To add text to a map I would suggest using an “At-Start-Stack” then add a single piece to the 'At-Start-Stack" then add the trait “text lable” or “text” I think it is, to the piece.Then you can place the “At-Start-Stack” where you like.
For cities and ports you’ll need the city or port graphics and again an “At-Start-Stack” ,create a single piece adding you city graphics to that piece and then place the “At-Start-Stack” where you like.
Later , John
SkypeName-Jab5450: If you catch me online I’ll be glad to walk you through the proccess.
John, thank you for the explanations. This was what I thought I was doing basically trying to see other modules and copying their design format. However, I am not able to get the TEXT NAME to show on map. Here are 2 screenshots that show what I’m doing. I hope you can shed some light on this.
I do not know what all the “traits” are supposed to do or what order they need to be in. I looked at other modules and tried duplicating their structure but was not getting the results I needed. Thankfully several here were able to guide me and in fact Tim was able to look at my mod and add the necessary items. It would go a VERY long way to have further detailed documentation and tutorial examples to help the new fledgling designers. I realise that’s a BIG task and unlikely that anyone would take it up. So the best course is to ask here, and the fine folks will answer.
The second issue was a broken feature which I stumbled across and have discussed in the TECH forums. The issue has been found, replicated and is being fixed for the next update.
So even though I have no clue what I’m doing, I stumbled across an issue or bug that was quickly looked at and a fix is on the way. Kudos for VASSAL team!!!