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New map - Afrika Australis

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Hi folks!

 

I have designed a new map: Afrika Australis (Southern Africa). It is based on NASA blue marble map series.

The map includes several biomes, ranging from sandy deserts to mountain climate and tropical basin - the biomes are based on https://www.gifex.com/fullsize-en/2010-01-11-11674/Biomes_of_Africa.html.

The natural resource distribution is based on https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/interactive/2016/10/mapping-africa-natural-resources-161020075811145.html, with most stone occurring on the west and most metal occurring on the east of the continent.

Given the size of the continental shelf, expect brutal continental battles.

Here are some screenshots:

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Download the map - featured in the screenshots above - here: Afrika_Australis.xmlAfrika_Australis.pmp

For a more updated version of the map, please check https://gitlab.com/CrazyBaboon/0ad_maps

This map was designed to work with Alpha 24. Let me know what you think of the map! 

Thanks!

 

You can also have a look at my other 0ad maps, in my gitlab repo https://gitlab.com/CrazyBaboon/0ad_maps

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Hi guys,

 

Two questions about map making (and Afrika Australis in particular):

 

1.Where do i place the screenshot for the map preview image?

 

2.How do i make the town centers to be general, e.g. not particular to any civ?

 

Thanks!

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Hello,

  1. You need to put them in your mod, in the
    art\textures\ui\session\icons\mappreview
  2. You need to use the skirmish entities
    image.png
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On 3/26/2020 at 9:51 AM, Stan` said:

Hello,

  1. You need to put them in your mod, in the
    
    art\textures\ui\session\icons\mappreview
  2. You need to use the skirmish entities
    image.png

Hi @Stan`,

 

Thanks! However, i tried it, but it still doesn't allow the player to choose civs in the game menu. Is there anything else missing?

 

Cheers!

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16 minutes ago, crazy_Baboon said:

Thanks! However, i tried it, but it still doesn't allow the player to choose civs in the game menu. Is there anything else missing?

You might need to edit the xml file and remove the part where it forces the civs :)

{
  "Name": "Unnamed map",
  "Description": "Give an interesting description of your map.",
  "PlayerData": [
    null,
    {
      "Civ": "athen"
    },
    {
      "Civ": "cart"
    },
    {
      "Civ": "gaul"
    },
    {
      "Civ": "iber"
    },
    {
      "Civ": "mace"
    },
    {
      "Civ": "pers"
    },
    {
      "Civ": "rome"
    },
    {
      "Civ": "spart"
    }
  ],
  "CircularMap": true,
  "VictoryConditions": [
    "conquest"
  ]
}

 

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Thx @Stan`,

 

I deleted the following section in Afrika_Australis.xml:

  "PlayerData": [
    null,
    {
      "Civ": "athen"
    },
    {
      "Civ": "cart"
    },
    {
      "Civ": "gaul"
    },
    {
      "Civ": "iber"
    },
    {
      "Civ": "mace"
    },
    {
      "Civ": "pers"
    },
    {
      "Civ": "rome"
    },
    {
      "Civ": "spart"
    }
  ],
  

However when i open the map back in the A24 editor i get the following error:372275457_Screenshotat2020-04-2614-43-39.png.e6cb07d210a65e236a03eceae55a5716.png

Does anyone know how to fix this?

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Try

 "PlayerData": [
    null,
    {
    },
    {
    },
    {
    },
    {
    },
    {
    },
    {
    },
    {
    },
    {
    }
  ],
  

instead.

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Hi folks,

 

I have updated the Afrika Australis map:

1. You can now choose which civ to have for a given player.

2. Now the africa map features: Hippos (thanks @Stan`, @Micket and @Alexandermb for the neat model!) near the great lakes!

Look at those beauties:

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Don't forget to download the updated version of the map from https://gitlab.com/CrazyBaboon/0ad_maps

I hope you enjoy the map!

Also, if anyone knows if the my maps can be included in the mainstream A24, that would be great.

 

Thanks!

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1 hour ago, gameboy said:

@crazy_Baboon  No terrain data, failed to load this map.

@gameboy

Are you using Alpha24?

You need to place Afrika_Australis.xml and Afrika_Australis.pmp files inside 0ad/binaries/data/mods/public/maps/skirmishesmap

 

Let me know if this works.

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@crazy_Baboon Good, I successfully loaded the map, but there are two warning messages:

WARNING: PlayerID 7 | Petra error: it does not know how to interpret this map

WARNING: PlayerID 8 | Petra error: it does not know how to interpret this map

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25 minutes ago, gameboy said:

Yes, But it still can't load. @crazy_Baboon

@gameboy

Thanks! There was a problem with the max number of players. I have fixed it in master now!

If you could try it again and check it would be great!

 

Cheers

 

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@crazy_Baboon I tested the map again and found a bug: click Gaia, it should be a white circle under the foot, it turns into a blue circle, and some cows are the same.

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