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Daskew's Map Making Tutorial

Discussion in 'Maps' started by daskew87, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. daskew87

    daskew87 Legendary corpse humper Donator

    So many people have asked me in-game how to make a map I thought I might as well create this post to refer them to!


    1. Get a paint program where you can save your map in a 24-bit PNG format. Good one to download: paint.NET (it's free, brilliant, and not malware)

    2. Grab this image

    3. Use the colours presented in the palette above from step 2 to draw your map out. You will probably have to use a "dropper" tool in your chosen paint program to grab the colour you need.

    • Bear in mind when choosing the image size a typical CTF map PNG is about 210 x 65 pixels

    4. Remember to add spawn points, and all the necessary blocks you need for the game-mode your map is meant for. (If you accidentally add colours that aren't related to blocks the map may not load)

    5. Save your map as a 24-bit PNG - most other formats won't work

    (saving as PNG in paint.NET)
    Save as PNG.png

    (showing the selection of 24-bit in paint.NET)
    24-bit png.png

    === END OF STEPS ===

    :smug: hue hue hue
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2016
  2. FuzzyBlueBaron

    FuzzyBlueBaron Warm, Caring, Benign, Good and Kind Philanthrope Global Moderator Forum Moderator Donator Tester
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  3. PUNK123

    PUNK123 Hella wRangler Staff Alumni Tester

    Paint 0/10. Gimp 4 lyfe.

    As for the non-related colors, i remember readin in someone's map making guide that they would just be empty air(the blue stuff) tho im too lazy to confirm.
  4. wayne__newton

    wayne__newton Catapult Fodder

    I used MS paint.
  5. PooManCHU

    PooManCHU Shopkeep Stealer

    that's fine, i use paint to copy and paste things, it much more easy in ms paint than paint.net just make sure you have a program that can save it as 24bit file size
  6. Olimarrex

    Olimarrex Ballista Bolt Thrower Official Server Admin

    I think 32-Bit is a better file size to save as. Does 24-bit save transparency?