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Topic Subject:Learning How to Use the Emperor Campaign Creator and Map Editor
Gweilo
Angel
posted 03-19-04 09:19 ET (US)         
"I want to learn how to build custom maps and campaigns for this game, but I've heard it is complicated. Where do I start?"

I recommend a three-step approach:

1. Read the Using the Editor Primer.

Our website has a good 'primer' for learning the fundamentals of making custom maps and campaigns. It is called 'Using the Editor', and it was written by BobT, a member of the design team. A link to it exists on the main Emperor Heaven webpage, but it is sometimes overlooked. Here is a direct link to it:

http://emperor.heavengames.com/maps/design/editor

2. Study the Emperor Campaign Creator User's Guide.

When you installed the game, there is an Adobe acrobat pdf file placed in the \Sierra\EmperorROTMK directory. The file is named EmperorCampaignCreator.pdf and it contains the complete Campaign Creator User's Guide. This document gives detailed instructions for building campaigns, creating maps, scripting events, etc. It includes instructions for both singleplayer and multiplayer designing. This is an excellent resource for fine-tuning your knowledge, after reading the primer.

3. Ask Questions and Share Information!

The best way to learn is to dig in and create a map and campaign. If you encounter hurdles, post questions in this forum. Our design community is not large, but it is growing, and we are always ready to answer questions and provide help. Remember: the only stupid question is the one that is not asked. Also, we encourage you to share information about making maps, event scripting, etc., as you uncover it.

Happy Designing!

[This message has been edited by Gweilo (edited 03-21-2004 @ 09:19 AM).]

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warner001
Pleb
posted 08-05-08 07:02 ET (US)     1 / 5       
Hi, i just installed the game again and wanted to make my own map. There is just one thing bothering me, i keep getting maps with like desert type ground and i want a full map of grass??

How do i place grass (lol) or start with a map full of gras??



thnx - get bak asap
Gweilo
Angel
posted 08-05-08 09:34 ET (US)     2 / 5       
When you first opened the new, blank map, did you see a window appear to ask you for the size of the map and its climate? The climate you select is important to tell the editor the amount of grass to generate.

After that, the most important thing is to place at least one tile of WATER. Then click on the refresh button. When the map refreshes, you will see grass appear around the water tile.

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aarias
Pleb
posted 10-28-08 11:01 ET (US)     3 / 5       
I follow step by step the help in creating a campaign and city, but when I go to test it, I can get the city, but not the campaign, I try to to "open" but the name of the campaign or mission is not there. What am I doing wrong? Also, I would like to have all the available food, resources in my city but when I try it, doesn't give them to me. Please help.
Gweilo
Angel
posted 10-28-08 14:41 ET (US)     4 / 5       
Do you have the game patch installed? Let's make sure you have done that before progressing further.

Expand your fun by downloading free custom campaigns for Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom.
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aarias
Pleb
posted 11-01-08 20:09 ET (US)     5 / 5       
Thank you Gweilo, that helps. Hope you can help me in the other question I posted about the Great Wall layout
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