Tutorial to Using the Widelands' Map Editor
Create a New Map
We begin by launching the Editor from the Widelands Main Menu. The Editor starts up with a standard map, flat, consisting of steppe, 64 fields broad and high. For starters, let's create our own map with different settings.
|To do that, we open the Editor's Main Menu (the most left button at the screen's bottom) and choose New Map.|
This opens the New Map Options Menu. Now is the time to reflect what kind of map we want to create - huge, small, square or not, which kind of world (blackland, desert, greenland or winterland?) and so on. Let us make a rather small map, higher than wide, for a quick game between two players.
|We increase the map's width to 80 and the height to 96. As world type we choose greenland. To have the Editor generate the map we click at Create Map.|
The Editor now creates a map of desired size. It is absolutely flat and plain, consisting solely of steppe-terrain.
Now it's up to us to shape the terrain to an island fun to play upon.
Shaping the terrain
Placing resources and bobs