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Postby Anarkistsdream on Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:46 am

austex wrote:just ignore ericisshort... the guy is short AND from oklahoma, so he's got some serious texas envy. he should make an oklahoma map if he thinks he can do better. there aren't many landmarks to use as barriers, but he could certainly use mobile homes across the whole state.

he does have a point about the enormous size of padre and galveston, but i think the map looks good and is far from ugly. some areas are not exactly in their correct place, but i don't think its absolutely necessary to have a geographically perfect map to be fun. personally, i like the fact that you spelled it "okahoma".


hey hey hey, now... I'm from Oklahoma, and I've seen just as many trailer parks through western Texas...

Now, on to the map... I really like Map five the most. I think it has great playability, and I like what you have done with the borders and all.

My only complaint is that fucking cowboy.... He looks so.... crappy. You should find a picture of Daniel Boone or someone from the Alamo... Or else replace that pic WITH the Alamo.
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That's a good idea.

Postby rgbubba on Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:16 pm

I will try that And see what it looks like. Look at map seven and see if you like that better.
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Postby ericisshort on Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:12 pm

austex wrote:just ignore ericisshort... the guy is short AND from oklahoma, so he's got some serious texas envy. he should make an oklahoma map if he thinks he can do better.
I am from texas as a matter of fact. Just going to school in oklahoma right now. I wouldnt want to do an oklahoma map because I think it would be retarded.

Map 7 does look a lot better. But I have a couple of things to say:

1) why did you choose to make the impassible borders barbed wire in the west when that is the exact area of all the mountains, but make mountains in the lower hill country? It just seems like you got it backwards.

2) do you know how to bevel your layers? I think a small bevel around the territories would really help the aesthetics a lot.

3) instead of using the very obvious closeup pic of dirt for the background texture, why dont you try using a topographic texas map or something similar. I'm pretty sure thats what they did in the europe map, and it looks fantastic. For example, just putting this map behind your layers and lowering its saturation would work. Then if you play with the region layers you could make it look really nice.. for instance, instead of making the color layers partially transparent, change the layer dropdown from NORMAL to OVERLAY or COLOR or something like that. I dunno, there are plenty of tweaks you could do to make that look much better.

4) the lines for the borders look unnecessarily fat. Could you possible maybe reduce them to like half of what they currently are to see if it looks a bit better?

5) Could you please change the name of "the south" to "the valley"? I dont have a problem with most of your names for places but the south is just so generic, and the region is actually in real life called the valley.

6) I promise this is the last one for now... but could you open up attacks into texarkana. I think that playability wise, that continent would be too good of a place to start out with right now, because once taken it has a generally easy move into the gulf region without having to defend anything else. There should only be one continent with one entrance per map.
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Postby btownmeggy on Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:25 pm

I think the Cowboy looks nice.
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Postby ericisshort on Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:31 pm

Is it just me or does he look exactly like john c reilly sporting his 'stache from talladega nights...

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Postby Unit_2 on Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:07 pm

i love this map! its a realy cool map, i think that you need to darkin it just a little..
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Thanks guys for your comments!!!

Postby rgbubba on Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:14 pm

I will try to change some thing to make it more eye catching.
Thanks you guys for the comments sofar.
It helps!
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Postby austex on Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:41 am

erikisshort has a good point about changing the name of the south to the valley. brownsville, corpus christie, and padre island should all be a part of the valley, so some bonus point changes would need to be made and maybe adjust the barbed wire around that area.
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I will soon have a new computer!!!

Postby rgbubba on Sun Mar 04, 2007 3:31 pm

I will soon have a new computer!!!
This will make my map a heck of a lot better.
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Postby datcoolittledude on Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:18 pm

I like the idea of a texas map, since we used to be our own country. Keep up the work on ol' Tejas
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Postby DTT on Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:43 pm

I was thinking a Texas map was needed and this is headed in the right direction. Keep it up! Can't wait to play it. Love the airport landjumpers.
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Postby UCAbears on Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:00 pm

the piney woods needs to have another opening
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About your Texas map

Postby AraAmanda on Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:36 am

Hey I really look forward to playing your Texas map...a new and exciting map...that's really pretty close to accurate... we have too many counties in Texas to separate by county, so I really like how you have divided up areas. Nice job!
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I would like to finish it soon.

Postby rgbubba on Mon Apr 02, 2007 7:48 pm

I would like to finish soon. I just would like more help to set the code.
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Postby Spockers on Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:08 pm

Get rid of they Aeroplane routes

They are contrived and make it unnecessarily complicated.
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Postby rgbubba on Sun May 06, 2007 10:40 am

Need some help to finish! Thanks
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Postby ericwdhs on Mon May 07, 2007 2:33 pm

I think you should change Padre Island and Galveston to something closer to their actual sizes and reserve a spot for their army numbers somewhere adjacent to them in the Gulf. Those islands just don't fit the way they are now.
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Postby rlb02a on Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:33 pm

Just a couple of things:

1 - Vermont: Did you mean Vernon?
2 - RGC: Maybe RGV?
3 - You realize, of course, that DFW is not that far north?
4 - There ARE mountains in Texas, but not that many, and further west.
5 - I agree that the cowboy looks a little hokey.

On the positive side, however, I believe you're right on track. Piney Woods and the two islands are exactly what Texas needs to be a playable map.
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Postby thegeneralpublic on Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:37 pm

Why is big bend worth 3?
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Postby DiM on Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:39 pm

guys this map is most likely abandoned as there hasn't been any talk on it for over a month and a half.

and the other texas map rlb02a bumped is from last year :lol:
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Postby thegeneralpublic on Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:48 pm

My bad; I'm not one to skim the times at which things were posted. I'll keep that in mind though.
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Postby DiM on Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:54 pm

thegeneralpublic wrote:My bad; I'm not one to skim the times at which things were posted. I'll keep that in mind though.


from time to time somebody comes to the foundry and digs an old thread from the pits of the foundry. 8)
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Postby thegeneralpublic on Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:57 pm

Unless they wanted to take it over themselves I'm not sure I see the point...oh well. Shutting up now.
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Postby rlb02a on Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:25 pm

I don't pay enough attention to dates, either...guess I should start.

I was thinking about starting a Texas map, so I searched for ones in progress. This one has loads of potential, in my opinion, so it's a shame if it really has been abandoned.
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Postby TroyMcClure on Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:26 am

The barbwire is brilliant! I like it better than the other border objects. But can you make it stand out more? the barbwire's color is so neutral and blends in with some background colors. Maybe black with white border or some other stonger color?

And why isn't the cowboy wearing spurs?

And how bout them Spurs?
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