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Minimap Icon Modification

Discussion in 'Requests' started by Lord_Sauron, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. Lord_Sauron

    Lord_Sauron

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    Hi there,

    I have a large map with many buildings in it. As a result, the minimap is very cluttered and its hard to distinguish units on it. However, I can't simply disable the minimap icons for the buildings because they are needed to help mark territory. Could someone rescale the hero minimap icon to 1/2 its current size? Then I can make the buildings use the neutral building icon and then overwrite it with the 1/2 size hero icon. If possible, a rescaled version of the normal unit and building minimap icons would be great too, but I don't know where to find them in the WC3 Viewer.

    The hero icon can be found under UI/Minimap/minimap-hero.blp. I've tried to do this myself but I don't have a good paint program.

    Rep and credit will be given. Thanks.
     
  2. Lord_Sauron

    Lord_Sauron

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    Anyone? I'm sure this could be useful to people making large maps with lots of buildings on them.
     
  3. armix8

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    Here. Enjoy.

    Also because you said you had many other buildings of significance do you need icons that are unique so that each building can be identified easily?
     

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    Thanks, it works on heroes, but sadly not on neutral building icons. I had another thought though. It's a space map, so I'm trying to distinguish planets from stations. Stations I can keep as normal, but since planets are far more numerous, they clutter the minimap too much. What might work is a rescaled version of the haunted gold mine icon. Its round and team colored, so it could work for a planet. Could you scale it to 1/2 and 1/3rd sizes (so I can see which works best?).
    I hope this isn't too much trouble and I really do appreciate it.
     
  5. armix8

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    Sadly I couldn't find the Hunted Gold Mine Icon anywhere, and after checking both War3.mpq and War3X.mpq 's I couldn't find the icon for extracting and modification.

    I only found the Standard Gold Mine Icon, I did that one at least in 2/3 and 1/3.
     

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    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2010
  7. armix8

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    your welcome, enjoy and I will definitely try your map once its finished.