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After finishing a very early alpha version of my WIP map (I'll make a thread for that later once I fix this) I seem to have come across a radar issue. It's never aligned correctly, and I'm following the tutorials insanely accurately. I couldn't turn my resolution to 1280x1080 or whatever it was, because my monitor doesn't support it. Thought the tutorial said to just use cl_leveloverviewmarker 768 if I couldn't use that resolution (my resolution is 1366x768). Any suggestions?

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go into window mode, then change the screen to 1280x1024. make sure the overview is aligned closest to the left side as you will be cropping out the right side.

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You should add the game, you're talking about, next time. ;)

But i think you're talking about CS:GO. Please post the description .txt file you made for the radar.dds file. Maybe there is a mistake inside of it.

Whoops. But it is csgo. I'll try what cashed said and if it doesn't work I'll post the .txt file.

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The standard resolution to take the overview screenshot is 1280x1024 (4:3 aspect ratio).

 

In your case, and since you are limited by your laptop screen of max resolution 1366x768 (16:9), the easiest solution is to set your resolution to 1024x768 (4:3), then set cl_leveloverviewmarker 768 (instead of 1024).

 

Once you reach the editing phase in Photoshop/Gimp, crop your image to 768x768 instead of 1024x1024 and you should be set.

 

Alternatively send your map to one of your mates who has a bigger screen :v and let him do the hard work.

 

Good luck

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Just for info: If you are building your level in 3ds Max with Wall Worm, there is a native function to render your level overview and make the text file all at once. It is under Wall Worm > Wall Worm Materials > Export Overview Texture. It creates overviews and radars, as well as TGA files (and a function to compile the TGA to VTF if not using DDS).

 

More info here: Overview Exporter.

 

This is for people like me who have always felt like the steps for making an overview have always been overly complicated.

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The standard resolution to take the overview screenshot is 1280x1024 (4:3 aspect ratio).

 

In your case, and since you are limited by your laptop screen of max resolution 1366x768 (16:9), the easiest solution is to set your resolution to 1024x768 (4:3), then set cl_leveloverviewmarker 768 (instead of 1024).

 

Once you reach the editing phase in Photoshop/Gimp, crop your image to 768x768 instead of 1024x1024 and you should be set.

 

Alternatively send your map to one of your mates who has a bigger screen :v and let him do the hard work.

 

Good luck

I tried this and the layout was off center. I'm gonna try to get someone with a large monitor to help me out with this. Anyone on here interested in helping out a mate?

 

Just for info: If you are building your level in 3ds Max with Wall Worm, there is a native function to render your level overview and make the text file all at once. It is under Wall Worm > Wall Worm Materials > Export Overview Texture. It creates overviews and radars, as well as TGA files (and a function to compile the TGA to VTF if not using DDS).

 

More info here: Overview Exporter.

 

This is for people like me who have always felt like the steps for making an overview have always been overly complicated.

Is there a way to import a Hammer file into this editor just so I can make the overview, then use hammer for everything else? If so, you're a lifesaver!

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The standard resolution to take the overview screenshot is 1280x1024 (4:3 aspect ratio).

 

In your case, and since you are limited by your laptop screen of max resolution 1366x768 (16:9), the easiest solution is to set your resolution to 1024x768 (4:3), then set cl_leveloverviewmarker 768 (instead of 1024).

 

Once you reach the editing phase in Photoshop/Gimp, crop your image to 768x768 instead of 1024x1024 and you should be set.

 

Alternatively send your map to one of your mates who has a bigger screen :v and let him do the hard work.

 

Good luck

I tried this and the layout was off center. I'm gonna try to get someone with a large monitor to help me out with this. Anyone on here interested in helping out a mate?

 

 

Once you crop your image to 768x768, resize it to 1024x1024 and it will work fine.

 

For the sake of it, I made a test map and tried it and it works flawlessly. If you keep the DDS image at 768x768 then it will be off-centered as you mentioned but once you resize it to 1024x1024, it will work pretty fine.

 

Hope this helps

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Just for info: If you are building your level in 3ds Max with Wall Worm, there is a native function to render your level overview and make the text file all at once. It is under Wall Worm > Wall Worm Materials > Export Overview Texture. It creates overviews and radars, as well as TGA files (and a function to compile the TGA to VTF if not using DDS).

 

More info here: Overview Exporter.

 

This is for people like me who have always felt like the steps for making an overview have always been overly complicated.

Every time I read one of your posts, I get tempted more and more to start learning 3DS max to be able to use WWMT :D

 

Wish I had more free time :sad:

 

Thanks for all your efforts to bring an alternative to Hammer.

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