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Old November 11th, 2003, 01:03 AM
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Thanks for the tip!
However, if I wanted to add more than one commander, how do I do that?
Just duplicate the lines. The #setland command is what moves the attention for lines after that. So you can have as many #commander, #bodyguard, #units commands as you want inserted before the next #setland.

The #commander line sets the attention on that commander for commands that assign troops and equip. (Or change his name, give him magic-spell ability, give him XP, all kinds of stuff)
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Got it! Thanks so much!

Now one more question. I want to put these guys on one of the original Demo maps I am playing. Let's say, I am playing Jotunheim & want to use it on the Aran map. How do I do that? Is it pretty complicated?
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Hi, the map file is as below. Where would I add? I tried to add what you told me at the end but it crashed the computer.

--
-- Map file for Dominions 2
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-- Illwinter Game Design
-- www.illwinter.com
--

-- Title and image file
#dom2title Aran
#imagefile aran.tga
#defaultmapzoom 1.0
#domVersion 150
#description "The once glorious kingdom of Aran was destroyed by a
magical disaster that turned the kingdom in to a barren waste several
hundred years ago.

107 provinces, 11 of these are under water.

Suitable for 6-10 players."

-- Province names/terrains
#landname 1 "Stone Wood Waste"
#terrain 1 66
#terrain 2 128
#terrain 3 1
#terrain 4 16
#terrain 5 130
#terrain 6 4
#terrain 7 6
#landname 8 "Great Aran Waste"
#terrain 8 64
#terrain 9 138
#terrain 10 4
#terrain 11 16
#terrain 12 64
#terrain 13 24
#terrain 14 1
#terrain 15 168
#landname 16 "Stone Spires of Aran"
#terrain 16 64
#terrain 17 137
#terrain 18 264
#terrain 19 64
#terrain 20 0
#terrain 21 4
#terrain 22 136
#landname 23 "Aran Plain"
#terrain 23 2
#terrain 24 16
#terrain 25 145
#terrain 26 264
#terrain 27 145
#terrain 28 256
#landname 29 "Old Aran"
#terrain 29 1
#terrain 30 384
#terrain 31 136
#terrain 32 16
#terrain 33 130
#terrain 34 256
#terrain 35 24
#terrain 36 0
#terrain 37 8
#terrain 38 5
#terrain 39 136
#terrain 40 154
#terrain 41 136
#terrain 42 16
#terrain 43 5
#terrain 44 136
#terrain 45 136
#terrain 46 266
#terrain 47 137
#landname 48 "Dragons Head"
#terrain 48 146
#terrain 49 128
#terrain 50 16
#terrain 51 137
#terrain 52 145
#terrain 53 265
#terrain 54 8
#terrain 55 1
#terrain 56 154
#terrain 57 80
#terrain 58 264
#terrain 59 16
#terrain 60 1
#terrain 61 266
#terrain 62 128
#terrain 63 64
#terrain 64 1
#terrain 65 144
#terrain 66 264
#terrain 67 80
#terrain 68 128
#terrain 69 265
#terrain 70 2
#terrain 71 136
#terrain 72 17
#terrain 73 129
#terrain 74 264
#terrain 75 136
#terrain 76 4
#terrain 77 146
#terrain 78 136
#terrain 79 2
#terrain 80 152
#terrain 81 264
#terrain 82 8
#terrain 83 264
#terrain 84 145
#terrain 85 130
#terrain 86 266
#terrain 87 136
#terrain 88 264
#terrain 89 264
#terrain 90 256
#terrain 91 2
#terrain 92 5
#terrain 93 8
#terrain 94 128
#terrain 95 128
#landname 96 "Dust Hills"
#terrain 96 80
#terrain 97 0
#terrain 98 81
#landname 99 "Dust Fens"
#terrain 99 40
#terrain 100 4
#terrain 101 4
#terrain 102 0
#terrain 103 6
#terrain 104 144
#landname 105 "Dust River"
#terrain 105 72
#terrain 106 42
#landname 107 "Dustlands"
#terrain 107 66

-- Province neighbours
#neighbour 1 3
#neighbour 1 4
#neighbour 1 8
#neighbour 1 16
#neighbour 2 4
#neighbour 2 9
#neighbour 3 5
#neighbour 3 12
#neighbour 3 16
#neighbour 4 8
#neighbour 4 9
#neighbour 4 11
#neighbour 4 13
#neighbour 5 12
#neighbour 5 14
#neighbour 5 10
#neighbour 6 21
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#neighbour 6 10
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#neighbour 7 76
#neighbour 7 48
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--
#nostart 1
#nostart 8
#nostart 16
#nostart 23
#nostart 29
#nostart 48
#nostart 96
#nostart 98
#nostart 99
#nostart 104
#nostart 105
#nostart 107
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give us a better idea of what this "Map Editor" function will do in the full Version? (In other words - is it worth the trouble to learn how to edit the map by hand, or will the in-game function let us do it all, only by pointing and clicking?)
It will allow you to set neighbors and terrain types. It will not allow you to create scenarios with monsters, sites and other exotic things.

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Johan,

Was that in response to my question?
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Hi, the map file is as below. Where would I add? I tried to add what you told me at the end but it crashed the computer.
Dont take too many examples off the top of our heads as being absolute. The 100 province on the Aran map is a water province


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#dom2title Aran
If you leave this the same then you will get 2 Aran maps listed to pick which is confusing. Change the name here to something like Aran2 AranNot or something.

Nothing else needs changing, just adding. You can change the #description abit as long as you make sure that the description text stays in "quotes"

Take note of all the #nostart lines. Usually those are places where there are no easy ways to move out like a corner or an island. If you do decide to use one of those provinces then remove that nostart so you dont confuse the poor game.

Start a junk game with the Aran map and scroll around looking for a good place to start. Right click a province and note the number of it in the description box. You might want to write down a couple of neighbors also in case you want to start yourself with more than one province or more than one castle or weaken your neighbors abit for a fast start. Or you can pop some sweet magic sites into them.

If you are in a hurry then 106 on the Aran map is nice. So you might add....

#specstart 12 106
#setland 106
#commander 1010
#bodyguards 15 1006
#units 100 1002
#additem "Ice Pebble Staff"

There are alot of other things you an set also. You can add more neighbor commands so that you have "teleports" all over the map. You can change your starting Castle without having to pay for it. You can completely redesign your god and it wont overwrite the one you made before. It would only show up in this game. You can set scales, dominions strength, starting population, defense, give your god magic and items. All without paying for it in points or following any rules. (Playing with a Doom Horror as a pretender is fun)

For options check this mapedit doc. NOTE: THIS IS NOT THE FINAL MAPEDIT DOC FOR DOM2 http://www.techno-mage.com/~dominion/mapedit.pdf

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I got it to work! Thanks so much!
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By the way, is Doom Horror the most powerful unit in the game? If so, how do you beat it? I tested a lot Last night & nothing beats King of the World. In fact, I had 3 super combatant gods attack it at the same time & they still lost.
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By the way, is Doom Horror the most powerful unit in the game? If so, how do you beat it? I tested a lot Last night & nothing beats King of the World. In fact, I had 3 super combatant gods attack it at the same time & they still lost.
Vastness seems to be pretty nasty...

Curse+Antimagic+Hordes of mindless units

In dom I, i saw a horde of soulles without mages
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Got it! Thanks so much!

Now one more question. I want to put these guys on one of the original Demo maps I am playing. Let's say, I am playing Jotunheim & want to use it on the Aran map. How do I do that? Is it pretty complicated?
I believe the only way to add units to a given nation is to force them to start in a given province, then add units there. You can give yourself whatever you want with this (and also add stuff to your opponents)

From the documentation (about DomI, but probably still valid) on Illwinter's site:

To force Jotunheim to start in, say, Province 100, add the line
#specstart 12 100
(12 was the nation number for Jotun in DomI: it may have changed, but I don't think so - the new nations are probably 14-16)

All this would be added to the "aran.map" file (or copy it to another name, edit it, change the
#dom2title Aran
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