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    Level Creation FAQ by Boldrin

    Version: 0.60 | Updated: 02/13/09 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

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                               "Play, Create, Share"
    
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                                Level Creation FAQ
    
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                    |  Little Big Planet In-Depth Guide          |
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                    |  Author: Boldrin (dimgradation@gmail.com)  |
                    |  Version: 0.60                             |
                    |  Last Revision: 2/12/08                    |
                    |  Platform: Playstation 3 (PS3)             |
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                        Playstation Network ID: DimGradation
    
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     - Introduction ........................................................ [I]
     - Basic Creation ...................................................... [II]
     - Tutorials ........................................................... [III]
     - In-Depth Mechanics................................................... [IV]
     - Revision History .................................................... [V]
     - Thanks/Acknowledgements ............................................. [VI]
     - Contact Information ................................................. [VII]
     - Copyright ........................................................... [VIII]
    
    
    
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      [I]  \                       Introduction
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    Welcome to the Level Creation FAQ. This FAQ is to serve as a Guideline on many
    aspects concerning Little Big Planet's Level Creator. However, please note that
    this is a guide detailing the uses of the tools -- not an instruction guide on
    how to make your level good. I cannot instill upon you inspiration and artistic
    ability!
    
    This marks my first completed FAQ outside of the Monster Hunter universe. Phew,
    feels good to break into something new.
    
    If you see something missing or incorrect, do not hesitate to let me know. All
    feedback and provided content will be appreciated. Please check the Contact
    Information section to do so.
    
    *FAQ Note: This is a partial FAQ at this time. More sections will be flushed
    out and structured at the soonest possible time.
    
    
    
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     [II]  \                       Basic Creation
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             |   Physical Objects..............................(B.01)    |
             |   Depth Layers..................................(B.02)    |
             |   Attaching Objects.............................(B.03)    |
             |   Connectors....................................(B.04)    |
             |   Stickers and Decorations......................(B.05)    |
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                                   Physical Objects                      | (B.01) |
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    The most important part of any map is how it is physically assembled. This will
    determine the flow and direction your players must follow while playing your
    map, so of course this aspect is a big one.
    
      How to  | From your popit, select the "Objects" option, that
      Access  | resembles a tied bag.
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      How to  | To make your own physical objects, you will select
      Create  | the material you want to build with, and then the
              | shape you want to draw in. Move where the object
              | will be placed by using the Left Analog Stick.
              | Alter the size by pressing up and down on the Right
              | Analog Stick, and the rotation by pressing left and
              | right on the Right Analog Stick. Lastly, you can
              | affect Depth (how many layers the object will take
              | up) with the R1 / R2 buttons, and which layer(s) the
              | the object resides in with the L1 / L2 buttons. If
              | the object also has any tweakable properties, you
              | can press Square prior to placing it to modify them,
              | (and all subsequent placings of that object) or hold
              | X while placing it to specifically modify that
              | object's options.
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      How to  | To use pre-made objects, press right to go to the
      Use     | other sub-sections of this popit. There is a page
              | for Media Molecule made objects, a page for your
              | own captured objects, and a page for objects gifted
              | to you by playing other people's maps. Modify and
              | place these just as if you were creating anew.
    
    Let's continue on how to modify objects already placed:
    
      How to  | Open your popit, and select the Lasso from the
      Modify  | first set of options. Now select the object to
              | modify. From here, you can...
              | 1. Resize:
              |       Up/Down on the Right Analog Stick
              | 2. Rotate:
              |       Left/Right on the Right Analog Stick
              | 3. Relocate:
              |       Up/Down/Left/Right on the Left Analog Stick
              | 4. Detach:
              |        Detach the object from any others by press-
              |        ing Triangle
              | 5. Delete:
              |        If the object is detached from everything
              |        else, pressing Triangle once will delete it
              | 6. Delete All:
              |        If the object is part of another object, you
              |        can delete the entire object by Holding
              |        Triangle.
              | 7. Depth:
              |        To modify how many layers a physical object
              |        takes up, press the R1 and R2 buttons (only
              |        works on a physical object that is not
              |        connected to anything else).
              | 8. Layer:
              |        To modify which layer(s) the physical object
              |        resides in, press L1 and L2 to move it.
              | 9. Flip:
              |        Press in your Right Analog Stick (R3), then
              |10. Copy:
              |        Press in your Left Analog Stick (L3), then
              |        place the copy where you want it as normal.
              |11. Tweak:
              |        If the object has any tweakable options,
              |        pressing Square will open the Tweak Menu.
              |        This applies mostly to Lights, Switches,
              |        and Connectors.
    
    Another way to modify an object, is to cut-out, embed, or merge into the
    object.
    
      How to  | To cut-out from another material, select the
      Cut-Out | cutting object as if you were going to create it.
      / Embed | Hover the object over the one being modified.
      / Merge | To delete part of the modified object into the
              | shape of the selected object, press Triangle.
              | To create and embed the object, press X. If the
              | object being embedded is of the same material
              | and layer-depth, instead of embedding, it will
              | become part of the object and will merge.
    
    The final subject on modifying physical objects, is the corner editor tool.
    
      How to  | From your popit, select the "Tools" option, that
      Access  | resembles a set of gears. Then select the tool that
              | appears to look like an arrow.
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      How to  | It is adviseable that the object being modified
      Use     | not be attached to any other objects. Select the
              | object you want to corner edit by pressing X. Now
              | that the object is selected, move your cursor along
              | the edges to find "corners". Pre-existing corners
              | will be snapped to. Press X to modify an existing
              | corner, then use the Left Analog Stick to move it
              | to where you want, and then X again to place it.
              | To delete a pre-existing corner, press Triangle.
              | To create a new, highlight an area that does not
              | already have a corner, and press X, and modify
              | the new corner as you would any other.
    
    In most instances of using this tool, you should be using it to sharpen the
    quality and look of the corners in an object -- you mostly do not want to build
    your object using this tool.
    
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    Before we continue, a small discussion about Layers and Depth is in order.
    There are 7 layers total in LittleBigPlanet -- 4 Thin Layers, and 3 Thick
    Layers. The Layers are composed as such:
    
    1. Thin  (front-most layer)
    2. Thick
    3. Thin
    4. Thick (center layer)
    5. Thin
    6. Thick
    7. Thin  (back-most layer)
    
    If a single object is expanded to span multiple thick layers, it will also fill
    the thin-layers inbetween. As such, a singular object can be any of the follow-
    ing:
    
    1. 1 Thin Layer Thick
    2. 1 Thick Layer Thick
    3. 2 Thick Layers Thick + 1 Thin Layer Thick.
    4. 3 Thick Layers Thick + 2 Thin Layer Thick.
    
    However, if 2 different 1-Thick layer objects are attached to each other,
    a thin layer is allowed to slide between them.
    
    In terms of modifying physical objects, if you are to change the depth of
    layers for an object, please note that this can only be preformed on one
    piece at a time -- if anything is attached it will not work, and require you
    to detach them before modifying.
    
    One last caviat to keep in mind. There a few notable objects, that occupy a
    Thick Layer, but allow for sack people to pass by them. Examples would be
    Checkpoints, and Community Posts. This means that while a Sackperson would be
    capable of passing by, that you cannot have any other thick layer object occupy
    that same space as well.
    
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                                   Attaching Objects                     | (B.03) |
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    In LittleBigPlanet, there are 3 major ways of attaching objects to one another.
    The first, is Gluing. Gluing is the first option for piecing objects together,
    but can lead to some hazardous downfalls of a level. Gluing should, as much as
    possible, be isolated to small, contained objects. The perfect example would be
    Enemies.
    
      How to  | Select either one of the objects that need to be
      Use     | glued, and then press and hold X to glue. If you
              | want to avoid gluing the objects to any other
              | ones that may be surrounding them, hold and press
              | them against each other until just that piece is
              | flashing the color of your popit, then glue.
    
    The second way of attaching objects, is embedding them in one another. This is
    a slightly more advanced way of assembling your level, but can lend to prevent-
    ing the level from falling apart in case you unattach an object.
    
      How to  | Create a new object, inside the object that you
      Use     | want to embed in. Press X to place it, and it will
              | hollow out the affected area of the original
              | object, and the other will now be contained inside
              | of it. When embedding, please realize that the
              | object being embedded must not physically exist
              | yet -- it must be placed for the first time inside
              | of the other object.
    
    The final way to attach objects, is via connectors. They will be discussed
    in the next section.
    
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    So, you need some nifty ways to assemble a stage, move something, or just
    create some platforming elements? Well, most times these are going to be your
    tools of implementation. Connectors give your level the ability to be dynamic.
    
      How to  | From your Tools menu in your popit (the picture
      Access  | of the two gears), arrow right once and select
              | your respective connector.
    
    Now, a connectors goal is to attach 2 objects to one another, but there are two
    true ways a connector will do this. The first, is by Bolting.
    
      How to  | Place the Bolt (of any type) onto the object
      Bolt    | that will be on the front. If the object is already
              | in front of the object to be bolted, they will by
              | default, connect. If they are not, move the object
              | the Bolt is now housed on, over the object it needs
              | to Bolt onto, and then release the object. If done
              | correctly, you will hear a machined rotor whir. The
              | two objects are now connected.
    
    The second connector type is the 2-point connection.
    
      How to  | Place the first point of the connection onto either
      Connect | object, by pressing it against one of its sides. Once
              | the object is flush against the side you want it, you
              | can slide it along the wall to the desired position,
              | then press X to place it. After you place the first,
              | you will then do the same for the other object to be
              | connected.
    
    Lastly, once they are connected, you can tweak the connectors for many diff-
    erent intended functions. To modify the Tweak Menu Options, select the object
    and press the Square button. To understand what each option of a connector
    does, please visit the "In-Depth" section of the guide.
    
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                                   Stickers and Decorations              | (B.04) |
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    Stickers are one of the easiest methods for developing feel and environment,
    they can be used in a plethora of ways, ranging from giving hints, to making
    custom stickers, or even changing the color of objects and backgrounds.
    
      How to  | From your popit, select the "Stickers" option,
      Access  | that resembles a piece of paper peeling.
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      How to  | If you need to change the size, press up or down
      Use     | on the right analog stick. If you need to rotate
              | the sticker, hold left/right. To place it, simply
              | press the "X" Button once you have it how you want.
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      How to  | In the top of the "Stickers" options, there is a
      Modify  | lasso tool. Select the Lasso tool and highlight
              | the offending
    
    You unlock most of your stickers from single player mode (refer to Absolute
    Steve's Walkthrough for specific locations), as well as a good chunk can be
    found from doing the in-game Creation Tutorials. You can also create your own
    stickers, with either the Playstation Eye, or by using the in-game Screen
    Capture tool.
    
    
    
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    There are currently no tutorials.
    
    
    
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     [IV]  \                       In-Depth Mechanics
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             |   Material Type: Cardboard......................(DM.01)   |
             |   Material Type: Polyesterone...................(DM.02)   |
             |   Material Type: Wood...........................(DM.03)   |
             |   Material Type: Rubber.........................(DM.04)   |
             |   Material Type: Glass..........................(DM.05)   |
             |   Material Type: Sponge.........................(DM.06)   |
             |   Material Type: Stone..........................(DM.07)   |
             |   Material Type: Metal..........................(DM.08)   |
             |   Material Type: Pink Floatie...................(DM.09)   |
             |   Material Type: Peach Floatie..................(DM.10)   |
             |   Material Type: Dark Matter....................(DM.11)   |
             |   Material Type: Dissolve.......................(DM.12)   |
             |   Material Type: *Gas...........................(DM.S1)   |
             |   Material Type: *Plasma........................(DM.S2)   |
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             |   Connectors: Bolt..............................(DC.01)   |
             |   Connectors: Sprung Bolt.......................(DC.02)   |
             |   Connectors: Motor Bolt........................(DC.03)   |
             |   Connectors: Wobble Bolt.......................(DC.04)   |
             |   Connectors: String............................(DC.05)   |
             |   Connectors: Elastic...........................(DC.06)   |
             |   Connectors: Spring............................(DC.07)   |
             |   Connectors: Rod...............................(DC.08)   |
             |   Connectors: Winch.............................(DC.09)   |
             |   Connectors: Piston............................(DC.10)   |
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    *Section Note:
    
      While materials are broken into the sub-categories listed here, some objects
      will obviously hold its own unique properties. Especially when it comes to
      the field "Corner-Precision", which is a base assumption made off of the
      "Basic Type" of whatever material being looked at.
    
      Example: Compare Basic Wood versus some of the other woods  inside of its
               category on Corner Precision.
    
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    A) Weight                   - Lightweight
    B) Able to Grab             - No
    C) Corner Precision         - Good
    D) Crush Tolerance          - Low Tolerance
    E) Able to Blow Up          - Yes
    F) Destructable By Brain    - Yes
    G) Description
            The lightweight, easily destructable material. Because of this
            nature, it does not make for good construction uses, but it is a
            great "canvas" to draw on for backgrounds, especially considering it
            takes up very little of the thermometer.
    
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                                   Material Type: Polyesterone          | (DM.02) |
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    A) Weight                   - Lightweight
    B) Able to Grab             - Yes
    C) Corner Precision         - Good
    D) Crush Tolerance          - Low Tolerance
    E) Able to Blow Up          - Yes
    F) Destructable By Brain    - Yes
    G) Description
            It is cardboard, but grabbable. Use this in much the same way as
            you would normal cardboard.
    
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                                   Material Type: Wood                  | (DM.03) |
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    A) Weight                   - Medium
    B) Able to Grab             - No
    C) Corner Precision         - Good
    D) Crush Tolerance          - Medium Tolerance
    E) Able to Blow Up          - No
    F) Destructable By Brain    - Yes
    G) Description
            Need a pretty sturdy, good precision material that doesn't weight too
            much? Wood is usually the ticket. It holds up pretty well when even
            supporting metal or stone, and it can't be destroyed with explosions.
    
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                                   Material Type: Rubber                | (DM.04) |
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    A) Weight                   - Medium
    B) Able to Grab             - No
    C) Corner Precision         - Bad
    D) Crush Tolerance          - Medium Tolerance
    E) Able to Blow Up          - No
    F) Destructable By Brain    - Yes
    G) Description
            Rubber is pretty exclusively used for wheels, or for its black color
            and light sheen. It is pretty durable and has some very slight bouncy
            qualities.
    
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    A) Weight                   - Medium
    B) Able to Grab             - No
    C) Corner Precision         - Good
    D) Crush Tolerance          - Medium Tolerance
    E) Able to Blow Up          - No
    F) Destructable By Brain    - Yes
    G) Description
            There's two real purposes to glass. The esthetic appeal of see-through
            material, and it's low friction makes good for "ice". Just don't build
            an entire level out of the stuff.
    
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    A) Weight                   - Medium
    B) Able to Grab             - Yes
    C) Corner Precision         - Bad
    D) Crush Tolerance          - Low Tolerance
    E) Able to Blow Up          - Yes
    F) Destructable By Brain    - Yes
    G) Description
            The main material used in platforming levels involving swinging. This
            is easily hangable, great to attach to objects that need to be dragged
            (i.e. a small block of wood), and usually they have great designs for
            this material. If you want a higher corner precision, use either
            Dissolve or Polyesterone.
    
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    A) Weight                   - Heavy
    B) Able to Grab             - No
    C) Corner Precision         - Good
    D) Crush Tolerance          - High Tolerance
    E) Able to Blow Up          - No
    F) Destructable By Brain    - Yes
    G) Description
            Right next to Metal, this is the sturdiest material in the game that
            can still be moved (see Dark Matter). As such, this material is also
            incredibly heavy and is a great way to crush some of the less tolerant
            materials in your level.
    
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    A) Weight                   - Heavy
    B) Able to Grab             - No
    C) Corner Precision         - Good
    D) Crush Tolerance          - High Tolerance
    E) Able to Blow Up          - No
    F) Destructable By Brain    - Yes
    G) Description
            Right next to Stone, this is the sturdiest material in the game that
            can still be moved (see Dark Matter). As such, this material is also
            incredibly heavy and is a great way to crush some of the less tolerant
            materials in your level.
    
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                                   Material Type: Pink Floatie          | (DM.09) |
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    A) Weight                   - Zero
    B) Able to Grab             - Yes
    C) Corner Precision         - Bad
    D) Crush Tolerance          - Low Tolerance
    E) Able to Blow Up          - Yes
    F) Destructable By Brain    - Yes
    G) Description
            Pink Floatie is a weightless material, that can help lessen weight
            of solid objects when used in conjunction, or can by itself, move
            freely through the air with little to no friction. Whatever direction
            it is sent when not attached to anything, it will continue along that
            path for quite some time.
    
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                                   Material Type: Peach Floatie         | (DM.10) |
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    A) Weight                   - Negative
    B) Able to Grab             - Yes
    C) Corner Precision         - Bad
    D) Crush Tolerance          - Low Tolerance
    E) Able to Blow Up          - Yes
    F) Destructable By Brain    - Yes
    G) Description
            Peach floatie has an assigned Negative weight. That means, that when
            it is not weighed down by anything else, it will simply accelerate
            upwards. This can be used to counter balance other objects as well. If
            you have the patience, you can exactly counter-balance a solid object
            (example, connect peach floatie to wood), to act just like pink
            floatie. This is nice if you don't want to use Dark Matter.
    
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                                   Material Type: Dark Matter           | (DM.11) |
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    A) Weight                   - Immovable
    B) Able to Grab             - No
    C) Corner Precision         - Bad
    D) Crush Tolerance          - Immune
    E) Able to Blow Up          - No
    F) Destructable By Brain    - No
    G) Description
            Dark Matter, is a material that once placed, can only be moved or
            deleted by the creator. In play mode, it will never be moved (even if
            left mid-air), or destroyed. It is quite literally there, forever. Many
            map creators consider this a structured level's bread and butter, as
            long as you're good at hiding the stuff (since most people find it to
            be ugly).
    
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                                   Material Type: Dissolve              | (DM.12) |
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    A) Weight                   - Light
    B) Able to Grab             - Yes
    C) Corner Precision         - Good
    D) Crush Tolerance          - Low Tolerance
    E) Able to Blow Up          - Yes
    F) Destructable By Brain    - Yes
    G) Description
            Dissolve is the only Material that is connectable by wire. This allows
            the creator to trigger it with switches, so that it will destroy it-
            self once triggered. The only method supported by wire for dissolve is
            On/Off, and One-Shot.
    
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                                   Material Type: *Gas                  | (DM.S1) |
    ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-:---------:
    
    A) Weight                   - None
    B) Able to Grab             - No
    C) Corner Precision         - None
    D) Crush Tolerance          - Cannot Crush
    E) Able to Blow Up          - No
    F) Destructable By Brain    - Yes
    G) Description
            Our first special "material". It has the unique property of being able
            to exist inside of other objects, as well as no weight. Wherever you
            put gas, it will stay, unless it is attached to another object. It is
            also only destructable, via a connected brain.
    
    H) Tweak Menu Options
    o-----------------o-----------------------------------------------------------o
    | Option          | Effect                                                    |
    o-----------------o-----------------------------------------------------------o
    | Color           | Select from 6 pre-set colors. Please note that you can    |
    |                 | only tweak gas prior to applying it. Press Square AFTER   |
    |                 | you select 'Horrible Gas Tool', but BEFORE you convert an |
    |                 | object into Gas.                                          |
    o-----------------o-----------------------------------------------------------o
    
    ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-:---------:
                                   Material Type: *Plasma               | (DM.S2) |
    ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-:---------:
    
    A) Weight                   - None
    B) Able to Grab             - No
    C) Corner Precision         - None
    D) Crush Tolerance          - None
    E) Able to Blow Up          - No
    F) Destructable By Brain    - Yes
    G) Description
            The second special "material". While this is more appropriately a spe-
            cial item, it does have unique material properties. Firstly, it is
            weightless, and disappears when it comes in contact with any object
            that it is not glued to. For it to disappear however, it must be the
            touching surface, so if it is a part of another object, that object is
            free to touch other objects without triggering this event.
    
            It also can sometimes destroy objects that it is touching, on its same
            plane, but the behavior is particular to the type of object it is att-
            ached, and too in-depth to explain any further here. Experiment for
            yourself.
    
            You can also de-lethalize plasma for just the material, which retains
            the same properties of zero weight and disappearing on contact with
            objects and sackboys, but no longer be a threat to players.
    
    H) Tweak Menu Options
    o-----------------o-----------------------------------------------------------o
    | Option          | Effect                                                    |
    o-----------------o-----------------------------------------------------------o
    | Color           | Select from 16 pre-set colors.                            |
    o-----------------o-----------------------------------------------------------o
    
    I) Other Notes
            Metal Gear Solid Pack only.
    
    
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    *Section Note:
      The listed wire connection support is based of the assumption that the
      connecting wire is not "inverted" (except for Speed). If they are, the
      intended functionality may be inverted, but some discussion will take place
      in terms of specific switches on those effects at a later time. For most
      instances, however, the functionality of the connectors  will remain the
      same and just invert the logic of what "On" and "Off" would be in terms of
      the trigger switch.
    
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                                   Connectors: Bolt                     | (DC.01) |
    ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-:---------:
    
    A) Wire Support
            Wires are not connectable.
    
    B) Tweak Menu Options
    o-----------------o-----------------------------------------------------------o
    | Option          | Effect                                                    |
    o-----------------o-----------------------------------------------------------o
    | Tightness       | Select flexibility tightness of the connected objects.    |
    o-----------------o-----------------------------------------------------------o
    
    C) Description
            Bolts are used to fasten objects on different planes, without the use
            of glue. However, this in itself is quite pointless. The actual intend-
            ed use is in the Tightness attribute, which allows the objects to still
            rotate about each other based on other factors in the level. A good
            example of using them this way, is to think of them as a "joint", or
            "elbow". However, they need to be forced to be acted upon, based on
            other factors affecting just the objects being connected. If you need
            the bolt to have a function of it's own, refer to the other bolts in
            this section.
    
    D) Destruction
            If the object that the bolt is primarily housed on (the front object)
            is destroyed, the bolt too will be destroyed.
    
    ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-:---------:
                                   Connectors: Sprung Bolt              | (DC.02) |
    ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-:---------:
    
    A) Wire Support
            Wires are not connectable.
    
    B) Tweak Menu Options
    o-----------------o-----------------------------------------------------------o
    | Option          | Effect                                                    |
    o-----------------o-----------------------------------------------------------o
    | Angle           | Determines the angle that the attached object will        |
    |                 | naturally point.                                          |
    |-----------------+-----------------------------------------------------------|
    | Tightness       | Determines how easily the object that is connected can be |
    |                 | rotated in regards to the bolt. The higher the number,    |
    |                 | harder it is to turn.
    o-----------------o-----------------------------------------------------------o
    
    C) Description
            Sprung Bolts have probably the most unique, and specific, "application"
            of any other connector. Finding a use for this connector is almost a
            feat in itself, and most times will never be the solution to a problem
            that you have tried other solutions for. In any case, if you want an
            object that rotates along another object, and will reset to its orig-
            inal start point, use a Sprung Bolt.
    
    D) Destruction
            If the object that the bolt is primarily housed on (the front object)
            is destroyed, the bolt too will be destroyed.
    
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                                   Connectors: Motor Bolt               | (DC.03) |
    ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-:---------:
    
    A) Wire Support
    o-------------o-------o--------o----------------------------------------------o
    | Switch Mode | Type  | Status | Effect                                       |
    o-------------o-------o--------o----------------------------------------------o
    | On/Off      | Any   | On     | Motor Bolt spins in the specified direction  |
    |             |       |        | in the tweak menu options.                   |
    |             |       |--------+----------------------------------------------|
    |             |       | Off    | Motor Bolt does not spin.                    |
    |-------------+-------+--------+----------------------------------------------|
    | Directional | 3-Way | Middle | Motor Bolt does not spin.                    |
    |             |       |--------+----------------------------------------------|
    |             |       | Pulled | Motor Bolt will spin in relation to which    |
    |             |       |        | direction that the 3-way switch is pulled.   |
    |             |-------+--------+----------------------------------------------|
    |             | Other | On     | Motor Bolt spins in the same direction       |
    |             |       |        | specified in the tweak menu options.         |
    |             |       |--------+----------------------------------------------|
    |             |       | Off    | Motor Bolt spins in the opposite direction   |
    |             |       |        | specified in the tweak menu options.         |
    |-------------+-------+--------+----------------------------------------------|
    | Speed       | 3-Way | Middle | Motor Bolt does not spin.                    |
    |             |       |--------+----------------------------------------------|
    |             |       | Pulled | Motor Bolt will spin in relation to which    |
    |             |       |        | direction that the 3-way switch is pulled,   |
    |             |       |        | and will increase in speed as you get farther|
    |             |       |        | away from the center.                        |
    |             |-------+--------+----------------------------------------------|
    |             | Other | Normal | As the triggering object moves closer, the   |
    |             |       |        | motor bolt will rotate faster. The max speed |
    |             |       |        | (based on the speed setting) is reached when |
    |             |       |        | the object is centered in the Switch's range.|
    |             |       |--------+----------------------------------------------|
    |             |       | Invert | As the triggering object moves away, the     |
    |             |       |        | motor bolt will rotate faster. The max speed |
    |             |       |        | (based on the time setting) is reached when  |
    |             |       |        | the object is outside of the Switch's range. |
    o-------------o-------o--------o----------------------------------------------o
    
    B) Tweak Menu Options
    o-----------------o-----------------------------------------------------------o
    | Option          | Effect                                                    |
    o-----------------o-----------------------------------------------------------o
    | Tightness       | Specifies how tightly the spinning object is held in      |
    |                 | place. If the number is low, the object may hang along    |
    |                 | the rotation.                                             |
    |-----------------+-----------------------------------------------------------|
    | Speed           | Specifies speed Motor Bolt spins.                         |
    |-----------------+-----------------------------------------------------------|
    | Direction       | Specifies direction Motor Bolt spins.                     |
    o-----------------o-----------------------------------------------------------o
    
    C) Description
            Motor Bolts are commonly used for gears, wheels, or any object that
            needs to continously rotate without a "stopping point". If you need
            rotating functionality, but the Bolt needs to stop spinning at some
            location, please review Wobble Bolts.
    
    D) Destruction
            If the object that the bolt is primarily housed on (the front object)
            is destroyed, the bolt too will be destroyed.
    
    ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-:---------:
                                   Connectors: Wobble Bolt              | (DC.04) |
    ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-:---------:
    
    A) Wire Support
    o-------------o-------o--------o----------------------------------------------o
    | Switch Mode | Type  | Status | Effect                                       |
    o-------------o-------o--------o----------------------------------------------o
    | On/Off      | Any   | On     | Wobble Bolt will rotate as normal.           |
    |             |       |--------+----------------------------------------------|
    |             |       | Off    | Wobble Bolt remains still.                   |
    |-------------+-------+--------+----------------------------------------------|
    | One-Shot    | Any   | On     | Flipper Motion "Clockwise" -                 |
    |             |       |        | Wobble Bolt rotates Clockwise very quickly,  |
    |             |       |        | and then returns to its resting point. This  |
    |             |       |        | cannot be triggered again until the wobble   |
    |             |       |        | bolt is at rest.                             |
    |             |       |        |----------------------------------------------|
    |             |       |        | Flipper Motion "Anti-Clockwise" -            |
    |             |       |        | Wobble Bolt rotates Counter-Clockwise very   |
    |             |       |        | quickly, and then returns to its resting     |
    |             |       |        | point.  This cannot be triggered again until |
    |             |       |        | the wobble bolt is at rest.                  |
    |-------------+-------+--------+----------------------------------------------|
    | Directional | 3-Way | Middle | Wobble Bolt remains still.                   |
    |             |       |--------+----------------------------------------------|
    |             |       | Pulled | Wobble Bolt will rotate dependent on which   |
    |             |       |        | direction the switch is pulled, and rest if  |
    |             |       |        | it hits one of it's resting points.          |
    |             |-------+--------+----------------------------------------------|
    |             | Other | On     | Wobble Bolt rotates to one point of its rot- |
    |             |       |        | ation, and rests there.                      |
    |             |       |--------+----------------------------------------------|
    |             |       | Off    | Wobble Bolt rotates to the other point of    |
    |             |       |        | its rotation, and rests there.               |
    |-------------+-------+--------+----------------------------------------------|
    | Speed       | Any   | Normal | As the triggering object moves closer, the   |
    |             |       |        | wobble bolt will rotate faster. The max      |
    |             |       |        | speed (based on the time setting) is reached |
    |             |       |        | when the object is centered in the Switch's  |
    |             |       |        | range.                                       |
    |             |       |--------+----------------------------------------------|
    |             |       | Invert | As the triggering object moves away, the     |
    |             |       |        | wobble bolt will rotate faster. The max      |
    |             |       |        | speed (based on the time setting) is reached |
    |             |       |        | when the object is outside of the Switch's   |
    |             |       |        | range.                                       |
    o-------------o-------o--------o----------------------------------------------o
    
    B) Tweak Menu Options
    o-----------------o-----------------------------------------------------------o
    | Option          | Effect                                                    |
    o-----------------o-----------------------------------------------------------o
    | Rotation        | Set the total amount the wobble bolt can rotate.          |
    |-----------------+-----------------------------------------------------------|
    | Angle           | Set the default angle the wobble bolt will rotate around. |
    |-----------------+-----------------------------------------------------------|
    | Tightness       | Determine how tightly the object being held shall rotate  |
    |                 | by. Lowering this will make the object hang loosely.      |
    |-----------------+-----------------------------------------------------------|
    | Time            | Determines the time it takes to wobble between its two    |
    |                 | set destination points.                                   |
    |-----------------+-----------------------------------------------------------|
    | Pause           | When not connected to a switch set for "Directional" or   |
    |                 | "One-Shot", this determines how long the wobble bolt will |
    |                 | rest each time it reaches a destination point. Be careful |
    |                 | when setting this to zero, as it may cause the bolt to    |
    |                 | possibly fail at functioning.                             |
    |-----------------+-----------------------------------------------------------|
    | Sync            | When not attached to a switch, this sets a delay on when  |
    |                 | to preform its actions in relation to global timing.      |
    |-----------------+-----------------------------------------------------------|
    | Flipper Motion  | "None"                                                    |
    |                 | The time it takes a wobble bolt to rotate between one of  |
    |                 | its points is exactly half of the time attribute.         |
    |                 |-----------------------------------------------------------|
    |                 | "Clockwise"                                               |
    |                 | The wobble bolt rotates clockwise in an instant, and then |
    |                 | takes the full amount of the time attribute to return to  |
    |                 | its original location. This has a high chance at breaking |
    |                 | the connected objects, so be careful.                     |
    |                 |-----------------------------------------------------------|
    |                 | "Anti-Clockwise"                                          |
    |                 | The wobble bolt rotates counter-clockwise in an instant,  |
    |                 | and then takes the full amount of the time attribute to   |
    |                 | return to its original location. This has a high chance   |
    |                 | at breaking the connected objects, so be careful.         |
    |-----------------+-----------------------------------------------------------|
    | Backwards       | Changes the direction that the wobble bolt rotates along. |
    o-----------------o-----------------------------------------------------------o
    
    C) Description
            Wobble Bolts are great instruments for having two preset locations an
            attached object may rotate about, instead of something like stoppers
            for a motor bolt. The only difficulty incurred in using a wobble bolt
            is its angle field in the tweak menu, which can be confusing to manip-
            ulate.
    
    D) Destruction
            If the object that the bolt is primarily housed on (the front object)
            is destroyed, the bolt too will be destroyed.
    
    ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-:---------:
                                   Connectors: String                   | (DC.05) |
    ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-:---------:
    
    A) Wire Support
            Wires are not connectable.
    
    B) Tweak Menu Options
    o-----------------o-----------------------------------------------------------o
    | Option          | Effect                                                    |
    o-----------------o-----------------------------------------------------------o
    | Length          | Sets the length of the string.                            |
    o-----------------o-----------------------------------------------------------o
    
    C) Description
            String is primarily used for connecting 2 objects together while giving
            no rigidness and resistance to action being taken on between the two
            objects, unless they are being pulled apart. Most common usage being,
            hanging objects that can be swung on.
    
    D) Destruction
            If either side of an object that a string is connected to is destroyed,
            the string will break with it. This behavior is not adhered to if one
            of the connecting sides is a map boundary.
    
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                                   Connectors: Elastic                  | (DC.06) |
    ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-:---------:
    
    A) Wire Support
            Wires are not connectable.
    
    B) Tweak Menu Options
    o-----------------o-----------------------------------------------------------o
    | Option          | Effect                                                    |
    o-----------------o-----------------------------------------------------------o
    | Length          | Sets the length of the elastic.                           |
    |-----------------+-----------------------------------------------------------|
    | Strength        | Determines elasticity. The lower the number, the farther  |
    |                 | it can stretch, and the higher the number, the less it    |
    |                 | will stretch.                                             |
    o-----------------o-----------------------------------------------------------o
    
    C) Description
            Elastic, similiar to string, is used in much the same matter. The
            difference between them being, that elastic can be stretched and
            contracted based on forces applied to it. If you want a bouncy string,
            try some elastic.
    
    D) Destruction
            If either side of an object that elastic is connected to is destroyed,
            the elastic will break with it. This behavior is not adhered to if one
            of the connecting sides is a map boundary.
    
    ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-:---------:
                                   Connectors: Spring                   | (DC.07) |
    ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-:---------:
    
    A) Wire Support
            Wires are not connectable.
    
    B) Tweak Menu Options
    o-----------------o-----------------------------------------------------------o
    | Option          | Effect                                                    |
    o-----------------o-----------------------------------------------------------o
    | Length          | Sets the length of the spring.                            |
    |-----------------+-----------------------------------------------------------|
    | Strength        | Determines the strength of the coil. The higher this is   |
    |                 | set, the harder the spring is to compact.                 |
    |-----------------+-----------------------------------------------------------|
    | Is it Stiff?    | Determines if the spring will stay straight, or allow the |
    |                 | the 2 points it connects to move seperate from each other.|
    o-----------------o-----------------------------------------------------------o
    
    C) Description
            Want the properties of elastic but the stiffness of a rod? That's just
            one use of springs. Springs make good for bouncy platforms that stay
            straight, as well as not falling limp when it is compacted. Because
            this connector is so unique, its uses are also unique and is usually
            overlooked.
    
    D) Destruction
            If either side of an object that sping is connected to is destroyed,
            the spring will break with it. This behavior is not adhered to if one
            of the connecting sides is a map boundary.
    
    ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-:---------:
                                   Connectors: Rod                      | (DC.08) |
    ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-:---------:
    
    A) Wire Support
            Wires are not connectable.
    
    B) Tweak Menu Options
    o-----------------o-----------------------------------------------------------o
    | Option          | Effect                                                    |
    o-----------------o-----------------------------------------------------------o
    | Length          | Sets the length of the rod.                               |
    |-----------------+-----------------------------------------------------------|
    | Is it stiff?    | Determines if the rod will stay straight, or if it will   |
    |                 | allow the 2 connecting points to move seperate from one   |
    |                 | another.                                                  |
    o-----------------o-----------------------------------------------------------o
    
    C) Description
            Rods make good thin bindings to hold objects up. They are similiar to
            strings, except that they do not fall limp and allow the 2 joined
            points to get any closer than the length of the rod. Their stiffness
            setting allows the rod to maintain a consistent shape and angle, which
            is generally recommended to use when the rod is for holding objects in
            place.
    
    D) Destruction
            If either side of an object that a rod is connected to is destroyed,
            the rod can break with it. This is handy for making traps. Note that
            this will not work if one side is connected to one of the level
            boundaries.
    
    ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-:---------:
                                   Connectors: Winch                    | (DC.09) |
    ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-:---------:
    
    A) Wire Support
    o-------------o-------o--------o----------------------------------------------o
    | Switch Mode | Type  | Status | Effect                                       |
    o-------------o-------o--------o----------------------------------------------o
    | On/Off      | Any   | On     | Winch expands/contracts as normal.           |
    |             |       |--------+----------------------------------------------|
    |             |       | Off    | Winch remains still.                         |
    |-------------+-------+--------+----------------------------------------------|
    | One-Shot    | Any   | On     | Flipper "In" -                               |
    |             |       |        | Winch quickly contracts, then slowly expands |
    |             |       |        | again until it's fully expanded. Cannot      |
    |             |       |        | trigger this action again until it is        |
    |             |       |        | resting.                                     |
    |             |       |        |----------------------------------------------|
    |             |       |        | Flipper "Out" -                              |
    |             |       |        | Winch quickly expands, then slowly contracts |
    |             |       |        | again until it is fully contracted. Cannot   |
    |             |       |        | trigger this action again until it is        |
    |             |       |        | resting.                                     |
    |-------------+-------+--------+----------------------------------------------|
    | Directional | 3-Way | Middle | Winch remains still.                         |
    |             |       |--------+----------------------------------------------|
    |             |       | Pulled | Winch will expand or contract based on which |
    |             |       |        | direction the switch is pulled.              |
    |             |-------+--------+----------------------------------------------|
    |             | Other | On     | Winch fully expands.                         |
    |             |       |--------+----------------------------------------------|
    |             |       | Off    | Winch fully contracts.                       |
    |-------------+-------+--------+----------------------------------------------|
    | Speed       | Any   | Normal | As the triggering object moves closer, the   |
    |             |       |        | winch will increase the speed at which it    |
    |             |       |        | expands / contracts. The max speed (based on |
    |             |       |        | the time setting) is reached when the object |
    |             |       |        | is centered in the Switch's range.           |
    |             |       |--------+----------------------------------------------|
    |             |       | Invert | As the trigger object moves father away, the |
    |             |       |        | winch will increase the speed at which it    |
    |             |       |        | expands / contracts. The max speed (based on |
    |             |       |        | is reached when the object is no longer in   |
    |             |       |        | the Switch's range.                          |
    o-------------o-------o--------o----------------------------------------------o
    
    B) Tweak Menu Options
    o-----------------o-----------------------------------------------------------o
    | Option          | Effect                                                    |
    o-----------------o-----------------------------------------------------------o
    | Maximum Length  | Sets the farthest this winch will expand.                 |
    |-----------------+-----------------------------------------------------------|
    | Minimum Length  | Sets the farthest this winch will contract.               |
    |-----------------+-----------------------------------------------------------|
    | Strength        | This determines how forcibly the winch pull this object.  |
    |                 | Should the possibility of the object colliding with other |
    |                 | lowering the strength may prevent the winch from accid-   |
    |                 | entally breaking.                                         |
    |-----------------+-----------------------------------------------------------|
    | Time            | Determines the amount of time it takes for a winch to     |
    |                 | expand or contract. The lower the number, the faster the  |
    |                 | winch goes.                                               |
    |-----------------+-----------------------------------------------------------|
    | Pause           | When not attached to a "Directional" or "One-Shot" switch,|
    |                 | this determines how long a winch will wait once it is     |
    |                 | fully expanded and fully contracted, before moving again. |
    |-----------------+-----------------------------------------------------------|
    | Sync            | When not attached to any type of switch, this determines  |
    |                 | at what time the winch will expand/contract.              |
    |-----------------+-----------------------------------------------------------|
    | Flipper Motion  | "None"                                                    |
    |                 | The time it takes a winch to both expand or contract is   |
    |                 | exactly half of the time attribute. This is the default   |
    |                 | setting, and allows for "On/Off", "Directional", and      |
    |                 | "Speed" wire support.                                     |
    |                 |-----------------------------------------------------------|
    |                 | "In"                                                      |
    |                 | The winch will contract in an instant, and will take the  |
    |                 | entire period of the time attribute to expand. This       |
    |                 | setting allows for "On/Off" and "One-Shot" wire support.  |
    |                 |-----------------------------------------------------------|
    |                 | "Out"                                                     |
    |                 | The winch will expand in an instant, and will take the    |
    |                 | entire period of the time attribute to contract. This     |
    |                 | setting allows for "On/Off" and "One-Shot" wire support.  |
    o-----------------o-----------------------------------------------------------o
    
    C) Description
            Winches are basically the combination of a piston and a string. They
            are most commonly used in platforming elements where a piece of sponge
            needs to be raised / lowered. Their flipper motion is also very unpred-
            ictable, so beware prior to using it.
    
    D) Destruction
            If either side of an object that a winch is connected to is destroyed,
            the winch will break with it. This is handy for making traps.
    
    ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-:---------:
                                   Connectors: Piston                   | (DC.10) |
    ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-:---------:
    
    A) Wire Support
    o-------------o-------o--------o----------------------------------------------o
    | Switch Mode | Type  | Status | Effect                                       |
    o-------------o-------o--------o----------------------------------------------o
    | On/Off      | Any   | On     | Piston expands/contracts as normal.          |
    |             |       |--------+----------------------------------------------|
    |             |       | Off    | Piston remains still.                        |
    |-------------+-------+--------+----------------------------------------------|
    | One-Shot    | Any   | On     | Flipper Motion "In" -                        |
    |             |       |        | Piston quickly contracts, then slowly exp-   |
    |             |       |        | ands again until it is fully expanded. This  |
    |             |       |        | cannot be triggered again until it is at a   |
    |             |       |        | complete stop.                               |
    |             |       |        |----------------------------------------------|
    |             |       |        | Flipper Motion "Out" -                       |
    |             |       |        | Piston quickly expands, then slowly con-     |
    |             |       |        | tracts again until it is fully contracted.   |
    |             |       |        | Cannot trigger this again until it is at a   |
    |             |       |        | complete stop.                               |
    |-------------+-------+--------+----------------------------------------------|
    | Directional | 3-Way | Middle | Piston remains still.                        |
    |             |       |--------+----------------------------------------------|
    |             |       | Pulled | Piston will expand/contract dependent on     |
    |             |       |        | which direction the 3-way switch is pulled.  |
    |             |-------+--------+----------------------------------------------|
    |             | Other | On     | Piston fully expands.                        |
    |             |       |--------+----------------------------------------------|
    |             |       | Off    | Piston fully contracts.                      |
    |-------------+-------+--------+----------------------------------------------|
    | Speed       | Any   | Normal | As the triggering object moves closer, the   |
    |             |       |        | piston will increase the speed at which it   |
    |             |       |        | expands / contracts. The max speed (based on |
    |             |       |        | the time setting) is reached when the object |
    |             |       |        | is centered in the Switch's range.           |
    |             |       |--------+----------------------------------------------|
    |             |       | Invert | As the trigger object moves father away, the |
    |             |       |        | piston will increase the speed at which it   |
    |             |       |        | expands / contracts. The max speed (based on |
    |             |       |        | is reached when the object is no longer in   |
    |             |       |        | the Switch's range.                          |
    o-------------o-------o--------o----------------------------------------------o
    
    B) Tweak Menu Options
    o-----------------o-----------------------------------------------------------o
    | Option          | Effect                                                    |
    o-----------------o-----------------------------------------------------------o
    | Maximum Length  | Sets the farthest this piston will expand.                |
    |-----------------+-----------------------------------------------------------|
    | Minimum Length  | Sets the farthest this piston will contract.              |
    |-----------------+-----------------------------------------------------------|
    | Strength        | This determines how forcibly the piston will push this    |
    |                 | object. Should the possibility of the object colliding    |
    |                 | with other objects is present, lowering the strength may  |
    |                 | prevent the piston from accidentally breaking.            |
    |-----------------+-----------------------------------------------------------|
    | Time            | Determines the amount of time it takes for a piston to    |
    |                 | expand or contract. The lower the number, the faster the  |
    |                 | piston goes.                                              |
    |-----------------+-----------------------------------------------------------|
    | Pause           | When not attached to a "Directional" or "One-Shot" switch,|
    |                 | this determines how long a piston will wait once it is    |
    |                 | fully extended and fully contracted, before moving again. |
    |-----------------+-----------------------------------------------------------|
    | Sync            | When not attached to any type of switch, this determines  |
    |                 | at what time the piston will extend/contract.             |
    |-----------------+-----------------------------------------------------------|
    | Is it Stiff?    | Determines if the piston will push the object straight,   |
    |                 | or if it will let the object being pushed drag or hang.   |
    |                 | Adviseable to use "stiff" most of the time.               |
    |-----------------+-----------------------------------------------------------|
    | Flipper Motion  | "None"                                                    |
    |                 | The time it takes a piston to expand/contract is exactly  |
    |                 | half of the time attribute. This is the default setting,  |
    |                 | and allows for "On/Off", "Directional", and "Speed" type  |
    |                 | wire support.                                             |
    |                 |-----------------------------------------------------------|
    |                 | "In"                                                      |
    |                 | The piston will contract in an instant, and will take the |
    |                 | entire period of the time attribute to expand. This       |
    |                 | setting allows for "On/Off" and "One-Shot" wire support.  |
    |                 |-----------------------------------------------------------|
    |                 | "Out"                                                     |
    |                 | The piston will expand in an instant, and will take the   |
    |                 | entire period of the time attribute to contract. This     |
    |                 | setting allows for "On/Off" and "One-Shot" wire support.  |
    |-----------------+-----------------------------------------------------------|
    | Backwards       | Reverses the logic on a piston of what "In" and "Out"     |
    |                 | would be. When this is specified on a Piston hooked up to |
    |                 | a "Directional" switch, it will flip the direction that   |
    |                 | the piston expands and contracts. Good for quick-fixes    |
    |                 | without having to replace the piston.                     |
    o-----------------o-----------------------------------------------------------o
    
    C) Description
            Pistons are easily among the most commonly used connector in the game.
            When used correctly, they are highly accurate, capable of high speeds,
            and can even be used as timers. They are used highly in Logic Gates,
            Elevators, or anything that needs a preset movement path.
    
    D) Destruction
            If either side of an object that a piston is connected to is destroyed,
            the piston will break with it. This is handy for making traps.
    
    
    
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