Instructions for creating RWFF content

Creating and sharing new content for Real World Fly Fishing

Moderators: Scottish Warrior, Yellowstone7, richwest

Instructions for creating RWFF content

Postby paul » Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:44 pm

Hey, folks! This thread is here to make it easier for those with tutorials on creating content to reach those interested in learning to make outings, fish, etc. If you've got tips to share please post them here. Thanks!

Paul
User avatar
paul
Site Admin
 
Posts: 936
Joined: Thu Nov 17, 2005 4:28 pm
Location: La Crosse, WI USA

Re: Instructions for creating RWFF content

Postby Yellowstone7 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:51 am

Dear RWFF Members:

I wish to thank Paul for creating this Sticky for us. Here you will find the instructions needed to created your own outings. I have made a series of four videos for you. If you were to follow the instructions I talked about in these videos, you should be on your way to building your very first custom outing. Outing building is fun and interesting. With a little experience you should be able to share with us the experiences from your own fishing world.

I might also mention that some people have had a lot of trouble using the new MS Paint in Windows7 to draw the needed mapcur and mapdepth bitmaps. One alternative I would recommend is the old XP MSPaint from the XP days. This legacy software is reliable and easy to use. I have been using this in my Windows7 64 bit system for a long time without any problems. You can go to this thread and download the XP Paint for your Windows7 system.

http://sagorpirbd.deviantart.com/art/Wi ... -122788536

A word of warning though. Please back up everything before you install this into your system. It is very unlikely that you will run into problems but you never know. You will install this at your own risk!!


After some searching and talking to Paul, the GIMP will also work for drawing these bitmaps. The GIMP is an excellent software but it is a little bit more Geeky than the old XP Paint and lacks the convenient line tool. You can try this one if you feel uncomfortable messing around with your Windows 32 dll files.

OUTING BUILDING TUTORIAL PART ONE:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knwRP1XQGHY

OUTING BUILDING TUTORIAL PART TWO:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EzgsY1eSNI

OUTING BUILDING TUTORIAL PART THREE:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dft0VMu-tE


OUTING BUILDING TUTORIAL PART FOUR:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzfzcWXkG38

I apologize for the videos not being perfect but this is my first attempt in making a video tutorial in real time without a script. It is hard to think, work with the files and talk at the same time! When I find some free time in the future I might go back and redo some of the segments. :P

Have fun making your own custom outing and I hope you will upload them to share with us on the RWFF Forum.

Regards,

Stanley
Stanley (Yellowstone7)

Image
User avatar
Yellowstone7
 
Posts: 3084
Joined: Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:07 am
Location: Hong Kong (formerly Idaho & Montana)

Re: Instructions for creating RWFF content

Postby Barns » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:09 pm

Hi all

Here it finally is THE HOW TO CREATE OUTINGS.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/105832550/HOW% ... 20STEP.pdf

And also the outing i made to go with it.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/105832550/Joe% ... outing.zip

Hope these links work as not used dropbox much.

Regards


Barns
User avatar
Barns
 
Posts: 969
Joined: Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:06 am
Location: SCOTLAND

Re: Instructions for creating RWFF content

Postby Yellowstone7 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:02 am

Hi Everyone:

Sometime ago I uploaded a 4 part tutorial on how to build custom outings for RWFF. Barns has contributed a great written tutorial in PDF format. I hope these two have helped you in building your own RWFF custom outing.

Martin, one of our premier and most prolific outing makers, has sent me a 3 scene, unencrypted outing for you to use as reference as well. You can open Martin's unencrypted outings and see every file in it prior to encryption. Working with the def files is a very important final step in giving your outing fishability and character so take you time doing that. Here I will also reiterate the point that different outing makers have their way of doing things and building outings. So choose the one that is more suited for your style. I hope you will find this useful as well.

You can click on this link to download Martin's unencrypted outing.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/7346429/Sw%20R ... ngland.zip

Thanks Barns and Martin for contributing to our wonderful game. I hope you will create many wonderful outings from locations from around the world and will share your many of your memorable fishing experiences with us on the RWFf Forum.

Regards,

Stanley
Stanley (Yellowstone7)

Image
User avatar
Yellowstone7
 
Posts: 3084
Joined: Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:07 am
Location: Hong Kong (formerly Idaho & Montana)


Return to RWFF Development

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron