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In this tutorial I will show you how to create mini map.

Posted by DUBONTIME™ on Mar 25th, 2012
Basic Mapping/Technical.

First you must take a screen shot of your map facing down onto the map(must be facing North) like this...

Then open the screenshot in a photo editing program I use Photoshop cs5. Next you must use cut tool and cut out the piece of the map that is between the camera angle lines(purple/yellow/blue).Then copy the the cut out and paste it in a new template like this... 
  
Then you save it as minimap.dds has to be .dds format or it won't work.When you are done saving the minimap place it in your map folder for example...
 

 
 

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Baryonyx
Baryonyx Mar 25 2012, 10:15pm says:

Actually it doesn't have to be .dds
For example it can be .bmp
Also if someone accidently takes the image, for example from the south, just rotate to the correct position during edit. Most important is that it is vertical and perpendicular.

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DUBONTIME™
DUBONTIME™ Mar 25 2012, 11:09pm says:

ya but it is easier if you are facing north at first because someone might not know and put in the game and have tame time reset it

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Baryonyx
Baryonyx Mar 25 2012, 11:25pm replied:

Good post by the way. It's really helpful infomation for everybody. The more the better for a library of knowledge.

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DUBONTIME™
DUBONTIME™ Mar 26 2012, 1:36am replied:

thanks :)

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khaigiap
khaigiap Jun 4 2012, 8:59am says:

thanks!very!!I love you!

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Heer_Gefreiter
Heer_Gefreiter Aug 5 2012, 8:13am says:

thanks your the best


Gefreiter

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ozka420
ozka420 Sep 5 2012, 10:20pm says:

always press ctrl - 0 to get the camera in exact zero position and rotation (north) of the map.

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Stevencarl
Stevencarl Apr 23 2014, 1:57am says:

my screenshot is black

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[killz]
[killz] May 12 2014, 5:46am replied:

turn off the full screen mod in game options

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