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Jan 22, 2016Posted in: General Chat
Sup fellow mapsters, how do you make your maps? Like idea generation and actually creating. Do you terrain first, paint, then doodad? Data first? Where do you get ideas?
For me, I've got scores of unfinished maps that seemed like good ideas until halfway through the execution. The ones that actually work end up being based on a music piece. I'll come across some music (usually from another game) and I use that as a base for a map. Music paints a picture in my head, and I try to evoke that feeling through gameplay.
Example: . This is where the map Rising Tide from Marauders came from. I got a picture of enemies slowly walking up to you while being imposing.
Example 2: It's extremely heroic sounding, so I had the idea of a small team absolutely obliterating scores of enemies, and Team BAMF was made.
As for creation, I do data, cliffs, doodads, paint, pathing, points/regions, triggers, custom art (loading screen, wireframes). Almost always in that order.
Jan 21, 2016Posted in: Map Feedback
I actually did change mission 2 a little with the area where Bob is. It now has way less impalers on the cliffs. Rising Tide was indeed supposed to be hard. That's also why its endless.
The strat i used was to make a ton of workers up front, making sure to redirect them away from attack waves. The attack waves usually come from one or two sides at a time, and Yogg-Saron always shows up where the attack is coming from. I got to about 40 in-game minutes before i called it quits.
I am surprised you liked Marauding that much. On my personal list, its near the bottom with only Firejumpers being lower.
Jan 18, 2016acidragoon posted a message on [Blender] How to create an animated coin model for Starcraft 2 with BlenderPosted in: Tutorials
Yep that did it. Feel like a retard now.
I figured it was like some other third party plugins that stick to one version. Guess not.
Jan 16, 2016acidragoon posted a message on [Blender] How to create an animated coin model for Starcraft 2 with BlenderPosted in: Tutorials
Hey man, doing gods work here.
I get an error every time i try to export. Even if i import a base model and immediately try to export, same error.
I have zero modeling skills and couldn't find anything similar on search. What do you make of it?
Jan 14, 2016Posted in: UI Development
I know how to mpq edit and replace files and w/e, but I can't find the stupid thing
I read all the topics i could find regarding the location, but nothing matches up with my install directory. They all say to start a folder that I don't have.
I've attached a picture. Anyone know what's up?
Jan 11, 2016Posted in: Artist Tavern
Lets say someone wanted to change the color of the in-game UI. Thats like a billion images right? Most of them are similar in color too, so you can apply the same color filters to almost every picture.
However, thats a lot of pictures amirite? Is there a way to edit every picture at the same time? I typically use GIMP and Irfanview. GIMP can't export to .dds and also apply the color filter in a batch. There's plugins for one or the other, but not both. Doing these steps separately also screws with the transparency. Irfanview can easily mass edit, but it can't export into .dds. Anyone know of some alternatives? My google-fu has failed me.
I'm using the color rotation map in GIMP btw. So so handy. No need to replace 50 colors individually.
Jan 7, 2016Posted in: Map Feedback
For my maps, open the file directly. The editor will open and the map will load (takes a bit). If all you get is empty terrain, open it again.
Ignore any messages or windows that pop up.
On the toolbar near the top and to the right, theres a green SC2 icon. Click on it and the map will load into SC2. The icon is called "Test map" when highlighted.
Jan 6, 2016Posted in: Map Feedback
Sup folks, I'd like some feedback on Marauders! It's got 10 maps so far, with the most recent addition coming after a 2 year hiatus.
Instead of copy/pasting the entire project description, heres the page: http://www.sc2mapster.com/maps/marauders-orbital-drop/
I never really got much feedback after the first map except from my man DEFILERRULEZ. I'm also open to any map ideas as long as marauders can be shoehorned into it.
Have some pictures:
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