View Full Version : Automatic cave battlemaps

12-04-2008, 11:26 AM
Since I wanted to post more, I have removed my threadjack from isomage's post (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=3571) and am following up here....

I tried to open an image location (http://axiscity.hexamon.net/users/isomage/cavegen/index.cgi?submit=image&size=50&seed=1228406876&nogrid=yes)directly into gimp to run my script on it but gimp wouldn't play nice, I assume it doesn't like the url structure even though it is a well formatted png....

...so I created an .htaccess on my server with a little php script redirect that will take a url like this http://blahblah/cave_50.png and parse out the number and pass it as a parameter to your cgi script, also putting in a random seed each time...

Gimp likes that url structure, so I tossed in a "Use a random base from Isomage's website" along with a size slider to my script, and it will go out, pull in a random cave image and process it all in one step....

Not something I'll make public :( but it sure makes for a neat concept!

-Rob A>

12-04-2008, 02:47 PM
So here is a "1-click" cave map from the script:


Of course, it relies on having gimp, and both my server and isomage's server to be up and running to work, so not really a useful thing for most people :(

-Rob A>

12-04-2008, 03:10 PM
:!: 1 click? :!:

that is pretty darn tight

12-04-2008, 03:32 PM
Theres gozzy's one too...

but from the runs I made on both I think iso's is slightly better. You will have to have a pull down generator site menu... but that would then involve an extra click :)

12-04-2008, 03:37 PM
Right. Now we just need to figure out what we need to do to/for Rob to get that code via pm :)

That's an awesome tool for use when players decide to go off piste.

12-05-2008, 03:11 AM
Rob, I'm really impressed by your results, and if you can figure out a way to run your script as a web front-end to mine you'd be more than welcome to (although if this (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=3615) is any indication, you won't be needing my generator at all ;)). To assist, I've added a rewrite rule so you can generate images directly if you want to -- check your PMs.

Great work.