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Re: Romania Revisited - v8- first post and pg 4

Postby ZeakCytho on Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:07 pm

Just wanted to say this map is progressing very nicely. I don't have anything helpful to say, though - sorry!
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Re: Romania Revisited - v8- first post and pg 4

Postby whitestazn88 on Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:10 pm

nay to the flag colors in the background of the title
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Re: Romania Revisited - v8- first post and pg 4

Postby foregone on Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:34 pm

wcaclimbing wrote:Nice update, The top-left corner looks great.


Ta, much appreciated.

ZeakCytho wrote:Just wanted to say this map is progressing very nicely. I don't have anything helpful to say, though - sorry!


Praise is always great, heh. When something helpful comes to mind note that I do appreciate that too. :D

whitestazn88 wrote:nay to the flag colors in the background of the title


Hmmmm, need to make the title pop some and its a bit difficult to do so with the style of the map. Any thoughts on an alternative?

Update on what I'm working on:

Busy making the borders crisper and thinner, might take a little time.
Staring mercilessly at the map legend wondering how to improve it. Currently it seems to be better than me at the contest.
Ditto with the title. Also a veteran stare contestant.
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Re: Romania Revisited - v8.5 - 1st post and pg5

Postby foregone on Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:12 pm

Update 8.5 (Working Update)-----------------------------------------------------------

Tried something new with the map legend. Please comment.
Working on the new borders. This is the working draft of the outside borders (still needs fine tuning). They're sharper and crisper. Currently at full opacity which will in all likelihood change. Better?

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Re: Romania Revisited - v8.5 - 1st post and pg5

Postby yeti_c on Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:58 am

Much prefer the minimap idea - "usually" with mini maps - people write the names of the continents onto the actual map (in big letters that are "behind" everything else (if you see what I mean) -> as the problem with putting them on the mini map is that they can get in the way and look a bit clumsy. So consider doing that - and leaving just the numbers in the minimap...

Alternatively of course - try moving the minimap words around a bit to make it less cluttered (tricky with such long names I know)

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Re: Romania Revisited - v8.5 - 1st post and pg5

Postby wcaclimbing on Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:54 pm

This has probably come a bit later than it should have, but here it is:

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Congradulations.

This thread will be moved into the Main Foundry as soon as one of the foundry staff comes along to move it.
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Re: Romania Revisited - v8.5 - 1st post and pg5

Postby oaktown on Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:15 pm

map moved... and looking really good! =D>
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Re: Romania Revisited - v8.5 - 1st post and pg5

Postby foregone on Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:42 pm

wcaclimbing wrote:This has probably come a bit later than it should have, but here it is:

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Congradulations.

This thread will be moved into the Main Foundry as soon as one of the foundry staff comes along to move it.


Thanks, much appreciated.

oaktown wrote:map moved... and looking really good! =D>


Muchos gracias, senor.

Hopefully the new update will be up in a day or two.
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Re: Romania Revisited - v8.5 - 1st post and pg5

Postby whitestazn88 on Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:11 am

you can darken the title, take out the flag colors, and it will still be fine... even on parchment, there are spots that are darker, right?
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Re: Romania Revisited [I] - v9 - 1st post and pg5

Postby foregone on Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:50 am

Version 9 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Updated: The border around the whole Romania has been played with to bring it in to theme.
The "continent" names have been added to the main map and removed from the minimap.

Questions: Are the continent names working?
Suggestions on making the title pop with/without the flag colour effect?
Gameplay - changes necessary?
Map legend/info improvements?
Anything else your heart desires?

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Re: Romania Revisited [I] - v9 - 1st post and pg5

Postby foregone on Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:54 am

whitestazn88 wrote:you can darken the title, take out the flag colors, and it will still be fine... even on parchment, there are spots that are darker, right?


Will probably be dropping the flag colours in the next update (would like to hear if the feeling is shared by others though). Don't want to leave it without anything though, worried the title looks too dull then. Will continue investigating alternatives so long.
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Re: Romania [I] - v9.1 - 1st post and pg5

Postby foregone on Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:05 am

Version 9.1-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Updates: Nothing massive. Very small (probably imperceptable) graphics cleaning. No more flag behind the name.

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Re: Romania [I] - v9.1 - 1st post and pg5

Postby yeti_c on Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:06 am

Hmmm - not quite feeling the continent names?

Also shame you can't get Bucharest onto the actual map - but probably not too much of an issue.

Prefer new title - which surprised me as I quite liked the old one.

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Re: Romania [I] - v9.1 - 1st post and pg5

Postby foregone on Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:52 am

yeti_c wrote:Hmmm - not quite feeling the continent names?


Is it the font, the dark/lightness or the placing? I tried putting them centrally but they end up looking like they're floating somehow. Looks more part of the map coming off the sides, in my opinion. More than willing to muck around with any aspect of it though. Will try and work on it but would appreciate some input/direction.

yeti_c wrote:Also shame you can't get Bucharest onto the actual map - but probably not too much of an issue.


The name is just too long and combined with the names surrounding it its just a little too hard to try and make it work. Will look again but I don't have particularly high hopes.

yeti_c wrote:Prefer new title - which surprised me as I quite liked the old one.

C.


Cool, will keep it this way then. I kinda liked the little bit of flair but this is good too.

Thanks for the comments, much appreciated.
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Re: Romania [I] - v9.1 - 1st post and pg5

Postby yeti_c on Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:56 am

foregone wrote:
yeti_c wrote:Hmmm - not quite feeling the continent names?


Is it the font, the dark/lightness or the placing? I tried putting them centrally but they end up looking like they're floating somehow. Looks more part of the map coming off the sides, in my opinion. More than willing to muck around with any aspect of it though. Will try and work on it but would appreciate some input/direction.


Unsure - I *think* it's because they seem to be a bit "out of it" if you see what I mean... could be font/size issue though!?

Have you tried something like the Berlin map?

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Re: Romania [I] - v9.1 - 1st post and pg5

Postby foregone on Fri Aug 22, 2008 4:39 am

What about something more like this?

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Re: Romania [I] - v9.1 - 1st post and pg5

Postby yeti_c on Fri Aug 22, 2008 4:52 am

foregone wrote:What about something more like this?


"Something" like that yes - obviously you have some work to do on the bottom right continents - but I reckon you could get something like that to work!!

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Re: Romania [I] - v9.1 - 1st post and pg5

Postby foregone on Fri Aug 22, 2008 4:59 am

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foregone wrote:What about something more like this?


"Something" like that yes - obviously you have some work to do on the bottom right continents - but I reckon you could get something like that to work!!

C.


I'll carry on mucking about in that direction then. Dobrogea is a bit of a pain, being small and awkwardly placed but I'm sure its plausable.

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Re: Romania [I] - v9.5 - 1st post and pg5

Postby foregone on Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:29 pm

Version 9.5-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Updated: Redrawn internal borders.
Mucked about with the continent names on the main map. Still bugged though. Comments?

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Re: Romania [I] - v9.5 - 1st post and pg5

Postby ZeakCytho on Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:29 pm

Could you make the borders between continents on the minimap a bit more visible?
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Re: Romania [I] - v9.5 - 1st post and pg6

Postby foregone on Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:24 am

ZeakCytho wrote:Could you make the borders between continents on the minimap a bit more visible?


Sure, I'll drop in some border lines there.
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Re: Romania [I] - v9.5 - 1st post and pg6

Postby foregone on Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:58 am

Borders on the minimap.

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ZeakCytho wrote:Could you make the borders between continents on the minimap a bit more visible?


Better?
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Re: Romania [I] - v9.5 - 1st post and pg6

Postby gimil on Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:11 am

foregone wrote:Better?


To think a blurred. Could you try it with the crisper lines you currently have outlining the main map?

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Re: Romania [I] - v9.6 - 1st post and pg6

Postby foregone on Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:41 am

gimil wrote:
foregone wrote:Better?


To think a blurred. Could you try it with the crisper lines you currently have outlining the main map?


Will do.

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Thanks, though I can't take all the credit. The significant other drew them, I just then took that and converted it into digital and retouched, etc, it.
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Re: Romania [I] - v9.6 - 1st post and pg6

Postby foregone on Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:50 am

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ZeakCytho wrote:Could you make the borders between continents on the minimap a bit more visible?


gimil wrote:
foregone wrote:Better?


To think a blurred. Could you try it with the crisper lines you currently have outlining the main map?


How bout now?
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