natty_dread wrote:I think it could make a nice map. Do you have any experience in graphics sofware, such as photoshop or similar?
That's basically all you need to make a map... a good idea and graphics.
Also, there's already an austro-hungarian empire map in the bin... I'm not sure if nobodies means to finish it, but you could look into it for inspiration: viewtopic.php?f=242&t=91896
Make a draft with all the territories, bonus areas, legend etc. and I can give you more advice.
natty_dread wrote:Forget scripting, you don't need that stuff for mapmaking.
You only need to draw the image. If you have trouble using graphics software, you could try getting some graphical artist interested in your project.
MarshalNey wrote:Graphics concerns aside, did you have any ideas for the map gameplay?
It says on your profile that your interests are history (good choice!). Did you choose the 16th century with something in mind?
Off the top of my head, I know that towards the end of the century the Autro-Hungarians were suffering from a host of political and military troubles- the rise of the Estates legislatures, dynastic feuds between the Archdukes, a botched war with the Turks that ended in a stalemate. Oh, and of course clashes with the Protestant majority among the nobles in Bohemia and Upper Austria that presaged the horror of the Thirty Years' War in the Holy Roman Empire.
Any one of these might lend a theme to the map (the feud between Archdukes Rudolph, Matthias and Ferdinand jumps out at me for some reason).
Incidentally, is there any intention of including as an 'outside' territory the Holy Roman Empire, as it was nominally the Hapsburg stomping grounds? Or is this map concened more with Hungary proper, and not the ambitions of their fellow Austrians?
Industrial Helix wrote:Well, if you're going to go for Hungary, I'd suggest picking a more proud time in Hungary's history... The Hungarian Ottoman Wars would be prime.
But since you're keen on Austria, perhaps you could do an Austria/Ottoman wars map and throw Hungary somewhere in the middle, but keep the focus on Austria and the Ottomans.
I love historical maps, so I'm looking forward to what you produce.
Industrial Helix wrote:Heh, there's no drawing involved... making a map is, more or less, glorified tracing. How familiar are you with whatever graphics program you're using?
usamatnt wrote:Industrial Helix wrote:Heh, there's no drawing involved... making a map is, more or less, glorified tracing. How familiar are you with whatever graphics program you're using?
im using paint.net and its too complicated .... i dont know what to do next ...
Industrial Helix wrote:Natty uses Paint.net and does a reasonably good job
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