Turning a map into a background template

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BongoBob
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Turning a map into a background template

Post by BongoBob » Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:18 pm

The new Somnos maps can make organizing worlds difficult. Here is one way to help.

1. Figure out which map-set you are on. (rsw home->Play->select Uses map set "X" for the game you are interested in, then browse the list until you find a match).

2. Right-click on the image of the map, select Save Image As...

3. Open said image in an image editor (Paint.NET is a good Windows freebie), resize to roughly 4-8 times original (depends on how much space you like to work with).

4. Same somewhere convenient (not in a hidden or system folder, and somewhere accessible from your user log-in).

5. Start up the RSW client, start up the game, File->Preferences then Map Images. "Add Folder" where you saved the file, then load the file as your background.

Presto, instant template to help lay your map out onto.

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Re: Turning a map into a background template

Post by drwr » Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:17 am

What a brilliant idea! :)

David

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