Give your map a pretty picture in the maps menu.
The bitmap associated with your map can be viewed by opening Ch2r
and double-clicking globals/globals.matg. The test map
currently has no image associated with it. From this view, you can check the number of your map in the globals.matg—they start at
0 and go to up
49. The Test map is currently the last entry so it's fiftieth on the list—in other words, its value is
49 (see Figure 9-12).
Figure 9-12. The globals.matg tag
To alter the menu image that is associated with your map, you will need to swap a dependency in the mainmenu.map file.
Figure 9-13. Accessing the properties of globals.matg
Next, you will change the dependency of the bitmap. To do this, select the Dependencies tab and scroll down to find ui\code_global_bitmaps\multiplayer49—this is the number of the test map. Double click on this entry and click Change to change it to a different bitmap. Change it to the image for Ascension, which is ui\code_global_bitmaps\multiplayer0 (see Figures 9-14 and 9-15).
Figure 9-14. Swapping the image for the map
Figure 9-15. After swapping the image