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Chaning original Blizz maps

Hey!

I wanted to make some changes to the original Eastern Kingdoms map on my Cata server. So, I made them in Noggit (on the WotLK version of the map, obviously) and I now have a wdt and a couple of adt files with the needed changes. Next, as I understand, I should upconvert them to Cata, but what should I do after? Do I just put those files into a patch? Should I somehow merge the original and the edited Azeroth.wdt?

If there is a step by step tutorial somewhere, I'd be grateful for a link.

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If you are moving your edits to cata, you would need to downconvert the cata adt's, modify them in noggit, and upconvert them back to cata. You can't edit WotLK adt's and upconvert them to cata, the game will crash. 

To convert the cata adt's to WotLK, you can use PhillipTNG's downconverter. To convert them back, use his upconverter.

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If you try to modify GM Island 3.3.5 and convert it for Cata+, you'll get a error.
If you try the convert GM Island 6.2.3 to TLK, the converter don't work because there's no texture.

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The main question isnt about conversion. After I convert and I have the converted wdt and adts, what do I do with them?

Put it in the folder.

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So, right now I have two adts with a bunch of wmos and m2s on them, all in WotLK format. I want to replace two adts on the original Cata eastern kingdoms with the two new ones. How do I do it?

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There is currently no way. Until Noggit learns to read and save big alpha. Your adts are now in small alpha. When you add small alpha to big alpha map or vice versa = crash. But there also would be an option for conversion but it would require a separate tool to be coded. If you need infomation on this theme, I can provide more.

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out of curiosity and noob question(just never studied this issue before): since 3.0.2 all new maps > big alpha? include cata continents and next?

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Since Northrend, yeah. There is no reason to keep usual alpha. Usual alpha is 32*64 (stretched image, one pixel is two pixels in a row if covnerted to 64x64, that also explains decrease of the quality ingame after you save in Noggit). Big alpha is 64x64.

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The adts I wanna import are edited original adts, just in case.

Could I downport the Cata version of the whole continent, then merge the adts and upconvert back?

Or, could I downport the Cata version, edit the original adts myself and then upconvert back? I probably could, but would I loose any quality?

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On 1/1/2016 at 9:50 PM, Ghaster said:

If you are moving your edits to cata, you would need to downconvert the cata adt's, modify them in noggit, and upconvert them back to cata. You can't edit WotLK adt's and upconvert them to cata, the game will crash. 

To convert the cata adt's to WotLK, you can use PhillipTNG's downconverter. To convert them back, use his upconverter.

Hey is there any map out there of a converted Cata+ Azeroth just to download and edit in noggit? Or links to Phillips tools to do this?Becuase i just cant figure out how to extract a cata+ map then downagrade it for noggit?

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On 30.05.2016 at 3:54 AM, Ohai said:

Hey is there any map out there of a converted Cata+ Azeroth just to download and edit in noggit? Or links to Phillips tools to do this?Becuase i just cant figure out how to extract a cata+ map then downagrade it for noggit?

Same question

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