Posted 06 September 2016 - 08:25 PM
Posted 06 September 2016 - 08:31 PM
Posted 06 September 2016 - 08:51 PM
Posted 07 September 2016 - 01:23 AM
Posted 07 September 2016 - 05:23 AM
What layers are to be displayed can be supplied on a command line or in a configuration file. The file method is used by Zian when he wants special views and for the standard processing I do automatically. The same systems are used to also produce layered maps for each individual .elm at 2kx2k resolution (4x what was used for the continent view) so that the mapmakers can work with the details.
As to what everything there means, how to use them. and other details, Zian has been tasked with documenting all that for the mapmakers once things quiet down on this release cycle. That way moving forward all mapmakers will be able to see all the information on their work without having to figure out how to install and run a bunch of tools on their systems or bogging down their machines while processing. All this is being done on a server that mapmakers will be able to upload multiple files to and I'm working out the details for how they can initiate processing (I currently due that with one command).
It's been a busy crazy 3 weeks putting all this together, but the mapmakers needed this sort of detailed information beyond the auditing tools that have also been provided. Would have taken a lot longer, but it does use a lot of the server code to read in the .elm & .def's exactly the same way the server does and all the image processing is using an open source library. Using the server code also means if the server would have problems with anything, this tool probably will also, so fewer fatal errors can reach the server.
Posted 07 September 2016 - 06:08 AM
Posted 07 September 2016 - 06:33 AM
But I still think that new maps theirselves won't be enough to gather new people or catch people's interest. There should be new stuff with new maps to increase the impact such as new perks, new items, new mobs and spawns.
You put so much effort that I would be really sad if it doesn't do the effect that we are expecting. So we gotta make sure it worths.
But still, new maps look promising. They are a bit different than original EL maps which is also a good thing.
Good job and keep up the good work all of you!
Posted 07 September 2016 - 06:41 AM
One reason that marked up map was posted was to help people realize hoe much information has to be taken into account with maps beyond making them look good ... and whats shown is a subset of that. SAWolf for example gets her own custom continent and detailed maps to help with spawns.
Posted 07 September 2016 - 06:50 AM
Posted 21 May 2017 - 03:25 AM
now get this map as tab map in game it would be real awesome
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