Map Generator 1.0 released.
See the new thread
For some time now I have been working on a random map generator for EU3. Finally I have a version that I think is good enough to release. This is what it looks like:
What's the point?
There's been so much talk about historical plausibility and recreating history. I wanted instead to recreate the feeling of living in an unknown world. To make the era of discoveries actually be about discovering new lands.
However, to make it completly random would just be confusing. I wanted to create a world that in some ways would be recognizable. That's why the worlds are divided into continents, the continents into culturegroups and the culturegroups into cultures. In all maps there will be a large France and England, a Holy Roman Empire split into many small states, and an overpowered Sweden. The capital of England might not be London, but it will always be in an english province with an english name.
This program could also be a tool if you want to create your own fantasy map by providing a working map. Not to mention it is really easy to mod the placement and size of countries and cultures. (In true Paradox fashion it's all in text files)
To show what it can do I simply ran the program once to create this mod:
A New World
I could use some help with this. Anyone interested?
More province names. There are not enough province names (and capitals) for many cultures. For example, there is usually more than one province with maltese culture. I need names for the rest.
Tuning the tradegoods. Right now the world is flooded in wool and naval supplies.
Create a minimap. (Although these maps should really be played with a dynamic minimap)
I need a (real) name for the program too.
Port positions might look a bit weird sometimes.
Important: For users of EU3 1.3. The game doesn't seem to like certain map sizes. 1000*500 is one of them. One that is known to work is 1024*512.
If you get an error saying "can't find d3dx9_35.dll" you can download the neccessary files here.
Please try it out and let me know what you think.
Latest version is 0.4.1
Download 0.4.1 here (or here )
Download 0.4->0.4.1 patch here
Sourcecode for 0.4.1 is available for download here.
If you installed the previous version, you need do remove it before you can install this one.
Remember to make backup copies of all datafiles you have changed.
Saved maps from earlier versions will not be compatible.
Fixed the NA bug
Added some Maltese names, thanks to dharper
See http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/...9&postcount=56 for details.
See http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/...&postcount=247 for details.
See http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/...&postcount=323 for details.
Fixed a bug that placed all countries on the map. Even those not supposed to be there.
Remove previous version of Map Generator.(Add/Remove program) Don't forget to backup any data you have changed.
Unrar "Map Generator 0.4.rar"
Run "Setup.exe" and install anywhere.
Run "Map Generator.exe"
Create a new map anywhere.
Press the buttons at the left from top to bottom, changing any parameters you like along the way. More information about this here .
Export the map to your EU3 mod folder.
Run EU3 launcher and select the mod from the list.
The first time you start your mod EU3 will spend a lot of time creating paths. This may take up to 20-30 minutes depending on the size of the map and the speed of your computer.
A new world
Magna Mundi Pyrite