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Is there any place for a 2.2k map?: 10/11/2014 13:52:42


Belgian Gentleman 
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I think you have heard of this map before.
Map Link:
http://warlight.net/SinglePlayer?PreviewMap=33360

"WOW THAT'S BIG"
- I know.

There's actually a problem with it. As result of the incredible huge size of the map, The map can't be uploaded on warlight since there is a size limit for SVG's. The map has around 2400 territories and it can be the 4st largest map on Warlight if it becomes public. It's even larger than Issander's world map and Giant Pennsylvania(!)
I've tried to make the map less heavy by removing some territories. But that hadn't any impact at all.
Simplifying more territories is not option because the map is gonna be much heavvier if the Bonusses are added. The best thing that I can do is make it lower to 2.1k. I wouldn't lower it to 2k because you would have less quality. It would have looked like an ugly map with ugly boundaries and I don't love that at all.

That's why I ask an exception for this beautiful map. There are some maps on Warlight which are above 2k. because of their heavy size. So it is possible to publish my map with a capacity that is higher than 2k?

Please Fizzer, This map could be very popular on Warlight. If you accept my request then it will be great.
Please give this a chance!
You're the best.
Is there any place for a 2.2k map?: 10/11/2014 14:08:57


Mudderducker 
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I'm failing to see, what makes it so different to http://warlight.net/SinglePlayer?PreviewMap=19235 ?
Is there any place for a 2.2k map?: 10/11/2014 14:15:14


RA 
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>>>
Is there any place for a 2.2k map?: 10/11/2014 14:27:17


NinjaNic 
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It looks like this new one's a diplo?
P.s. I also hope this map gets published.

Edited 10/11/2014 14:27:34
Is there any place for a 2.2k map?: 10/11/2014 14:32:09


Belgian Gentleman 
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@Ra

I putted my map on maximum width and length to ensure it would look big and also because of there would be more place for territories.
It would be too much work for me if I change the width and the height of my map to normal size.
Please note that I don't want to include Antarctica in my map because pinguins.
And that's the explanation of the name of my map. :D

*edit:
And yes I will change the name of the map to a more serious one. I think I will name it Giant world/earth or Bigger world.

Edited 10/11/2014 15:35:09
Is there any place for a 2.2k map?: 10/11/2014 14:38:50


Mudderducker 
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Ra's picture looks extremely better though...
Is there any place for a 2.2k map?: 10/11/2014 15:18:03


RA 
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Haha, Pinguins are ok.
'The World without Pinguins'

Anyway, I found some incorrect terr. names (in Russia) to bring you a little more headache.

Ejsk > Yeysk (in Rostov / Southwest)
Babaeovo > Babaevo (in Yaroslavl / Northwest)
Kolgyuev Island > Kolguyev Island
Taymria Peninsula > Taymyr Peninsula
Ust Ljimsk > Ust Ilimsk (in Siberia)
Roebtsovsk > Rubtsovsk (in Siberia)
Neftugansk > Nefteyugansk (in Khanty-Mansisk / Ural)
Kadymkar > Kudymkar (Perm / Komi)

gl, hf.

Edited 10/11/2014 16:20:33
Is there any place for a 2.2k map?: 10/11/2014 15:47:59


Belgian Gentleman 
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Thank you for all these wonderful suggestions everybody!

However the difference is minimaly, I have increased the width of the SVG by 30 en decreased the height by 18. This is because I want to make my map more accurate.
You hardly can notice what's changed.


I also have simplified some territories on the map and due this I have lowered the capacity of the SVG from 2,2k to 2,09k ! But yet I can't upload my whole version on Warlight.

I appreciate your suggestions RA.
But I didn't make any spelling mistakes.
I used Dutch source to investigate the names of the cities/towns in Russia.
The Dutch spelling is a little bit different than the English spelling. I don't know why.
But because Warlight is an American site, I have to switch these names to the English language.

Ra, I note that you know all these Russian cities by their correct English spelling.
That's incredible!
I can't even remember the 5st largest cities in the USA.
And you just know all these Russian cities by name?
RA, you just don't know it but you're the smartest genius in the whole warlight community!

Edited 10/11/2014 16:08:14
Is there any place for a 2.2k map?: 10/11/2014 16:16:24


Mudderducker 
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Perhaps thats because he's actually Russian...
Is there any place for a 2.2k map?: 10/11/2014 16:21:37


RA 
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Apollo 1 : 0 Belgian Gentleman
Is there any place for a 2.2k map?: 10/11/2014 17:40:43


Red Menace
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So how did the even bigger maps get published? Cause I'm making a most-likely bigger earth map and don't want to spend a lot of time just for it to not work...
Is there any place for a 2.2k map?: 10/14/2014 01:35:53


NinjaNic 
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Go ahead if you have that amount of time; I wouldn't *Risk* it though. (Hehe...)
But if you see that this 2.2K map may or may not get published, it's not likely for a highly detailed >2.2K map to get published.
Is there any place for a 2.2k map?: 10/14/2014 03:41:04


Richard Sharpe 
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Yeezus, they were grandfathered in before size limits were implemented
Is there any place for a 2.2k map?: 10/14/2014 19:07:51


skunk940 
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Wow, Just wow. Looks amazing.
Is there any place for a 2.2k map?: 10/14/2014 20:08:54


Bane 
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why is there a size limit?

you cant let the politicians take our guns OR our large maps.
Is there any place for a 2.2k map?: 10/15/2014 02:43:47


Red Menace
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Well if my map doesn't work out, I'll just make one side as "Old World" and use the other as "New World" the publish each as separate maps.
Is there any place for a 2.2k map?: 10/15/2014 11:01:03


Belgian Gentleman 
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Yeezus can you give a map link to your New World map?
Is there any place for a 2.2k map?: 10/15/2014 16:50:17


Red Menace
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It will remain secret until published. Only 2 other people know how it currently looks.
Is there any place for a 2.2k map?: 10/16/2014 02:56:34


Bane 
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im one of them
Is there any place for a 2.2k map?: 10/16/2014 02:58:38


Red Menace
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The other is your sister ;)
Is there any place for a 2.2k map?: 10/17/2014 10:16:06

Elroi{IL}
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When you finish the map? And you do bonuses cities? It can be good for gaming I am building.
Is there any place for a 2.2k map?: 10/18/2014 11:25:37


[Ag⁴⁷] Wolffe
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I love it, simply because Christchurch, New Zealand gets its own territory.
Is there any place for a 2.2k map?: 10/18/2014 20:24:05


Belgian Gentleman 
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Christchurch has now it's own empire :)


Thank you people for all these nice comments. ^^
You're all welcome. Keep them incoming.



@elroi

I don't have a deadline for my map but I expect to publish
my Diplomatic World map on the first week of november.

About city bonusses:
Same rules like the World Nations map, every territory is assigned to its bonus but with one main difference.
The thing is that bonus circles or rectangles take too much space in my SVG. This caused a huge problem.
I was obliged to stay under the 2k limit so I invented something really genius.

I will remove the bonus rectangles or circles and replace it by a color code.
I don't know how I will organise the color code but the idea is that there are 1 to 10 colors and they have to represent the value of a region/city. For example: a territory with a yellow color in it is worth 1 and a territory with a yellow color on it is worth 7.
I know this sounds a little bit vague but more details later.


Best regards,
The King [Belgian Gentleman]
Is there any place for a 2.2k map?: 10/19/2014 14:21:37


Issander
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Don't go reducing quality of your map. Try this: open your file in inkscape, then save as, and save as type "pure SVG" instead of "inkscape SVG". You'll file will become ca. 20% lighter. Next time ask people who have already encounter the problem you have :)
Is there any place for a 2.2k map?: 10/19/2014 14:30:45


Issander
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Try to search archives for when I was making my big map, I have discovered several other ways of reducing the weight of an SVG file. "Simplyfying paths" usually makes the map weight more!

BTW, good luck (though my map is still better, no matter what :P)
Is there any place for a 2.2k map?: 10/19/2014 16:51:30


Belgian Gentleman 
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Thank you Issander for your wisedom. It worked very well. I used Plain SVG and it became 0.2 k lighter!
Note: I could not find pure svg in my toolbar so I did something else and it succesfully functioned.

Next time ask people who have already encounter the problem you have :)
Sure I will do ! Thanks for your knowledge Issander.

It's fascinating that there are hundred ways to reduce the weight of a SVG and that simplyfying paths makes your map weight more. But I delete the notes so there's no problem for me !
Is there any place for a 2.2k map?: 10/19/2014 17:03:12


Ranek
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Issander thats great! This is almost 0.5mb in the end. Thanks a lot for this hint!
Is there any place for a 2.2k map?: 10/19/2014 17:17:08


Bane 
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thats a great idea to save space, but id ask fizzer first, so you dont spend all that time just to have it rejected

*edit the color coding thing is what im referring to

Edited 10/19/2014 17:18:04
Is there any place for a 2.2k map?: 10/19/2014 17:21:15


Ranek
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damn, it's even greater than that. Now my circles are circles and not rounded squares. Thanks again Issander.
Is there any place for a 2.2k map?: 10/19/2014 17:42:29


Issander
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Also, Fizzer won't make any exception. He won't agree to have any map over the limit. I've asked him that when I was making my own map and encounteres that problem. So, don't bother :)
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