(GUIDE)Add custom content to your map (Server PLUGIN)

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  1. clarkycal

    clarkycal Active Member

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    This 'new' guide will be based on the wiki information: Here
    I will attempt to keep this as simple as possible.

    Pre-Prepared plugin: Here
    PBO Manager: Here

    1. First of all load arma 3 with the map and desolationredux, within the editor place all the buildings as you would like.
    2. Once you've placed all your content at the top goto tools > Desolation: Redux Tools > Generate Code for Map Design (See Gif below)
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    3. Paste the contents to notepad ++ or any editor you like
    4. Download the prepared plugin pack from above
    5. Navigate into the "CustomMap" Folder (Custom Map Guide > Addon > CustomMap) and open config.cpp
    6. Paste your map content that you get from step 3 into the "CfgPluginMapEdits"
      Code:
      class CfgPluginMapEdits {
      //Paste you exported objects class here.
         
      };
    7. Save the file and pack "CustomMap" folder into a pbo
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    8. Move/Copy CustomMap.pbo to @DesolationServer > Addons folder
    9. Copy CustomMap.cfg from the Config folder from the download provided and Move/Copy that into @DesolationServer > Config folder
    10. Open PluginList.cfg located within @DesolationServer > Config folder and add CustomMap to the list
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    11. that should be it, i will probably make a video tutorial, if i missed something please tell me.
    -Clarky

    Old guide don't use:
    Hello guys, a few people such as Ilgmārs on discord, asked how to add custom content (Buildings) into the map!
    Credits: Ehh i don't know who originally came up with this so... Yeah.
    First of all you'll need an Eden editor tool to export the objects.. Or you can convert it manually. Here are some tools you can use to export the objects: Tool 1 - Tool 2 Pick a tool of your choice, i have used tool 2 and seems to work for me.
    Or the built in tool in desolation seen here:
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    Pbo Manager: Here
    1. Download this pbo: Here and unpack it
    2. Navigate into the "mapcontent" (a3_custom > mapcontent) folder and open "Custom.sqf"
    3. Here paste your exported objects from your preferred tool
    4. Repack the a3_custom into a PBO
    5. Move a3_custom.pbo into the Addons in the @DesolationServer (See Screenshot below)
    6. Start your server, join it and admire your new custom content [​IMG]
     
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  2. clarkycal

    clarkycal Active Member

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    I remade the guide to a plugin.
     
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    THX

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    clarkycal Active Member

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    NP, Looking good!
     
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  5. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye New Member

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    Thanks Working Nicely -
    Admin Base on Small Island on the DSR Cherno Map.
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    Also just because it looks nice the new lighting at night: ---
     
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  6. n0yz

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    Code Please :D
     
  7. clarkycal

    clarkycal Active Member

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    looking good
    Code for what? His edits? He may not want to give them out.
     
  8. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye New Member

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    Cheers Clarkycal, I am not bothered about a simple addition of a few buildings, now if I had spent days designing new entire areas like my friend has on Epoch arma2 Mod then I would be less sharing :)

    The Base is on the island that is the smallest of the new Islands Right of the New Airfield Island (I guess the competition could include naming them!) my vote is EastRock or DragonStone for the Admin Island ... Ahh Game of thrones is on again ... :)

    link to the files on my github.

    MAPadminBase


    Thanks to Clarkycal again for the plugin & the Devs for a great Mod.
     
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  9. Ray

    Ray New Member

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    Thanks for the addon, works 75% for me, odd thing is i cant open any placed buildings. Used the cups buildings since i use that @mod. Do i need to do something more, can u help me out?
     
  10. Hawkeye

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    The buildings I used are enterable try using one of those to test if its just the builings you are using. Check on the map you are using for buildings that are enterable and use them. Hope this helps
     
  11. clarkycal

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    Yeah check if the building you're adding can be entered first..
     
  12. Ray

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    guess the baracks ive chosen arent the ones DSR uses and they arent entrable in preview. gonna see if i can replace them with usable buildings.
     
  13. Ray

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    Thanks guys for your help, got it sorted works 100%.. Even loot Spawns in as it should.
     
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    Your welcome, i'm glad all worked out.
     
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    Hi. I spent for 3 hours, but my custom building dont apear on the map. Can anybody help me please.
     
  17. Hawkeye

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    What map is it on if its cherno try my download above to see if that works if it does then just add buildings to the code as per the ones in it at the locations you want them. If it is another map look at the code to see if it helps.
    good luck
     
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  18. Snake

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    i resolved my problem. Thanks.
     

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