I’ve been wanting to add support to the zone converter for using DurisEdit to create Basternae 3 zones for a while now. While it is nearly identical to the DikuEdit 3.10 that we’ve used for ages, there are a few subtle differences — their format allows multiclassing and has a few different classes available and a few different settings that we don’t use, like size.
I built a small 40-room zone using DurisEdit to test against. I had to make a few changes and had to improvise a bit with class translation, but I’m able to import Duris zones now. The process is identical to the import of Basternae 1 zones.
Since they don’t have settings for each type of elementalist, I’ve defaulted mobs classed “Conjurer” to “Fire Elementalist”. If the class should be something different, it will just have to be changed after conversion. There will also probably need to be some extra affect flag translation and/or a few minor tweaks here and there, but the hard part — reading the files correctly — is covered.
This means we now support:
– Envy zones (You can create them using mzfe2-32 among other things). This is the least full-featured format.
– Basternae 1 Zones (.obj, .mob, .wld, etc.)
– Basternae 2 Zones (.are)
– Duris Zones (.obj, .mob, .wld, etc.)
– Basternae 3 Zones (.are.xml)
Given the choice between DE 3.10 and DurisEdit, you should choose DE 3.10 because it most closely matches our zone format.
The ideal editor would be the current zone editor, version 0.42, but that may still need some work.