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I've never mapped before. This is the first time I have tried to map.
We'll see if I managed to do something nice, follow along on the journey xD

The purpose of this mapping is to build a whole new map

Temple/DP
City
50 Hunting places
25 Quests
10 Bosses
Sure something more, but we will fix it on the way

I will post the map for free later when it's done.
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We start by mapping a temple/dp

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Since you never mapped before, i will give you some small tips to think of while you are mapping.

1. Play around with autoborder as you do right now, but try slowly progress to using RAW.
2. Dont make buildings so square, they look very dull and boring when they are just straight lines.
3. actually tip nr.2 is pretty much for everything you map.. paths, mountains, houses, caves and more.

The more you map, the easier you will find sprites and know what sprites you have at your disposal.
and when that is, you will have a much easier time to decorate and get the scenery that "feeling".

feedback on your first pic, I think its way to square, decoration and interior placement is a bit wierd and noobish, makes sence since you are new to it ;)
the chess like tiles should go one more square down, now it just look wierd.

bonus tip, Try watch other mappers maps, just analyze them and you will learn a lot from it.
We have some great mappers here on OTland, so there are tons of inspiration to gather.

nice to see you starting with mapping, its a lot of fun and i hope that you continue with it and find it joyful.
Will follow your progress :)
 

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are these custom sprites or newer sprites? :eek:

As Andreew pointed out, have a look at some other mappers pieces, maybe even duplicate them if you can - you'll learn a lot about shapes and detailing that way..

But nice to see some more mappers joining here.
 

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Since you never mapped before, i will give you some small tips to think of while you are mapping.

1. Play around with autoborder as you do right now, but try slowly progress to using RAW.
2. Dont make buildings so square, they look very dull and boring when they are just straight lines.
3. actually tip nr.2 is pretty much for everything you map.. paths, mountains, houses, caves and more.

The more you map, the easier you will find sprites and know what sprites you have at your disposal.
and when that is, you will have a much easier time to decorate and get the scenery that "feeling".

feedback on your first pic, I think its way to square, decoration and interior placement is a bit wierd and noobish, makes sence since you are new to it ;)
the chess like tiles should go one more square down, now it just look wierd.

bonus tip, Try watch other mappers maps, just analyze them and you will learn a lot from it.
We have some great mappers here on OTland, so there are tons of inspiration to gather.

nice to see you starting with mapping, its a lot of fun and i hope that you continue with it and find it joyful.
Will follow your progress :)
This guy really know what he's talking about!
Keep it up!
 
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@Andréew Thanks for the nice text, I really needed it.
I have made another attempt. Would love to hear what you think of this one.
Nice to hear something so good from such a great mapper!

@GhostX

It's new sprites.
Someone had uploaded RME for 11.00 client with new sprites

@Dreww Yeah i know, he's a savage mapper. I've been following him for a while. ^^
Thanks Dreww!

test dp23.png


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It looks better indeed, walls are better, a little bit more decorations on the walls would be a + ;)
but overall the building is nice.
more details on the grass is needed tho.

One thing i feel is a bit wierd, is the bookshelfs on the left.. just looks wierd having them as a wall, adding a second wall behind it and something to fill the space like ( mountain id: 919 ?, i think thats the id. or something else that shares the same purpose like id: 23609..)

Now i dont have them new fancy sprites cuz im to f**king noob to figure that shit out ;)
but i made a little something just to kind of show what i mean.
The red walls are the bookshelf's... anyone can see that, nah but imagine they are okey? :D


now i would like to belive there is a more suitable fit then 919 and 23609 but i dont really know about the new sprites tho..

cheers mate!
 
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@Andréew
Thanks. I'm actually starting to like it. Saw something was missing at the bookshelf but didn't know what, thank you. xD
Focused on Temple, has not really started with the grass and the rest of the city.
Thank you for taking the time to show me how I would do.

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@GhostX & @Andréew If u want the the sprites follow this.
To get them new sprites I just downloaded from the new project (OtservBR)
They have a github with clients and tools you will found RME 11+ With new spirtes there.

 
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( In Game pictures. )Was inspired by @scheisse so I started doing something similar.
Now almost everything is ready near the water So it's time to start with the Cave under the city.test13.png


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( In Game pictures. )Was inspired by @scheisse so I started doing something similar.
Now almost everything is ready near the water So it's time to start with the Cave under the city.View attachment 38341


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Not a huge fan of the water used with the waterfalls BUT i can see why you have used the darker water as it fits the atmosphere you're trying to create.

Overall, the map is not bad - could do with some details on the streets, the odd bit of gravel maybe, small stones, maybe mix some dirt patches into the cobblestone where it meets the waters edge in some places as if it has "worn away".

For a new mapper, they aren't bad at all.

You're last image, where the wall is "broken", i would make a box of those walls behind it so it doesn't show the water through it, otherwise it looks like there is nothing supporting the ground above.

Nice job overall though - keep it up
 
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