Controlling ObjectsThe map editor is now available to everyone. Simply host a game and press F11 to start the editor. A few notes and quick-tips before going on:
- It will only function properly in windowed mode. In fullscreen the menus at the top are cut-off, rendering it useless basically. If you don't know already, Alt+Enter will change from windowed/fullscreen mode.
- Make sure Editor Mode is set to Yes at the Create Game screen.
- She's pretty touchy. Certain menus will simply crash the client, namely the light editor. For now just stay away from that. It isn't needed to make a map anyways, and changing the skybox and fog can be done outside of the editor.
- Save often! File > Save Mission As > NewMap.mis. Ctrl + S after significant changes.
- Ctrl + Scroll Wheel controls brush size.
- Hold Alt to rotate an object.
- Hold Ctrl + Alt to bring up object scale control; middle white box controls scale uniformly.
This removes the fog and makes things a bit easier to work with.
Each red dot is something you can either remove or modify. Clicking on one, such as one of the blocks by the flag stand, will select it and bring up 3 arrows. Hover your mouse over one of the arrows until it lights up, then click and drag in a direction. Clicking and dragging the yellow, purple, or turquoise lines will allow you to move the object in both corresponding directions (so dragging the yellow line allows you to freely move on both the X and Y plane). Hold Alt to bring up rotation options. Hold both Alt and Ctrl to bring up scale options. In scale mode, adjusting the center white box will control the entire object at once, allowing you to shrink/expand uniformly. You can select a bunch of items at once by simply dragging across them. If you do select a bunch of items and find that you can't move them, it means one of them is locked. I'm not aware of any quick and easy way of finding which items are locked.
That's the bare-bones for controlling an object and modifying them. Of course, if you move the wrong item you can go to Edit > Undo or Ctrl + Z to undo your action(s).