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Re: Generic Themepark Map / Silver Dollar City / Branson Mis

Postby Victor Sullivan on Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:36 pm

lostatlimbo wrote:If I recall correctly, there is an XML update called the "Key" that requires you to hold one territory in order to attack another.

It might be fun to use this and require players to hold a Ticket Booth in order to attack a roller coaster.

It's a feature on the wish list.

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Re: Generic Themepark Map / Silver Dollar City / Branson Mis

Postby Crazy Frog on Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:08 pm

That is a great idea... "Key" the rides with the ticket booths..

Ok... now try this: Player must Hold Security station and Main office in order to control a Security guard = Control Security Guard to Close any ticket booth. (battle down the number of troops to gain control) ( Maybe: the Security Guard returns to N3 at end of each turn)

I was playing with an arial photo of a theme park we have here in Recife Brazil... its a very small... fairly simple layout. and could be used for the basic concept... the Park is called Mirabilandia.... Nice name for a map I think.
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Re: Generic Themepark Map "Mirabilandia"

Postby Crazy Frog on Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:25 pm

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Re: Generic Themepark Map / Silver Dollar City / Branson Mis

Postby Crazy Frog on Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:48 pm

This is a park that is pretty simple layout. Its a satellite photo with a few beginning labels on it... Just for a sort of foundational idea...

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid= ... =1&theater
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Re: Generic Themepark Map / Silver Dollar City / Branson Mis

Postby Crazy Frog on Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:19 pm

How can I post the map Im working on into here???? Its Jpeg???
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Re: Generic Themepark Map / Silver Dollar City / Branson Mis

Postby thehippo8 on Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:52 pm

Use photobucket or flikr and do a link.
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Re: Generic Themepark Map / Silver Dollar City / Branson Mis

Postby isaiah40 on Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:43 am

Or you can use Imageshack.
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Re: Generic Themepark Map / Silver Dollar City / Branson Mis

Postby Crazy Frog on Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:43 pm

ok... lets try this?
[img][BigImg]
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/26 ... hoto3.jpg/[/BigImg][/img]
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Re: Generic Themepark Map / Silver Dollar City / Branson Mis

Postby thehippo8 on Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:24 pm

if you are connecting to an image try then you need to link to the actual image not the webpage... if all else fails right click your page and search for the actual image ... which for you was http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/7751 ... photo3.jpg ... only then will it properly work with the image brackets (here I used the BigImg bracketing) ...

Click image to enlarge.
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Also You may want to look at some quality image manipulation software - I recomment Inkscape as it is free and relatively easy to learn - do the online tutorials
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Re: Generic Themepark Map / Silver Dollar City / Branson Mis

Postby Crazy Frog on Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:20 am

Whaaa???? You no like my Paintbrush??? Wharongwitchu??? :-)

Just kidding... Ill check the Inkscape out:-)

This was just a sort of attempt at the idea... really so someone else can visualize it and maybe do some play with it too...

I got another idea coming on that might would be fun too.... But its for a different map:-)
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Re: Generic Themepark Map / Silver Dollar City / Branson Mis

Postby Crazy Frog on Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:46 am

Wow inkscape has allot of features.. looks like it would do allot...
But it is allot more complicated than paintbrush...

The simplest thing... like painting a line... becomes a major issue...

I have Coral Draw somewhere in this computer too... I wonder if it would work for this??? That one is complicated too...
Im just not very grafix program oriented I guess...
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Re: Generic Themepark Map / Silver Dollar City / Branson Mis

Postby natty dread on Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:02 am

Um... Inkscape?

No offense, but Inkscape is not going to be sufficient to create the kind of graphics you need for a CC map. Inkscape is a vector graphics software, I sometimes use it to draw the map shape and then import the vectors to GIMP but you can't do any advanced graphics effects on it.

If you need a free graphics software, download GIMP.
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Re: Generic Themepark Map / Silver Dollar City / Branson Mis

Postby Crazy Frog on Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:27 pm

Yeah I think I have GIMP too... I wonder why they are all so much more complicated than Paintbrush... Its like to do the simplest thing becomes a run around... You cant just click what you want and do it...:-( Sort of Aggravated with it at the moment.

I just checked I have Gimp 2...???
I need to take a tutorial class on one of these programs I guess...
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Re: Generic Themepark Map / Silver Dollar City / Branson Mis

Postby thehippo8 on Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:41 pm

Crazy Frog wrote:Yeah I think I have GIMP too... I wonder why they are all so much more complicated than Paintbrush... Its like to do the simplest thing becomes a run around... You cant just click what you want and do it...:-( Sort of Aggravated with it at the moment.

I just checked I have Gimp 2...???
I need to take a tutorial class on one of these programs I guess...


The difference is massive. Rastor graphics look dreadful when made bigger, vector graphics give clean crisp lines. I am interested in why Natty dislikes Inkscape and will have a think about that myself. But certainly Paint is so easy ... just so bad!
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Re: Generic Themepark Map / Silver Dollar City / Branson Mis

Postby Crazy Frog on Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:07 am

Paint is simple yes.. Just a few tools to learn...
But it is also Intuitive...

You just click what you need and do it.

Why are these other programs so complicated that you do not even have a paint pallet that you can easily click and work with?
Im sure it is there somewhere... but being the most often used tools... COLORS, Lines, Fonts and Shades should be in one easy to use box...
Simplicity would sell.
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Re: Generic Themepark Map / Silver Dollar City / Branson Mis

Postby natty dread on Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:12 am

thehippo8 wrote:The difference is massive. Rastor graphics look dreadful when made bigger, vector graphics give clean crisp lines. I am interested in why Natty dislikes Inkscape and will have a think about that myself. But certainly Paint is so easy ... just so bad!


Because Inkscape lacks any serious graphical effects and filters. It does have the ability to embed bitmaps and it does have some filters but they're very primitive (no adjustments of any kind) and you can't mask the bitmaps or do much anything to them except slap them on the image. You can't apply textures, you can't do any serious lighting or distortion effects, etc.

Inkscape is good for designing simple, stylistic graphics but it's not enough for serious graphical work. It's also useful for drawing the borders etc. of a map, then importing the paths to GIMP and using them there to draw the actual graphics. I like the freehand vector drawing tool of inkscape, it's great for doing land shapes and borders.

It is true that you can't upscale bitmap graphics. That however is just a feature of them, you are supposed to create the large image first anyway so that you won't have to upscale them.

Crazy Frog wrote:I wonder why they are all so much more complicated than Paintbrush...


That's like asking why a grand piano has more keys than a "My First Piano". It's because one is a serious tool meant for actual work, and the other is a toy, that can possibly be used to learn the basics but isn't good enough for any serious work.
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Re: Generic Themepark Map / Silver Dollar City / Branson Mis

Postby Crazy Frog on Thu May 03, 2012 3:28 pm

That is good... real good...
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