Talk:Area

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Could someone upload this? It's the overworld map in the NPC Pikmin 1 game. I would but my computer's broken so im using my Nintendo Wii... RWAR! ~JOSHAGozira.PNGZILLA!!!~ AND IMAFIRINMAHLAZOR!!!

That screen looks odd, NPC or PAL, Uh.. fine... I'm ~LonelyRedpikminsprite.jpgTurret~ And I approve this message.
Thanks. Wait NPC? Don't you mean NTSC? If so, I think it's NTSC. RWAR! ~JOSHAGozira.PNGZILLA!!!~ AND IMAFIRINMAHLAZOR!!!
New Play Control. Because my NTSC looks nothing like that I'm ~LonelyRedpikminsprite.jpgTurret~ And I approve this message.
I think it's just widescreen (so NPC) and sharpened. GP
But what's with the Stars being the collected treasures, is the normal in PAL? I'm ~LonelyRedpikminsprite.jpgTurret~ And I approve this message.
Yes. Is it not in NTSC?--Prezintenden
In NTSC it's #/# in place of the stars, and it's in the bar at the bottom... I'll just get a picture... I'm ~LonelyRedpikminsprite.jpgTurret~ And I approve this message.
That's Pikmin 2... Wait, no, ignore that, I don't see you getting confused between the games. Sounds...fun?
Um, okay, edit number 3; now I remember why I thought you thought it was Pikmin 2: you called them treasures. GP
My NTSC Pikmin 2 copy (I scanned the "Pink Pikmin Page, 'member?) has some minor changes in appearence including a lack of stars and the picture being placed differently... if I camera wasn't busted, I'd take a picture... but even, I'm not that stupid Green... I'm ~LonelyRedpikminsprite.jpgTurret~ And I approve this message.

Image Ripping[edit]

Hey, does anyone think they can rip these images from this link? I can't seem to do it and I think that they would look good on those pages.3 Pikmin.pngPikminHairybulborb.jpg1254Specialpikmin.JPG

Mm, yes, Distant Spring one especially gives you a nice idea of what the level looks like, since we're lacking a good shot now. I don't think the shot gets any bigger as it is. I'll upload the DS one for now.--Prezintenden

Thanks. I think all the images will make the pages look better.3 Pikmin.pngPikminHairybulborb.jpg1254Specialpikmin.JPG

...I just read a little of the page. "Monster-producing flames [...] provide some light".
Anyway, pic was added. I was hoping GP can get some higher quality image with his fancy editing add-ons, but I think that's as good as it gets. I'm not a fan of the Forest Navel pic, but since the area has so much landscape variety, I don't think it's possible to acccuratly display it on a singe screenshot. Harumph.--Prezintenden
I had no idea we were lacking general area images for Pikmin 1. I would've got some a week ago when I had Wii access; as it is, it's 9 more weeks now 'till I can again. And as for getting better images from that, not likely: Flash is disgusting. I doubt they'd upload higher-quality images than displayed, anyway. GP

Infobox[edit]

We should have an infobox for area pages. Vol (Talk)

Agreed. Bulborb63 (talkcontribs)
What could we put on it? Twinmold.pngSnakeboss14Twinmold.png
Yeah, I can't think of a great deal of the sort of data you put in infoboxes. Number of ship parts/treasures and Pikmin species discovered there is pretty much it. GP
I can think of tons of stuff; caves, hazards, enemies, ship parts/treasures, pellets available, obstacles, useful things (like bridges and twigs), ways to get nectar (like eggs and nectar weed), etc. Vol (Talk)
Infoboxes are not really for lists of things, but for information that can be represented in a small amount of space and without many words; I think it just wouldn't fit without making the infobox quite large. If you start putting all of this sort of stuff in infoboxes, there's less and less for the article. If you were hoping to replace all the words with icons, we'll just end up with a crazy amount of icons and it'll take a while to hover over each to see what they mean. GP
That makes sense, but areas could at least have as much infobox information as caves, couldn't they? Vol (Talk)
Well, this is going on for a while. Seeing area pages without an infobox looks... ugly. I'll start making it tomorrow, and I'll try to make it informative yet small. {EspyoT} 19:22, 11 December 2010 (EST)

Nav Map[edit]

I do not really know where this should go, but I was thinking maybe we could have something like this for the maps in Pikmin 1 and Pikmin 2. Scroll to the bottom to see what I mean. When you click on the corresponding area, you will be taken to that area. You need to see the actual nav map in action to get what I am trying to say. --Gamefreak75

Hmm... That's actually a neat idea. I'll look into it. {EspyoT} 13:50, 17 October 2010 (EDT)
It's using the image map extension, which we do have. I would do it, if someone would provide the pictures. Good job Espyo, didn't know you'd already done it. Vol (Talk)
Wow guys! I'm glad people are seeing things they like on WiKirby. Anyway, I never wrote up a tutorial on it, but if this goes through, I plan to write up a full guide on how to do it-and publish it as a NIWA article. If there's anything else over there you want to implement here, just ask and I'll explain it as best as I can.Axiomist 17:20, 18 October 2010 (EDT)
A good idea is a good idea, that's why we implemented it. This wiki is still growing, and we plan on adding some more interesting gimmicks. Of course, if Pikmin 3 comes out in the meantime, those fancy gimmicks will be on hold for months. Also, an account is needed to access that page. I don't have one and I don't feel like creating one now. What is it about? Finally, if you plan on making a tutorial on how to create an imagemap, I'd hate to burst your bubble, but it's not needed. It's easy to create one. Feel free to make it, though. {EspyoT} 18:26, 18 October 2010 (EDT)
Yeah, I agree: why a tutorial when there's documentation here? That's all you need. Espyo: the reason you can't view it is because you don't have a staff account - normal topics can be viewed anonymously. The topic is a proposal for 'An article space as the NIWA Main Page, much like a traditional website.' GP

Test maps?[edit]

Ok, so there I was, investigating Pikmin's ISO properties using Dolphin. Then, I found the "courses" folder. The following "courses" are there:

  • laststage
    • garden.mod
  • practice
    • practice.mod
  • route
    • route.mod
  • stage1
    • forest.mod
  • stage2
    • cave.mod
  • stage3
    • yakusima.mod
  • test
    • animtest.mod
    • codetest.mod
    • E3play_3.mod
    • map_06.mod
    • play_3.mod
    • play_4.mod
    • shapetest.mod
    • testmap.mod
    • tuto1.mod
    • tuto2.mod

I can't tell which levels practice, route and stage3 are, but stage1 and stage2 are The Forest of Hope and The Forest Navel, respectively. Other than that, we have 10 unidentified maps. If we can open mod files, or better yet, somehow swap one of the "test" levels with an existing ones, we can uncover beta levels! {EspyoT} 11:20, 24 November 2010 (EST)

I'd say it's fairly obvious practice is Impact Site, laststage is Final Trial, and stage1, 2, 3 are the other areas (making 3 Distant Spring). Not sure about route, though. The Pikmin 2 area models were .bmd files, so something different, I guess, which was why we could open the test level in there. GP
Perplexing Pool is called "yakushima" in Pikmin 2's data, so stage3 is definitely Distant Spring. (...though it was obvious already) Miles 16:11, 24 November 2010 (EST)


Issue[edit]

Yo, the preview images for Pikmin 2 and 3 aren't showing up. I tried seeing if the files names were changed, but nothing worked. --Captains, dismissed! (talk) 21:58, 14 October 2015 (EDT)

Yeah they uh... don't exist. Pikmin 2 doesn't have any area preview images for the area selection screen, so we'll make our own, but for Pikmin 3, we can use the textures. First, we just need to get them. Give me a few more hours and I MIGHT be able to... — {EspyoT} 04:14, 15 October 2015 (EDT)

Quotes[edit]

I saw in some of the Pikmin 3 areas that there were sections called "quotes", but they have nothing in them. Would it be better to create new articles about the quotes in each area instead putting them there. After that, in each area article, in the "quotes" section, it could have a link to the new article. Yellow Pikmin icon.pngBT 08:17, 17 October 2018 (EDT)

According to our area article guidelines, those sections are meant to include any in-game text that's related to the area. The fact that they're empty probably means nothing was added yet, or that nobody has decided yet on deleting the section (if there is nothing to say). I think we can fit the quotes nicely in that section, but if for a given area there are a lot of quotes, we can just link to a subpage, sure. A bit how the bridge article currently does with the locations section. That said, I think we should only include the most notable quotes. Stuff that the reader really wants to know about in-game text referring to the area. The reader probably doesn't want every single string in the games that makes any sort of mention to the area, since that's not very useful and it's just clutter. — {EspyoT} 16:43, 20 October 2018 (EDT)