How do I convert old .wdg map files to the new .wz format?

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How do I convert old .wdg map files to the new .wz format?

Post by Kacen » 22 Apr 2007, 20:23

Hi.

I want to use some old maps in my game and I want to know how to use EditWorld to convert the .wdg map files to .wz map files.

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Re: How do I convert old .wdg map files to the new .wz format?

Post by Kreuvf » 29 Apr 2007, 08:38

Recently the German board-member 'Black NEXUS' posted a solution to this on our boards at warzone2100.de.
translated short version of Black NEXUS's how-to wrote: Create a folder called 'maps' in your Warzone 2100 GPL-main folder.

Use WDG-Explorer (Windows-only) to unpack the map into an empty folder.

The folder contains the following files:
*.gam-file
addon.lev
folder 'Map1' containing:
DInit.bjo
Feat.bjo
Game.map
Struct.bjo
TagList.tag
TTypes.ttp

Rename the folder 'Map1' into the name of the map, e.g. '8c-UltimatePower'.

Do the same thing with the *.gam-file.

Rename the addon.lev to '[MAPNAME].addon.lev', e.g. '8c-UltimatePower.addon.lev'.

Create a new folder '/multiplay/maps' and move the folder of your map, e.g. '8c-UltimatePower', into that directory as well as the the renamed addon.lev.

Select the maps-folder containing your map and the renamed addon.lev and pack it into a zip-archive with '[MAPNAME].zip' (e.g. 8c-UltimatePower.zip).

Afterwards rename the file-extension to *.wz.

You now have the Warzone 2100 GPL-map-version of your *.wdg-map.

You can even add map-packages this way. For every map you have an own folder and one *.addon.lev-file.

Have fun with this ;D

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German explanation of how to get your old *.wdg-files to work on Warzone 2100 GPL

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Re: How do I convert old .wdg map files to the new .wz format?

Post by lav_coyote25 » 04 May 2007, 07:10

following the explanation from above...

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Re: How do I convert old .wdg map files to the new .wz format?

Post by Kamaze » 05 May 2007, 12:52

And before someone asks:
We can't convert and redistribute them on wz2100.net.
Because we aren't the copyright holders nor do we have the permission from the authors.
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Re: How do I convert old .wdg map files to the new .wz format?

Post by rcbecker1 » 07 May 2007, 10:45

Are you going to make new ones for the people who just got lost in the maze of that last answer.
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Re: How do I convert old .wdg map files to the new .wz format?

Post by kage » 07 May 2007, 10:52

i think coyote and perhaps a few others contacted a lot of mod authors to see if they could convert and gpl (or apply another very liberal license) a lot of the older wdg's. i don't know where to get the converted stuff, though.

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Re: How do I convert old .wdg map files to the new .wz format?

Post by UrbanVoyeur » 08 May 2007, 21:16

Kreuvf wrote: Recently the German board-member 'Black NEXUS' posted a solution to this on our boards at warzone2100.de.

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German explanation of how to get your old *.wdg-files to work on Warzone 2100 GPL
Wiki'd here: http://wz2100.net/wiki/development:modd ... .wz_format

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Re: How do I convert old .wdg map files to the new .wz format?

Post by lav_coyote25 » 09 May 2007, 05:30

lav_coyote25 wrote: any one can contact myself... to make arrangements...

address is in the profile.
i have a windows installer that will install as  "C:\Warzone 2100_206_png"\maps\map_pack.wz
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Re: How do I convert old .wdg map files to the new .wz format?

Post by Kacen » 13 May 2007, 21:10

I tried it and it didn't at all work for me...

It won't appear in the maps list in the game.

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Re: How do I convert old .wdg map files to the new .wz format?

Post by Serman » 22 Jul 2007, 20:48

Kacen wrote: I tried it and it didn't at all work for me...

It won't appear in the maps list in the game.
What you need to do is, go to your Warzone 2100 folder.
Create a new folder named 'maps'
Put your map files (each should map should have two files, .wz and .lev) in the 'maps' folder, and they will appear on the game list.
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Re: How do I convert old .wdg map files to the new .wz format?

Post by kage » 23 Jul 2007, 05:12

Serman wrote: What you need to do is, go to your Warzone 2100 folder.
Create a new folder named 'maps' (.wz and .lev)
shove all your custom maps in there, and they will appear on the game list.
that's great for personal use, but not suitable for distribution -- if you want anyone else to have it, it's best to put it in a .wz

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Re: How do I convert old .wdg map files to the new .wz format?

Post by lav_coyote25 » 23 Jul 2007, 05:44

kage wrote: that's great for personal use, but not suitable for distribution -- if you want anyone else to have it, it's best to put it in a .wz

actually he should have left that bit off about the .wz and .lev  off.... 

starting a new sentence with

adding your  (mapfilename.wz)  and (mapfilename.addon.lev)  should be in the maps folder.
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Re: How do I convert old .wdg map files to the new .wz format?

Post by basher5_2 » 15 Aug 2007, 03:01

i am new
i downloaded some game mods but they are in the wdg. form and i do not know how to convert them at all i did try to download the WDg explorer but i cannot get it on my computer i have a windows 200 xp so i dont know why it wont work plz help.

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Re: How do I convert old .wdg map files to the new .wz format?

Post by C01eMaN » 19 Aug 2007, 12:45

if there was a commandline version of the wdg extractor a simple batch script would do the conversion job
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Re: How do I convert old .wdg map files to the new .wz format?

Post by Terminator » 05 Jan 2008, 23:26

Just tryed to convert 4 maps. 2 of those had their own tertiles (terxtures) . So I dont know where to put its.... I think nowhere right ?

Simple maps (without any other textures) had converted good. But maps like Ariza (btw in Lav-coyote pics exemple he choose ariza & textures seems were deleted after all manipulation), Aurora,... .

How be this that ?

I know that NEWST terset is coming.. will it solve this problem ?
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