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XML Coordinate Centring

Postby MrBenn on Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:04 am

Here's the link to the Army Cursor File

Once you've saved the file to your computer, then the cursor can be used in conjunction with Jota's Map Assistant tool for perfect centring results first time ;-) (Provided you're not using a Mac)

In case you were wondering, there's an idiot's guide a little bit further down the page ;)

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The Map Assistant is a Java application that provides a GUI for generating the coordinate data for Conquer Club maps

I'm just about to start some coordinate centring work... In the past I have used the Map Assistant above, although the generated placement seems to be approximate at best...

Does anybody know if it is possible to amend the cursor icon to an army number '88'?

PS. Centring is the UK spelling of Centering.
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Re: XML Coordinate Centring

Postby the.killing.44 on Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:03 am

That 88 cursor idea is genius. I certainly hope there is a way to do that.

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Re: XML Coordinate Centring

Postby MrBenn on Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:37 am

OK, I've been having a little bit of a play around, and created a CC 88 Army Number Cursor, which when used in conjuction with the Map Assistant tool mentioned above should avoid the need for most army coordinate adjustments...

I haven't got the knowledge/ability to embed this within the applet itself, but temporarily setting your default pointer seems to work... (remember to turn off pointer shadows)

R-click and 'Save target as...' CC 88 Army Cursor
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Re: XML Coordinate Centring

Postby Optimus Prime on Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:42 pm

Is the center of your "88" cursor the actual point of the cursor so to speak? If not, it is going to mess you up.
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Re: XML Coordinate Centring

Postby MrBenn on Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:41 pm

Yes it is ;-)
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Re: XML Coordinate Centring

Postby Optimus Prime on Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:42 pm

MrBenn wrote:Yes it is ;-)

That will be helpful to me then. Very nice. :)
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Re: XML Coordinate Centring

Postby MrBenn on Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:01 pm

If you have your army circles on the map image you load into the Map Assistant, then hovering/overlaying the '88' cursor over the '88' on the image will give the exact coordinate location - it gives much better precision than the standard point-and-click.
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Re: XML Coordinate Centring

Postby MrBenn on Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:58 pm

Here's my method for easy coordinate centering - it will be slightly different for Mac users:

1. Download Jota's Map Assistant

2. Download the custom CC '88' cursor by right-clicking on the link and saving the file to your computer.

3. Start Menu -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Mouse

4. Change the 'Normal Select' pointer to the cc '88' cursor, and make sure the pointer shadow is turned off. Click 'Apply'

5. Run the Map Assistant; the 88 cursor will ensure that you get accurate army coordinate placement.

6. Save your XML File

7. Remember to change your mouse pointer back to your usual settings.
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Re: XML Coordinate Centring

Postby the.killing.44 on Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:13 pm

MrBenn wrote:it will be slightly different for Mac users:

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I'll keep plugging at it. If anyone has any idea how to make this possible on a Mac, please do say so!

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Re: XML Coordinate Centring

Postby yeti_c on Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:58 am

Looks like a .cur file isn't a cursor file on a mac - you'd need to work out what cursor files are and save the image as one of those...

I assume it's probably a BMP

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Re: XML Coordinate Centring

Postby MrBenn on Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:09 am

The file will contain the 'hotspot' coordinate, and transparency info, so possibly not just a BMP??
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Re: XML Coordinate Centring

Postby yeti_c on Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:38 am

MrBenn wrote:The file will contain the 'hotspot' coordinate, and transparency info, so possibly not just a BMP??


Valid point.

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Re: XML Coordinate Centring

Postby thenobodies80 on Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:27 am

For Mach users:

Mighty Mouse 2.0

Mighty Mouse allows you to customize your cursor.
Maybe the only problem is that it isn't freeware ($ 10/12) and once an hour a pop up reminds to you to buy the product.
But it's better than nothing ;)

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Re: XML Coordinate Centring

Postby the.killing.44 on Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:50 am

thenobodies80 wrote:For Mach users:

Mighty Mouse 2.0

Mighty Mouse allows you to customize your cursor.
Maybe the only problem is that it isn't freeware ($ 10/12) and once an hour a pop up reminds to you to buy the product.
But it's better than nothing ;)

That works really great (P.S. You need Application Enhancer and then your computer restarted), but there is no cursor file!

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Re: XML Coordinate Centring

Postby AndrewB on Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:32 pm

The link to the cursor file seems to be dead...
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