Your First World

by Dantom
A simple project to get you started. [More]
To download this demo for your Linux/Mac installation, enter this on your command line:

DreamDownload byond://Dantom.YourFirstWorld##version=7

Emulator users, in the BYOND pager go to File | Open Location and enter this URL:


Version 6.1
Date added: Dec 8 2000
Last updated: Sep 8 2012
247 fans
Begin your journey to DM wizardry. This simple project guides you through the first steps of using the Dream Maker compiler to build a multi-player world.

Thanks to LordAndrew for maintaining the tutorial.


Cyber Gaming: (Sep 16 2016, 11:44 pm)
Frozensiox wrote:
Hey! I'm having trouble downloading this.

The error I get when I press on download:

"The address wasn't understood

Firefox doesn't know how to open this address, because one of the following protocols (byond) isn't associated with any program or is not allowed in this context.

You might need to install other software to open this address."

And I have byond installed/unpacked.

I know this post is older than dirt but, how you fix that issue is by uninstalling Byond, then reinstall it. The problem will be fixed.
Rustyspoons: (Aug 2 2016, 2:55 pm)
Hey, I just happened to see this because I had the same problem. I don't think this tutorial has been updated recently to keep up with changes to the engine itself. Anyway, there's an easy fix for this part at least.

Open the project in DM, and go to the Build drop down menu at the top, then click "Preferences for Your First World"

Check the top box, then compile and it should come up with no errors.

I think at some point it's changed so that it doesn't automatically check sub-folders for resources unless you manually allow it.
Supboi5503: (Apr 24 2016, 2:43 pm)
this doesnt work for me, whenever i open map.dmm, it always says "Compilation errors present; recompile (CTRL+K) and correct them in order to use the object tree & edit maps."
But, whenever i do recompile it gives me 6 errors saying that it cannot find the .dmi files for the icons. Any tips/help?

P.S. the errors say:
loading Your First World.dme 'player.dmi': cannot find file 'rat.dmi': cannot find file 'floor.dmi': cannot find file 'wall.dmi': cannot find file 'cheese.dmi': cannot find file 'scroll.dmi': cannot find file
Your First World.dmb - 6 errors, 0 warnings (4/24/16 4:43 pm)
Frozensiox: (Nov 27 2014, 9:53 pm)
Ah alright, thanks for reminding me Lord :), didn't have that in mind so that should actually do it haha, thank you for the quick response and the help!

[Edit] Just solved the problem, which was that when I downloaded Byond, I downloded the .zip file instead of the .exe, so I didn't really install Byond, but now I have.

Still, thanks again for the help :)!
LordAndrew: (Nov 27 2014, 7:26 pm)
Hey there. I'm not very good at diagnosing these kind of issues, but the folks over at the BYOND Help forums may be able to help you.