Install Custom Maps?

IN 3 EZ STEPS

Step 1

Using a program like WinZip or WinRar – unpack the folder you downloaded to your hard drive desktop.


Step 2

Windows Vista / 7 / 8

Cut / Paste the files to your “Libraries/Documents/DG2/(MAP FOLDER NAME)” folder

My Documents DG2 Folder
My Documents DG2 Inside Folder

I don’t have a DG2 folder

From “Joker” a HPE developer
– If you don’t have a DG2 folder, just go ahead and create one in My Documents.
The game will look for custom levels there.
Make sure there is no space between DG and 2.

Windows 7 Video Walk-Through

Windows XP

Cut / Paste the files to your “My Documents/DG2/(MAP FOLDER NAME)” folder

I don’t have a DG2 folder

From “Joker” a HPE developer
– If you don’t have a DG2 folder, just go ahead and create one in My Documents.
The game will look for custom levels there.
Make sure there is no space between DG and 2.

Mac Users / OSX

Information provided by Steam forms user “fab4”.

The location to install custom map files is shown below for OSX 10.6, 10.8, 10.9 and 10.11 is:
“Users/user_name/Library/Application Support/Steam/userdata/user_id/221540/local”

Note: For OSX 10.8 and earlier, the “Users/Library/Application Support” and all lower level folders are hidden.
OSX 10.11 and later complicates viewing this folder because the folder will remain hidden even after turning on invisible files/folders in Finder with Tinkertool

Unless you enjoy using a command line “fab4” recommends you skip the “Terminal” and instead download “Path Finder”, an alternate file browser from http://cocoatech.com/pathfinder/. “Path Finder” is $40, but you can try it for 30 days for free.
Run “Path Finder”, select (View), (Show Invisible files), and you can navigate to the correct path listed above.

Select the DG2 folder and select (File – Make Alias). Now drag the DG2 Alias to your desktop. Now it’s a simple matter of downloading and unzipping the maps from DG2FreeMaps on your desktop and dragging them to the DG2 Alias. You should not need to use “Path Finder” again and can uninstall it.

Linux

Cut / Paste the files to your
“home/steam/.steam/steam/userdata//221540/local”

Step 3

Launch DG2 through Steam

In The MAIN MENU – Select “Custom Levels”

FAQ DG2 main menu pic

Then Scroll on Right Side ARROWS (twice) until you see the “Local” map menu

FAQ scroll page

You should now see a list of the local maps you have installed

FAQ local maps
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ObscurousNox
ObscurousNox
19 days ago

Ok…. unzipped the files. Copied them to the DG2 directory. ‘Single Player’ ‘Local’ is still blank. I tried moving just the contents of the folders and then the folders themselves. ????? Please help.

walsingham
walsingham
Reply to  ObscurousNox
19 days ago

Hey there,
not sure where you’re stuck exactly, but let’s give it a try.
It still looks like the unzipped maps don’t end up in the right folder.
We’re talking Windows 10, right?
My “dg2” folder for example is:

C:\Users\miles\Documents\DG2

There you’ll find map folders like:

Archipelago
Charons obol
Crystal Comet
Dynamic Defence
Evasion
Foundation

Each of which carries the according map files with the following extensions:
*.dgwbin
*.missionbin
*.scriptbin
*.rad

Then starting the game choosing

CUSTOM MAPS and
SINGLE PLAYER Local

this should indeed provide you with the selection of maps you unzipped to the above, similar named folder earlier.

So my first shot in the dark would be to double-check your file/folder locations, try again and report back. We get you there.

ObscurousNox
ObscurousNox
Reply to  walsingham
6 days ago

Entirely my fault. I made a rookie mistake. No, I’m ATTEMPTING to install this on a Linux Mint box. The instructions here say to install it at β€œhome/steam/.steam/steam/userdata//221540/local”, but I don’t have a .steam in the steam folder. The right folders are there…. just not EXACTLY where the web page says they should be.

ObscurousNox
ObscurousNox
Reply to  ObscurousNox
6 days ago

This page says to move it to ‘/home/steam/.steam’, but all I have in /home/steam is ‘logs’. There IS NO .steam!

ObscurousNox
ObscurousNox
Reply to  ObscurousNox
6 days ago

There IS a ‘/home/.steam/steam/userdata’ but there are two folders in ‘userdata’. Just ‘0’ and ‘173743937’. The paths this page says to use are ALMOST there, but not quite. And it’s not working.

sirtarget
sirtarget
10 months ago

When I extract the zipped files to the DG2 directory under My Documents I get an error that the game files are corrupt. When I delete the DG2 Dir the game runs. Any ideas? Running the latest updated Win10 pro.

Thanks

razcle
razcle
Reply to  sirtarget
10 months ago

i have always unzipped the downloaded map to the desktop and moved the unzipped folder of the map into the DG2 folder (then deleted the zip)…….

there can be an issue with having too many maps in the folder …..

but if you are adding a bunch of maps …. do it one at a time …. if there is a problem map you will find it

Taubengeschiss007
Taubengeschiss007
11 months ago

Hi all. What is the correct path in Win10 Systems?
Thanks for feedback.

razcle
razcle
Reply to  Taubengeschiss007
11 months ago

C:\Users\xxxxxxx\Documents\DG2\
where x’s = your win10 log in name

razcle
razcle
Reply to  razcle
11 months ago

the site took out the slash \ symbols

razcle
razcle
Reply to  razcle
11 months ago

C:-Users-xxxx-Documents-DG2-
with back leaning slashes where the – are

Scorilo10
Scorilo10
1 year ago

Hi to all…way some maps work and others not?…I have original game buy to the Steam and I use win 10.Exemple : this work-3rd,100,Adaptive Mutationa 1,2-,Cstation,Canoe,Core 2 Duo,TNT,Zone-wonderfull maps.This don’t work…ask to reinstall the game-April 3019,Boxed,CAP,Muzzle,POP,Pretzel,117,A Moment in time..amd a lot of others games.Thanks.

razcle
razcle
Reply to  Scorilo10
1 year ago

a quick guess …… is that the maps that are working were extracted from the zip to the DG2 folder, and the maps you are having troubles with, had the map folder copied from the zip rather than extracted ……. check and see if that could be the problem

UKI36
UKI36
2 years ago

Hi everyone
I used to play this game, but someday the new maps dont charge.
I want to buy this game.
The maps will be load if i buy the game?
Or the server is down?

dg2karten
dg2karten
3 years ago

I’m using Linux Mint and I can’t add the maps I downloaded.
The path:
home/steam/.steam/steam/userdata//221540/local
does not exist in my filesystem. What does the // after userdata stand for? The only similar path I can find is:
/home/*username*/.steam/steam/userdata/842420749/221540/local
I tried to put the extracted map folders in there but they don’t show up as local custom maps.
Can someone please point me to the correct path.
Thank you for this great project! I loved both DG games and I’m excited to try user created maps!

Ched
Ched
Reply to  dg2karten
3 years ago

i don’t use linux so i don’t know if it is similar to the windows …….
but the user made maps get put in a DG2 folder in My Documents ( in Windows)
i have a friend who uses linux and i think his maps are in a similar place …

Ched
Ched
Reply to  dg2karten
3 years ago

i just read the instructions above for linux and i am out to lunch with my last response, …… sorry to be of no help πŸ™

UKI36
UKI36
Reply to  dg2karten
2 years ago

Hi everyone
I used to play this game, but someday the new maps dont charge.
I want to buy this game.
The maps will be load if i buy the game?
Or the server is donw?

NornIronFan
NornIronFan
4 years ago

Tried one of the free maps, downloaded it, unzipped it, put it correct folder. DG2 will not start, remove free map from folder and DG2 starts? ANyone know what I am doing wrong ?

duaneolson
duaneolson
4 years ago

Hi, as of today, my custom maps stopped working. After you click “Custom levels” it just sits at “downloading custom levels”. This is occurring on two PC’s have access to. They were working just fine the last time I played them about a week ago. I have played maybe 4 custom maps to the end with a LOT of play time. I get no errors. One PC is a Win 7 x86 and one is Win 10 gamer PC.

Thanks for any ideas you have to fix this. Is there a steam update that caused this or something?

Duane

originalglenn
originalglenn
Reply to  duaneolson
4 years ago

Happened to me today as well just after steam updated itself

DG2FM Admin - TW Donuts
DG2FM Admin - TW Donuts
Admin
Reply to  originalglenn
4 years ago

Seems like the problem could be with steam or with Hidden Paths servers but a quick work around is to launch steam in offline mode, doing so will let you get past the “downloading custom levels” hangup.

Hope that helps πŸ™‚

originalglenn
originalglenn
Reply to  DG2FM Admin - TW Donuts
4 years ago

thanks

duaneolson
duaneolson
Reply to  DG2FM Admin - TW Donuts
4 years ago

Thanks for your reply. I’ll give it a shot.

duaneolson
duaneolson
Reply to  duaneolson
4 years ago

This fixed itself already yesterday and is now working fine. Steam must have put out a patch or something.

duaneolson
duaneolson
Reply to  duaneolson
4 years ago

This problem came back a day after my last reply, but working offline does allow the custom maps to work.

DG2-User
DG2-User
4 years ago

I recently purchased DG2 : Enhanced VR Edition. How can I load the custom maps with this edition?

RealQuantumGod
RealQuantumGod
6 years ago

Can I use custom maps on my PS4?

RealQuantumGod
RealQuantumGod
Reply to  DG2FM Admin - Sharktak
6 years ago

From Hidden Path:

Can we use custom maps on a console?
“custom maps are a feature only on Steam and aren’t supported in the console versions”

Would be a cool feature to add…
“it would be awesome. It didn’t get built as console support was much more complex than on Steam.”

dopamin_synapse
dopamin_synapse
7 years ago

Can anybody help me? I have placed the unzipped map folders in the DG2 folder (self-made) within my Documents. The maps are not displayed at local custom levels in the game menu. Any ideas? Thank you.

DG2FM Admin - TW Donuts
DG2FM Admin - TW Donuts
Admin
Reply to  dopamin_synapse
7 years ago

Try watching our “how do I install video”
Maybe that will help.
http://www.dg2freemaps.com/how-do-i/videos/win7-custom-map-install-tutorial/

dopamin_synapse
dopamin_synapse
Reply to  DG2FM Admin - TW Donuts
7 years ago

Thank you, this is what I have done… hm, any other ideas? User rights? Thank you

DG2FM Admin - TW Donuts
DG2FM Admin - TW Donuts
Admin
Reply to  dopamin_synapse
7 years ago

Make sure your computer username has no special characters (!@#$%- examples or non-English characters or words) or spaces in it.

dopamin_synapse
dopamin_synapse
Reply to  DG2FM Admin - TW Donuts
7 years ago

Thank you for giving it some thoughts. No, my user name has no spaces/special characters. I would be very happy if we could make it work, just let me know, if you come up with other ideas. Thank you again.

DG2FM Admin - TW Donuts
DG2FM Admin - TW Donuts
Admin
Reply to  dopamin_synapse
7 years ago

If you are using Win 7 or 8 try creating a new computer user, call it “test”, install Steam, install DG2, create the folder in your “C:\Users\test\Documents” folder, put the unzipped map folder into the “DG2” folder you created and run the game, see if that works for you.

dopamin_synapse
dopamin_synapse
Reply to  DG2FM Admin - TW Donuts
7 years ago

Thank you, the new user was a solution.

keinrespekt
keinrespekt
Reply to  DG2FM Admin - TW Donuts
7 years ago

Unfortunately I can’t install the maps. I changed my username to Test. I made the DG2 folder, I reinstall steam, then DG2 and the game can’t see the maps. I use WIN7, 64bit.
I’m sad, because I love DG2 and I have no any ideas how to install the maps.

DG2FM Admin - TW Donuts
DG2FM Admin - TW Donuts
Admin
Reply to  keinrespekt
7 years ago
CiClone
CiClone
Reply to  dopamin_synapse
7 years ago

Hi,
I’m not shure if my problem is same anyway I have always played with custom maps without problems. By some days I noticed that I cannot found the latest in the custom list.
Now I try to move some maps in other TEMP folder… Stay tuned… πŸ˜‰

keinrespekt
keinrespekt
Reply to  CiClone
7 years ago

Thanks a lot! I stay tuned and wait for any ideas.

abls1
abls1
7 years ago

Can maps be added to a different directory other than “C” ? I ran out of space in my SSD Drive!!!

DG2FM Admin - TW Donuts
DG2FM Admin - TW Donuts
Admin
Reply to  abls1
7 years ago

Not at this time.

The maps are not that big. 100MB should be large enough to download every map we have at the moment.

oldtimer3
oldtimer3
7 years ago

Still trying to figure this installing stuff out. Tried and failed many times. Must be slow or too dense!

oldtimer3
oldtimer3
Reply to  oldtimer3
7 years ago

Finally, must be dense. LOL

oldtimer3
oldtimer3
Reply to  DG2FM Admin - Sharktak
7 years ago

Quite simple once I seen the large arrow on the “right” side!!

field_studies
field_studies
7 years ago

Does anyone else not seem to have a documents/dg2 folder?

Cougarific
Cougarific
7 years ago

So does each map get its own folder or do you make one folder for all maps?

airco
airco
Reply to  Cougarific
7 years ago

made some of my own map’s
each map gets its own folder whit the name of the map, i tryd changeing the map name or putting the maps into 1 folder and when i boot up dg2 it crashes telling me data corrupted pleaze reinstall

nickelfloor
nickelfloor
7 years ago

7-Zip also works great for packing/unpacking files and is open source and free.

Community test your DG2 map