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Re: Autodeploy Question

Postby dolomite13 on Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:59 pm

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dolomite13 wrote:Autodeploy Question

If I start a territory neutral and give it autodeploy 3 will the neutral amount increase every turn by 3 or will it only deploy if controlled?

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No, only auto-deploy if a non-neutral player has it.

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I need some GIMP help.

Postby captainwalrus on Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:41 pm

:oops: So this is really simple but I can't figure out to have text curved. I tried to make the text then hit text along path, but this made it just like an outline of the text that I can't like move and isn't really there on any layer. How do I make text curved?
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Re: I need some GIMP help.

Postby thenobodies80 on Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:00 pm


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Re: I need some GIMP help.

Postby captainwalrus on Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:55 pm

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Re: Map-Making Q&A

Postby dolomite13 on Sun Aug 16, 2009 4:20 pm

I am working on the Jamaica map xml and have a quick question.

We have a situation where there are 5 territories with resource A and 8 territories with resource B and we want to do a bonus based on holding 1 of each resource.

1 Resource A + 1 Resource B = +1 Bonus

My question is...

Is there an easy way to easily do this?

Or

Do I need to create a continent for every possibility?

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Re: Map-Making Q&A

Postby MrBenn on Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:43 am

I think that you can include continents as well as territories inside the bonus tags... which would allow you to use the <required> and <override> tags to simplify things.
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Re: Map-Making Q&A

Postby Bolero on Sun May 02, 2010 6:25 pm

Can you use Gimp for map making?

If so, how do you get it to be involved with the game or do people here do it for you?
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Re: Map-Making Q&A

Postby natty dread on Sun May 02, 2010 6:52 pm

You can use any graphics software to create the images. You don't need to worry about anything else, if your map is good enough it will be easy to find someone to do the XML for you.
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Re: Map-Making Q&A

Postby smile0 on Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:19 am

Hi would like to make a map based on middle-erth would we have copyright problems????
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Re: Map-Making Q&A

Postby natty dread on Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:33 am

smile0 wrote:Hi would like to make a map based on middle-erth would we have copyright problems????


yes we would.
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Re: Map Size

Postby NuclearMarathon on Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:25 am

I know that the limit dimensions of maps are "small: 630x600px" and "large 840x800px"...

But can you make a map that's wider but shorter, or taller but thinner than the limits?
ie: "small: 730x500px" "large: 970x670" ?

Also, would you even need a large-sized map if the small-sized one is adequate enough to see?
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Re: Map-Making Q&A

Postby RjBeals on Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:29 am

sure. Those dimensions are just the maximum.
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Re: Map Size

Postby Evil DIMwit on Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:29 am

NuclearMarathon wrote:I know that the limit dimensions of maps are "small: 630x600px" and "large 840x800px"...

But can you make a map that's wider but shorter, or taller but thinner than the limits?
ie: "small: 730x500px" "large: 970x670" ?


No, doesn't work that way, sadly.
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Re: Map-Making Q&A

Postby NuclearMarathon on Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:53 am

RjBeals wrote:sure. Those dimensions are just the maximum.


Evil DIMwit wrote:No, doesn't work that way, sadly.


So which one of you is right? And can you explain what the reason is why I can/cannot make a map that skews the limits?
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Re: Map-Making Q&A

Postby natty dread on Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:57 am

Evil is right. You cannot make a map like that because of the size limit rule. 840 is the maximum width for large maps. 800 is the maximum height of the large map. As long as you keep within those boundaries, the proportions of your map can be whatever you like, though.

That is to say:

840x500 is okay
500x800 is okay
900x500 is not okay
500x900 is not okay
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Re: Map-Making Q&A

Postby whatcouldgowrong on Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:13 pm

Question: Is it acceptable to use old maps, like hundreds of years old that are now in the public domain? For example if I find a map on a university server that is free to the public, can I base a map on that, or use it as the template for adding my own textures and labels?
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Re: Map-Making Q&A

Postby natty dread on Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:23 pm

Of course it is.
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Re: Map-Making Q&A

Postby whatcouldgowrong on Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:46 am

Awesome. I was hoping I wouldn't have to draw the islands by hand. I'm glad actual cartography is not required
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Re: Map-Making Q&A

Postby natty dread on Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:14 am

Actually, you will have to make your own graphics. But you can use any map to trace the borders. That is, you take the existing map, put it on layer 1, then trace the borders on layer 2.
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GIMP: Text

Postby TheSaxlad on Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:06 pm

I have been using GIMP and now I want to do text for my legend on my map, however I can only get one style, one font and most importantly one size of text.

Has anyone else had this problem and does anyone know the solution to it?

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Re: GIMP: Text

Postby thenobodies80 on Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:59 pm

with the text tool you should be able to use all the fonts you have on your machine.
1. Click on the text tool
2. Select the text tab on you tool panel
3. Click on the Letter icon, then choose your font
If you want to change the size or the position of the text simply change the other option available on that tab. ;)
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Re: Map Size

Postby MrBenn on Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:33 pm

Evil DIMwit wrote:
NuclearMarathon wrote:I know that the limit dimensions of maps are "small: 630x600px" and "large 840x800px"...

But can you make a map that's wider but shorter, or taller but thinner than the limits?
ie: "small: 730x500px" "large: 970x670" ?


No, doesn't work that way, sadly.

As others have said, those are the maximum dimensions currently allowed; although you don;t need to stick to them. You can make a narrow and shorter image, but you cannot exceed those dimensions.
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Map Maker tool and Map XML Wizard at odds

Postby ender516 on Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:30 pm

The Map XML Wizard tool (blessings be upon chipv) produces XML with the following header:

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

which looks perfectly correct, based on my reading of the XML 1.0 Specification. However, the Map Inspect portion of the Map Maker tool does not process this properly, and only works if the header is changed to

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

(note the lower case encoding name).
I have no problem with the lower case version being accepted, since most naming conventions encourage case insensitivity, but since the XML 1.0 Specification says "UTF-8" should be used, I think if only one form can be supported by the Map Maker tool, then it needs to be this one.

An odd sidenote: the Test XML portion of the Map Maker tool has no problem with the upper case version.
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Re: Map-Making Q&A

Postby natty dread on Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:57 am

ender, actually now that I look at it- I don't think the uppercase utf-8 was the problem at all. For example the .XML for my Orient Express map has the utf-8 in uppercase yet it works fine in mapmaker.


...see, I changed it back to uppercase and it works fine:

http://www.fileden.com/files/2010/2/7/2 ... ns.1.0.xml
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Re: Map-Making Q&A

Postby ender516 on Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:53 am

Sadly, my employer blocks fileden.com so I can't check anything here on my lunch, but I was getting a little confused last night, trying versions (yours, mine, and hybrids). I guess I will check again this evening at home.
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