[eMod] Several new random map settings

(more snaky and hopefully less entrances for AI)

By on June 25, 2013 12:08:02 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

sjaminei

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So I made some new random map settings, since the vanilla ones end up being mostly all out massive Pangaeas with entrances everywhere making strategic options limited. This mod adds more water to your maps, making it consist of more chokepoints and secluded areas. 

This file contains new random map settings for all sizes as well as adding Gigantic. (Not supported by Stardock, but I've played through it a couple of times) 

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/95181126/NewRandomMaps1.xml (right click Save As)

(copy into your Documents/My Games/LegendaryHeroes/Mods folder and activate mods in menu)

Generated example map image (Huge and Irregular);

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/95181126/LegendaryHeroes_1373126818.jpg

 

 

 

 

Old Links (only Large, Huge and Gigantic)

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/95181126/NewRandomMaps.zip (for left click, and extract zip file) 

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/95181126/NewRandomMaps.xml (Right click save as)

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June 25, 2013 12:45:01 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

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Is this on Dropbox's end?

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June 25, 2013 1:26:04 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

It's cause you run the .xml file in the browser... dunno how to make you "save" it with left click.  

Just right click it, and "Save As" etc. and it should work.

Edit: Added a zip file if you want to extract it instead. 

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June 25, 2013 2:54:21 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Gigantic map working 100% already??

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June 25, 2013 2:59:05 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

It works on my computer, but it's not supported by Stardock, so it can be unstable dependant on your Computer. (you will get a message about it not being supported) Just try it and say if you have any troubles with it.

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June 25, 2013 4:00:14 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums


out of curiosity, are you expanding this mod to include the Small and Normal map sizes aswell?

 

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June 25, 2013 6:18:45 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting GFireflyE,


out of curiosity, are you expanding this mod to include the Small and Normal map sizes aswell?

 

(ported into smaller maps, but needs testing to see if they work, I just scaled down other maps on the 3rd file, give feedback if it works or not

I slightly enlarged them and made "sea" level at 55%+, it should work, but not necessarily, so I need feedback on it if you test "Large maps" and below. Look at the XML file, and tweak the values if possible, my values are just a suggestion not necessarily perfect

It's easy to tweak the files to get that "perfect" level, so just experiment and get back to me. Hopefully the XML file should be easy to edit and test, so if you get a better one, PM me, and I will update ^^

 

 

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June 25, 2013 6:36:11 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

This map generated for me (large irregular):

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jxwf4e1vs2qfkq4/large%20irregular.jpg

Awesome job!

I'd like to give it a spin on medium size. 

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June 25, 2013 7:22:38 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I tweaked all map sizes, get me some feedback how it works now

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June 30, 2013 5:31:08 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Have been running on medium maps. Wow. What a difference! No longer can I expect to know when the edge of the world cometh...

I am curious: Is there a way for it to be coded in such that player 1 always starts near the middle of a map ??

 

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June 30, 2013 10:53:31 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I don't think so. There are no settings in the random generator for that currently, and I doubt Stardock will implement it. CTRL-N spam is probably the only way

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July 1, 2013 12:07:29 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Been playing on huge, like it.  Thanks.

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July 4, 2013 3:33:18 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums


This is a great mod, exploring the world is even more fun.

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July 4, 2013 6:55:10 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums


Agreed. I've had quite the variation from map to map, all on medium setting. Fantastic mod!!!! A must include!

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July 4, 2013 8:59:34 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

So medium and irregular is a hit? Thanks guys ^^

Anyone tried the small and tiny versions? They should be the most problematic ones to get going properly. If they just take up space I can remove them so you don't have to click through them at start. 

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July 4, 2013 11:33:35 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting sjaminei,
So medium and irregular is a hit? Thanks guys ^^

Anyone tried the small and tiny versions? They should be the most problematic ones to get going properly. If they just take up space I can remove them so you don't have to click through them at start. 

I recommend leaving them in. Doesn't take much to cycle through and may probably as stable as the other sizes.

I'll commit to trying them out....one day.

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July 5, 2013 11:26:57 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I tried Large irregular, medium irregular. Both worked very well.

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February 22, 2014 10:34:09 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

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February 23, 2014 12:11:12 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums


Wow I never knew this existed. I guess I should give it a spin for my next game.

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February 23, 2014 7:08:34 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Bump. This mod is great.

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February 24, 2014 3:12:10 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

sjaminei has give me the o.k. to do the changes proposed in reply #17 so I've done so in XtraDeconstruct... Obviously, credits goes to sjaminei for this, but users who want to test the new version can now do so without having to modify the .xml themselves.

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