FAQ - How to make a map.

Designed a level that creates new, exciting, and challenging Armagetron game play? Or maybe just something funky. Put it right here.
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FAQ - How to make a map.

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Please visit the following links and read through them before asking questions about how to make a map, or what is wrong(broken) with the map you just made.

wiki hosted by - Lucifer
*http://wiki.armagetronad.net/index.php/Map_Making
*http://wiki.armagetronad.net/index.php/ ... ps_by_Hand
*http://wiki.armagetronad.net/index.php/Playing_Maps

Other map recources

circle creation tool - provided by nemostultae
*http://generalconsumption.org/armagetron/ellipse-maker/

map previewer - provided by nemostultae
*http://www.generalconsumption.org/armag ... p-preview/

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Post by Luke-Jr »

And don't forget to submit it to the official resource repository!
http://beta.armagetronad.net/028-link/addmaps

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dazed and confused

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i read all of those but it's not really built for someone whose new too making maps i do know how to change settings like cycle speed and that i do have dedicated downloaded but nothings really that clear on how to use dedicated to dedicate my map, The codes it shows on some of the links u gave like how to build map for beginners is pretty hard to understand and i dont know exactley where i would begin with those codes and exactley how to use them to thier full potential

got Any help for a poor confused map maker(well not quite yet a map maker :wink: ) please reply back to shed some light on the topics i've gone over thanks :D :o :o

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Post by Jonathan »

If you learn to structure your writing it should be easier to structure a map.
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Post by philippeqc »

Have a look at this tutorial http://wiki.armagetronad.net/index.php? ... _Beginners. To find it back, use the first link given by Lucifer in this post. On the page displayed are first the very complex map tutorial and second, this much easier one.

Also, read the following discussion http://forums.armagetronad.net/viewtopi ... 501#179501, you will find much information in it.

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map design

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ok but you cannot DESIGN your map there so you may need map software

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Post by ed »

You can DESIGN your map on paper, I hear graph paper is useful.
You can then MAKE your map using any number of the tools recommended in this post.
Start with simple maps and work your way up.

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Post by wrtlprnft »

Alternatively use MSPaint, KolourPaint or some other similar program to design your map. Then you can find out the coordinates of a point by moving the mouse there and looking at the status bar.
Believe it or not, that's how stonehenge came into existance (well, ok, I cheated: The source image came from google, and I used stonehenge's symmetry to my advantage thanks to gvim's keyboard macros).
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Post by QUARG »

mm the map previewer seems to be out of commision.

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Post by ed »

Yes, the site seems to be down.
I hope it's back soon. I'll be lost without the svg2aamap :(
You can use wrtlprnft's excellent map tranformer to preview and do all sorts of other weird and wonderful things to your map.

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Post by wrtlprnft »

Both svg2aamap and the previever can be checked out from SVN. I just don't know how to set up my server for ruby (and i think mod_php and mod_python are enough for that poor old 400MHz box), otherwise i'd host a replacement.

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Users of opera and firefox can use Yet Another Map Previever. Scroll down a bit for the Firefox/Greasemonkey link.
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Post by Tank Program »

Trying to setup the previewer, getting an error.

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./map-preview -o test.png stonehenge-0.0.1.aamap.xml 
Previewing stonehenge-0.0.1.aamap.xml (1 of 1)... ./../lib/map_preview/renderer.rb:41:in `initialize': undefined method `-' for nil:NilClass (NoMethodError)
        from ./map-preview:48:in `new'
        from ./map-preview:48:in `preview_image'
        from ./map-preview:68
        from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/fileutils.rb:243:in `each_with_index'
        from ./map-preview:58:in `each'
        from ./map-preview:58:in `each_with_index'
        from ./map-preview:58
Ruby 1.8.5.
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Post by wrtlprnft »

Works fine for me, same ruby version, using rmagick-1.15.7, latest map-preview revision…
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Post by epsy »

wrtlprnft wrote:<advertisement>
Users of opera and firefox can use Yet Another Map Previever. Scroll down a bit for the Firefox/Greasemonkey link.
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and it's truly excellent :D

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Post by Tank Program »

http://maptools.armagetronad.net

I'll put up the svg2aamap if someone can give me an svg that they know works to use for testing.
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