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Should this map be forged?

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Postby Tieryn on Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:52 am

How does it look now? I've just re-copied the faces of the keys back onto them.. I think that'll provide a standard place for the army circles...

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Also, what size should this be? 800 wide? 600?

do Army circles need to be 22px wide? I'm not sure this will fit if so :(, Is it possible to use a smaller font for army numbers in the map xml?

If I make this 600px wide, each key is approx 22px wide... if I'm going to just put the army numbers on the black background bits, I'm not going to have anywhere to put in the letters. Is it possible to have the map wider? or am I going to have to find another way around this?
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Postby Tieryn on Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:13 am

Added impassables and glow around num/caps/scroll lock lights.

Are the impassables visible enough, or do they need to be brighter?

also - are army circle necessary, a-la conquer man, if I centre the armies in the middle of the keys, with the letters in the top corner, would that be okay?
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Postby MrBenn on Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:06 am

Tieryn wrote:Also, what size should this be? 800 wide? 600?

do Army circles need to be 22px wide? I'm not sure this will fit if so :(, Is it possible to use a smaller font for army numbers in the map xml?


I suspect that you'd be better off startig with the 600px wide small map, as you'll struggle to get it all in.

Army circles tend to be about 22px diameter, although they can be bigger or smaller - that's really up to you! As far as I understand it, the important thing is to have them an even number of pixels across so that the numbers centre properly.
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Postby Tieryn on Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:11 am

*nod* looking into this a bit, you really only need a space 12px by 16px, (plus space around the edges) to hold the 88, so given that I think I'm not going to have circles, but instead have the army numbers in the blank spaces in the key, such as conquer man. I think it will look better, and will allow me to fit in the other info, such as letter name, but you're right. the 600px is probably going to be the challenge.

Also, added some fingers to put the continent bonuses on...
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Postby MrBenn on Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:17 am

Eeew... those multi-coloured fingers make me think "yuk"...
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Postby Tieryn on Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:41 am

Yeah? is it just the multi colouring? Perhaps the fingers and I just colour the fingernails???
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Postby yeti_c on Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:03 am

The Caps Lock key is missing from my keyboard... I removed it in a fit of rage...

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Postby Tieryn on Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:09 am

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Do you prefer these fingers?
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Postby Tieryn on Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:19 am

yeti_c wrote:The Caps Lock key is missing from my keyboard... I removed it in a fit of rage...

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Well then, we'll just have to put neutralkiller on the caps lock for you :P
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Postby Tieryn on Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:23 am

Okay, so I've made a 600px map... Had some trouble fitting words in, the larger map will be more detailed and better, but this is useable for those who use small maps... Is the lettering okay as is.. ? It's size 9px font, any smaller is basically mush... There's also just enough space under each letter to fit a 12x16 box, the size of an 88

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Postby InkL0sed on Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:28 am

I don't like the way you're going about the coloring and stuff... I think it would look cool if the connections were bridges or something, since the keys look like little islands.
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Postby Lone.prophet on Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:44 am

i dont like the hands plz remove them

and about the rest i dont see the continent and how the lands connect plz make that clear
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Postby bryguy on Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:51 am

i voted for the new one


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Postby Tieryn on Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:51 am

The land connections are going to be described in the space there, but essentially keys that share borders connect, except letters can only attack other letters on the same finger. This creates some impassables an an otherwise really open map. The number row and the space bar allow connections between continents.

I want to make the impassable walls something better, I was thinking brick walls or something, but haven't found a decent texture yet so I'll work on that. This is still only a day's work guys, so there's still lots to be done.
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Postby Tieryn on Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:04 am

InkL0sed wrote:I don't like the way you're going about the coloring and stuff... I think it would look cool if the connections were bridges or something, since the keys look like little islands.


If I did little bridges as connections, I could make the impassable borders rivers perhaps? :P (After spilling coke on the keyboard maybe? :P)
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Postby Kaplowitz on Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:42 am

Take the hands out
Make impassable and names white
Are you gonna have additional bonuses for making words (ie Lackattack, Victory, Conquer, etc.)?
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Postby Lone.prophet on Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:06 am

if you get lackattack you win
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Postby yeti_c on Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:23 am

Lone.prophet wrote:if you get lackattack you win


A good idea - except that Lackattack is only 5 letters...

A C L K T

"V I C T O R Y" would be better... - although that might be easier as they're only 3 groups!!

"C O N Q U E R" is better as it's more of a spread.

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Postby Lone.prophet on Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:25 am

lackattack the conquerer

L A C K T E O N Q U R

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Postby Tieryn on Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:03 pm

I've thought about this, and definately think I'll have a bonus for Conquer.

I'm also going to have a bonus for QWERTY, as well as for holding all the home keys - ASDF JKL;

There will also be bonuses for things like "Ctrl+Alt+Del", or holding all the Lock keys, and probably "Alt+Tab" as well. Commonly used shortcuts.

Can anyone think of any others that might be useful? I don't want -heaps- but if there's any particular ones, let me know.

I thought Ctrl+Z would be nice, cause sometimes I wish I could undo a move :P
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Postby Tieryn on Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:24 pm

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Taken Hands out,

I need to do something for better bonuses, but that's them for now if you can match the colours up, and see if they look appropriate. Check the draft below if you want a better idea of how things connect. I'll do up better connection parts tomorrow.. Might even re-do the colouring on the territories to give more room and hence make the font a little bigger... I think I will do this actually.. but tomorrow... Night folks

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Postby Tieryn on Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:09 pm

Redone all the colouring of keys, I think it looks much better with this outer glow than before... Easier to see links.

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Postby InkL0sed on Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:13 pm

Tieryn wrote:
InkL0sed wrote:I don't like the way you're going about the coloring and stuff... I think it would look cool if the connections were bridges or something, since the keys look like little islands.


If I did little bridges as connections, I could make the impassable borders rivers perhaps? :P (After spilling coke on the keyboard maybe? :P)


I like it :lol:
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Postby Tieryn on Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:28 pm

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Fixed up impassables, added in one and two way attack arrows. Standardised key sizes for basic keys (14 wide, so will centre the 12px 88 nicely)

Still need to find a nice way to list bonuses, and also give instructions. Will work on that a bit later, how's it looking so far?
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Postby tenio on Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:29 pm

i dont know but maybe holding teh shift key and like some of the numbers can be a bonus

(or you can make them hold both shift keys)


also I use Ctrl Escape Alot
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