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Watch the rise and fall of empires! · By snoddasmannen

Maps?

A topic by PointlessFigment created Mar 17, 2017 Views: 849 Replies: 7
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I Know there are current maps, But I was curious if there was a way to Make Custom maps for your game? I Was honestly hoping to make my Own maps within the game, and if not- it'd just be interesting to see more maps then what there are!
Developer

Hi, yes you can make your own maps! I created this blog page a while back:

http://blog.galimulator.com/2-uncategorised/2-maps

There was some interest, check out some stuff posted here:

http://forums.galimulator.com/viewforum.php?f=6&si...

The blog page refers to this mapbitter tool that is distributed as windows executable (+jar). Running java -jar MapBitter.jar lovelyearth.bmp on my Linux gives me a trace:

I will do my best to process: lovelyearth.bmp for you

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: input == null! at javax.imageio.ImageIO.read(ImageIO.java:1388)

at MapBitter.processImage(MapBitter.java:22)

at MapBitter.main(MapBitter.java:18)

It would be awesome to get this working on Linux too.

Developer

Anything for a fellow linux user! It's developed on linux so it should work, not really sure what's up with the jar file, only tried it on Windows, and probably wine wine :) ... But since it seems you're familiar with a shell, I've just uploaded the class file for you:

http://galimulator.com/MapBitter.class

> java MapBitter lovelyearth.bmp
I will do my best to process: lovelyearth.bmp for you
Land pixels: 214385
Sea pixels: 707215
Map successfully save to: lovelyearth.bits

This works fine! Thanks!

I have some questions about creating maps, do you think I should post the questions here or the galimulator.com board?

Developer

I'd recommend the mods section on the forum, to make it easier for others to find.

snoddasmannen, I posted there, but the post has to be reviewed by an admin or some such? (Actually posted the same thing twice as I only noticed the notification about this the second time.)