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Re: Classic Cities Madrid [3/11] V13.2 Pg 1/8

Postby RedBaron0 on Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:25 pm

I think you're going to have to add the stroke from around the bonus text to the text on the rest of the map, the red outline completely blends into the green background under vischeck, you may also get away with a few extra ticks higher on the size of your font, for additional clarity.
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Re: Classic Cities Madrid [3/11] V13.2 Pg 1/8

Postby cairnswk on Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:09 pm

Much better koontz...less buildgins etc. for my eyes anyway and certainly less crowded.
I don't know about the region colours for the CB test...there could be confusion in there ;)
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Re: Classic Cities Madrid [3/11] V13.2 Pg 1/8

Postby koontz1973 on Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:07 am

RedBaron0 wrote:I think you're going to have to add the stroke from around the bonus text to the text on the rest of the map, the red outline completely blends into the green background under vischeck, you may also get away with a few extra ticks higher on the size of your font, for additional clarity.

Added the stroke, but cannot go bigger with the text.
cairnswk wrote:Much better koontz...less buildgins etc. for my eyes anyway and certainly less crowded.
I don't know about the region colours for the CB test...there could be confusion in there ;)

Colours look fine to me under the CB texts. I made sure their was enough difference between them under all 3 CB tests.
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Re: Classic Cities Madrid [4/11] V13.3 Pg 1/9

Postby pamoa on Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:53 am

quick drop by and 2 remarks for improving yours graphics

no offence but personally I found cheap and ugly the coloured outline effect around your fonts
at least try a drop shadow or a fading outline
or maybe colour inside and a thin black outline

orange border north around the lake is different from the one below

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Re: Classic Cities Madrid [4/11] V13.3 Pg 1/9

Postby koontz1973 on Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:10 am

pamoa wrote:quick drop by and 2 remarks for improving yours graphics

no offence but personally I found cheap and ugly the coloured outline effect around your fonts
at least try a drop shadow or a fading outline
or maybe colour inside and a thin black outline

orange border north around the lake is different from the one below

keep going =D>

Coloured outline for the text is their for the bonuses. Had the outline and it did not work for CB reasons. Will try the drop shadow effect then next but I am sure that will also be affected by the CB tests. The border around the lake is different is because to the north it is a road and to the south it is a path within the park.

EDIT: Had a look at the text. The only other way to keep the colours for the bonuses and have it legible for the CB test is to colour the text itself with a faint black outline. This is the result but the colours stand out too much IMO.
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Re: Classic Cities Madrid [4/11] V13.3 Pg 1/9

Postby RedBaron0 on Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:56 am

Small map bonus text isn't colored.
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Re: Classic Cities Madrid [4/11] V13.3 Pg 1/9

Postby koontz1973 on Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:18 pm

I know, I only did it for spacing reasons to see if it all fits. Now that I know it does, I will continue with the large map only.

But how is the text? There is my official version:
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or this one as Pamoa asked for it:
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Which one in your opinion is better and I will do all text like that. Maps and legend texts.
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Re: Classic Cities Madrid [4/11] V13.3 Pg 1/9

Postby sannemanrobinson on Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:28 pm

I prefer as Pamoa asked for it. The Barrio Azul bonus might have to be a bit darker for legitibility.
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Re: Classic Cities Madrid [4/11] V13.3 Pg 1/9

Postby RedBaron0 on Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:40 pm

Second version with the lighter drop shadow, for sure.
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Re: Classic Cities Madrid [4/11] V13.3 Pg 1/9

Postby pamoa on Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:10 am

in my opinion it is better
but your shadow has to be darker
for the violet text in presently illegible

maybe a thin black outline and the shadow

can you try it for the legend texts
specially the b/w impassable :sick: sorry

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Re: Classic Cities Madrid [4/11] V13.3 Pg 1/9

Postby koontz1973 on Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:22 am

No problem pamoa, will get it done today. As soon as a text is found that is good to go, all text will go like it. I will bung some different text up later with different shadows and let you lot decide for me.
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Re: Classic Cities Madrid [4/11] V13.3 Pg 1/9

Postby koontz1973 on Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:15 pm

Text in each bonus region is done differently with my desired font. Which looks the best. Do not worry about the colours as I can change/tweak them later after this is chosen. Not all are great but all use the bonus colours to facilitate game play.

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Re: Madrid [4/11] Pg 1/9 [Territ name glow poll page 9]

Postby pamoa on Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:40 pm

I must say pink could be fun
else yellow is surely the best
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Re: Madrid [4/11] Pg 1/9 [Territ name glow poll page 9]

Postby nolefan5311 on Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:44 pm

Bright yellow is easily the best, imo
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Re: Madrid [4/11] Pg 1/9 [Territ name glow poll page 9]

Postby koontz1973 on Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:06 am

Updated all text to be the same as the yellow one. Blue text is slightly different as it has a dark grey glow (colour blind test needed it).
Legend text done the same and rules have black text with the white glow.
Territ lines brought up to date with the new colours as well.
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