– A text editor slightly more capable than Notepad. I personally use Notepad++, it’s free. All the information mentioned in this guide uses commands (break row and add/remote tabs) used in Notepad++, if you’re using another editor you might need to look up what it’s using for those functions.
– Some patience and a couple of minutes of time.
What to do
– Navigate to X:\Users\UserName\AppData\LocalLow\Team17 Digital Ltd\Golf With Your Friends\CustomLevels\MapName (This goes for Windows 10, it should be pretty much the same in earlier Windows versions. I have no idea about the location in OSX.)
– Make a backup of the file named ‘map’. You can skip this if you want but don’t blame me if you ♥♥♥♥ up and ruin you map.
– Open the file in your text editor of choice and you’ll find something like this. It’s a terrible, unreadable, mess. Don’t worry, we’ll fix that.
– First, go into Settings>Preferences>Language and change the tab length to 18. This will make it easier to spot broken values later. Also deactivate word wrap in the View menu.
– Now go into the Replace menu (Ctrl+H), enter ]}}, in find what and ]}}\n in replace with. Make sure the Search Mode is set to extended. Now hit Replace all, this might take a few seconds depending on the amount of assets placed. This will put everything into its own line and make it a whole lot easier to read. But it’s still not perfect.
– While still in the find/replace enter ,” in find what, \t ,” in replace with, and hit Replace all again. It now should look something like this. Every value lined up, nice and neat.
– Now scroll trough the file until you find pX/Y/Z-values that are either higher/lower than 350/-350 and/or have decimal values with more than 4 digits after the . (e.g. 0.0000001E8). Simply change them to something reasonable or delete the whole line. Just make sure to fix the syntax in case it’s the last line, it ends in }}]} not }}, like the rest.
– Sadly the editor doesn’t like tabs and won’t load the file as it is right now. So when you’re sure everything is good, go back into the find/replace dialog and replace \t ,” with ,” to remove them. It doesn’t care about them being in individual lines so there’s no need to revert that.
– Now save the file, make sure the encoding hasn’t changed to something other than UTF-8, and open it in the GWYF editor. If everything’s alright it should load and work as expected. If you’re getting an error while loading it most likely due to a syntax error… a missing , is all it needs. Either start over (you made a backup right?) or try to fix it.
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