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How to make a Huge map smaller?: 2/14/2014 22:39:18


[NL] Willem van Oranje
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Does anyone knows how to make a huge map smaller when you already simplified the map?
I have already 900 territories and I just need 100 territories but my map is to big already. I simplified the territories but that isn't enough. I saw that some maps (like huge poland and Big USA) have more than 2.000.000 bytes. How is that possible?
Are there any other ways to make the file smaller?
How to make a Huge map smaller?: 2/14/2014 23:34:38


Min34 
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Do you have a picture as background or something? If territories are complicated, simplifing them once might not be enough.

Link to the map?

Edited 2/14/2014 23:35:18
How to make a Huge map smaller?: 2/15/2014 05:26:01

Nicky
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I have the same problem with an Asia Diplomacy map that I'm creating. It has 13 territories and 13 bonus links. But apparently it's >7 million bytes. What?

Edited 2/15/2014 05:28:30
How to make a Huge map smaller?: 2/15/2014 08:35:07


Moros 
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It's always the picture(s). Remove it, save it in a different file and upload that to warlight.

Edited 2/15/2014 08:35:17
How to make a Huge map smaller?: 2/15/2014 09:47:33


skunk940 
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Get rid of pictures.
How to make a Huge map smaller?: 2/15/2014 10:21:36


[NL] Willem van Oranje
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Hmm I removed the picture, but it isn't enough, I have between 2 an 2.1 kb
At the start I didn't put a picture in the inkscape file but I just linked it.
How to make a Huge map smaller?: 2/15/2014 12:20:09


Moros 
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What you can do is saving it as a regular svg file instead of an inkscape svg file. That takes away about a third of the file size with no changes to the map.
How to make a Huge map smaller?: 2/15/2014 14:20:48


[NL] Willem van Oranje
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Thank you so much for this tip! The svg-inkscapes file was 2.031 kb (1.954 is the limit) and when I converted it to a normal SVG file it was 1.911 kb!

One other question. If you simplify a path and then use the path to split the region to 2 regions, it seems that the previous simplified path become more complicated (which means more kb) how is this possible?
Now I simplified the territories when they were complete, which can give overlapping borders.
How to make a Huge map smaller?: 2/15/2014 16:00:14


[REGL] Pooh 
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How did you generate your paths? I found that simplifying a few times, then changing a few of the nodes to make it look better worked. Yes, its manual, but can greatly reduce map size.

Can you share a singleplayer map link now that its uploaded?
How to make a Huge map smaller?: 2/15/2014 20:37:47


[NL] Willem van Oranje
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On the same way as in the youtube movie below and I used the Inkscape tips page chapter path division (see also below)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDkXmoEOggQ
http://wiki.warlight.net/index.php/Inkscape_tips

The map isn't finished yet, I have to work on it in warlight (creatig bonussses, name territories and connecting terrtories etc.
How to make a Huge map smaller?: 2/16/2014 08:31:37


[NL] Willem van Oranje
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