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[Abandoned] - Portugal Gfx Revamp

Postby gimil on Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:39 pm

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Hi foundry goers,

After a rather long map making hiatus. I have finally decided to get back into map making, deciding to REVAMP my very first map PORTUGAL in order to get my photoshopping muscles warmed up again. I decided to maintain the same theme and colouring with the aim of making an overall cleaner and fresher finished product. This is a graphical REVAMP only (with game play remaining unchanged). So without further ado, here is my first draft with a list of possible discussion areas and aspects I am as of yet not satisfied with. Any and all comments, feedback and general whinging is welcome!

Ver. 5
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Ver. 4
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c64/G ... ugal-5.png

Ver. 3
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c64/G ... ugal-4.png

Ver. 2
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c64/G ... ugal-3.png

Ver. 1
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c64/G ... ugal-2.png
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Re: Portugal [REVAMP]

Postby DiM on Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:42 pm

i like the current map more.
and i hate revamps.
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Re: Portugal [REVAMP]

Postby gimil on Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:44 pm

DiM wrote:i like the current map more.
and i hate revamps.

I know ;)
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Re: Portugal [REVAMP]

Postby DiM on Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:47 pm

go back to doing the 3rd feudal.
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Re: Portugal [REVAMP]

Postby Kabanellas on Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:48 pm

I'd love to see Portugal oriented/placed as it should - in the North-South axis. You have the space for it...
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Re: Portugal [REVAMP]

Postby gimil on Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:51 pm

Kabanellas wrote:I'd love to see Portugal oriented/placed as it should - in the North-South axis. You have the space for it...


The original draft of the old map was properly orientated. But the community deemed that it felt to liner and after a while this version was settled. Perhaps we could compensate, re orientate it back slight, and add a compass to show that it is off?
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Re: Portugal [REVAMP]

Postby Kabanellas on Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:57 pm

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somthing like this should work, in term of positioning ... I guess

Legend could be placed on the bottom-left corner....
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Re: Portugal [REVAMP] update p.1

Postby Kabanellas on Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:00 pm

I couldn't picture Ben's England map with England laid down :)
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Re: Portugal [REVAMP]

Postby gimil on Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:01 pm

Kabanellas wrote:somthing like this should work, in term of positioning ... I guess

Legend could be placed on the bottom-left corner....


This sort of overhaul wasn't really what I had planned...*gulp*.

I am not resistant to the idea though. Actually I like it. But I don't want to commit to it until I hear the opinions of others.

(It is alot of work to commit to from a single request).
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Re: Portugal [REVAMP] update p.1

Postby gimil on Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:03 pm

Kabanellas wrote:I couldn't picture Ben's England map with England laid down :)


I am Scottish, so I don't mind the English lying down 8-[.
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Re: Portugal [REVAMP] update p.1

Postby Kabanellas on Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:10 pm

gimil wrote:
Kabanellas wrote:I couldn't picture Ben's England map with England laid down :)


I am Scottish, so I don't mind the English lying down 8-[.


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Re: Portugal [REVAMP]

Postby Kabanellas on Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:12 pm

gimil wrote:(It is alot of work to commit to from a single request).


I know ...but honestly, that's the reason why I only played this map once..... but then again I live there so I'm certainly more sensible to that. :)
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Re: Portugal [REVAMP] update p.1

Postby QoH on Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:16 pm

Is this only graphics revamp? Because I"d like to see game play changed so that when you start out, it's with only 11 territories, not 12. Gives way too much of an advantage to the player going first.

But I really like the new style!
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Re: Portugal [REVAMP]

Postby chapcrap on Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:59 pm

DiM wrote:go back to doing the 3rd feudal.

3rd Feudal? I just jizzed in my pants.

Also, I like Portugal how it is. No offense Kab. I like the aspect. I know it's not a proper cartography look, but it just feels better to me.
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Re: Portugal [REVAMP] update p.1

Postby Victor Sullivan on Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:59 pm

I think a minimap like Portugal*** could rea- Oh, wait... :mrgreen:

I think the map could use some texture, the simple glow/gradient effect on the territories isn't quite working for me. Also, I think the uneven kerning for each of the bonus area names just looks awkward to me. And I think you should consider using more than just one font. It's a bit over-used and cheapens the overall look of the map.

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