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Re: The Conquer 500 [GP] - Map & Gameplay Updated

Postby dolomite13 on Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:47 am

Huge project at work end later this week ... updated imminent!!!

besides some missing terminology and the search for a better background ... anyone else have any suggestions for graphics?

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Re: The Conquer 500 [GP] - Map & Gameplay Updated

Postby natty dread on Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:02 am

The checkered flag next to the title looks pixelated.
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Re: The Conquer 500 [GP] - Map & Gameplay Updated

Postby Victor Sullivan on Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:45 pm

I concur. The smiley face, too. Does that smiley guy have more than five fingers? It looks like it.
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Re: The Conquer 500 [GP] - Map & Gameplay Updated

Postby RedBaron0 on Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:08 pm

The smiley face is lame in my opinion, this isn't walmart...
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Re: The Conquer 500 [GP] - Map & Gameplay Updated

Postby natty dread on Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:20 pm

For the smileyface: give him a racing helmet and a wicked grin.

Make him less like :)

and more like :twisted:
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Re: The Conquer 500 [GP] - Map & Gameplay Updated

Postby RedBaron0 on Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:10 pm

It would fit better anyways... I'd prefer altogether gone and replaced by something more in line with the theme.
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Re: The Conquer 500 [GP] - Map & Gameplay Updated

Postby dolomite13 on Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:00 pm

RedBaron0 wrote:It would fit better anyways... I'd prefer altogether gone and replaced by something more in line with the theme.
Maybe just a trophy
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Re: The Conquer 500 [GP] - Map & Gameplay Updated

Postby iancanton on Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:39 pm

natty_dread wrote:For the smileyface: give him a racing helmet and a wicked grin.

Make him less like :)

and more like :twisted:

i rather like the smiley face too, especially with natty's suggestions.

the +40 bonus can be made clearer by wording it as +40 if you hold a track location in all 10 segments. don't forget to add for holding any number of regions +3 or something similar.

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Re: The Conquer 500 [GP] - Map & Gameplay Updated

Postby dolomite13 on Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:27 pm

Here are two possible background images... any thoughts as to which looks best?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/30827466@N07/4954919373/

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Re: The Conquer 500 [GP] - Map & Gameplay Updated

Postby natty dread on Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:29 pm

Both images are public domain, right? (in which case I like the 2nd one better)
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Re: The Conquer 500 [GP] - Map & Gameplay Updated

Postby Victor Sullivan on Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:44 pm

natty_dread wrote:Both images are public domain, right? (in which case I like the 2nd one better)

I agree with Dr. Dread.
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Re: The Conquer 500 [GP] - Map & Gameplay Updated

Postby RedBaron0 on Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:46 pm

ditto on the the second one
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Re: The Conquer 500 [GP] - Map & Gameplay Updated

Postby ender516 on Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:48 pm

My vote goes to #2 as well.
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Re: The Conquer 500 [GP] - Map & Gameplay Updated

Postby dolomite13 on Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:25 pm

natty_dread wrote:Both images are public domain, right? (in which case I like the 2nd one better)
Yes the research I did into the photos shows them to be from non copyright no charge royalty free locations and I have manipulated them almost like using pieces of a photo as a storyboard for the final image.

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Re: The Conquer 500 [GP] - Map & Gameplay Updated

Postby iancanton on Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:05 am

ender516 wrote:My vote goes to #2 as well.

the presence of the car images in the background adds to the atmosphere. if u can do so easily, then remove the start-finish line from the background picture, since it's at odds with the layout of the conquer 500's track.

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Re: The Conquer 500 [GP] - Background Image Discussion

Postby 00iCon on Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:50 am

i also say the second, despite not having followed this since page 3...
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Re: The Conquer 500 [GP] - Many Updates

Postby dolomite13 on Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:24 pm

Latest Update
- Cleaned up the background a bit
- Made the car areas and the unit circles stand out more
- Updated some text in the key
- Changed the pit row unit circle from a hexagon to crossed wrenches.
- Added text denoting "no standard territory bonus"
- Cleaned up checkered flag images
- Removed happy face guy

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Re: The Conquer 500 [GP] - Many Updates

Postby iancanton on Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:12 am

dolomite13 wrote:Added text denoting "no standard territory bonus"

located in the track infield, this is rather hard to find. a more logical place is in the legend, which does mean moving some text to fit it in.

the crossed wrenches immediately made me think of a skull-and-crossbones. a nice touch!

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Re: The Conquer 500 [GP] - Background Image Discussion

Postby Victor Sullivan on Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:26 am

You think the "No Territory Bonus" could go elsewhere? It just seems like the middle of the track is a distracting place to put that.
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Re: The Conquer 500 [GP] - Background Image Discussion

Postby natty dread on Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:59 am

Agree with above, also the legend still has the old icon of the pit row.
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Re: The Conquer 500 [GP] - Background Image Discussion

Postby dolomite13 on Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:20 am

natty_dread wrote:Agree with above, also the legend still has the old icon of the pit row.


Will fix both in next update =) I also noticed some small issues with readability around the map I will try and fix.

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Re: The Conquer 500 [GP] - Background Image Discussion

Postby ender516 on Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:32 am

When I went looking for "No standard territory bonus", I scanned all over the map, and nearly gave up and posted that it wasn't there. I don't quite know why, but it seems like it is hidden in plain sight. I think, if possible, it should go in the legend. If not, perhaps directly beneath the title? If the Pit Crews, Pit Row and the track itself were all shifted down a bit, there would be room, and it would be more likely to be read, right after reading the title.

Also, since the Winner's Circle and the Pit Row are single territories, the legend should say "- Bombards" and "- Assaults".
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Re: The Conquer 500 [GP] - Background Image Discussion

Postby dolomite13 on Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:00 pm

ender516 wrote:When I went looking for "No standard territory bonus", I scanned all over the map, and nearly gave up and posted that it wasn't there. I don't quite know why, but it seems like it is hidden in plain sight. I think, if possible, it should go in the legend. If not, perhaps directly beneath the title? If the Pit Crews, Pit Row and the track itself were all shifted down a bit, there would be room, and it would be more likely to be read, right after reading the title.

Also, since the Winner's Circle and the Pit Row are single territories, the legend should say "- Bombards" and "- Assaults".


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Re: The Conquer 500 [GP] - Background Image Discussion

Postby dolomite13 on Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:28 am

What do folks think about the the pit equipment and car condition icons and colors?

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Re: The Conquer 500 [GP] - Background Image Discussion

Postby Victor Sullivan on Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:19 pm

For the colors of the cars, is there a reason why they're not ordered in the standard CC way (y'know, 1-red, 2-green, 3-blue, etc.)?
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