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Help: 11/8/2018 01:17:05


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Edited 11/21/2018 06:57:33
Help: 11/8/2018 12:49:11


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Yeah, it's hard to stay under the 2MB limit. Without seeing the SVG, I can't give specific tips, so here's some broad tips that always help:

- Combine (ctrl-k) everything that can be combined. Everything that can have the same colour and name can be combined. All the dots around the coast line can be combined; all the patches of grass can be combined; etc.
- Use straight lines instead of curves wherever you can (but it seems you did this already - not sure about the small aesthetics).
- If I remember correctly, cloning an object instead of duplicating or copy/pasting saves space.
- If you've made a lot of versions and corrections since beginning, simply using the "clean up document" feature in Inkscape (under "file") can shave off a lot too.
- Depending on the scale you're working on, you can go to File>Inkscape Preferences>SVG output and lower the precision.

If all else fails, I'm a fan of SVGomg (at https://jakearchibald.github.io/svgomg/), but it has a habit of ruining your file, so always use a back-up.
UNCHECK "round/rewrite paths".
If you've already done bonus and territory names, UNCHECK "Clean ID's".
All other features can be on. Sliding down the "precision" slider will help a lot, but will cost you the fine details of the aesthetics, so play around with the costs/benefits of that.

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In general, simply combining all that can be combined and removing all unused layers, duplicates and temporary (meta) data will be enough (I got my Flower Wars map from 4 MB down to 3 MB by just doing that). If you're willing to sacrifice detail, SVGomg can get it down by another 50%.
If you're really desperate, you can open the SVG file in a tekst editor and remove all useless spaces, decimals, inkscape configurations etc., which takes hours and will save maybe another 0,1 MB (not recommended :p)


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Looking forward to the map!

Edited 11/8/2018 12:50:24
Help: 11/8/2018 18:46:06


Mudderducker 
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Also save the SVG as a plain SVG instead of the usual file save, it gives you a little bit more space. The only thing is you have to change the save back to the standard save before you close inkscape.
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