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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp] [10.8.11]

Postby koontz1973 on Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:46 am

natty_dread wrote:It's not a star, it's a compass. The N of the compass doubles as the N in Nordic, which is good since the N in the compass means North while Nordic basically means "northern".

I don't think it's too bright, myself. Does anyone else think it's too bright?


It looks brighter in the large map because it is just bigger. Looks fine though. Any duller and it loses its flare.
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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp] [10.8.11]

Postby cairnswk on Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:11 am

Natty, i did a quick trawl through this thread and hope that i haven't missed any CB test you might have done...
I did one, and while i like the colours of this revamp, are you happy with them....i.e. the difference between Norway and Finland colours for deuteranope.
Sorry but i'm just trying to contribute to the map?

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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp] [10.8.11]

Postby natty dread on Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:20 am

cairnswk wrote:Sorry but i'm just trying to contribute to the map?


Cairns, you don't have to apologize for contributing to the map. Your feedback is always welcome.

Yes, Finland & Norway look quite similar with CB filters (as do Sweden & Iceland), but I don't think it matters that much - there's the minimap that tells which bonus is which, and the bonus names should be plenty of indication which belong to which country...

I think it's good enough as long as the bonus area boundaries are clear. They seem clear enough to me...
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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp] [10.8.11]

Postby cairnswk on Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:30 am

natty_dread wrote:
cairnswk wrote:Sorry but i'm just trying to contribute to the map?


Cairns, you don't have to apologize for contributing to the map. Your feedback is always welcome.

Yes, Finland & Norway look quite similar with CB filters (as do Sweden & Iceland), but I don't think it matters that much - there's the minimap that tells which bonus is which, and the bonus names should be plenty of indication which belong to which country...

I think it's good enough as long as the bonus area boundaries are clear. They seem clear enough to me...

OK, just thought i ask that CB question so that it has been covered. :)
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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp] [10.8.11]

Postby natty dread on Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:36 pm

Should I put some kind of white blurs under the army numbers in Bornholm and Åland?
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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp] [10.8.11]

Postby Gillipig on Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:55 pm

cairnswk wrote:Natty, i did a quick trawl through this thread and hope that i haven't missed any CB test you might have done...
I did one, and while i like the colours of this revamp, are you happy with them....i.e. the difference between Norway and Finland colours for deuteranope.
Sorry but i'm just trying to contribute to the map?

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Is it just me or does the color blind version look better than the current one? At least Denmark! it looks better as brown than green!
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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp] [10.8.11]

Postby natty dread on Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:10 pm

Gillipig wrote:Is it just me or does the color blind version look better than the current one?


It's just you. ;)
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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp] [10.8.11]

Postby natty dread on Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:18 pm

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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp] [10.8.11]

Postby Victor Sullivan on Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:18 pm

Have you considered a different style of text for the capitals? I'm not completely sold on the italics, myself. Again, a largely minor item.

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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp] [10.8.11]

Postby natty dread on Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:12 pm

Victor Sullivan wrote:Have you considered a different style of text for the capitals? I'm not completely sold on the italics, myself. Again, a largely minor item.

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What kind of text?
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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp] [10.8.11]

Postby natty dread on Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:27 pm

What about this:

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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp] [10.8.11]

Postby Victor Sullivan on Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:03 pm

Ah, yes! I like that much, much better. Thank you! :D

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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp] [10.8.11]

Postby natty dread on Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:04 am

Ok, here's small

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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp] [11.8.11]

Postby koontz1973 on Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:50 am

The new text is nice.
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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp] [11.8.11]

Postby isaiah40 on Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:50 pm

Just FYI, I am looking at this, I just have a really slow connection, so I can't post pics of my nitpicks. I'll get to it when I have better service.
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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp] [11.8.11]

Postby lostatlimbo on Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:49 pm

This does look quite a bit better than your original, but I feel the mountains could still use some TLC. I especially dislike the blunt ending in Trondelag, but generally they just look foamy. They should look rough and sharp, with some deep relief between them - not just one long puffy white line.

Are the green blobs also mountains? Why are they green? If they are supposed to be forested, they still wouldn't be bright green. There aren't many trees on mountain tops. If you must add some color though, try just a hint around the edges, and make the alpine peaks white.

That's my $.02 anyway
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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp] [11.8.11]

Postby natty dread on Sun Aug 14, 2011 3:26 pm

The green "blobs" are forests.
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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp] [11.8.11]

Postby gimil on Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:23 am

I think I generally agree with lostinlimbo, the impassable's are lacking and the main thing that holds this map back. For the most part everything else is fine. I don't think they need TLC, I think you need to scrap them and take a different approach. Find something that fits better this the overall theme of the map.

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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp] [11.8.11]

Postby natty dread on Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:00 am

gimil wrote:I think you need to scrap them and take a different approach.


I don't think so. I think they're pretty close to what I want for this map, and fitting with the style. However, I did edit them somewhat...

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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp] [11.8.11]

Postby gimil on Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:57 am

Personally mate, I can't say I am convinced.
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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp] [11.8.11]

Postby DiM on Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:02 am

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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp] [11.8.11]

Postby AndyDufresne on Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:03 am

gimil wrote:Personally mate, I can't say I am convinced.

The white ones are fine I'd say. The green kind of stinks though.


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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp] [11.8.11]

Postby natty dread on Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:33 am

I could do something like this, but I still think the current ones are better... they fit the style of the map better.

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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp] [11.8.11]

Postby natty dread on Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:34 pm

Or maybe something like this

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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp] [11.8.11]

Postby koontz1973 on Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:23 pm

natty_dread wrote:Or maybe something like this

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Those forests look worse IMO. The previous ones, though not great where better.
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