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Q re multiple maps

PostPosted: January 18th, 2021, 7:27 am
by msoong
I have a game where there is a big map X on the left, and 4 small maps on the right stacked top to bottom

XXXX1
XXXX2
XXXX3
XXXX4

(all of the XXXX is one giant png file).

So when I use the Board Setup Tool to set this up, what do I have to do? (Looks like I need some placeholder or Null boards to hold the left side so 2,3,4 will lay out properly. Is this something doable?

Re: Q re multiple maps

PostPosted: January 18th, 2021, 8:05 am
by Brent Easton
Either cut your single map into 4 pieces so that the cuts match the divisions between the maps on the right, or combine your 4 smaller maps into 1 larger combined map and used Zones to differentiate any differing grid requirements.

Re: Q re multiple maps

PostPosted: January 18th, 2021, 2:21 pm
by barbanera
msoong wrote:I have a game where there is a big map X on the left, and 4 small maps on the right stacked top to bottom

XXXX1
XXXX2
XXXX3
XXXX4

(all of the XXXX is one giant png file).

So when I use the Board Setup Tool to set this up, what do I have to do? (Looks like I need some placeholder or Null boards to hold the left side so 2,3,4 will lay out properly. Is this something doable?


Yes, it's doable. I have done it multiple times for similar issues.

Just make a transparent image XXXX wide and 1 pixel high and a dummy board with it as background (you can probably even use Game Piece Image Definitions for this). Then use this board for your 1st column (rows 2, 3, 4).

Re: Q re multiple maps

PostPosted: January 18th, 2021, 6:10 pm
by msoong
Many thanks, will try.