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    The Mario Creator (BETA)

    Post by John on 12/14/2009, 6:36 pm

    Download link at bottom.

    After so very long I finally see my dream becoming a reality!
    But before I go on about that, what IS the Mario Creator? Ad time!

    ~Mario Creator~

    Have you ever wanted to create and ENTIRE Mario game from scratch? Your own title screen, your own worlds, and your own levels? Thanks to the Mario Creator, that soon will become a reality!

    The Mario Creator is a program that allows a user to EASILY create their own worlds and levels. The program will automatically link everything together. All the user has to do is select the items from an extremely well organized inventory and place them. The program does the rest!

    Now, this program is NOT complete. But it's definitely seeing light!

    Let's split this up!

    Overworld Creator:

    The overworlds are the worlds Mario explores. They link to the levels that Mario plays through. This part of the creator is 99% complete. The only thing left to add it a publish button. That won't exist until the level and title creators are complete. That's not too far from now!

    The overworld creator is fully functional and it has in-game help!

    Here are a few screenshots. Simply eye-candy.

    A fully created, simple, overworld.


    The same overworld whilst being created.


    The Overworld Creator Inventory


    As you can see, this is no joke.

    Here's a youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y6Y9nyMyM0

    Level Creator:

    Here's where the project currently stands. On the Level Creator. You can place all of the items, select backgrounds, resize the room, etc. But sadly, you cannot test your levels... YET!

    I am currently working on the Level Reader. However, there are a few things I wish to add to the creator before I finish the reader.

    Here's some eye-candy.

    The Level Creator with nothing in it.


    Selecting an item in the inventory.


    Selecting another item in the inventory/


    A simple level created.


    Another simple level.


    Yet another simple level.


    Youtube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-r6hPJVNaCw

    Yes, so far you can do all of that with what's downloadable. :]
    I want to give you guys as much to play with as possible.

    Well, that's everything that you may find interesting. The rest is just a little story as to how all of this came to be. :]

    If you have any question, ask them here or PM me and I'll be sure to answer. :]


    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Now, I am a HUGE Mario fan, and ever since I got into game creating, I wanted to make a Mario clone. Sure, it seems like something one shouldn't do, but I always dreamt of creating my own Mario game.

    I didn't want to create just levels. No, I wanted the whole deal. Title screen, Overworld creator, Level creator, icon, etc.

    I've looked everywhere and I've never found one. Then it occurred to me! I'm not the only person looking for something like this. So what if I made one!?

    That's where it all began. I decided to make an Overworld Creator. It was a bit difficult and it was badly programmed. It works perfectly, but the coding is messy. After that huge ordeal, I lost inspiration. I TRIED to make a Level Creator, but my skills were weak and it became too tedious with my lack of knowledge on GML.

    So I went over nine months without adding ANYTHING...

    Then, I got inspired again thanks to a few members on a certain useless forum.
    I erased EVERYTHING that made the old level creator. I started from scratch.

    I've been working tirelessly on this new version. Almost EVERY DAY I dedicate HOURS to it. So expect plenty of updates!

    (Don't expect THAT many, I have a life too. Razz)

    I'm working very hard to make my dream come true, and hopefully, the dreams of many!

    Enjoy what's out right now, I promise much more!



    (DOWNLOAD!)
    Download Mario Creator.zip

    IF YOU FIND ANY BUGS, PLEASE REPORT THEM TO ME! I WILL INCLUDE YOU IN THE CREDITS IF YOU SO DESIRE!


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    Re: The Mario Creator (BETA)

    Post by Tirade on 12/17/2009, 4:30 pm

    Cool, by the pics you have up it looks really good! I'll download and play with it when i get the time.

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    Re: The Mario Creator (BETA)

    Post by John on 12/17/2009, 4:49 pm

    Well thanks! Very Happy


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    Re: The Mario Creator (BETA)

    Post by Whitepath on 12/19/2009, 3:21 pm

    Its put together very nicely. I'm looking forword to the final release.

    A few things:
    In the overworld creator, it doesnt check if your actually moving on your path. It'll just go to the next "Point." It'd be nice to follow both the points and the path.

    And I suggest that you leave the level creator as it is in terms of customization. Dont disallow any placements, like most level editors do. Because the more open it is, the more creative people can get. Although some people will make some pretty ugly levels with some of the sprites (Like the shadows and whatnot).

    Keep it up. Looks great

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    Re: The Mario Creator (BETA)

    Post by John on 12/19/2009, 6:34 pm

    @Whitepath, Yea, I wasn't going to make the program very strict. I want people to get as creative as they want. :]

    Thanks for your interest and thanks for the compliment! Very Happy


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    Re: The Mario Creator (BETA)

    Post by Whitepath on 12/20/2009, 11:01 pm

    Keep us updated

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    Re: The Mario Creator (BETA)

    Post by John on 12/20/2009, 11:24 pm

    Well, where I live we're under winter break.

    So, I am spending a lot of time with my girlfriend. Sorry, she comes first though. I'll be on this on the days that I don't see her though. However, if I'm offered to see her every day, believe me, I'll take EVERY DAY. Razz


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    Re: The Mario Creator (BETA)

    Post by Whitepath on 12/21/2009, 10:53 pm

    Yea man. More power to you. You hang out with you Girl Friend. I've got no problems with that =P. Just make sure you get something done within the year huh? XD

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    Re: The Mario Creator (BETA)

    Post by ProgrammingLinguist on 1/6/2010, 7:06 pm

    this is probably where all the mods came from. like the FRUSTRATION world. fun

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    Re: The Mario Creator (BETA)

    Post by John on 1/8/2010, 5:18 pm

    Em... This is still JUST being created.

    Anyways, NEWS!

    The Mario Creator has been put on pause! Only for a short while. I'm currently working on the site for it. (And I've got a load of programming homework for school.) So please be patient with me! :]


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