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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FRenzy
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Mapping tools / references

Post by FRenzy » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:33 pm

Guides :

Competitive Map Making Discussion :
viewtopic.php?t=20019

Team maps Mapmaking Workshop (2v2, 3v3) :
viewtopic.php?f=83&t=20177

Github guide :
https://github.com/OpenRA/OpenRA/wiki/Mapping

Compilations :

1v1 map compilation (cross mods) :
viewtopic.php?f=83&t=20572

Team maps compilation (cross mods) :
viewtopic.php?f=83&t=20856

Tools :

MapSketcher :
https://github.com/CH4Code/OpenRAModSDK ... apSketcher
" This is a first version (v0.1) of the Map Sketcher. It is capable of converting .bmp images to openra maps. ..."

Introducing : MapTools :
viewtopic.php?f=83&t=20568
https://github.com/FRenzy-OpenRA/OpenRA/tree/Map_Tools
(tools like mirror, append, scale, ...)

Utility : Mainly to resize a map (not scale, only change the boundaries), cf -resize command.
https://github.com/OpenRA/OpenRA/wiki/Utility


For scripted maps / missions :

Follow OpenRA's Github in general : https://github.com/OpenRA/OpenRA/wiki/Map-scripting

zypres
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Re: Mapping tools / references

Post by zypres » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:57 pm

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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FRenzy
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Re: Mapping tools / references

Post by FRenzy » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:23 pm

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

Printer
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Re: Mapping tools / references

Post by Printer » Mon May 20, 2019 9:13 pm

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 » Tue May 21, 2019 6:17 am

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

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