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How does one lock teams so that AIs won't decide to annihilate each other instead of the players?
I opened the installer from disk and there are 4 buttons install, manual, support, and exit. what do i do to get to the install directory?


I clicked on install and it took me to 2 more buttons (play, install) i clicked install and am now at a place that says "Install Location:"

The install directory is where you installed the game.

I've been having an issue with the editor and i've looked everywhere for a solution. It may be my own stupidity but...

Everytime i open the editor and it opens i map that i downloaded, I hit "test document" and the window MINIMIZES and nothing happens... after which i maximize it and try again for the same result.... I've been desperately trying to solve this... Either that or i just dont know what to do after this point?

Please reply with a suggestion or help because im stuck on this and have some maps a really would like to try..

Is your SC2 already open?

Any help? This is hugely killing the map I'm working on :(

Try running GE in Administrative Mode.

How does one lock teams so that AIs won't decide to annihilate each other instead of the players?

Just set their diplomacy settings through triggers.
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Edited by Sixen on 8/16/2010 2:36 AM PDT
I opened the installer from disk and there are 4 buttons install, manual, support, and exit. what do i do to get to the install directory?


I clicked on install and it took me to 2 more buttons (play, install) i clicked install and am now at a place that says "Install Location:"

The install directory is where you installed the game.

I've been having an issue with the editor and i've looked everywhere for a solution. It may be my own stupidity but...

Everytime i open the editor and it opens i map that i downloaded, I hit "test document" and the window MINIMIZES and nothing happens... after which i maximize it and try again for the same result.... I've been desperately trying to solve this... Either that or i just dont know what to do after this point?

Please reply with a suggestion or help because im stuck on this and have some maps a really would like to try..

Is your SC2 already open?

Any help? This is hugely killing the map I'm working on :(

Try running GE in Administrative Mode.

How does one lock teams so that AIs won't decide to annihilate each other instead of the players?

Just set their diplomacy settings through triggers.
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I have a mac, what is the equivalent of that?
Actually nvm. I was in the wrong User. Gotcha.
I'm not exactly sure. It's wherever you installed the game on your Mac then. Do a search for "Starcraft II Editor" and it should come up.
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I followed the directions here on how to save and publish a map, I had no errors doing so. But for some reason my map is not showing up properly in the game. I modified one of the blizzard maps (Arkan Citadel- just added additional resources and moved a few rocks around) and when its loaded into the game it reverts to the unedited version, but still shows the edited picture, name and description. Then when I reload the saved map into the editor all the changes I made are gone. Does anyone here know how to fix this?
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Edited by Rykin on 8/18/2010 6:41 PM PDT
I followed the directions here on how to save and publish a map, I had no errors doing so. But for some reason my map is not showing up properly in the game. I modified one of the blizzard maps (Arkan Citadel- just added additional resources and moved a few rocks around) and when its loaded into the game it reverts to the unedited version, but still shows the edited picture, name and description. Then when I reload the saved map into the editor all the changes I made are gone. Does anyone here know how to fix this?

Did you save your map as another file or did you just save over Blizzard's?
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Did you Publish them?

Lance
As to how you Keep the A.I from fighting each other, you need to add TEAMS to your map and set the alliance flags for the teams.
I have created multiple maps now and would like to know a few more options:
1) Right now, I lock teams to starting points so that the A.I. is not randomly thrown in with friends because of total random starts. How do I let the starting points be random but keep A.I.'s grouped and Friends grouped?
2) Is there a way to have the A.I. prefer Air Power over ground? I have a map that uses bridges and cliffs to separate opponents but the A.I. still tries to build up ground when Air would be better.
3) Blizzard maps have a beautiful background (outside the playable area and when the Tarrain is totally open or cut away to reveal the background) How do I this as well?

Thanks for any help, Lance
Edited by Poxs on 8/18/2010 11:14 PM PDT
followed the directions here on how to save and publish a map, I had no errors doing so. But for some reason my map is not showing up properly in the game. I modified one of the blizzard maps (Arkan Citadel- just added additional resources and moved a few rocks around) and when its loaded into the game it reverts to the unedited version, but still shows the edited picture, name and description. Then when I reload the saved map into the editor all the changes I made are gone. Does anyone here know how to fix this?


If you just copied a Blizzard Map, make vary sure that you created a GAME Variance of your choice. Change the Map info to a unique name and then, when you save your map, give it the name you used in Map Info.

After all that you can now publish your map (remember, you can have only 5 Published at any one time).

you should now see your maps in the game (Remeber to change where to have the game look for maps, it defaults to Blizzard Only).
No one answered this on the other thread:

Okay, all I want to know is how to get a melee AI working while having custom units and unit placement on the map. I did it the first time by accident, but don't recall what I did. When an ability setting went afoul I deleted the map, so I can't find out what I changed.
Okay, all I want to know is how to get a melee AI working while having custom units and unit placement on the map. I did it the first time by accident, but don't recall what I did. When an ability setting went afoul I deleted the map, so I can't find out what I changed


It is in Game Variance under the MAP tab. Set Up your Type (1v1, 2v2, etc.) and then, in Attritutes for that type, set to computer.

If Teams, also use Team Placement.

All this once you have starting points.
I have 2 problems so far with the map I'm making.
1. When I create a new custom unit with the same model as an existing unit the model becomes a tan sphere. Can there be two of the same model on different units? I looked through the data, but nothing seems to be different from the original model data.
2. Ground units are unable to walk up cliffs (like they are supposed to), but if I click in small increments toward the cliff they will suddenly pop up on top of the cliff. What edit keeps them from doing this?
Every time i start a new map or open a map i have made already, I keep seeing this lightened rectangle in the middle of the map. And when i zoom in on the rectangle i can right click and move it around. Any way to fix this?
I need help fixing this weird rectangle in my map. I thought it was gone at one point but it came back while i was making a new map. I am able to zoom in and move it around and whenever i zoom in on something it pops up. I just want it GONE! plz help! heres a screenshot.

http://img217.imageshack.us/i/terrain1.jpg/
I need help fixing this weird rectangle in my map. I thought it was gone at one point but it came back while i was making a new map. I am able to zoom in and move it around and whenever i zoom in on something it pops up. I just want it GONE! plz help! heres a screenshot.

http://img217.imageshack.us/i/terrain1.jpg/

What are your Map Boundaries and Playable area set to?
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Okay, all I want to know is how to get a melee AI working while having custom units and unit placement on the map. I did it the first time by accident, but don't recall what I did. When an ability setting went afoul I deleted the map, so I can't find out what I changed


It is in Game Variance under the MAP tab. Set Up your Type (1v1, 2v2, etc.) and then, in Attritutes for that type, set to computer.

If Teams, also use Team Placement.

All this once you have starting points.


Okay, thanks. Now it's up'n'running just the way I like it... A $#!+load of interceptors for the carrier!
Edited by Goyathla on 8/20/2010 12:05 AM PDT
I need help fixing this weird rectangle in my map. I thought it was gone at one point but it came back while i was making a new map. I am able to zoom in and move it around and whenever i zoom in on something it pops up. I just want it GONE! plz help! heres a screenshot.

http://img217.imageshack.us/i/terrain1.jpg/

What are your Map Boundaries and Playable area set to?
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256x256 playable: 256x255 it goes away when i change the shader mode but then i cant see my lighting. I hate this thing!
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