Mapping tools / references

Gathering mapping tools, references and guides in a single place.

Information and discussion for custom maps and mods.
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Mapping tools / references

Post by FRenzy »

Tools :

MapSketcher (Credits: SirCake) : ... apSketcher
" This is a first version (v0.1) of the Map Sketcher. It is capable of converting .bmp images to openra maps. ..."

Introducing : MapTools (Credits: FRenzy)
(tools like mirror, append, scale, ...)

For both these tools :
- For Windows : Build the project with "make.cmd", and type "all"
(Otherwise, see : )
- Run "launch-game.cmd" , choose your mod
- The tools will be then found in the traditional "Map Editor" in-game.

Utility : Mainly to resize a map (not scale, only change the boundaries), cf -resize command.

Guides :

Competitive Map Making Discussion :

Team maps Mapmaking Workshop (2v2, 3v3) :

Github guide :

Compilations :

1v1 map compilation (cross mods) :

Team maps compilation (cross mods) :

For scripted maps / missions :

Follow OpenRA's Github in general :
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Re: Mapping tools / references

Post by zypres »

This is great. Thank you!

Can you also update with best ways to contacts for questions? Community? Advanced map for showcase?

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Re: Mapping tools / references

Post by FRenzy »

Yes maybe we could make a list of interesting modded maps. I actually once download quite a few, I'm not sure however if I kept track of them ... I'll have a look

As for contacts and community links, they're all on the OpenRA website, but I can link them again, np

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Re: Mapping tools / references

Post by Printer »

Is there away to copy paste elements from one map to another?

I've made a few revisions of a large map and after adjusting it, found I just needed tiny bit more for what I was aiming for.

I SHOULD have just made the map bigger and then added to it
with the utility in the first place. However, now I am stuck with some work done and not wanting to go back and re-do it.

So is it possible to copy paste between maps?

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Re: Mapping tools / references

Post by SirCake »

You can copy-paste / rename the actors in the map.yaml file. Trees, taks and starting positions.

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