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Editor help - 6/23/2009 12:34:17 PM   
Ashtar

 

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I was wondering if someone can share here a few words about using the editor, I mean beside the obvious...

For instance:

a) How do I send out a scenario I designed to my fellow pbem players to start a new game? Which files should
I send out and how do they load/use them?

b) Is it possible to use the editor to further edit a running game? This would be very useful to correct eventual
bugs (like disappearing corps) or to implement the beautiful "alternate dominant powers" rules (like to increase
the morale of a new dominant power).

c) I see there is the room to load different maps, but how one should create them (which is the needed format, is there
an editor tool I cannot find, is it left out for future patches... ?)

thanks
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RE: Editor help - 6/23/2009 1:21:27 PM   
Marshall Ellis


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Ashtar:

ALL good questions...

1. I have not decided on how to package/export these scenarios yet. Technically, you need to copy the EIANW###.GED files along with the table### files which you should find in the DATA dir. This is obviously a little confusing today and I am hoping to refine this a bit in 1.07. The naming convention is : Your first scenario would be EIANW011.GED. The scenarios before that (i.e. EIANW001.GED) are the core scenarios that are packaged with the game and cannot be edited.

2. No today. I am looking at ways to load a game into the editor but that is a little messy right now BUT this is a goal. My immediate goal was to get the Editor working.

3. The maps need to come from us for now because the maps are not just maps BUT also a set of baseline data for nations, units, etc.



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RE: Editor help - 6/28/2009 11:37:34 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Marshall Ellis

3. The maps need to come from us for now because the maps are not just maps BUT also a set of baseline data for nations, units, etc.


Is it possible to get a original EiA map?
Or what other maps might be?

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RE: Editor help - 6/29/2009 12:09:19 PM   
Marshall Ellis


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quote:

ORIGINAL: j-s


quote:

ORIGINAL: Marshall Ellis

3. The maps need to come from us for now because the maps are not just maps BUT also a set of baseline data for nations, units, etc.


Is it possible to get a original EiA map?
Or what other maps might be?


We are looking at doing this. Don't have a definite yea or ETA yet but this is being looked at.



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RE: Editor help - 6/29/2009 5:38:24 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: j-s


quote:

ORIGINAL: Marshall Ellis

3. The maps need to come from us for now because the maps are not just maps BUT also a set of baseline data for nations, units, etc.


Is it possible to get a original EiA map?



Since Matrix is doing a classic scenario (according to pzndgr, their unofficial spokesman) this is a MUST, without a classic map it wouldn't be a classic scenario and hence wouldn't really be Empires in Arms.

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RE: Editor help - 6/30/2009 1:02:17 AM   
Marshall Ellis


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Ya mean somethin like this...
tease, tease ... :-)






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RE: Editor help - 6/30/2009 3:09:36 AM   
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Yes, I mean EXACTLY like that!!

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RE: Editor help - 6/30/2009 1:55:04 PM   
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It's not complete and we still haven't gotten the official nod to do this yet BUT we are "playing" around with it a bit.


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RE: Editor help - 6/30/2009 5:52:12 PM   
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Boy that map brings back good memories!


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