File location


#1

Hi,

Since using the random map generator seems a challenge and I cannot understand how to fix that, I’m thinking to use the GOG game to generate a map and then copy the map to VCMI. The problem is, where are the random maps kept by VCMI? I don’t want to add them to the crowded Maps directory. Maybe this topic of file locations can be added in the FAQ :slight_smile:

Thank you in advance. VCMI is a great achievement in open source.


#2

VCMI doesn’t store random maps anywhere. Just generates random map and creates new_game savefile.
What are your problems with generating random maps in vcmi?


#3

Aah, so this is why savefiles are so big. I get the usual error, “Could not create a random map that fits current choices”. I think I saw a colleague being able to generate random maps with VCMI under Windows by using files from his old H3 archive instead of the GOG. Perhaps I’ll try the same.


#4

Just install vcmi essential files from here: https://wiki.vcmi.eu/Mod_list#Utilities and problem with "“Could not create a random map that fits current choices” should be gone.


#5

Thanks, that worked. Some combination I tried didn’t work right away but with some of the option set to “random” I got it right. Thanks!!


#6

Not all combinations are implemented yet… :frowning: