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Re: Cyprus v4.0

Postby natty dread on Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:11 am

Well some of the names are a bit hard to read... Rizokarpaso (?) Limassol and Chakistra to name a few.

I still think a font more like the title font would work for the territories.
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Re: Cyprus v4.0

Postby Industrial Helix on Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:38 am

More spacing in the letters I think.
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Re: Cyprus v4.0

Postby ender516 on Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:59 pm

Typo in the British bases legend: should read "attack each other" not "attach each others".
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Re: Cyprus v4.0

Postby thenobodies80 on Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:03 pm

Now text is all with the same font used for the title. Typo fixed.
Now I'm doing some random test, i prefer the version 4.1 or 4.2 (second option), but i'd like to hear some other thoughts

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Re: Cyprus v4.0 - Some test

Postby porkenbeans on Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:30 pm

Looking real good thenobodies80.
4.2, but I would like to see it with different combination of colors. Like dark and light blue. Or even better might be, match the border to the color of the title. :D

Also the rivers need to be lightened so as to blend with the ocean.
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Re: Cyprus v4.0 - Some test

Postby thenobodies80 on Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:24 pm

thanks porkenbeans, i'll try a frame with title colors.
Rivers? i think you mean the UN Buffer zone, essentially it's a neutral zone controlled by UN that divides the island in two parts.
Although rarely mentioned, we still have a "wall" in Europe --> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nat ... _in_Cyprus

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Re: Cyprus v4.0 - Some test

Postby porkenbeans on Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:43 pm

thenobodies80 wrote:thanks porkenbeans, i'll try a frame with title colors.
Rivers? i think you mean the UN Buffer zone, essentially it's a neutral zone controlled by UN that divides the island in two parts.
Although rarely mentioned, we still have a "wall" in Europe --> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nat ... _in_Cyprus
Ah ha I see now. Maybe you could just change the color to red or black or...?
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Re: Cyprus v4.0 - Some test

Postby natty dread on Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:32 pm

I like 4.4 the best. It sets the legends visually apart from the map and thus gives a bigger focus to the playing area. It has the most balanced composition.
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Cyprus - which version?

Postby thenobodies80 on Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:41 pm

I tested the colors used for the title, as suggested by porkenbeans. It looks much better so i replaced the previous images with those below

What version do you like the most?

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Re: Cyprus - Which version?

Postby natty dread on Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:49 pm

I still like 4.6 best, for the reasons stated earlier ... but maybe that's just me 8-[
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Re: Cyprus - Which version?

Postby samuelc812 on Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:18 pm

Definitely Version 4.6 :D

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Re: Cyprus - Which version?

Postby porkenbeans on Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:26 pm

4.6
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Re: Cyprus - Which version?

Postby ender516 on Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:00 am

I'm with natty and pork: 4.6 looks very good. I would suggest that the regions (territories) that give their names to the zones (continents) could have something to emphasize them on the map. A larger or bolder version of the font could work well. See the Macedonia map for comparison. Also, is there any point to the "BMB" abbreviation? It does not appear on the map, except in the legend.
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Re: Cyprus - Which version?

Postby The Bison King on Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:18 am

4.4 or 4.6 for sure.
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Re: Cyprus - Which version?

Postby natty dread on Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:28 am

Also, have you considered my suggestion about the flags? I think it would fit the map style, and give it a more real feeling...
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Re: Cyprus - Which version?

Postby thenobodies80 on Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:10 pm

Poll Result

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A good idea?

yes, continue....................69.................96%

no, stop wasting your time.............3...........4%


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Cyprus - v5

Postby thenobodies80 on Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:10 pm

Version 5

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- Ton of minor changes
- Added a temple in the right part (it's a cyprus archaeological site)

ender516 wrote:I would suggest that the regions (territories) that give their names to the zones (continents) could have something to emphasize them on the map. A larger or bolder version of the font could work well. See the Macedonia map for comparison.


I tried it but it looks bad. I think that bonuses are easy to find on the map (also for colorblind people), so i prefer to leave as it is.

ender516 wrote:Also, is there any point to the "BMB" abbreviation? It does not appear on the map, except in the legend.


Yes ;)
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natty_dread wrote:Also, have you considered my suggestion about the flags? I think it would fit the map style, and give it a more real feeling...


Tried a first attempt with flag similar to the ones you have on your lunar map, result bad!
A second attempt with something like this in mind, but being too small it looks everything, but not a british flag...
i was going to try a final third attempt, but it's late so i'll continue tomorrow, after a good sleep. ;)

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Re: Cyprus v5

Postby natty dread on Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:52 am

I worry a bit about the Kyrenia bonus. Can you put yellow troop numbers on it just for testing?

thenobodies80 wrote:Tried a first attempt with flag similar to the ones you have on your lunar map, result bad!
A second attempt with something like this in mind


Here, I made these just for you ;)

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Re: Cyprus v5

Postby thenobodies80 on Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:13 am

Thank you natty :)
A test with your flag (i've added some red to match the UK flag)

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Old flags or new flags?

edit: Yellow troops on kyrenia

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Re: Cyprus v5

Postby natty dread on Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:26 am

Hmm... looks nice but maybe a bit too small... can you make them maybe 2 pixels larger? the lower part of the flag seems to get a bit jumbled at that size :-k
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Re: Cyprus v5

Postby natty dread on Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:29 am

... Here's one shrunk with a super sampling algorithm:

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another one, 10 pixels smaller

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...and here's one with a shadow:

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Re: Cyprus v5

Postby thenobodies80 on Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:42 am

I made it 2 or 3 pixels larger. Refresh your page (ctrl f5)

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Re: Cyprus v5

Postby natty dread on Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:07 pm

Looks better... however I would advocate adding a shadow, like in this one -> Image

ps. the yellow numbers are fine, my worry was unfounded. :)
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Re: Cyprus v5

Postby ender516 on Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:06 pm

Nifty flags, natty, but how did you end up with the old Union Flag that does not include the cross of St. Patrick for Ireland?
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Re: Cyprus v5

Postby natty dread on Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:12 pm

#-o

crap, I didn't even notice.
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