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Re: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - V3(p2) New Stuff

Postby Incandenza on Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:11 pm

Given that it's winter here (or as wintery as it gets in southern california), I highly doubt I managed to infect cairns... :lol:

So, I imagine that the various attack/bombard lines will be on the actual map eventually? You might want to try and make a bit more room, otherwise things could get a bit cluttered.

On the upside, it's quite a bit easier to discern between flagships, ships of the line, and frigates now.
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Re: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - V3(p2) New Stuff

Postby cairnswk on Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:31 pm

Incandenza wrote:Given that it's winter here (or as wintery as it gets in southern california), I highly doubt I managed to infect cairns... :lol:

So, I imagine that the various attack/bombard lines will be on the actual map eventually? You might want to try and make a bit more room, otherwise things could get a bit cluttered.

On the upside, it's quite a bit easier to discern between flagships, ships of the line, and frigates now.


Thanks Incandenza....cough cough <- summer flu...sniff sniff.
i think this might end up being something like Pearl Harbor with those attack lines... ;)
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Re: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - V4

Postby cairnswk on Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:35 am

cairnswk wrote:....
i think this might end up being something like Pearl Harbor with those attack lines... ;)


Below are two version with the new canon attached to the army shadow....too much if there are copious numbers of canon line going everywhere....

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Re: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - V4

Postby cairnswk on Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:38 am

without...attack lines
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i'm thinking that the map is going to look much better without attack lines....

but to notate....perhaps something like:
"any ship may attack/board any neighbouring/surrounding vessel"

that would at least alleviate the lines ;)
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Re: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - V4 - Canon and attack lines

Postby Incandenza on Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:35 am

It sure as shit looks better without attack lines, but I don't see how you're going to be able to do the map properly without them. You have pretty critical-looking attack routes with the lines that would be impossible with the "attacks neighboring ships" textual explanation. Plus "neighboring" can be interpreted quite broadly.
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Re: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - V4

Postby MrBenn on Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:35 pm

cairnswk wrote:i'm thinking that the map is going to look much better without attack lines....

but to notate....perhaps something like:
"any ship may attack/board any neighbouring/surrounding vessel"

that would at least alleviate the lines ;)

And it would be as confusing as hell...
Hell, it's confusing with the lines too! ;-)
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Re: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - V4 - Canon and attack lines

Postby whitestazn88 on Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:54 pm

Incandenza wrote:It sure as shit looks better without attack lines, but I don't see how you're going to be able to do the map properly without them. You have pretty critical-looking attack routes with the lines that would be impossible with the "attacks neighboring ships" textual explanation. Plus "neighboring" can be interpreted quite broadly.


i agree with inc on this almost all the way. the attack lines should be gone, and although the attack-routes are currently complicated, you could simplify the attack capabilities of the ships and just limit it to a radius of 1 or 2 ships (or something). the last thing i'd say is that we could denote conquering with a double cannon and bombarding with a single cannon? but that again complicates the attack-ability of some ships as well as attack lines....
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Re: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - V4

Postby cairnswk on Fri Dec 12, 2008 3:23 pm

MrBenn wrote:
cairnswk wrote:i'm thinking that the map is going to look much better without attack lines....

but to notate....perhaps something like:
"any ship may attack/board any neighbouring/surrounding vessel"

that would at least alleviate the lines ;)

And it would be as confusing as hell...
Hell, it's confusing with the lines too! ;-)

Could that be coz there are lots os ships involved MrBenn?
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Re: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - V4 - Canon and attack lines

Postby Incandenza on Fri Dec 12, 2008 4:43 pm

whitestazn88 wrote:
Incandenza wrote:It sure as shit looks better without attack lines, but I don't see how you're going to be able to do the map properly without them. You have pretty critical-looking attack routes with the lines that would be impossible with the "attacks neighboring ships" textual explanation. Plus "neighboring" can be interpreted quite broadly.


i agree with inc on this almost all the way. the attack lines should be gone, and although the attack-routes are currently complicated, you could simplify the attack capabilities of the ships and just limit it to a radius of 1 or 2 ships (or something). the last thing i'd say is that we could denote conquering with a double cannon and bombarding with a single cannon? but that again complicates the attack-ability of some ships as well as attack lines....


I think you misunderstood what I said... while the map would certainly look better without attack lines, it'll be almost impossible to make the map coherent without them.
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Re: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - V6

Postby cairnswk on Fri Dec 12, 2008 7:01 pm

Incandenza wrote:...

I think you misunderstood what I said... while the map would certainly look better without attack lines, it'll be almost impossible to make the map coherent without them.


Does this make it any easier on the eye??

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Re: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - V6(P3) - Easier Layout??

Postby The Neon Peon on Fri Dec 12, 2008 7:31 pm

Looks a lot nicer now, and the concept is really good for a map.

A few questions, though...
How can you bombard and board from each other?
Why is there need for two lines to connect some ships?
Why is the Blue commander's name different from the other two commanders?
Where are the names of some of the ships? (the one between revenge, polyphem, and defiance; southern part of the map)
Nice job on the bombarding and attack routes, but who does the ship above bombard? I think a few of the bombardments need to be cleared up.
Where are the Frigates on the map? You still have them in the legend

Overall, excellent graphics, and excellent map.
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Re: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - V6(P3) - Easier Layout??

Postby cairnswk on Fri Dec 12, 2008 9:41 pm

The Neon Peon wrote:Looks a lot nicer now, and the concept is really good for a map.

A few questions, though...
How can you bombard and board from each other?
Why is there need for two lines to connect some ships?
Why is the Blue commander's name different from the other two commanders?
Where are the names of some of the ships? (the one between revenge, polyphem, and defiance; southern part of the map)
Nice job on the bombarding and attack routes, but who does the ship above bombard? I think a few of the bombardments need to be cleared up.
Where are the Frigates on the map? You still have them in the legend

Overall, excellent graphics, and excellent map.


Yeh thanks Neon Peon...i just put this up to see what the reaction was and if it was any clearer to have it this way rather than the association listing, with/out the lines ???
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Re: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - V6(P3) - Easier Layout??

Postby yeti_c on Sat Dec 13, 2008 3:25 pm

The Neon Peon wrote:How can you bombard and board from each other?


You can't - although it is possible to state this in the XML - it will be impossible to determine which attack is which in the drop down.

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Re: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - V6(P3) - Easier Layout??

Postby yeti_c on Sat Dec 13, 2008 3:26 pm

New version much better Cairns - Removing all those names gives a lot more breathing space.

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Re: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - V6(P3) - Easier Layout??

Postby cairnswk on Sat Dec 13, 2008 5:45 pm

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The Neon Peon wrote:How can you bombard and board from each other?


You can't - although it is possible to state this in the XML - it will be impossible to determine which attack is which in the drop down.

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Oh dear. so i'll have to change some of those indicators :shock:
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Re: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - V6(P3) - Easier Layout??

Postby Mr. Squirrel on Sat Dec 13, 2008 8:27 pm

This is my first time looking at this map, but one of the major flaws I see is in the cannon bombardments. There are a few that I cannot tell who they are supposed to bombard. For example on the Argus, I can't tell whether it is bombarding Themis or Bellerplion. I also have trouble with Polyphem, Royal Sovereign, San Justo, Agamemnon, Neptune, and Bucentaure. You will need to fix their cannons to better point towards their targets.
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Re: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - V6(P3) - Easier Layout??

Postby Incandenza on Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:40 pm

Ah, that's much better.
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Re: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - V6

Postby cairnswk on Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:37 pm

Incandenza wrote:Ah, that's much better.


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Re: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - V6(P3) - Easier Layout??

Postby cairnswk on Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:45 pm

Any coments?
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Re: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - V6(P3) - Easier Layout??

Postby whitestazn88 on Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:08 pm

there's like no blue ships. although i suppose thats to reflect the fact that the brits and the spaniards kicked the crap out of napoleon?
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Re: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - V6(P3) - Easier Layout??

Postby the.killing.44 on Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:10 pm

Are you going to have the commanders (or at least some) start neutral? Because 3 terits spread out can be placed with a bonus pretty easily.
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Re: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - V6(P3) - Easier Layout??

Postby cairnswk on Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:12 pm

whitestazn88 wrote:there's like no blue ships. although i suppose thats to reflect the fact that the brits and the spaniards kicked the crap out of napoleon?

What are you talking about man....there are plenty of blue ships on the map that belong to the French.
the French and the Spanish just happen to be on the same side.
History lesson perhaps whites.... ;)
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Re: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - V6(P3) - Easier Layout??

Postby cairnswk on Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:13 pm

the.killing.44 wrote:Are you going to have the commanders (or at least some) start neutral? Because 3 terits spread out can be placed with a bonus pretty easily.

That's a possibility :)
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Re: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - V6(P3) - Easier Layout??

Postby whitestazn88 on Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:16 pm

cairnswk wrote:
whitestazn88 wrote:there's like no blue ships. although i suppose thats to reflect the fact that the brits and the spaniards kicked the crap out of napoleon?

What are you talking about man....there are plenty of blue ships on the map that belong to the French.
the French and the Spanish just happen to be on the same side.
History lesson perhaps whites.... ;)


there are a combined 31 french and spanish ships, there are 27 british ships, 16 ships are french, 15 spanish. but i think the first time i counted, i must have missed some cuz i only counted like 12 french ships

and yes, apparently i do need a history lesson lol... didn't know the french and spanish teamed up on that one. french history gets overlooked in the states cairns :oops:
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Re: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - V6(P3) - Easier Layout??

Postby cairnswk on Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:44 pm

whitestazn88 wrote:
cairnswk wrote:
whitestazn88 wrote:there's like no blue ships. although i suppose thats to reflect the fact that the brits and the spaniards kicked the crap out of napoleon?

What are you talking about man....there are plenty of blue ships on the map that belong to the French.
the French and the Spanish just happen to be on the same side.
History lesson perhaps whites.... ;)


there are a combined 31 french and spanish ships, there are 27 british ships, 16 ships are french, 15 spanish. but i think the first time i counted, i must have missed some cuz i only counted like 12 french ships

and yes, apparently i do need a history lesson lol... didn't know the french and spanish teamed up on that one. french history gets overlooked in the states cairns :oops:

cool, whites :)
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