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The actual city will be about 8 km x 6 km. The actual map a lot bigger, have to check it.

Wow, that's big, are you sure it's not sent you insane doin it :c:

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Wow, that's big, are you sure it's not sent you insane doin it :c:

I am already getting there. Making maps with this editor is a soul killer work... I just hope eSim will finally put in damn Copy + Paste feature into the editor.

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Update - still working on the city but its coming along:

 

 

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Posted (edited)

How does the frame rate go once you add a few burning buildings, etc.?

 

Also I know its a pain to check but are you confident that buildings, power poles, etc. don't overlap onto roads or create other impromtu obstacles?

 

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5 minutes ago, Gibsonm said:

How does the frame rate go once you add a few burning buildings, etc.?

 

Also I know its a pain to check but are you confident that buildings, power poles, etc. don't overlap onto roads or create other impromtu obstacles?

 

Framerate seems to be fine (4x) even with lots of units moving around, multiple engagments over the map. Roads are fine, I'm building the city by "blocks" power poles, buildings etc are clear of the roads.

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Approx 50% percent done... copy/paste of objects would be more than welcome in the friggin map editor....

 

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Keep it up, looking great.

 

Probably doesn't help you in terms of scale of the task, but for smaller towns, I've found that selecting a building type and then clicking several times somewher outside the final location creates a "pool" of buildings that you can then click and drag as required to populate a given block.

 

I do a quick review of the map to work out the commercial, government, affluent suburbs, poor suburbs, industrial, etc. regions.

 

I then create the stockpile of say affluent suburb buildings (three or four types) and use that pool of buildings to create those areas, then do the same for the other regions.

 

Its not as quick as Copy and Paste but it lets you turn it into a bit of a production line, where you can create the buildings, place the buildings, face the buildings (shift click helps when aligning numerous buildings at once), as required rather than do those steps for each individual building.

 

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That's looking really great dismal, keep up the good work I'm really looking forward to using this map when it's finished 😀

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25 minutes ago, Gibsonm said:

(shift click helps when aligning numerous buildings at once), as required rather than do those steps for each individual building.

 

I dont know how I have missed this sofar - thx - saves a lot of time!

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Posted (edited)

:)

 

I think (can't check at the moment) that you can also select numerous buildings / objects by using the mouse to "click and drag" and create a box, selecting everything inside it.

 

Update: Just tried and can confirm that this works.

 

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Just in case you didn't know, the little boxes in the corners of the road, objects, etc. controls are very useful. The top left hides members of that category. The top right makes them unselectable, the bottom left one protects lines from being moved by dragging the line "body" but still allows vertices to be moved, and finally the bottom right is the inverse of the previous, allowing the line to be moved around as a whole without accidentally moving only a single vertex.

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