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jpstod
10-15-2008, 07:04 PM
I have not posted much in awhile So I thought I would share some of my simple Maps of My Homebrew Setting.

Seaport is a large Coastal City on the Isle of Sunderholm..(Homebrew Setting)
Popluation is around 8000.

Work and Lack of Gaming has slowed the project down abit.

This is my first attempt at Combining Dundjinni Maps. I have a slower older system so I tend to keep the details simple on the Maps.
Only 256 RAM

Eventually I want to create at least 16 Quarters in the City.
Possibly 20

My PC's were exploring the Sewer System investigating Disturbences in the Quarter

My Plan is eventual have all the Maps layout the city so that the Quarters are

1.....2......3......4
5.....6......7......8
9.....10.....11...12
13....14....15...16

The river dock Quarter is area 10 in the overall scheme of things.

http://inlinethumb43.webshots.com/41066/2519351230049512846S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2519351230049512846EHYDSy)

RobA
10-16-2008, 08:46 AM
Eventually I want to create at least 16 Quarters in the City.

hehe -guess they would be "Sixteenths" rather than Quarters :P

Also, you can upload images to the site here, and benefit automatic thumbnailing by using the Attachments button (the paperclip in the toolbar).

-Rob A>

jpstod
10-16-2008, 12:52 PM
hehe -guess they would be "Sixteenths" rather than Quarters :P

Also, you can upload images to the site here, and benefit automatic thumbnailing by using the Attachments button (the paperclip in the toolbar).

-Rob A>

Yea but the Southern Merchants Quarter sounds better than the Southern Merchants Sixteenth

Hey Rob by the way I tried to upload the Map directly from my computer...after 3 minutes the attachment page got an error message saying IE could not display the page... :(

RobA
10-16-2008, 01:36 PM
jpstod-

Limitations
Unfortunately, there are also a couple of limitations. The first is file sizes. The following is a list of the file size limits:

bmp - 7.63 MB
gif - 7.63 MB
jpg - 4.77 MB
png - 4.77 MB

The second limit is the actual image size. The image must be less than 30 megapixels in actual size. If you try to upload a 6000x6000 jpeg that has a file size of only 1MB, it will fail (sometimes with a blank screen, sometimes with a database error depending on the actual size...) as it is 36 megapixels. This limitation is being worked on, and will hopefully be resolved soon.

To show of images larger than this, you will have to use an off-site image hosting service and provide a link.

-Rob A>

jpstod
10-16-2008, 01:48 PM
hence the image...Full size image hosted on Webshots..Small Thumbnail shown here

PS...forgot to mention Clicking the Image will take you to the album where the Image is shown where more maps are stored also

RobA
10-16-2008, 01:51 PM
What is the actual image size? It wanted me to sign up to download the full size...

-Rob A>

jpstod
10-16-2008, 01:58 PM
jpg .....5 mb

jfrazierjr
10-16-2008, 02:10 PM
Yea but the Southern Merchants Quarter sounds better than the Southern Merchants Sixteenth



Heh... well.. you could always make up something else. Some examples:

Southern Merchants District
Southern Merchants Ward
Southern Merchants Canton
Southern Merchants Some Totally Made Up Word

Or just use Quarter...

RobA
10-16-2008, 02:21 PM
jpg .....5 mb

If it is a jpeg (lossy anyway), just dial the compression until you get to < 4.77 MB.

How are you saving it/software? I have heard that in photoshop "save to web" gives much better compression results than "save"...

-Rob A>

jpstod
10-17-2008, 07:16 PM
I exported each section from Dundjinni as a 1600 x 2000 JPG
Stitched together in Paint as a 3200 x 6000
2 High x 3 Wide
Saved as a JPG


I don't have any other art program

RobA
10-18-2008, 01:23 PM
It is probably paint that does a poor job in optimizing the jpg file.

Go get the (free for personal use) faststone image viewer (http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDownload.htm)

Load up your file then go save as (a jpg again). Click on the "Advanced" button"
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THis will give you a screen where you can adjust all the jpg settings. The main one is the quality slider. After you change it, click the preview button. It will show in the top right window what the image will look like with that amount of compression, and at the bottom it will show what the new file size would be.
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-Rob A>