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Custom maps

Post by Person_PC » Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:46 pm

of i know that the SUM launcher is broken rn so i wanted to ask here how do i do it manually i tried the steam discussion and it didnt end up working everytime i start loading into a custom map i get the whole overgrowtyh is not responding i tried wait but that was taking like hours so am i doing something wrong pls help

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Re: Custom maps

Post by halzoid » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:14 am

Where abouts are you dropping the files in the directory?
A lot of the older maps go into Data/Custom/{author_name}/...

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Re: Custom maps

Post by Person_PC » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:48 pm

in my steam discussion they said :\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Overgrowth\Data\Mods but when ever i clicked Top Bar -> File -> Load it would crash my game to load a map

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Re: Custom maps

Post by halzoid » Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:47 am

Ah, yeah, the MODS folder is for newer mods, it also won't load without extra files in the folder that won't come with older mods.
Just drop them into the Custom folder path I listed above and it should hopefully work.

It might also be that there's corrupted files in the level itself, if the 'custom' folder method doesn't work, let me know what mod you're trying to download and what error code you get and I'll have a look

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Re: Custom maps

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Re: Custom maps

Post by halzoid » Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:30 am

It's not your fault that mod isn't working, it's awfully packaged, I might repackage and reupload it here because it's convoluted and messed up...

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Re: Custom maps

Post by Person_PC » Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:35 am

ok i'll try other mods also what do i do with mods that are just a xml file

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Re: Custom maps

Post by halzoid » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:29 pm

.xml mods can be dropped anywhere and you just have to use the "load level" option from the menu to load them, though for convenience, it's best to drop them into "Data/Levels..."

As for Raided Town:
RaidedTown.zip
(8.27 MiB) Downloaded 39 times
Here's an updated version, both fixes the missing files and updates the visuals (I got carried away), doesn't change gameplay.

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Re: Custom maps

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Re: Custom maps

Post by alpines » Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:34 pm

Overgrowth is very picky with filenames and underscores are not accepted.

Try renaming all the files to alphanumeric with dashes.
rock_density.png -> rock-density.png

You need to update the file names inside the XML files too otherwise it won't work.

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Re: Custom maps

Post by Person_PC » Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:42 pm

how do i edit filenames in a xmx file

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Re: Custom maps

Post by alpines » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:50 pm

Just open them with a text editor and replace the file names.
You can use the Search & Replace function in editors to speed up the process.

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