Milky Way Edit is designed to be a simple gui based editor for starcraft 2 maps. IT is meant to allow map editing before the galaxy edit comes out.Plans are to support editing of galaxy files, editing/cloning/addition of gamedata, placing/editing of units, editing map info and player info(race, position, color)

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  • Avatar of NovaZamar NovaZamar Apr 15, 2010 at 23:03 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there another update coming shortly? I'd like to see the Units and such categorized into their respective race and class, Terran Units, Protoss Buildings, etc

  • Avatar of litch100 litch100 Apr 15, 2010 at 22:48 UTC - 0 likes

    Ok, the editor isn't starting up for some reason. Everythign shoudl be working but my directory is c: not f:. I put the editor in the directory.

  • Avatar of HPX HPX Apr 13, 2010 at 15:50 UTC - 0 likes

    For those who are having problems, try changing the regional settings to US. For me the solution was to change Formats. Worth a try to fiddle around there and change everything you can to US step by step and try. :)

    "I can't lose as long as I keep winning."
    Arthas- / HP-X on IRC

  • Avatar of Antimatterthunder Antimatterthunder Apr 12, 2010 at 22:38 UTC - 0 likes

    Im getting the same error as begebies... Whenever i try to do anything at all. open, save, i always get this error. can someone tell me what i am doing wrong so i can get started moding plz? Any help would be much appreciated

    See the end of this message for details on invoking just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

    ** Exception Text ** System.Collections.Generic.KeyNotFoundException: The given key was not present in the dictionary. at System.ThrowHelper.ThrowKeyNotFoundException() at System.Collections.Generic.Dictionary`2.get_Item(TKey key) at SC2Map.GetGameData(String DataName) at SC2Map.Save(String Path) at SC2Map.Save() at SC2MapEditor.EditorForm.launchMapToolStripMenuItem_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e) at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.RaiseEvent(Object key, EventArgs e) at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem.OnClick(EventArgs e) at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.HandleClick(EventArgs e) at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.HandleMouseUp(MouseEventArgs e) at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.FireEventInteractive(EventArgs e, ToolStripItemEventType met) at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.FireEvent(EventArgs e, ToolStripItemEventType met) at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mea) at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripDropDown.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mea) at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks) at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m) at System.Windows.Forms.ScrollableControl.WndProc(Message& m) at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip.WndProc(Message& m) at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripDropDown.WndProc(Message& m) at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m) at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m) at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

    ** Loaded Assemblies ** mscorlib Assembly Version: Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3082 (QFE.050727-3000) CodeBase: file:///c:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll -------- SC2MapEditor

  • Avatar of sanktanglia sanktanglia Apr 10, 2010 at 21:33 UTC - 0 likes

    avgnerd, thats some unsupported tag in behaviordata that will be fixed next release, will test with that map to see what error is thrown

  • Avatar of avgnerd avgnerd Apr 09, 2010 at 22:31 UTC - 0 likes

    hmm.. why get an 'unsupported xml tag' error? plz help :(

    and if open extr3m.s2ma with milky way editor.

    get Throw an exception error

    Last edited Apr 10, 2010 by avgnerd
  • Avatar of begebies begebies Apr 09, 2010 at 20:10 UTC - 0 likes

    @sanktanglia: I didn't have the map open with any other editor, because I have no other editor installed. I was just trying to open the native Blistering Sands, if it's worth mentioning. I'll try it again later.

    EDIT: I've noticed that the right game strings for the map load, but nothing else does and the error still occurs... Weird.

    Last edited Apr 09, 2010 by begebies

    begebies - 2D and 3D artist

  • Avatar of sanktanglia sanktanglia Apr 09, 2010 at 14:58 UTC - 0 likes

    avgnerd: try turning off showmodels for now as it doesnt work too well, also i havent actually tested with a non-us client as i dont have one available, but im downloading one now, so i should hopefully be able to fix any issues you are having

    begebies: im not sure what could be causing that, do you have the map open with any mpq editor/the game? im going to be adding more advanced error handling soon so ill be able to at least find the exact line you people are erroring on

  • Avatar of avgnerd avgnerd Apr 09, 2010 at 13:10 UTC - 0 likes

    plz help. can't launch milky way editor.


    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

    <Settings xmlns:xsi="" xmlns:xsd="">

    <Path>C:\Program Files\StarCraft II Beta\Mods\Liberty.SC2Mod\Base.SC2Data</Path>

    <CustomDataPath />




    <BasePath>C:\Program Files\StarCraft II Beta</BasePath>





    do settings.xml delete or rename can launch but as above set can't launch milky way editor.

    how do i do?

    ps sry for my bad english

    Last edited Apr 09, 2010 by avgnerd
  • Avatar of begebies begebies Apr 08, 2010 at 20:32 UTC - 0 likes


    I can't seem to open any maps with the editor, although the mod assets seem to load fine (because I receive no error saying that the program can't find them). The following is the text I get under the error details:

    System.IO.IOException: Unable to open "C:\Users\begebies\Downloads\Important\SC2 Maps\Custom\test1.s2ma"!
       at SC2Map..ctor(String FilePath, EditorForm f)
       at SC2MapEditor.EditorForm.Dialog_FileOk(Object sender, CancelEventArgs e)
       at System.Windows.Forms.FileDialog.OnFileOk(CancelEventArgs e)
       at System.Windows.Forms.FileDialog.HandleVistaFileOk(IFileDialog dialog)

    Could someone at least give me a hint of what I'm doing wrong? Is there a special map I need to download? Thanks.


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