If you design your own map, it appears in a folder in ~\Documents\My Games\GratuitousTankBattles\scenarios
(note that Documents may be “My Documents” on various versions of Windows).
As there’s no way to share maps in-game yet, attached to this post is a map I’ve created. It’s in zipfile form, just unzip the file into the above folder and it’ll create the folder and included files and when you next start the game it’ll appear under “Custom Maps” in the battle browser.
Note that you now need to ‘edit’ then ‘save’ the map to recreate the bumpmap - this is because the bumpmap overlays are too big to include in a post on here, so I’ve removed it from the zipfile.
That map’s been difficult to balance. With the shared settings I can win an attack on ‘Captain’ difficulty but only just, and anything higher is nigh-on impossible. I keep trying to tweak starting and replenishment supply levels to balance, rather than changing the layout or deployment points, but I don’t want to leave the defence resource starved, and the map’s over too quickly for the attack to really take advantage of those multiple start points.
Comically exploring to find the files to post on here means I’ve found the config file that lets me override the map creator’s artificially low time limit (200000) which means I can now try doubling it and seeing if that helps the attack build up a sufficient supply of reserves to really push through the defence. I’ll have a go…
Cliffski, give us an in-game map sharing facility!
File removed, due to newer version being included in post below