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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Back on Track/New Update Pg. 1&8

Postby pepperonibread on Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:06 pm

iancanton wrote:amazingly, it appears that the long thin territories in norddeutschland are not too tight for the names to fit! nothing wrong with the bridges. good work on those and the colours too, although it does look odd that kiel and peninsular denmark are now an island. should we change the look of the canal between kiel and lübeck to make it much thinner and slightly different from the river, with a legend to say that rivers and the kiel canal are impassable (similar to the legend on the soviet union map)?

by the way, it's baden-württemberg, not baden-württemburg. can we also have mainz instead of pfalz, since every other mainland territory on the map is a city, whereas pfalz is a region?

ian. :)


Yeah, I was surprised that all those territories fit too. I pushed the eastern border of norddeutschland over a few pixels to help it, but nothing major.
All your suggestions sound good, this weekend is basically free for me so I'll be working on everything mentioned.
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Back on Track/New Update Pg. 1&8

Postby ZeakCytho on Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:20 pm

You might want to consider redoing your sig...it doesn't do the graphical quality of this map justice!
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Back on Track/New Update Pg. 1&8

Postby pepperonibread on Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:25 pm

ZeakCytho wrote:You might want to consider redoing your sig...it doesn't do the graphical quality of this map justice!


Yeah :) My sig is based on my first version, which is in the first post. I'll see what I can do with it after working on this update.
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Back on Track/New Update Pg. 1&8

Postby mibi on Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:31 pm

my only issue is I though the continent names were part of the outlying map or something. I figured it out quickly, but its still seems off on an otherwise lovely revamp.
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Back on Track/New Update Pg. 1&8

Postby gimil on Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:06 pm

Pep im assuming this is the large map your currently working on?
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Back on Track/New Update Pg. 1&8

Postby pepperonibread on Sat Jun 28, 2008 2:22 pm

gimil wrote:Pep im assuming this is the large map your currently working on?


Yep.
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Back on Track/New Update Pg. 1&8

Postby MeDeFe on Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:21 am

There are mountains north of Münster? I'll have to go check, I always thought this place was almost as flat as the Netherlands.
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Back on Track/New Update Pg. 1&8

Postby pepperonibread on Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:39 pm

MeDeFe wrote:There are mountains north of Münster? I'll have to go check, I always thought this place was almost as flat as the Netherlands.


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Definitely not the alps, but I think this is good enough knowing we need to keep the map's gameplay the same.

And an update should come sometime this weekend guys.
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Back on Track/New Update Pg. 1&8

Postby pepperonibread on Fri Jul 04, 2008 9:36 pm

Alright guys, new update:

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Changes:
-Most people didn't like the flag, so I replaced it with the german arms and motto.
-I kept the mini-map, but the continent names are now inside it instead of around the rest of the map. I think this is easier to understand, and a few people didn't like the previous arrangement anyway.
-The mountains are flattened a bit, to make them less pointy and at odd angles.
-On the right, I added a small legend showing the two kinds of impassables, rivers and mountains. A bit obvious, but someone suggested it and I think it fits the space nicely.
-Replaced the Pfalz territory with Mainz.
-I stretched the title slightly because there's more room now.
-The yellow army numbers have been replaced with all different colors, like cairns suggested.

To do:
-I'm still toying with the coat of arms, so comments on this would be good.
-Edbeard suggested making the continent colors' order match that of the german flag, similar to the mexico map (viewtopic.php?f=10&t=42232&st=0&sk=t&sd=a). I didn't get around to doing this, but expect something on it next update.
-Comments?
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - New Update July 3 Pgs. 1&9

Postby edbeard on Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:00 pm

all the changes are good

The only thing I was looking forward to seeing was the continent colour change though
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - New Update July 3 Pgs. 1&9 [Gp]

Postby lanyards on Sat Jul 05, 2008 6:12 pm

The motto is a little hard to read. I think I like it better with just the symbol without the motto overtop of it. The rest of the map is :shock: delicious.

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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - New Update July 3 Pgs. 1&9 [Gp]

Postby pepperonibread on Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:39 pm

lanyards wrote:The motto is a little hard to read. I think I like it better with just the symbol without the motto overtop of it. The rest of the map is :shock: delicious.

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Thanks lanyards :) I'll try and work with this.
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - New Update July 3 Pgs. 1&9 [Gp]

Postby ZeakCytho on Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:52 pm

I think the whole crest needs work. It just doesn't have the same elegant feel that the rest of the map has.

Also, considering the significant changes for the better you're making, maybe make your signature the same size as Hoff's?
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - New Update July 3 Pgs. 1&9 [Gp]

Postby pepperonibread on Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:58 pm

ZeakCytho wrote:I think the whole crest needs work. It just doesn't have the same elegant feel that the rest of the map has.

Also, considering the significant changes for the better you're making, maybe make your signature the same size as Hoff's?


I'd have to agree to an extent, I'm still trying to get it to "fit" with the rest of the map.
As for my sig, that's ok, I think I graphically like it how it is now. Maybe a bit bigger tho :D
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - New Update July 3 Pgs. 1&9 [Gp]

Postby AndyDufresne on Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:01 pm

I've always endorsed small, out of the way signatures. :)

Over all it is looking good. Consider adding another mountain near Munster and Kassel, so it doesn't appear that Munster and Gott. have a route. (Maybe even slightly nudge the mountain on the left end, so it is more flush against the playable area border, if that makes sense.)

Perhaps consider adding a line under "Impassables."

I'm not sure if it is just me, but in the Baden and Sachsen continents (and perhaps even Nord and Bayern too)...the background image seems more difficult to see when compared to Preu and Rhein continents.


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