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Default BFZ zonerect Calculator

Here's my BFZ (short for Black Fogged Zone) zonerect Calculator. It's an in-game tool used to figure out zonerects for SOE's default outdoor mapped zones (Antonica, TS, Nektulos, Commonlands, EL, etc.).

You put the attached XML in your eq2map folder. Once in-game, click the little Question Mark button on the top right of the Map window (formerly the Help button). The window will expand to the right and show a kinda crazy grid of 0's and 6 buttons labeled Step 1 - Step 6. Hold your mouse cursor over each of these buttons for instructions.



EDIT: Updated the attached XML. If you downloaded before 8:07 PM PST 2/28/05, redownload.

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Can this be adapted to use for unmapped zones too?

I suspect not, but it doesn't hurt to ask........
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Can this be adapted to use for unmapped zones too?

I suspect not, but it doesn't hurt to ask........
Well, I could make an in-game version of taco-man's zonerect calculator, but it wouldn't be that helpful unless we figure out how to concatenate strings in-game (if even possible). If the zonerect could be changed on-the-fly I'd consider setting one up, but at this point there'd be no difference. I set this one up in-game, because the "Step 1" and "Step 3" buttons grab the necessary values (one of which is hard to get without some sort of little script).

I forgot to compensate for the width of the location arrow, so the values actually are off by a little. Will have a new version soon.

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Ok i may be an utter newbie to this, but i have a simple question. I have most of the server side maps cleared completely. But i still have some black around the border covering up the "paper" around the map. All these screens i see have removed that black. May i ask how?
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There's I think 3 ways to do this.

1) You uncover as much as you can then use Photoshop (or a similar image editor) to fake reveal the rest of the black. Filling in the blanks so-to-speak.

2) You can make another UI object load the current zone's map image. The fog is layer over the image, so by loading the current zone's image directly, you get a fog free picture. Then take a screenshot and you have a clean version.

3) There's a way to displace the fog on the main map, essentially shoving it off to the side so it doesn't obscure the map. This is what's been done in the above screenshot.

The second way is the easiest and best.

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Would you have a window that does this, or how can I as somone wanting to help out. Acomplish this?
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Would you have a window that does this, or how can I as somone wanting to help out. Acomplish this?
Check out Zonx's Fetish Combo 2.5 UI. It has a Mini Map that shows unfogged versions of zones and is perfect for getting clean screenshots of maps.

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Quick Question:
Will there ever be a feature in EQ2MAP that will remove the fog from all maps, even the ones SOE already has maps for?
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