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#151 Old 5th Oct 2007 at 7:33 AM
Incredibly awesome and simple to follow tutorial!!!!!!

Thanx a lot for your time and for sharing your knowledge
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#152 Old 17th Oct 2007 at 8:26 PM Last edited by littleminnie1000 : 17th Oct 2007 at 8:34 PM. Reason: I've discovered the answer!
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Hey HystericalParoxysm, thanks so much for this tutorial, its awesome and especially good as I really want to delve into the creating pot with full vigour! But, I've managed to hit a brick wall at great speed; no matter how many times I try, after I've gone through the part in Homecrafter when you write a description etc and confirm that you want to import it into your game, I can never find the finished project in any section nor in my game itself, 'tis quite frustrating you see. Its sort of snubbed my desire to create seeing as I can't even get a wall to work If anyone has any ideas I would be so grateful, I'm certain that I've followed all the points down to every last detail but nothing is working as of yet.

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[EDIT!!] I'm officially the biggest fracking idiot ever, please disregard the above post, I've got it sorted. Again, thanks for the uberly cool tutorial!
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#153 Old 25th Oct 2007 at 7:16 AM
Wow!!! Such great tutorial you've got there, and so easy to follow.
Looking forward to doing more tuts here at MTS2...

Hope I'd be able to upload my works here... someday! >.<

Thanks so much!!!
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#154 Old 8th Nov 2007 at 2:56 AM
This was very easy to follow, thank you!

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#155 Old 10th Nov 2007 at 4:51 AM
Uhm.........
Uhm.... Is homecrafter ONLY for windows a.k.a. pc? 'Cause I have a mac os 9.

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#156 Old 11th Nov 2007 at 12:15 AM
check on the ea site....that's where you find homecrafter... they MUST have a mac compatable version
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#157 Old 16th Nov 2007 at 4:01 AM
This is a great tutorial. Except that I made my template thing but i don't understand how to get it into Homecrafter. I have it downloaded and everything I know you're supposed to create new wall coverings-add (+) i don't have a subfolder Home Crafter Plus in my projects folder. Do I create one or did i install it wrong?

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#158 Old 20th Nov 2007 at 3:11 AM
I just looked through all these posts to make sure this hasn't already been answered and i want to check something. Since walls have to be resized to be used for mac users also. Can't we just start it at that size? Or does it have to be made in the original size and then saved at the different height when it's completed?
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#159 Old 20th Nov 2007 at 4:56 AM
Much thanks HP ^^.
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#160 Old 20th Nov 2007 at 7:33 AM
starwyn - the reason for the sizing issues and the recommendation to do it one size and then scale it down - is scaling. If you design the wallpaper at the shorter size - then it will be 'stretched' when it goes on the walls - it might not matter for some designs, but for others it definitely will look stretched.

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#161 Old 20th Nov 2007 at 8:17 AM
[Quote]You must first resize your walls to 256x512 before saving as a .bmp. Walls at 256x768 (or ANY other sizing except 256x512) will show as grey for Mac users, though they'll work fine for PC users. Please resize before saving so your walls work correctly for everyone.[Quote]

What i mean is can we make the wall at 256x512 or do we have to make it at 256x768 and then resize it? Wouldn't it make the wall look squashed if we resize it to 512 after the wall is made? I'm a bit confused.
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#162 Old 20th Nov 2007 at 9:00 AM
starwyn - The actual aspect ratio of the wall used in game is 256x768 so you should build your walls at that size so your graphics look correct. However, the actual texture size used by the game is 256x512 and if you don't resize to that size before importing, your walls will just look grey for Mac users. The game stretches that 256x512 graphic over the whole wall though - so though you lose a little detail in resizing, your actual textures will show up in the right place and won't look stretched.

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#163 Old 23rd Nov 2007 at 3:21 PM
umm im trying to download paint.NET and you said to download the 49.1 versions because it includes .NET 2.0 but i cant find it under downloads just 3.10 and 3.20 please tell me how to get 49.1 please!

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#164 Old 24th Nov 2007 at 2:23 AM
redautumn - we cannot be responsible for the regular changes over at paint.net. Go find a current version and follow whatever directions are on site to make sure you can run it. You might have to download .NET 2.0 also.

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#165 Old 27th Nov 2007 at 7:57 PM
Very nice tutorial!
I have a quick question - can this tutorial and other endeavors such as recolouring clothing, skinning, and object recolours be done in Adobe Photoshop Elements (the lastest edition)? I'm not familiar enough with that program to know whether it has the required tools. I don't have it yet, but I might be getting it. Thanks!
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#166 Old 28th Nov 2007 at 2:59 AM
bbear - no idea. If photoshop elements supports 'layers' then you ought to be able to do many of the things most of the tutorials go through (with your own learning of the program)

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#167 Old 28th Nov 2007 at 3:30 AM
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How would you make your flooring tile shinny? I would love to have shinny wood flooring.

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#168 Old 28th Nov 2007 at 7:22 AM
That's a special... hacked object - a shiny floor. You lay it over the flooring you have

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#169 Old 28th Nov 2007 at 11:17 PM
Default shiny floors
Where would I find it at ? and what is it called ? I loved these floors when I saw them. I forgot if it was on here or a site. Thank you for you imformation on this.

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#170 Old 11th Dec 2007 at 7:29 PM
It seems as though Homecrafter doesn't load every Maxis wall; why is that?

I'm specifically looking for a particular Maxis brick wall, and it (as well as many other Maxis walls) is not showing up in Homecrafter.

Any ideas?
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#171 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 7:08 AM
when i get up to resizing for the sencond time i can't find how, i use GIMP as the graphics design thing :\

can anyone help?

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#172 Old 15th Jan 2008 at 1:22 AM
milka - Gimp book - online - free -- it's for an older version of gimp, but if that doesn't help, try looking on the web for general gimp tutorials.

http://gimp-savvy.com/BOOK/

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#173 Old 15th Jan 2008 at 6:02 PM
Thank you so much for this tutorial! I've been wanting to make some new walls and this is great.

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#174 Old 19th Jan 2008 at 12:27 PM
ty so much :]

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#175 Old 24th Jan 2008 at 2:47 AM
Paint.net will not let me open 2 at once. I open it then click on the shortcut again and my old window came up. Any way you know how to fix this problem???
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