Sunday, 31 May 2015

Part 6 of 36: Route 204, 205 and Floaroma Town

Update number 5.

In this update a substantial amount of Sinnoh gets built. Five areas get built including three route areas, one town and a cave.
Oh, and I've added creeper heads where you would fine Pokeball items in the DS game so have fun finding those. Only above ground items are available. Hidden items are not yet available. 

Route 204 links Jubilife City to Floaroma Town through the Ravaged Path. The northern end of the route where it joins onto Floaroma Town is 8 blocks above sea level with the southern end exactly at sea level.

In order to traverse this route you must traverse the Ravaged Path. It's a cave that in the DS game, prevents you from reaching Floaroma Town before you are able to receive the badge to use Rock Smash outside of battle. This badge is received from Oreburgh City.

This is a moderately sized cave under Route 205 and Floaroma Town. In the DS game you must go through this cave to reach Floaroma Town. To build the cave I had to move the top layer of Route 205. This made it much easier to get access into the cave and get building.

To progress into the deeper parts of the cave on the DS game you must be able to use surf. There is an underwater lake that blocks progress.

After detailing the cave and adding the torches and the rocks the cave gets sealed. 

Not sealed closed like the Team Magma Hideout. Just a ceiling. 

Inside the cave there is dim lighting provided by the torches. Oh well, keeps the bats out. 
There was an issue just after sealing the cave. Because it is completely made of dirt and there is grass just a little bit too nearby grass started growing and growing. Some of the walls are made of coarse dirt to curb the growth of grass. I haven't gone back in the cave once I did that so if there's no grass then success. If there is grass then I've got a busy day ahead of me.

Anyway, Route 204. It's moderetelty complicated as there are lakes, grass, fences and flowers.

As usual the big bits go in first. Tree borders, empty lakes and stairs. 

The smaller bits go in next. Paths, fences, and water. 

The small details go in next. Flowers, signs and various other details.

And finally the trees get planted and gown. 

Route 204 finished.

The view heading northbound from Jubilife City.

The entrance of the Ravaged Path.  

The rocks that you must break, even in this Minecraft world, to progress. (unless you cheat and jump up the hill. 

The exit of  Ravaged Path.

Looking south towards Jubilife City. 

The northern end of Route 204. 

Well, the southern part of Floaroma Town. Floaroma meadow to the north will be built after the Fuego Ironworks where there will be a space to fit it in.

Flowers are everywhere. To put them in quickly I put a single column of flowers and then cloned them beside each other up to 16 times to create a large area of flowers. 

The 'Pick a Peck of Flowers Flower Shop' *inhale*. What a mouth full.  This building is a cyan and purple coloured building with a detailed interior. When I say detailed I mean there area a few flower pots on oak wood tree trunks.

And there it is. Floaroma town complete minus the trees and the meadow. 

Route 205 is an enormous route. It is so big it is in two sections.

There is a river that goes to the Fuego Ironworks that runs down the southern skew of the centre of the route.

This route is already 8 blocks above sea level and goes up to 16 blocks above sea level. It's just on the foothills of Mt Coronet. The spine of Sinnoh. 

There were different textures for the tops of rocks. There was a darker shade of dirt in the DS game so here, there is brown clay as a substitute. The other areas are covered with coarse dirt.

All the rocks.  And that's it for the southern area of Route 205.

Now this area is a bypass for Eterna Forest. I'm not sure if this could ruin alignment for route 206 and 207 for Oreburge City but we'll see. And we'll work something out. 

This is a narrow path with a few hidden areas that aren;t actually hidden but you get the point. 

Further extensions to the north almost complete the bypass.
You may notice to the mid left of the screenshot below there is a blockage. These are the trees that you need to knock down to use the bypass. But before you use the bypass visit Eterna forest first once it's built. But if Eterna doesn't exist then how could there be a bypass. Don't worry, It'll become a bypass before you know it.

The northern part which connects Eterna Forest to Eterna City. It is less than half the size of the southern area and therefore took less than half the time to complete.

Again, the usual procedure...


See those trees. They're fence posts with leaves on them. You're supposed to knock them down to proceed. 

Progress so far.

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And sample the progress so far by downloading the world here:

If you have any tips for improvement please don't hesitate to share. It would be greatly appreciated. Next: Part 7 features Fuego Ironworks, Valley Windworks and Eterna City.
After That: Part 8 features Eterna Forest, Wayward Cave and Route 206.
And After That: Part 9 features Route 203, 207 and Oreburge City
17% Complete.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Part 5 of 36: Route 218 and Canalave City

Update number 5.

In this update Route 218 and Canalave City get built. These are some of the most far reaching western areas of Sinnoh.

Route 218 is quite a simple route with unusually straight lines of rocks and coastlines. Because of this it was easy to make and took just 2 hours.

The clone tool of MCEdit made easy work of the rock borders. 

The clone tool also made building the gates easy. It was easy because I didn't have to build it. 

Route 218 finished (minus the dirt rocks to the north. Forgot about those.) 

Canalave City is the western most city in Sinnoh. It has a population of around 40 people and a canal runs into the city hence the name 'Canal'ave.

Starting with the basics. Double concrete slabs were the material of choice for the pavement. 

Followed by stone bricks for the paths. 

Again, these buildings were easy to build because they were cloned. Except the houses which were cloned and then changed to look how they do in the DS game. 

Canalave Library is an old looking building with three levels. It is a little bit larger in this Minecraft world than in the DS game just so there is more interior space.

The building's exterior edges are made of coloured clay. The floors are made of Jungle wood slabs.

The fill in is a mix of mossy stone bricks to give a green tinge like in the game and Birch wood because it matches with the stone bricks. 

The interior.
First floor. 

Second floor. 

And finally, the third floor. 

The first gym to be built in this Sinnoh Region.

This is a deep 80x50x40 hole underneath Canalave City. 

Why is it so deep? This gym has 4 floors with high ceilings on each of the floors. This is going to be a difficult room to light.

Though from the outside it doesn't look so big. 

The first floor area. Bats are spawning as the ceiling lights aren't powerful enough to light the room. Glowstone rings run around the walls to provide extra illumination. 

The first issue was getting you from the building up top to the starting area down at the bottom. Where to put the staircase?

Solution? Integrated it into the wall. 

First floor. Instead of platforms you see in the game you will see ladders that lead to the next floor. The red sand barriers can be easily jumped over but you know you don't want to. 

The second floor. These floors match up perfectly which is surprising given how rooms in Pokemon games usually work. 

Third floor.

And finally the fourth floor. The floor where the gym leader isn't. 

Lit without the aid of a night vision potion. Bat's still spawn though. 

To curb the bat spawning the floor edges were littered with torches. 

Canalave City.

The bridge. 

Canalave Library. 

Progress so far.

Stay tuned and subscribe.
PS: Check this project out on Planet Minecraft.

And sample the progress so far by downloading the world here:

If you have any tips for improvement please don't hesitate to share. It would be greatly appreciated. Next: Part 6 features Route 204, Floaroma Town, Route 205.
After That: Part 7 features Fuego Ironworks, Valley Windworks and Eterna City.
And After That: Part 8 features Eterna Forest, Wayward Cave and Route 206.
14% Complete.