 'Final Fight' title in the Atlas list.

Maps In Progress / NDS Super Princess Peach!
« on: November 18, 2008, 12:26:53 pm »
You're probably gonna get cheery and happy about this because I was just starting another of the Super Mario games but now its our heroine Princess Peach! Don't get too excited though, because every NDS emulator I try to use is buggy and all I managed to obtain was the Vibe Island Overworld Map and the title. I would like it if you NDS mappers could help me find a better and well working emulator.

On the bright side this is my first NDS map ever, something I had been seeking to get for many months.:smile:

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