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Re: Autodeploy Question

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

the.killing.44 wrote:
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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