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New map (R.Macedonia) first look, will be ready for testing soon.: 8/6/2012 01:33:20


Incaman
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Well i finally finished my first map. This is the smaller version and still working on a larger one. I tested the connections and center points so they should be fine. It has a lot of choke points and i'm considering adding mountain passes. The large bonuses need more adjustment and when that's finished it will be ready for testing. Here's a link for anyone interested in a preview.

http://WarLight.net/SinglePlayer.aspx?PreviewMap=15347

If you have any suggestions they're always welcome.
New map (R.Macedonia) first look, will be ready for testing soon.: 8/6/2012 04:12:38


JAM
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Souldn't GolemGrad be part of Pelagonia?
New map (R.Macedonia) first look, will be ready for testing soon.: 8/6/2012 11:34:28


Incaman
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Yes it should, missed that thx :)
New map (R.Macedonia) first look, will be ready for testing soon.: 8/6/2012 11:35:52


Moros 
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Looking good! I'm in for testing. The superbonuses look fine.
New map (R.Macedonia) first look, will be ready for testing soon.: 8/6/2012 12:05:10


I∂ƒ∂oggY 
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This will be a great map! I'm in for testing as well.
New map (R.Macedonia) first look, will be ready for testing soon.: 8/6/2012 12:19:31


Green 
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Out of curiosity, and slightly off subject, how do you align the borders so they don't overlap each other, but don't leave gaps revealing the background. Is there a trick to it? Or do you have to zoom right in and move each node manually?

I've tried making maps before and I use the division tool to divide up large areas into territories, but this leaves borders overlapping.
New map (R.Macedonia) first look, will be ready for testing soon.: 8/6/2012 12:52:47


Moros 
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You should first draw the bonuses, and use the division tool for that. For the borders between bonuses, there is no trick, you'll have to do it manually. It can help to make the borders transparent and in different colors.
New map (R.Macedonia) first look, will be ready for testing soon.: 8/6/2012 13:07:38


Incaman
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I∂ƒ∂oggY (AHoL)
Moros

Thanks for the comments guys it will be ready for testing in few days and i'm planing on making the first game 3 vs 3 so u will surely be invited :)

Green

I'm drawing my maps in illustrator so if u'r using inkscape can't help u much because i'm not familiar with the options. Although the basic controls should be the same only under different name so:

As Moros said above u first cutout the bonuses then i'm using offseth path before i cut the small territories that make the bonus. What this does is it moves the path (borders) just back so they are just right (may need some tweaking). Then u cutout the smaller territories. I'm sure if u search the net u could find tutorials for how to do this in inkscape (maybe try "offset path in inkscape" or something similar). Just remember to save a new file after every step in case u need to go back.

Cheers and stay well :))
New map (R.Macedonia) first look, will be ready for testing soon.: 8/6/2012 13:09:51


Urfang
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It looks like a brain :D anyway it is a very well map.
New map (R.Macedonia) first look, will be ready for testing soon.: 8/6/2012 13:12:48


Moros 
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Saving a new file after every step? I've never done that, and I think it will clog up your computer very fast.
New map (R.Macedonia) first look, will be ready for testing soon.: 8/6/2012 13:49:10


Incaman
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It kidda does not that u've mentioned it, guess we're a very smart nation :))

Moros

Well there are only 5-6 steps 1.draw the outline 2.divide the bonuses 3. offset the paths 4. divide the territories 5.final touches and they are vector files so shouldn't take too much space, vector files never do (unless u'r doing something wrong :)))
New map (R.Macedonia) first look, will be ready for testing soon.: 8/6/2012 14:02:58


Moros 
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Oooh, I thought you meant every action. So a new file after every division, new territory, adjustment, and so on. That would raise into the thousands in my two largest maps.
New map (R.Macedonia) first look, will be ready for testing soon.: 8/6/2012 14:11:10


Urfang
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New map (R.Macedonia) first look, will be ready for testing soon.: 8/6/2012 14:13:44


Green 
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Thankyou very much.
New map (R.Macedonia) first look, will be ready for testing soon.: 8/6/2012 14:20:16


Incaman
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Urfang, what i meant is yes it does it was a It kidda does not that u've mentioned it but should have been It kidda does now that u've mentioned it hahaha but thanks for the illustration :)
no problem Green anytime
New map (R.Macedonia) first look, will be ready for testing soon.: 8/6/2012 15:24:41


Ironheart
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i will like to test too
New map (R.Macedonia) first look, will be ready for testing soon.: 8/6/2012 15:52:04


Incaman
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Sure Ironheart
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