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Postby gavin_sidhu on Sun Sep 24, 2006 8:34 am

Telvannia wrote:i will keep trying though seeing if i can find what is wrong with it
If its too hard, dont worry, I can work around it.
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Postby happysadfun on Fri Sep 29, 2006 5:54 pm

gavin_sidhu wrote:Image
Just adding it to this page
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Postby happysadfun on Fri Sep 29, 2006 5:59 pm

btw, can aksai chin attack northern areas, and can northern areas attack badakhshah? and there's an imaginary territory above bengladesh and between w bengal and assam
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Postby gavin_sidhu on Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:07 pm

That imaginary territory is part of West Bengal, the one way arrow sorta split it. Will fix.

Edit coming soon. Working on getting rid of the jaggedness is in the country borders, expanding the size of the small countries and getting better uncrossables (nobody cares about accuracy of uncrossables do they?)
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Postby happysadfun on Sat Sep 30, 2006 7:59 am

yeah. it would work better if you showed all of the ganges or whatever that river is, and put in bridges.
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Postby gavin_sidhu on Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:49 pm

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Pick a font. Used happysadfun's mountains, thanks.
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Postby gavin_sidhu on Sat Oct 14, 2006 2:13 am

wow, what a response... Lucky this wasnt the only forum i posted it in.

Other people have said that Andhra Pradesh, Sri Lanka, Maharashtra, Kabul, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh as well as the original which is all over the map.
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Postby happysadfun on Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:03 am

Sri Lanka's font is best.
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Postby mightyal on Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:27 am

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Postby Marvaddin on Sun Oct 15, 2006 1:53 pm

Really, this map is not attractive to many people, by the way...
About the font, I would go with Lakshadweep or Madhya.
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Postby reverend_kyle on Sun Oct 15, 2006 3:47 pm

ok.. gavin I've learned something... Gimp blows for making text... I suggest you do everything that I did on my france map. .and while you are trying to beautify it.. you switch to a trial of photoshop.. It comes with image ready which functions as photoshop quite well actually... and use that to pretty it up.



Then do a nice drop shadow.
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Postby gavin_sidhu on Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:32 am

Marvaddin wrote:Really, this map is not attractive to many people, by the way...
About the font, I would go with Lakshadweep or Madhya.
by attractive do you mean appealing? Attractiveness i can fix, appeal is a little harder to change.

Ive sorta figured this map lacks appeal (don't really know why, they're all killing each other in real life.) Should i just quit? I think i might work on this map silently and post update when i think its closer to being finished, if ppl like it, it gets quenched, if ppl dont I'll print out a copy and play when friends come ova.
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Postby mightyal on Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:02 am

I find this map appealing.

What do you think about exending the Afghanistan & Pakistan concept by splitting The Troubled North in half?
ie. 1 army each for either Indian Controlled North (J&K, HP and AC) or Pakistan Controlled North; 5 for holding both.

Or you could offer a 5 bonus for holding any 2 of the 4 continents with 1 bonus.
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Postby gavin_sidhu on Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:21 am

mightyal wrote:I find this map appealing.

What do you think about exending the Afghanistan & Pakistan concept by splitting The Troubled North in half?
ie. 1 army each for either Indian Controlled North (J&K, HP and AC) or Pakistan Controlled North; 5 for holding both.

Or you could offer a 5 bonus for holding any 2 of the 4 continents with 1 bonus.
In the troubled north i have (even though its not written there) a rule which allows any country in the region to attack any other country in the region eg. Badakshan could attack Himachal Pradesh. Also if i split the north up like that it wouldn't be too geographically correct, Badakhshan is part of Afghanistan and AC although claimed by india, is occupied by China. I think your idea about the 5 bonuses for holding 2 subcontinents is good but i dont think it will work with this map because the area is not in the centre of the map, but off to one side.
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Postby mightyal on Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:42 am

I realise that my names for the sub-continents are poor; they were just the first ones that came into my head that made my subdivision obvious. The reasoning behind the idea was that it matches the reality on the ground. The whole area's a warzone seething with troops.

But, I do see your point about playability. With cc's random troop placement, it would be too likely to give someone a huge advantage.

I'd forgotten about all countries in The Troubled North being able to attack each other. That's a great idea; you should have a symbol (suicide bomber IMO) on each country to emphasize that and state on the legend what the symbol means.
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Postby gavin_sidhu on Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:46 am

mightyal wrote:I'd forgotten about all countries in The Troubled North being able to attack each other. That's a great idea; you should have a symbol (suicide bomber IMO) on each country to emphasize that and state on the legend what the symbol means.

Was thinking about using something like this in the key, but its too small and im pretty sure its copy-writed.
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Postby mightyal on Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:59 am

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Postby reverend_kyle on Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:15 am

I find appeal to this map.. attractiveness. no. The first one was best but it seems to get worse each update..
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Postby mightyal on Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:39 am

I agree that the original version looked best. The rivers are really ugly at the moment. Tamriel has nice rivers (the water texture is good too). I think the shadows really help, as does the narrowing as the rivers near their source.
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Postby reverend_kyle on Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:43 am

nah his latest update has good rivers.. very north america esque.. although I maintain that for aesthetic things you get photoshop.. alot more options.. drawing borders gimp is a must.
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Postby happysadfun on Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:23 pm

you could take away some of burma. because not all of it's subcontinental, and since it's a region map and not a country map, you don't have to be totally accurate. it would even work if you just made it a view, like this view:
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Postby gavin_sidhu on Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:38 am

I think ill keep burma as is.

To Happysadfun: Could u plz edit ur picture out, it being so large makes it so annoying to read any other posts.

U sure reverend_kyle, i tried using photoshop (albeit only for 5 minutes without reading the instructions) nd found it had pretty much the same things as GIMP.
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Postby reverend_kyle on Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:53 am

gavin_sidhu wrote:I think ill keep burma as is.

To Happysadfun: Could u plz edit ur picture out, it being so large makes it so annoying to read any other posts.

U sure reverend_kyle, i tried using photoshop (albeit only for 5 minutes without reading the instructions) nd found it had pretty much the same things as GIMP.



have you tried layer effects? maybe its because I know photoshop like the back of my hand but drop shadow bevel and emboss all much improved on photoshop.
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Postby happysadfun on Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:21 pm

Inkscape has good transparency and good layers. That's all that's good about it. My computer can't install GIMP, eventho it's w2000. So I'm currently using inkscape. it sucks.
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Postby AndrewLC on Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:57 am

gavin_sidhu wrote:Image

Pick a font. Used happysadfun's mountains, thanks.

It needs colour.
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