Terry the Map Editor coming to Total War: Warhammer

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Published by Serio 1 year ago , last updated 6 months ago

The Creative Assembly have a sketchy record when it comes to supporting their modding communities. They've been involved in various controversies and issues, and their games haven't always been equally open to modders.

For Total War: Warhammer, they aim to change this. They've just released the first beta version of their map editor for the game, called... 'Terry'. Yes. That's what it's called. It's not some fancy abbreviation or anagram. It's just Terry. Terry the Map Editor.

As it is, Terry the Map Editor holds a small collection of features, but it's not without its issues. Creative Assembly have noted that they're aware of grass, for instance, not rendering in the editor as it should. And the beta is currently only available to Windows 10 users, though Windows 7 and 8 will both be fully supported when the full version rolls out.

Terry’s features:

• Land battle map editing for custom and multiplayer battle. • Full suite of environment models, props, SFX and VFX for map creation. • A.I. hints, deployment editing, no-go regions, terraforming, texture terrain painting, vegetation terrain painting and more. • Customizable layout and layering within the tools for easy organization and navigation. • Easy one click export that creates a .pack file for you map, allowing you to toggle it on and off in the Total War Launcher as you wish. • Live map transfer in multiplayer. Simply host a game with a custom map and other players will download it automatically without the need to subscribe on the workshop. The maps will be deleted after the battle (unless subscribed to in the workshop or manually placed in the game data folder) • Share maps via steam workshop and subscribe to your favourites. Having maps enabled will not affect your ability to join multiplayer games.

It goes without saying that this is a great boon for the Total War community, and hopefully it'll help bring some fresh blood to the modding community. You can read the full post and guide on how to install Terry by clicking here.

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