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Dump map? Export to PNG?

Post by TRex » Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:20 am

Hi,

wouldn't it be handy for "screenshots" to export a PNG file (scaled 1:1) of the map? Maybe select an area on the map screen, then press PrintScr..

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Re: Dump map? Export to PNG?

Post by Glyph » Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:14 am

Do you mean export the map map (what is displayed on the map screen) or do you mean the rendered map with the tilesets and everything?

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Re: Dump map? Export to PNG?

Post by TRex » Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:20 am

The latter. I've seen many people showcasing their factories, but either blurry (zoomed out to far to recognize single entities) or too small. Of course you can patchwork your factory in an external tool, but it would be so much easier if factorio could handle that.

Challenges:
* decide zoom factor (or let the user do that)
* cut off unimportant areas (easily done manually on the map)
* deal with memory issues on really big exports (I don't know if factorio is actually rendering everything on the map or just the visible area)
* probably some more I don't know yet.

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Re: Dump map? Export to PNG?

Post by drs9999 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:38 am

Basically the function is already implemented by using the lua-interface:
https://forums.factorio.com/wiki/inde ... screenshot

So this might not be very "normal-user"-friendly, but I saw nothing that can't be made easier with the help of a "screenshot-mod" that helps the user to make screenshots from their base, defined area etc.

Unfortunately a mod like that doesn't exist, yet.

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Re: Dump map? Export to PNG?

Post by TRex » Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:40 am

Works for me! :D

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Re: Dump map? Export to PNG?

Post by arl85 » Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:20 pm

drs9999 wrote: So this might not be very "normal-user"-friendly, but I saw nothing that can't be made easier with the help of a "screenshot-mod" that helps the user to make screenshots from their base, defined area etc.
Unfortunately a mod like that doesn't exist, yet.
I just put a bit of maths that could help someone in creating such a mod here
Do you need help taking screenshots in-game? have a look to my guide to calculate screenshot dimensions

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Re: Dump map? Export to PNG?

Post by Bartimaeus » Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:12 pm

Glyph wrote:Do you mean export the map map (what is displayed on the map screen) or do you mean the rendered map with the tilesets and everything?
I know about the FactorioMap mod ... but is there a way to the same for the MAP MAP?

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Re: Dump map? Export to PNG?

Post by mngrif » Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:50 pm

Bartimaeus wrote:
Glyph wrote:Do you mean export the map map (what is displayed on the map screen) or do you mean the rendered map with the tilesets and everything?
I know about the FactorioMap mod ... but is there a way to the same for the MAP MAP?
Wow nice thread necro. To those reading, the thread's question has been resolved viewtopic.php?f=92&t=14582

To answer Bartimaeus, no there is no current way to dump the map map other than a screenshot. It isn't so bad to plan with since squares scale up easily.
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Re: Dump map? Export to PNG?

Post by Lee_newsum » Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:05 pm

This has bin done befor "FactorioMaps"
viewtopic.php?f=86&t=5812&hilit=FactorioMaps

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