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PigeonHead
07-10-2002, 07:08 PM
I have been trying to create a map, but it doesn't work. I end up with a .map file, and a .bsp file.

All of the other maps I have downloaded have a .arena file and a .bsp file, some have a .wnt file as well.

How do I create a .arena?

I know how to create a .pk3 using WinZIP, but what level of compression do I use?

None, Super Fast, Fast, Normal, or Maximum (slowest)?

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JediPunk
07-11-2002, 05:47 AM
For your .arena file...
Open up Notepad and copy and paste this into your window:

{
map "mapname"
longname "longmapname"
type "duel ffa team cty ctf etc."
}

Replace "mapname" with the name of the map you wish to appear in the JK2 server browser under the "Map
" tag. (Ex. ffa_raven) But leave the quotes.

Replace "longmapname" with the name to appear when you create a server with the map. (Ex. Raven) But leave the quotes.

Replace "duel ffa team cty ctf etc." with the game type the map is for, to make more than one game type available space each word (Ex. for more than one game type: ffa duel) But leave the quotes.

Then, save the file into a "scripts" folder to be saved into your .pk3, save the file name the same as your bsp name except make the file extension .arena. (Ex. mymap.arena).

For your .pk3...
Open up WinZip and use normal compression, I've always used normal compression and it's worked fine, higher compression may be unreadable for JK2, but I'm not sure.

Hope I helped! :)

RichDiesal
07-11-2002, 11:52 AM
Easier just to use Pakscape instead of Winzip. It also lets you see the directory structure inside your pk3 a bit clearer.

Arenas, Pakscape et al (if his explination wasn't clear enough) are explained at http://richdiesal.jedioutcastmaps.com/tutorials/gc102lsn7.html

Ah and botroutes (.wnt) is at http://jk2ed.jediknightii.net/botroute.htm