small 8-player map for review-my first

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small 8-player map for review-my first

Post by Thrawn » June 5th, 2006, 11:45 am

1. Sounding out support for small, many player maps (8-10). Sound like a good idea, I've gotten a few ideas, so.

2. How exactly do the map tags work?

3. Just a question about the map editor: does it pretty much just form a .cfg file with placing terrain merely a visual way to make it more interesting, or is it more complicated? ( I'm just curious, as it made making maps more interesting)
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Post by toms » June 5th, 2006, 12:07 pm

2: just type [map], then insert the map data, then [/map] and you are ready.
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Post by Thrawn » June 5th, 2006, 12:19 pm

toms wrote:2: just type [map], then insert the map data, then [/map] and you are ready.
:) how should it work? Do you copy the .cfg file into [ map] [ /map] tags?
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Post by toms » June 5th, 2006, 12:33 pm

_ :oops: _

I wanted to show you the map BBcode and the forum software tried to make a map out of it, sorry. See my edited post now.
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Re: couple questions

Post by zookeeper » June 5th, 2006, 12:47 pm

Thrawn wrote:3. Just a question about the map editor: does it pretty much just form a .cfg file with placing terrain merely a visual way to make it more interesting, or is it more complicated? ( I'm just curious, as it made making maps more interesting)
I don't really understand what you're trying to ask here. But in any case: the map editor doesn't create any .cfg's. It just creates text files that contain the rectangular block of letters that make up the map.

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Post by toms » June 5th, 2006, 12:54 pm

I was not sure but I think he means a startinddialog where you write name, id, description, etc. and the cfg file is automatically created.
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Post by scott » June 5th, 2006, 1:20 pm

Here is a map:

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If you save that rectangle of letters into a text file, then you have a map.

If you save that text file in (userdata)/editor/maps then the game will recognize it and you can play on it.

It is possible to do the same thing with a .cfg file, but a .cfg file is NOT necessary unless you have a need to make an entire multiplayer scenario.

On the forum, the [ map ] tag lets you show the map to other forum users but it is not used in the game.

Here's that same map.

[map]
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[/map]
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Post by Dragon Master » June 5th, 2006, 6:47 pm

I am so going to try an MP game on that map.

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Post by Free » June 6th, 2006, 3:54 am

Dragon Master wrote:I am so going to try an MP game on that map.
Okay, I'll play you.

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Post by Elvish_Pillager » June 6th, 2006, 10:06 am

Wow, that's actually a fairly balanced map! :shock:
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Post by Zhukov » June 6th, 2006, 11:20 am

:roll: Ya don't say.

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Post by Wintermute » June 6th, 2006, 2:38 pm

Elvish Pillager wrote:Wow, that's actually a fairly balanced map! :shock:
Are you insane!!? This map is so unbalanced! Player two has a huge advantage over player one, since his keep is more protected!! Plus no one can beat dwarves. :D



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Post by Disto » June 6th, 2006, 4:18 pm

lol Play this map as Lavinians and see what happens. Hehe
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Post by turin » June 6th, 2006, 4:26 pm

50% defense on grassland. :twisted:
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Post by Thrawn » June 7th, 2006, 3:24 pm

8-player, really small map :twisted:

50 gold, 2g/v, preferably no extremes of experience, and slightly bad for dwarves, but my first attempt :)

[map]
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