Some maps by FeXoR

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Some maps by FeXoR

Post by FeXoR » October 5th, 2017, 8:14 pm

Hi Battle for Wesnoth community :Awesome:

First I'd like to thank everyone involved in developing this wonderful piece of open source software both in terms of well designed game mechanics and lovely artistic content.

After playing BfW for a while I noticed that I happen to like smaller maps with small patches of the same terrain type much more (and it seams to me that it's because of the game mechanics and maybe because I become to attached to the units I produced ;) )

So I started to create maps and some of them actually to my liking ... so here I am to share them in hope of someone enjoying them as well or give me tips what to look out for and what to avoid.

River Duel
Tiny 2 player map I find beautiful. It's also quite interesting to play for most of the fighting happens around the center bridge and the two Merfolk cities nearby don't provide good shelter for most units.
River Duel.jpg
River Duel overview
FeXoR - 2 River Duel.map
River Duel map file
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4 Halls of Fire
Small 4 player map ... that became my favorite map to play. I'm not quite sure what details to add to the halls that look quite empty. But gameplay wise I'm very satisfied with the outcome. Prone to many level 2 units with default settings.
4 Halls of Fire.jpg
4 Halls of Fire overview
FeXoR - 4 Halls of Fire.map
4 Halls of Fire map file
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Volcano
Quite nice to play 4 player map. I'm not quite enjoying the design yet, especially the border but also the recurring patterns of tiles in the center. Tips welcome.
(No preview due to restricted number of file uploads)
FeXoR - 4 Volcano.map
Volcano map file
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Since I am not allowed to add more files I'll stop for now.
Input about designing maps is very welcome.

Feel free to use, rename, edit or do whatever you like with the files.
Note that these are just map files and I only used the content available in the map editor yet (though I'd like to add some static ships to Volcano's "harbors").
I didn't dive into the scenario file editing yet (Documentation link?).

I'm a random map developer from the 0 A.D. team BTW. BfW map design is quite different though due to the extreme limitation of tiles (at least for map sizes I enjoy playing the most ;D ).

May many open source projects prosper ;)

[EDIT: Fixed typo and messed up sentence]
Last edited by FeXoR on October 5th, 2017, 11:34 pm, edited 3 times in total.

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Re: Some maps by FeXoR

Post by shadowm » October 5th, 2017, 9:57 pm

Moved to Multiplayer Development since these aren’t for single-player mode.
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Re: Some maps by FeXoR

Post by PapaSmurfReloaded » October 17th, 2017, 10:51 pm

They look pretty nice. :D

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Re: Some maps by FeXoR

Post by FeXoR » May 16th, 2019, 12:17 pm

First the missing screenshot of the Volcano map of my last post:
Volcano.jpg

...and some more...

Mountain Rivers
A 4 players map with unpassable center for everyone against everyone else or 2 teams of two players.
Mountain Rivers.png
FeXoR - 4 Mountain Rivers.map
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Small Kings
A 40x20 2 player map in an underground dwarven kingdom with mines and water caves.
Small Kings.png
FeXoR - 2 Small Kings.map
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Skoal :!:

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Re: Some maps by FeXoR

Post by josteph » May 17th, 2019, 6:04 pm

@FeXoR These maps look nice :) Do consider packaging them as an add-on and uploading them to the add-on server so players who don't visit the forum can find them too!

Also, belated welcome. I think terrain has less of an effect on gameplay in 0ad than in wesnoth, doesn't it? In wesnoth movement and defense vary by terrain and unit, I don't know of anything like that in 0ad.

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Re: Some maps by FeXoR

Post by EarthCake » May 17th, 2019, 6:23 pm

Maps are great but in "Small Kings" there should be more rough terrain. You see, the terrain is flat with 40% defense, and everyone would try to avoid combat there.

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Re: Some maps by FeXoR

Post by FeXoR » June 25th, 2019, 10:42 pm

@josteph: Well, in 0 A.D. there's a limit of inclination units can pass, placing trees so smaller units can pass through but siege engines can't (though hell for the pathfinder) and elevation grants a bonus to range attacks. But, yes, it's a very different game and The Battle for Wesnoth's terrain influences gameplay a lot.
I'll consider adding some maps as an add-on. Thanks for the invitation to do so ;)

@EarthCake: Yea, I don't really considered that map ready as seen here. Maybe I shouldn't have uploaded it x)

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Re: Some maps by FeXoR

Post by FeXoR » June 27th, 2019, 2:33 pm

And the next two maps ;)

Meander
A deep elegantly curled river leads to an interesting gameplay with different preferable routes by unit types.
2 Meander Hex13.png
FeXoR - 2 Meander Hex13.map
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2 Webs
A road net interlinked with a river net lead to this map - a bit crammed for my taste.
2 Webs Hex11.png
FeXoR - 2 Webs Hex11.map
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Now starting to play around with 1.14.

P.S.: I hope this double post is acceptable :o

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Re: Some maps by FeXoR

Post by PapaSmurfReloaded » June 27th, 2019, 4:35 pm

Meander is really pretty. :mrgreen:

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Re: Some maps by FeXoR

Post by EarthCake » June 28th, 2019, 12:02 pm

I would recommend more villages for both last two maps.

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Re: Some maps by FeXoR

Post by Gwledig » July 18th, 2019, 11:30 pm

Some of your maps remind me of games like Might and Magic and Age of Wonders... very neat and beautifully designed.
I might if it's OK put a few of these on some of my mods like Chaoz battle of the wizards, which is pretty easy to use normal maps in theese MP mods, just takes a few lines of WML to load the macros etc, for my mods into the MP scenario... I have also re-added my mods back onto 114 today, so adding some of your maps might be my next big move :/

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