Problem making overlays
Posted 01 March 2011 - 12:28 PM
It was in making overlays. I created the polygon using the bottom third of the Edit WED screen and it seemed to be fine. Click on floodfill and it showed the area I wanted to become overlay. Back, then load an existing TIS. Initially, I was using WTSEWER, but since then I've tried a fair share of the WT overlays, all with the same result. That being that when I click "Make Overlay" and go back with "View All", "Edit Tiles" then scroll to the area, the overlay tiles have been put in only for the border of the polygon. Which is fine for narrow overlays, but when the overlay gets larger than 2 tiles, it leaves the interior un-overlayed, if that's a word.
I can replace those tiles manually, sure, but for larger areas that gets almost as tedious as making a search map. Might I have some setting wrong somewhere, or what? Looking at Yovaneth's screenshots, some areas look larger than two tiles, so that must be the case, but I can't find it anywhere.
Posted 01 March 2011 - 11:00 PM
It could be, that I've never tested such cases. I'll check this when i get to it.
Have you tested this in the game too? It might work there, i think there were cases when DLTCEP couldn't render the interior tiles correctly.
Edited by Avenger, 01 March 2011 - 11:01 PM.
Posted 02 March 2011 - 11:06 PM
Maybe I'm trying to do something that an overlay isn't supposed to do. I figured if I used an overlay which was not transparent, with the right search map, it would look as if the ARE tileset had the graphic in it. If that's not the case I guess I'm not understanding how the engine handles overlays.
Anyway, thanks, and sorry for the confusion.
Posted 15 March 2011 - 03:13 AM
Edited by Yovaneth, 15 March 2011 - 03:22 AM.
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