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Chemkid Map install - 2/13/2019 12:11:06 AM   
keith63

 

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Hi all, was wondering if anyone could be kind enough to post directions for installing the chemkid maps.

Thanks.
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RE: Chemkid Map install - 2/13/2019 1:46:28 AM   
Trugrit


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Go to the game folder.

In Windows 10 it is easy to get to the game folder.
Right click on the desktop shortcut and under the drop down menu click on “open file location”.
If you are running the Beta it will go to the Beta folder. Up one level is the main game folder.

Go there and find the art folder. The map tiles are in there. View as icons and you will see them.

I have a large hard drive so I make a copy of the entire art folder (about 800 MB) as a backup and save it somewhere. I recommend you do the same.

Then take the chemkid map tiles and drop them in the original art file and they will overwrite the original files and you are done.

Chemkid maps come in two varieties. A set for the stock map and a set for the extended map.
Make sure to get the one you want. In your case likely the stock map.

I recommend backing up the entire art file because you may want to get into a serious art collection
in the future and are going to want some more graphic art like this:
https://sites.google.com/site/aewitplandairartwork/home/ae-witp-bitmap-downloads


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RE: Chemkid Map install - 2/13/2019 7:32:58 AM   
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The read-me instructions in the chemkid map package (which I got from a very very helpful discord link) suggest a slightly more complicated procedure. They say you must first choose a chemkid 'extended' map type (there were four variants, I think) and overwrite your stock game files with that, then - and ONLY if you want the chemkid 'stock' and not extended version - overwrite the extended files you've just installed with your chosen chemkid 'stock' map files. Which is what I did, and it works fine, though I've no idea of the mechanics of it or why you would need to do this.

But in any event, the download should come with the install instructions, which are very clear.

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RE: Chemkid Map install - 2/13/2019 11:34:44 AM   
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You don’t need to do that. There is no magic to the standard tiles.
The trick is knowing what you are doing with the maps and data files. No easy task.

R&R, border upgrades, sunny day, cloudy day etc.
He even did tiles for the AAP system.

Chemkid was a very, very talented guy.

He did a lot of things that were not just maps. Icons, GUI’s, re-shades of the backgrounds.
Flags on the bottom bars etc. I think he did some splash screens as well.

I don’t like his GUI’s and I don’t use them but I don’t deny his talent. He was and is very good.

I’ve renamed a set so that when I play a PBEM game I can play without hexes and my opponent can play with hexes.

I wonder what happened to him? Is he in witness protection? Maybe off the grid.

They say there are a lot of people living in the shadows.
I’ve been trying to find a path to the shadows for years and can’t do it.

I will raise a glass to chemkid.
I like to think of him on a tropical island surrounded by Victoria’s Secret models.
They whisper in his ear: “Hey baby, show me that cloudy day map again”





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