It appears that John Fowler's website is no longer there, and I see old posts on the forum indicating his email was no longer valid.
Does anyone know if he has abandoned his map editor project? Does anyone have a valid email address for him? If he has abandoned the project, are there any alternatives? Anyone got the source code who could carry it on? It seems like an important component...
As to the specific problems I'm having, I've created a large BMP. I can open the .BMP file in the map editor, at least initially, but as soon as I switch from the default ("File") tab to any other tab, I get the following error:
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Run-time error '480':
Can't create AutoRedraw image
Then the program closes.
Any idea what's causing this error?
Any suggestions on how to get around it?
What are the maximum dimensions for a map that will work in the game?
The BMP file is large - 3600 pixels x 2400 pixels. Yes, that's large (I like large maps).
I've tried reducing the size of the map and have been able to avoid the error and crash, but I'm still having a big problem with the map editor: if the size of the map is larger than my monitor, there seems to be no way to scroll the map (in the map editor) or otherwise access the territories that are "off the screen"....is there no way to get around this?
Oh, I'm using Conquest Map Editor v1.0.2 - is there anything newer?
Thanks for any suggestions...I've got some cool (I think) game maps I'd be happy to share...but can't get around these glitches.
Any help? Thanks.