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#1JkoolPosted 12/14/2012 10:02:30 AM
LittleBigPlanet Karting: Tips for Customizing Your Sack-Racer

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 08:00 AM PST



LittleBigPlanet Karting is packed to the brim with opportunities to customize the way you play, from dressing up your Sackperson in the latest Sack styles to decking out your Pod with all the trappings of home. With that in mind, we’ve collected this list of handy tips and tricks that you can use to get the most out of the huge breadth of customization options available to Karting fans. Fancy yourself the creative type? Leave your own tips and tricks in the comments!

Basic Customization
Stickers and Decorations can be positioned using Left Stick and rotated / resized using Right Stick. Using the two together allows you to place them pretty much wherever you’d like – with one exception…
While in the Pod, your Sackperson and Kart face forward by default – which means, normally, the back of both would just be out of reach. However, we included a feature that allows you to rotate them using R1 and L1 (Right Stick when the Popit is open), so you can customize those hard-to-reach locations just as easily!
Sackperson
Trying to customize your Sackperson but his Kart is in the way? Press Square (while in the Pod editing Stickers and Decorations) to prompt him to exit the Kart and stand on his own feet. He’ll even hold still for you while you decorate him!
Feeling uninspired? Try the “Random Character” feature in the Characters Popit menu – it’ll instantly choose a random selection of clothes, accessories, and other items for your Sackperson to wear.



Karts
You can apply Stickers and Decorations to any location on your Kart’s body. Used in combination with the previous tips, this allows for a plethora of Kart customization possibilities: paint jobs, mufflers, even spoilers!
You can customize the sound of your Kart just as easily as you can its look. Simply head over to the Kart Sounds page in the My Karts section of your Popit to fine-tune the sound of both its engine and its horn.
Pod
Although the game camera doesn’t usually move in the Pod, while placing Stickers and Decorations it will automatically adjust to allow you to see what you’re working on. Use this to your advantage – it allows you to customize more of your Pod than you would be able to otherwise.
The openings on the left- and right-hand sides of your Pod are actually solid windows, which means you can easily apply both Stickers and Decorations to them. Keep this in mind – it allows for much more variety in your Creative efforts.
Popit
You can “Heart” any Popit item (Stickers, Decorations, etc) and they’ll automatically be added to a dedicated Favorites menu in your Popit. This saves a lot of time, especially if you find yourself using a certain Popit item regularly.
Popit items are already categorized for you, but you can also create custom categories and assign Popit items to them. Simply press Square on any item and choose the appropriate Categories option. With this feature, you can essentially customize the layout of the entire Popit.
The far-right page of the Popit is dedicated to the PlayStation Eye – if you have one, you can use it to take pictures, turn them into in-game Stickers, and then place them on your Sackperson, Kart, or any other Sticker-able surface you want. (This is also a great way to add custom colors, patterns, or other options to your Creative palette.)
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#2Jkool(Topic Creator)Posted 12/14/2012 10:02:45 AM
Miscellaneous Tips / Tricks
If you’d like, you can actually customize the look of both your Earth and your Moon as well. While in your Pod, grab hold of the in-game Dualshock and head to Me > Decorate. From there, you can use Materials to alter their basic appearance and Stickers & Decorations to fine-tune their look further.
Almost everything that you can customize – your Sackperson, Kart, Pod, Earth, and Moon – can all be retained via their respective Save options, so don’t worry about losing your work if you want to try something new.
If you make a Sticker big enough, you can use it to apply certain colors to your Sackperson, Kart, and other customizable items. This allows you to use one or two colors from the sticker without showing the full design, making it a really useful tool for deep customization.
Want to get right to customizing? You can pick up the Timesaver’s Pack for $2.99 from the PlayStation Store to instantly unlock all Stickers, Decorations, and other in-game items!
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#3SpacePirateKhanPosted 12/14/2012 2:31:22 PM(edited)
Wow, it's like they stabbed me in the heart, then punched it. TT_TT Character customization sucks on this game compared to LBP and ModNation, and this guide is practically taunting people who are disappointed.

Thanks for sharing though, I don't keep up with PS Blog. Now I can post a whiny comment there! :3
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#4Jkool(Topic Creator)Posted 12/14/2012 3:15:01 PM
Yea really....they should have added. When customizing sackboy or karts...a great tip would be to put a 10,000 x magnifier in front of your tv!
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#5SpacePirateKhanPosted 12/14/2012 3:42:08 PM
^Not to mention the stickers don't apply right at all in LBP:K. In LBP, if you wanted a blue hat, you just made a giant blue sticker and slapped it on. In LBP:K, that just gets you a partially blue hat .. and blue face... and blue hair....

Then there's ModNation with their amazing sticker detail.. >_> which I don't expect here, but LBP's style of stickering yourself would be nice to have back.
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#6bfist1stPosted 12/16/2012 6:24:28 AM
Jkool posted...
Yea really....they should have added. When customizing sackboy or karts...a great tip would be to put a 10,000 x magnifier in front of your tv!


^^This so much.
A zoom function and a better release date with some advertisements and
this game would've shined.

Sadly it ain't.
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