how do you make maps in the first place?
There is a Map Tutorial here which was done by Matthew "theNord" Nordaus, who was a developer on Armada II. He spent a lot of time answering questions when the game was being made. A great guy.
thanks i will try to make maps and put them on armada2 files
how do i put my map on armada2 files.com? i made a map called whipped-up!
and how do i set start points? when i tried the map it said it had no name why? also the ships that were already on the level disapeared they were supposed to be for the 2 teams i wanted! i cannot set startpoints!
You can't put 'Map Units' on the map in Armada II. If you want to do that you need to do a Assault Map.
As for the starts, lay down a path and name it Camera_1 for start 1.
The Map Tutorial covers all of this if you follow the instructions.
ok but can u still build bases ? or do i have to put a start base on? can assault be played on instant action?
Assault Maps can only be played only.
The starting units are default and you don't have to add a starting base.
You can add AI units to the map. Just set them to a team that is not in use. For instance you can add a Borg team in the middle of the map with stations built etc.
You can still put derelicts on the map. I think.
how do i make the ships derelict?
I think you put them on a Team that is not in use and take all of the crew off of the ship. You can do this by going into the properties (double click on the ship).