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>LV Level Generator, Moddable N Level Generator
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Posted: July 08, 2007 12:50 pm
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LittleViking's N Level Generator
Version 1.0 - July 08, 2007
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The LV Level Generator creates an N level based on random numbers, math, functions and internal logic. The user never has to see these functions to use the program. For most people, this program will be as easy as clicking "Generate" and playing the level that comes out.

The program's creation was motivated by a general desire to put the ideas behind N levels and good map theory to use, and also the lack of a good, existing N level generator and the apparently huge barrier of entry in making one. i.e. "If you don't know Visual Basic, own an expensive development environment, and have a computer Science degree, you can't make a program like this." This program was coded in a week (fervently), using nothing but a plain text editor and a web browser, by basically just dividing the task down to an object-by-object basis. Once the backbone of the program was working, it was just a matter of adding objects over and over until the whole game was covered. (For anyone who has ever coded chess, it was a very similar experience.)

I mentioned earlier that there was an apparent barrier of entry that was stopping people who might have wanted to code an N fan program like this. One of the original visions for this program was to have a final product that was easy modify and add to by people in the community. This vision has held up through the project, and I can confidently say that anyone who wants to modify the program and knows their way around logic a bit, can do so. As an example, I didn't bother to add surface-follow drones. I just didn't feel like coding another object that would have to check and iterate until it found a wall to cling to. I got enough of that from the floor guards. However, if you want them in there, you could find the code I used on the floor guards and build a new function based on it which outputs a drone instead.

The below is quoted from the N_Main.js file.


The one, single reason I chose to write this in Javascript, rather than PHP or a compiled language, is that anyone can open up JS code in notepad, write a function, and run it in a web browser. I'm not trying to say I picked JS so I could write it more easily. What I'm saying is that I chose Javascript so -you- could write more easily. No matter how well I think I know N levels, there's no way I could ever please everybody by myself. So I've tried to make this generator as easy to mod as possible. Basically, you can code a function (read: copy/paste, then edit a function), tell the program it's there, and begin using it right away. I imagine tile code files specifically aimed at making jumper puzzles, object sets aimed at doing survival maps, so on and so on. I have included 23 functions (some tile, some object) that work for all-around action maps, with kind of an avant garde feel. In any case, they should be a good starting point if you choose to add to the generator library. Even if you don't, enjoy the outputs, and thank you for reading.
                            -LittleViking


And with that, I leave it to you. Enjoy the program, let me know what you think of it. And please, if you don't like it... Consider changing it.


If you want to preview the program (or just use it exclusively online) you can see it on The Real N:
http://therealn.com/nlevel/

For a few examples of what it can do, see my latest submissions to Numa. (Note that the first map came before mines and gold were coded in.)
Prestidigitation
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Posted: July 08, 2007 01:01 pm
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You've rendered me completely obsolete. This thing makes better maps than I do.


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Posted: July 08, 2007 01:05 pm
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Awesome program, LV! It's already generated a few good maps already. Here's one I really liked: Lightwash.


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Posted: July 08, 2007 01:10 pm
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Wow, this generates some crazy maps. Really nicely done.


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Posted: July 08, 2007 01:19 pm
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Perhaps this generator needs to be able to make a watermark of some kind, otherwise it would be too easy to sumbit these maps on NUMA as your own. I'm no mapmaker, but I could be if I stole maps from this generator.


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Posted: July 08, 2007 02:25 pm
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It makes crazily cool maps, and they are reminiscent of cahu's maps.
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Posted: July 08, 2007 02:26 pm
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LV, you are amazing.


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Posted: July 08, 2007 03:24 pm
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Wow. blink.gif They'll suddenly be an in flood of autogenerated, though.


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QUOTE (ZZ9 @ July 08, 2007 10:24 am)
Wow. blink.gif They'll suddenly be an in flood of autogenerated, though.

Shut up! I called it first!

<rushes off to NUMA to become an overnight map-maker>


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Posted: July 08, 2007 04:26 pm
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Wow! This is amazing!

I've added it to my favourites in case I ever want a random N challenge.

Thanks for making this.


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Posted: July 08, 2007 06:30 pm
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I can't believe someone actually made this. LV, you are my new hero.


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Posted: July 08, 2007 07:43 pm
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Wow, this thing is crazy awesome. Some levels could be pretty random, but this is still an incredible feat. It'd be nice with an aesthetics plug-in tongue.gif


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Posted: July 08, 2007 07:50 pm
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Sorry, computers have no sense of taste. tongue.gif


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<Atilla> Ja, zis is Telstra customer service. Mein name is Hans. How may I azzist you?
<Atilla> *tinny music*
<Atilla> Your custom is important to us. Though not so important that we will actually employ competent staff, or even a sufficient number of incompetent staff. Please hold.
<blue_tetris> Your telephone reps are German?
<blue_tetris> Ours are all Indian.
<Atilla> No, I just picked a nationality at random.
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When Robotology is released, all references to N will immediately be deleted, any further discussion of N will be deemed doubleplus ungood, and Mare and Raigan will release a statement saying that we have always been at war with Eurasia.
Minitrue has deemed this post doubleplus goodthink. It is required reading for all Party and Prole.
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Come on, b_t. Stop wasting forum resources with your multiple accounts. Atilla has only one account, and they use any pronoun they wish. Even plurals. ~ Atilla, April 15, 2007 05:58 am
You die, and the drones throw a party! All the mines shout happy noises and explode, Floorguards bounce, Zap drones do loops, (I like that the most ^_^) Chaingun and laser drones spin around firing!
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QUOTE (ZZ9 @ July 08, 2007 02:50 pm)
Sorry, computers have no sense of taste. tongue.gif

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Posted: July 08, 2007 08:05 pm
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You think that is bad Xubie, look at this.

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sniperwhere: Ex�berance's was worse =P

That thing is amazing. It's a better mapper than I am.

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At least his could be beatable.


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metanet/xD.gif again

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Well this sucks.

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Posted: July 08, 2007 09:08 pm
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Whoah...
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Posted: July 08, 2007 11:42 pm
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Edit: Are we allowed to post maps on NUMA using this? I just did.

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Posted: July 09, 2007 12:12 am
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QUOTE (k2y9d4o1 @ July 08, 2007 04:42 pm)
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Edit: Are we allowed to post maps on NUMA using this? I just did.

Doesn't matter to me. If you get a fun map and want to show it off, go ahead. Or, more likely,you get a map with a good concept and edit it until it's great. Either way, mark it as autogenerated. I don't mind if people use the program's maps, but I do mind if you claim it as your own original work. Edit: You should probably also disable the ratings. There's no reason you should get a rating based off of one of these maps, unless you really change it significantly.

Edit: The generator is updated now so users can't type in the data box. Lots of people were having problems (in Firefox) where the data wouldn't output if there was already text in the box.


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this one was amazing in my opinion

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edit: hah! it also did this with i think looks pretty kool



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QUOTE (LittleViking001 @ July 09, 2007 08:12 am)
Either way, mark it as autogenerated. I don't mind if people use the program's maps, but I do mind if you claim it as your own original work.

I marked it auto-generated and credited you. I even disabled the ratings. smile.gif
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QUOTE (k2y9d4o1 @ July 08, 2007 09:14 pm)
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Posted: July 09, 2007 03:37 am
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You've rendered Tanner completely obsolete. That thing makes better maps than he does.

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Many times it just spits out crap maps, but one and a while you'll get a really good level that just requires a bit of re-working to make a great map.


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I just got one that had drones coming out of the floor.


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