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Re: Cuban Missile Crisis [11 Aug 2011] (v34 page 4)

Postby natty dread on Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:13 pm

What does the cyan target symbol mean?
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Re: Cuban Missile Crisis [11 Aug 2011] (v34 page 4)

Postby Ace Rimmer on Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:21 pm

natty_dread wrote:What does the cyan target symbol mean?


Which one? On USAF F-102, it means it bombards the locations with cyan targets (see the legend). On Volya and B-59, it means they are bombarded by USAF F-102.
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Re: Cuban Missile Crisis [11 Aug 2011] (v34 page 4)

Postby DiM on Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:41 pm

the amount of detail on this map is insane. i love it. i have the feeling that it reminds me of something. perhaps a videogame... not sure.

onto nitpicking:

i think that the missiles and the ships should also cast a small shadow.
the title appears to be a bit blurry and has a slight curvature. everything else is so crisp and clearly defined.
also i'm not a big fan of the red colouring on the soviet ships. i know that it's done for gameplay reasons to make them easily identifiable, but i think the little flags should be enough. however this is just a personal taste and if you want to keep the colour i won't say anything.

anyway, i think you should work on the small map so that you can get more feedback and a badge.
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Re: Cuban Missile Crisis [11 Aug 2011] (v34 page 4)

Postby natty dread on Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:42 pm

Ah, ok. I didn't notice it on the aircraft...

I say remove the symbols from the aircrafts.

I also recommend making the legend bigger, and using more visual elements instead of text.
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Re: Cuban Missile Crisis [11 Aug 2011] (v34 page 4)

Postby Ace Rimmer on Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:46 pm

natty: I don't see where more visual elements would go into the legend. Have any more concrete suggestions to help me understand?

DiM: thanks for the feedback.
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Re: Cuban Missile Crisis [11 Aug 2011] (v34 page 4)

Postby natty dread on Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:58 pm

Well, how about this: come up with a symbol for the HQ:s, then replace the "Both hq:s 0ne-way assault" etc. text with the HQ symbol & arrow to launch button symbol.

The Aircraft/sub bombardment text... replace with it icons of each aircraft & sub, with arrows going to their target symbols... and add the subtitle "Bombardments".
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Re: Cuban Missile Crisis [11 Aug 2011] (v34 page 4)

Postby Ace Rimmer on Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:34 am

V36:

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List of changes:

* "Cuban Missile Crisis" logo/title changed. The Cuban flag overlay is now vertical and the text is clearer/straight.
* Taken all of the red-colouring off the Soviet ships. Although it was useful to have as a quick indicator of a ship's ownership, all ships have flags denoting their ownership and the US ships are grouped in one area, and the Soviets in another, so it's not as if you could easily mistake them.
* Moved the mini-flags close to the region labels so to create a uniform pattern among all ships to quickly identify its ownership.
* Altered the bottom legend and created a "Bombardments" section as Natty suggested.
* Recreated all missile-base missiles, both US and Soviet ones.
* Added slight flag overlays on the nuclear launch buttons for graphical purposes.
* Moved the "It is 1962" text over where it is more suited.


To-Do [before creating large]:

* Create shadows for ships.
* Recreate the arrow connecting Cuba to Haiti.
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Re: Cuban Missile Crisis [17 Aug 2011] (v36 page 5)

Postby lostatlimbo on Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:15 pm

Just gets better and better. Can't wait to play this one!
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Re: Cuban Missile Crisis [17 Aug 2011] (v36 page 5)

Postby Ace Rimmer on Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:44 pm

lostatlimbo wrote:Just gets better and better. Can't wait to play this one!


Thx mate :)
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Re: Cuban Missile Crisis [17 Aug 2011] (v36 page 5)

Postby Nola_Lifer on Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:05 pm

The "one way assaults" text looks super blurry to me in the right hand legend. Also, is it possible to make some of the text slightly larger?
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Re: Cuban Missile Crisis [17 Aug 2011] (v36 page 5)

Postby TaCktiX on Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:37 am

It's actually both One Way Assaults texts. They have the same amount of blurriness, particularly around the word "assaults." Likewise, the left side white text has blur ("and all", "button" most prominently), and the bottom left legend's Jamaica has blur.

Also, why are the Cambria and Azou significantly blacker than any of the other ships? It seems odd.
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Re: Cuban Missile Crisis [17 Aug 2011] (v36 page 5)

Postby Victor Sullivan on Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:38 am

On the one hand, I like the Cuban flag in the title, but I think it makes it more difficult to read. This is quality work, Ace, keep it up!

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Re: Cuban Missile Crisis [17 Aug 2011] (v36 page 5)

Postby TaCktiX on Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:42 am

Ninja-re-reply: I agree with Victor and forgot to say it originally. The flag makes the title almost impossible to read. Perhaps lighter tones of red, white, and blue?
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Re: Cuban Missile Crisis [17 Aug 2011] (v36 page 5)

Postby Nola_Lifer on Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:53 am

Damn, I had no problems reading the title.
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Re: Cuban Missile Crisis [17 Aug 2011] (v36 page 5)

Postby DiM on Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:58 am

i find the title very readable too.
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