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Job: Screenshots of all Chaos Maps w/ Grid Lines


#1

This project is something that should benefit Chaos, the MWLL wiki, and possibly the map repos. There used to exist a blog called mwllmaps.com for custom maps. It was a place to showcase maps and provide download services. It has long since gone offline. The old forum is still up but no one knows for how long. That was the primary place for new map information. We need high quality pictures or screenshots of CHaos March maps. The trouble is we cannot just lift it from the forum, old blog, or the map files. We need specific maps with the grids on them for the project relating to Chaos. The other places could still use the mini map or pictures of the maps. There is also a need for a identifying screenshot. I would be happy to set aside some time to use the server to help with this project. Finally, this information could also help for any future enhanced stats page to showcase the current map being played. Yes, its a good amount of work but it could be done qucikly on a day with a couple of volunteers. The usefulness for the community would be worth the work I think.

Old blog:
Old Forums Map section:
Map Packs
MWLL Wiki Maps Section

Chaos Maps List
TC_00_Dam
TC_2_FortKOTH
TC_2Fort_TOW_001
TC_AcidKoth
TC_Area88
TC_Bedrock
TC_Breadbasket
TC_Castlehill
TC_Citytech
TC_DesertSun
TC_DuneV2
TC_Emprei
TC_Enkaladaus
TC_Feralfangs
TC_Flatlands
TC_Forsaken
TC_Frontlines
TC Harvest
TC_Iceplent
TC_JungleImpact
TC_Koth
TC_Lunacy
TC_Marhes
TC_Military_Base
TC_Newavalon
TC_OldDustbowl
TC_Oldmarshes
TC_Phlegton
TC_Qandahar
TC_Ridgeline
TC_Ringoffire
TC_Sandblasted
TC__Shore
TC_Shore
TC_Slurm
TC_Snowblind
TC_Solaris_A
TC_StarleagueCache
TC_StoneRose
TC_ThermoCline
TC_UrbanJungle
TC_ValleyForge
TC_VeiledThunder
TC_Warzone
TC Wildlands
TC_Woods005
TC_Zoetemeeer
TSA_Alshain_V2
TC_Altay
TSA_Badlands
TSA_Canyonpro
TSA_Carbon2_1.zip
TSA_CobraV2
TSA_CraterV01
TSA_DesertV2
TSA_DustbowlArena
TSA_Dustbowl
TSA_Extermity
TSA_ForestValleyV2
TSA_Frostbite
TSA_Gatorbait
TSA_Glory
TSA_Goldenrocks
TSA_Helsgate
TSA_IceArena
TSA_Lunacy[v5].zip
TSA_Mirage
TSA_New_Roland_V2.zip
TSA_NHUA_Saltflat
TSA_NocturnalValley
TSA_Northwind
TSA_OldInferno
TSA_Outpost
TSA_Ridgeline
TSA_Ringoffire
TSA River
TSA_Sandblasted
TSA_SavannahPro
TSA_SolarisA
TSA_Underground

All Maps List
SA
Alshain
Carbon
Coliseum
Dogfight
Extremity
Forsaken
Glory
Goldenrocks
Helsgate
Inferno
Jungle
Refinery
TC
00_Dam
2Delta
2Fort_KoTH
2Fort_TOW
Achlys
AcidKOTH
Altay
Arashi Wasteland
Area88
Ashana
Banzai Bootcamp
Bearpit
Bedrock
Breadbasket
Brokebear
Castlehill
Citytech
Concourse
Confused
Dark Kago
Deathvalley
Deep Space
DeltaEmy
Desert Sun
Desolation
Dustbowl
Emprei
Emys Room
Enkeladaus
Erosion
FeralFangs
Flatlands
Flooded Big City
Fnords
Frontlines
Frostbite
Highland
Ice Planet
IvoryTower
Jungle Impact
Kagoshima
Knolls
KoTH
Lunacy
Marshes
Mgtv
Militarybase
Mirage
Mounument
Mountain Pass
Mountain Trail
New Avalon
New Mesa
Nostro
Old Dustbowl
Old Marshes
Overlordnight
Palisades
Paradiselost
Phlegeton
Qandahar
Ridgeline
RingofFire
Scollnir
Sandblasted
Seaport
Shore
Silent Hill
Slurm
SnowBlind
Solarisa
Spaceport
Star League Cache
Stonerose
Swampland
Systen
Taiga
Thermocline
Thunderrift
Towne
UrbanJungle
ValleyForge
Vector
VeiledThunder
Warzone
Woods
Zoetermeer
TSA
2Lakes
ActingTest
Alshain
Altay
Arctic Canyon
Arctic Lakes
Badlands
Bedrock
Bogs
CanyonPro
Carbon
Clearcut
Cobra
Concourse
Crater
Dark Island
Desert
Desolation
Dustbowl
Dustbowl Arena
Extremity
Feral Fangs
Forest Valley
Forsaken
Frostbite
Gatorbait
GB Training
Glory
Goldenrocks
Helsgate
Illium Range
Inferno
Junge
Jungle Impact
Lakefront
Limbo
Lunacy
M2
M5
Marshes
Mech Garrison
Mirage
Mounument
Mounument A
New Roland
Nocturnal Valley
Northwind
Ocean
Old Extremity
Outpost
Outskirts
Overlordnight
Palisades
Plains
RACE Kaido
Refinery
Ridgeline
RingofFire
River
Inferno
Salt Flat
Sandblasted
Savanna Pro
Solarisa
T1
Team Shore Arena
Thunderrift
Twilight Madness
Underground
Vista


#2

Example Work. The wiki has the stock maps rather well summed up. They are missing the grid lines that we need for the event. But this is the information we are looking for as an example.

MWLL WIki
Map TC Deathvalley
Size 8K
Map Picture
Minimap Picture (missing grid lines)


#3

Updating: Grid lines not needed right away. A single high rez of the mini map or overlay as found in the map folder is fine. We can add grid lines easily using this tool afterwards for a second picture.

Batch coverting the minimap .dds to png or jpeg should be doable. I’ll try that tonight.


#4

Every map from the map pack now has the mini map extracted. Each image was converted to png. This does not include stock maps, but those can be pulled from the wiki. The grid lines can be added using that online program (finding link). The following link has the images in a zip file.

Mwll mini maps images
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kZ1mwIFQahWVNI_NK4sgDioY_t4sg-2g/view?usp=sharing

This is the tool we want to add for the event: http://betweenthebits.com/forums/topic/can-you-support-my-game/

  1. we have the images now in the preferred png format.
  2. Need to add grid lines, suggest using this tool to do it http://gametactic.org/generate_grid.html
    The grid is to be created as a seperate image. The online tool uses the grid image to overlay the mini map image.
  3. Need to include the map names, for the event that is as follows:
    TC_00_Dam
    TC_2_FortKOTH
    TC_2Fort_TOW_001
    TC_AcidKoth
    TC_Area88
    TC_Bedrock
    TC_Breadbasket
    TC_Castlehill
    TC_Citytech
    TC_DesertSun
    TC_DuneV2
    TC_Emprei
    TC_Enkaladaus
    TC_Feralfangs
    TC_Flatlands
    TC_Forsaken
    TC_Frontlines
    TC Harvest
    TC_Iceplent
    TC_JungleImpact
    TC_Koth
    TC_Lunacy
    TC_Marhes
    TC_Military_Base
    TC_Newavalon
    TC_OldDustbowl
    TC_Oldmarshes
    TC_Phlegton
    TC_Qandahar
    TC_Ridgeline
    TC_Ringoffire
    TC_Sandblasted
    TC__Shore
    TC_Shore
    TC_Slurm
    TC_Snowblind
    TC_Solaris_A
    TC_StarleagueCache
    TC_StoneRose
    TC_ThermoCline
    TC_UrbanJungle
    TC_ValleyForge
    TC_VeiledThunder
    TC_Warzone
    TC Wildlands
    TC_Woods005
    TC_Zoetemeeer
    TSA_Alshain_V2
    TC_Altay
    TSA_Badlands
    TSA_Canyonpro
    TSA_Carbon2_1.zip
    TSA_CobraV2
    TSA_CraterV01
    TSA_DesertV2
    TSA_DustbowlArena
    TSA_Dustbowl
    TSA_Extermity
    TSA_ForestValleyV2
    TSA_Frostbite
    TSA_Gatorbait
    TSA_Glory
    TSA_Goldenrocks
    TSA_Helsgate
    TSA_IceArena
    TSA_Lunacy[v5].zip
    TSA_Mirage
    TSA_New_Roland_V2.zip
    TSA_NHUA_Saltflat
    TSA_NocturnalValley
    TSA_Northwind
    TSA_OldInferno
    TSA_Outpost
    TSA_Ridgeline
    TSA_Ringoffire
    TSA River
    TSA_Sandblasted
    TSA_SavannahPro
    TSA_SolarisA
    TSA_Underground

or all maps
SA
Alshain
Carbon
Coliseum
Dogfight
Extremity
Forsaken
Glory
Goldenrocks
Helsgate
Inferno
Jungle
Refinery
TC
00_Dam
2Delta
2Fort_KoTH
2Fort_TOW
Achlys
AcidKOTH
Altay
Arashi Wasteland
Area88
Ashana
Banzai Bootcamp
Bearpit
Bedrock
Breadbasket
Brokebear
Castlehill
Citytech
Concourse
Confused
Dark Kago
Deathvalley
Deep Space
DeltaEmy
Desert Sun
Desolation
Dustbowl
Emprei
Emys Room
Enkeladaus
Erosion
FeralFangs
Flatlands
Flooded Big City
Fnords
Frontlines
Frostbite
Highland
Ice Planet
IvoryTower
Jungle Impact
Kagoshima
Knolls
KoTH
Lunacy
Marshes
Mgtv
Militarybase
Mirage
Mounument
Mountain Pass
Mountain Trail
New Avalon
New Mesa
Nostro
Old Dustbowl
Old Marshes
Overlordnight
Palisades
Paradiselost
Phlegeton
Qandahar
Ridgeline
RingofFire
Scollnir
Sandblasted
Seaport
Shore
Silent Hill
Slurm
SnowBlind
Solarisa
Spaceport
Star League Cache
Stonerose
Swampland
Systen
Taiga
Thermocline
Thunderrift
Towne
UrbanJungle
ValleyForge
Vector
VeiledThunder
Warzone
Woods
Zoetermeer
TSA
2Lakes
ActingTest
Alshain
Altay
Arctic Canyon
Arctic Lakes
Badlands
Bedrock
Bogs
CanyonPro
Carbon
Clearcut
Cobra
Concourse
Crater
Dark Island
Desert
Desolation
Dustbowl
Dustbowl Arena
Extremity
Feral Fangs
Forest Valley
Forsaken
Frostbite
Gatorbait
GB Training
Glory
Goldenrocks
Helsgate
Illium Range
Inferno
Junge
Jungle Impact
Lakefront
Limbo
Lunacy
M2
M5
Marshes
Mech Garrison
Mirage
Mounument
Mounument A
New Roland
Nocturnal Valley
Northwind
Ocean
Old Extremity
Outpost
Outskirts
Overlordnight
Palisades
Plains
RACE Kaido
Refinery
Ridgeline
RingofFire
River
Inferno
Salt Flat
Sandblasted
Savanna Pro
Solarisa
T1
Team Shore Arena
Thunderrift
Twilight Madness
Underground
Vista

  1. Icons? Since mwll does not have any ? We might use the old and specific ones for other games.
  2. Submit game name, map names, map png image, map png? grid image, and any icons to this thread, or emailed or forum post to game tactics.

#5

Images sent to gametactics. Waiting to hear reply.


#6

Have not received a reply yet. Might need to follow up on the gametactics forum.


#7

@Meldric I have not had luck getting a response from the gametactics site. I am not sure if my email went through. Would you suggest I post on the forums there?


#8

Yeah, Forum is a possibility! I will also fire a mail to the guy I was already in contact with. Just in case…
I have written a mail as well. Will see if there is a response. Meanwhile, the forum might be a valid option for a secondary channel.


#9

Update: After reading through this again I think this is gonna take a little while. Also note to myself that TC Palisades, TC Outskirts need to be added.

Okay thanks to Meldric we have this process underway again. Here is what we need straight from the gametactics project:

I will do most of work here tonight but I will need help for generating these html? thingies. I will link the images to the gametactics developer tonight.

Following steps are needed for a new game:

Most importantly, I need some solid map images, doesn't really matter which format. (png/jpg is most common)

Create a map index file like this: https://github.com/karellodewijk/wottactics/blob/master/views/MWO_maps.ejs (Only value is required, data-size is so the distance measurement works, the grid option is to show a toggleable grid)

Collect some icons, icons preferably in png format and with a transparant background. (for example: https://github.com/karellodewijk/wottactics/tree/master/public/icons/MWO). They probably should be roughly in the same scale. If you can, use a pretty high quality/resolution, it's always easier to scale down. If you want people to select any color for their icon, their primary color should be white with a black border, but you can mix in some greyscales or colors in there, they'll just blend with the selected color.

You can use any icon from any other game it’s applicable.

In processing I’ll generate icons that are roughly 100px high with the width to scale and thumbnails that are 50px high and put them into spritesheets, but you don’t need to worry about that.

Create an icon template file that looks a little bit like this: https://github.com/karellodewijk/wottactics/blob/master/views/MWO_icons.ejs. On top are the main icons grouped by row. Bellow are the icons that appear in tabs.

You can apply an additional scaling factor by setting data-scale-. By default people will be able to select a color for their icons, if you want them to appear as is, use data-no_color=“true”.

Give me the name of the game (for the title), a shortened version and an icon that represents the game and sort of works on 22px scale (for the select game menu). Optionally a banner.

#10

Each map has a DDS or JPG file shipped alongside the manifest XML, a program could be made to generate minimaps therefrom
The problem is, the minimap is only a section of the image shipped (and there is info in the text file what section exactly)
If i had time i could do it (after the keymapper)


#11

Thanks for the info Firehound. I think time constraints will limit us to the mini maps.

I got the mini maps all up to date with cleaned up image file names.

Icons? I think we’ll re use MWO ones that already are on the site.

So steps 1-2 are done until when if we get time to update images using fire hounds suggestion.

Step 3 Now those html thingies

Create a map index file like this: https://github.com/karellodewijk/wottactics/blob/master/views/MWO_maps.ejs (Only value is required, data-size is so the distance measurement works, the grid option is to show a toggleable grid)

Right… um… this is the part where we are in trouble. 182 maps to process if we do them all. Chaos specific that is 92 maps. We have to stick icons using html code? I can input the map names but the rest is above my pay grade. Here is some example code from the MWO doc. I think an mwll adaption would be like. This is the step that will hold things up.

<!-- Solaris Arena -->

<option value=""> </option>
<option data-grid=“grid_MWO_10x10.png” data-size=“5000x5000” value="/maps/MWO/frost.jpg"><%=l(‘Boreal Vault’)%></option>
<option data-grid=“grid_MWO_10x10.png” data-size=“5000x5000” value="/maps/MWO/frost_cw.jpg"><%=l(‘Boreal Vault’)%> (<%=l(‘Community Warfare’)%>)</option>
<option data-grid=“grid_MWO_10x10.png” data-size=“5000x5000” value="/maps/MWO/frost_training.jpg"><%=l(‘Boreal Vault’)%> (<%=l(‘Training’)%>)</option>

MWLL
<!-- Solaris Arena -->

<option value=""> </option>
<option data-grid=“grid_MWO_10x10.png” data-size=“5000x5000” value="/maps/MWLL/sandblasted.jpg"><%=l(‘Sandblasted’)%></option>
<option data-grid=“grid_MWO_10x10.png” data-size=“5000x5000” value="/maps/MWO/frost_cw.jpg"><%=l(‘Sandblasted’)%> (<%=l('Terrain Control)%>)</option>
<option data-grid=“grid_MWO_10x10.png” data-size=“5000x5000” value="/maps/MWO/frost_training.jpg"><%=l(‘Sandblasted’)%> (<%=l(‘Training’)%>)</option>