2 | GETTING STARTED
Open a new file in your
text editor. You'll want to use software that displays all ASCII characters
in the same amount of space. This is also called monospacing, meaning that
an "i" takes up just as much space on the screen as a "Z". Monospacing is
very important for creating 3DML, because your maps will appear as easily
readable grids. The Windows 95 Accessory program Notepad
works well, and is included with Windows 95/98/NT. If you use a fancier
word processor such as Microsoft Word, which does not display characters
with monospacing, your maps will not appear as easily readable grids. You
will find this enormously frustrating and you are likely to land in prison
for assaulting the person nearest your workstation long before you finish
building your first spot.
Start a 3DML file <SPOT
Start a 3DML file
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