Making Your First Map

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Create a PNG image

Create a pretty picture using your favorite image editing software. GIMP (free), or PhotoShop work well for this.

Things to keep in mind when creating your map:
Altitude's visible resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels. This means you can only see 1024 x 768 pixels at a time.
A map taller than 2048 pixels is generally considered too tall.
A map wider than 3096 pixels is generally considered too wide.

When generating your image make sure you have transparency on. Take a look below for an example image.

In your image editor export your image at a Portable Network Graphic (PNG).

Our PNG image:

My first map.png

Launch Altitude Map Editor

Windows: C:\Program Files\Altitude\map_editor.exe
Steam  : C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\altitude\map_editor.exe
MAC    : /Applications/Altitude/map_editor
Linux  : ~/altitude/map_editor

Click File->New->Map
Set the width and height to the size of your image (in this case 2048 x 768)

My first map new map dialog.png

Click Map->Import Large PNG
Select my_first_map.png from the file chooser dialog.

You now have a playable FFA map!
Click Test->Run to test it out