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Mapmaking API

Postby Triplefox » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:55 am

How to run "random.txt"

1. Download newest pyspades SVN. Don't forget to build before running.

2. Edit your config. The default "maps" entry looks like this:
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"maps" : ["pyspades", "bridgewars", "anticbridge"],

replace it with:
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"maps" : ["random"],

2a. If you want to cycle through more random maps, login as admin and type "/map random".
2b. If you want to specify a seed value you can type it in the rotation name like so:
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"maps" : ["random #1000","random #2","random #50"],

3. Enjoy!

How to make your own scripts (Wiki)

Some output from the "random.txt" map:
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Rundown of features:
    Can make own map scripts - simply add a txt file for the map in your maps folder
    Biome tilemaps, determining average height, variation, and gradient
    Heightmaps with 2D perlin noise and gradient coloring
    Fast(random.txt generates in avg. <3 seconds on my laptop, with client in background)

Random.txt features:
    Four biomes (water, grass, hill, snow)
    Major landscape features are stable - water is always present at top and bottom, snow near top, hills near bottom
    Landscape is mostly smooth, apart from the mountains

You can put "random" in your rotations right now.

Bonus, a little error from bad scaling of the HSV coloring function:
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Re: Mapmaking API

Postby matpow2 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:44 pm

Good job!
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Re: Mapmaking API

Postby izzy » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:36 pm

Triplefox does it again!

really awesome, good going
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Re: Mapmaking API

Postby Triplefox » Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:11 am

I started writing documentation and got sidetracked into some improvements:

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Rivers, tundra area are the most prominent changes.
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Re: Mapmaking API

Postby USABxBOOYO » Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:20 am

Awesome!

Also, C-C-C-COMBRO BREAKER
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Re: Mapmaking API

Postby Dany0 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:30 pm

I saw it in the commits and wanted to check it out, glad there's even a tutorial now :P
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Re: Mapmaking API

Postby TBS » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:17 pm

awesome job :o !
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Re: Mapmaking API

Postby knifeymoloko » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:21 pm

very nice!
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Re: Mapmaking API

Postby Triplefox » Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:26 am

Added trees.

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A bug.

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Re: Mapmaking API

Postby izzy » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:45 am

trees are a great idea
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Re: Mapmaking API

Postby SLoW » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:23 pm

I haven't seen it in game yet (since I'm on a mac at the moment), but I've started a server running your gen maps. I'll probably run it for a week or two. It's available here:

"ldrship.org - Gen Maps" at aos://1186336328
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Re: Mapmaking API

Postby Triplefox » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:58 am

Improved tree quality a bit(top color variation, trunk height variation, "clumping" only on diagonals, very slightly lower density)

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Re: Mapmaking API

Postby SLoW » Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:43 pm

I've updated the server to include your new changes.

I played some last night, and I have to say that it's a job very well done. It may just be me, but it feels a LOT like Minecraft. It's sort of eerie, because you know it's not, but it feels so much like it...but with guns.

Overall though, awesome.
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Re: Mapmaking API

Postby izzy » Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:19 pm

so purty at night

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Re: Mapmaking API

Postby TheGrandmaster » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:13 pm

hah, also loving the chat message izzy :D
I'd look forward to full terrain smoothing - some of the transitions seem a little too harsh at the moment.
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