View Full Version : Water Pillar Tutorial (It works now! Really, It does!)

06-15-2005, 02:04 PM
Okay, I FINALLY got this tutorial up thanks to cute PDF maker. Phew. Click here... (http://rapidshare.de/files/2954325/Water_Pillar_Tutorial.pdf.html)

06-15-2005, 02:10 PM
Sorry, Timothy, please find another host, there have been alerts and uploadhut is loaded with nasty stuff for your system.....

06-15-2005, 02:13 PM

Can you tell Me of another one?

06-15-2005, 02:21 PM
Best thing to do for a tutorial If you can, is to make an htm using all your stuff in one folder, zip it all up and offer it as I do mine. Zips can be uploaded to many sites rather than those imge ones, so all your readers need to do is download the zip and open it. With no fear of viruses, and other 'net junque' MTTM (http://modstothemax.net) and Vodhins (http://www.vodhin.net/) both come to mind immediately, as Well as HyperThrills (http://www.rct3.us/)

06-15-2005, 02:33 PM
So I should upload my tutorial there?

06-15-2005, 04:30 PM
You shoukld MAKE it into a form that can be zipped, and choose any of the three links in my post.... Then link to it here for others to download.....

06-15-2005, 04:52 PM
For hosting the zip file. Rapidshare (http://rapidshare.de) is a very popular site for uploads/downloads here.

There are others too, in a post somewhere (but, of course, I forgot where).

(found them!)
In Tidus's stickied thread in the exchange forum...
Somewhere around here ................! (http://www.ataricommunity.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=472214)

Sorry...I get bored of linking stuff like normal people!

V see the link for the details on the uploadhut stuff V

06-15-2005, 05:05 PM
Mouse over MTTM, Vodhins, OR Hyperthrills, those are links...

06-15-2005, 05:07 PM

What he said too! (I need to start actually playing the game...rather than playing the boards).

06-15-2005, 05:28 PM
Well, 'ere it is- on rapidshare-

I'll edit the first post, too.

Click (http://rapidshare.de/files/2954325/Water_Pillar_Tutorial.pdf.html)

06-15-2005, 06:06 PM
Gonna check it out, and see if I need to help ya any...:D
K, the images are referencing your c drive, so they won't appear. Can fix it for you, if you want. Can also change image format to jpg. Want the help?

06-15-2005, 06:17 PM
Oh, god, it doesn't work?....
Um, yes,I would appreciate help...

06-15-2005, 06:52 PM
No prollema, ez fixes, have it ready later tonight, that be good for you?

06-15-2005, 07:06 PM
Yeah, Thanks!:) I don't know that much about tutorials. All i'm gonna say is that I reeeeally hope people will like it after it's actualy working...::up:

06-15-2005, 07:14 PM
Working on it now......

06-15-2005, 08:02 PM
Okay, here's your zip, Tim, you can either leave it where it is, and share the link (recommend joining) or pick up the zip and let me know you got it. It's all set to upload, download, extract and use.
Create a folder waterpillar on your desktop, download into it, extract all files there. Right click the htm, choose send to: and choose desktop... now you have it all, with the shortcut handy for viewing... :D

Oh, entire file, pics and all is now just 2.74 megs, so it's easier to find a host.

Link removed 6-30 by The Skipper. Please p.m. or contact Timothy to see where he has it. He was supposed to find a regular host.

06-15-2005, 08:11 PM
maybe I'm just being dumb, but what are water pillars for??

06-15-2005, 08:53 PM
Got me, Guy, but this is how to make one. Try it out!

06-15-2005, 10:31 PM
Whatever they're for, it's a good tutorial. Great pics with good explanations. :D

06-17-2005, 03:05 PM
Good Tutorial.

06-18-2005, 11:29 AM
Thank GOD you like it. I had a feeling that the response to this would be the same as when I "discovered" that you could put flowers on paths... :haha:

The water pillars are just for scenery- They Look pretty good if you have them in set places around the park. (hint- Symmetry.) You can also use glass walls around the water- or around the column- or both with a roof over those walls-
Or you can just encase the entire pillar in a glass building with a brick roof, or a glass builsing with a checkerboard glass/brick roof-

And that's not even a hundreth of the things you can do with them. The pillar is your canvas- the scenery are your oil-based paints.:D

06-18-2005, 11:59 AM
Tim, did you pick it up and review it?

06-18-2005, 01:21 PM
Yeah, I just nothiced that the pics kinda... died...

06-18-2005, 01:27 PM
Had to reduce them some, better thing to do is edit them all to size and trim the excess, then add text into pic another route. There was nothing could do about it at the point I got them.
Check how they look in my tut's for some idea's:up:

06-18-2005, 11:14 PM
Thanks man:up: I know barely anything about this "int-ern-et".:D

06-21-2005, 04:52 PM
While we're on the subject of making tutorials, my personal preference is to create PDF files to download. Then users only have to worry about one file, not keeping track of html page(s) + supporting files.

You can get various free PDF creators, my favorite is CutePDF (http://www.cutepdf.com/Products/CutePDF/writer.asp). These install as fake printers, so any program you can print from, you can create a PDF file from. I usually use Word and embed the images etc in the document, then print it to CutePDF writer. If you want to see an example, check the Tutorials link in my sig.

If you do get CutePDF, note that in the instructions it mentions that you need to install a free Ghostscript translator, there are links to that utility in the page I mentioned above.

If you host PDF files and are worried about people reading them multiple times online and eating up your bandwidth, just zip them up so they have to download them and extract the PDF to their own computer.

Just my .00063 cents adjusted for inflation... :)

06-30-2005, 11:48 AM
So where is it at now? I clicked on the links and it is MIA.

06-30-2005, 11:53 AM
um none of them work.

06-30-2005, 11:58 AM
Timothy was supposed to pick it up and get it someplace of his own. The link in my original post was not meant to be the permanent source. Our boards "prune" after a langth of time if there ar no replies. That is what happend to it.

07-01-2005, 12:59 AM
So now we all know while The Skipper isn't making fabulous buildings, he's pruning posts...

:D :D :D :D :D

07-01-2005, 01:19 AM
No, LOL on MTTM it's an automatic prune. Didn't think it would be so soon to vanish, but Timothy had plenty of time to find a home for it. It was an attachment on post at MTTM

07-10-2005, 04:59 PM
Real sorry, guys, about the long delay. Anyway, It's finally up in PDF format on rapidshare. I opened it, And as far as I know, it (at last!) works fine.

eagle one
08-03-2005, 06:25 PM
Thanks for the work on this i love making them

08-08-2005, 03:44 PM
Downloading... Done.

Wait... I don't get it... Why would you make a big column and just fill it with water? It doesn't serve any purpose...