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Making a Map: 1/8/2014 13:19:23


pragmaphile
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I'm going to begin the creation of a map and I have some questions.

1. Do always have to use 1000*1000px document? If yes why?
2. If I add a background (Ie a real world map and then I add territories on it), won't it be blurred when zooming ingame?
3. Is the set of bonuses and territories meant to be done on WarLight Editor?
4. Do you know a good tutorial for map development in video?
Making a Map: 1/8/2014 15:03:57


Min34 
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1. No, you can use any format you want to use, but 1000x1000 is recommended if you draw a squarish or circle like map.

2. It might be blurred, but most picture get blurred when you zoom in on them to much. If you want to avoid it you need to find the best pictures you can find so the blurriness isn`t that bad.

3. You have to draw the territories in Inkscape and you need to draw the bonuslinks in Inkscape. You have to name and assign them in the WarLight editor.

4.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=az62ZVRiNaQ
Making a Map: 1/8/2014 16:29:41


Moros 
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2. Warlight doesn't handle background pictures. They will become invisible at best, and make the file too big for uploading at worst. You need to convert the image to vectors if you want it to show up in WarLight. Vectors never get blurry, no matter how far you zoom in.
Making a Map: 1/8/2014 16:56:55


pragmaphile
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Thanks for these fast answers.

So Question 2 v2.0:
How do I create vectors for my map background.

Edited 1/8/2014 16:57:46
Making a Map: 1/12/2014 21:34:33


pragmaphile
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Please?

Edited 1/12/2014 21:34:48
Making a Map: 1/13/2014 08:29:59


Urfang
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convert the picture into svg format
Making a Map: 1/13/2014 08:35:38


Moros 
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There's multiple sites that do it, but Inkscape has a built-in option as well. Select the image and click Path -> Trace Bitmap...
That opens up a screen with various options you can play with. Remember, the more layers, the better the quality, but also the bigger the file size.
Making a Map: 1/13/2014 17:16:37


pragmaphile
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@Urfang, I tried, but it didn't work
@Moros, Thanks, I'll check
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