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Blizzard Map Making Tutorial - Data Editor
Dec 7 2011, 10:24 pm
By: DevliN  

Dec 7 2011, 10:24 pm DevliN Post #1



Blizzard has finally released a new StarCraft 2 map making tutorial, and this time it is on the Data Editor. Though it isn't much more extensive than any existing tutorials on GalaxyWiki or other tutorial sites, it is a very complete explanation for performing some basic tasks in the Data Editor. It goes into detail about unit creation (including Actors and Event animations), basic custom abilities, effects, and simple weapons.

  • Get acquainted with the Data Module by editing existing data for units, abilities, effects, and weapons.

End Result:
  • When we finish this tutorial, we will have a modified Jim Raynor (Commando) unit with extra health, armor, different abilities, and a modified weapon.

Check it out at

Post has been edited 7 time(s), last time on Dec 7 2011, 10:38 pm by DevliN.

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Dec 7 2011, 10:50 pm Ahli Post #2

I do stuff and thingies... Try widening and reducing the number of small nooks and crannies to correct the problem.

If you avoided the data editor until now, go ahead and transform Raynor into "The People's Hero" along with the tutorial. :)

The tutorial is great, has many pictures and step by step explanations to create something which is beyond Starcraft Broodwar's editor capabilities.
I wish they would have published that during beta. :D

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