Copying another map.

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petalbacon

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Copying another map.
on: October 15, 2021, 02:37:57 pm
Is there an easy/official way to copy another map with the intent to customize it?  For example, if I wanted to use the same mechanics that are in map #1590, and replace the terrain with my own, what's the proper way to do it?

I know that I can export the cpacks and import them into a new map, but I've seen where someone copies another map wholesale and then starts from there.

Any pointers?



Karsten75

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Re: Copying another map.
Reply #1 on: October 15, 2021, 04:54:29 pm
Each map is a .cw4 file in a folder titled after the map number.
 -> My Games ->creeperworld4 ->colonies -> maps ->nnnn -> yyyy.cw4

Where nnnn is the folder name for a group of 100 maps
and yyyy.cw4 is the map by it's numerical number.

You can create a folder in
 -> My Games ->creeperworld4 ->editor -> [name of your map project]

and copy the yyyy.cw4 into that folder as save.cw4

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petalbacon

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Re: Copying another map.
Reply #2 on: October 15, 2021, 05:48:02 pm

and copy the yyyy.cw4 into that folder as save.cw4


That was the magic!  I wasn't naming it "save.cw4".  The copied map is now loading.  Thanks!

The creeper cursor is working.  Now to get the auto-builder working..