Map Editor plans

Working on new maps for Multiwinia? Discuss!

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Postby NeatNit » Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:44 am

Yes, it is expected to come out some time after D+'s release, but remember 2 things:
1. Things can always go horribly HORRIBLY wrong
2. They have, and IV's in need of money, fast. If D+ doesn't sell enough then...

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I'd rather not think about it.
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Postby Kuth » Fri Aug 07, 2009 7:32 pm

My real question was something along the lines of "how far do you estimate for the map editor's completion?" and "What still needs to be finished for it?" but these are answers likely under NDA, and nothing I can help with.

Frankly I feel the map editor would do better at helping introversion than a polished version of Darwinia, but then I'm only a fan who doesn't know the full situation so....
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Postby NeatNit » Fri Aug 07, 2009 7:57 pm

Yeah, well, even beta testers and probably IV themselves aren't quite sure of the answers. No one can give you much more than "when it's released it's released" :P
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Postby jelco » Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:12 pm

Kuth wrote:Frankly I feel the map editor would do better at helping introversion than a polished version of Darwinia, but then I'm only a fan who doesn't know the full situation so....

It has been mentioned before but to be fair not too much - Darwinia+ isn't just a polished version of Darwinia (and Multiwinia), it's a new product and something that generates income. Custom map support for MW won't attract new players (or at least not a significant amount) but will mostly keep those that already have the game interested in sticking around. For the moment, money seems pretty important for Introversion so it's pretty reasonable to assume that's one of the main reasons D+ is the main priority now.

That being said, there are a lot of signs saying that D+ is in its final stages now so I wouldn't be surprised if work on the ME resumes soon enough. (Pure speculation, mind you.)

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Postby The Daemons » Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:27 pm

Just something I wanted to point out, currently, when you make custom maps, and it adds the entry into the selection menu, wouldn't the back button get in the way? And I'm assuming that when the editor is released, the map selection menu will be accommodated to allow a scroll bar, and the back button will either be moved, or the selection menu would just cut off before it got down to the back button.
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Postby Phelanpt » Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:10 am

It does get in the way visually, unfortunately. It's highlighted if you select a map behind it. However, if you don't click on it directly, it just loads the map.
As for the scroll bar, I've added a few custom maps, and I'm not sure if I can see the whole list, so it probably would be necessary, yes. Either that, or another way to filter the maps you want.
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Postby The Daemons » Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:20 am

Ya, for now, I just switch out the text files for maps I'm not using at the moment. There's room in every category for at least two or three new entries.
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Postby scottystreet » Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:23 pm

Good stuff - however, you said you had it ready in 2008. It's now 2010.

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Postby xander » Sat Jan 02, 2010 6:39 pm

Is there a reason that you are bumping old threads?

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Postby Shwart!! » Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:34 pm

Actually, I think he raises a valid point here- and the bumping just reinforces it somewhat, in context.

It would be nice, though, if he wasn't just bumping old threads at random.

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Postby Mas Tnega » Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:27 am

It's still a pretty valid question, if you don't know what's been taking precedence for the last 12 months.

Nonetheless, I'd say simple inquiry threads should be born and finally die long before we can legitimately get impatient about an official map editor release...
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Postby Major Cooke » Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:44 pm

NeatNit wrote:1. Things can always go horribly HORRIBLY wrong


Like this? I don't remember precisely, but something tells me Icepick is either working on something completely different now or he isn't with introversion staff anymore...

But anyway, it would be the second biggest disappointment if the map editor didn't come out. (The biggest, of course, being Darwinia's modding stuff which I know probably won't happen)
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Postby Teräs Makkara » Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:44 pm

When will the editor gonna be released
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Postby bert_the_turtle » Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:49 pm

When six months have passed without anyone asking that question.
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Postby xander » Sat May 01, 2010 12:08 am

bert_the_turtle wrote:When six months have passed without anyone asking that question.

I have just set myself a reminder to think about bumping this thread once every 5 months and 29 days.

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