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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 4:59 pm
by Jota
The flag or the country texture? I really like the flag background, personally.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 5:13 pm
by Hoff
So does anyone know how i can find the coordinates of the countries so I can finish writing the code?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 5:18 pm
by qeee1
The flag I meant, I think it distracts from the map itself.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 5:22 pm
by qeee1
Em... I think it's trial and error... I assume you've seen http://www.conquerclub.com/mapmaker/index.php

Then I think it's just a matter of comparing the co-ordinates it gives with the ones that are displayed in your graphics editing program and finding a pattern. Somebody said somewhere it was like +20 difference but I think it varies.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 5:45 pm
by Jota
In a day or two I hope to release a utility program that'll help with this. I just want to test it a bit on the Discworld map I'm working on first.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 6:14 pm
by Hoff
Jota wrote:In a day or two I hope to release a utility program that'll help with this. I just want to test it a bit on the Discworld map I'm working on first.


oh alright sounds cool.

and btw, I changed prussia to have 3 for a bonus. Even tho there are only 2 border countries, there is still a good amount on countires in prussia, so i raised it from 2 to 3

PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:19 pm
by Marvaddin
Ok, here I go:

Countries, border countries, attack routes...
Bavaria, 8, 4, 6... bonus ok, although the expansion to Rheinland is obvious.

East Germany: 6, 4, 7... very difficult to hold, but with only 6 countries. 5 is a high bonus, reduce it to 4 (maybe reduce a border too, maybe Magdeburg or Erfurt)

Prussia: 6, 2, 4... little bonus. Its not as easy to hold as it seems. And the expansion after hold it its not easy too. Bonus of 3, I suggest.

West Germany: 9, 4, 6... difficult to hold too, but the expansion to Prussia is obvious. I think the bonusis ok.

Rheinland: 5, 3, 5... 3 is a good bonus, because it has 5 countries only.

Hessen: 8, 3, 5... good bonus too.

I liked the map. Its a difficult one. You can sit and wait, all continents have many borders to defend, so we can expect pretty action games here.

The legend is good enough now, and I liked the shield too. I believe you should centralize the map a bit, because there is a space at bottom much greater than the space in the top. You could put a smaller rose, and cut some space from the sides too... unless these are the proportional dimensions of the real Germany flag. I also think you could use more distinctive colours for East Germany, West Germany and Hessen, although its not necessary. How about another name to East / West too?

Pretty good. Its now a map I want play... Congratulations. :wink:

PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 1:50 pm
by fishfleas
I tip on finding coordinates for the XML load the image into paint you don't have to save it.... just load it...... if you drag your mouse over the image down on the bottom it tells you what the xy coordinates are..... :)



See paint isn't useless.... :)

PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 1:52 pm
by thegrimsleeper
Yes it is, because Photoshop has the same feature. :P

It's in the Navigator/Info/Options window, click the crosshair and select Pixels.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 8:13 pm
by Hoff
Ok I made some last minute corrections and then submitted the map to lack. Hopefully he likes the map and puts it on the site. I worked really hard on it so i'm looking forward to hopefully being able to play on it. Thank you for everyone who made helpful suggestions, especially marv and andy who made detailed suggestions to help take the map to the next level.

I guess we can let this thread die now...

PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 8:33 pm
by AndyDufresne
Look forward to giving it a go! :)

--Andy

PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:33 pm
by Jota
The tool I mentioned is now available, but I suppose it's a bit late for it to help with this map.

Spelling mistake

PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 2:57 pm
by cloudcatcher
Shouldn't "Hemeln" be spelt "Hameln"?
Not serious at all - just thought I mention it

Re: Germany Map [Done]

PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:25 am
by abfahren
have you ever been to Germany? Geographically this is a ridiculous map... Hessen, Bremen and berlin are not anything like real life

Re: Germany Map [Done]

PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:57 am
by pepperonibread
abfahren wrote:have you ever been to Germany? Geographically this is a ridiculous map... Hessen, Bremen and berlin are not anything like real life


I'll direct you to the Germany Revamp I'm currently working on: viewtopic.php?f=64&t=47140
Development is presently a little slow, but when it is finished it will replace the current Germany map. You can post your comments/criticisms there if you like :)

Re: Germany Map [Done]

PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:23 am
by MrBenn
As pepperonibread said, this map is being revamped here :arrow: viewtopic.php?f=64&t=47140

Let's continue any discussion over there ;-)
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