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Map Editor Suggestions

Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:28 pm
by ssilk
Ideas around the map editor.

Not much to say here. The map editor is a bit unloved and is not used very often.
It is unclear why, cause some reasons are thinkable:
- It's not used, cause it is still a very basic tool.
- It's not used, cause not needed.
- It'd not used, cause the maps are edited in the game.

Another reason, why the map editor is not used very often is, that the maps are so much bigger! Compared to the game OpenTTD one can say (more or less), that Factorio maps are about 50 times bigger. Or better: They have 50 time more resolution. Which means 50 times more stuff, you need to edit. Which means in general: When you need an hour to create a more or less fine OpenTTD-map you need (not 50 hours, but) much, much more time for a good Factorio-map.

I think this is also the reason, why the World-Generator is much more important, than in other similar games. So please look into
viewtopic.php?f=80&t=13022 World Generation / Map Generator / Game Modes / Scenarios
viewtopic.php?f=80&t=12771 Terrain elevation, hills and mountains with fake cliffs

Nevertheless: Something like an editor is needed. :)

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1147 Map Editor
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1276 Display map in the editor
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1605 Some small issues map editor
Some dev-comment: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1605&p=11705#p11698
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1745 Map editor: Deleting entities with brushes.
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4350 Ingame Editor
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=5030 Editor suggestions
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7854 Scenario / Map editor enhancements
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=17502 Suggestions and problems about the map editor.
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=18766 Map Editor transitions to the "Scenario Editor"
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=25269 Map Editor: Change world generation after the fact
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=25396 Deleting Maps in Map Editor
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=25906 Map Editor / RTS Direction
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=26897 Map Editor - Set Starting items
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=26881 Map Editor (Reasearch)
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=30270 The Map Editor Should have Copy/Paste (Map Editor Blueprint Building)
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=32094 The map editor needs some love
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=32147 Minimap for map editor


viewtopic.php?f=6&t=8735 Map preset proposal

Re: Map Editor Suggestions

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:41 pm
by lilstrip
copy and paste thank you very much!