Spent the last few weeks doing a World map menu for my RoM mod. I've just finished it, and have made a simple version that you can look at. I've spent the better part of this year figuring out the best way to make a map.
If you want, you can use it, or I can make one specifically for your mod. Here are some screens:
World Map again:
And The Description Screen, with Travel Button :) :
You can download the pk3 here, a readme is included on how to edit the files. You can effectively just change the .str files to change all the text in the menu.
EDIT: The Description Text is black in the menu.
You could change the description text color, it's almost impossible to read it in the first two screenshots.
I think you should blend between the map and the background better, make the map look like it's on a large sheet of paper or animal skin or something. Cool idea though.
Jeff_Katarn;5581895You could change the description text color, it's almost impossible to read it in the first two screenshots.
I've tried several ways, but I can't change the description text color, maybe I should just make a new font?
@silverfang22 This map is just for public show off, I might show you a screen of the actual map, but it blends nicely, it looks like it's drawn on the parchment/leather.
I also just noticed I forgot to link my file... I'll just upload it again.
M.Eales;5582462I've tried several ways, but I can't change the description text color, maybe I should just make a new font?
Try using the line "descColor".
Jeff_Katarn;5582556Try using the line "descColor".
It works, thanks. So now it's black description text, and now I have the download link for you. I added It to the top.
This looks really interesting! Good work mate!
So can you teleport to certain areas of the level by clicking on their location on the map?
Currently, no. It's only between levels. So I want to go from Map A to Map B (say a forest to a town.), but your idea may be possible, maybe just make the menu run a teleport script? This version doesn't work ingame, It's only meant for the main menu, like a New Game map, or a map in the pause menu. I'm working on the scripts to make it run ingame, so you can walk into a "Transition Zone" and be able to bring up the map with the use key. I'll definately try to make a teleportable map thingy tho...
It should work if you make a series of teleport entities, each with a specific targetname, and have each menu button run a script that uses that teleporter.