I want to make a map
I am interested in making a map and would like tips
Give us some more info?
From scratch, from an existing map etc
Historic or not?
board 3659 last edited by board 3659
@thedog I have 2 ideas, one historical, one not
both would be from scratch
As you probably know creating your own map from scratch is a lot of work.
How you tried modding the two areas you are interested in, as this is where you should start?
What are the two ideas?
@thedog I never tried to mod
I had an idea to make a map of the Sonderbund war. The 2nd one is not historical and it isn't meant to be taken seriously, it's called Manassas war (this is an idea I had since I was little and I was thinking about it for years)
I would download a map like the two ideas you have and to make/replace unit icons, flags for that map
Maybe like Napoleonic Empires or one of the US civil war maps.
I use an old version of IcoFx 1.6.4, this version is free to use.
Drag the image you want to convert into its work area
select custom button - (untick square, if not square)
set the width and height
click OK - (this will resize automatically)
File> Export Image
select png or jpg or bmp or gif
Also to learn to mod the the language of TripleA.
This will start you down the road of no return
@thedog I can get a map of the Sounderbund ar easily by googling and I used google maps so I can have a starting point for Manassas war. What language is triple A?
TheDog last edited by TheDog
It is written mainly in Java, but I think you mean to mod it, its an xml and text files. You will need Notepad++ (or similar) to edit them both.
@thedog ok thanks
@board-3659 yea to get familiar with triplea probably mod an existing map be best. POS 2 and pact_of_steel_2.xml which is a little out of date since redrum left and the http://www.starlords3k.com/XOB.html are good resources if you're not aware of them.
Roger Cooper has some good stuff too. Hmm... I can't seem to find his.
These mostly deal with the xml. The graphics are different