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Save Sandbox Maps

Discussion in 'Suggestions & Ideas' started by tru0067, Jun 23, 2014.

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  1. tru0067

    tru0067 Horde Gibber Tester

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    A feature which allows players to save their sandbox creations, as well as load, import and export their maps.

    This would allow people to have ongoing builds, test maps, parkour/adventure maps.

    This feature could entail only a save/load button, and all importing and exporting could be done through placing map files into the corresponding folder in the KAG files., or there could be a fully fledged import, export, download and upload thing, where you wouldn't need to open up a file viewer.

    This would allow people to share cool map/build ideas, create parkour or adventure maps for single player experiences.

    I think this would be a great feature that could be added, and is definitely an avenue which I think the devs should look into.
     
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  2. Frederikam

    Frederikam Drill Rusher

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    "Map files" are essentially png files, each object is a pixel. Png files are converted to a map of colorcoded tiles and -blobs. It is hard to revert this as some entities may have moved, and you can't have a pixel @ position [5.86, 24.12], or two overlapping pixels for that sake. Everything must be locked into a grid.
    Other non-img filetypes would be difficult to edit.
     
  3. tru0067

    tru0067 Horde Gibber Tester

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    So block placement could be saved, but stuff like trampolines would not
     
  4. Frederikam

    Frederikam Drill Rusher

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    anything that doesn't move could in theory be saved easily, but I doubt it can be modded at the moment, as the Angelscript interface probably doesn't allow access to the filesystem.
     
  5. EhRa

    EhRa Ooooooof Staff Alumni Donator
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    @tru0067 try making a map using paint.net etc (look for help on forums) Then load your map to test it.
     
  6. Frederikam

    Frederikam Drill Rusher

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    The idea is to be able to save from sandbox to a png.
     
  7. EhRa

    EhRa Ooooooof Staff Alumni Donator
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    Ik, You could do that in classic using editor and you could probably do it using the editor mod in BETA.
     
  8. Galen

    Galen Haxor Staff Alumni Donator

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    You could save maps in classic as .kag files, which saved stuff like outposts and catapults. However, I'm not sure if that still (in release) works though.
     
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  9. EhRa

    EhRa Ooooooof Staff Alumni Donator
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    Wait In classic or beta cause you can still in classic?
     
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