Here's my problem:
I have downloaded and used lots of maps. There are a very few that I actually like a lot.
Mostly for my personal use, in skirmish games, I would like the ability to add/delete/modify features, structures, etc.
This is what I need help with first and foremost.
Online tutorials to map making or editing are NON EXISTENT (please post link if you know of any).
All I was able to find was some short videos on how to paint with GIMP or such...
Let's make a list of questions / problems I have:
1. - In a map .WZ file, where is the actual map image file located????? (Image like in a .PNG, .JPG, etc file).
I mean it has to include a graphic file, right??
2. - How do you load an already existing map into FLAME in order to be able to edit it for features, shape, size, number of players, structures, etc, etc???
3. - For the life of me, I could not find any app / software that will open / display the content of the following file types: .BJO, .TTP, .GAM
Also, just starting to use FLAME, and it keeps saying cannot find tilesets??? WTF with that??
It should have access to the tilesets in the game base.wz file, right??? Or do I need to actually load those into FLAME somehow???
And now, to end this post on a funny note...
Just to realize how hell bent I am on doing this, I even went to the trouble of braking my almost 5 years of Linux sobriety oath (when I switched to Linux I swore to never, ever again use Windows or anything else made by or patented under Microsoft) That pledge did wonders for me, I guaraDamn-T-you.
Going back to Windows after so long, I realized one thing:
IT SUCKS !!!!
Sorry, but some op dude says I can't use RED, because It's reserved for them ONLY for some cockamamie reason or another...
What would take for us as humans to realize that life is much better for everybody if everyone only obeys 2 rules:
RULE 1 - DO NO HARM to anybody and anything, in any way. And, YES, that includes killing of anything you don't intend to eat
RULE 2 - NO OTHER RULES are to ever be made, enforced, published, etc.
Sorry for the deviation, my REBEL spirit gets fired up sometimes. Especially when I post a useful link and it gets taken down, for some other hole in the wall RULE reason...
So, back to Windows:
I mean Windows does not even know what to use to open the .WZ files???
Or asks what to open a config file with??
Not to mention that even for free software, such as Warzone 2100, the idiots at Redmond, WA want you to agree with the EULA License???
Again with rules and regulations, and unnecessary patents and copyrights for stuff that should be free by definition...
I HATE RULES !!!
I mean lots of people here make maps, so why all this secrecy??
If I know something, I share my knowledge when asked...
How about make that a RULE???
Last edited by vexed
on 13 Jan 2017, 05:35, edited 2 times in total.
Reason: If you would actually read the correct forum section, most all of this is explained.
What do I think about Window$ ??? Just see my AVATAR...