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jeffcu28
03-10-2010, 04:54 AM
Many helpful tips, tricks, and other tactics drift along this vast ocean of information. Rather than pillage through the bottomless depths of this forum, we've piled all the best tutorials in this here treasure chest for you! We're always open to more loot, so nominate a tutorial if you think it should be added.


General Advice


Into The World of Thoughts and Creativity: A Member's Review/Guide/Advice (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?23410-Into-The-World-of-Thoughts-and-Creativity-A-Member-s-Review-Guide-Advice)

A valuable resource for newcomers and existing members alike, this ultimate guide starts with the history of the game and ends with you making history!


Guide and Tips to Creating on PSP (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?20588-Guide-and-Tips-to-Creating-on-PSP)

An in-depth guide that explores the multiple dimensions of creating a level from inspiration to realization and everything in between.


Tips for Creating (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?29675-Tips-for-Creating)

Learn how to get inspired, take a bold approach to design, and stay motivated from a creator guru.


SeekingTruth86's Paranoid Guide to Avoiding Level/Profile Corruption (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?40331-SeekingTruth86-s-Paranoid-Guide-to-Avoiding-Level-Profile-Corruption)

What could be better than saving your corrupt profile from a backup? Preventing it from happening in the first place of course! Seek the truth to avoiding corruption in this handy guide.


The corrupt profile thread (Back up your data NOW!) (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?19461-The-corrupt-profile-thread-%28Back-up-your-data-NOW%21%29)

You probably have a better chance of getting struck by lightning than completing a level without experiencing any problems. Learn how to recover a corrupt profile and avoid pain later on by taking the time to backup your game data periodically. Backing up is your lightning rod!





The Creation Process


How NOT to create a level (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?20738-How-NOT-to-create-a-level-%28aka-Taffey-s-list-of-community-level-pet-peeves%29)

Don't read this guide [/sarcasm]. It's so much easier entering create mode with absolutely no idea on how to avoid common mistakes.


How to share levels: The Magic Crater Method (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?38050-How-to-share-levels-The-Magic-Crater-Method)

Thought collaborative levels were only for the PS3? Well you thought wrong! If you want to joint create or share levels to beta without publishing online, this guide is for you.


Environment Tutorial (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?25693-Environment-Tutorial)

Learn how to effectively use layers, materials, stickers, and sounds to add stunning visuals and an immersive atmosphere to your level.


Waterfall Tutorial (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?30969-Waterfall-Tutorial)

Nothing chimes mother nature quite like a classic waterfall. Create majestic and serene water features, in more ways than one!


How to: Make an automatic door (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?25552-How-to-Make-an-automatic-door)

Ever wondered how to make those automatic doors you see on the entrance of grocery stores? Well we don't have a tutorial for that, but here's one for create mode.


How to: Corner edit around a scoreboard (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?21310-How-to-Corner-edit-around-a-scoreboard)

Scoreboard looking naked? Dress it up with this detailed guide that will help you frame almost anything!


How to Make Walking Objects and Vehicles (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?22802-How-To-Make-Walking-Objects-And-Vehicles)

Ready for advanced mechanics are we? Follow this comprehensive manual to help you experiment with and build sophisticated mechanisms of your own.


How to make a Basic Boss Battle (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?40309-How-to-make-a-Basic-Boss-Battle)

Having trouble with a boss at work? Well now you can make a replica of your boss on the PSP and then battle it. Sound complicated? This tutorial provides diagrams so you can share the fun with others quicker.


Tips for dealing with an overheated level w/ starter template (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?39599-Tips-for-dealing-with-an-overheated-level-w-starter-template)

Head overheating from thermo problems? Learn how to cool both your head and thermo with these wise suggestions from an experienced creator.





Publishing and Onwards


Level Promotion Tactics for the PSP (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?21630-Level-Promotion-Tactics-for-the-PSP)

From visual presentation and verbal appeal to forum etiquette and virtual venues, this tutorial will help you get the maximum amount of plays for your level.

amazingflyingpoo
03-10-2010, 05:02 AM
This is excellent stuff Jeff! It's a perfect package for any creator looking for some tips. So when are we holding this seminar, and how long can my power-point presentation be?

Taffey
03-10-2010, 07:37 AM
Great stuff jc! Thanks for putting this together. :)



So when are we holding this seminar, and how long can my power-point presentation be?Hmm, a seminar... That actually would be pretty cool. ;)

Arrestor
03-10-2010, 01:49 PM
Oh yeah! I am the teacher here! I will come up with the necessary didactic!

CyberSora
03-11-2010, 02:21 AM
This is excellent stuff Jeff! It's a perfect package for any creator looking for some tips. So when are we holding this seminar, and how long can my power-point presentation be?


Great stuff jc! Thanks for putting this together. :)


Hmm, a seminar... That actually would be pretty cool. ;)


Oh yeah! I am the teacher here! I will come up with the necessary didactic!

WOOT! You know you got a hit when fancy words are included! :p

My word today is perennial, for the hope that this thread doesn't go unnoticed and that it will last for a very long time. :)

fatcat1413
03-11-2010, 03:23 AM
woot a great thread that could help me and other fellow creators world wide!

CyberSora
03-11-2010, 03:26 AM
Or at least those with internet. :p

amazingflyingpoo
03-11-2010, 11:49 AM
WOOT! You know you got a hit when fancy words are included! :p

My word today is perennial, for the hope that this thread doesn't go unnoticed and that it will last for a very long time. :)

Random word of the day FTW!!!

CyberSora
03-11-2010, 11:46 PM
It's not so random! You know what's random, this!

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u30/pdjtp2006_2007/random_330.jpg

This is not the chicken thread! That's why it's random! :p

Alismuffin
04-03-2010, 09:54 AM
i made a few tutorials a while ago under my old PSN: unitedstates12

i dunno if theyd be useful or relevant, but thanks for all the other stuff u posted!

TheNerd
04-03-2010, 11:18 AM
i made a few tutorials a while ago under my old PSN: unitedstates12

i dunno if theyd be useful or relevant, but thanks for all the other stuff u posted!

Wait a minute you're unitedstates12? *gasp* I loved your Sandcastle level.

Alismuffin
04-03-2010, 12:01 PM
yea i am! omg! i spent so long making that wen i was on vacation at a beach. im glad someone liked it:D

jeffcu28
04-18-2010, 06:07 AM
Taffey's automatic door tutorial added.

jeffcu28
04-22-2010, 08:42 AM
Ali's Environment Tutorial added.

CyberSora
04-23-2010, 12:57 AM
Why does Taffey's How NOT to create a level thread description say "Don't read this guide."! That's practically telling the person to avoid it's lectures of awesomeness! :cry:

(Yes I know it's sarcasm, but I forgot about the thread's sarcasm for a second and actually thought it told me to avoid it. I feel if this was a new member reading the description, they might take it seriously! All I'm asking is you at least put a side-note saying "sarcastic" or something.)

jeffcu28
04-23-2010, 01:03 AM
(Yes I know it's sarcasm, but I forgot about the thread's sarcasm for a second and actually thought it told me to avoid it. I feel if this was a new member reading the description, they might take it seriously! All I'm asking is you at least put a side-note saying "sarcastic" or something.)

Is that better CS? :D Thanks for pointing that out. I forgot how much skill is needed to understand sarcasm. :rolleyes:

Sarcastically yours,
jeffcu28

CyberSora
04-23-2010, 02:04 AM
Thanks! I was almost on the urge of calling Dr. Phil to help me with this oh so hard problem. :rolleyes:

jeffcu28
07-02-2010, 06:47 AM
Hey everyone,

I added Poo's Tips for Creating (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?29675-Tips-for-Creating) for some really helpful advice from a wise creator. ;) Thanks for the awesome guide poo!


Talk my ear off please,
jeffcu28

amazingflyingpoo
07-02-2010, 09:40 AM
Thanks for adding that Jeff :-) When I checked out this thread once you added my thread to it, I realized that Jack had a very similar thread. Jack was much more thorough, but hopefully people can still get some help from mine, and I do touch on a few points that he doesn't.

anoken
07-21-2010, 07:12 PM
If you could add my Waterfall Tutorial to this, I think it'd be helpful to other people.

jeffcu28
07-21-2010, 10:19 PM
Hey valmassoi,

That tutorial looks great! However, if you follow the links in the opening post, you'll find that the tutorials themselves are contained on their respective threads, not the Community Moon. Ali also had an awesome Environment Tutorial (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?25693-Environment-Tutorial) level that he needed to post as a thread before being added to the list, so if you want your tutorial posted, please write a detailed and easy to follow step by step guide. Sorry for this extra step, but it's just more convenient for readers to follow. Thanks for understanding!:)


Best,
jeffcu28

Taffey
07-21-2010, 10:27 PM
if you want your tutorial posted, please write a detailed and easy to follow step by step guide@valmassoi

I'd be happy to help out with screen shots as well. I played the tutorial the other day (it really is excellent!) so I already have it on my PSP - just tell me what pictures you need and I'll take care of it for you. ;)

anoken
07-22-2010, 01:44 AM
That tutorial looks great! However, if you follow the links in the opening post, you'll find that the tutorials themselves are contained on their respective threads, not the Community Moon. Ali also had an awesome Environment Tutorial (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?25693-Environment-Tutorial) level that he needed to post as a thread before being added to the list, so if you want your tutorial posted, please write a detailed and easy to follow step by step guide.

Alright I'll start working on that!


I'd be happy to help out with screen shots as well. I played the tutorial the other day (it really is excellent!) so I already have it on my PSP - just tell me what pictures you need and I'll take care of it for you. ;)

I'll take care of the pics, thanks for offering tho

anoken
07-22-2010, 03:27 AM
*sorry double post* (sort of necessary though...) I finished the thread! Took me a while all to type and take/edit photos for it, but there you are! http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?30969-Waterfall-Tutorial

Night Angel
07-22-2010, 05:00 AM
I may end up writing up my first tutorial for this game...I tend to feel more confident on PSP than in PS3 :p

jeffcu28
07-22-2010, 07:04 PM
Hey everyone,

I added valmassoi's awesome Waterfall Tutorial to the list. Great job valmassoi! :D


I may end up writing up my first tutorial for this game...I tend to feel more confident on PSP than in PS3 :p

That's great to hear Night Angel. I can't wait to see what you come up with! :gopher:


On a lookout for more tutorials,
jeffcu28

anoken
07-22-2010, 07:08 PM
i made a few tutorials a while ago under my old PSN: unitedstates12

i dunno if theyd be useful or relevant, but thanks for all the other stuff u posted!

Hey ali, you should create a thread on your "Magic Mirror" glitch/feature. I downloaded that last night and thought that was sweet!

Struanmcd
09-03-2010, 08:29 PM
I reckon that somebody should make a thread on how to replicate TomBurk's Third layer. That would be really useful - unless you are trying to avoid the glitches...

PygmyOwl
09-03-2010, 08:38 PM
I'm sure I heard of way to replicate it, arg... But I can't remember where. :mad:

By the way these tutorials were really useful!

SketchNZ
09-03-2010, 09:05 PM
i think coxy did do the tomburk layer tutorial

anoken
09-07-2010, 01:05 AM
Hey jeffcu, I have a new tutorial thread on preventing people from cheating in levels. It can be found here (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?35095-How-To-Prevent-People-From-Cheating). If you think I should add something just tell me! Thanks :)

Ricky-III
09-07-2010, 04:29 AM
make sure to save room for psp logic pack once we are finished and release it!

Also, what about those great tutorials ace creator made? Shouldn't those be listed as well? Just a thought.

anoken
09-07-2010, 11:21 AM
Also, what about those great tutorials ace creator made? Shouldn't those be listed as well? Just a thought.

This thread is not for levels, it's for threads that are more detailed.

jeffcu28
09-11-2010, 06:12 PM
Hey all,


I reckon that somebody should make a thread on how to replicate TomBurk's Third layer. That would be really useful - unless you are trying to avoid the glitches...


i think coxy did do the tomburk layer tutorial

Coxy did do a fantastically detailed tutorial on the tomburk third layer glitch, but I'm not sure we promote glitches for several reasons. These glitches, while cool, may be fixed in subsequent updates-- like the upside-down scoreboard activation--rendering some levels to not function properly. Even though this glitch was restored, we can't be sure it will be the same for all glitches.

You might be asking, well, the PS3 has a fifty layer glitch that has been welcomed by the community, why can't PSP be the same? The PS3 layer glitch has been acknowledged by Mm and I believe, to the best of my knowledge, that Mm explicitly stated to not remove the glitch. We do not have this acknowledgement from Cambridge. In addition, the PSP level editor is relatively unstable compared to its PS3 counterpart, and applying glitches may further destabilize the editor.

However, if enough people request this tutorial, then I would be happy to add it to the list with a permission from the site administrator and remove it should an update fix this glitch. So if you like this glitch to be listed, let me know! :gopher:



Hey jeffcu, I have a new tutorial thread on preventing people from cheating in levels. It can be found here (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?35095-How-To-Prevent-People-From-Cheating). If you think I should add something just tell me! Thanks

Hey V, while I did enjoy reading it, I don't believe it's a tutorial. A tutorial has a step by step process that helps the creator achieve something, but I feel your post was more of an informative piece (FYI kind of thing) than a guide. Thanks for sharing though, I'm sure it helped others. Let me know if you have any other tutorials to share in the future.



make sure to save room for psp logic pack once we are finished and release it!

There's plenty of room. Don't worry about it. :)


Also, what about those great tutorials ace creator made? Shouldn't those be listed as well? Just a thought.Valmassoi is right. The tutorials listed here are detailed on the thread themselves, and not contained in levels necessarily. Some have started with a PSP level tutorial and then put it on a thread like what ali985 and valmassoi did, and then they were added to the spotlight. Please be sure to make text versions of your PSP logic pack like the PS3 version (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?18649-LBPCentral-Logic-Pack%21#post330956) if you want to be included in the list.

Sorry about these spicifics, but the site administrator made a special request to meet these inclusion criteria. Thanks for understanding!


Digging for treasure,
jeffcu28

jeffcu28
10-17-2010, 04:32 PM
Hey all,

Taffey's How to share levels: The Magic Crater Method (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?38050-How-to-share-levels-The-Magic-Crater-Method) has been added to the list!

Have you seen any other great tutorials? Suggest them here for consideration. :)


Digging for treasure,
jeffcu28

Taffey
10-17-2010, 04:54 PM
Woo hoo, thanks jc! :D

I was hoping to make "the list". ;)

jeffcu28
11-12-2010, 02:11 AM
Hey all,

Xenon's excellent Tips for dealing with an overheated level w/ starter template (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?39599-Tips-for-dealing-with-an-overheated-level-w-starter-template) has been added to the list! Thanks for the awesome resource Xenon!


Taming the thermo,
jeffcu28

The-Questor
11-12-2010, 04:11 AM
I am going to make a tutorial thread after the Boss Battle, but right now I'm focusing solely on my Boss Battle.

Struanmcd
11-23-2010, 01:50 PM
http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?40072-boss-tutorial&p=687870#post687870

A basic boss tutorial:
Included diagrams :D

jeffcu28
11-24-2010, 03:36 PM
Hey all,

I've added Struanmcd's How to make a Basic Boss Battle (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?40309-How-to-make-a-Basic-Boss-Battle) and SeekingTruth's SeekingTruth86's Paranoid Guide to Avoiding Level/Profile Corruption (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?40331-SeekingTruth86-s-Paranoid-Guide-to-Avoiding-Level-Profile-Corruption) to the spotlight. Please read these very informative and helpful guides. Thanks!


Hungry for turkey,
jeffcu28

The-Questor
11-26-2010, 07:58 PM
Mmm....Turkey!

There is only one thing better than turkey,

A guide that showcases all the tutorials going on at LBPCentral.....Too bad we don't have one of those. *Sigh*:p