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Re: New Zealand [8.7.12] V16-P13 GFX?

Postby x-raider on Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:52 am

isaiah40 wrote:Also, in the impassable area of the legend, you can remove lakes as I don't see any lakes that serve as an impassable.


FYI There's just one down the bottom: between Winton and Fiordland.
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Re: New Zealand [8.7.12] V16-P13 GFX?

Postby isaiah40 on Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:15 am

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isaiah40 wrote:Also, in the impassable area of the legend, you can remove lakes as I don't see any lakes that serve as an impassable.


FYI There's just one down the bottom: between Winton and Fiordland.

Ah so there is, fell free to ignore my post cairns :D
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Re: Re: New Zealand [8.7.12] V16-P13 GFX?

Postby ender516 on Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:17 pm

Strictly speaking, a lake forms part of the boundary between Te Anau and Doubtful Sound, as well.
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Re: Re: New Zealand [8.7.12] V16-P13 GFX?

Postby thehippo8 on Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:22 pm

ender516 wrote:Strictly speaking, a lake forms part of the boundary between Te Anau and Doubtful Sound, as well.

Lakes are only mountains that go downwards :lol:
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Re: New Zealand [4.8.12] V17-P14 GFX?

Postby cairnswk on Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:11 pm

isaiah40 wrote:Just one little thing, the mountains in the Nelson bonus and between North Canterbury and Marlborough are a hard to see. I can actually see them better on your color blind test. ...

thanks for comments isaiah40...is this better.
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Re: New Zealand [4.8.12] V17-P14 GFX?

Postby cairnswk on Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:51 pm

Comments anyone?
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Re: New Zealand [4.8.12] V17-P14 GFX?

Postby isaiah40 on Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:17 pm

cairnswk wrote:
isaiah40 wrote:Just one little thing, the mountains in the Nelson bonus and between North Canterbury and Marlborough are a hard to see. I can actually see them better on your color blind test. ...

thanks for comments isaiah40...is this better.

Sorry yes much better!
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Re: New Zealand [4.8.12] V17-P14 GFX?

Postby cairnswk on Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:51 pm

isaiah40 wrote:
cairnswk wrote:
isaiah40 wrote:Just one little thing, the mountains in the Nelson bonus and between North Canterbury and Marlborough are a hard to see. I can actually see them better on your color blind test. ...

thanks for comments isaiah40...is this better.

Sorry yes much better!

Thanks isaiah40+ :lol:
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Re: Re: New Zealand [4.8.12] V17-P14 GFX?

Postby thehippo8 on Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:14 pm

When can we play it?
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Re: Re: New Zealand [4.8.12] V17-P14 GFX?

Postby cairnswk on Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:57 pm

thehippo8 wrote:When can we play it?

when the foundry agains gains some momentum :)
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Re: Re: New Zealand [4.8.12] V17-P14 GFX?

Postby AndyDufresne on Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:02 pm

I think I've run out of critiques, and you'll probably need some fresh eyes to help further. Best of luck!


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Re: New Zealand [4.8.12] V17-P14 GFX?

Postby Nola_Lifer on Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:14 pm

AndyDufresne wrote:I think I've run out of critiques, and you'll probably need some fresh eyes to help further. Best of luck!


--Andy


Maybe it is time for it to be stamped :D
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Re: New Zealand [4.8.12] V17-P14 GFX?

Postby thehippo8 on Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:47 pm

Nola_Lifer wrote:
AndyDufresne wrote:I think I've run out of critiques, and you'll probably need some fresh eyes to help further. Best of luck!


--Andy


Maybe it is time for it to be stamped :D

I agree, any further improvement is likely to happen in final forge ...all a bit ethereal until then!
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Re: New Zealand [4.8.12] V17-P14 GFX?

Postby cairnswk on Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:55 pm

i think this deserves to be stickied at least ;)
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Re: New Zealand [4.8.12] V17-P14 GFX?

Postby Nola_Lifer on Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:33 am

If anyone wants to know, this is how cairns did it. ;)

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Re: Re: New Zealand [4.8.12] V17-P14 GFX?

Postby skillfusniper33 on Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:42 am

I don't know if it is me or just possibly the color combination. But do the mountains in the North section of the lower island look a bit off. Specifically the ones that border Picton. I get the feeling that they are pyramids rather than mountains, but it could also be the color combination as well since I really can't see the extra detail in the ridges (as shown in the boarders between the bonus's of West Coast and South Canterbury).

It might also occur in the Southland bonus. I didn't have any issue with them when I first looked at the map but after I saw that in the other location it kinda looks like the same thing happened.

Anyway just my novice opinion

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Re: New Zealand [4.8.12] V17-P14 GFX?

Postby nudge on Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:12 am

I like the look and overall feel of the map and looking forward to playing it.

But given that there was a call out for Graphic Input I thought I would have a look...

1. The mountains could do with some white Snow caps to make them stand out more. Especially the Southern Island around "Queenstown" as it is renowned for its Snow. Please note you have it as "Queentown" on the map bottom right.
2. The ocean can do with some sort of rendering or perhaps even a background image (ie Kiwi bird) similar to what we are starting to see in new or revamped maps (ie USA Maps)

Anyway that's my pennies worth.

Great work cairnswk
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Re: Re: New Zealand [4.8.12] V17-P14 GFX?

Postby rdsrds2120 on Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:23 pm

I don't know...the backdrop seems kind of flat to me...maybe a center to edge gradient from the map?

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Re: New Zealand [4.8.12] V17-P14 GFX?

Postby jbcb on Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:30 am

As a new zealander, awesome.
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Re: New Zealand [4.8.12] V17-P15 GFX?

Postby cairnswk on Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:50 am

Just bumpiong this so i can see what is going on...
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Re: Re: New Zealand [4.8.12] V17-P14 GFX?

Postby cairnswk on Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:56 pm

skillfusniper33 wrote:I don't know if it is me or just possibly the color combination. But do the mountains in the North section of the lower island look a bit off. Specifically the ones that border Picton. I get the feeling that they are pyramids rather than mountains, but it could also be the color combination as well since I really can't see the extra detail in the ridges (as shown in the boarders between the bonus's of West Coast and South Canterbury).

It might also occur in the Southland bonus. I didn't have any issue with them when I first looked at the map but after I saw that in the other location it kinda looks like the same thing happened.

Anyway just my novice opinion

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Skill. thanks for your opinion... :)
yes those mountains do look like pyramids and it has partly to do with the colouring, but i have altered their shape now in V18, and also the ones in Southland.
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Re: New Zealand [4.8.12] V17-P14 GFX?

Postby cairnswk on Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:59 pm

nudge wrote:I like the look and overall feel of the map and looking forward to playing it.

But given that there was a call out for Graphic Input I thought I would have a look...

1. The mountains could do with some white Snow caps to make them stand out more. Especially the Southern Island around "Queenstown" as it is renowned for its Snow. Please note you have it as "Queentown" on the map bottom right.
2. The ocean can do with some sort of rendering or perhaps even a background image (ie Kiwi bird) similar to what we are starting to see in new or revamped maps (ie USA Maps)

Anyway that's my pennies worth.

Great work cairnswk

Thanks nudge and for your opinion :)
I have re-done the Alps with snow, beefed up the Alps, and fixed the Queenstown spelling
As to the ocean, i have also redone the areas around the mini-map and added your kiwi in the background.
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Re: Re: New Zealand [4.8.12] V17-P14 GFX?

Postby cairnswk on Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:02 pm

rdsrds2120 wrote:I don't know...the backdrop seems kind of flat to me...maybe a center to edge gradient from the map?
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rdsrds2120, thanks also for your opinion.
i do realise the ocean is a bit flat, and have experimented several times now with some kind of gradient, but i seem to always get the wrong thing and don't like it. a radial gradient from the centre makes it look like someone has shone a great big light on it and it si quiet distracting.
For now, i'll leave it as is but if someone else should mention it, i'll have another go later.
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Re: New Zealand [16.8] V18-P15 GFX?

Postby cairnswk on Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:03 pm

So here is version 18 with the changes mentioned above.

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Re: Re: New Zealand [4.8.12] V17-P14 GFX?

Postby Nola_Lifer on Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:03 pm

cairnswk wrote:
rdsrds2120 wrote:I don't know...the backdrop seems kind of flat to me...maybe a center to edge gradient from the map?
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rdsrds2120, thanks also for your opinion.
i do realise the ocean is a bit flat, and have experimented several times now with some kind of gradient, but i seem to always get the wrong thing and don't like it. a radial gradient from the centre makes it look like someone has shone a great big light on it and it si quiet distracting.
For now, i'll leave it as is but if someone else should mention it, i'll have another go later.


I think the flat back is a good fit for the map to be honest.
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