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Postby Coleman on Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:59 pm

I suspect that may be suffering some jpg compression issues so I won't complain about the blurriness.

I will complain about the legend. Is that bright textured box really necessary? Do those words and the impassible show up poorly on the normal background?
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Postby InkL0sed on Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:07 pm

Coleman wrote:I suspect that may be suffering some jpg compression issues so I won't complain about the blurriness.

I will complain about the legend. Is that bright textured box really necessary? Do those words and the impassible show up poorly on the normal background?


Good catch, they are indeed jpegs. Should I be converting to a different format from psd?

I don't know why I thought the box was necessary, I'll remove it.
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Postby Coleman on Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:09 pm

png usually works well. There is better then that but then the files are too big to upload.
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Postby Emperor_Metalman on Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:23 am

#1. Split up the larger territories
#2 Move some of the Central India territories to other continents and lower the central india bonus to <8
#3 Eastern india should have a bonus of at least +2
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Postby InkL0sed on Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:28 am

Emperor_Metalman wrote:#1. Split up the larger territories
#2 Move some of the Central India territories to other continents and lower the central india bonus to <8
#3 Eastern india should have a bonus of at least +2


1) Maybe. Right now there are 32 territories, a fine number. If I can find a way to get it up to 36, I'll probably do that.

2) I don't see a nice way to do that. Adding Nepal as a continent was a start. Any suggestions?

3) I disagree. It has one border territory, and it borders Nepal, a hold-able continent.
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Postby iancanton on Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:00 pm

InkL0sed wrote:now there are 32 territories, a fine number. If I can find a way to get it up to 36, I'll probably do that.


bangladesh splits neatly into four real (not made-up) states: khulna west of the river, rajshahi in the north-east, chittagong in the south-east and dhaka in the central east, straddiling the river.

http://www.mapsofworld.com/bangladesh/b ... l-map.html

if u feel that the area is too crowded (it's supposed to be crowded because it has a huge population), then i suggest that u draw a large version of bangladesh in a box, in the bottom right corner, with dashed lines to the main map.

we're seeing nothing on the map just now that gives any importance to bangladesh, so it'll be good if u redress the balance a bit by doing this.

ian. :)
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Postby InkL0sed on Sat Feb 16, 2008 1:36 pm

iancanton wrote:
InkL0sed wrote:now there are 32 territories, a fine number. If I can find a way to get it up to 36, I'll probably do that.


bangladesh splits neatly into four real (not made-up) states: khulna west of the river, rajshahi in the north-east, chittagong in the south-east and dhaka in the central east, straddiling the river.

http://www.mapsofworld.com/bangladesh/b ... l-map.html

if u feel that the area is too crowded (it's supposed to be crowded because it has a huge population), then i suggest that u draw a large version of bangladesh in a box, in the bottom right corner, with dashed lines to the main map.

we're seeing nothing on the map just now that gives any importance to bangladesh, so it'll be good if u redress the balance a bit by doing this.

ian. :)


I'm not crazy about that idea – I'm trying to keep the map clean – but if others agree with you, I'll see what I can do.
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Postby fumandomuerte on Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:12 pm

Coleman wrote:png usually works well. There is better then that but then the files are too big to upload.


When you work with only vectors and no raster layers, PNG save small files with a great quality...

I don't think that the use of JPG compression is the indicated for this map.

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Postby InkL0sed on Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:06 pm

Version 5:
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Changes:
-Image is now a png
-Dulled the yellow of Southern India
-Removed box of legend
-Upped opacity of army circles a tad
-Fixed a few minor things (like the little white line in the border by Baluchistan seen in previous versions)
-Changed positions of some army circles and labels.

Do West Bengal and Bangladesh look better in this version?
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Postby InkL0sed on Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:17 pm

A question for the mods:

What will it take for this map to get [Adv Idea] attached? From the criteria I see in the How Maps Progress Through the Foundry thread, it seems like I should get it.

If you put up a good enough draft and show your willingness to work through the process [Advanced Idea] will be added to the end of your post so other users know you have a real map running.


Is this draft not good enough? If so, what do I need to fix?
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Postby Coleman on Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:24 pm

Yeah, it'll take me not being dumb and slow.

The legend still isn't quite legible. I don't have any good suggestions to fix that though. :?
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Postby InkL0sed on Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:18 pm

Coleman wrote:Yeah, it'll take me not being dumb and slow.

The legend still isn't quite legible. I don't have any good suggestions to fix that though. :?


I can make it larger, maybe change the font?
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Postby whitestazn88 on Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:28 pm

InkL0sed wrote:
Coleman wrote:Yeah, it'll take me not being dumb and slow.

The legend still isn't quite legible. I don't have any good suggestions to fix that though. :?


I can make it larger, maybe change the font?


definitely, especially if you're leaving that upper right corner empty, you can make it fit in there
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Postby edbeard on Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:57 am

Your borders are different sizes in different places. It's a shitty thing to have to redo them, but it's very worthwhile (probably necessary).


The non-playable land just isn't good at the moment. The colour is fine, but the texture is not good. Also, I don't like the effect of it being higher than the playable land.

Aren't there mountains in Nepal and the northern part of india?


Try to increase the size of your text to make it more readable. Also, maybe add glow to the territory labels so when they cross over a border, they don't become illegible.

Make that legend colour coordinated so people know which area is which. (maybe a mini-map to help the colourblind?)
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Postby InkL0sed on Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:02 pm

edbeard wrote:Your borders are different sizes in different places. It's a shitty thing to have to redo them, but it's very worthwhile (probably necessary).


You're right, I really need to get the borders right already...

The non-playable land just isn't good at the moment. The colour is fine, but the texture is not good. Also, I don't like the effect of it being higher than the playable land.


I'll try to change the texture. I'm using Photoshop 7.0, so I don't have too many options. I can get to CS3 via my mom's computer though, which is probably what I'll end up doing.

Also, I like that it looks higher, as most of it is actually mountains. But if others say they don't like it either, I'll go along with it.

Aren't there mountains in Nepal and the northern part of india?


Nepal is in the mountains. I decided to ignore that little fact. Are you saying I should put them in? Why?

Try to increase the size of your text to make it more readable. Also, maybe add glow to the territory labels so when they cross over a border, they don't become illegible.


I've already increased the legend size, I think it looks quite legible now. The glow to the text is a good idea; I'll do it if I can figure out how (or someone tells me... hint hint :wink:)

Make that legend colour coordinated so people know which area is which. (maybe a mini-map to help the colourblind?)


Color-coordination, for some odd reason, had not occurred to me. The mini-map has, however. I have one handy already. I'll do one or both on the next update.

Thanks edbeard, that was very helpful.
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