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beginnergemapping [2017/09/16 20:30] (current)
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 +====== Beginner Guide to GE for Mapping ======  ​
  
 +Game Version: ​ FS17 and later\\
 +GE Version: ​ 7.0 and later
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 +[[modding_tutorials|Modding Index]] | [[map_making|Map Making Tutorials]]
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 +===== Intro =====
 +
 +Have you ever wanted to make a few changes to one of your favorite maps but didn't know how to get started? ​ Maybe add another shelter to a farm, or change debris from one location to another?
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 +A few of my YouTube viewers asked how I edited my private map of The West Coast and thought I should share it here.
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 +If you know nothing, or next to nothing about editing, I highly recommend watching the video from start to finish, otherwise you could miss some critical steps. ​ The camera movement can be a bit foreign, but one of my viewers (platinumTurbo) commented that within a couple hours, he felt comfortable with the camera. ​ If you have never been in a 3D editor before, be prepared for it to take some time to get familiar with the controls. ​ However, I don't want to scare you off, it is a very easy thing to get started, it just takes a little dedication.
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 +===== Prep Work =====
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 +You need the first two links installed, but it may be best to just watch the video and I'll tell you what to do.
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 +Giants Editor
 +https://​gdn.giants-software.com/​downloads.php
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 +Notepad++
 +https://​notepad-plus-plus.org/​download/​v7.5.1.html
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 +Seasons Resources
 +https://​www.realismusmodding.com/​mods/​seasons/​manual/​modding/​info-for-map-makers
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 +It is generally easier and better to ask questions on FS-UK than in YouTube.
 +Ask questions here, and post your full log if applicable:
 +https://​www.fs-uk.com/​forum/​index.php?​board=8.0
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 +How to post your log in FS-UK
 +https://​www.fs-uk.com/​forum/​index.php?​topic=164010.0
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 +Some great mapping tips:
 +https://​www.fs-uk.com/​forum/​index.php?​topic=185863.0
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 +FS-UK Wiki for more tutorials
 +https://​wiki.fs-uk.com/​doku.php?​id=modding_tutorials
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 +===== Full Details =====
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 +{{youtube>​zzMQPk8jF40?​medium}}
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 +FAQ:
 +Q  "I made changes to my map, but they are not showing up in game, why is that?"
 +A  Check your mods folder for two versions of the same map.  The game loads the zipped version first, and this is often the unchanged version. ​ I didn't highlight this in my video since I was working out of the downloads folder(sorry for confusion). ​ It is best to move the original (or backup, zipped copy) to another folder once you unzip a mod to begin working on it.  That way, you never get confused which version is the edited one and what is original.
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 +Q "The map works when unzipped, but not when zipped up".
 +A "Make sure you are zipping the contents of the folder, not the folder itself.  ​
 +     See here:  https://​www.fs-uk.com/​forum/​index.php?​topic=198841.msg1291148#​msg1291148
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 +Original Author: ​ flatlander84 | Date:  11 Sep 17
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 +[[modding_tutorials|Modding Index]] | [[map_making|Map Making Tutorials]]