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Re: England Map [D, GP] p1/26 - Final Graphics? Big+Small

Postby MrBenn on Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:25 pm

I've been making some tweaks to the small map, but haven't had enough time to get something that I'm completely satisfied with yet.

The third lion (bottom one) is often smaller than the first two, especially as they're more commonly seen on a shield (which shrinks towards the bottom)... and he needs to be smaller so as to not overlap the land...

I'll be ironing out some of the discrepencies in abbreviations (ie the full-stop in Notts.) too...

Keep watching this space ;-)
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Re: England Map [D, GP] p1/25 - Finalising graphics

Postby cairnswk on Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:35 pm

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I know MrBenn is now busy, and that he has some things he wants to do with this map...but i think it deserves a bump to remind people that it's still here... :)
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Re: England Map [D, GP] p1/26 - Final Graphics? Big+Small

Postby MrBenn on Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:07 pm

Woohoo... at long last I've got around to publishing an update...

I can;t really remember all the things I've done - most of them are silly little tweaks that you probably wouldn't notice unless I pointed them out in any case :lol:

The most notable thing I've done is to change the font on the small map to make it easier to read (although it's a very similar typeface to the one I was using in any case) and less blurry.

The third lion will stay slightly smaller than the other two (only on the small map), because it looks stupid if I shrink the others down to be the same size - and if I make the smallest lion any bigger, then he (his name is Dexter) will overlap the land.

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Re: England Map [D, GP] p1/26 - Final Graphics? Big+Small

Postby the.killing.44 on Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:52 pm

*sticks tongue out at Benn*

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Re: England Map [D, GP] p1/26 - Final Graphics? Big+Small

Postby cairnswk on Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:52 pm

MrBenn, nice update. :)
Is there any reason why the white lines in the background are clearer in the South-East than in most other continents.
In some , i can't see any.
To that extent, is the transparency consistant on all continents.
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Re: England Map [D, GP] p1/26 - Final Graphics? Big+Small

Postby MrBenn on Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:10 pm

cairnswk wrote:MrBenn, nice update. :)
Is there any reason why the white lines in the background are clearer in the South-East than in most other continents.
In some , i can't see any.
To that extent, is the transparency consistant on all continents.

It's partially a trick of the eye - especially as I've tweaked the transparency to try and make them more visible in the paler regions....

I'll have another look at evening them up a bit - but there'll probably always be some optical trick on them...


edit: Thanks for the stamp \:D/
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Re: England Map [D, GP] p1/26 - Final Graphics? Big+Small

Postby Evil DIMwit on Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:18 pm

Took you long enough, man. Terrific work with all the green. 'Bout time the site got a new comedy map.*

*As a Jew I find the song "Jerusalem" inevitably hilarious.
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Re: England Map [D, GP] p1/26 - Final Graphics? Big+Small

Postby cairnswk on Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:31 pm

MrBenn wrote:
cairnswk wrote:MrBenn, nice update. :)
Is there any reason why the white lines in the background are clearer in the South-East than in most other continents.
In some , i can't see any.
To that extent, is the transparency consistant on all continents.

It's partially a trick of the eye - especially as I've tweaked the transparency to try and make them more visible in the paler regions....

I'll have another look at evening them up a bit - but there'll probably always be some optical trick on them...


OKies.
I think this can be stickied at least. =D>
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Re: England Map [D, GP] p1/26 - Final Graphics? Big+Small

Postby saaimen on Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:34 pm

Biggest change I can see, apart from the font, is leaving out that very poem... A shame.

Dost thou fear the clutter? ;)
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Re: England Map [D, GP] p1/26 - Final Graphics? Big+Small

Postby porkenbeans on Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:58 am

Just stumbled onto this map. I must say with all honesty, that, It is the prettiest map I have seen. I love the style, the color, the legibility and, ...well, just the pleasant feel of it. :D
Nice job there Mr. B. I would NOT change a thing.
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Re: England Map [D, GP] p1/26 - Final Graphics? Big+Small

Postby MrBenn on Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:40 pm

I've been fiddling around with the "white lines" in the background (it's actually the strategic roads network), and brough some more consistency between the appearance of them.

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I should probably get around to doing the XML soon :lol:
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Re: England Map [D, GP] p1/26 - Final Graphics? Big+Small

Postby MrBenn on Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:47 pm

Evil DIMwit wrote:*As a Jew I find the song "Jerusalem" inevitably hilarious.


Blake had some weird theology going on - that's for sure... Quite why some people choose to sing it at their wedding is anybody's guess :lol:
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Re: England Map [D, GP] p1/26 - Final Graphics? Big+Small

Postby Evil DIMwit on Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:00 pm

MrBenn wrote:
Evil DIMwit wrote:*As a Jew I find the song "Jerusalem" inevitably hilarious.


Blake had some weird theology going on - that's for sure... Quite why some people choose to sing it at their wedding is anybody's guess :lol:


Apparently it's attached to some old prophecy in the bible about a new Jerusalem being built. This song isn't the kookiest interpretation of that prophecy either; I've actually read of a proposal that the New Jerusalem should be an MMO-style virtual city that people can log onto and walk around...

...Maybe we should petition Lack for the relevant XML updates?
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Re: England Map [D, GP] p1/26 - Final Graphics? Big+Small

Postby MrBenn on Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:31 pm

Evil DIMwit wrote:
MrBenn wrote:
Evil DIMwit wrote:*As a Jew I find the song "Jerusalem" inevitably hilarious.


Blake had some weird theology going on - that's for sure... Quite why some people choose to sing it at their wedding is anybody's guess :lol:


Apparently it's attached to some old prophecy in the bible about a new Jerusalem being built. This song isn't the kookiest interpretation of that prophecy either; I've actually read of a proposal that the New Jerusalem should be an MMO-style virtual city that people can log onto and walk around...

...Maybe we should petition Lack for the relevant XML updates?

Somebody's probably making money from a Pseudo-Jerusalem in Second Life... :lol:
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Re: England Map [D, GP] p1/26 - Final Graphics? Big+Small

Postby 00iCon on Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:02 am

MrBenn wrote:
Evil DIMwit wrote:
MrBenn wrote:
Evil DIMwit wrote:*As a Jew I find the song "Jerusalem" inevitably hilarious.


Blake had some weird theology going on - that's for sure... Quite why some people choose to sing it at their wedding is anybody's guess :lol:


Apparently it's attached to some old prophecy in the bible about a new Jerusalem being built. This song isn't the kookiest interpretation of that prophecy either; I've actually read of a proposal that the New Jerusalem should be an MMO-style virtual city that people can log onto and walk around...

...Maybe we should petition Lack for the relevant XML updates?

Somebody's probably making money from a Pseudo-Jerusalem in Second Life... :lol:


:o A moderator posting about another game in CC! :shock: (don't look at my sig)

Excellent work, great improvement from the draft. Love the shades of green and this is the first map I've seen where the big map is actually different to the small one!
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