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Large World 1914: 3/19/2014 21:19:04


zxctycxz [Ollie Bye] 
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I'm making a map of the World in 1914, and after finishing the British and French Empires, I uploaded it to Warlight to check everything was okay, but it's already exceeded the limit on how much memory it makes up, yet I've only done about 700 territories. Does anyone know if there's anything I can do to fix the problem?



By the way, I think something's wrong with the image, it's only showing the Western Hemisphere, but you get the idea of what it's like.
Large World 1914: 3/19/2014 21:47:48


Wenyun 
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1. If you have a background picture you're drawing from, get rid of it, save to a different file, and then upload that different file.

2. Use the scroll-bar?
Large World 1914: 3/19/2014 21:53:46


[NL] Willem van Oranje
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Some possible idea's to make the map smaller
- simplify the territories with Ctrl+L
- Use draw bezier curves and straight lines option (beneath pencil button) to draw territories
- If you draw from a picture, make sure the picture is linked to the document and not added.
- you document has to be smaller than 1954 kb, it's possible to make a huge map in this range, just minimize the data of all the territories
- http://wiki.warlight.net/index.php/Inkscape_tips for more tips
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDkXmoEOggQ for an ideal way to make neat territories with low data.
- you can reduce the size with 100kb by saving the document as svg file in stead of svg-inkscape file, but do this only when your map is finished (because you cannot work on the map in inkscape anymore)
- for more tips check the forum ;)
Large World 1914: 3/20/2014 15:53:11


zxctycxz [Ollie Bye] 
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Thanks so much, I should be okay now.
Large World 1914: 3/20/2014 16:00:53


Belgian Gentleman 
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Did you removed the image from where you got it from?

Edited 3/20/2014 16:02:46
Large World 1914: 3/22/2014 16:45:28


zxctycxz [Ollie Bye] 
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Yeah, it's just about small enough now. But the British Empire makes up about 22% of the land, and the French Empire makes about 8%, so I think I'll use Beizer Curves from now on.
Large World 1914: 3/22/2014 18:06:44


Belgian Gentleman 
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Can you give the map link?
Large World 1914: 3/23/2014 17:34:15


zxctycxz [Ollie Bye] 
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Whenever I try to copy the URL, it just goes to the normal multi-player window, but here's a link to a game using the map:

http://warlight.net/MultiPlayer?GameID=5904213
Large World 1914: 3/29/2014 17:26:21


zxctycxz [Ollie Bye] 
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Oh, I've found out how to do it, here it is:

http://warlight.net/SinglePlayer?PreviewMap=31273
Large World 1914: 3/30/2014 02:04:57

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Why is the Isle of Man not in the UK bonus?
Large World 1914: 4/4/2014 17:44:31


zxctycxz [Ollie Bye] 
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It's a dependency of the UK, so it's actually part of the Union in the same way England is, for example. I may make it part the UK though, because the game would run better like that, I think.
Large World 1914: 4/4/2014 21:04:07

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I saw the map, I like it. When it comes to WWI maps, the one thing we lack (even though we have like 7) is that only one or two have detail. This map has good detail for a map of the world, and I believe it will be the only world map of WWI with detail.

P.S. ; Don't forget to make a WWI 1914 and 1917 distribution mode when making the map.

Edited 4/4/2014 21:04:53
Large World 1914: 4/5/2014 14:46:52


Lord Veigar
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Looks pretty good, but there are some few minor mistakes with some of the names of bonuses in Canada.

1. It wasn't called the Domain of Canada. It was the Dominion of Canada
2. Nunavat is spelled Nunavut, and that didn't exist as a territory until 1999. It should be part of the North West territories.
3. Northwestern territories should be called the Northwest Territories.
Large World 1914: 4/5/2014 15:45:17


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So, this isn't "diplomacy" bonus setup, is it?
Large World 1914: 4/5/2014 23:13:20


zxctycxz [Ollie Bye] 
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Yeah, I'll try to create scenarios for different points of WW1. As for the Canada bonus names, I corrected it from saying "Domain" to "Dominion" a while ago, but thanks for telling me about the other two things, because I wouldn't have noticed otherwise. By the way, I can't send the latest map at the moment, because I'm using the mobile version, but I'll send it to you tomorrow. It's just South America to go.
Large World 1914: 4/6/2014 11:06:19


zxctycxz [Ollie Bye] 
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Here it is - http://warlight.net/SinglePlayer?PreviewMap=31549
Is Canada okay now?
Large World 1914: 4/6/2014 12:15:51


MrOobling
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Western Katanga is missing from the Belgium super bonus. Also, some of the north Russian islands should be merged (to make it more realistic- the east north Russian islands were not as wealthy as a third of France). A lot of the sea connections are very confusing or not shown. Perhaps it would be better if it is just one line instead of many lines for the different empires. Here is a quote from 'Map Guidelines' in the Wiki: Minimize long connections or drastically uneven territory size. Finally, the super bonuses are valued too high- they should be around 1 per bonus. It would be silly if Canada steamrolled the USA just because they finished the super bonus a couple of turns earlier. Perhaps use Issander's huge world's value method.

Edited 4/6/2014 12:34:27
Large World 1914: 4/6/2014 14:10:08


zxctycxz [Ollie Bye] 
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Those bonus values probably won't be the final ones, I was considering doing it proportional to GDP or something. But I'd agree with you about the sea lines, they are bit over-the-top, I'll see what I can do to fix that.
Large World 1914: 4/8/2014 15:39:58


zxctycxz [Ollie Bye] 
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Here's a alternative way of doing it that one of the developers thought of - http://warlight.net/SinglePlayer?PreviewMap=31614
Large World 1914: 4/8/2014 17:32:40


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Nova Zhemlya in Russia is not an Island but a group of 2 islands
you splitted it in 2 piece called north " and south " but actually the northeren part is called the Island of Severny and the Southern part is called the Island of Juzhny.

Also Finland has modern borders on this map, but that can't be possible because these modern borders are shaped after World war 2 (not before)

German Cameroun had territory under spanish equatorial Africa. A part of northern Gabon and French congo should be added to German Cameroun.

edit= Takimski and Tukarak are not part of Québec or Ontario but are part of North West territories. Still they're part of Nunavut today.

The Southern Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Alaska is unnamed

Bear Island is not connected with "Southern" Nova Zhemlya

Edited 4/8/2014 17:57:08
Large World 1914: 4/8/2014 18:51:52


MrOobling
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There is no line between French Somaliland and Mahe. There is no connection between Danish Antilles and British Virgin Islands although there looks like there should be. Great Nicobar and Kandy are not connected (Sri Lanka to Indonesia). Southern China does not connect to French Indochina or parts of Vietnam. Badakhshan is missing connections (Afghanistan). Helmand does not connect to Ghor (Afghanistan).

Edited 4/8/2014 18:57:25
Large World 1914: 4/9/2014 14:27:24


zxctycxz [Ollie Bye] 
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Then and now, borders are often based along rivers and mountain ranges, rather than just "lines in the sand," so to speak. Finland's border hasn't really changed enough to be noticeable on a map of this scale. I've dealt with the other problems now. I'm going to run a final test game before it goes public, so we don't have worry about the connections too much, as they'll be picked up then.

Edited 4/9/2014 14:31:59
Large World 1914: 4/10/2014 16:44:50


zxctycxz [Ollie Bye] 
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I tried to make it public, but it was rejected due to some of the territories being too small.

Here're two screenshots from the map. There places, such as the top image, that I know I need to fix, but is the bottom image okay?

Screenshots -
Map Link - http://warlight.net/SinglePlayer?PreviewMap=31656
Large World 1914: 4/10/2014 18:11:16


Belgian Gentleman 
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do you know the trick with circles?
Large World 1914: 4/10/2014 19:11:21


zxctycxz [Ollie Bye] 
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That rings a bell, I can't quite remember how to do it. Could you refresh me?
Large World 1914: 4/11/2014 00:04:43


Arc Light
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1) Make a circle
2) Place the circle over the territory
If your territory is next to other territories, then do step 3 . If not, skip to step 4
3) a) Copy your circle
b) Click the circle, hold down shift and then click the neighboring territories your circle's border overlaps with.
c)Click the Path button in the menu panel, then click "difference". The circle should now be gone, along with a hole in the neighboring territory.
d) Re-paste the circle over the cut-out shape and territory you want to make bigger.
4) a)Click the territory, then hold down the shift button and click the circle
b)Click the Path button in the menu panel, then click "Union"

note: if multiple territories are too small you may end up having to merge a couple together.
Large World 1914: 4/11/2014 00:09:29


Arc Light
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Also, not to be rude, but your territorial distributions of America are a little off. But I'm guessing by your picture you are British, which makes sense. I could help you rename and redraw some places.

Edited 4/11/2014 00:09:48
Large World 1914: 4/11/2014 11:55:35


zxctycxz [Ollie Bye] 
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I used a US state map to do the USA, so I hope there aren't too many that are wrong. Anyway, you can help rename them. Which ones are wrong?
Large World 1914: 4/11/2014 14:12:08


Belgian Gentleman 
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You have much missing links, Orange state in SA doesn't even link with its 3 neighbouring territories
Large World 1914: 4/11/2014 20:14:13


Arc Light
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The states aren't exactly wrong, but the way some of them are divided and named are bland and uncommon.
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