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Creating custom Intruder maps has never been easier!

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Hey guys, Ryguytheguy here again with a look at an exciting new update 1297 that has been in the works for quite some time now, Steam Workshop support! With this new version of Intruder, players can upload, download, discuss, and rate maps made by the community. A few bugs were also patched including the microphone boost bug. Now the microphone boost will not reset between rounds and you can leave it at the preferred setting.

The old system of adding your own maps meant that you had to go on discord or the steam forums to tell people about your map. Feedback was scattered across different platforms and was easily buried by other conversations. This also meant that it was difficult to find good maps. Even though many amazing maps were being uploaded by talented mapmakers, they went unplayed due to the fact that people did not even know they existed.

With the Steam Workshop you can quickly browse maps based off of popularity, users, or tags to find the exact map that you'd like to play. If you want to play a custom map, just head over to the workshop and subscribe to the map and you'll be able to play. There is even a button to open the workshop and add maps right in the 'create server' menu.

For many of you, this is all you need to know about the update; however, if you want to help improve the community and see your creations in-game then keep reading as I break down how to upload your very own map to Intruder using Intruder Map Maker!

Introduction to Intruder Map Maker

The Intruder Map Maker (or IntruderMM) can be used to create custom maps for Intruder using Unity. The IntruderMM package allows you to create, test, and upload maps to Intruder and has plenty of prefabs to help you get started. For the most simple maps you can simply drag and drop prefabs and models into the Unity scene and have a functional map that is ready to play. This does not limit your creative genius, however, and with a bit of dedication you can create a map that has custom features, rules, and game modes! If you want to see some of the amazing maps I previously mentioned, check out the Community Map Showcase that was posted a while back. There has never been a better time to make your own map for Intruder, so let's get started!

How to Get Started

Step 1 - Installation
Install Unity version 5.6.5p4 (linked at the bottom of this article), and install both Mac and Windows build platforms. Make sure that the correct Unity version is listed in the top left of the Unity window, and that the project is also using the same version. Next you need to install the IntruderMM package (also at the bottom of this article) to get started.

Step 2 - Setup
Open Unity. Start a new project and import the IntruderMM unity package. This will set you up with everything you need to start making your level. Just double click the package when you have your project open or use Assets->Import Package->Custom Package and select the IntruderMM package. You should see something similar to what is shown below. Make sure everything is selected and then press "import" to get the package.

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Step 3 - Making a Map
You can now begin making your level. Be sure to grab a SpawnA (guards) and SpawnB (intruders) from the Prefabs folder and place them in your level to choose where your guards and intruders will spawn. The prefabs folder is full of great things to get your levels started such as doors, windows, goal points, briefcases, and much more. While it is a bit outdated, this tutorial should get you started. You no longer need Unity Pro to upload maps! Please feel free to ask questions and learn with the community by following the link to our Discord server in the 'Help and Feedback' section at the bottom of this post.

Step 4 - Testing
Test your level. Navigate to the Intruder menu at the top of your window to start testing your map. Selecting Intruder->Play Scene in Intruder will allow you to hop in game and experience your map from a player's perspective. If this is your first time, you will be prompted to find your copy of Intruder.exe or Intruder.App, and they will most likely be in the locations shown below. If you are unsure where Intruder is installed, right click on the Intruder in your Steam library, choose ‘properties’. Go to the ‘Local Files’ tab and choose ‘Browse Local Files’ to find the directory you need.

Where to find Intruder:<br />Mac: Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Intruder/Intruder.app<br />Windows: \\SteamLibrary\\steamapps\\common\\Intruder\\Intruder.exe

Step 5 - Uploading
Intruder->Map Upload will allow you to upload your map and set tags. If it's the first time uploading the map, leave the Workshop ID blank. If you are editing a map that you previously uploaded, enter the ID of the map in the Workshop ID field. If you do not know what the ID of the map is you can find it by browsing to the Workshop page for the map. The ID is at the end of the URL for your map on the workshop. Set the visibility to public when you want other people to see and be able to play your map, or keep it private if you are not ready to share it yet.

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Step 6 - Steam Workshop
Now that you have a map uploaded you can start to add features from the workshop. If you navigate back to the Intruder->Map Upload option in Unity you will see that you can now add tags. these tags include:

  • Hack - Maps that feature hacking as part of the objective. e.g. Cliffside
    [*]Raid - Maps that feature a raid to secure a package as part of the objective. e.g. Riverside
    [*]In-Dev - Maps that are still being developed.
    [*]Training - Maps that teach players or let them practice skills. e.g. Sniper Range
    [*]Silly - Maps that are meant for silly or otherwise non-serious gameplay. e.g ohnoscoobs
    [*]Custom Tuning - Maps where gameplay tuning has been changed. e.g. King Of The Hill
    [*]Custom Mission - Maps where the objective has been custom created by the mapmaker e.g. ArkhangelSK

You can also add contributors if you worked on a map with someone else. You can also edit the title, description, images, and links that you have on the workshop page. Finally, you can check out what people have to say about your map in the comments tab or start a discussion in the discussions tab on your workshop page.

Now your map is a part of Intruder, congratulations and thank you for your contribution to the Intruder community!


Unity 5.6.5p4 Downloads:
Windows Download
OSX Download
Tools, Props, Materials, etc.

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Help and Feedback
Intruder Map Maker Tutorial - Unity Pro is no longer needed to upload maps!
Join us on Discord and check out #mapmaker to ask questions and get feedback from experienced mapmakers.

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EDIT on 10/10/2019 by Ryguytheguy - updated mapmaker version from 2.00 to 2.01

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