There have been many uploads to the Blacksmith over the years that have given us a number of different map sizes. Lord Basse gave us Mini and Mega Sized Scenarios, which gave us 25x25, 30x30, 50x50 and 255x255 sized maps, Dantares IV gave us the 10x10 map size, shadow06031992 gave us Ultra Small Map Sizes from 9x9 and below, and Lord_Fadawah gave us the AOE map sizes suitable for AOK.
This Map Size Pack from PhatFish combines all of those files and more giving us every map size that it is possible to have. There are 255 files in the upload, each file is a different map size ranging from 1x1 all the way through to 255x255, the biggest map size that the scenario editor can cope with. This pack is perfect for every design who needs to find the perfect sized map for their scenario. I have played a fair few games on these very tiny maps. One particular example is the Click Challenge by Sword_of_STORM which is built on a 6x6 map. Many top scenarios utilise the 255x255 map as it allows for a scenario of epic scale to be made.
All of the maps open up in the editor, however some may not be playable. The unplayable scenario, which are the ones 6x6 or smaller, can still be opened in the editor and can be used to make some fun screenshots and Age2oons. This utility is simple to use, as all is needed is for them to be placed in the Scenario Folder, and therefore instructions are not really necessary.
Overall I believe that this Map Size Pack is a great utility and really helpful for many designers who need to find their perfect map size for their scenario.
Posted on 06/11/18 @ 09:56 AM
Its not working for me. If i try to load some map in editor, i get a CTD always. :(