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Map Editor?
« on: January 05, 2009, 12:15:26 am »
Is it possible to come up with a map editor so one can make campaigns of their own? I have a few ideas for some...

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Re: Map Editor?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2009, 11:53:59 am »
I've got a lot of ideas, but no time to edit Machines... Map editor would be a very useful tool :)

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Re: Map Editor?
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2009, 09:40:45 am »
I think this is harder than it looks. If you use metaex to extract all the data to the data directory / planet directories you can see the portal / domain (navigation / obstacles). The tricky bit is recreating the psf and bin files that exist in the pdata directory. those use the "never to be reverse engineered binary format". So you could in principle create a map editor that output the correct text file formats but the binary bits are impossible.
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Re: Map Editor?
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2009, 05:47:38 pm »
Is it possible to come up with a map editor so one can make campaigns of their own? I have a few ideas for some...

You know, there is a way to, using the meta-extractor, look at the map's tiles, positions, heights, etc...
They're quite hard to understand though...
Have you checked out any of my mods?
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Re: Map Editor?
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2009, 11:14:39 am »
T'would be quite complicated to both make and use this map-editor, if somebody made it as simple as the Warcraft 3 editor that might've been much much easier.

Though best of luck to anybody who makes one!

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Re: Map Editor?
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2009, 05:08:43 pm »
A map editor would be really usefull as you would beable to design your own campains. Also it might get more people playing on it.
Other games like half life 2 have a map editor when you buy it in on steam so you can
design your own mod or level

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Re: Map Editor?
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2009, 09:24:32 am »
does exist a map editor? its hard to create one

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Re: Map Editor?
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2009, 11:44:56 am »
No, there aren't any yet(ironic?:P), sorry :|

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Re: Map Editor?
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2009, 01:29:30 pm »
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Re: Map Editor?
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2009, 05:53:34 pm »
HAHA That's an informative advertisement.
Have you checked out any of my mods?
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Re: Map Editor?
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2009, 07:15:10 am »
HAHA That's an informative advertisement.

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Re: Map Editor?
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2010, 04:07:15 pm »
Map generator better, what about that idea?

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Re: Map Editor?
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2010, 04:41:09 pm »
What? We just need Foley to finish his.
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Re: Map Editor?
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2010, 09:17:20 pm »
i try to find some editor
but i cant find anithing
i keep searching if i find somethin
i post  :mrgreen:

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Re: Map Editor?
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2010, 10:28:39 am »
When I was playing Machines I especially like the "claustrophobic" (Klaustrophobie in the german version so I dunno what it is in english) map and fort-like map. I would really like making more of those kinda maps.