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Re: Quad Cities Map [16 Aug 2011] v7.02

Postby ironsij0287 on Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:22 pm

I'm fine with how the blurb is right now on the small map, and I think removing more text from it will degrade the explanation.

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Re: Quad Cities Map [16 Aug 2011] v7.02

Postby thenobodies80 on Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:06 pm

.....I must agree with the people who thinks that the text on the small version is really small :-k

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Re: Quad Cities Map [16 Aug 2011] v7.02

Postby ironsij0287 on Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:31 pm

Increased opacity and font size of the text blurb. Does that make it a little more clear?

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Re: Quad Cities Map [16 Aug 2011] v7.02

Postby cairnswk on Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:50 pm

ironsij0287...the story text on the small map is good for me now.
But there are three things that i beleve can be improved upon, and i know you've probably been over them with others...but IMHO it would help improve the map greatly
1. the river name texts needs to be slightly brighter/bigger so that is legiable, evne though it is superfluous to gameplay
2. the stort text on the large map needs increased size or opacity so that it is more legible...i say this because those who still cannot read the small map text will be able to read it on the large map
3. i do wish you would decrease or get rid of the inner shadow of the citys' outside border...i am sorry to say this but is simply makes the map look grubby.
Other than that it is well improved on where it was last time i commented some weeks ago. :)
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Re: Quad Cities Map [16 Aug 2011] v7.02

Postby ironsij0287 on Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:04 am

cairnswk wrote:ironsij0287...the story text on the small map is good for me now.
But there are three things that i beleve can be improved upon, and i know you've probably been over them with others...but IMHO it would help improve the map greatly
1. the river name texts needs to be slightly brighter/bigger so that is legiable, evne though it is superfluous to gameplay
2. the stort text on the large map needs increased size or opacity so that it is more legible...i say this because those who still cannot read the small map text will be able to read it on the large map
3. i do wish you would decrease or get rid of the inner shadow of the citys' outside border...i am sorry to say this but is simply makes the map look grubby.
Other than that it is well improved on where it was last time i commented some weeks ago. :)


1. I'll work on those. I've been wondering about them tooo.
2. easy fix, consider it done.
3. I decreased once already. I'll play around with it again and see how it looks.
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Re: Quad Cities Map [16 Aug 2011] v7.02

Postby ironsij0287 on Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:41 am

Updated map.

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Changes in v.7.3.1

    - increased opacity and font size on Story Text in bottom left to make them more legible.
    - changed river labels to new font and style to make them more legible
    - Changed inner shadow around whole region, reducing opacity and switching from multiply to color burn, thus making it appear less "grubby" and dull.
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Re: Quad Cities Map [25 Aug 2011] v7.03.1

Postby hoschke118 on Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:05 am

I'm not sure why, but I just read through almost this entire thread. I've got nothing to add at this stage. It looks great and I can't wait to play it. Also, I'm so glad you kept the gameplay simple.
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Re: Quad Cities Map [25 Aug 2011] v7.03.1

Postby cairnswk on Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:18 am

For me, ironsij8287, the maps look a whole lot better now. :)
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Re: Quad Cities Map [25 Aug 2011] v7.03.1

Postby pamoa on Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:23 am

I must say you have now a good simple city map
as it says simple is not easy
one point you can improve is the Vandruff Island colour
as it is very narrow and you have emboss effect on it
it is hard to tell if it is part of Rock Island or Blackhawk
especially if you think their will be an army counter all over it
what you have to do is to make the red a little bit stronger
so it would be more certain it is part of Blackhawk
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Re: Quad Cities Map [25 Aug 2011] v7.03.1

Postby ironsij0287 on Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:54 am

Updated map.

XML: download/file.php?id=221

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Changes in v.7.3.2

    - darkened the red in Blackhawkto better emphasize that Vandruff Island is part of that region.
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Re: Quad Cities Map [29 Aug 2011] v7.03.2 pg. 1&27

Postby AndyDufresne on Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:59 am

Oh, I got it. I was confused for a bit, since 'Blackhawk' is the name of the region above Vandruff, but also the name of the Bonus Zone of which Vandruff is a part. Sort of awkward!


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Re: Quad Cities Map [29 Aug 2011] v7.03.2 pg. 1&27

Postby ironsij0287 on Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:05 am

AndyDufresne wrote:Oh, I got it. I was confused for a bit, since 'Blackhawk' is the name of the region above Vandruff, but also the name of the Bonus Zone of which Vandruff is a part. Sort of awkward!


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Re: Quad Cities Map [29 Aug 2011] v7.03.2 pg. 1&27

Postby ender516 on Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:32 pm

So the Blackhawk region (territory) is not part of the Blackhawk zone (continent), but rather part of the Rock Island zone (continent)? Is that an oversight, or just a weird reality of the local names?
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Re: Quad Cities Map [29 Aug 2011] v7.03.2 pg. 1&27

Postby ironsij0287 on Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:19 pm

ender516 wrote:So the Blackhawk region (territory) is not part of the Blackhawk zone (continent), but rather part of the Rock Island zone (continent)? Is that an oversight, or just a weird reality of the local names?


Weird reality I guess. The Blackhawk territory in Rock Island is where Blackhawk State Park is located in real life. While Blackhawk continent is named for Blackhawk Township which encompasses most of that area.

A lot of things in the Illinois Quad Cities have the name Blackhawk. That area was where Sauk leader Chief Black Hawk spent a large part of his life. He's the same person that the NHL Chicago Blackhawks get their name from, albeit indirectly.
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Re: Quad Cities Map [29 Aug 2011] v7.03.2 pg. 1&27

Postby OliverFA on Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:11 pm

Well, this map was already XML approved. However, I confirm that after fixing the coordinates for some territories, everything seems to continue being ok.
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