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Re: Chicago-- Updated V2.1 [Pg 2]

Postby mibi on Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:48 pm

Tisha wrote:
mibi wrote:lake Mich is still flat and ugly. Throw a nice soothing gradient in there. The rest of the map is a texture bonanza, let the eye rest somewhere.

can you give an example? because there isn't much difference between flat and soothing and restful to me..


Here you are. When the entire map, while looking cool, but is entirely filled with art, textures, filters, etc, the eye needs some space to rest and to give the image some balance. Something like this does that for me.

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Re: Chicago-- Updated V2.1 [Pg 2]

Postby whitestazn88 on Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:47 pm

mibi wrote:
Tisha wrote:
mibi wrote:lake Mich is still flat and ugly. Throw a nice soothing gradient in there. The rest of the map is a texture bonanza, let the eye rest somewhere.

can you give an example? because there isn't much difference between flat and soothing and restful to me..


Here you are. When the entire map, while looking cool, but is entirely filled with art, textures, filters, etc, the eye needs some space to rest and to give the image some balance. Something like this does that for me.

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Re: Chicago-- Updated V2.1 [Pg 2]

Postby azezzo on Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:15 am

those train lines are not Metra lines, rather they belong to the CTA.
the Metra is a different entity and runs on different tracks, goes to different locations, pretty much a suburban train line that does come into chicago. The "el" is the elevated tracks for the cta

oh, and i liked the old trees, but realize you cant make every one happy. :D
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Re: Chicago-- Updated V2.1 [Pg 2]

Postby Scott-Land on Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:28 am

azezzo wrote:those train lines are not Metra lines, rather they belong to the CTA.
the Metra is a different entity and runs on different tracks, goes to different locations, pretty much a suburban train line that does come into chicago. The "el" is the elevated tracks for the cta

oh, and i liked the old trees, but realize you cant make every one happy. :D


CTA runs the rail lines in Chicago...... it's just elevated in the downtown area- no ? Called "L, El" as slang because it runs above the streets .?
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Re: Chicago--

Postby Scott-Land on Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:43 pm

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The hole between norwood and dunning... what is that? Inconsequential, but just curious.


It's Norridge and Harwood Heights --- inside Chicago but technically not Chicago nor part of city limits.

*Mini- map still needs to be cleaned up. I just threw in the bonus colors for reference.
Changed texture of Lake Michigan and rail legend. Also Bonus colors.

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Re: Chicago-- Updated 07/01 Version 3 [Pg 3]

Postby Risky_Stud on Sat Jul 04, 2009 9:12 am

NIcely done Scott!

But where's Michael? :lol:
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Re: Chicago-- Updated 07/01 Version 3 [Pg 3]

Postby Scott-Land on Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:40 am

Risky_Stud wrote:NIcely done Scott!

But where's Michael? :lol:


Hehee-- prolly should've kept him. :D
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Re: Chicago-- Updated V2.1 [Pg 2]

Postby Wolffystyle on Sat Jul 04, 2009 12:14 pm

Scott-Land wrote:CTA runs the rail lines in Chicago...... it's just elevated in the downtown area- no ? Called "L, El" as slang because it runs above the streets .?

Uh, I don't think the Chicago Transit Authority runs Metra, and maybe if they do at some administrative level, most Chicagoans (myself included) consider the two to be separate systems.
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Re: Chicago-- Updated 07/01 Version 3 [Pg 3]

Postby Wolffystyle on Sat Jul 04, 2009 12:36 pm

Game Play comments:
    I am having a hard time initially seeing what borders what near the loop with the El tracks above the borders. Chance to make the Orange loop more realistic and a little wider so as to view the borders in the middle there?

    Same goes for the south side. What territory does the little area to east of lake calumet belong to? if it's south deering can you put the white circle right on the river there?

    Could there be a bonus for holding both airports? I'm not even sure if this is good advice. Probably not since each is already part of the El bonus. I answered my own question.

    Is norridge a territory?, there's no white circle. I don't even think it should be labeled. Screw all those who don't know its not part of chicago. The city label makes it more confusing than if it were simply unlabeled.

    Glad you took joliet out.

    Can Indiana be a territory that gives -1 troop? Just kidding, but not really, Indiana smells like shit.

Foundry Comments:
    Yea, that Metra train looks awesome, but, you don't have any metra lines on this map. Keep the el lines, they're much better, and I need the blue one to get to the loop.

    I assume back of the yards doesn't border near west side (my home) so you may want to cover the upper corner of back of the yards with more trees.

    You need to take that white line out to the east of norwood park above the river, that will help avoid confusion as to whether or not there is a territory up there.

Can I play this soon?

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Re: Chicago-- Updated 07/01 Version 3 [Pg 3]

Postby Risky_Stud on Sat Jul 04, 2009 2:14 pm

Scott-Land wrote:
Risky_Stud wrote:NIcely done Scott!

But where's Michael? :lol:


Hehee-- prolly should've kept him. :D


I was thinkin a shaded outine of him jumpin the train to the left.
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Re: Chicago-- Updated 07/01 Version 3 [Pg 3]

Postby Risky_Stud on Sat Jul 04, 2009 2:16 pm

i don't know where it is, but a small picture of soldier field would look kinda cool on the map it self.
just my opinion though. :D
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Re: Chicago-- Updated V2.1 [Pg 2]

Postby Scott-Land on Sun Jul 05, 2009 1:28 am

Wolffystyle wrote:
Scott-Land wrote:CTA runs the rail lines in Chicago...... it's just elevated in the downtown area- no ? Called "L, El" as slang because it runs above the streets .?

Uh, I don't think the Chicago Transit Authority runs Metra, and maybe if they do at some administrative level, most Chicagoans (myself included) consider the two to be separate systems.


They are two different rail systems-- both run by CTA. Prolly where I got confused. I lived in North Loop for awhile and never took the rail out of the city. And I eat ketchup on my hot dog and order thin crust pizza.... :lol:

Wolffystyle wrote:Game Play comments:
    I am having a hard time initially seeing what borders what near the loop with the El tracks above the borders. Chance to make the Orange loop more realistic and a little wider so as to view the borders in the middle there?


I was going to have a small view window of the loop station without the rails. Something like a magnifying glass but no magnifying.

Wolffystyle wrote:Same goes for the south side. What territory does the little area to east of lake calumet belong to? if it's south deering can you put the white circle right on the river there?


The north side of the territory doesn't come into play as it has 2 impassables. I had outlined the lake that allowed to see the territory division better but someone posted earlier to remove it so I did.

Wolffystyle wrote:Is norridge a territory?, there's no white circle. I don't even think it should be labeled. Screw all those who don't know its not part of chicago. The city label makes it more confusing than if it were simply unlabeled.

Glad you took joliet out.


Again I had it unmarked then went back and labeled it. Totally agree that it's better without.

Wolffystyle wrote:Foundry Comments:
    Yea, that Metra train looks awesome, but, you don't have any metra lines on this map. Keep the el lines, they're much better, and I need the blue one to get to the loop.

    I assume back of the yards doesn't border near west side (my home) so you may want to cover the upper corner of back of the yards with more trees.


Can I play this soon?

Wolffy



Back of the Yards is not accessible from West Side. It's actually adjacent to Bridgeport but that was one of the terrs I decided not to use.

Thanks for all the feedback Wolffy--
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Re: Chicago-- Updated 07/01 Version 3 [Pg 3]

Postby Scott-Land on Sun Jul 05, 2009 1:30 am

Risky_Stud wrote:
Scott-Land wrote:
Risky_Stud wrote:NIcely done Scott!

But where's Michael? :lol:


Hehee-- prolly should've kept him. :D


I was thinkin a shaded outine of him jumpin the train to the left.


Not sure if I can work it in... originally I had the mj logo shadowed on the Sear's Tower. Well I just found out I don't have a train for him to jump anymore. :lol:
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Re: Chicago-- Updated 07/01 Version 3 [Pg 3]

Postby Scott-Land on Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:33 pm

Changed quite a bit because I had taken out the Metra train.

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Re: Chicago-- [ NEW ] Version 4--Pg 3

Postby Wolffystyle on Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:08 am

Let me be the first to congratulate you on this new version of the map. Well done.

I also put ketchup on my hot dogs.
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