Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Minecraft Hoenn: Part 12/43: Route 117 and Verdanturf Town

Part 12/43 of the creation of the Hoenn Region in Minecraft.

Part 12 contains Route 117 and Verdanturf Town. This was by far the fasted constructed part of this whole series because I implemented a new way to save a heap of time. I only wish I did it like this from the very beginning because that we would be up to Part 20 by now perhaps.

Route 117 connects Mauville City to Verdanturf Town. This route is where the player will find the Pokemon Day Care Centre which is where players can drop off up to two Pokemon where for every step the player makes the Pokemon in the Day Care Centre earns 1 experience point (exp).
(Image sourced from Bulbapedia)

I have been trying new ways to save time and I've found an ideal way to save time and improve accuracy at the same time. By using images from Pokemon Wiki websites such as Bulbapedia I've made a formula that I can use to make a perfectly sized slab of land to add detail to. The formula is x=p/16*2. x is the amount of blocks. p is the amount of pixels in the image. 16 is the texture size of tiles in the Gameboy game and 2 is to double the amount of blocks to scale it up to the region. A shorter formula which is x=p/8 which will also give the same result. 
The formula needs to be done for both the x and y axis of the image. So in this case 960/16*2=120 and 320/16*2=40 so the slab of land will be 120x40 blocks. The slab of land in the screenshot below took less than 5 minutes. Usually it would have taken an hour.

By having the land all solid instead of marking out the border manually saves hours of time.

It also makes it much, mush easier to mark out paths, trees and other details.

Thunderstorm! It happens almost every time it rains. You can see a small bit of lightning coming down from the top right of the screenshot below. Once lightning struck right in front of me in the game and set the block right in front on fire.

Here is the building for the Pokemon Day Care Centre. It looks just like a house from Petalburg City so all I did was just copy the design to Route 117 and than bang. House.

And there we are. Route 117 complete in much less time than usual.

Verdanturf town is a grassy town situated west of Route 117. Unique to Verdanturf Town is the Friendship Rater, Wanda's house and the Contest Hall.
(Image sourced from Bulbapedia)

Again. Thanks to my new time saving technique placing a slab of land took less than 5 minutes.

While I was at it, I placed the land that would form the basis of Route 116 which will be featured next in Part 13. Unfortunately though the land should have matched up perfectly between each other but they were out by 4 blocks which means that this region will not be 100% accurate. It will be 99.9% accurate instead. Oh well. Nothing can ever match the original.

Every time I build a new Town, City or Route it rains. Of course you probably never see it because I'll usually stop the rain before taking screenshots. Anyway. These are Verdanturf's houses. Wanda's house is in the middle of the three houses. Wanda, by the way is apart of Wally's family. The player first meets Wally in Petalburg City.

The Contest hall. This is the Normal Rank contest hall. It is exactly the same inside and out as all other Contest Halls. So just like the Day Care Centre on Route 117 I copied the Contest Hall from the one I built in Slateport City.

This cavity was made with MCEdit, of course. The water however is just floating in the air. It isn't until you place a block in or next to the water that the water pours in. But, strange. This may be due to the fact that the blocks weren't able to update in real time as the blocks around the water were being removed in the external world editor.

See what I mean?

This is the upstairs or foyer of the Contest hall from behind the desk.

This is the staircase leading down into the contest arena.

And here is the contest arena. The ceiling is one block too low so I will need to fix that.

And here is Verdanturf Town with all the buildings.

And here is Verdanturf Town with all the buildings, grass and flowers.

That's all the progress so far in the Hoenn Region.

Stay tuned and subscribe.

If you have any tips for improvement please don't hesitate to share. It would be greatly appreciated.

Next: Part 13 features Rusturf Tunnel and Route 116 which links back to Rustboro City. 
After That:  Part 14 features Route 111. One of two of the longest routes in Hoenn.

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