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Map Design 101?: 9/10/2012 14:05:39


[中国阳朔]TexasJohn 
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Hey guys, I need some very basic advice from an experienced map maker. Here is my situation:

I don't know how many of you play the East Asia map, but it is one of my favorites. However, a few months ago, I started getting annoyed at the often inaccurate territory names. I asked Fizzer if I could adopt the map, not to make any gameplay changes, but merely to change the territory names. He and the previous creator agreed to my suggestion, so I am now listed as the creator of the East Asia map. My problem? I can't figure out how to edit the map, as I never created it and don't have any files. How do I edit a map that was never on my computer, even though I am technically the "creator"?

This is the first of many questions I will have about this, as I am completely new to any form of map-making.

Thanks for any help!
Map Design 101?: 9/10/2012 14:55:29


antiloopje
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Multiplayer tab > design maps > Manage this map > click most recent version > Change selected version mode (into development) > Edit selected version > Download stored SVG

This should work
Map Design 101?: 9/10/2012 15:01:34


antiloopje
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If you'v never ever made a map, first go here: http://wiki.warlight.net/index.php/Uploading_your_SVG and then click the link. I don't know if this is necesary or not.
Map Design 101?: 9/10/2012 15:04:42


Richard Sharpe 
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Additionally, if all you are interested in doing is changing territory names, there is no need to download the SVG. The naming is done once the SVG has been uploaded to Warlight so everything can be done from your browser window with no additional software required.
Map Design 101?: 9/10/2012 17:04:10


[中国阳朔]TexasJohn 
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I don't have this "design map" option on my Multiplayer tab.
Map Design 101?: 9/10/2012 17:09:20


[REGL] Pooh 
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You have to enable it.

http://warlight.net/EnableMapDevelopment.aspx

If you're just changing territory names, you should be fine without an SVG Editor.

If you're chaning bonus names, you'll need to have an SVG Editor (Inkscape).

To change a bonus name, you need to both change the object properties for the bonus link and in the warlight editor, you need to change the bonus name.
Map Design 101?: 9/10/2012 20:10:07


[中国阳朔]TexasJohn 
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Thanks for the help guys, it seems to be working, at least for what I want to do. Essentially, I want to rename most, if not all, of the territory names in China.

Does anyone know enough about the rest of the places on the East Asia map to know if the system used to name the territories make sense? I know they don't for the Chinese territories, so I will change them, and any others that are brought to my attention.
Map Design 101?: 9/10/2012 22:03:47


i-like-swords
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I don't know about the rest of Asia, but in the Philippines, "Mindaro" is supposed to be "Mindoro" and "Palawon" is "Palawan."
Map Design 101?: 9/11/2012 06:55:20


[中国阳朔]TexasJohn 
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Thanks for all the help, I am busy re-doing the Chinese place names. Thanks for any input on non-Chinese place names. One question: When doing places that are officially part of China, such as Tibet or Inner Mongolia, should place names be in Tibetan or Mongolian? Or should I go with the "official" place names?
Map Design 101?: 9/13/2012 00:00:29


i-like-swords
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You might want to go with the "official names" so all of the naming is uniform.
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