CODRadiant Tutorial #1 - IntroductionAn introduction to mapping in Call of Duty 1
This is part 1 of 2 - CODRadiant Tutorial #1 - Introduction
- CODRadiant Tutorial #1 - Introduction
- CODRadiant Tutorial #2 - Downloading & Installing
What is Gtk Radiant?
GtkRadiant is a level design program developed by id Software and Loki Software. It is used to create maps for a number of video games. (Source: Wikipedia) Here, we will deal with CoD Radiant, though, as we're going to create maps working on Call Of Duty 1 which also has some improvements over Gtk.
What you need to know before moving on with mapping
- You'll need some basic computer knowledge. Don't expect to find everything ready and working.
Knowing some basic things about C programming language would be cool, too, as CoD1 is based on it.
- You need to make sure you like mapping cause, if you do, even if you find it difficult at first, you'll love it. If you're not into it, you'll eventually give up.
How long will it take you to learn and build a good looking map.
Depends on how much time and effort you put into mapping. Don't go for the difficult parts from day one. Personally, it took me about 2-3 years so I could create some maps that I feel proud of. Still, I have to learn many more things. All in all, you need to have patience, moving slowly and steady. You need to experiment a lot and build things by yourself so you can actually make sure you're good to go to the next level of your knowledge. You'll also need to have fantasy so you can create extraordinary stuff. As Einstein once said:â€œImagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.â€
Does CoD Radiant have bugs?
Sadly yes as it was being used by very experienced mappers back in 2002-03 and I'm pretty sure they didn't plan to give it to the world at that time. You'll face those bugs, you'll get annoyed by those bugs. But, as you advance, you'll get over them.
Are you ready?
Proceed to part 2: CODRadiant Tutorial #2 - Downloading & Installing