This is a utility to generate RANDOM Battlefield Hardline map lists for server admins. You can generate human readable lists for manual entry into admin tools such as procon, or you can generate maplist.txt style lists to copy and paste directly in to your server's maplist.txt.
NOTE: If you extracted the new version over an older version of the program, please delete the file BF4MapListGenerator.dat, otherwise you may have errors when launching it.
Known Issues with current release:
Changelog: 14 May 2015:
- Initial Release 10 November 2015:
- Add support for the Criminal Activity and for Robbery expansions
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How to use it:
This may not be immediately obvious from the interface layout, but I'll try to keep it simple.
Unselect the maps that you do NOT want to appear in the generated list. Via the Map Selection menu, you can quickly select which expansion packs you want to include or exclude from selection. The generated map list is governed by the pattern list (the right hand list). Select the game type pattern that you want to appear in the output list (as well as the desired number of rounds).
For example, to generate a typical Conquest 1 round, Rescue 2 round map list, you would simply add a gametype of Conquest, 1 round, and Rescue, 2 rounds to the pattern.
Ensure the infinite checkbox (∞) is selected (very bottom checkbox between the lists with the infinity symbol), and on the menu, click Generate->maplist.txt or Generate->Human Readable. A random map list will then be generated based on the defined pattern until all maps are used.
Note that if you select a game type that only has a few maps (like hotwire), and a conquest game type, the hotwire maps will be continually repeated until there are no more conquest maps left, unless you select the top checkbox (≠∞). In that case, if there are no more maps left for a given game type, they will not be repeated, and only maps from the remaining game types will be used.
You can unselect the Infinite checkbox and specify how many times you want the pattern to repeat instead, from once, to 100 times.
I've tried to avoid having the same two maps of different game types following one another, but it is difficult to test every single scenario.
If you're unhappy with the distribution of a generated list, just generate a new one, or edit the generated list.