Call of Duty 5: Minimap on Teams Screen

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This one is thanks to [email protected] who came up with the idea. A normal minimap shows in game and on "X" / Artillery in game however there is another place where it can show and thats on the Teams Select Screen on Map startup (or during Game). This tutorial will explain for mappers how to get to use it.


Pre-requisite

In order to use this tutorial you must have already created:


Mod the CSV

  • In order to add the minimap or compass to the Team Menu Screen you need to modify a Stringtable file called mapstable.csv, you can find it here:
../raw/mp/mapstable.csv
  • Open the file using Excel or Notepad even;
  • Inside you will find this (stock):
# Map Data Table,,,,,,,,,,
a0,b1,c2,d3,e4,f5,g6,h7,i8,j9,k10
maxnum_map,13,,,,,,,,,
#mapname,#allies characters,#axis characters,#mapname,#mapimage,#index,#description,#mapoverlay,#map size description,#vehicles,#splitscreen
mp_airfield,pacific,pacific,MPUI_AIRFIELD,loadscreen_mp_airfield,0,MPUI_DESC_MAP_AIRFIELD,compass_overlay_map_airfield,LARGE,NO,NO
mp_asylum,german,german,MPUI_ASYLUM,loadscreen_mp_asylum,1,MPUI_DESC_MAP_ASYLUM,compass_overlay_map_asylum,MEDIUM,NO,YES
mp_castle,pacific,pacific,MPUI_CASTLE,loadscreen_mp_castle,2,MPUI_DESC_MAP_CASTLE,compass_overlay_map_castle,MEDIUM,NO,YES
mp_shrine,pacific,pacific,MPUI_SHRINE,loadscreen_mp_shrine,3,MPUI_DESC_MAP_SHRINE,compass_overlay_map_shrine,LARGE,NO,YES
mp_courtyard,pacific,pacific,MPUI_COURTYARD,loadscreen_mp_courtyard,4,MPUI_DESC_MAP_COURTYARD,compass_overlay_map_courtyard,SMALL,NO,YES
mp_dome,german,german,MPUI_DOME,loadscreen_mp_dome,5,MPUI_DESC_MAP_DOME,compass_overlay_map_dome,SMALL,NO,YES
mp_downfall,german,german,MPUI_DOWNFALL,loadscreen_mp_downfall,6,MPUI_DESC_MAP_DOWNFALL,compass_overlay_map_downfall,LARGE,YES,NO
mp_hangar,pacific,pacific,MPUI_HANGAR,loadscreen_mp_hangar,7,MPUI_DESC_MAP_HANGAR,compass_overlay_map_hangar,MEDIUM,NO,YES
mp_makin,pacific,pacific,MPUI_MAKIN,loadscreen_mp_makin,8,MPUI_DESC_MAP_MAKIN,compass_overlay_map_makin,MEDIUM,NO,YES
mp_outskirts,german,german,MPUI_OUTSKIRTS,loadscreen_mp_outskirts,9,MPUI_DESC_MAP_OUTSKIRTS,compass_overlay_map_outskirts,LARGE,YES,NO
mp_roundhouse,german,german,MPUI_ROUNDHOUSE,loadscreen_mp_roundhouse,10,MPUI_DESC_MAP_ROUNDHOUSE,compass_overlay_map_roundhouse,MEDIUM,YES,NO
mp_seelow,german,german,MPUI_SEELOW,loadscreen_mp_seelow,11,MPUI_DESC_MAP_SEELOW,compass_overlay_map_seelow,LARGE,YES,NO
mp_suburban,german,german,MPUI_SUBURBAN,loadscreen_mp_suburban,12,MPUI_DESC_MAP_SUBURBAN,compass_overlay_map_suburban,MEDIUM,NO,YES
dlc,pacific,pacific,MP_DLC_MAPS,download_screen,13,PLATFORM_DLCMAPS,compass_overlay_map_blank,MEDIUM,NO,NO
  • We must now edit the file to end up with only a line for your Custom maps,
  • The line modified here is the one for DLC (last line)
  • Start by deleting all the stock map lines and leaving only the top headers and DLC map line:
# Map Data Table,,,,,,,,,,
a0,b1,c2,d3,e4,f5,g6,h7,i8,j9,k10
maxnum_map,13,,,,,,,,,
#mapname,#allies characters,#axis characters,#mapname,#mapimage,#index,#description,#mapoverlay,#map size description,#vehicles,#splitscreen
dlc,pacific,pacific,MP_DLC_MAPS,download_screen,13,PLATFORM_DLCMAPS,compass_overlay_map_blank,MEDIUM,NO,NO
  • Replace the mp_yourmap with your map name
  • Replace the loadscreen with your mp_loadscreen
  • Replace the MPUI with your map name
  • Replace the MPUI_DESC_MAP with your mapname
  • Leave the compass_overlay alone

Example, edit this line

dlc,pacific,pacific,MP_DLC_MAPS,download_screen,13,PLATFORM_DLCMAPS,compass_overlay_map_blank,MEDIUM,NO,NO

Change to:

mp_youmap,pacific,pacific,Your Map,loadscreen_mp_yourmap,13,Your Map, compass_overlay_map_blank, MEDIUM,NO,NO
  • The file now becomes
# Map Data Table,,,,,,,,,,
a0,b1,c2,d3,e4,f5,g6,h7,i8,j9,k10
maxnum_map,1,,,,,,,,,
#mapname,#allies characters,#axis characters,#mapname,#mapimage,#index,#description,#mapoverlay,#map size description,#vehicles,#splitscreen
mp_youmap,pacific,pacific,Your Map,loadscreen_mp_yourmap,13,Your Map, compass_overlay_map_blank, MEDIUM,NO,NO


Update Zone File

  • Add this to your Zone Source file map_mapname.csv
stringtable,mp/mapstable.csv
material,compass_overlay_map_blank


In Game

  • Result in game:

Compass overlay.jpg


Note on Mods

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It is important to note that if the map is then run on a server running a mod which uses the mapstable.csv file then the Minimap on Team Menu will not show!


--Zeroy. 13:06, 25 February 2009 (UTC)