opening a jka map or a map somebody made in gtkradient -1 reply

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hyddenmyth

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#1 10 years ago

how do u open and edit already existning maps for JKA in gtk?? wat file do u open so u can edit it to pout in npcs. or is there a program to open .bsp files??




MagnaDoodle

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#2 10 years ago

U need a .map file to open it in GtkRadiant e.g. the example map files coming with GtkRadiant itself. Maps coming with the game or custom made are in the compiled .bsd format which can't be opened/edited by GtkRadiant (recompile is possible but not recommended/legal?). Only a few mapper release their .map files for tutorial purpose only...




Innocent Hawk

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#3 10 years ago

It is possible to decompile a .bsp into a .map file, but you would need permission form the author if a mapper made it, but if it is a stock JA map then that is illegal and whatever you make out of it is probably not a good idea to release to the public. Depends on how much you take though.

As for how to actually go about doing it? I have no idea.




Mikouen VIP Member

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#4 10 years ago

You're better off asking the author in any case. I can't recommend decompilation even if it's the last remaining option, because the damage done to the map in the process generally means it'll take longer to fix it than it would to rebuild the map yourself from scratch.


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hyddenmyth

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#5 10 years ago

all im really planning on doing is just putting in npcs but not releasing it to the pubblic in that case how coud u open a .bsp?




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#6 10 years ago

Asking the author doesn't just net you permissions to modify the file, it also nets you the source files - namely, the .map file, and that's what you need.

Decompilation is such a last resort that it's the last resort a last resort would turn to. Try the simpler way first, it'll make your life much easier and avoid dozens of headaches if you can get the source files from the map's creator.

While I do consider ethics important, sometimes my advice is a little more practical than that.


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