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OzzyOuzo
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map to png

Post by OzzyOuzo »

Hello,

Is it possible to export any openra map (oramap) to a png ?
(preferably using the correct size/pixel ratio and only with tiles and no overlays (ore, gems) nor units.)


any help is welcome.

thx

Ronald
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Re: map to png

Post by Ronald »

Is it possible to export any openra map (oramap) to a png ?
I do not know if there already is a tool for it, but that would surely be a handy one

Possible work-a-round:
1 - Load the map inside the Map Editor or..
1 - Play 1vrs1 Skirmish game on the map with "Fog of War" turned of -> gives full map overview on screen
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2 - Use a fullscreen printscreen tool -> for example "Lightscreen" https://lightscreen.com.ar/)
3 - Make a lot of overlapping printscreens from the map
4 - Stitch the printscreens back together in a graphics package -> for example: Gimp https://www.gimp.org/
5 - Save the map image on your harddisk again.

Yes - i know - this can be a lot of work on big(ger) maps, but al least it works.

OzzyOuzo
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Re: map to png

Post by OzzyOuzo »

Hello,

Well, i was thinking/waiting about some kind of working commands from openra utilities ^^
(documentation is really poor about it.. pseudo use examples that don't help at all etc..)

i still haven't digged too much into this but all the attempts have failed gracefuly so maybe it would need additionnal code into the utility itself or a new set of utilities ^^

Thx for the reply. :)

Ronald
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Re: map to png

Post by Ronald »

OzzyOuzo wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:28 am
1. Well, I was thinking/waiting about some kind of working commands from openra utilities ^^
(documentation is really poor about it.. pseudo use examples that don't help at all etc..)
You are right about this subject. There still is much much work to be done in this area ...

2. Option 2 - Get a reply / answers: The OpenRa Discord server over here:
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Take a look in the following OpenRa Discord chat-rooms;
- Modding --------------- People who add a new / adapt an existing OpenRA Mod's
- Mapmaking ----------- People who create new / adapt existing OpenRA maps
- Developers-dungeon - The place where most OpenRa (core) developers hang out
I hope that you will find someone there who, can help you find an answer to your "map to png" question


3. Option 3 - Contact a Mapmaker who has uploaded a map with a big image attached to it
- Go to the OpenRa Resource website https://resource.openra.net/
- Find a map which has a (bigger-then-a-thumbnail) map-image added to it.
For example these maps:
https://resource.openra.net/maps/33769/ - created by "Strauss"
https://resource.openra.net/maps/33735/ - created by "Insurrection"

- Contact the map-maker(s) and ask them how they have created their (bigger) map-image.

Good luck!

Matt
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Re: map to png

Post by Matt »

There is a ticket about this at https://github.com/OpenRA/OpenRA/issues/2762

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