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Stryder
11-28-2001, 01:37 PM
Hi,

Ok please answer in easy step-by-step form, I'm new to editing in AOK and GB so go easy. I have, however extensive skill in editing in a game called Operation Flashpoint if that could help.

How exactly do I make a random map mission so that it is different every time and customizable (i.e. You choose max numbers of units, starting resources, size of map number of players etc...) and shows up under random map missions and not custom missions?

Wraith 5
11-28-2001, 04:05 PM
Now i am going to repeat what i think you want to do and tell you how i think you could do it...

You want to have a Random mp map...
-That you tell how many resorses of each you want on the map...
-Pop cap
-max players
-map size

And you want every thing to change.

If that is what you want...

Isn't that something that is built in already???

For either single player non campaign games, or mp games?

Young David
11-28-2001, 05:24 PM
What you're refering to is Random Map Scripting like in AoK. It can be done ... it's not easy, but it can be done.

I just don't know exactly how.

Dagobahn Eagle
11-28-2001, 08:45 PM
You cannot without hacking the game. You can generate a random map and save it, but once saved, it stays the way it's saved.

You can, as stated, make your own map script, though, but that takes time :(.

Stryder
11-29-2001, 03:54 AM
Where would I find instructions for doing Random map scripting?

Young David
11-29-2001, 04:11 AM
Originally posted by Dagobahn Eagle
You cannot without hacking the game. You can generate a random map and save it, but once saved, it stays the way it's saved.

You can, as stated, make your own map script, though, but that takes time :(.

No, it's not hacking ... Random Map Scripting is a built in feature. If you go to ensemblesudios.com you can find out more about RMS in AoK ... RMS in GB isn't much different

Stan|SCN Punk
11-29-2001, 11:22 PM
Watch for a random map scripting guide at SCN Punk soon. Here's the section that it will be in: Miselaneous (http://scnpunk.heavengames.com/articles/tofc/s4-4.shtml)