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I have sat here for hours trying to figure this out. I can't work it out on how to do it. All I have heard is to draw a grayscale map of the original and scale it down. But then theres only two settings, White is a lot of zombies, and black is basically none. Is this really the only way to do it?

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You realise there's about a milllion* shades of grey in between black and white, in greyscale, right?

 

*slight exaggeration, at least there is hundreds. If you're limiting yourself to only pure black, or white though, you're missing out.

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Heres what I did. I took my original map with only roads and grass not vegetation. I blacked out all the grass, then filled in different areas with white. Resized the image from 2400 x 2400 to 240 x 240.  

 

 

And how exactly do the colors work? Like white is a lot I know, but the farther darker the color is, is it less zombies then?

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And here we go, So I tested your idea/way. It didn't work. I painted it entirely white once, didn't work. Painted it in with white,grey,and light grey and still didn't work.

 

 

Link to current zombie spawn map (pure white, but still putting here so you can see for yourself)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qzbhde4yyswoqu0/Haven_ZombieSpawnMap.png?dl=0

 

The original one 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/uvumbe31s5h7d5h/Haven_ZombieSpawnMap2.png?dl=0

 

 

Oh and this is what I found on these forums about the spawn map: "Draw a grey scale map on top of your png map, with white being lots of zombies and black being basically none. Then scale it to 1/10th of the size of the original. Eg. If your map is 900x900px, your zombie spawn map should be 90x90px. "

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Here an exemple of a zombie spawn map, based on yours

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/zq8c6ob17xvul07/Map.bmp?dl=0

 

The most important is to Highlight the roads and some, and you have to do it gradually, proportionally to the zone where the Zeds have to spawn.

Black shows where zombie wont really spawns.

Grey is medium spawn

White is High spawn

 

Don't forget to export your image in .bmp  format

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Wait it has to be a bitmap? I was reading on this tutorial on here and it said to ALWAYS save your images a a .png...

 

And how do you guys keep the resolution looking good while shrinking it to 1/10?

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