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Suggestion for map editor: Graphic files as overlays


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Hi,

last night I played around with the map editor a little bit and this idea came to my mind.

I'd like to load a image file (bmp or whatever) as an overlay in the map editor to make it easier to place buidlings an roads in the proper places.

Example: I got an image (e.g. Google earth) with 1024x768 pixles and I know the exact dimensions of the area (2x3 kilometers). In the editor I choose "Load Overlay from file" and choose my bmp-file.

Now I got my image underneath my editor view. If I zoom in and out the image changes accordingly.

Any chance to have something like this in the future?

Jens

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Yeah ! That is a great idea !

It was implemented in the Mapping Mission tool for the CMx1 and it was really helpful !! Also great was the possibility of exporting a grey-colored bmp representing different heighs into a CM map, I would love any of those functionalities in a future CM game.

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Well, back on topic, it would be nice if someone official might make short statement.

[ ] No problem. It's easy to programm and you'll see it with the next patch.

[ ] Nice idea, but other things are more important. We'll put it on the list.

[ ] Idea is crap. Don't waste our time mate.

[ ] jesus, that jens198 dude is brilliant. We should pay that guy for such great suggestions.

Jens

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Originally posted by Captain Pies:

Mapping Mission has this capability. Hopefully a skilled member of the community might come up with something similar if BFC allow us to get at the format for maps.

Sorry to ask again. But what do you mean with "Mapping mission"?

Jens

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MM (Mapping Mission) is a wonderful tool by L.Tankersley to edit maps and export them to CM

It has features such as overlaying a bmp, or reading a bmp with a height or terrain color-code and other utilities to simplify the map creation process.

The only pro is that since the scenario format of CM is a proprietary format, the communication between MM and CM is done in a very unreliable way: generating key events from MM while staying in the CM editor

I think the last version of MM was the 1.12, that you can find here

http://www.battlefront.com/cgi-bin/bbs/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=6;t=003400;p=1#000000

You can see some screenshots of MM here

http://cmscw.50webs.com/tutorials/tm-4-edicion.htm

Best regards

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Originally posted by magomar:

MM (Mapping Mission) is a wonderful tool by L.Tankersley to edit maps and export them to CM

It has features such as overlaying a bmp, or reading a bmp with a height or terrain color-code and other utilities to simplify the map creation process.

The only con is that since the scenario format of CM is a proprietary format, the communication between MM and CM is done in a very unreliable way: generating key events from MM while staying in the CM editor

I think the last version of MM was the 1.12, that you can find here

http://www.battlefront.com/cgi-bin/bbs/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=6;t=003400;p=1#000000

You can see some screenshots of MM here

http://cmscw.50webs.com/tutorials/tm-4-edicion.htm

Best regards

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