Map making

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Post by Flaming Tiger » Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:01 pm

I want to make a map but i can not figure out how. Could someone please tell me a program and maybe help me through it?
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Re: Map making

Post by z[h]ero » Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:39 pm

Flaming Tiger wrote:I want to make a map but i can not figure out how. Could someone please tell me a program
Some map editor programs only run on a certain OS, so you would need to tell your OS.
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Post by Flaming Tiger » Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:53 pm

Ok, I figured the bunny thing out, but what is "OS"? :oops: lol. i guess that is a noobie question...
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Post by Anthony » Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:55 pm

os is like windows linux mac you know your pc's brains

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Post by blast » Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:09 am

OS stands for Operating System.
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Post by Flaming Tiger » Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:11 am

o, ok, so what does that do :?: :?
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Post by Winny » Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:15 am

Google is your friend. Why don't you read through this, it answers your question.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operating_system
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Windows

We need to know which operating system you use so we can suggest a program to assist you in map making.


I'm going to take a guess, and say that you are using Windows. This means that you will probably want to start out with BZEdit.

http://my.bzflag.org/w/BZEditWin32

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Post by Flaming Tiger » Sat Mar 22, 2008 4:07 am

Winny wrote:
I'm going to take a guess, and say that you are using Windows.


Yes I am using Windows.

Could somone like post a website that I could download BZEdit or something, because I can not find any... I Googled it and everything, butII can not find an downloads? if you can not put a website, the sugest what I should search. Thanks! :( :( :) :) :D :D
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Post by Jefenry » Sat Mar 22, 2008 4:25 am

Flaming Tiger wrote:Could somone like post a website that I could download BZEdit or something, because I can not find any... I Googled it and everything, butII can not find an downloads? if you can not put a website, the sugest what I should search. Thanks! :( :( :) :) :D :D
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Post by Flaming Tiger » Sat Mar 22, 2008 4:28 am

Ok, thank you, but i still have one problem, I can not find anywhere that says how to change the ground texture. The help so far has been FANTASTIC.
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Post by JeffM » Sat Mar 22, 2008 4:55 am

bzedit does not support changing any textures.
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Post by Flaming Tiger » Sat Mar 22, 2008 2:47 pm

Ok, thanks, and nice avatar. I love that movie. :lol-old:
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Post by fluffy mcduff » Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:06 pm

what about on a mac?

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Post by silver surfer » Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:28 am

ok this is how you go

With mac: current map maker-ibzedit

with others like dell and linux and stuff a popular one is- bzedit or pybzedit(might b same thing i dont have those computers) but there are many others that you would need to find

other ways of mapmaking is by editing by hand. using textedit and the other text things

to find more ways to make maps go to MAP EDITORS forums and WIKI/map making and so on

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Post by optic delusion » Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:09 am

The ground texture is a "Magic Material" found here http://my.bzflag.org/w/Material

Unlike other materials, once you specify a Magic Material, you don't need to use matref in an object. Just make a material with "name GroundMaterial" and your ground will change.
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