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Why wouldn't games be published with Map Editors included?

15 years ago, in 2002, Warcraft 3 was released. Aside from being a great RTS game, it had lived for years past its release mostly due its World Editor - a fully-functional industrial-grade Map Editor ...
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Where to start when building a 3D terrain editor? [closed]

I'm looking to build (for start) a simple tool, that could raise, lower, smooth and texture the terrain. So, what are the things I have to go through in order to make such terrain editor? And maybe ...
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Level Editor + Game -> Duplicating rendering/game specific code?

I've been reading about how to design code for a game. One thing I haven't been able to figure out is - how do you manage writing an outside-game level editor (not an 'in-game level editor') without '...
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How do I visualize parallax layers in a level editor?

I'm making a 2D game in Unity, but this would apply to any 2D game engine. If I implement multiplane parallax with orthographic cameras, it is difficult to lay out the background layer's sprites and ...
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Xna: Texture2D from a png file

I'm making a tile based game, and I'm working for support of tilesets. I'm trying to make it so that a Texture2D is set as a chosen PNG file. I can do this with no problem f I load the image into the ...
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Game Editor - When screen is clicked, how do you identify which object that is clicked?

I'm trying to create a Game Editor, currently just placing different types of Shapes and such. I'm doing this in Windows Forms while drawing the 3D with XNA. So, if I have a couple of Shapes on the ...
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Storing, loading and editing a level

I'm trying to find useful information on creating game levels in a reasonably efficient way. Additionally, information in setting up a fairly painless way to edit this information would be handy (the ...
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C++ property system interface for game editors (reflection system)

I have designed an reusable game engine for an project, and their functionality is like this: Is a completely scripted game engine instead of the usual scripting languages as Lua or Python, this uses ...
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Tiled/TMX C++ Library/Parser [closed]

Where can I find an easy to use and up to date C++ parser/library for the .tmx map format (used by the Tiled Map Editor) ? EDIT: David's comment, 'Unless you want to build your game around the format ...
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resources on creating world editor / game IDE

The craftyjs javascript game engine is in the process of creating a game builder that will assist the developer in map design, sprites, animations and that kind of stuff. Are there any good resources ...
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Open source level editor for HTML5 platform game? [closed]

A natty GUI editor is very helpful to create level map. I want to use some open-source choices rather than build my own from scratch. I found Tiled Map Editor but it doesn't work for what I want. ...
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How is the terrain generated in Commandos and Commandos game clones/look-alikes?

The Commandos series of games and its similar western counterpart, Desperados, use a mix of 2D and 3D elements to achieve a very pleasing and immersive atmosphere. Apart from the concept that alone ...
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2D Map Editor Tiles Palette - Best suited Java Elements to use?

I'm making a 2D RTS Map Editor and here came the moment to make a Palette which is just a popup frame showing tiles to be clicked on and then applied on the map. I'm wondering which Java Elements to ...
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Level editor event system, how to translate event to game action

I've been busy trying to create a level editor for a tile based game i'm working on. It's all going pretty fine, the only thing i'm having trouble with is creating a simple event system. Let's say ...
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Tools for editing 2D sprite-based game levels

What are good free and widely used tools for editing 2D sprite-based game levels? I'm looking for one that allows exporting data to a custom format. One that I know of is Blender — a 3D tool, ...
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How can I register Mouse Events in the Scene window of the Editor?

I want to create a custom level editor for the level designers that should allow them to place predefined objects in Unity3d similar to the Terrain wizard. How can I register Mouse Events in the ...
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Why does the X Y Z translations now rotate along with my static meshes?

So I was making a map for UT3, using the Unreal 3 Editor provided, and all was going well. However I was doing some work with InterpActors and Vehicle Spawners, when I must have hit a key by mistake (...
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Compressing 2D level data

So, I'm developing a 2D, tile based game and a map maker thingy - all in Java. The problem is that recently I've been having some memory issues when about 4 maps are loaded. Each one of these maps ...
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How can a team work together to assemble a large world map?

I recently played a open world FPS game with a large and dense game world, in a single map like this. It contains many objects, roads, rivers, trees, houses, rocks, hidden places, NPCs, etc... all ...
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Work flow for modelling a city(open world)

This seems like a massive task, do each individual building/object have to be modeled individually. If so are the model imported into the world editor and places accordingly. Or are other techniques ...
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Problem with Ogmo Editor (is Tiled Editor a solution?)

I made a level editor for a puzzle game with Ogmo Editor and gave it to our designer/level designer. When he downloaded and started Ogmo, his CPU went to 100%. I looked at my CPU usage while Ogmo is ...
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Map file format for Real-time strategy game

I am planing to create a 2D RTS game on iPhone using cocos2d, besides the tile map, any other suggestion for storing the map details for the game? Would be nice if a GUI editor is also provided.
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Best visual way to build a “near isometric” 2D view

I'm working hard in a 2D platform game, as far as I got is a standard 2D view (only x and y are visible) But I want to change the perspective so I can see the floor also. But the MapBuilder I ...
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What should I use (controls, methods) to make a 2D tile based map editor?

I'm making a 2d game where each tile is a square and it's viewed at straight angle, no skewing, no rotation, it's pretty simple. Two weeks ago I tried using DataGridView, but as the number of rows ...
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Cannot create a neutral unit with a trigger

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 (...
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adding radial gradient to heightmap results in jagged edges

I am trying to implement a simple heightmap editor. In this editor, you can elevate the terrain by clicking on a spot in the heightmap, and holding down the mouse button. This will little by little, ...
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How do I calculate the points of a brush from a Source engine VMF? [closed]

I'm trying to render the brushes from a Source engine .vmf file in C++, using OpenGL. The .vmf stores solid brushes as a series ...
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Execute a trigger after research is complete

I'm making a map where I want to destroy a building when it finishes researching a certain ability. How do I create a trigger that accomplishes this?
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Creating interiors in Unity

I'm trying to use the vanilla Unity Editor to make some interiors (with primitives like cubes etc). It's a hard process by itself because you have to do all sorts of calculations for scale and ...
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How can I deal with tilemap position in the editor?

Right now it is quite hard in Unity 2017.2 to track where is the (0, 0) coordinate in the tilemap editor, when painting. I tend to use a displayable dummy game ...
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PNG image as a level map for 2d game

I've been using a tilemap editor for making levels, but I was wondering if there was a way to use PNG images as the level map, as maps created in tiled editor are graphically uninteresting. ...
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How can I create a Killing Floor map?

I'm trying to create a Killing Floor map and i have the latest Unreal Engine but i dont know how to export my map to Killing Floor. Where can i find the correct version of Unreal Editor ? How can i ...
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Scene management for 3D editor

I need a scene graph/management method for a 3D editor (brute force rendering is not really a possibility), where lots of data (geometry) are constantly being modified, it also would need to work ...
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How to prevent objects from colliding into each other in the Unity editor?

I am building a map for a game... I am making most of the buildings with cubes. When I move a cube next to another one they go through each other... Which creates flickering. This is making it very ...
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unity real time terrain editor

im trying to make an editor for my game. but I want to know is it possible to edit terrain map heights or textures? if the answer is true, should i make it from scratch or can I use unity editor tools ...
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Using model tools as map editor

I want to make a game which would require a 3D map editor. Of course, I would like to avoid creating such an editor. My idea is now to use modeling tools (3DS Max, Maya, Blender) to create the map, ...
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Automatically setting tile variations in a 2D map editor

I'm looking to make a map editor for a 2D strategy tile-based game (I am using OpenGL with SDL and writing the game in C). My game levels are made up of a set amount of different tiles, like a river ...
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Starcraft 2 Editor: I want to make two players share their income

I have a scenario where there are 4 teams vs. a raging Zerg horde constantly attacking them. The idea was allow that player 1 & player 2 in the same team share their income, so that one player ...
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Why does the location of my vehicle spawner change when I open a matinee?

I'm doing work with InterActors and vehicle spawners in Unreal Tournament 3's editor, and have it set up like so: (The Walkway its on is the InterActor) However if I go in Kemsit and open the ...
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What can i use as a 3d Tile map editor? [closed]

I need to make grid based levels with 3d models for a dungeon crawler ( as a recent example Legend of Grimrock), but i need to have several layers and place entities with properties and position, ...
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What's wrong with reversing an action like this?

I'm working on an undo and redo system map editor and have come across a major issue. If I place a tile down, move right a tile, and then move back to that tile I previously placed everything works ...
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How many Fringe/Base layers in a 2D map editor?

I'm creating a highly flexible 2D tile-based map editor in XNA to make some of my future projects easier (will work for side-scrollers and top-down games). This editor can work with any sized tile. ...
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Approaches on 2D top-view racing game track design

I've finished programming the car (acceleration, etc) and now I'll start developing a track editor of some sort. The thing is: I have no idea how I'm going to do that. How would you do it? Perhaps ...
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Loading content into an Winforms/XNA Editor's content project

So i am bulding a game editor/engine basically for teh lulz but i have encountered a problem i cannot seem to fix, i cannot load any new content through the Winforms UI during runtime. I tried using ...
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Write my own level editor, questions [closed]

I just finished to code the most important parts of my game engine (not a tile-map one), such as lights, shadows, objects update/draw, input, ecc. Now I'm making a level editor to simplify the ...
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Isometric Map with different Z-axis values

I want to create a isometric tile map editor just like the one shown in the images ( pictures are from the game Zoo Tycoon ). I know how to render the tiles when there is only one Z value ( zero ), ...
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2d canvas representation in c++ code

I would like to create a basic 2d graphics program to do very simple editing of in game assets. My question, starting out how could I represent the canvas? Let's say I know i'll need a canvas ...
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Is there a way to use the ContentManager with full directory paths

So i want to figure out a way to use the ContentManager.Load method with full directory paths, so lets say Content.Load<T>(@"Images\SomeImage"); becomes ...
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LibGDX ShapeRenderer rotated

I'm having a weird problem with the LibGDX ShapeRenderer where it draws everything rotated. Here are some images to show you what i mean: This is what it looks like in Tiled(Map Editor): This is how ...
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center location on scanners sweep

I want to center location on a place where someone uses their scanners sweep. I know this is possible with the defilers ability dark swarm but i wonder if it is possible with scanner sweep from ComSat ...