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Re: Rail S America [27.12.12] V3-P2

Postby koontz1973 on Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:00 am

Quick move for you. Do not forget to PM isaiah40 for supersize.
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Re: Rail S America [27.12.12] V3-P2

Postby cairnswk on Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:11 am

koontz1973 wrote:Quick move for you. Do not forget to PM isaiah40 for supersize.

Thanks for move koontz, and supersize request done. :)
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Re: Rail S America [27.12.12] V3-P2

Postby cairnswk on Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:45 pm

cairnswk wrote:
greenoaks wrote:the red in the legend is really blurry, is that the way you want it?

No, greenoaks and thanks for dropping in...belated Xmas wishes. :)
this is possibly from the background colour, so will see about adjusting those next version. :)


greenoaks. pls refresh. i've changed that Neon Red to Tropical Pink....and it is mucho better now. :D

To Do List:
1. Get names on Brazilia and Buenos Aires stations.
2. Discuss bonuses.
3. Get approval for Super Size.

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Re: Rail S America [27.12.12] V3-P2

Postby Funkyterrance on Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:07 pm

The closest I ever came to crying when looking at a new map. You don't need to know the colors to read it! It's a beautiful thing. If this system of map labeling could be applied to all maps you would be the hero of chromatically challenged players everywhere!
I have to admit that at first glance I let out a sigh when I saw all the subtle color changes but was oh so pleasantly surprised when I noticed they didn't matter. The map could appear like Das Schloss to me but I wouldn't care as long as I could figure the bonuses easily like I can on this one. O:)

On a small side note, I would prefer that the photos were run through a paintbrush filter or something so they matched the vibe of the map better but this of course is purely a creative viewpoint.
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Re: Rail S America [27.12.12] V3-P2

Postby cairnswk on Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:49 pm

Funkyterrance wrote:The closest I ever came to crying when looking at a new map. You don't need to know the colors to read it! It's a beautiful thing. If this system of map labeling could be applied to all maps you would be the hero of chromatically challenged players everywhere!
I have to admit that at first glance I let out a sigh when I saw all the subtle color changes but was oh so pleasantly surprised when I noticed they didn't matter. The map could appear like Das Schloss to me but I wouldn't care as long as I could figure the bonuses easily like I can on this one. O:)

Pleased the system works for you FT. :D

On a small side note, I would prefer that the photos were run through a paintbrush filter or something so they matched the vibe of the map better but this of course is purely a creative viewpoint.

You mean like the ones I did in Moscow?
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Re: Rail S America [29.12.12] V4-P2 Gameplay

Postby cairnswk on Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:50 pm

Front page upadted with codes and names of towns and continents from preliminary XML, and the drop, plus names for starting neutral territories, plus prelim 88s from xml.
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Re: Rail S America [29.12.12] V5-P3 Gameplay

Postby greenoaks on Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:43 pm

i like the 'red' much better now.
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Re: Rail S America [29.12.12] V5-P3 Gameplay

Postby cairnswk on Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:12 pm

greenoaks wrote:i like the 'red' much better now.

Excellent, any other suggestions ?
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Re: Rail S America [29.12.12] V5-P3 Gameplay

Postby greenoaks on Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:21 am

i would be interested to see what FT is suggesting with the photos however i do like them the way they are.

i can't find anything to nitpick you about.
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Re: Rail S America [29.12.12] V5-P3 Gameplay

Postby cairnswk on Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:56 am

greenoaks wrote:i would be interested to see what FT is suggesting with the photos however i do like them the way they are.

OK thanks. point noted.

i can't find anything to nitpick you about.


Well have a go at this below.

I wasn't quite happy with the photos and the legend images being different.
So i've spent a few hours re-designing...not quite finished yet...but didn't want to take it any further in case no-one liked it.

As you can see Brasilia and Buenos Aires have new "building" type stations which is a departure from the previous main terminals with exception of Rail Australia.
I think this design works well allowing those images in there.

Anyway....what does everyone think?

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Re: Rail S America [29.12.12] V6-P3 Design Change?

Postby JBlombier on Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:28 am

I think the E-bonus is a bit too isolated. It'll be hard to reach for an elimination if someone has the dropped on RGS.
I've always liked Railmaps, so I hope you're gonna make another awesome one.
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Re: Rail S America [29.12.12] V6-P3 Design Change?

Postby cairnswk on Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:35 am

JBlombier wrote:I think the E-bonus is a bit too isolated. It'll be hard to reach for an elimination if someone has the dropped on RGS.
I've always liked Railmaps, so I hope you're gonna make another awesome one.

OK. I understand. Do you offer an alternative.
I could put the neutral 3 that was going on CUR down there so that nobdy gets that on the drop.
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Re: Rail S America [29.12.12] V6-P3 Design Change?

Postby koontz1973 on Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:01 am

cairns, the new photo look is nice. It brings in a sense of the older maps with the shapes but the frame can do with a lot of love (early days I know but just want to get my opinion in). Which leads me onto my next point, the terminus, the shape, or lack of one is different and nice (I always like different). But does B connect to L and N to G. This will need to be put onto the map.

To sort the E bonus out, why not connect PTM to SCB?

Falkland islands, why are they on the map? They do not have railways and certainly not owned by anyone in the region. :twisted: :mrgreen: :lol:

Overall, a good update.
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Re: Rail S America [29.12.12] V6-P3 Design Change?

Postby cairnswk on Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:04 pm

koontz1973 wrote:...
Falkland islands, why are they on the map? They do not have railways and certainly not owned by anyone in the region. :twisted: :mrgreen: :lol:

Claimed by Argentina :ugeek: ; no railways, but then there were not railways on some islands that i drew in Rail Asia either i.e. Philippines.
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Re: Rail S America [30.12.12] V7-P3 Design Change?

Postby cairnswk on Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:54 pm

koontz1973 wrote:cairns, the new photo look is nice. It brings in a sense of the older maps with the shapes but the frame can do with a lot of love (early days I know but just want to get my opinion in). Which leads me onto my next point, the terminus, the shape, or lack of one is different and nice (I always like different). But does B connect to L and N to G. This will need to be put onto the map.

To sort the E bonus out, why not connect PTM to SCB?
...
Overall, a good update.


Thanks koontz. pleased you like.

Version 7.
1. Assault and Station Name notation placed on map
2. photos a little more sorted
3. corner holders in place, that should finish the frame
4. SCB connected CNC, and RGS removed to still make 109 regions.
5. Title, sig etc in place.
6. All photos have been treated through the high quality tracing utility
7. Legend spread out a little

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