Aurora-One

Aurora = geofiction world, since superseded by a Newer Better Aurora
  1. Where In The World Was The Theodinnes.   Like, seriously southward.
  2. The Theodinnes - illustration of why fewer altitude bands can be better than more, with Fractal Terrains worlds -- one can imagine broad swaths of...
  3. The player of The Theodinnes was from the Philippines, so he asked for that kind of vibe.  The biggest cities' names were his, the rest mine.   As...
  4. The capital of Tolron was The City.   Very ingenious namers, these Tolroni. Look, tapered rivers in pixel graphics: two pixels or one pixel !
  5. Tolron was first populated by buccaneer types.  They kept that ethic.  Maiden (more of a midden) is surrounded by suburbs named after other Aurora...
  6. Tolron's city of Freeport.  As you can guess from the cartographic evidence, Tolron didn't have many limits on commerce.
  7. Tolron topo.   Ehhhhh, yeah, too many labels using leaders. <shrug> still, nice and tight filesize, clear and legible.
  8. Tolron's cities and transport.  this was fun - the player of Tolron just had a few parameters and left me free to devise the rest.
  9. Tolron from orbit
  10. Nessabar3topo 
 
When mapping for others on Aurora-1, I would give them anything from blank political and topographic basemaps, to more fully...
  11. Nessabar3Cities 
 
Another player's nation.   Some folks cared far more for the interaction between nations, and little for the physical geography.  ...
  12. NyuTransport 
 
Call the Nyugatis half again bigger than the Hawaiian archipelago... lots of air and sea transport.   Not as far from the rest of the...
  13. NyuRailFerry 
 
Ah, you'd think I would've learned the spline-curve bits of PhotoPlus, if just to save time,  but nooooo, I put up with herky-jerky...
  14. Foldmuves locatemap 
 
Where in the World (of Aurora) was Foldmuves ... [URL="http://www21.brinkster.com/haromszek/Aurora/Foldmuves.htm"]national web...
  15. NyuShaded3 
 
I tended to shy away from the shaded relief output of Fractal Terrains due to its large filesizes and push toward using jpg.  Islands,...
  16. FoldOfficial 
 
Foldmuves is one of the nations I actively played on Aurora-1.  Its language was an unholy mish-mash of Hungarian and Czech.  It...
  17. Czepchivdja3Topo 
 
Example of how I strove to keep the map filesizes small -  dating to the Internet Before Common Broadband :-) this one's only...
  18. Czepchivdja5Political 
 
The Czepchivda League was a collection of statelets in one messed-up balkanized backwater corner of the previous incarnation...
  19. AlbanTopo2 
Pushing .gif's 256-color palette - accepting pixellation to keep the look "crisp"
  20. AlbanPolit2 
Alban was a pretty fractured poor excuse for a nation - five major factions and a bunch of minor ones.  Loads of conflict of course made...
  21. AlbanCities2
  22. AlbanSeaLimit2 
 
I forget what newspaper article this was in support of -- the interaction on Aurora was (and is) in the form of discussion board...
  23. AlbanGlobeTransparent 
I was the webmaster for Aurora-1 - not the only cartographer, but if somebody didn't want to do his own maps I was......
  24. MARGLYN5 
mixture of digital & hand-drawn 
The linework & text were on mylar, with pen and ink.  The parchment was digitally merged,  the ocean wash...
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