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How to view the official C&C3 Maps in the World Builder

This is for those of you who wish to open the official C&C3 maps, which is particularly useful given the specific lighting and postfx settings for the different zone types.
    Step 1: Grab a C&C3 .big file opener, you can get it at Project Perfect Mod

    Step 2: Open the mpmaps.big typically found in C:Program Files/Electronic Arts/C&C3/MP/1.0/

    Step 3: Extract the files inside.

    Step 4: Place those maps in C:Users/<your_user_name>/AppData/Roaming/C&C3/Maps/ (Note! You may need to change your settings to view hidden files, since the AppData folder is hidden)

    Note: This may alternatively be in the C:Documents and Settings/<your_user_name>/Application Data/C&C3/Maps/ depending on your version of Windows.

    Step 5: Load the World Builder and click open, they'll be seen in the list of options shown. You can also play any maps placed in that folder in C&C3.

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If you have the Kane Edition there are also the bonus maps located in

C:Program Files\Electronic Arts\C&C3\Kane\1.0\KaneMaps.big Edited by Mighty BOB!

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Also works with the SP maps:

C:Program Files/Electronic Arts/Command & Conquer 3/SP/1.0/SPMaps.big

Note the same limitations apply to custom SP maps; you can view but not play.

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You can also add skirmish players to the players' list and play the SP maps on MP (I guess you can play in skirmish as well, didn't try). Just asign the "bad guy" buildings/units to Player_2 and your starting base/units to Player_1 then add the Player_X_start waypoint where they are supossed to be, and it will be like playing a mission from the campaign.
The bad side: Scripts won't work unless you tweak them to work with skirmish Player_X.

It might sound as a lot of work so, what's the point on doing this?
Well, you can net-play in coop with a friend a map from the campaign in "Brutal" difficulty wich I found interesting.

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