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  1. I wrote out some steps to help myself complete Ringo's guide. I'm also attaching pictures of my file directories to help see an extremely basic setup to just get a character to spawn on some in-game, grass. --------------------------- 1 pixel = 1 in-game tile 1 cell = 300x300pixel image. Use these Base Map Colours for your non-vegetation map. Turn off anti-aliasing(Paint.net's toolbar) and switch the blend mode(Paint.net's toolbar) to "Overwrite" -----Base Map Colours---- Dark Grass | 90 100 35 Medium Grass | 117 117 47 Light Grass | 145 135 60 Sand | 210 200 160 Light Asphalt | 165 160 140 Dark Asphalt (main roads) | 100 100 100 Medium Asphalt | 120 120 120 Gravel Dirt | 140 70 15 Dirt | 120 70 20 Dark Pothole | 110 100 100 Light Pothole | 130 120 120 Water | 0 138 255 Once you are finished, save this image as a .bmp file, as well as a .png. Close it, reopen the .png. Copy this image, create a new layer, paste it onto the new layer; uncheck the base layer, black out all the areas in which you do not want erosion vegetation to grow; erase, all non-black color. Create a new layer and slide the black-out layer above this new layer. Each vegetation color is its own layer; work your way up the colors from light grass. Check all layers except your base layer, merge them in top-down fashion. Save this image as a .bmp with the same name as your first .bmp image, add this suffix: "_veg". Be mindful to not save the .png you have been working on with this new, merged layer image. ----Veg Map Colours---- Dense Forest | 255 0 0 Dense Trees + Dark grass | 127 0 0 Trees + grass | 64 0 0 Mainly grass, some trees | 0 128 0 Light long grass | 0 255 0 None (black) | 0 0 0 Create another .bmp file ending with the suffix: "_ZombieSpawnMap" that is always 10x10 less that your map's dimensions. Use black and white. White are zombies spawn, black is not (note, you can turn antialiasing on for this part.) Save. --------------------------- TileZed>Tools>WorldEd WorldEd>New ---------------------------- Drag you original .bmp into the grayed-out cell. You can do this from Windows, or within WorldED. You have to toggle the WorldEd search directory by clicking "view maps" in "view" at the WorldED toolbar, then navigate the directories until you reach where you stored your .bmp --------------------------- File>BMP to TMX ---------------------------- WorldEd>Preferences>General>Tiles Directory You MUST set this path to the tilesets folder called "Tiles" that The Indie Stone has provided. Otherwise you will see many red question marks in your cell. Choose where to export your .tmx file. Just create a new folder with a relevant name and choose it. Check "Assign generated maps to world" and "Report unknown ?colours" and click ok. -------------------------- I think these are self explanatory. https://imgur.com/n4jIauz https://imgur.com/akt9Zei https://imgur.com/Mw68WkI https://imgur.com/HlszFY2 https://imgur.com/RKjJ2qH https://imgur.com/r9ATjsu From here, you can follow the rest of Ringo's guide.
  2. Ok, I went over it again and finally succeeded in spawning on my map. I never did create any objects when I set out from the start of this quest. I only created a grass map with a spawnpoint and some zombies so that I could learn how to get a test map into the game; buildings come later. Your guide helped me very much through the process. I will post my solution to the forum with my own step-by-step so that people have an additional example and some filled-in, small-step details to work from. Again, thank you for taking the time to create a guide for us!
  3. Yeah I'm stilll hitting this issue, If someone can just post a picture of a flowchart or hierarchy of files in their correct directories, I feel like this issue wouldn't be coming up.
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    Starting out help with WorldED

    Partially solved this thread's problem by drag and drop the .bmp from your folder in Windows; It also works from within WorldEd but there are no thumbs-only blank-looking files- on the bmp file icons . You must click "view" on WorldEd's toolbar, scroll down and toggle the directory search window by clicking "show maps".
  5. Ok, I managed to get through the tutorial, but now, I have gotten all the way to the the point that I can go in-game, select my map from the mod selection, choose my spawn selection on my map, the game goes to load , quits, and says to check the console text file. I got this exception: java.lang.RuntimeException: can't create player at x,y,z=11643,6696,0 because the square is null at zombie.iso.IsoWorld.init(IsoWorld.java:2373) 1557992584373 LuaEventManager: adding unknown event "OnPreUIDraw" 1557992584374 LuaEventManager: adding unknown event "OnPostUIDraw" at zombie.gameStates.GameLoadingState$1.runInner(GameLoadingState.java:259) at zombie.gameStates.GameLoadingState$1.run(GameLoadingState.java:235) at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:745). any ideas? I got all excited, only to have my hopes and dreams dashed by a runtime exception.
  6. cerati

    Starting out help with WorldED

    Ok, I managed to get past that but now, I have gotten all the way to the the point that I can go in-game, select my map from the mod selection, choose my spawn selection on my map, the game goes to load , quits, and says to check the console text file. I got this exception: java.lang.RuntimeException: can't create player at x,y,z=11643,6696,0 because the square is null at zombie.iso.IsoWorld.init(IsoWorld.java:2373) 1557992584373 LuaEventManager: adding unknown event "OnPreUIDraw" 1557992584374 LuaEventManager: adding unknown event "OnPostUIDraw" at zombie.gameStates.GameLoadingState$1.runInner(GameLoadingState.java:259) at zombie.gameStates.GameLoadingState$1.run(GameLoadingState.java:235) at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:745). I'll create a new thread with this problem
  7. I am having this issue, what was the solution?
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    Starting out help with WorldED

    Hi, there are no map files appearing in WorldEd after creating a new 1x1 tiled world. I have made the .png , the .bmp file ,the _veg.bmp , and the _ZombieSpawnMap.bmp. Those latter files are sitting in the same directory as Tiled and WorldEd. The guide isn't very clear on the "drag your files over" step in the tutorial. I can't select and move bmp files because none are appearing in the field from which I am supposed to grab them. I trying to learn this for the first time, any help would be appreciated.