Map development

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This article is for reference purpose

The features described in this article are already implemented in the game. The article should describe how a certain aspect of the game currently works. You may of course edit this article to improve the description of the circumstances. Your opinions or improvement suggestions about the described aspects themself are of course appreciated, too. But please put these on the discussion page of this article to keep facts and fiction separated.

Maps are an important part of The Mana World.

Guidelines

You can build a map for The Mana World using Tiled

  • Size: around 200x200 tiles is good in practice, though the theoretical maximum is 2048x2048
    • In the Argaes woodland, outdoor maps should be 150x120 including the 20 tile border.
  • Tile size: 32x32
  • Map border: you have to leave a non-walkable but properly designed border around the map of at least 20 tiles (Diagram)
  • Walls/players proportions: a normal door for a player is 2 tiles in height
  • Indoor/Outdoor proportions: it is not required that inside view of buildings has to fit the size in outside view
  • Path reference: please use tmw folder structure to keep references to tilesets working
  • Transparent color: tilesets use alpha so no need to set a transparent color
  • Layers: each map can have many layers. Two layers are special:
    • Fringe: this layer is drawn simultaneously with items and beings, where tiles north of a being are drawn behind the being and tiles south of the being are drawn in front. Hence this layer is suitable for adding static objects to a map like plants or statues.
    • Collision: this is a special layer for which you have to use the collision tileset. Use the red collision tile where you want a tile to be unwalkable. Be careful that even if a tile is not reachable, but it's walkable, the server can spawn monsters there, so you won't be able to reach them, or you can cause weird situations. For example fill a wall with collision tiles, not only the borders, or you could have monsters spawning inside the wall.

In a good style of mapping, please always use the lowest layer as possible (this is also in the interests of performance, since it keeps down overdraw).

Existing maps

Here a list of all existing maps:

Map Description
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001 1 Tulimshar
2 Tulimshar indoor
3 Tulimshar arena
002 1 Sandstorm, south of Tulimshar
3 Desert mines, level 1
4 Desert mines, level 2
003 1 Beach leading to woodlands
2 Beach house
004 1 Beach west of Tulimshar
2 Beach house
005 1 Snake desert, SW of Tulimshar
3 Snake pit
006 1 Desert mountains
3 Desert mountains caves
007 1 South east woodland
008 1 Woodland around Hurnscald
009 1 Hurnscald
2 Hurnscald indoor
3 Cave beneath Hurnscald
4 Orum's Caves
5 Brodomir's PvP Cave
6 Brodomir's Cave
010 1 South Woodland
2 Dimond's Cove
011 1 Central Woodland
3 Hermit's Cave
4 Lake Cave
5 Snake Lord's Cave ****(unavailable)
012 1 North Woodland
3 North Woodland caves
013 1 North East Woodland
2 Magic house
3 Cave
014 1 West Woodland
3 West Woodland caves
015 1 South West Woodland
3 Katze's Cave
016 1 Southernmost Woodlands
017 1 North Woodland Mountains
3 North Woodland Mountain caves
018 1 Woodland Mines (outdoor)
2 Woodland Mines (mining camp indoor)
3 Woodland Mines level 1
019 1 Snow Field
3 Snow Field (caves)
4 Snow Field (cave to 044-1) *
020 1 Snow Town (Nivalis)
2 Snow town indoor
3 Snow Town Cave level 1
4 Snow Town Cave level 2
021 1 Central Tulimshar
2 Central Tulimshar Indoor
022 1 Tulimshar Docks
023 1 Beach Cliffs **
024 1 Tulimshar Canyon/Tulimshar Magic School
2 Tulimshar Magic School indoor
3 Tulimshar Magic School cave (Ancient Amulets 1) **
4 Tulimshar Magic School (Ancient Amulets 2) **
5 Tulimshar Magic School (Ancient Amulets 3) **
6 Tulimshar Magic School (Ancient Amulets 4) **
7 Tulimshar Magic School (Ancient Amulets 5) **
8 Tulimshar Magic School (Ancient Amulets 6) **
025 1 Graveyard Swamp East (South-westernmost woodlands)
3 Main Cave (South-westernmost woodlands, Rossy quest)
4 Lock Caves (South-westernmost woodlands, Rossy quest)
026 1 Graveyard Swamp West
027 1 Graveyard
2 Graveyard Indoors (Caretaker, Reid's Inn)
028 1 Easter Island
3 Easter Island caves
029 1 Candor
3 Candor Cave (Fight cave)
030 1 Snow Field South (Romantic Place))
2 Snow Field South Indoor (Santa's workshop)***
031 1 East Nivalis (Nivalis Port)
2 East Nivalis indoor
3 East Nivalis Ice Caves (Labyrinth)
4 Cindy's Cage Cave
032 1 Desert mountains (Miriam extension)
3 Desert mountains (Miriam extension), caves
033 1 South-West Snow path (Barbarians Camp)
034 1 Snow Forest
035 1 Lumber Camp-1 **
039 1 Lumber Camp-2 **
040 1 TBA **
041 1 Tulimshar North-west beach
042 1 Tulimshar (Newplayers area)
2 Tulimshar (Newplayers area) Indoor
044 1 Snow Hills
3 Snow Hills Ice Caves
045 1 Deep Snow Forest
046 1 Highlands 1 (Rock Plateau)
3 Highlands Ice Caves
047 1 Highlands 2
048 1 Blue Sage's Outdoors
2 Blue Sage's Library
049 1 Barbarian Village-1 **
2 Barbarian Village-1 indoors **
050 1 Barbarian Village-2 **
2 Barbarian Village-2 indoors **
051 1 Illia Sisters Dungeon Outsides
3 Illia Sisters Dungeon Bandit's Cave
052 1 Illia Sisters Island
2 Illia Sisters Home
053 1 Barbarian Village-3 **
2 Barbarian Village-3 indoors **
054 1 Barbarian Village-4 **
2 Barbarian Village-4 indoors **
055 1 Woodlands Hills (East) *
3 Woodlands Hills (East)-Caves*
056 1 Woods*

(*) Map pending release (**) Map planned or under construction (***) Temporary Map release

How to map

When you want to make maps for The Mana World but you don't know how to start, read the Mapping Tutorial.

Map naming

The naming scheme we're using at the moment is described in it's own article here: EAthena Map Names.

On the new server we will be able to have a much more convenient map names. Refer to the Map naming article for details. [[Category:Content Development]