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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 4:23 pm 
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Hi to all,
in first sorry for my bad english!
It's possible can change color of the mountains unlike the gray default?
Someone can help me please?

Thanks in advance!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:26 am 
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Yes .... Add or Redraw montain atrs.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:50 am 
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Ok thank's RadstaR!
Another question, I use dragon to draw the map, which color palette then I must use to create the mountains?
Also grayscale or something?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:10 am 
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Im not sure I understand if you are asking how to change the actual mountain art or just the swatch color used when drawing your .bmp map.

Anyway, like RadstaR said, its possible to change actual graphics using a drawing program like Photoshop/Gimp and an extractor/inserter like MulEditor: http://www.runuo.com/forums/third-party-program-support/58594-muleditor.html
That can take quite some time since there's a lot of tiles to modify just to change the appearance of one terrain-type. On the top of my head I guess its somewhere between 30-60 diffrent tiles depending on how many transitions it has.

But if you are simply looking change the gray default color used when painting the map in say photoshop, the .bmp used by mapgenerator or dragon, its quite a lot less time consuming.
Dragon, much like mapgenerator, use a colorpalette to identify diffrent terraintypes. It is possible to edit this palette with notepad or any other texteditor.
I havent used Dragon so Im not sure what the file is called or where its located. But I asume its the same way as it works in mapgenerator.
The file is called terrain.xml. Inside it you simply have to locate the mountain definitions and edit the Red-Blue-Green matrix. I.e edit the compositions (0-255 I belive). Open up your graphics editor, photoshop?, and browse the color selection. Find a color you would like and then simply copy the numbers for Red=XXX Blue=YYY and Green=ZZZ to your terrain.xml file and you will be able to use that exact XXX-YYY-ZZZ combination to draw your mountains in the graphics editor and the map-creating program will recognize them.

Hope it helps


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:35 am 
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Awesome Fredde82!
I try to swatch color used when drawing my bmp map.

I search into the folder of Dragon (use version 9), but I did not find a file terrain.xml or similar.
Even as version of Dragon 11 there is nothing.

I try to know better, thanks again for the help!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:30 am 
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Since I havent used Dragon myself, I can only speculate on how you change the colors. But I did find this tutorial that might help. Scroll down it and you will find a segment about editing the colortable.

http://www.ryandor.com/files/makingmaps.11.pdf


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