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Re: Mega USA Map [20 Sept 2011] V6 pg 5

Postby Criticalwinner on Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:36 am

Are you planning on doing a capital bonus or a D.C. bonus, as well as territory bonuses?
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Re: Mega USA Map [13 Sept 2011] V5 pg 4

Postby Gillipig on Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:26 pm

isaiah40 wrote:New version, hopefully it is less cluttered looking. I am currently working on the color scheme. I am working on doing the colors for each region. The Southwest bonus is done and I am working on New England.

Interstates have been reduced, along with the circles and stars. The circles are currently at 18x18, the smallest I can go on them.

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Yes less cluttered.
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Re: Mega USA Map [20 Sept 2011] V6 pg 5

Postby RjBeals on Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:49 pm

i think the glow on all the territories makes it look more cluttered. You don't need it for most of those colors.
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Re: Mega USA Map [20 Sept 2011] V6 pg 5

Postby danfrank on Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:27 am

i would not worry too much about the clutteredness , since you will also be adding road lines to connect all the cities ( i think ) .. and besides road maps are pretty cluttered anyway.i am looking forward to this one becoming playable :P
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Re: Mega USA Map [20 Sept 2011] V6 pg 5

Postby machrs on Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:19 am

COOL MAP!!! if you could it would be great to get alaska and Hawaii in the map as well... maybe a sub map!!! keep up the great work!!
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Re: Mega USA Map [20 Sept 2011] V6 pg 5

Postby Gillipig on Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:51 am

machrs wrote:COOL MAP!!! if you could it would be great to get alaska and Hawaii in the map as well... maybe a sub map!!! keep up the great work!!

Yeah I was thinking of that too. Not sure how you could fit in even with a supersize stamp. But that would really make this map even better. Hawaii will be a lot easier to fit in than Alaska. Especially if you want to keep it proportional. On second thoughts I don't think it's going to be possible to make Alaska proportional. and since you can't do that I'd say skip it all and just go with the image you have now. It will be enough trouble to fit in a mini map, or all the bonuses listed if the mini map won't be clear enough. So my vote is on skipping it.
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Re: Mega USA Map [20 Sept 2011] V6 pg 5

Postby natty dread on Sat Oct 01, 2011 3:15 am

I think it would help with the clutter if you adopted a more "road map" like style - which would also fit the theme of the map better than the current cartoonish style.

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Re: Mega USA Map [20 Sept 2011] V6 pg 5

Postby porkenbeans on Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:15 pm

The style is perfect as it is. It is after all an addition to the map pack family, ...is it not ?
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Re: Mega USA Map [20 Sept 2011] V6 pg 5

Postby natty dread on Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:36 am

Yeah... the current map pack doesn't look too good either. But since those aren't likely to be changed, and this one still can be... I see no reason to restrict the style of this map to some arbitrary specifications.
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Re: Mega USA Map [20 Sept 2011] V6 pg 5

Postby isaiah40 on Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:52 am

Just to let everyone know, I'm still working on this. Working on fitting in a mini-map and so forth, so I can possibly work in Alaska and Hawaii, since what is a MEGA USA Map without our 49th and 50th states?
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Re: Mega USA Map [20 Sept 2011] V6 pg 5

Postby koontz1973 on Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:40 am

isaiah40 wrote:Just to let everyone know, I'm still working on this. Working on fitting in a mini-map and so forth, so I can possibly work in Alaska and Hawaii, since what is a MEGA USA Map without our 49th and 50th states?


This is good news all round. :D

But I reckon when this is done, I will have to play it on my TV as my monitor is pretty small. :oops:
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Re: Mega USA Map [20 Sept 2011] V6 pg 5

Postby Victor Sullivan on Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:44 am

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isaiah40 wrote:Just to let everyone know, I'm still working on this. Working on fitting in a mini-map and so forth, so I can possibly work in Alaska and Hawaii, since what is a MEGA USA Map without our 49th and 50th states?


This is good news all round. :D

But I reckon when this is done, I will have to play it on my TV as my monitor is pretty small. :oops:

That sounds amazing. I'd love to play Conquer Club on a giant HD TV! :mrgreen:

Glad to hear this is still up-and-running! Tell Alaska and Hawaii I said hi.

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Re: Mega USA Map [20 Sept 2011] V6 pg 5

Postby porkenbeans on Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:09 pm

natty_dread wrote:Yeah... the current map pack doesn't look too good either. But since those aren't likely to be changed, and this one still can be... I see no reason to restrict the style of this map to some arbitrary specifications.
It does NOT need to follow the style exactly to a T, but it DOES need to carry the flavor of the PACK. Just so that it is obvious that they ARE related to each other.
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Re: Mega USA Map [20 Sept 2011] V6 pg 5

Postby isaiah40 on Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:43 pm

As for the clutterness of the map, I am also working on it while doing the mini-map, highways, interstates etc. Right now I have reduced the glow around the territory names (which helped tremendously), removing the outlines where the names cross them, as well as removing the highways under the names as well. So stay tuned as I should have a new version sometime this weekend.
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Re: Mega USA Map [20 Sept 2011] V6 pg 5

Postby porkenbeans on Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:54 pm

desaturate the colors of the land and lighten and brighten the roads. This should help out in your quest to declutter. Also sense your circles and stars are over the top of the roads mostly, it would be appropriate to drop shadow them as well.
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