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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Images pg. 1

Postby pepperonibread on Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:02 am

mibi wrote:this map looks great and is a real improvement but I would like to see the black/red/gold reintroduced. The current Germany map sucks in terms of graphics but with such bold and present colors it was undeniably German. Aside from the type, there isn't a whole lot German about it.


Alright, sounds good. Because of the width change and the major border changes, basically this whole map is going to be redone. So I'll have a lot of time to add in some more german flavor.
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Images pg. 1

Postby pepperonibread on Sat Mar 29, 2008 6:43 pm

Alright guys, after doing some more research, here's the draft I came up with:

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Like it was suggested, the "continents" now all align with the state borders of Germany. But because the borders were changed so much (the shape of the borders only, no gameplay changes), I needed to change the names of some of the territories. This is what I'd like comments on (from Germans, if possible). I need as accurate names as possible. Once all this stuff is ironed out, I'll begin working on applying these changes to the "graphically enhanced" version.
Also, no umlauts yet, so don't mind that.
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Postby Unit_2 on Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:08 pm

With a revamp you can only make differnt graphic changes not gameplay.
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Draft of New Borders Pg. 4

Postby Kaplowitz on Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:13 pm

It it plays the same way then its fine.
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Postby pepperonibread on Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:21 pm

Unit_2 wrote:With a revamp you can only make differnt graphic changes not gameplay.


Kaplowitz wrote:It it plays the same way then its fine.


Sorry guys, guess I didn't explain well enough. The shape of the borders has changed, but the gameplay is all the same. Just like my first draft and the original map. I'll edit my previous post.
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Postby iancanton on Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:00 pm

i've had time to have a quick look at baden-württemberg and rheinhessen and i think the following four changes are logical:

replace purple munchen by stuttgart (there are two munchens just now!);
replace pforzheim (town) by karlsruhe (city);
replace kassel (city) by dortmund (one of germany's largest cities);
replace fulda (town) by kassel (city).

do our german members agree?

i also notice that the east german river (blue impassable) still needs to be replaced by mountains (brown impassable).

ian. :)
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Postby pepperonibread on Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:57 pm

iancanton wrote:i've had time to have a quick look at baden-württemberg and rheinhessen and i think the following four changes are logical:

replace purple munchen by stuttgart (there are two munchens just now!);
replace pforzheim (town) by karlsruhe (city);
replace kassel (city) by dortmund (one of germany's largest cities);
replace fulda (town) by kassel (city).

do our german members agree?

i also notice that the east german river (blue impassable) still needs to be replaced by mountains (brown impassable).

ian. :)


Sounds good... I've no idea how that 2nd Munchen got there :)
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Draft of New Borders Pg. 4

Postby pepperonibread on Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:47 pm

Ok. I updated my earlier post with ian's suggestions. I'll post in the German forum and see if I can get some input from there.
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Draft of New Borders Pg. 4

Postby wicked on Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:08 pm

Are you kidding me??? The colors on that are horrid. Put down the crayons! Seriously, the coloring on the Germany map is great, I love it, don't f*ck it up with those absurd bright colors! Please no!

Also, the text looks horrible!! I don't even know where to start to suggest changes.

Ok, apparently there are two drafts? WTF? which one are you working on dude? It's impossible to comment!! Scrap whatever crap is on this page and go back to the other draft and let's comment on that, eh?
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Draft of New Borders Pg. 4

Postby pepperonibread on Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:27 pm

wicked wrote:Are you kidding me??? The colors on that are horrid. Put down the crayons! Seriously, the coloring on the Germany map is great, I love it, don't f*ck it up with those absurd bright colors! Please no!

Also, the text looks horrible!! I don't even know where to start to suggest changes.

Ok, apparently there are two drafts? WTF? which one are you working on dude? It's impossible to comment!! Scrap whatever crap is on this page and go back to the other draft and let's comment on that, eh?


Sorry about the confusion. I mostly need comments on accuracy right now, as our German members aren't satisfied with my original map (http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w108 ... ny000L.jpg). Because of the major changes, I put up a draft with more accurate borders, as I want to get the borders/country names down before redoing the good graphics version.
I'll clarify this on the 1st post :)
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Draft of New Borders Pg. 4

Postby gimil on Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:28 pm

Condeme thy with little faith in pep's abilities ;)
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Draft of New Borders Pg. 4

Postby wicked on Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:34 pm

Oh so we shouldn't comment, rather just "trust" the mapmakers to make a good map? lol sure would be a quicker process. :roll:

Anyway, thanks for the clarification pepper. Probably best not the put "draft" on the map though, as someone just seeing the thread would think that's the real map, like I did. Maybe "THIS IS NOT THE REAL DRAFT" or something like that. I'll wait to comment on the real draft whenever you're done with the Germans. I still think the Disney colors on the real draft are a bit much.
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Draft of New Borders Pg. 4

Postby gimil on Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:43 pm

wicked wrote:Oh so we shouldn't comment, rather just "trust" the mapmakers to make a good map? lol sure would be a quicker process. :roll:


I don't believe I said that . . .
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Draft of New Borders Pg. 4

Postby tenio on Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:27 pm

Can you explain why there are to copies of the map?

the one on the photobucket looks great, why do you have this one drawn in paint or something?
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Draft of New Borders Pg. 4

Postby pepperonibread on Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:42 pm

tenio wrote:Can you explain why there are to copies of the map?

the one on the photobucket looks great, why do you have this one drawn in paint or something?


I need to change the shape of the borders somewhat, so they will better reflect the borders of the actual german states. I'm getting feedback on that now. This won't affect the gameplay at all, but once these borders are decided on, I'll apply them to the better graphics version on photobucket :)
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