It's been almost 8 years now since I first visited SC2 Mapster. I sure got a lot out of this place. Never really experimented with video game programming aside from some website-related objects and my econometrics work. To be honest that was pretty limited, R-wise and limdep--occult stuff I didn't use much and most people didn't use at all. This really has been my major foray into the world of the technically adept as far as software engineering goes. I enjoyed the BW editor but never placed quite this much time into development.
Quick technical question: Anyone know how to change scroll speed in the editor? I'm still using mouse wheel scroll, and it gets a little slow toward the Terrain.
I'd probably like to wrap up or complete a project or two before the end of time (where SC2 is concerned). Any major revisions to the site that I haven't noticed? I see there aren't main page videos any more, tragically.
Also, any new assets? I remember there was a lot of custom stuff available, especially some UI-related scroll features. No new vids?
If you're talking side to side scrolling, I usually just zoom out with the mouse wheel, right click on a spot on the terrain, then drag the mouse to the area I want to go. Goes pretty fast. And you can always goto view and reset camera to game play view if you want to go back to how stuff would look from a player perspective.
Always lots of cool new assets! But so many that I personally find it overwhelming and never know what to use! Wish there was some sort of good organization for that...
But yea, you should totally finish 5 projects and share them with everyone! Good luck!
Yeah, sounds about right. I'm working on low terrain near the map bounds and it seems that when the height of the camera is lower it takes a lot of time and effort to scroll about. No big deal. I'll look back at it later or take another angle.
Yeah, there's probably quite a bit of stuff available. I haven't really looked through the new assets for the second expansion. My time has been pretty wrapped up since that point, although I have done some mapping. It looks like I'm near the tail end of stuff regarding the site at the moment, and it's definitely a shame about the main page.
I will hopefully be completing a project some time soon. I guess we'll see. Would be pretty exciting to breathe a little life into the SC2 community with spare time. I know I always wanted to be a more influential source of Starcraft-stuff. At least in the UMS/Arcade-related department.