Sunday, 29 June 2014

Creating the Hoenn Region, Minecraft Style : Part 2

Part 2 of the creation of the Hoenn Region in Minecraft.

In this part a section of Route 103, Route 102 and Petalburg city get constructed.

ROUTE 103:
Route 103 links Oldale town to Route 110 which, in turn links Mauville and Slateport City. Only a section was created for two reasons. 1: I preferred to make the region in the same order of places visited by the player. 2: There is a watery section in the middle which could cause some blocks to be thrown out of order later on. Construction on Route 103 continues when we reach the other side of the water.
ROUTE 101:
Route 101 has so far been the largest thing to be constructed so far in the game. Route 101 connects Oldale town to Petalburg city. While making Oldale town I miscalculated the location of some blocks while 'laying the foundation' and so Oldale town is actually 2 Minecraft blocks to the east than where it should be so the entrance to Route 101 is two blocks longer than it really is.

First things first, laying the foundation. Grass block's, lots of grass blocks.

Laying the grass. I used to do it the old fashioned way using bone meal on the grass but that cause grass and flowers (weeds in my mind) to appear in an uncontrolled fashion. It wasn't until I finished Petalburg city later on that I found the grass and double grass block under the 'Fancy blocks' section.

Lining the base of the small lake with sand as sand makes it look more like the Pokémon game.

At the first block level pine tree leaves provide a barrier to prevent the player simply walking through the trees.

The land that the player walks on is completely solid all the way down to the bedrock layer. The land the player doesn't walk on is not solid and will have liquid underneath. This is to save time. The only problem with this is that bats spawn underneath but some torches will solve that.

Route 101 completed. Shown to you from various angles.

Petalburg city took a while to make. It took a while mainly down to the Gym. Gym's in the Pokémon game are at least 4x bigger on the inside than they are on the outside. At first I decided to just build the gym building with not much in it but then i had an idea. More on that below...

 Pokémon Centre and Pokémon Mart in their Minecraft form.

POKéMON CENTRE "Rejuvenate your tired partners!"

Construction of two identical houses. The houses are made of yellow clay with acacia wood roof's

The Pokémon gym. In game it is Normal-type based and the leaders name is Norman. Norman is also the players father.

So far an empty building.

At first I was just going to leave the Gym's in Minecraft just buildings with a little bit inside of them but then I had a great idea. Because I'm building this region with no mod's putting teleporting pads were not an option so it would be best to modify the interiors of the gym to continue underneath the mainland. So that's what I did.

Sand is useful for building underwater because it displaces the water and it easily distinguishable from all blocks which reduces the chance of destroying the wrong block.

The iron portholes filled with glass are suppose to be like skylights allowing natural light to enter the room's. Glowstone ceiling lights are also added for night time play.

Cyan coloured rugs and whiteish paintings on the wall to try and make it like the in-game gym.

And finally, Petalburg city completed. Eventually this whole part will be buried under dirt and trees so will be hidden from view. Apart form the odd bit of glass sticking out of the ground but other than that.

 And finally, Petalburg city completed.

That's all the progress so far.
In the next part I will cover Route 104 and Petalburg Wood's
Stay tuned.

If you have any tips for improvement please don't hesitate to share, it's pretty hard to offend an Australian. Please comment as well. It would be greatly appreciated.

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