I've been playing around with the starcraft UMS (Use map settings) for a while and usually i figure things out pretty quickly when im stuck. Alas not this time.

I'm trying to place a neutral unit (player 12) using a trigger. It refuses to work. I'm using Scmdraft 2.0 as my editor (but i cant get it to work in other editors either) (all neutral units placed before the game starts are visible and all other triggers work fine. Also i created a text msg and it does displays it in-game so the trigger triggers )

For testing I created a trigger that looks like this:

Player: neutral (i tried neutral players player 1 and all players as well)
-Create *1 Terran Medic* at '*location 022*' for *Neutral* (also tried neutral players)

When I start the game nothing happens.

Here is what I tried:

  1. I tried placing a start location for neutral player (player 12)
  2. I tried changing the owner under map properties of player 12 to neutral and computer from unused which was the default.

Although it seems like it should be a common enough problem, I don't see it in any FAQ and I cant find anything about it when I Google it.

Thanks in advance.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Pretty sure this falls in the Game Mod and Development catergory. Definitely try GameDev.SE. \$\endgroup\$ – deutschZuid Dec 17 '12 at 1:02
  • \$\begingroup\$ I managed to make my trigger work by turning player number 7 to a rescuable player. I wish i could keep player number seven as a human player. and rescuable is not really an neutral player either :/ \$\endgroup\$ – Xitcod13 Dec 22 '12 at 2:04

It's been quite a while since I've messed around with the SC:BW editor, but my initial thought here is that triggers aren't run for Neutral players. Try putting the trigger under Player 1 and creating the unit for Player 12.

Then just make sure you have a start location for Player 1 and that he isn't immediately losing the game and you should be good to go.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Sadly, I did try it with player one (as my question states) Does doing what you described worked for you ?? \$\endgroup\$ – Xitcod13 Dec 18 '12 at 21:19
  • \$\begingroup\$ You said you ran it with Player 1, but you didn't say that you tried to create the unit for P12 in the Actions. \$\endgroup\$ – Decency Dec 18 '12 at 21:45
  • \$\begingroup\$ P12 doesnt appear in my trigger list. Whats stranger is that i can kill units owned by neutral (if i place them with the editor) but i cannot create units for neutral or give units to neutral. \$\endgroup\$ – Xitcod13 Dec 19 '12 at 9:42
  • \$\begingroup\$ btw you should get a badge for migrating here to answer my question. \$\endgroup\$ – Xitcod13 Dec 22 '12 at 1:06
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Xitcod13 Are you using the default map editor, or have you downloaded an improved custom map editor? IIRC, it is only the custom map editors which can use players 9 - 12 in triggers. \$\endgroup\$ – Gigggas Jan 22 '13 at 8:38

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