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Thanks to HitYourGrandma(Veteran Member) for my first tip.



Let's say you are planning to have a chain of
8 tiles facing down
6 tiles facing right and
4 tiles facing up(for example),


First,place all the tiles in position and don't be
concerned with events at this point.


See pic below.


tut1.png


Next,click on the Edit mode icon in your toolbar.
Now,Right click the first tile you would be stepping on
to start the chain.
Then,click New Event .
You need not add a graphic to the event page.
The move route is what moves you,not the arrows.
I clicked
Walking anim. and   
Stepping anim.
Nothing else under Options
Next,under Autonomous Movement
I left


Fixed          checked
Speed         6:x4 Faster
Frequency  Normal
Priority       Below Character
Trigger       Player Touch


Should look like this:


tut2.png


Next,under Contents: to your right,
Double click the first line under Contents:
where the @> is
The editor will open (see below)


tut3b.png


Then,click on Tab #2
Next,Click Set Move Route ,a menu will open.See pic below.


tut5.png


When planning a chain,DO NOT count your start tile.


There are 9 tiles facing down,but we are only moving 8.
Click Move Down 8 times
Click Move Right 6 times
Click Move up 4 times ;3 times to complete the chain
and once to step off of the last arrow tile.
Should look like the figure below:


tut3.png


IMPORTANT!
When done entering your route,Make sure you click OK
at the bottom of the Editor page and  OK on the Event page.
If you don't,it won't save it and you'll have to start all over again.
And that would....well,you know.



Now,play test the puzzle.It should  work start to finish.YaY!!
BUT..............................there's always a but!
If you walk on any tile other than the first one,nothing  happens??
Might as well be floor tiles!??
After experimenting,I discovered that every tile needs an Event on it for the chain to work from ANY tile in the chain.
One way to do this,is to right click and copy the Event from the first tile and Paste it onto all the other tiles.
(It's easier to Paste it in one tile at a time,then edit,then go to the next tile.)
One reason is that you won't lose your place.
The other reason I will explain further down.
Right click on the second tile ,click Paste .After pasting in the Event ,right click again,click Edit Event right click  where says Set Move Route   under Contents: and click Edit .


 tut7.png


In the white box on the left,right click
the first Move Down and click Delete.


tut8.png


On the next tile down do the same and delete TWO of the Move Downs.
Keep doing the same operation by deleting one more
entry than the previous tile.
Now,the other reason for pasting one tile at a time:
When you get used to this,you will see that after deleting
several entries,that you can just copy and paste the event of
whatever tile you are on into the remaining tiles and save
some deleting moves.
For instance,when you get to the bottom tile (first tile pointing right),
the Event for that tile will end up looking like this:


tut9a.png


You'll see that all the Move Down entries are gone!
So,now,you can copy and paste THAT tile for the rest of the chain and eliminate deleting all the Move Down entries.
And,of course,if you have a long chain;30 tiles or so,this trick is invaluable because you can do it anywhere in the chain and save a lot of deleting moves.
When you get to the last arrow tile,DO NOT
delete the last Move Up .
If you do,the player will not walk off of the last tile by her/himself .


tut10.png


Sounds complicated,but,once you do a couple,it's not that bad.
Now,when you Play Test,the chain will execute  when
you step on ANY tile,it will complete the chain from that point on.


Tip I figured out:If you  have room,you can just make the event for the first tile and then,flank all tiles with black squares,boxes,barrels,walls;any non passable items.
Example below:


tut6.png


That way,you can't enter any other tile.
So you don't need events on every tile.
However,you will need an event for
the last tile in the chain.
In this case,Move Left once.
Otherwise,you will be able to enter the chain and
walk all the way back to the beginning.


This may not be THE way to achieve
this,but,it is a way that works!



There may be another way? Easier? Less time consuming?
If anyone comes up with one or knows of one.
Please let me know.



I hope this helps anyone wanting to have arrow tile puzzles as part of their project.
 
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I added screenshots showing the outlay of the tiles,
what the event page looks like and how to
surround arrow tiles to make it possible to have
an event on only the initial start tile.
I'm really not sure what else,but,I'm new and I'm always all ears.
Thankns
Thanks for the reply.


I took your advice and added a complete tutorial
updated and with 9 or 10 screenshots.
Wasn't sure how to post it properly.
That was why only a link to mediafire.
It is now waiting for approval on RpgMaker.net
Maybe I can post it properly here too?

Thanks again

dnel57


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Thank you,Archeia for accepting  it.


If I ever make another,I'll be a little


more knowledgeable as to how to do it.


Thanks,again


dnel57


 
 

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