Mapping Tutorals

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Mapping Tutorals

Post  Athkara on Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:49 am

I'll post links here to all the good mapping tutorals I can find.

New Campaign Maps:

comprehensive guide using the provincial_campaign feature:
http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=50437&highlight=campaign+map

creating a campaign map from a portion of an original one:
http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=50447&highlight=resize+map

Map_Heights:

map_heights using satelite imagery:
http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=57828

map_heights using earth sculptor:
http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=83714

Minor Adjustments:

adding new regions:
http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=51387

changeing ownership of a region:
http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=51370

land bridges:
http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=52483

Misc.:

Trivium campaign map editor (looks usefull, haven't treid it yet):
http://www.twcenter.net/forums/downloads.php?do=file&id=511

campaign map effects on AI:
http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=63614

descr_strat.txt guide (has some interesting information about changing faction 'personalities' which I've never heard of before):
http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=97533

list of CTD causing errors (with some important things to take into account for the campaign map):
http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=40557
http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=85902

discussion of the landmass ratio problem:
http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=66332

discussion on coastline smoothing:
http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=70584

the TWC Wiki (lots of info on editing the campaign map scattered about):
http://www.twcenter.net/wiki/Main_Page

table comparing map climates to ground types (looks like its from M2, but I think the RGB values for the diff. climates should be the same):
http://www.twmodsquad.com/index.php/topic,238.0.html

hardcoded limits for R:TW:
http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=28608

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