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MAP making tutorial - 3/31/2020 9:19:44 AM   
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Hello, I have three questions.
First I can't access the map editor despite editing the development.cfg file. - this work
Second
How to create a locations.xml file. Can the data be imported into a file from some database?
Three
Do terrain.bmp must be done manually. Is it possible to speed up the creation of this file.[

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RE: MAP making tutorial - 4/2/2020 2:38:38 PM   
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quote:

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How to create a locations.xml file. Can the data be imported into a file from some database?


I think our map designer copy+pasted every location name manually in the editor.

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Do terrain.bmp must be done manually. Is it possible to speed up the creation of this file.[


So far we haven't found a way to automate the cleanup process. The official maps have taken a massive amount of work. It would be awesome if someone could come up with a technique that speeds up map making. The only way to do it may be making maps that are more generic, using map 'assets' as the building blocks.


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RE: MAP making tutorial - 4/6/2020 3:09:18 AM   
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Hellow

thank you reply.
And you can implement at least two tools like Free Selection (Lasso) or Color Picker to speed up the work: D

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P.S This is a great game I love in it

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RE: MAP making tutorial - 4/7/2020 9:57:52 AM   
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And you can implement at least two tools like Free Selection (Lasso) or Color Picker to speed up the work: D


You mean for copy+pasting areas? That could be useful. Of course it's possible to use any image editor for more sophisticated editing features.

The mouse right-click picks a color.


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RE: MAP making tutorial - 5/20/2020 1:16:47 AM   
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Hey so I've successfully loaded in a map file and everything has gone fine - except that the majority of the map is labelled as impassable terrain. There is coastline in the map so I'm wondering, is it because the coastline is such a lower altitude to the rest of the map (between 600 and 1600 m altitude)? Is there a way to compress the altitude of a map to make it usable in the game? Or is there a way to override the impassable terrain logic in the game?

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RE: MAP making tutorial - 5/20/2020 2:16:49 PM   
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Hey so I've successfully loaded in a map file and everything has gone fine - except that the majority of the map is labelled as impassable terrain. There is coastline in the map so I'm wondering, is it because the coastline is such a lower altitude to the rest of the map (between 600 and 1600 m altitude)? Is there a way to compress the altitude of a map to make it usable in the game? Or is there a way to override the impassable terrain logic in the game?


It's not possible to override it. Perhaps we can add the .xml option in a patch.

Having low elevation in one part of the map should not make the other areas impassable. 1000 meter elevation difference sounds very mountainous to me, but I would need to see the map to know more.


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RE: MAP making tutorial - 5/24/2020 6:56:00 AM   
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I've attached the map and the heightmap in a zip. Some advice on how to go forwards would be great!

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RE: MAP making tutorial - 5/25/2020 4:49:52 PM   
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quote:

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I've attached the map and the heightmap in a zip. Some advice on how to go forwards would be great!


Is there a part in the tutorial where you'd need help?

In the tutorial section '2) using software' is mentioned the convertheight.exe tool. You can use it to compress the elevation data.


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RE: MAP making tutorial - 2/19/2021 8:55:03 AM   
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The author of the guide to this editor does not want to write it in Russian?

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RE: MAP making tutorial - 6/15/2021 9:59:20 AM   
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Is there any other way to get the SRTM data? Registration on the Earth Explorer site doesn't work for me and the SRTM downloader plugin seems to be broken.

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