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Postby gavin_sidhu on Mon Sep 18, 2006 4:57 am

I like it. U do need to fix Cyprus' army though and i think you should change the colour of Ptolomy, it looks so dull compared with the colours of the other continents.
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Postby Marvaddin on Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:17 am

I agree about the difficult names and Cyprus number. Im also feeling the lack of the army shadows... no many maps without it...

What name will be put in create game page? Alexander's Empire? We need a reduced form, this name is huge and wouldnt fit well.
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Postby sfhbballnut on Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:04 pm

It looks great, I can't wait!!!!!!! :D :)
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Postby Mr. K on Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:06 pm

Marvaddin wrote:Im also feeling the lack of the army shadows... no many maps without it...

So what? It works just fine, and army shadows wouldn't work well on this map, and I personally think this map looks better without them anyway.

What name will be put in create game page? Alexander's Empire? We need a reduced form, this name is huge and wouldnt fit well.

Right, I changed the title because a lot of people thought the full "Alexander the Great" would be better, so I used the room I had to squeeze it in. The shortened title will probably just be Alexander's Empire.
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Postby Mr. K on Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:07 pm

As for the concerns about the name sizes, i'll try and work something out on that as soon as i'm able to find the photoshop file... :oops:

I'll try moving Cyprus' name around too, but i'm not sure it'll look better ontop of the island, the number just totally blocks out the island (cause its small) and its hard to tell whats going on.
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Postby Gilligan on Wed Sep 27, 2006 6:25 pm

when is this gonna get quenched?!?!
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Postby AndyDufresne on Wed Sep 27, 2006 6:30 pm

When it's ready, and not a minute sooner. :)


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Postby Mr. K on Wed Sep 27, 2006 7:00 pm

Yeah so I tried a desperate search for the photoshop file and I didn't find it. I'll look again, but not for a while cause i'm having an INSANE few weeks.... Haha sorry to give false hope on its quick return, but atleast ya'll know i'm still alive.
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Postby gavin_sidhu on Wed Sep 27, 2006 7:02 pm

Still not going to change the wisp in the mediteranian sea?
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Postby Mr. K on Wed Sep 27, 2006 7:24 pm

nope. at this point i'm only addressing new concerns, cause all the old ones have been more than dealt with.

So yeah, when I find that photoshop file (and some time) i'll see what I can do about the name sizes, and i'll also make sure that note is more visible.
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Postby ttocs on Sun Oct 08, 2006 11:26 pm

has this map been abandoned?
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Postby AndyDufresne on Sun Oct 08, 2006 11:28 pm

I don't believe so. Mr. K is a busy man, and just hasn't had a lot of time for cartography. We'll see if he ever posts an update though :)


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Postby strike wolf on Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:16 am

I like it. It's not as similar to the middle east map as I thought it might have been.
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Postby gavin_sidhu on Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:56 am

strike wolf wrote:I like it. It's not as similar to the middle east map as I thought it might have been.
I think it is, but as Middle East map blows, its alright.
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Postby Mr. K on Mon Oct 09, 2006 1:06 am

AndyDufresne wrote:I don't believe so. Mr. K is a busy man, and just hasn't had a lot of time for cartography. We'll see if he ever posts an update though :)


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He's right. worky work busy bee. This map will have its day, I promise.
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Postby ttocs on Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:23 pm

k, thanks mr k., it is an awesome map
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Postby Mr. K on Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:26 pm

Thanks ttocs.

Well, I never did find that lost photoshop file, so I just redid the work. Turned out I didn't really have to do that much. I fixed Cyprus' location and I upped the size of the suggested names (actually, i made all the names a little bit bigger).

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I think it might be ready, lets see what ya'll think.
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Postby gavin_sidhu on Wed Oct 11, 2006 2:38 am

make the link between media and capsien sea slightly bigger, bit hard to tell whether it connects. Is Lydia and Thrace connected?
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Postby Mr. K on Wed Oct 11, 2006 3:16 am

Thrace and Lydia do not connect. I believe the coast of Media is definitely clear, though.
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Postby Megalomaniac on Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:31 am

Not sure if anyone has mentioned this or the map has been corrected since but in the original it would be more accurate to swap the name tags for mesopotamia and assyria.
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Postby AndyDufresne on Wed Oct 11, 2006 11:59 am

A few names are still a little hard on the eye
  • India Inferior
  • Hyrcania?
  • Caria
  • Pisidia

are a few that are still rather small. I know there might be little room, but I'd still look into upping the name sizes of those...and perhaps others, a little more. Otherwise this map is nearing an end!


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Postby Mr. K on Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:25 pm

AndyDufresne wrote:A few names are still a little hard on the eye
  • India Inferior
  • Hyrcania?
  • Caria
  • Pisidia
are a few that are still rather small. I know there might be little room, but I'd still look into upping the name sizes of those...and perhaps others, a little more. Otherwise this map is nearing an end!


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Believe me, I tried with all four of those. I'm afraid thats as big as they get. If they're any bigger, they get even harder to read because the border lines interfere with the writing to much and you really have problems. Really they're not any smaller than the average for this map, they're just harder to read cause the border lines interfere.
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Postby Mr. K on Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:29 pm

Megalomaniac wrote:Not sure if anyone has mentioned this or the map has been corrected since but in the original it would be more accurate to swap the name tags for mesopotamia and assyria.


I'm not sure. Both empires controlled the other's area (plus more) at their height, so its tough to say. The map I used as a reference for this time period labeled the borders that way, so I think i'll just leave it.
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Postby AndyDufresne on Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:37 pm

I think the problem I have lies with the ' i 's of the name font. But if no one else has a problem with it, we can most likely get this baby up.


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Postby Mr. K on Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:56 pm

If you think its a big enough problem (I completely understand it, I've thoughtt his too) I could go ahead and manually dot some of my i's.
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