I give you, ladies and gentleman, the second installment in echoalfa’s possibly moronic questions about the editor, heightmaps, do they still work, and if so, how do they work? I tried it out as an experiment today and the result was the map not loading, the bar went up a bit, and then stopped. I have four theories:
A.) I didn’t resize the .png properly, when I was resizing it in MS Paint, I set it to pixels, and when I set one axis to 513 (the size the guide said to do 513x513 for a large map), the other axis went to 514, and when I set that back to 513, the other axis went to 511. Not sure how that’s supposed to work as this also happened to be my first time using paint or resizing an image in general.
B.) I didn’t have a heightmap in the first place, I literally just looked up “island Heightmap” and saved an image that looked like a heightmap as a .png. Considering I don’t know shit about heightmaps, this might not be how the process works.
C.) The methods of importing a heightmap have changed, the guide I was following was like five or six years old.
D.) Importing heightmaps isn’t even possible anymore and I just wasted 3 hours of my life.
What am I doing wrong? Do map makers even use heightmaps?