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Gashcozokon

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Genning old maps in new versions
« on: February 14, 2018, 01:50:47 am »

Honestly I have never tried to play any save outside of its native version. But I have a map I would really enjoy if I could play on the new version.  So I understand that a 34.11 save won't update to 44.x but I have my fingers crossed there might be a way to use the world_Gen seed info to roll the same landscape? I can provide some images and info.
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Gashcozokon

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Re: Genning old maps in new versions
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2018, 01:51:39 am »

This is the 0.34.11 Seed Info, that If possible I would like to Gen in some version of 0.4x.xx. The 32/64bit conversion alone, is probabally enough to make it impossible. But if you don't ask you'll never know for sure.
Spoiler: World_Gen.Txt (click to show/hide)

Even if I have to step through multiple versions or something. Because it isn't existing Forts I want to preserve. But this map had a bunch of really neat Embark locations. One in particular I was hoping to share. There is a Volcano on a Frozen Ocean beach with an almost sheer 20Z cliff face, that has small patches of aquifer from the top of the peak deep down ~30Z or so of Aquifer in total.
This is from 0.34.11.
And this was my first attempt with 0.44.05. I'll have to check my Raws, because I might have one or two altered ones, and I don't know to what extent that might effect RNG Geology
« Last Edit: February 14, 2018, 04:09:53 am by Gashcozokon »
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Re: Genning old maps in new versions
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2018, 03:56:32 am »

Depends on how old the version is.

In really old versions, the mineral choices were less... abundant.. so the geographical features like biomes and the like, had less exacting requirements. This means that there will be significant differences from the same seed generated in a modern world. Other features, like chasms and the like, no longer exist in the same capacity, so those too will be missing.
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Re: Genning old maps in new versions
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 05:59:18 am »

Overall geography seems to be reasonably consistent between reasonably modern versions, but you can definitely not count on it, and for that old world I doubt it would work. All it takes is really a single change that causes the RNG sequence to differ somewhere in the geography generation for everything to be different from that point on.

I think sheer cliff faces disappeared before I started with DF, for instance. You might be able to export the old world as a PSV world gen if that version supports DFHack (and the corresponding structures were mapped back then), but I'd still expect significant differences.
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Gashcozokon

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Re: Genning old maps in new versions
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 06:55:06 pm »

Hmm, I'll look into PSV export. That's a new one to me. And you can still find vertical or near vertical surfaces if you look around enough for them.
I also really enjoy playing with ISO world as a way to check where might be a good embark.
I guess I have never played a Fort long enough, because I haven't ever really run into FPS Death. And I play on Bigger than standard Embarks.
Ok, so on review the Face in front of the Volcano isn't quite as sheer as I remembered, but it wouldn't be all that much work to straighten out and carve a weeping tiki face into.
This was also found on the same world, and I never did play this one beyond loading the map to make this picture.
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Re: Genning old maps in new versions
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2018, 03:16:23 am »

You can find an exportmap script here http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=161188.msg7228166#msg7228166. Obviously, I have no idea if it will work for old versions (it was written for 0.40.X).
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Gashcozokon

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Re: Genning old maps in new versions
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2018, 04:39:25 pm »

You can find an exportmap script here http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=161188.msg7228166#msg7228166. Obviously, I have no idea if it will work for old versions (it was written for 0.40.X).
Great! Thank you I will give that a try. I grabbed the x86 version of 0.44 thinking it was worth a try, but I got the same geography as the 64bit 0.44.
Will report back what happens with that script.
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