View Full Version : The first map for my world

06-18-2013, 03:53 PM
As announced in an other topic, my first map, albeit infinished, has been made in Paint. I haven't mentioned the names of the peoples, countries and so on on the map, because typing in Paint is a bit messy in my opinion. But I will give a quick overview:

In the year 3915 NE...

Green nations : The Irito-Moranian peoples
North : the Slasvanian chieftains
East : the succesor states of the Šavrinian Empire
Centre : the Damarian kingdoms and city states
Islands : the Iritolian Archipelago Kingdoms
South-West : Irdonian kingdoms and the Western Teolian Empire
West : Teolian empires and kingdoms

Purple nations : The Asmodanian Peoples
North : Asmodian nomads and the Turvak Ludorak (Invisible Empire)
South : Envonari nomads

Red Nations : Cardan Nomads
East : Cardan coast kingdoms and inland chieftains
Centre : Lassaran cities and towns
West : Trakonaj nomads and hunter-gatherers

Yellow nations
North and Islands : Pahadan Island kingdoms and chieftains
South-East : Wusun kingdoms
West : Kandai city states

Light Blue
Amondinian Empire

Northern Territories
Scattered farmers and nomads, mostly Cardan, Mirhindön, and Dusan

Grey Territory
These territories aren't owned by a nation. The density of people is low and there is no interest in conquering these territories.

Black Areas
Mountains. Areas are only owned for strategics source fortresses.

06-18-2013, 08:20 PM
This is amazing, especialy considering you made it in Paint!

06-18-2013, 08:43 PM
What's great is that you'll be able to use that map as a base map for working on it on Photoshop or Gimp if you ever decide to !

06-19-2013, 10:07 PM
Yuppers, A decent looking map done in Paint no less is worth a touch of rep if you ask me. Well done and am waiting to see where this goes.

06-20-2013, 01:25 PM
Thanks for the encouragements !

06-25-2013, 04:43 AM
I have a problem with GIMP. I've found the tutorial, but I have two problems.
1) Whatever I try, I cannot open the pallete for the mapmaking tutorial.
2) Can I change the language settings? I downloaded GIMP in Dutch, but as the guide is written in English, it would help if I could change the language to English.


06-25-2013, 06:12 AM
in gimp go to Edit-> Preferences-> Interface, and change the language drop-down to whatever you want. Restart Gimp to see the change.

06-28-2013, 12:43 PM
Thanks, but what do I have to do to open the pallete?

06-28-2013, 11:53 PM
Thanks, but what do I have to do to open the pallete?

Look for the Palettes tab, double click on a palette to open it and click on the desired color, if you don't have that tab add it to the toolbox:
adding a tab step one (although you can see palettes is already added)
here i would select whichever tab i wanted to add.
These screenies are from my linux box, there adding palettes, bruches etc. to their respective folders is done in: /usr/share/gimp/2.0/
in Win8 (64bit gimp) its: C:\Users\username\gimp-2.8\
in WinXP its C:\Documents and Settings\username\.gimp-2.8\