bedub1 wrote:How did you come up with those resolution's? Wouldn't it be possible to follow something that's more along the lines of what fits on a monitor? Looking at, oh, I don't know...every monitor made these days...why not stick to 1080p or something of the sorts? Like 1280x720(720p) for small and 1920x1080(1080p) for Large? Then full screen with no scrolly bars at all...and clickable maps...the average joe blow might be able to play without scrolling... (I might even go 1680x1050 for small maps).
The SuperSize limits were based on typical monitor settings (partially from a poll of CC users and partially from other stats). We've had to allow a couple of hundred pixels for the sidebar and header bar; while we would have liked to go bigger we do need to consider the typical CC user, and not just those who have TaCktiX spec computers! (The small map size is optimised for users with 1280x1024 monitors)
After a bit of playing around with monitor settings, we decided to settle with 1000x800 for a small map image (note that the limit is no longer a square in order to minimise scrolling). To obtain the large map sizes, we multiplied the small sizes by 1/3 and rounded them up to be something more memorable... Like everything in the foundry, it's half-science and half-aesthetics