ATS mapping manual

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ATS mapping manual

#1 Post by 116808apd » 11 Oct 2016 13:34

Ever wanted to learn mapping but no idea where to start?

For months I have been working on a manual that will explain all the info, tips and tricks of the ATS map editor. Since I got less time lately I have decided to make this document public as of now.

The initial goal is to keep updating the manual with more information. Whenever I have a new version I will update the document. This way you guys can interact with the document as well. If there are special requests feel free to write them in this topic.

The document can be found here

Direct download can be found here

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#2 Post by Reef » 11 Oct 2016 14:17

Considering the last real extensive mapping tutorial was by Crockett for ETS 1 and that the editor (not to mention the latest games) has now changed so much since, all I can say is GG!

Nice one Nico.

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#3 Post by Reinhard » 11 Oct 2016 14:28

Very nice action indeed.

If I could only download it without having to sign in into "Scribd.", whatever this might be. I rarely share my email-address for a free download, sorry.

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#4 Post by 116808apd » 11 Oct 2016 14:31

I was assuming that everyone can read and download the document from scibd. If download won't work I will add an additional link to the first post containing a direct download to the pdf file.
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#5 Post by Reef » 11 Oct 2016 14:33

I can read it fine, but tbh I haven't tried downloading it, I don't see the point unless you plan on swiping it away from us at some point :P

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#6 Post by Reinhard » 11 Oct 2016 14:36

116808apd wrote: If download won't work I will add an additional link to the first post containing a direct download to the pdf file.
That's the answer I hoped to hear. :D

Yes, download seems to be only possible if you register with email-address or identify via facebook account.

Thanks.

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#7 Post by AchillesSibir » 11 Oct 2016 16:14

Let's start studying... ;)
Is there a mapping guide for ETS2 guys or most things like map editor-mapping functions are the same like in ATS?
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#8 Post by 116808apd » 11 Oct 2016 16:20

99.9% of the editor usage is the same in either ATS/ETS2.

There might be some small implementation differences. There are more differences in modelling between the two games. The foundation of the map editor itself is identical.
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#9 Post by angrybirdseller » 11 Oct 2016 16:32

The middle mouse button click can subdivide road by clicking the node and create nodes that can expand or curve the road, or how can rotate node to create roll or angle when building overpasses or to curve a road. In addition, terrain drop sweeper makes complex a lot less time consuming to build. Also, shift and cnrl hotkey good item to cover in the future too.

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#10 Post by 116808apd » 12 Oct 2016 15:13

Some of the suggested items are already featured in the manual.

Next version I will talk more about rotating nodes and creating overpasses. Probably will demonstrate it by building a highway.

Other items I will plan on featuring in the next version are creating a new country/state and adding a city there. Adding companies and creating the right def files to get the economy to work will be covered as well.

Next version will probably not be finished in the next 1-2 month(s).
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