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Re: Switzerland v3--April 6--

Postby Kaplowitz on Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:01 pm

sry guys, cant really get on except for weekends. Ill change the red thing above, and keep the comments coming!


ps: new smilies? :shock: longer chins! just look at this one: :lol:
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Re: Switzerland v3--April 6--

Postby t-o-m on Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:18 pm

Kaplowitz wrote:ps: new smilies? :shock: longer chins! just look at this one: :lol:

umm, is that new?
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Re: Switzerland v3--April 6--

Postby Kaplowitz on Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:20 pm

maybe its IE, but the chins werent always that long

/threadjack
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Re: Switzerland v3--April 6--

Postby t-o-m on Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:29 pm

Kaplowitz wrote:maybe its IE, but the chins werent always that long

/threadjack

IE?
/threadjack?

ok this is going off-topic, and you know what happens to threads like that...
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Re: Switzerland v3--April 6--

Postby Kaplowitz on Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:31 pm

t-o-m wrote:
Kaplowitz wrote:maybe its IE, but the chins werent always that long

/threadjack

IE?
/threadjack?


IE: Internet Explorer. I usually use Firfox.

Threadjack: going off topic, "/" is the end part of bbc code (like "/color")
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Re: Switzerland v3--April 6--

Postby ZeakCytho on Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:38 pm

This map looks like it has a lot of promise. My biggest suggestion now would be to do something with all that gray space in the background. It doesn't even need to be anything fancy - maybe just a subtle texture, or maybe draw in the borders of neighboring nations and put their names, or something. It just looks a tad boring now.

I love the title font!
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Re: Switzerland v3--April 6--

Postby t-o-m on Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:56 pm

i still think its a bit dark,
and the yellow - where you've made it light, it looks a little..umm...green, just a little,
again if you go to the RGB chart and reduce the G factor by a little bit this can be solved, it might just be my monitor, what do others see?

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now i see the NEW smilies!! haha theyre good,

anyway back on topic,
yes your map is excelent
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Re: Switzerland v3--April 6--

Postby Kaplowitz on Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:08 am

I will do the above things.

and whats up with these: :ugeek: :geek:
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Re: Switzerland v3--April 6--

Postby t-o-m on Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:11 am

Kaplowitz wrote:I will do the above things.

and whats up with these: :ugeek: :geek:

whats not with those things! i like em!

when is your next update going to be?
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Re: Switzerland v3--April 6--

Postby Kaplowitz on Wed Apr 09, 2008 7:00 pm

weekends are prime update time
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Re: Switzerland v3--April 6--

Postby Unit_2 on Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:31 pm

Wow, thats really nice :) But Basel-Landschaft and Solo-Thurn are really ard to tell which is which, try making the mt. a bit smaller so you can see whats what.
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Re: Switzerland v4--April 11--

Postby Kaplowitz on Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:13 pm

v4
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-Put a bg texture
-Made the yellow more yellow
-Made the mts less red
-Moved the mts over a little

Good or Bad?
Whats next?
Whats needed for adv. idea?
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Re: Switzerland v4--April 11--

Postby Kaplowitz on Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:18 pm

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Re: Switzerland v4--April 11--

Postby cairnswk on Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:23 pm

Kaplowitz...looking good....although not the colours i would have used for Swisse.

Are you going to add any Alps and landscaping thingies?
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Re: Switzerland v4--April 11--

Postby t-o-m on Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:49 pm

i always thought of switzerland as bright, sunny, soft top cars, people smiling, happyness while driving sports cars through the sunny alps, this doesnt show any of that
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Re: Switzerland v4--April 11--

Postby Kaplowitz on Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:22 pm

Cairns, i was just going for a straightforward classic map, if thats what you meant.

tom, i can brighten it up
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Re: Switzerland v4--April 11--

Postby Kaplowitz on Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:39 pm

v5
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-Brighter
-New BG
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Re: Switzerland v5--April 11--PAGE 3

Postby t-o-m on Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:58 pm

maybe the accutal map could be brighter, i like the background, maybe that could go lighter? maybe have a background colour of something like white as a bast then have the ocpacity of the picture laye as say 80% - or wat ever and see what happens

for me - this version is a defoinite improvement
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Re: Switzerland v5--April 11--PAGE 3

Postby ZeakCytho on Sat Apr 12, 2008 4:25 pm

The brightness of the BG is nice in this version, but the map looks weird just floating over the image. Also, the image is rather busy and can distract the eye from the map itself, which, I think we can all agree, is the most important part of this. I'd much prefer a plain texture with an image (or multiple images) in the corners than one large image.
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Re: Switzerland v5--April 11--PAGE 3

Postby t-o-m on Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:13 pm

maybe do something like on the germany revamp where you have the surrounding boarders and pictures faded inside them
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Re: Switzerland v6--April 12--PAGE 1+3

Postby Kaplowitz on Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:46 pm

v6
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What about a lighter bg with a nice plain texture and a pretty cool looking border?
And i fixed the border around the army circles, they were kind of pixely.
You can compare it to the previous versions on page 1
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Re: Switzerland v6--April 12--PAGE 1+3

Postby ZeakCytho on Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:57 pm

=D>

I love this version.

Some other miscellaneous comments:
1) Some parts of the text are a tad hard to read, such as Basel-Landschaft and Lausanne, since they cross over the territory and the BG. You could fix this by adding a faint drop-shadow/glow.
2) The army-circle borders seem a bit strong, maybe turn down the opacity a bit? The circle-centers are nice, but the edge is too strong.
3) The edge of the mountains, where they blend into the territories in by Bern adn Grenchen is very different than the blend in the rest of the range - it is darker and sharper. I prefer the edge near the northern end of the range.
4) The entire outer border of Switzerland looks a bit pixely...not sure how to fix that, really. It's not a major problem anyway. The minimap suffers from this too.
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Re: Switzerland v6--April 12--PAGE 1+3

Postby Kaplowitz on Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:01 pm

Sure, i will fix those!
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Re: Switzerland v6--April 12--PAGE 1+3

Postby t-o-m on Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:46 am

i still think this is really dark
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Re: Switzerland v7--April 13--PAGE 1+3

Postby Kaplowitz on Sun Apr 13, 2008 6:16 pm

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-Changed Borders to White and gave a shadow
-Tried to blend in the mts more
-Changed black outline around map to a less pixely white glowy outline
-Gave the text a darker glow for readability

Updates good?
Do the borders make it look lighter now?
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