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External map maker

Postby Bamboozle » Sat May 04, 2013 11:49 am

Sorry if there's one right under my nose, but I can't seem to find an external map maker. It would be great if someone could link me to one or something, I'd like to make a few huge maps.
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Re: External map maker

Postby Walker » Sat May 04, 2013 12:48 pm

I'd like to make a few huge maps.


This feels like I would be aiding and abetting a crime now.
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Re: External map maker

Postby Bamboozle » Sat May 04, 2013 2:22 pm

I'm not sure what you mean, by "huge" I'm just saying over 40x40.
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Re: External map maker

Postby Morgan_Leah » Sat May 04, 2013 2:37 pm

He means that there has never been, and never will be, a good map that is larger than 40x40.
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Re: External map maker

Postby Bamboozle » Sat May 04, 2013 2:49 pm

I was just wanting to create a few geographical maps, maybe a sprite map. I'm not going to parade my maps around like they're the best things ever, and you can obviously choose an ignore a map if you don't feel it's good enough. I was simply curious as to how maps over 8 players and 40x40 tiles are made.
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Re: External map maker

Postby theether » Sun May 05, 2013 4:02 am

Here are some map editors listed:
viewtopic.php?f=33&t=13917
Have fun :)
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Re: External map maker

Postby Electricwolf » Thu May 09, 2013 11:09 am

All those map makers seem to limit you to 40x40, which is smaller than some maps I have seen.
One of the newest maps created is 50x50, so I'm guessing an external map maker must have been used for that.

And the number of players is limited to 8 on the sites map maker. If I wanted to make a map with more than 8 teams, would adding more teams HQs allow more than 8 players to play on a map?

Are the map dimension and player limitations due to something in the server or because maps smaller than 40x40 are hard to make and hard to balance?


(if you give me the information to make big maps, I will try my hardest not to screw them up)
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Re: External map maker

Postby BullGooseAnon » Thu May 09, 2013 4:25 pm

i'd actually argue that a bigger map is easier to balanced since the smaller the map the more inherently sharp the game play is in the opening - the real reason that nobody wants or likes to is because it would literally take years to complete on this site.

I once played on a 4040 map that lasted well over a year in fact it lasted so long that the server eventually deleted - so long that I was able to go on a deployment, and find the thing still sitting there waiting for me, lol.
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Re: External map maker

Postby theether » Thu May 09, 2013 4:33 pm

I never made such big maps, so i didn't know those map makers are limiting the size :oops:
the only thing that allows for giant maps should be to create the map via text editor, i guess.

how to do that is explained here:
http://amarriner.com/awbw_forum/viewtopic.php?t=9200
i never tried this myself, though

nevertheless, i hope this time i could help :)
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Re: External map maker

Postby Everzwijn » Thu May 09, 2013 4:46 pm

No, the text editor won't let you break the 40x40 limit. It'll let you do other silly things like put in black squares and have 9+ players on a map though.

Breaking the size limit is done in a rather silly way. See this page of the wiki for details.
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