Ok, so I was making my game, all well and good so far. Then I checked the world map and I saw that the grids are almost all used up. As I continue making my game and add more rooms, will the map expand itself automatically or do I have to make the map bigger manually? If the latter, how do I do it?
I don’t believe there’s any such thing as running out of map space. You can add rooms, items, NPCs, actions and the like until Inform itself runs out of resources. There are ways (USE options) to increase what Inform will be able to process. I believe someone said in another thread that the biggest they suspected a game could be was around 4GB.
I can’t imagine putting that much into a game.
Blue Lacuna (one of the longest games written) weighs in at just under 5.5MB. I just test compiled a project with 315 “rooms”. I believe Inform also counts regions as rooms, so that number is somewhat inflated. There’s a lot of other stuff in it, but it comes in at just over 800KB.
I don’t think you’ll need to worry about running out of grid space.
Since I rather suspect this problem will arise soon, your project will probably get too big for Z-code version 5 and give you an error, so you should go to the Settings tab and change it to Z-code version 8.