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Re: Paris : Métropolitain [v3][2011-07-16]

Postby Qyu on Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:16 am

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i just quickly change the style of territ name.
With a black bold, it becomes more readable.
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Re: Paris : Métropolitain [v3][2011-07-16]

Postby nolefan5311 on Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:08 am

One thing you may need to plan for are being able to see 3 888's, or maybe even more. I don't know how they will stand out against the pitch black background.
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Re: Paris : Métropolitain [v3][2011-07-16]

Postby koontz1973 on Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:22 am

The colours will not for some of the CB guys. But a thought for you to consider, with looking at the shape of Paris above, it looks almost like a tunnel so maybe the shape can reflect that some more and some detailing onto the black would make it easier to see. Can you see what the river blue will look like when placed onto the river in the legend.
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Re: Paris : Métropolitain [v3][2011-07-16]

Postby Qyu on Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:35 am

nolefan5311 wrote:One thing you may need to plan for are being able to see 3 888's, or maybe even more. I don't know how they will stand out against the pitch black background.


currently, we see a letter and two numbers. I guess three numbers will take the same place.



koontz1973 wrote:The colours will not for some of the CB guys. But a thought for you to consider, with looking at the shape of Paris above, it looks almost like a tunnel so maybe the shape can reflect that some more and some detailing onto the black would make it easier to see. Can you see what the river blue will look like when placed onto the river in the legend.


Not sure i understand the first part. You say you see a sort of tunnel into the black shape of Paris ? and so, suggest we go in this direction and modify the shape to more 'tunnel' like ? it's more a side effect, and not really our objective.
And i clearly not understand the stuff about the river into the legend...
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Re: Paris : Métropolitain [v3][2011-07-16]

Postby koontz1973 on Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:21 pm

Sorry for not being clear with you.

Paris (main map) looks almost like a tunnel as it is, so rounding out the sides and top, and flatten out the bottom so it looks like a tunnel might be a nice way to bring the tunnel into the map itself.
As for the legend, on the right, you have the river running through the black, it might be nice to see the same colour as the river in the map brought over to the legend (map instructions).

You are right that with the letter, you already have the 3 digits on the map. The centering of the numbers is done in the middle of the first two numbers (88 or r8). So if you have that centered, it will look nice, but have the numbers centered to the right as you now have, most games will have this odd look of the numbers being to the left of each box. Centre the numbers using the first two digits and the see how far the third one comes into the background.
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Re: Paris : Métropolitain [v3][2011-07-16]

Postby Qyu on Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:06 am

change all name to a bold black
center the army number

I put the river in the background skyline in blue, but it's weird, it seems not the same blue as in the playground, even with the same hexa code

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About the idea of morphing the Paris shape to a tunnel exit shape, we're not agree.
Ok, it's an underground network, and an tunnel exit is in that theme. But as each rail maps, which have different background, depending of their country, we prefer keep Paris shape. Lets try to have different maps and maps background. If someone will make later London subway, he could use London shape, same for Washington DC, Berlin or any other underground network, and not a such common shape.
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Re: Paris : Métropolitain [v4][2011-07-20]

Postby koontz1973 on Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:12 am

Remove the blue from the river, it looks awful, but hanks for trying it though.
Understand about the shape and you can keep it as is.
With the playing area, is there any way you can break up the black blob? Not asking for much but can you see if there is any way you can try to make it more interesting.
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Re: Paris : Métropolitain [v3][2011-07-16]

Postby cairnswk on Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:26 am

koontz1973 wrote:The colours will not for some of the CB guys....

Yes that why (most) Rail maps have codes for each line, so that CB players don't have issues with the colours.
Probably too cramped for that here, but you might like to consider it somehow. :)
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Re: Paris : Métropolitain [v4][2011-07-20]

Postby charmir on Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:00 am

Me like this one a lot. Please finish this one of.
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Re: Paris : Métropolitain [v4][2011-07-20]

Postby koontz1973 on Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:30 pm

Any update to this on the horizon?
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Re: Paris : Métropolitain [v4][2011-07-20]

Postby Qyu on Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:59 pm

We still search a solution for add the line number to the playground, for color blind people (i didn't understand, the first time, that CB means color blind) without fail into an indigestible "gloubi-boulga".

My first idea was adding a small number under each color square of each station
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Re: Paris : Métropolitain [v4][2011-07-20]

Postby koontz1973 on Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:54 pm

I think your best bet might be to go the way of the rail series. The stations that only have the one colour are easy and can stay as they are. But the main stations that have more than one line, give each line its own territ within the station and have each one able to attack each other. This will increase your territ count by a lot though.
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Re: Paris : Métropolitain [v4][2011-07-20]

Postby koontz1973 on Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:19 am

Any word on update. Any update would be fine for now. Please update ASAP.

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Re: Paris : Métropolitain [v4][2011-07-20]

Postby Qyu on Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:14 am

Here some ways

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We add the line number into the station square.
Porte Maillot (pMA), a single station, and Etoile (ETO) a triple station.
At Elysée (ELY), we enlarge the white square instead of the color square, so the name is on the white, so more readability (even with a 1* line number)
My own opinion is i prefer the ELY method

On the other hand, with this method, we change the font size from 11px to 10px. And i think some stations will be deleted, for having more place, especially in right side of Paris : MIR & BRS, maybe also CAD


We don't really want create another Rail-like map, but something a bit more different.
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Re: Paris : Métropolitain [v5][2012-08-22]

Postby koontz1973 on Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:26 am

[Stickied]

Qyu, good work. Lets leave this one up to the game play mods to guide you.

Will send you up in a couple of days. Just long enough for them to give you the once over.

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