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I'm writing a new flaME manual soon, and I need help!

Post by BlueMaxima » 18 Oct 2010, 11:14

The old guide:

download/file.php?id=6186

The new guide:

Will be much better than that outdated junk, and I plan to write it and release it DEFINITELY before the end of the year, but I have a very busy November ahead. So for the next two weeks, I will be watching this thread VERY closely.

What do I want?

Ideas!

Improvements, new sections, new images, anything that I could use to improve in the rewriting of the old flaME guide!

So, drop them below, I'll reply to every. single. one. I'll compile ideas through the next two weeks until November, use any free time I have in November to cobble together a rough manual outline, and write the whole thing in December. That's the plan.
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Post by macuser » 18 Oct 2010, 14:19

Thnx for your work, nice to see you back :) long time no see

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macuser wrote:Thnx for your work, nice to see you back :) long time no see

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Post by macuser » 19 Oct 2010, 14:28

well like.... maybe a screenshot walkthrough of you making a basic map ;) for those who've never used it b4
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macuser wrote:well like.... maybe a screenshot walkthrough of you making a basic map ;) for those who've never used it b4
So kind of like a quickstart guide?
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Post by macuser » 19 Oct 2010, 14:51

no, but thats another good idea ;) and maybe also a key combinations cheat sheet
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Post by urgood2 » 20 Oct 2010, 13:07

BlueMaxima wrote:
macuser wrote:well like.... maybe a screenshot walkthrough of you making a basic map ;) for those who've never used it b4
So kind of like a quickstart guide?
macuser wrote:no, but thats another good idea ;) and maybe also a key combinations cheat sheet
Yes, a quick-to-access cheat sheet would be really helpful. Maybe it should be organized like a table? Like the Netbeans keyboard shortcuts card.
And Flame really does need a quick-start guide, in my opinion. Having one would make life easier for newcomers. Showing the basics of mapmaking like choosing a tileset, adding cliffs and roads, and compiling a map to make it playable, etcetra.. would be good.
BlueMaxima wrote:What do I want?

Ideas!

Improvements, new sections, new images, anything that I could use to improve in the rewriting of the old flaME guide!
Here are a few screenshots I took when I was writing a Korean manual for my cousin(I had to seperate the images into several files, because the total size was too big) :)
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Post by BlueMaxima » 21 Oct 2010, 09:44

urgood2 wrote:
BlueMaxima wrote:So kind of like a quickstart guide?
macuser wrote:no, but thats another good idea ;) and maybe also a key combinations cheat sheet
Yes, a quick-to-access cheat sheet would be really helpful. Maybe it should be organized like a table? Like the Netbeans keyboard shortcuts card.
And Flame really does need a quick-start guide, in my opinion. Having one would make life easier for newcomers. Showing the basics of mapmaking like choosing a tileset, adding cliffs and roads, and compiling a map to make it playable, etcetra.. would be good.
BlueMaxima wrote:What do I want?

Ideas!

Improvements, new sections, new images, anything that I could use to improve in the rewriting of the old flaME guide!
Here are a few screenshots I took when I was writing a Korean manual for my cousin(I had to seperate the images into several files, because the total size was too big) :)
Point taken, consider the cheatsheet in the rewrite; and those images look god, I assume I'm free to use them in the manual? (Of course I'll credit you if needbe)
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Post by urgood2 » 21 Oct 2010, 10:13

No need for credit, and yes you can use them freely. :)

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Post by BlueMaxima » 22 Oct 2010, 01:25

urgood2 wrote:No need for credit, and yes you can use them freely. :)
Great, saves me a lot of work retaking screenshots. Thanks bud :D
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