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brimostudios
07-24-2010, 11:26 AM
Hey all of You Budding Creators out there!!

This week I had an absolutely BRILLIANT Idea!!! :idea:

Why don't we, the LBPCentral Community, write the unofficial manual of LBP PSP that never came with the game?

This manual would contain your very basic things such as corner editing to your really complex forms of logic.
It would contain picture tutorials and video ones, and would all be hosted in a dedicated section of the LBPCentral forums.

The reason I had this idea was because I thought that it would be great for all of those new creators out there to have a guide in which to look up anything, and learn anything they need. Plus if we could promote this Manual all over the interweb and Community Moon, we might start to see a vast improvement in levels, and who knows, we'll all probably have a blast doing this as a Community.

Please reply and give your vote on the poll to let me know how you feel about this. Thanks a heap!!! :D

CyberSora
07-24-2010, 11:34 AM
I voted "Sounds great, but I'd like to think about it!"

It really does sound great, but I think that's why we have the PSP Tutorial Spotlight.

brimostudios
07-24-2010, 11:36 AM
I voted "Sounds great, but I'd like to think about it!"

It really does sound great, but I think that's why we have the PSP Tutorial Spotlight.

Hey thanks for your honesty!!!

BTW What's the Tutorial Spotlight? I probably sound like a noob asking that :D

EDIT: Wait I know what the Tutorial Spotlight is!! DAH!!! LOL Silly me!!! :P

unXpectiD
07-24-2010, 11:38 AM
Well dont the in game tutorials cover that stuff?
But still improving levell qualitiy is always good...
If you go for it then let me know Im happy to help

brimostudios
07-24-2010, 11:52 AM
Well dont the in game tutorials cover that stuff?
But still improving levell qualitiy is always good...
If you go for it then let me know Im happy to help

Yeah they do, but what I'm aiming for is to include things such as "How to Create Your First Level" and stuff like that.

unXpectiD
07-24-2010, 12:00 PM
Great
thats fine
just spinning out the answer
mods dont like one word answers
this could go on for some time...

Alismuffin
07-24-2010, 12:06 PM
I like it!
It'll be a creator's guide to creating great levels.
Maybe we could put it all together as a .zip so as ppl just download the one file and it contains all the tutorials

unXpectiD
07-24-2010, 12:10 PM
Definatly
I wont be cluttered if we do that
and none of the whole lets go through 30 pages of forum to find a quote
still spinning out my answers
cause mods dont like one word answers...

Alismuffin
07-24-2010, 12:37 PM
infact we could make it an ebook.
get someone w/ skillz to make us a front cover, and make all the pages be images.

brimostudios
07-25-2010, 01:50 AM
Great
thats fine
just spinning out the answer
mods dont like one word answers
this could go on for some time...

I'm sorry unXpectid, I don't get what you mean 'bout mods not liking one word answers. What do you mean??


I like it!
It'll be a creator's guide to creating great levels.
Maybe we could put it all together as a .zip so as ppl just download the one file and it contains all the tutorials

infact we could make it an ebook.
get someone w/ skillz to make us a front cover, and make all the pages be images.

That's exactly what I was thinking!! Make it an ebook, and with so many ebook readers out there on the market, people'll be able to view it wherever and whenever they want!

We should also include stuff in there like "How to Create Extreme RPG Levels", and "How to Create Awesome Platformers", and stuff like that.

Hey why don't you, ali985, create a tutorial for making awesome fonts!?! That would be a must have in the ebook!!

Anyway I should probably continue working with my level. I've decided not to enter the "Race for a Case Comp", as it might distract me too much from school. :(

LET'S WRITE!!

RJA00000
07-25-2010, 02:23 AM
I think that this would be a very good idea, and even though there are in-game tutorials, there are a lot of things that they did not cover about each particular thing. So I think something such as this would still contain a good amount of usefulness to newer users. You would of course need to invest a good amount of time and effort into this in order to make it good and well received, so I do hope you're up for it! :)

Alismuffin
07-25-2010, 02:46 AM
We'll need a table of contents too:D
ill be happy to whip up some tutorials. in fact i wrote a tutorial on creating environments a while back. check it out in the tutorial spotlight!

brimostudios
07-25-2010, 03:04 AM
We'll need a table of contents too:D
ill be happy to whip up some tutorials. in fact i wrote a tutorial on creating environments a while back. check it out in the tutorial spotlight!

Awesome!!
Yeah I did your tutorial a while back, and I still use techniques out of it.
I'm just looking forward to releasing my new level! As you can probably tell by my last one which I released back in March my building has improved drastically!

Hey we should try and get Taffey to create a tutorial on his space ships!

Alismuffin
07-25-2010, 04:17 AM
I could make a character creation tutorial and a how to make things as small as u want. We need a glitch guide section too
in fact we should split it into different sections
-Intro/warnings/heads up/creator tips
-Visuals: Characters, Environment etc
-Mechanics: Vehicles, Contraptions etc
-Gameplay: Tips on increasing epicness
-Logic: beginner to advanced logic gates
-Sound: Music, Effects etc
-Marketing: Where to advertise, Titles etc
-List of resource levels: fonts, starter kit etc
-Glitch Guide
-Credits

ConverseFox
07-25-2010, 06:31 AM
Would this ebook be a .PDF file? Or a lbp level?

Alismuffin
07-25-2010, 06:50 AM
not a level! .PDF and/or .ZIP or whatever format ebooks r in

brimostudios
07-25-2010, 07:35 AM
Yeah ali's right. We definitely want it in .PDF, but I'm sure that some of the tutorials will have accompanying levels with them.

Alismuffin
07-25-2010, 08:07 AM
How would this format be?



Environment Tutorial

Author: Ali985
Difficulty: Moderate
Accompanying Level: Environment Tutorial - Alismuffin

blah blah blah blah blah
[picture] blah blah blah

The Forgotten
07-25-2010, 10:17 AM
I'd be happy to help... I'm at the brink of abandoning lbp at the moment and need something to pull me in again... I'm not the best with computer's and things, but I'm a reasonable graphics designer...We should make a group to make this easier to organise...

unXpectiD
07-25-2010, 12:17 PM
@all of you: Thats all fine with me
now we just need to figure out what to write.
@ brimostudios: I am refering to that fact that one word posts on forms are often classed as spam and are remived by site moderators (mods)

ConverseFox
07-25-2010, 06:56 PM
Sweet! So it will be a .PDF! Luckily my iPod touch has iBooks, which handels .PDFs. :D

Q1q1111q1wer™
07-26-2010, 11:21 AM
Yeah! I would love to Help!!

brimostudios
07-28-2010, 06:33 AM
Hey everyone thanks for all of your positive replies!!!

I unfortunately won't be on the computer until the weekend, but then I should be able to start writing for this project!

brimostudios
08-01-2010, 04:59 AM
I could make a character creation tutorial and a how to make things as small as u want. We need a glitch guide section too
in fact we should split it into different sections
-Intro/warnings/heads up/creator tips
-Visuals: Characters, Environment etc
-Mechanics: Vehicles, Contraptions etc
-Gameplay: Tips on increasing epicness
-Logic: beginner to advanced logic gates
-Sound: Music, Effects etc
-Marketing: Where to advertise, Titles etc
-List of resource levels: fonts, starter kit etc
-Glitch Guide
-Credits

Hey I love this table of contents!! Who should write the intro?? And should we start on the intro or other stuff first??

Let's get it started in here!!

brimostudios
08-07-2010, 12:22 AM
Ok this week I'll be sending out PM's to people asking them to create certain tutorials. If you receive a PM asking to create something, and you don't want too, please tell me ASAP so I can ask somebody else to write it.

Thank You!!

Oh BTW I've started to write the intro for this aswell.