Mapping Tutorial & Resource Archive

Editor Discussion
MAPPING TUTORIAL & RESOURCE ARCHIVE
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This thread is a collection of quality tutorials and resources for creating custom content within the StarCraft 2 Galaxy Editor. Unfortunately, I do not have the time to constistently check every single source listed below. I will do my best to update it with information I discover on my own, but the majority of the work lies on you to pass along anything you feel belongs on this list. That includes helping me remove outdated or redundant links.

Post theses suggestions/reports below and, after verifying them, I will add/remove/update the link.

This thread is NOT for questions.
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----- INDEX

1) ASSETS

2) TERRAIN

3) TRIGGERS (GALAXY SCRIPT)

4) DATA (XML CODING)

5) MISCELLANEOUS

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----- ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

You will quickly discover that nearly every link (as of posting this) directs you to SC2Mapster. I happen to "live" at Mapster so I really only know what Mapster has to offer. If you frequent other sites with useful information, don't hesitate to post them! Just keep in mind that I'll check them out before adding the link. If a site contains inappropriate content, I'll shy away from it. Keep your sources work safe :D

It is important to understand that I won't add every suggested link just becauses it exists. If I find that two links show very similars ways of creating really big explosions, I'll opt for whichever is clearer/easier to understand.

Alternatively, I may keep redundant information if there is a good reason for it. A perfect example being how to achieve a certain task in multiple modelling or graphic design programs. In that case, not everyone uses the same program, so it helps to address all platforms.

Regardless, if I choose not to add/remove/update a link per a posted suggestion, I'll explain why.

Lastly, if you did not create the linked source, make sure the person who did is okay with you sharing it. I don't want to see models ripped from a private forum thrown in here.

I WILL honor the requests of those who wish their work to remain private by removing links.

The fastest way to contact me is through Mapster: sc2mapster.com/profiles/ProzaicMuze/
Return to Index: http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/4217173395?page=1#1
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1) MAPPING ASSETS
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----- IMPORTANT INFORMATION

When using anything that doesn't belong to you, always make sure you give proper credit. These people create content for you with the expectation that you will remember where you got it from. If I find any of the following being misused, I will remove its link and take appropriate action to inform the owner.
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----- 3rd PARTY TOOLS

SC2 Map Analyzer - by dimfish
    - sc2mapster.com/assets/sc2-map-analyzer/

Ladik's MPQ Editor - by Ladik001
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/third-party-tools/4421

SC2 Map Localizer - by xhatix
    - sc2mapster.com/assets/sc2-localizer/

SC2 Data Manager - by MaskedPoptart
    - sc2mapster.com/assets/starcraft-2-data-manager/

Beier's Galaxy Script Editor - by SBeier
    - sc2mapster.com/assets/beiers-galaxy-script-editor/

Galaxy++ Editor - by SBeier
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/third-party-tools/19619

Galaxy Obfuscator - by zeedu
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/third-party-tools/26958

Tooltip Generator - by Nerfpl
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/third-party-tools/24192

Hero Level XP Value Generator - by Nerfpl
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/third-party-tools/23819

Dialog Texture Viewer - by Doubotis
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/third-party-tools/24819

M3 Plugin (Blender) - by stante
    - sc2mapster.com/assets/blender-m3-plugin/

MDX Importer (3ds Max) - by NiNtoxicated01
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/third-party-tools/4237

WoW M2 Importer (3ds Max) - by NiNtoxicated01
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/third-party-tools/5119

M3 Exporter (3ds Max) - by NiNtoxicated01
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/third-party-tools/963

WoW M2 to M3 Converter & Model Viewer - by chuanhsing
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/third-party-tools/7790

DDS Plugin (GIMP) - by (unknown)
    - code.google.com/p/gimp-dds/

DDS & Normal Map Plugin (Photoshop) - by NVIDIA
    - developer.nvidia.com/nvidia-texture-tools-adobe-photoshop

nDo Normal Map Generator (Photoshop Action) - by Teddy Bergsman
    Info: philipk.net/ndo.html
    Download: quixel.se/nDo1/

SC2 Normal Map Converter (Photoshop Action) - by Otixa
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/third-party-tools/10624

xNormal Model Map Baking - by Santiago Orgaz
    Info: xnormal.net/Faq.aspx
    Download: xnormal.net/Downloads.aspx

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----- TRIGGER ENGINES

TPS Engine - by martinolsson
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/12834

Sprite Engine - by rrowland
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/assets/sprite-engine

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----- TRIGGER LIBRARIES & SCRIPTS

Level Split Debugging Library (LSDebug) - by Nerfpl
    - sc2mapster.com/assets/lib-lsdebug/

Bank Compression Library (STARCODE) - by s3rius
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/trigger-libraries/5091

Advanced Encryption Standard Library (KryptLib AES) - by avogatro
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/trigger-libraries/16964

Voting Library (JAVA) - by Siretu
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/trigger-libraries/23832

Scoreboard Library - by wOlfLisK
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/trigger-libraries/7365

Win Ratio & League Ranking Library - by Eimtr
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/trigger-libraries/30773

Hero Selection Library - by SweetZombieJesus
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/trigger-libraries/6816

Talent Tree Library - by ArcadeRenegade
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/trigger-libraries/14076

Weapon Customization Menu - by s3rius
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/trigger-libraries/3432

Boss Bar Library (Boss Bars+) - by FuzzYD
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/trigger-libraries/14873

Damage Tracking Library - by JademusSreg
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/trigger-libraries/32268

Item Utility Library - by ZyphreRZO
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/trigger-libraries/5636

Questline Library - by Doubotis
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/trigger-libraries/11804

Unit Indexing Library (DUI) - by Dustin374
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/trigger-libraries/26250

Weighted Unit Library (Unit Pool) - by s3rius
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/trigger-libraries/15552

Random Terrain (Cliff Island) Generation - by Frizi
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/trigger-libraries/24734

NPC Waypoint Library - by Thenarden
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/trigger-libraries/12954

A* Pathfinding Algorithm (A-StarFruit) - by petrov1
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/trigger-libraries/24847

Detect Player Resolution Library (getResolution) - by desiderius1
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/trigger-libraries/17101

Dialog Border Creation Library - by Nerfpl
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/trigger-libraries/23773

Dynamic Dialog Menus Library - by Quickshot14
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/trigger-libraries/3457

Dialog Transmission Library - by Mienk
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/trigger-libraries/9960

Video Texture Library (StarMovie) - by progammer
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/trigger-libraries/13090

Planet View Library - by progammer
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/trigger-libraries/13538

Keypad Lock Library - by Atl0s
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/trigger-libraries/10355

Customizable Hotkeys Library - by uiasdnmb
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/trigger-libraries/13512

Gravitational Pull Library (Orbit) - by AzothHyjal
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/trigger-libraries/5769

Color Changing Libarary - by xDSchurke
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/trigger-libraries/13549

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----- DATA ASSETS

SC2Mapster Data Asset Catalog - by Aenigma
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/data-assets/15804

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----- 2D ARTWORK

WC3 Icon Pack - by Th3LaughingMan
    - sc2mapster.com/assets/warcraft-3-icons/

Custom Icons - by Adelios
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/art-assets/13009

Customized SC2 Icon Packs - by SoulFilcher
    - sc2mapster.com/assets/abilities-and-upgrades-icon-pack/

Custom Unit Icon & Wireframe Pack - by SoulFilcher
    - sc2mapster.com/assets/unit-icon-and-wireframe-pack/

Custom Zerg Icons - by Demonette
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/art-assets/15975

Regional SC2 Logo Icons - by Existor371
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/art-assets/13182

SC2 Race Logos on Transparent BG - by XenoX101
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/art-assets/23446

The Texture Shop - by onisagi
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/art-assets/15865

Classic Terran Decal Pack - by TooMuchTuch
    - sc2mapster.com/assets/classic-terran-decal-pack/

Dark Protoss Buildings - by Telik0
    - sc2mapster.com/assets/dark-protoss-building-retexture/

Dark Protoss UI - by Telik0
    - sc2mapster.com/assets/dark-protoss-ui/

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----- 3D ARTWORK

Imported WoW Model Packs - by Zarakk
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/art-assets/8347

WoW Building Models - by rpc190
    - sc2mapster.com/assets/conveted-wmos-wow-buildings/

WarCraft Footman Model - by Triceron
    - sc2mapster.com/assets/warcraft-footman-model/

Worgen Marine Model - by UltiDrgn
    - sc2mapster.com/assets/worgen-marine/

General Warfield Model - by Underp4ntz
    - sc2mapster.com/assets/general-warfield/

Nullifier (Sentry) Model - by Sepraphim
    - sc2mapster.com/assets/nullifier/

Kerrigan Ghost Model - by Underp4ntz
    - sc2mapster.com/assets/sarah-kerrigan-ghost/

Xel'Naga Assimilator Model - by kailniris
    - sc2mapster.com/assets/xelnaga-assimilator/

Team Colored Tychus Model - by Forsworne
    - sc2mapster.com/assets/team-colored-tychus/

Generic Terran Hero Models - by Rulerian
    - sc2mapster.com/assets/marine-gunner-and-sniper/

Custom Turret Models - by Skizot
    - sc2mapster.com/assets/turret-models/

Customized SC2 Models - by UltiDrgn
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/art-assets/9687

Item Loot Model Pack - by Phaos
    - sc2mapster.com/assets/item-drops-armor-and-weapon-each/

SC2Mapster Billboard Pack - by RodofNOD
    - sc2mapster.com/assets/sc2mapster-billboard-pack/

Custom Doodad Models - by tekoppar
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/art-assets/19848

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2) TERRAINING TUTORALS & RESOURCES
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The Terrain Module - by Blizzard
    - us.battle.net/sc2/en/game/maps-and-mods/tutorials/terrain/

Terraining for Dummies 1.0 - by Mozared
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/4379

Terraining FAQ - by Mozared
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/development/terrain/14672

Optimizing Performance through Terrain - by Mozared
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/19976

Merging Terrain through Sections - by Tomura
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/13141

Melee Mapping Survival Guide - by Xenostalker
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/development/melee/24059

Creating a Melee Map - by IronManSC
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=ua8vOtG8_Ik

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----- ATMOSPHERE & ENVIRONMENT

Lighting Guide - by obliviron
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/12834

WC3 Style Lighting - by obliviron
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/12390

Day/Night Cycle through Triggers - by QMJ3
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/9381

Day/Night Cycle through Data - by Bifuu
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/1111

Skyboxes & Parallaxes - by ubermikeleet
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/development/map-development/2076

Dynamic Skybox - by SouLCarveRR
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/8746

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----- DOODADS

Creating a Sun - by obliviron
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/12168

Map Tracing Templates - by Saeris
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/27959
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=07FACTrrSkY

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----- TERRAIN OBJECTS

Creating a Shark Tank - by Ababmer
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/10103

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----- TEXTURES

Snowy Tileset - by OneTwoSC
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/17499
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=6DV02ZKoFrQ

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----- WATER

Tile Sets & Water States - by Beider
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/2938
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=MdAzCw_TsdU

Dynamic Lava/Water Height - by LagKillsMaps
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/5365

Molded Cliffs/Ramps & Multi-Level Water - by Redfox777
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/8212
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=frXfU35FYiY

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3) TRIGGERING (GALAXY SCRIPTING) TUTORIALS & RESOURCES
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The Trigger Module - by Blizzard
    - us.battle.net/sc2/en/game/maps-and-mods/tutorials/trigger/

Intro to Triggering - by zeldarules28
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/24043

Intro to Complex Triggers & Functions - by NeoDeathXp
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/2051

Using Arrays & Loops - by OneTwoSC
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/19221
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=us2XYlrkBy0

Using Custom Values - by Skittles17
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/19123

Using Bit Flags with Custom Values - by UmbraLamina
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/20521

Using Data Tables - by Demolion
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/8460

Using Object Groups - by Mienk
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/9621

Using Presets & Records - by Beider
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/2844
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=IA_KMhnLFJo

Intro to Galaxy Scripting (Part 1) - by AzothHyjal
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/7078

Intro to Galaxy Scripting (Part 2) - by AzothHyjal
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/7078-galaxy-a-guide-to-galaxy-parts-1-and-2/?post=9

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----- ACTORS

Player Specific Actor Visibility - by Renee2islga
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/19371

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----- AI

Multithreading & AI - by Thalassicus
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/1828

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----- ALERTS

Kill/Upgrade Notifications - by gorang
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/6707

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----- BANKS

Creating a Bank File - by OneTwoSC
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/19267
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=6d_VU-krxOg

Bank Details - by Hookah604
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/28875

Bank Security through Checksums - by magnificence7
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/15368

Saving Variables between Maps - by Eiviyn
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/11050

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----- CAMERAS

3rd Person RPG - by OneTwoSC
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/17730
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=-S_dyTVodkk

Diablo Style Camera & Movement - by OneTwoSC
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/25464
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=U7vdRtDgZmM

Mouselook Targeting with Tracelines - by rrowland
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/1626

Prevent Camera Clipping through Terrain - by Sneakervek
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/23512

Clicking with Camera Mouse Enabled - by Huesy
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/10136

Underwater Camera Distortion - by Chiquihuite
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/18156

Spotlight Hero Selection - by OneTwoSC
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/14628
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=QTVZUdxclK0

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----- CINEMATICS

Creating In-Game Cinematics - by OneTwoSC
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/8413
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=JUh5A3ok1RM

Creating a Story Mode Set - by Insidious
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/14673

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----- CONVERSATIONS

Creating Conversations - by Tempus35
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/6781

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----- DIALOGS

Intro to Dialogs (Part 1: Constants & Records) - by jaminv
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/17969

Intro to Dialogs (Part 2: Styles & Dialog Changes) - by jaminv
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/17978

Intro to Dialogs (Part 1: Alternate Controls & Multi-User Dialogs) - by jaminv
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/20749

Dialog Borders & Backgrounds - by greythepirate
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/27900

Dialog Scaling Values per Resolution - by desiderius1
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/16364

Text Style Catalog - by s3rius
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/2017

Center Aligned Dialog Labels - by FuzzYD
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/15246

Scrollable List - by Beider
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/4151

Movable Dialogs - by Zurom
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/12561

Race/Class Selection - by Voxglhf
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/1216

Character/Hero Selection - by Shinoogie12
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/6776

Character/Hero Selection - by Beider
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/2839
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=N9LsKptDrUM

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----- GAMEPLAY & UI

Creating a Physics Engine - by LosTacos
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/22121

rrowland's Sprite Engine - by rrowland
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/11272

WASD Movement - by deliverancelost
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/1279

TBS Grid Movement - by Shawn91210
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/27510

Fake Menu Button - by Thels
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/13317

Creating a Chat Window - by Mille25
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/24403

Creating a Timer - by ScorpSCII
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/31660

Creating a Minimap - by Mille25
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/24387

Boss Bars - by Volsky
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/667

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----- ITEMS

Dialog Inventory - by Zanryu1337
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/23640

Advanced Dialog Inventory - by urashimakt
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/12238

Item Recipes - by thefreaklord
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/6380

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----- LEADERBOARDS

Creating a Leaderboard - by OneTwoSC
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/6789
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=fIZcqvSpHH4

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----- OBJECTIVES

Creating Objectives & Transmissions - by WraithChaser
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/825

Creating Objects per Player - by OneTwoSC
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/12041
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=i18fzLDTzS4

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----- TERRAIN

Terrain Deformation with Z Calculation - by Noidealol
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/21369

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----- UNITS & STRUCTURES

Set Unit Team/Tint Color - by Stracho
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/4917

Set Unit Orientation - by rover2341
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/12512

Detect Unit's Facing/Position Relative to Another - by BasharTeg
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/21481

Change Command Card through Triggers - by Psiclone01
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/3471

Hero Revival - by OneTwoSC
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/13715
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=oLXFooMvDvA

RPG Mob Respawn - by OneTwoSC
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/17025
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=QcRPqMNP1EQ

Zombie Style Unit Waves - by OneTwoSC
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/5525
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=ySoVD_QKV1g

TD Wave System - by zeldarules28
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/20346

Advanced Unit Spawner - by Beider
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/2840
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=-LPwaqoKEyg

Plot Capturing through Regions - by Millenium7
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/13223

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4) DATA (XML CODING) TUTORIALS & RESOURCES
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The Data Module - by Blizzard
    - us.battle.net/sc2/en/game/maps-and-mods/tutorials/data/

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----- ABILITIES

WC3 Style Ability Training - by Prancer
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/1696

Button Tooltip Referencing - by OneTwoSC
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/17879

Range Indicators & SFX - by Beider
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/2841
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=K0YBP485dxA

Diablo Style Fireball Spell - by OneTwoSC
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/25781
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=c3UVVG9C80o

Regenerating Ability Charges - by Undertaking
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/9679

Multi-Phase Spells - by ProzaicMuze
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/8990

WoW Style (Druid Form) Morphing - by Auracy
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/11028

Vehicle Mount System - by ravenkaizer
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/1164

Passive (Behavior) Ability Training - by unholydecimator
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/30926

Unit Auras - by Bifuu
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/1582
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=WZl-koiWHtw

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----- ACTORS

Actor Cheats - by Blizzard
    - us.battle.net/sc2/en/game/maps-and-mods/tutorials/actor/

Actor Catalog - by ProzaicMuze
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/4656

Using Rocker Actors - by progammer
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/15253

Texture Select by ID - by BorgDragon
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/20772

Intro to Attachments - by ProzaicMuze
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/8926

Unit Afterimage/Shadow Effect - by arturusfury
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/6365

Slow Motion Trails - by OneTwoSC
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/27134
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=6DE-4ACugRE

Intro to Beams - by ProzaicMuze
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/3939

Dynamic Beam Chains - by ProzaicMuze
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/3888

Burn Down Trees/Foilage - by s3rius
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/11923

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----- BEHAVIORS

Simple AI through Behaviors - by Ultimaswc3
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/17420

Panic & Berserk Unit States - by ProzaicMuze
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/8927

Time of Day Dependent Buffs - by Prancer
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/1666

Regenerating Resources - by Xacery
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/10581

C&C Style Resource Field - by Samiur
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/18379

Touch Activated Powerups - by DragonGuard1
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/12163

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----- CAMERAS

Reducing Camera Lag through Far Clipping - by Fockewulf
    - brokenalliances.com/forums/showthread.php?10469

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----- EFFECTS

Randomized Effects - by Ultimaswc3
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/20055

Z-Offset (Falling) Projectiles - by Ultimaswc3
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/17869

Unit Leap through Missiles - by Xackery
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/10489

Force Effects - by ProzaicMuze
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/9021

Unit Leap with Force Effects - by WildPickles
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/12722

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----- GAMEPLAY & UI

WASD Movement - by progammer
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/10104

Customizing UI through Text Editor - by progammer
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/12929
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=K1z9xrcV2vs

Customizing SC2Layout Files - by Helral
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/17193

Custom SC2Layout Files - by Helral
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/20323

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----- ITEMS

SC2Layout Inventory - by Oneiros33
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/20160

Items & Loot - by OneTwoSC
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/4364
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=115EN5EkWHM

WC3 Style Shop - by Bifuu
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/964
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=NwxqVvFTKl8

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----- MOVERS

Missile Movers - by Blizzard
    - us.battle.net/sc2/en/game/maps-and-mods/tutorials/missile-movers/

Intro to Movers - by ProzaicMuze
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/4855

Colliding Projectiles - by Keuken531
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/17154

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----- REQUIREMENTS, UPGRADES & VALIDATORS

Removing Ability Requirements - by WraithChaser
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/744

Multi-Level Upgrades - by darkdemondd
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/11443

Specialized Weapons - by ProzaicMuze
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/9016

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----- TURRETS & WEAPONS

Intro to Turrets - by ProzaicMuze
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/9000

Shotgun Projectile Weapon - by OneTwoSC
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/27441
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=k7i6vaf6EfM

Flame Wave - by OneTwoSC
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/10191
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=PrrX-_1Has4

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----- UNITS & STRUCTURES

Creating a Hero - by OneTwoSC
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/2772
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=1et41pqbJsM

Hero Revival - by Phaos
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/4705

Shared Hero Experience - by LonZealot
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/1646

Customizing Unit Hover Tooltips - by Huesy
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/9176

Shields on Non-Protoss Units - by Prancer
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/1673

Morph Larvae into Non-Zerg Units - by varkarrus
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/490

The Uberlisk - by ProzaicMuze
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/4705

Adding Units to Training Structures - by Darvlok
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/6543

Garrison Non-Terran Units - by MrZ3r0
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/1191

Stackable Structures - by ST4RKiLL3R
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/6517

Building on Ramps - by Fockewulf
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/13603

Creating Structure Add-Ons - by Ultraling
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/3278

Amphibious Units - by Fockewulf
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=6oCwN1hUCYk

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5) MISCELLANEOUS TUTORIALS & RESOURCES
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----- 2D ARTWORK

Custom Icons (GIMP) - by The3LaughingMan
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/1563

Custom Resource Icons - by h34dl4g
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/14933

Custom Textures & Normal Maps (GIMP) - by Naim2k10
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/14389

Custom Terrain Textures - by Alcoholix
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/1755

Custom Dialog Backgrounds - by uiasdnmb
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/14882

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----- 3D ARTWORK

Reducing Model Texture Sizes (Part 1: MPQ) - by Fockewulf
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=xD17my-GXV0

Reducing Model Texture Sizes (Part 2: 3ds Max) - by Fockewulf
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=WrNqtJq3nKM

Modelling and Exporting for SC2 - by Otixa
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/development/artist-tavern/9662

Converting Normal Maps to SC2 Orange (Photoshop) - by xcorbo
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/27182
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=bLGRsskREA0

Converting Normal Maps to SC2 Orange (Photoshop) - by SupGuys
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/6282

Importing WoW Models - by Molsterr
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/8299

Optimizing Textures for Imported WoW Models (Photoshop/3ds Max) - by Saeris
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/24047

Applying Team Colors to Imported WoW Models (Photoshop/3ds Max) - by Daara87
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/31795

Attaching Shoulders/Weapons to Imported WoW Models - by Feraligono
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/15012

Importing Dialo III Models - by xcorbo
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/27181
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=zlHbxt-TXXk

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----- OTHER

Map Publishing - by Blizzard
- us.battle.net/sc2/en/game/maps-and-mods/tutorials/publishing/

Map Publishing - by OneTwoSC
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/10194
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=aQp3irTx25o

Understanding the Editor - by OneTwoSC
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/3578
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=BvawaJ1I_7Q

Lobby & Game Modes Guide - by ubdead
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/5486

Campaign Style Loading Screen - by Insidious
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/10102

Game Time vs Real Time - by grim001
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/13334

Caravan Escort Walkthrough - by OneTwoSC
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/21500
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=vrdzXBRm7bA

Footman Frenzy Walkthrough - by OneTwoSC
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/12053
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=RR6fFw5ldWE

TD Walkthrough - by OneTwoSC
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/24552
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=k0ahpXvEakE

Transferring Data between Maps - by nezoic
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/12362

Noob's Guide to DOTA Maps (Part 1: Creep Waves) - by zeldarules28
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/16045

Noob's Guide to DOTA Maps (Part 2: Abilities & Levels) - by zeldarules28
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/16087

Noob's Guide to DOTA Maps (Part 3: Hero Selection) - by zeldarules28
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/16117

Noob's Guide to DOTA Maps (Part 4: Polish) - by zeldarules28
    - sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/17011

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Wow not a single link to the galaxy-wiki. Iseewatudidthar!

Using this as an example: http://www.sc2mapster.com/wiki/galaxy/data/actors/

I think you can see why I wouldn't use the Galaxy Wiki as a reference just yet.

There are a lot of missing entries that serve to confuse more than they would help. If people find particular pages helpful, I'm not against linking those individual pages.
Hey Muze,

I'm not sure if you missed them or not but you might want to add these:

Build on Ramps:
http://www.sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/13603-build-on-ramps-tutorial/

Camera Settings to reduce lag:
http://brokenalliances.com/forums/showthread.php?10469-A-Little-Trick-I-used-on-WW2-Diplo-that-you-may-want-to-use

Tricks to tint models without messing up teamcolor and reduce texture resolution for newbs:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xD17my-GXV0&list=UUl8jywlwPnMw_kPOJW4yLdA&index=3&feature=plcp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrNqtJq3nKM&list=UUl8jywlwPnMw_kPOJW4yLdA&index=2&feature=plcp

StarCraft 2 Amphibous System:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6oCwN1hUCYk
Hey Muze,

I'm not sure if you missed them or not but you might want to add these...

These two aren't really in tutorial format, but I feel they're definitely useful. If you could edit the posts to include a picture or two each that would help immensely with understanding the content:

http://www.sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/tutorials/13603-build-on-ramps-tutorial/

http://brokenalliances.com/forums/showthread.php?10469-A-Little-Trick-I-used-on-WW2-Diplo-that-you-may-want-to-use


Added them all to the list though.
Added new Asset links:

DDS Plugin (GIMP) - by (unknown)
    - code.google.com/p/gimp-dds/

DDS & Normal Map Plugin (Photoshop) - by NVIDIA
    - developer.nvidia.com/nvidia-texture-tools-adobe-photoshop

nDo Normal Map Generator (Photoshop Action) - by Teddy Bergsman
    Info: philipk.net/ndo.html
    Download: quixel.se/nDo1/

xNormal Model Map Baking - by Santiago Orgaz
    Info: xnormal.net/Faq.aspx
    Download: xnormal.net/Downloads.aspx
I hereby bump this thread in the name of Sixen.
This is an amazing compilation of tutorials for all map makers. Thanks to everyone who contributed and thanks to ProzaicMuze for putting this together.
Yo Tenarsis this is a bit outdated man, Most of these work, but A TON of the videos are broken and quite a few pages are no longer there.

For anyone wanting to view the tutorials up to date just click.

http://www.sc2mapster.com/wiki/galaxy/tutorials/

Or

the not quite as large but still pretty good.

http://www.galaxywiki.net/GalaxyWiki

OR another great asset that has helped me countless times

http://starcraft-2-galaxy-editor-tutorials.thehelper.net/tutorials.php
Do you take libraries too? If yes, I have made 4 of this with FAQ method (which can be a little bit of a tutorial) Here are the links:

http://www.sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/trigger-libraries/47178-little-bonus-event-that-works-with-units-footprint/#p8

http://www.sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/trigger-libraries/47097-if-you-want-more-than-a-basic-day-night-cycle/#p9

http://www.sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/trigger-libraries/47143-wow-a-cargo-harvester-like-c-c/#p4

http://www.sc2mapster.com/forums/resources/trigger-libraries/47003-wanna-have-a-terrain-generator/#p7
http://wiki.sc2mapster.com/Tutorials

The above link contains a list of a huge percentage of the known tutorials listed on sc2mapster. They are really useful.

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