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This probably makes me a noob, but...

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Creation & Customization' started by Thanatosimii, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. Thanatosimii

    Thanatosimii Chieftain

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    I have a long term goal to make an 18th dynasty Egyptian mod. If you know what that means, you know how much of a lack of egyptian based mods there is in... well, all of the varying Civ's. If you don't, it's fun joy with killing and war and world conquest (sort of) and all that stuff.
    However, I have a problem.
    I haven't got the slightest idea how to mod.
    Now, I see plastered all over this site tons of relevant data that I know I'll be able to use in the future, however right now, I've got a more basic problem, that I cannot find an answer to.
    I need to make a map, and worldbuilder is worthless. Are there any utilities out there that work anything like the Civ III map editor program?
    To even begin, I need to be able to make a map about 180 tiles wide by 190 high. Worldbuilder won't do anything like that, at least as far as I understand. I know there are these "script" things, but how they work is beyond me at present. And I can't find any "This is how to make maps for the total, complete novice who knew how to use the built in Civ III map editor really, really well" section, so I'm lost.
     
  2. Jeckel

    Jeckel Great Reverend

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    Check the utility forum, there is a mapeditor, can't remember what its called off hand, but isn't that bad of an editor. Good luck with your egyption mod. Best advise for learning to mod, find a mod that does kinda what you want and see how they did it. :)
     
  3. Gunner

    Gunner Emperor

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    Try reading Rhye's tutorial for using the Bmp map maker. I think that that would be the easiest if you already had a picture of what the map should be.
     

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