Blizzard, give us this map as a custom game option. It works.
Here's how you can play it:
Download CASCExplorer or your preferred casc extracting tool.
Close Battle.net(probably not necessary, but always a good idea when extracting stuff from the game files to prevent Battle.net from thinking it needs repairing.)
Click File: Open Storage
Navigate to your Heroes of the Storm folder within CASCExplorer
Open the Heroes of the Storm folder with CASCExplorer.
This should then look something like this
Navigate to the modscore.stormmodbase.stormdataDepotCache39b5 folder inside of CASCExplorer.
This should then look like this
Extract that S2MA file to a destination of your choosing – it doesn't matter where, but it's worth noting that CASCExplorer maintains the internal folder structrue, so it won't get put exactly where you put it, but in modscore.stormmodbase.stormdataDepotCache39b5
While we've got the Heroes of the Storm cache open in CASCExplorer, navigate back to the root, and then navigate to modsheroesdata.stormmodbase.stormdata.
This should look like this.
Extract the AI folder beside that previously extract .s2ma file. This'll work the same as the previously extract folder, and be contained in modsheroesdata.stormmodbase.stormdata
We're done with CASCExplorer, so you can close that now.
Next up we want to download something to extract from that .s2ma file, and it's an MPQ file, and my program of preference here is Ladik's MPQ Editor,
Once you've downloaded that or already had it installed, open up that S2MA file, and extract its contents to a location of your choosing. We'll eventually be moving it elsewhere, but I'll go into that in a bit.
Once you've extracted all of the contents of that S2MA file, we're done with using the MPQ Editor, so you can close that.
The extracted contents should look like this
Now, navigate to that AI folder you extracted before, and copy that AI folder to the Base.StormData folder from the S2MA file.
This should then look like this
We're almost there – we just need to edit a file inside of the Trial Grounds map(that's what that S2MA file is) to make it spawn the AI in. For this, we'll need to grab something that can edit hex. I personally use
so I'll demonstrate with that.
Once you've got Notepad++ installed and the HEX-Editor plugin installed, you'll want to open up the MapInfo file in that extracted folder from before, as I did in that image above, and view it in HEX, as that's the easiest way to do the editing required.
This'll look like this, but don't worry too much, what we're doing isn't complicated.
You want to edit the file as I've done here. What this does is set player 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 to be computer-controlled players. Don't forget to save the changes you've made.
Once you've done that, you want to navigate to the Heroes of the Storm folder, and you want to create a new folder in there called maps, and then inside of that folder, create another folder called Heroes, and then inside of that, create another folder called singleplayermaps, and then inside that you'll create a final folder called startingexperience, and then inside of that startingexperience folder, copy that Trial Grounds folder from before to that folder, and rename it to tutorialveteran.stormmap
That'll look like this, and
inside of that folder should look like this
Now, open back up Battle.net, open Heroes of the Storm, and
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play the veteran tutorial, but instead, you'll be playing Trial Grounds
Would I actually recommend playing this? Not really, it's not great with AI on both sides. But it works, and that's what this post is all about – proving that it works, and there is no good reason for it not to be an option in custom games. I imagine Arena maps work similarly, but I have not tested them.
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