Background Object Size and Map Editor

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posted on July 23rd, 2013, 9:25 pm
Hi All,

I'm new to the community and I'm currently experimenting with the Map Editor. Hopefully, this was not already discussed in other threads (could not find it using searches).

Two Questions:

1) Can you change the size of background objects like planets and suns? I want to make a blue sun for a map but it is quite large. I'd like to shrink it down to make it look like it's farther away.

2) When I use Control + E for the map editor and the objects would sometimes the objects show up, and then more recently they don't. I want to see how they would interact and also see if I could upgrade the systems on the stations if possible. I'm trying to make a neutral race but the dominion base isn't as strong as it can be once defense/offense has been upgraded.

Any suggestions? Thanks.
posted on July 23rd, 2013, 10:42 pm
The only way to make map objects appear smaller is to set them further down into the map.

I'm not sure what you are asking in question #2 :).
posted on July 24th, 2013, 1:20 am
I've placed dominion perimeters and breen ships on team 8 for a 2 player map to act as a neutral force to slow down each side and to add some fun. When I use Control + E to see how the stations would look and move there is only a black screen.

So I added a Klingon base on team 7 and placed it beside my dominion/breen force. I used Control + E and the Klingon base was destroyed by the doms and breen. I moved it farther away and went back in and only the Klingon Base was on the map.

Does that make more sense?
posted on July 27th, 2013, 12:26 pm
if it was destroyed you need to replace it, i think its more like editing it mid game what you are doing rather than altering the map forever.
posted on July 27th, 2013, 7:09 pm
It's not just for destroyed bases or ships. Even if i replace them nothing shows up. When I hit control e after placing objects on the map the screen is always black. Nothing appears at all. Doesn't matter what team the objects are on.
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