After installing World Builder and reading this Introduction, beginning map designers should read the Getting Started(➤p.7) chapter to learn the basic elements of the application. In the Laying Out a Map(➤p.30)chapter, some fundamental concepts in designing maps are presented.Start building a very simple multiplayer map by following the Eighteen Steps to Creating a Multiplayer Map (➤p.36). If you have questions during the process, you can refer to the Tutorial: How To(➤p.43) section,which describes in simple steps how to build individual terrain, texture, and object features of a map.
✯ Skirmish maps are made by adding a few more things to a multiplayer map. If you design a good multiplayer map, you can produce a good Skirmish map easily. For more information,➤A Few Extra Steps for Skirmish Maps on p. 40.
When you have completed your map, be sure to test it in the game.
✯ Since you must script unit, team, and player strategies in single-player maps, they are more challenging to create. It is recommended that you wait until you have some skill in creating multiplayer maps before
you start building single-player missions.