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Re: Vietnam war map - please comment on v2.0

Postby porkenbeans on Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:19 pm

kengyin wrote:gimp, its similar though right?
Sorry, but I do not know a thing about gimp. I am afraid that you will probably have to redo everything except maybe the text. If you were scaling down you would not have any problems, but like I said, You will loose image quality when you try to scale something up. That is unless it is text that has not been optimized, as it is vector based and can be scaled to any size, up or down.
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Re: Vietnam war map - please comment on v2.0

Postby porkenbeans on Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:25 pm

In photoshop you can scale up as many layers as you want together. You just click on one of the layers, then check the little box next to the layers that you want to include with the re-size. the box will display a little chain link. when it is on it is locked to the layer that is highlighted. it will scale or move together with that layer. You can link as many layers as you want. I do not know if GIMP is anything like this or not.
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Re: Vietnam war map - please comment on v2.0

Postby kengyin on Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:55 am

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-army circles removed
-purple tags added next to boats to relate to the purple in the legend
-side flag backgrounds narrowed
-thus main image width increased
-whole legend increased in size
-all text in legend size increased by 1 size
-yellow circles indicating hanoi and saigon
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Re: Vietnam war map - please comment on v2.0

Postby tokle on Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:12 am

porkenbeans wrote:In photoshop you can scale up as many layers as you want together. You just click on one of the layers, then check the little box next to the layers that you want to include with the re-size. the box will display a little chain link. when it is on it is locked to the layer that is highlighted. it will scale or move together with that layer. You can link as many layers as you want. I do not know if GIMP is anything like this or not.


gimp has the same function. It works in exactly the same way.
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Re: Vietnam war map - please comment on v2.0

Postby Industrial Helix on Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:01 am

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Industrial Helix wrote:Ditch the army circles... they make it exceptionally ugly.

I have a problem with the USA and landing craft in North Vietnam because landings didn't happen. The USA's military actions in the north were generally limited to air strikes, making North Vietnam the most heavily bombed country in the history of war.

oh, operation 34a did happen, it was covert and it was landing south vietnamese commandoes it didnt really mention american troops landing though it was coordinated by them. it just wasnt a big deal since it wasnt landings like say d-day, they would have been at night and only small amounts of troops at a time to attack small targets like bridges and stuff. ;)


Well yeah, it may have happened but it was not a large scale thing, which is what this map is proposing it is. When players play this game, they're going to be invading the north in droves and that is totally contrary the American part of the vietnam war.
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Re: Vietnam war map - please comment on v2.0

Postby porkenbeans on Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:00 pm

Industrial Helix wrote:
kengyin wrote:
Industrial Helix wrote:Ditch the army circles... they make it exceptionally ugly.

I have a problem with the USA and landing craft in North Vietnam because landings didn't happen. The USA's military actions in the north were generally limited to air strikes, making North Vietnam the most heavily bombed country in the history of war.

oh, operation 34a did happen, it was covert and it was landing south vietnamese commandoes it didnt really mention american troops landing though it was coordinated by them. it just wasnt a big deal since it wasnt landings like say d-day, they would have been at night and only small amounts of troops at a time to attack small targets like bridges and stuff. ;)


Well yeah, it may have happened but it was not a large scale thing, which is what this map is proposing it is. When players play this game, they're going to be invading the north in droves and that is totally contrary the American part of the vietnam war.
IH is right. However they did bomb the shit out of Hanoi.
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Re: Vietnam war map - please comment on v2.0

Postby Victor Sullivan on Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:11 pm

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Victor Sullivan wrote:A few things for this update:
1. You still need to have the same color font for all territory names, so to make it easier to look at from afar and easier to read up close (the grey in North Central Coast is extremely hard to read).
2. I don't understand the one-ways in Ho Chi Minh Trail. They make that bonus area rather overpowered (though the small +2 bonus does a decent job to balance this)
3. I had trouble finding Hanoi and Saigon. You should highlight those more since they yield a +2 bonus.
4. The Operation 34a territories aren't purple, but it's purple in the legend...?
5. Good job with the Mekong River Delta close-up ;)

-Sully

im afraid same colours fonts would make some bits hard to read, i mean dark on dark or light on light isnt very good thats what i had before kind of. different colours also helps to distinguish between regions. i could use some more opinions on this.

Just make HMCT lighter and use black or you could make Red River Delta and Northeast a tad darker and use white :)
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Victor Sullivan wrote:A few things for this update:
1. You still need to have the same color font for all territory names, so to make it easier to look at from afar and easier to read up close (the grey in North Central Coast is extremely hard to read).
2. I don't understand the one-ways in Ho Chi Minh Trail. They make that bonus area rather overpowered (though the small +2 bonus does a decent job to balance this)
3. I had trouble finding Hanoi and Saigon. You should highlight those more since they yield a +2 bonus.
4. The Operation 34a territories aren't purple, but it's purple in the legend...?
5. Good job with the Mekong River Delta close-up ;)

-Sully

yup, i will probably make them brighter, you are talking about on the legend right? or on the map as well?

I meant in the map. Maybe try making them a nice, bright color (you still need to desaturate your colors more, anyway) to make them more easily spotted.

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Re: Vietnam war map - please comment on v2.1

Postby RedFlyingGolf on Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:32 pm

I like this. I recommend saving it as a .png, because the quality is always better. I agree with Victor Sullivan, you should keep the color of the font the same and make it a bit easier to read.
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Re: Vietnam war map - please comment on v2.0

Postby kengyin on Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:23 am

Industrial Helix wrote:
kengyin wrote:
Industrial Helix wrote:Ditch the army circles... they make it exceptionally ugly.

I have a problem with the USA and landing craft in North Vietnam because landings didn't happen. The USA's military actions in the north were generally limited to air strikes, making North Vietnam the most heavily bombed country in the history of war.

oh, operation 34a did happen, it was covert and it was landing south vietnamese commandoes it didnt really mention american troops landing though it was coordinated by them. it just wasnt a big deal since it wasnt landings like say d-day, they would have been at night and only small amounts of troops at a time to attack small targets like bridges and stuff. ;)


Well yeah, it may have happened but it was not a large scale thing, which is what this map is proposing it is. When players play this game, they're going to be invading the north in droves and that is totally contrary the American part of the vietnam war.

dont some maps deviate from reality for the sake of gameplay also? whether it be geographically or politically or whatever many maps adjust the real life situation so that the gameplay is enhanced right? i mean this is for CC not a history lesson. for example in the western front map italy is included though western front generally refers to the sweep through france and belgium into germany, the campaign through north africa and italy was started long before d-day and not really western front. is that not the same reasoning?

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kengyin wrote:
Victor Sullivan wrote:A few things for this update:
1. You still need to have the same color font for all territory names, so to make it easier to look at from afar and easier to read up close (the grey in North Central Coast is extremely hard to read).
2. I don't understand the one-ways in Ho Chi Minh Trail. They make that bonus area rather overpowered (though the small +2 bonus does a decent job to balance this)
3. I had trouble finding Hanoi and Saigon. You should highlight those more since they yield a +2 bonus.
4. The Operation 34a territories aren't purple, but it's purple in the legend...?
5. Good job with the Mekong River Delta close-up ;)

-Sully

im afraid same colours fonts would make some bits hard to read, i mean dark on dark or light on light isnt very good thats what i had before kind of. different colours also helps to distinguish between regions. i could use some more opinions on this.

Just make HMCT lighter and use black or you could make Red River Delta and Northeast a tad darker and use white :)
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Victor Sullivan wrote:A few things for this update:
1. You still need to have the same color font for all territory names, so to make it easier to look at from afar and easier to read up close (the grey in North Central Coast is extremely hard to read).
2. I don't understand the one-ways in Ho Chi Minh Trail. They make that bonus area rather overpowered (though the small +2 bonus does a decent job to balance this)
3. I had trouble finding Hanoi and Saigon. You should highlight those more since they yield a +2 bonus.
4. The Operation 34a territories aren't purple, but it's purple in the legend...?
5. Good job with the Mekong River Delta close-up ;)

-Sully

yup, i will probably make them brighter, you are talking about on the legend right? or on the map as well?

I meant in the map. Maybe try making them a nice, bright color (you still need to desaturate your colors more, anyway) to make them more easily spotted.

-Sully like you mean it

i will make a new version with black fonts all around and compare them side by side ;)

yellow would probably be suitable or maybe just blue on red and red on blue as with the legend hanoi and saigon text
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Re: Vietnam war map - please comment on v2.1

Postby kengyin on Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:42 am

im going to start a poll about this, so far 2 people think all one colour and 1 person (me) think separate colours. the one with at least 10% more than the other will go through, if less then i will make the final decision (unless the majority of voters for the other option are more experienced and thus unofficially have more weighting).

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Re: Vietnam war map - please comment on v2.1

Postby kengyin on Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:43 am

hey png is better quality, thanks for the tips! :)
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Re: Vietnam war map - please comment on v2.1

Postby natty dread on Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:40 am

kengyin wrote:hey png is better quality, thanks for the tips! :)


Yes it is. JPG always loses some quality, while PNG is a lossless format. PNG files tend to be a bit larger though... you can use Optipng to optimize the file but they'll still be a bit larger than JPG.
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Re: Vietnam war map - please comment on v2.1

Postby porkenbeans on Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:04 am

The carpet bombing of Hanoi was a huge controversy at the time, and I think that it should be included somehow.
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Re: Vietnam war map - please comment on v2.1

Postby kengyin on Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:09 pm

wait so before the poll it was 2 vs 1 and afterwards it is still 2 vs 1???? the whole point of the poll is to get some more opinions
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Re: Vietnam war map - please comment on v2.1

Postby kengyin on Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:20 pm

porkenbeans wrote:The carpet bombing of Hanoi was a huge controversy at the time, and I think that it should be included somehow.

hmmmm yes i kind of thought about that but then gameplay wise the north vietnamese regions would be more concentrated with attacks and much harder to hold than south regions and would also graphically look very unbalanced. or is that just me having OCD and wanting everything symmetrical? (currently there are the same number of territories in the north and south and same number of attacks). i mean its not like its south against the north when playing the map, but it still looks really uneven if you know what i mean :?
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Re: Vietnam war map - please comment on v2.1

Postby kengyin on Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:26 pm

i just checked it
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Linebacker_II
this is from 1972 much later than when my map was set anyway, in which time, i havent seen an actual map but by this time usa was clearly losing which is why they would have had to resort to such measures. my map is set in 1964 when it was more balanced
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Re: Vietnam war map - please comment on v2.1

Postby kengyin on Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:28 pm

3 votes against 1? do i suck at this or something because i honestly find yellow on blue for example much easier to read than black on blue :?
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Re: Vietnam war map - please comment on v2.1

Postby kengyin on Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:36 pm

any more ideas? so far i have just de-saturated the image by 10 and darkened it by 5 plus made hanoi and saigon yellow with red and blue stars respectively. i am doing these changes on both images so the change of coloured text if happens will already be taken care of.
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Re: Vietnam war map - please comment on v2.1

Postby kengyin on Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:56 am

v2.2
-desaturated by a further 10 points
-darkened by 5 points
-hanoi and saigon now yellow to be more easily distinguised
-army digits added to check fit
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-not much but we can see how the army digits fit, they fit nicely now but some adjustment is in order for the small version

continued discussion
-black or coloured text
-should i include operation linebacker 2 in 1972

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-these adjustments so far are being done on the image with coloured text but if i decide to use the other one i can change it later
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Re: Vietnam war map - please discuss black or coloured text

Postby porkenbeans on Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:09 am

It is really starting to look nice.
The colors of the Central Highlands and the Mekong Delta do not match the mini-map. I would use the Mini-map colors.
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Re: Vietnam war map - please discuss black or coloured text

Postby kengyin on Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:01 am

i made the smaller version only to see if the digits fit. they do
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the text is now small but that can be worked on later, i'll do the actual smaller version once i have finished the large version to completion (if ever) this is just to see how the sizes of image and text are. in terms of size, the font is actually about the same as in classic so maybe i can also add shadows or other effects to make the text stand out like in classic but as long as i dont have to resize everything then im good, thats what i was worrying about the most anyway. in this copy i didnt make it sharper or anything it was just to test the digits. by the way do most people on here use small or large when they are playing?
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Re: Vietnam war map - please discuss black or coloured text

Postby kengyin on Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:07 am

wait i cant actually do much to my text as all the lettering is 1 pixel wide! that means i cant have lighter inside with darker sides or whatever. how do other people do it???
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Re: Vietnam war map - please discuss black or coloured text

Postby natty dread on Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:55 am

Actually you need to be able to fit 3 8:s
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Re: Vietnam war map - please discuss black or coloured text

Postby kengyin on Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:58 am

someone might get 100 troops?????
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Re: Vietnam war map - please discuss black or coloured text

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