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    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd 2019
     
    I realize I can load the template and work from there.

    However, I want to add this to a mapping wizard, overland, so I can make a number of maps with a frame, the same color pallette, etc.

    Or would it be easier to load the template, add my own frame, and save it as an edited ( different name ) template file ?

    But I really would like to add it to the overland mapping wizard.

    Thanks !
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd 2019 edited
     
    What is it that you want to get from the template, Jim?

    It is only a very simple beast - a standard export from FT3 with lots of stuff cleaned out of it and a specialised palette and ready made altitude bar. That's all.

    If you want to use the colour palette in other maps you can do that using PALSAVE and PALLOAD.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd 2019 edited
     
    When I click on New map, then overland maps, pick a predefined template. I would like it to be in the selection list.

    The wizard adds a frame for me. And it asks what size I want it to be.

    Easier way I suppose would be to loadpal and use existing templates.
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd 2019
     
    That would certainly be an easier option.

    If you start a new map and load the palette then attach it to the map, you could save that map as a template in the Templates folder, so you don't have to do the PALLOAD thing each time.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd 2019
     
    That is sort of what I'm doing.

    Years ago I came up with my own templates, blue/white maps, and got tired of starting from scratch. So I took one of those maps, took out the symbols and some others things, I don't remember exactly what I did, and saved it as a template file.

    That is what I'm doing now.

    Thanks for the help. I was using loadpal and getting nowhere. Palload works much better.
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd 2019
     
    I think quite a few people get the PALLOAD command the wrong way around. I did it the first couple of times, and I know others who have.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd 2019
     
    Here is the smaller area map. What I'll do is remove the map itself, and the symbols, and save it as a template. I may change the frame. There is a tile bmp from years ago that might look better.
      zogand02b.png
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd 2019
     
    Okay ! Loaded the fct, just has the deepest water and the above frame on it, and the pallette is there to.

    Whew. I'm all shook up. Well, I'm not Elvis, but I did accomplish something.
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd 2019
     
    *applause* :)
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd 2019
     
    Hi Jim - I have done that with a city, overland and dungeon/building template, with all the fills and drawing tools I like. It makes life a lot easier. If I want to use a particular style, i open up that style, the import (then delete) my generic template.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeNov 24th 2019 edited
     
    Okay. Not sure I'll have time today though.