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Re: Route 66: now with corn! (GP, GFX)

Postby ender516 on Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:33 pm

Houston, we are go for corn.
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Re: Route 66: now with corn! (GP, GFX)

Postby MrBenn on Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:42 am

              Final Forge

---The Route 66 Map has reached the ‘Final Forge’ Stage. The map has passed rigorous gameplay and graphics examinations, and major concerns have been addressed. If you have any other concerns, please make your voice heard. If after a reasonable amount of time there has not been any objection or protest, the map will be deemed finished with the 'Foundry Brand' of approval and will be submitted for live play. As long as there is still discussion or posts that have yet to be commented on, the map will remain in Final Forge until said discussion has reached the conclusion that the map has reached its final and polished version.

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Re: Route 66: now with corn! (GP, GFX)

Postby ender516 on Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:14 pm

Allow me to be the first to congratulate you, Oaktown, on reaching the Final Forge with this map. I think the first nitpick you will need to deal with, and you might as well hear it from me, is that your small image is not in your first post. I have seen it in the post just before the post with the XML, and it looks fine to me, but the map dilettantes won't search for it.
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Re: Route 66: now with corn! (GP, GFX)

Postby perchorin on Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:27 pm

Jesus people, there's no corn in Kansas! It's Iowa that has the corn, Kansas is a wheat state, doesn't anybody know the difference???
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Re: Route 66: now with corn! (GP, GFX)

Postby ender516 on Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:12 pm

perchorin wrote:Jesus people, there's no corn in Kansas! It's Iowa that has the corn, Kansas is a wheat state, doesn't anybody know the difference???
Well, where were you four weeks ago when I suggested the following?
ender516 wrote:There's only two things that come from Kansas, steers and queers.... :D ;) Just kidding, though something agricultural does seem to be missing from the map. What would be more appropriate to Kansas, a steer, a steer's head (longhorn?), or perhaps a cob of corn or sheaf of wheat? Anybody from that area with an opinion?
And Wikipedia says there is both wheat and corn (yeah, yeah, I know, Wikipedia, feh). But oaktown says he has seen the corn:
oaktown wrote:Kansas... I tried to come up with something for kansas earlier and failed. Having driven across Kansas all I remember seeing is corn, followed by miles and miles of more corn. Then you pass through a small town and see more corn.
Now I suppose if you can convince oak that wheat is a better choice, then a few ears of wheat or a sheaf might be more appropriate. Do we need a poll?
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Re: Route 66: now with corn! (GP, GFX)

Postby mibi on Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:15 pm

I think the places depicted at the bottom should instead be places from the song route 66.

Well it goes through St. Louie down to Missouri
Oklahoma City looks oh so pretty.
You'll see Amarillo, Gallup, New Mexico
Flagstaff, Arizona, don't forget Winona,
Kingsman, Barstow, San Bernardino.

And whats up with Acoma? I've been there and don't remember any route 66 near by.
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Re: Route 66: now with corn! (GP, GFX)

Postby oaktown on Sun Sep 06, 2009 10:28 pm

mibi wrote:I think the places depicted at the bottom should instead be places from the song route 66.

Well it goes through St. Louie down to Missouri
Oklahoma City looks oh so pretty.
You'll see Amarillo, Gallup, New Mexico
Flagstaff, Arizona, don't forget Winona,
Kingsman, Barstow, San Bernardino.

And whats up with Acoma? I've been there and don't remember any route 66 near by.

:lol: I thought I'd done a decent job of getting most of the song locations on the map itself... as for the pix at the bottom, I tried to go with things that actually look impressive enough to be on a postcard. My apologies, Amarillo.

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I believe Acoma Pueblo is something like ten miles off of the old Route 66, so it's an obvious side trip... basically I wanted some Native America nod. It's certainly closer than the Grand Canyon, which has to be on there.

The Kansas Corn Growers Association estimates that Kansas will pump out nearly 515,000,000 bushels of corn in 2009, and for eight of the past ten years they've produced more corn than any other grain.

It should be noted that I may have confused my driving time in Kansas with that of one of the many other states in which i saw nothing but corn. 8-)
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Re: Route 66: now with corn! (GP, GFX)

Postby mibi on Mon Sep 07, 2009 12:52 am

fine by me, i was just throwin a wrench out here.
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Re: Route 66: now with corn! (GP, GFX)

Postby oaktown on Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:09 am

Large and small images, with 88s and 888s.
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I'm finding that the circles are much less circular than I'd thought they'd be. By setting the postcard back at an angle on the table the circles were, of course, going to get skewed, but some of the circles toward the back edge of the image are especially so. But I'd rather maintain the illusion and sacrifice perfect centering, which really only matters when you have exactly 88 armies on a territory (the other #s aren't symmetrical). For example, when you have random #s on the map, they look just fine.

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If anybody wants to play around with the Map Inspect tool, here are the files:
Small Map: http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r76/ ... ute19S.jpg
Large: http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r76/ ... ute19L.jpg
XML: http://www.snapdrive.net/files/612537/route.xml

I'm using snapdrive.com for XML file hosting, because FileDen sucks... too many ads to wade through before your can get to your files. And most other sites don't give you a direct link with which you can use Map Inspect. I may stop using photobucket soon, what with the commercials that launch while you're downloading.
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Re: Route 66: coordinates on pg 13

Postby Gilligan on Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:49 pm

Is anyone else a little annoyed by the fact that Kansas City is in Missouri?
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Re: Route 66: coordinates on pg 13

Postby ender516 on Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:56 pm

Gilligan wrote:Is anyone else a little annoyed by the fact that Kansas City is in Missouri?

There is a Kansas City in Kansas, just across the river, but I think it is smaller. Does that make you feel any better?
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Re: Route 66: coordinates on pg 13

Postby the.killing.44 on Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:39 pm

Gilligan wrote:Is anyone else a little annoyed by the fact that Kansas City is in Missouri?

I'm annoyed at that in real life but not exactly on the map =\
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Re: Route 66: coordinates on pg 13

Postby oaktown on Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:23 am

Kansas City is in the right place (on the border) on the large map. I can bump it a bit on the small map to get it back where it belongs.

And as noted, Kansas City, Missouri is indeed a larger city than Kansas City, Kansas. Missouri has the Royals and the Chiefs, Kansas has Dorothy and Toto.
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Re: Route 66: coordinates on pg 13

Postby ender516 on Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:25 pm

oaktown wrote:Kansas City is in the right place (on the border) on the large map. I can bump it a bit on the small map to get it back where it belongs.

And as noted, Kansas City, Missouri is indeed a larger city than Kansas City, Kansas. Missouri has the Royals and the Chiefs, Kansas has Dorothy and Toto.

Say, maybe we should replace the cob of corn with a flying monkey. Oz is in the public domain, right?
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