The Resize Tool allows you to re-scale a map once it has been created, allowing both the terrain size and playable size to be altered.
This guide covers how to resize a map, as well as any side-effects such resizing can have.
Side-Effects of Resizing
The effects of re-sizing a map also affects anything that references the center of the map. This directly affects elements such as blueprints, impasse and splines, which may be skewed off-center as a result of resizing.
As a result of these changes, it is recommended that the playable area only be resized early in the development of a map, before many of these elements have been placed.
Props and Entities
After re-sizing a map, any Props and Entities on the map will be moved inward towards the center of the playable area.
When this occurs, it is useful to know that:
- Visual Objects can be placed outside of the playable area
- Entity Objects can not be placed outside of the playable area
This can have effects when a map goes from large to small, and some objects may be left outside the playable area.
Save your Map!
Due to all the side-effects re-sizing can have, it is recommended you always save before and after resizing a map.
Using the Resize Tool
To open the Resize tool, navigate to: Main Menu > Scenario > Resize.
This will open the Resize Scenario interface.
Using the Resize Tool
Once the Resize Scenario interface is open, you can use the various fields to set the new parameters of your map.
- Terrain Size provides pre-set sliders that control the overall terrain size of your map. Note that the total terrain size cannot exceed 1,048,576 units, which is roughly the equivalent of 1000 x 1000.
- Playable Area provides pre-set sliders that control the gold borders that define the playable area of your map. This always must be smaller than the Terrain Size.
Old Terrain Offsets allows you to define where your new map parameters overlay with your old map borders. Use the square overlay tool in the middle of the interface to place your new map on your old map. The smaller pink square in the center represents your new map size, with the image behind it representing the old map.
Once you have selected your desired parameters, press OK to resize your map.