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Brazil map revealed!! [Done]

Postby Marvaddin on Sun Mar 05, 2006 10:21 am

This is the link for the image:

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f44/M ... invers.gif

This is the final version for my Brazil map... at least, as I imagined it... from the last update, I added some art, and mainly, added non-crossing borders, making much better the playability (I hope :) ). The map had some problems... for example was almost impossible hold Mato Grosso continent. I studied the classic map, to do my map a more balanced one. I think its now a good map, with continents related to those in classic map:

Central Axis - Asia
Central North - Europe
Northwest - North America
Northeast - Africa
Mato Grosso - South America (more difficult, I know)
South - Oceania

Well, maybe some routes can disappear yet... maybe between Alagoas and Salvador, what do you think? Another routes?

Second, armies bonus for the continents. My suggestions, after the modifications: :wink:
Central Axis - 8
South - 2
Mato Grosso - 3
Northeast - 3
Central North - 5
Northwest - 5

The visualization is good, in my opinion. Do you see any problems? Maybe Northeast frontiers (they are covered), but I think they are pretty obvious. Suggestions? :roll:

What more should be changed? :?: :?: :?:

And, I am having trouble in resizing the image... so, if anyone can help me, I will be very happy.

And thanks to all that feedback me!! 8)
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Postby dagreatbroomhead on Sun Mar 05, 2006 10:58 am

i think the concept of the map is sound, and the troops bonuses are allocated fine, but when i look at it i don't see conquer club, i see simple middle school map.
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Postby max is gr8 on Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:10 am

dagreatbroomhead wrote:i think the concept of the map is sound, and the troops bonuses are allocated fine, but when i look at it i don't see conquer club, i see simple middle school map.



It's gr8 don't dis it it's good enough like usa isn't the best i think i's rubbish but it's OK
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Postby Marvaddin on Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:38 am

Dagreatbroomhead, I dont understand your opinion... What do you mean by "middle school map"? If I can correct the problem...

And well, I think we need accustom ourselves to new maps, dont you? :wink:
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Postby max is gr8 on Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:45 am

I'll help write the code if you want
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Postby dagreatbroomhead on Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:09 pm

let me rephrase what i meant, it came out wrong before. i meant that i really like the map and all its components and planning, but i just feel that it could be graphically designed in a stronger way.
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Postby max is gr8 on Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:15 pm

he has a point it could do with graphical improvement
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Postby Marvaddin on Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:38 pm

Well, I did the map based in the few feedback I had... I was making it with some patterns I created, but people said coloured continents are better, if its you mean.

The following link is to the first version:
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f44/M ... /total.jpg

Now, if you are talking about any final art or sort of, I did what I could with my very bad tools. The map was almost all done in paint :x (but Im sure it doesnt seems done in paint :) ). If anyone offers me help, it can be improved.

Hm, I admit, the red background hides the names a bit, and I will try correct it soon.
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Postby max is gr8 on Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:40 pm

not patterns no we mean colours they collide a bit dont they
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Postby Marvaddin on Sun Mar 05, 2006 1:12 pm

As I already said, I see a little problem between red background and countries names, and I will correct it putting a lighter red background insteas. I dont see other colour problems. Where are you seeing this?
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Postby thegrimsleeper on Sun Mar 05, 2006 1:17 pm

lackattack wrote:Something that looks like it was designed in Microsoft Paint may not make the cut.


Marvaddin wrote:The map was almost all done in paint :x


I think this is the problem people are having.

Have you thought about downloading a free trial of Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro?
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Postby Marvaddin on Sun Mar 05, 2006 6:12 pm

This post is to show you all, see:

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f44/M ... wnumbs.gif

This is my map with the numbers of armies already... This means I already edited and adjusted xml file. Sooooo... my map is already playable.

According to the poll, the problem is with visualization... I want improve it, but I need suggestions, then... maybe some help :wink: About it, I will do by myself:

1) Change red background of North Central continent for another lighter (the countries names will be more visible).
2) Change the numbers little background to another a little lighter, too (because there is a little problem with dark blue numbers).

Beyond that, I think it doesnt hurt the sight ( :) ), and is a pretty legible map (nothing confusing as Siam, and without hidden countries names, as in USA map).

If there is anyone wanting give me a hand (and sign the map, too, why not?), pm me and I send the "skeleton map" (only the frontiers).

Lack, what do you think about my map? Is it good enough?
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Postby Marvaddin on Sun Mar 12, 2006 6:27 pm

Ok, I think this is really the final version:

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f44/M ... wnumbs.png

I changed the background of Central North, and the little background for the numbers. Changed the Brazil flag, too, and I think the aspect is very better in the png format.

Im doing the small version yet (is it really necessary??), but the question is, should we put it into test? I think yes, lack can add my map to the options of new games.

Laaaaack, how about it?
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not bad marv....

Postby YP_Legend on Mon Mar 13, 2006 4:20 am

:arrow: I think it looks pretty good Marv.
If you still need a resized map image sir, i can help with that. 8)

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Postby daslight on Mon Mar 13, 2006 3:01 pm

I do not understand the borders between Central, North West, and Mato. Part of the border is a dark black line and part is a big open space. Is the open space a river? (No I do not know my Brazilian geography.) Can armies attack over the empty spaces? For example: from Madiera to Altamira?

If one can make attacks like that then personally I think it needs to be just a black line. If it is more like the U.S. map then not sure if I like it blank might be better to make them blue, if they are rivers. Or somehow showing the borders are not crossable borders.

Just my thoughts otherwise looks like it should be a fun map.
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