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Help!: 5/4/2012 12:29:32

dragonnoodle
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Hello, I have been trying to make a map of the city I live in for about 2 hours now, but I seem to be doing something wrong.
I have drawn the basic outline of my city (using the bezier tool) but now I don't know how to make the different territories!
Can anybody help me?
Help!: 5/4/2012 12:56:53


Moros 
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Okay, I assume you now know how the tool works. Just draw small paths and give them the ID Territory_1, and the next one Territory_2, and so on. To give them ID's you right click on them and select Properties.
You should read the Wiki [here](http://wiki.warlight.net/index.php/Map_Making).
Help!: 5/4/2012 13:01:31

dragonnoodle
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@moros

Well that is basicly what I have been doing, but the problem is that these tiny holes appear between the lines of the world map and of the territory outline, how do I fix this? Also, when I try to load the level into testing mode, an error pops up saying that no centre point has been specified, how do I solve this? I tried the wiki but it doesn't help me much...
Help!: 5/4/2012 13:34:22


Moros 
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Tiny holes? I have never heard of that problem, could you perhaps show us a screenshot of what you mean?

And the no-center-point-problem can be fixed by... adding center-points!
You select the center-point-tool here (red arrow)
![](http://i47.tinypic.com/2n71m34.png)
And clicking anywhere on a territory gives you a dot like here (yellow arrow). This dot gives the location for where the army number will be shown, and where the attack/transfer arrows will point to.
Help!: 5/4/2012 13:44:56

dragonnoodle
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Thanks for the help concerning the centre-point!
As for the lines-touching problem, here is a screenshot:


Ugh... Ok, so uploading images is not one of my strong points...
Let me try to describe it:
I have a world map like this:
____
| |
| |
|__|

Than I draw my territory:

____
| -|
| ||
|_-|
(hope that is clear?)

And then either a small gap appears where the two borders meet or the territory border overshoots it by a bit, am I doing it wrong?
Help!: 5/4/2012 13:50:58

dragonnoodle
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Oops! Never mind, turns out that I don't need to draw a real "world" outline...
Sorry about that!
But what if two territories border eachother, how can I make their outlines go over eachother perfectly?
Help!: 5/4/2012 13:54:02


Moros 
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Hmmm... Are you talking about a border between two territories of the same bonus, or two that have different bonuses?
Borders between territories should overlap each other, but if it's a little off it's no big deal.
Borders between territories from different bonuses however should be adjacent, so that the colours of the two different bonuses are clearly visible.

More info [here](http://wiki.warlight.net/index.php/Map_guidelines#Border_overlap)

Or do you mean that you know of these rules, and followed them in Inkscape, but on WarLight it looks different? Perhaps you set the stroke width wrongly (or didn't change it at all), Inkscape sets it at default at 1.5 pixel, but it should be 1 pixel.
Help!: 5/4/2012 14:00:17

dragonnoodle
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And making them overlap is just done by hand I presume?
Help!: 5/4/2012 14:07:36


Moros 
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Ok, for two territories of the same bonus there are a number of possibilities:

1. The regular way. That is: drawing two territories and moving the adjacent nodes by hand to each other. This is very time-consuming, but sometimes it's the only way.

2. The division way. Here, you first draw an entire bonus, like whole Africa on the small earth map. Then, you draw a different line over it, exactly at the place where you want the border between two territories to be. Then, select both and use the division tool.

3. The overlap way (I couldn't think of a better name). Detailed explanation [here](http://warlight.net/Forum/Thread.aspx?ThreadID=3332&Offset=11).
Help!: 5/4/2012 14:18:31

dragonnoodle
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Thanks a bunch!
And, by the way, ik ben ook Nederlands :P
Help!: 5/4/2012 14:33:53


Moros 
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Dat zet mijn teller op 9 :)
Help!: 5/4/2012 14:44:39


Moros 
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Oh, and the only way for inter-bonus borders is by hand, so I wouldn't make too many nodes at the border of bonuses.
Help!: 5/4/2012 14:53:15

dragonnoodle
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Nogmaals bedankt, ik zal de map wel eventjes linken wanneer hij klaar is ;)
Help!: 5/4/2012 15:49:11

dragonnoodle
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http://WarLight.net/SinglePlayer.aspx?PreviewMap=13075
Finished! Just need to test it and than I will make it public!
Help!: 5/7/2012 18:23:38


Ⓖ. Ⓐrun 
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i thought it was a city!

is this your first map?
Help!: 5/7/2012 18:31:58


Richard Sharpe 
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Arun,

It is a [city](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tholen). By the way, the internet is an amazing thing... I suggest you use it some time.
Help!: 5/7/2012 18:36:05


Ⓖ. Ⓐrun 
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what i meant was, i was expecting a mini bloom bridge

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must you be so scathing all the time?
Help!: 5/7/2012 18:40:52


Moros 
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It's an island and a city, but the map is about the island.
By the way, a map is an amazing thing... I suggest you use it some time.
Help!: 5/7/2012 18:44:09


Ⓖ. Ⓐrun 
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my previous post still stands
Help!: 5/7/2012 18:46:19


Richard Sharpe 
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If you meant that then why not say that? Why make such nebulous statements and then get upset when others don't get your intended meaning?

Simple rule to live by... say what you mean and mean what you say.

And yes, I must be scathing. I don't handle stupidity well.
Help!: 5/7/2012 21:31:03


Major Risk 
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Anywhere I can find more about the Beizer tool? I've been doing my maps with the pencil tool(Freehand) and then re-arranging the nodes... I would like to know if it is better. :D Thanks.
Help!: 5/8/2012 00:18:29


Richard Sharpe 
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Bezier is most definitely better. Makes far cleaner lines. My best recommendation to learn it (and all the Inkscape tools) is to simply play around with it. Nothing teaches so well as practical experience.
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