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Romhacking => Personal Projects => Topic started by: thedarkbanshee on August 31, 2015, 12:49:09 am

Title: Super Random Kart map creator rom (Super MarioKart)
Post by: thedarkbanshee on August 31, 2015, 12:49:09 am
I'm on the verge of compleating my Super MarioKart hack and I'm ready to take on another. I'm in great hopes for voluntary rom hackers to create random maps that I can add the AI to. I would hope for crazy odd maps or what ever anyone is willing to make. I can make a few maps especially the battle maps.

I can provide an entire map pack creator.

Map pack creator details.
I use epic edit and another program called Make. Epic edit is easier but Make can use a setting that makes the maps look professional. There is a ceriain way maps need to be built for the maps to appear properly. So I decided to put together a pile of pre made peices that should fit together with little to no difficoult editing like universal puzzle peices. I can provide these in a rom hack for maps to be created in Epic edit at a much fater rate that may allow even non experienced users the abulity to make something with ease. There are tutorial's on youtube on how Epic edit works which is rather easy to learn. The hard part is making the maps look like they fit together which is why I will provide a rom with templates.

When I accumulate a total of 20 maps I will bring finishing touches such as placing item boxes, coins, jumps, shortcuts, speed boosts and obstructions unless these are already provided.

I will get to work on the premade construction set emiditly. Even if I sadly get no takers in the end I will have created a new tool for easier use when using epic edit.

I will provide a video that demonstrates how simple it will be to create a map.
Title: Re: Super Random Kart map creator rom (Super MarioKart)
Post by: salvadorc17 on September 01, 2015, 04:34:53 pm
Cool, show us the video, will be good to know if there is a way to create new maps for the game...
Title: Re: Super Random Kart map creator rom (Super MarioKart)
Post by: thedarkbanshee on September 01, 2015, 10:21:18 pm
Cool, show us the video, will be good to know if there is a way to create new maps for the game...

There have been editors for some time now. Here is a link to Epic edit

http://epicedit.stifu.fr/

This editor is really easy to use

Here is a more complex editor called Make
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxcExYiPxKc

I choose this video as a demonstration to give an idea of what I'm looking to create. As you can see this video shows a custom map being created. The video also shows there are mathematical aspects or guidelines someone wants to follow  if they want their map to not look like out of place blocks resulting in a mismatched looking map. So you see his created sets he describes should not have to be created over and over again when I could simply create the ratio describes over and over in different positions which should fall in place like puzzle pieces or like Lego's. If I make a rom hack that is not deigned to be played but rather use it as a pre set up tile set to be used in a hack designed to be played I would think more users would use epic edit.