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Free item mode in map editor

Post by angry_duck » 11 Jul 2014, 18:57

Hi item makers & users! :D

Since the latest update, the map editor has a new mode for placing items called "free item mode".

You can switch between classic and free item modes simply by clicking on the Item mode icon (or pressing F4).
- In classic mode, you may have noticed that the rules for placing an item change for each item: it is the item creator who decides if his item can be placed in the air, or every 2 meters on the ground, etc.
- In free mode, these placement rules are the same for all items, and they enable the mapper to place items almost anywhere he wants (even if there are still some limitations).

So, if the item creator spends some time to choose good placement parameters, classic mode will be the most pleasant and efficient to use. But when you will have an item to place at a very specific position that you cannot reach in classic mode, use the free mode and you should get more accurate results.

Enjoy, and feel free to give some feedback in this topic!

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Re: Free item mode in map editor

Post by TitiShu » 11 Jul 2014, 19:07

Really Nice ty

Note that now we can place Dynamic Item (and bots) with levitation.... (like in Platform title)
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Re: Free item mode in map editor

Post by meuh21 » 11 Jul 2014, 19:28

:thumbsup: :thx:

If i know that before, i didin't modify some objects to add levitation ;)

One other good point is the possibility now to put Nadeo items on our Items :clap: :thx:

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Re: Free item mode in map editor

Post by TMarc » 11 Jul 2014, 19:34

Great :thumbsup:

Could someone please tell all editor keyboard shortcuts so they can be added to the documentation page: ... tcuts.html
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Re: Free item mode in map editor

Post by maxi031 » 12 Jul 2014, 02:56

Thank you very much for this option.
I can see is very usable in many titles.

But in our title pack we have almost all custom objects with grid that is very same as free mode grid, so for us this free mode setup is not very usable.

We do have many players having trouble connecting custom objects when they are rotated with + and - keys.
What i wish to have is little more advanced version.

Here is what i have in mind:
-This free mode could have small window with text input where we can put our own values, something like this picture.

If you think it is fine and you can make it without much trouble it will be very nice addition to this mode.
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Re: Free item mode in map editor

Post by spaii » 12 Jul 2014, 10:53

Another "Woaw" :yes: :thx:
Welcome F4 :thumbsup:

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Re: Free item mode in map editor

Post by Alinoa » 15 Jul 2014, 14:25

Also reported on the topic centralizing information ;)
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