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Ofaloaf
09-28-2008, 11:49 PM
Nowhere near Highlander's level, admittedly. Absolutely horrible with texturing or anything beyond the basics. Would love to learn and improve.

So, ah, hello and all that. Yeah.

Gamerprinter
09-28-2008, 11:54 PM
Another one! They're coming in droves! :P

Welcome to the site. No problem - visit our tutorials forums, I'm sure there's at least one tutorial with the software you use in there. Many of the tut's can be cross-referenced to your software, even if not the same. GIMP tuts for Photoshop maps, for example.

Welcome to the Guild, Ofalof!

GP

Ofaloaf
09-29-2008, 12:45 AM
I think the main reason for the Alt. History influx is that the forums we go to have a single, well-visited map thread for the entire forums (http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=92345&page=266). The main issue with the lot of us is that we figured out a good core group of base maps (http://wiki.alternatehistory.com/doku.php/blank_map_directory) and Unified Color Scheme (http://wiki.alternatehistory.com/doku.php/alternate_history/universal_colour_scheme?s=ucs) for manipulation, so now practically anyone can open up paint, modify a few borders, change a few provincial colors to mark changes in rule, and have a map done in five minutes. It's made things easy enough that creativity in mapmaking simply isn't needed half the time if you want to convey a new idea.

We really need to fix this.

Highlander
09-29-2008, 12:47 AM
Admittedly the quality has slipped slightly since a certain member was banned, but still, don't underestimate the talent there.

Ofaloaf
09-29-2008, 12:53 AM
Admittedly the quality has slipped slightly since a certain member was banned, but still, don't underestimate the talent there.

Certainly there's plenty of gems, but the UCS and repetition of base maps has made the mass-production of not-quite-so-good maps fairly easy to do.

delgondahntelius
09-29-2008, 05:03 AM
Welcome to the Guild... plenty of stuff to do here ... enough to keep me busy ALL the time :D

Steel General
09-29-2008, 09:33 AM
Welcome Aboard!

NeonKnight
09-29-2008, 01:01 PM
Welcome to the Guild!