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Postby supermarcol on Wed Mar 15, 2006 1:06 am

Ok, if someone has a lot of time on their hand and don't know what to do, can you check through my xml and see if I did any mistakes? I don't expect anyone to do it, and I will do it a fourth time for sure before I submit it, but if you want to it would be great. The 2 things to watch for are missing countries and misspelled (or is it misspellt?) countries.

Heres the xml:
http://www.geocities.com/supermarcol/prog.txt
heres a copy of the map to look at:
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f80/supermarcol/testlarge.png

It will be out there soon!
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Postby thegrimsleeper on Wed Mar 15, 2006 1:49 am

According to the XML...

1. Nova Scotia can attack New Brunswick, but not the other way around.

2. Kenora can attack Thompson, but not the other way around.

If there are any other errors in the borders, I'll eat my hat.

I would like to point out that I was only keeping my eyes peeled for the most glaring of spelling errors (or countries whose names had been misspellED), so unless someone else who's got 15 to spare wants to go through and quadruple-check things, I'd say this one's good.

Now if only I could motivate myself to finish the damn small version of the Europe map... :(
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Postby supermarcol on Wed Mar 15, 2006 2:29 am

Thanks a lot! Hah I made a mistake and gave the wrong version as a link, so that means you missed one :P nord du quebec and north bay i think. But I hadn't seen NB and nova scotia so thanks a lot!
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Postby Derwiddle on Wed Mar 15, 2006 10:50 am

Looks awesome! I can't wait to play it!

Great job supermarcol! :)
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Postby supermarcol on Fri Mar 17, 2006 6:19 pm

Well folks, its done. Its up to the man from upstairs now... 8)
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Postby amandahugandkiss on Sat Mar 18, 2006 11:28 pm

WhaT program did you use???

I'm taking your advice and working on an NYC map, but what should I use instead of paint, is it possible for me to hand draw the map then scan??? I can draw, I'm just not familiar with computer graphics programs
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Postby supermarcol on Sat Mar 18, 2006 11:34 pm

You could probably do this, but it would be hard to edit the map afterwards. One of my advantage is that I used one of these computer pen, so it was easier to draw the map. As for what program I used, I used flash... not a very good choice, I just happen to know how it works. What you want for a good mapmaking graphic editor is the ability to work with layers. You can do that in photoshop, its just that photoshop is hard to learn (i should have done my map in photoshop, but i was too lazy to learn it hah). It is possible to make your map in paint, but it would also be hard, and unless you spend a lot of time on it it wouldn't look very professional. My suggestion is the following: get yourself some :shock: illegal :shock: copy of photoshop, google for a basic tutorial or check if one is included and you should be able to start your map. I think that what is the most important is to get a sketch version up as soon as possible. When you actually post a map, however ugly or basic it is, you can start to receive advice from other users, and this will make your time much, much easier. But start by learning the basics of photoshop or another program like that, and then play around a bit with sketching your map.
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Postby thegrimsleeper on Sun Mar 19, 2006 1:24 am

Funny, I always found Photoshop to be fairly intuitive...

You really don't need to free-hand anything. I recommend just googling a map, then editing in Photoshop. Drawing with a mouse can be hard, but tracing is another story. Make sure you do this in a seperate layer from the background, so editing will be easier later.

You probably don't even need a full copy of Photoshop. I'm sure you can find a free trial on the internet somewhere. Another great program is JASC Paint Shop Pro.
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Postby supermarcol on Fri Mar 24, 2006 4:01 pm

Ok, for those who were complaining about the confusingness fo the canada map, I sent this new map to lack. I made everything more consitent and I took off the bubbles for the numbers. I hope it pleases all of you.

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Postby HighBorn on Fri Mar 24, 2006 4:31 pm

looks great super
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Postby cdnfireman on Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:04 pm

Not being picky or anything, but I'm in my first Canada map game, game #971591 Well I live in northern Ontario, small town near Sudbury and I know the area well. The mistake is Sudbury area and North Bay area are backwards.

Just wanted to mention it.
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Postby d.gishman on Thu Oct 04, 2007 7:21 pm

Yeah, it really should be called "James Bay" instead of "North Bay" because North Bay is more southern than Sudbury. I noticed that but i forgot to mention it, thanks for bringing it up
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Postby nagerous on Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:00 pm

theres a revamp going on , don't know the specifics to your problem but you should post it there.
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Re: Canada map: Revealed! [Done]

Postby BigKofJustice on Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:13 pm

An observation from an ex-pat Newfie,

I notice the map is divided up along provincial lines and this subdivided into different regions. That being said, why would Labrador be included with Quebec, as it's part of Newfoundland & Labrador and is considered a Maritime province.

From a game play / balance perspective you could treat Newfoundland & Labrador as one region as it is in reality.

Of course this is a game...
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Re: Canada map: Revealed! [Done]

Postby WidowMakers on Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:31 pm

You 15 month bumped the thread to the old map before the revamp. WOW
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Re: Canada map: Revealed! [Done]

Postby BaldAdonis on Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:33 pm

WidowMakers wrote:You 15 month bumped the thread to the old map before the revamp. WOW

Even with the revamp, Labrador is still part of Quebec.
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Re: Canada map: Revealed! [Done]

Postby WidowMakers on Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:07 am

BaldAdonis wrote:
WidowMakers wrote:You 15 month bumped the thread to the old map before the revamp. WOW

Even with the revamp, Labrador is still part of Quebec.
Because revamps can't change game play
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Re: Canada map: Revealed! [Done]

Postby Gilligan on Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:30 am

WidowMakers wrote:
BaldAdonis wrote:
WidowMakers wrote:You 15 month bumped the thread to the old map before the revamp. WOW

Even with the revamp, Labrador is still part of Quebec.
Because revamps can't change game play


Unless the original cartographer says it's ok.
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Re: Canada map: Revealed! [Done]

Postby WidowMakers on Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:02 am

Gilligan wrote:
WidowMakers wrote:
BaldAdonis wrote:
WidowMakers wrote:You 15 month bumped the thread to the old map before the revamp. WOW

Even with the revamp, Labrador is still part of Quebec.
Because revamps can't change game play


Unless the original cartographer says it's ok.
I really don't even know if it is OK then. Because people are already used to the map and new GP messes that up.
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Re: Canada map: Revealed! [Done]

Postby notyou2 on Sun Jul 12, 2009 4:23 pm

I don't mean to be nit-picking, but the Maritimes are the provinces of NB, NS & PEI. When Newfoundland is included withe the Maritime Provinces, the correct name is The Atlantic Provinces

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Re: Canada map: Revealed! [Done]

Postby HtoOh on Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:57 am

I love the Canada map. Very nice look. My newfie friends might take issue with the fact that the NEW has been separated from the FOUNDLAND part. It's meant to be pronounced altogether. :) Re: Labrador, of course it was Quebec's but they gave it to NFLD, so it seems it should be included with it. Also, good point about the Maritimes vs the Atlantic Provinces.. Oh, and the ferry boat goes from NS to NFLD. It's a bit of a trip from PEI. :)
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Re: Canada map: Revealed! [Done]

Postby HtoOh on Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:27 am

I have started a game on the Canada map.
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Re: Canada map: Revealed! [Done]

Postby emelar on Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:59 am

supermarcol wrote:
On another note, I also built a map to play with my friends. It is not completely finished, its still missing the background. You can go see it here:

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f80/supermarcol/risk2.jpg

Thanks for all of your suggestions; thanks to all my friends who played with me on it; and a very, very special thanks to my girlfriend who helped (as in did 90% of) building my board.

VERY nice real world map.
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