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Lathorien
01-01-2009, 10:24 PM
I finally got around to getting to picture hosting (at Photobucket) for my larger higher resolution pictures, my previous post of the Continent of Rhime Map is a close up of the central continent. Here are the two large Map, their at 600dpi so you can Zoom in DEEP to see lots of detail.

My browser doesn't let me zoom enough so you may have to Download the picture and then view using media viewer, paint, gimp or whatever and you can zoom in to see all the detail. There is lots to see in their!

http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr17/Lath_album/new-1.jpg

http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr17/Lath_album/tuloras.jpg

Nomadic
01-01-2009, 10:44 PM
Awesome! I like the pirate island in the first map. For some reason I keep thinking it says Pirates! (and that there should be a Ninjas! island nearby).

Image wise the colors transition well, there's a bit of texture to keep things interesting, and the coastlines are realistic. So over all, a very good job.

jfrazierjr
01-01-2009, 11:14 PM
I finally got around to getting to picture hosting (at Photobucket) for my larger higher resolution pictures, my previous post of the Continent of Rhime Map is a close up of the central continent. Here are the two large Map, their at 600dpi so you can Zoom in DEEP to see lots of detail.

My browser doesn't let me zoom enough so you may have to Download the picture and then view using media viewer, paint, gimp or whatever and you can zoom in to see all the detail. There is lots to see in their!

http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr17/Lath_album/new-1.jpg

http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr17/Lath_album/tuloras.jpg


DPI only matters when printing. While they are nice, I can't really zoom in much and maintain detail. The saved files seem to be saved at 72 pixels per inch which is not high resolution.

Anyway, what I can see is pretty good...

Gandwarf
01-02-2009, 06:43 AM
Yeah, I can't zoom in much either. So it's hard to comment. From what I can see it's really nice work.

Lathorien
01-02-2009, 09:49 AM
cursed Photobucket... does anyone know anywhere you can post a picture thats 17,620 Kb that wont reduce it or hack the resolution? what about a place like deviant art? Last time i posted a map i got similar responses requesting a higher resolution version to be able to see details... i just want to get my work "out there" once in all its glory... so people can accually read it ! :)

@ Nomadic Thanks for the critic, this is a copy of the accual work copy and us my map as part of my note making process, i only have a clear idea for about 1/3 of the world, the rest is just place holders like "Pirates" and "Dwarves" or the old favorite "Republic". I am kinda spiraling out from the center continent...

Steel General
01-02-2009, 09:58 AM
You can post fairly large images here, you just need to lower the resolution. The board will not allow you to upload an image with more than 33MPxl.

Gandwarf
01-02-2009, 10:34 AM
And lower the size of the file! Images cannot be larger than 4MB I think (JPG, PNG, etc). Still, you should be able to upload a version that has some nice dimensions.

Redrobes
01-02-2009, 12:06 PM
cursed Photobucket... does anyone know anywhere you can post a picture thats 17,620 Kb that wont reduce it or hack the resolution? what about a place like deviant art? Last time i posted a map i got similar responses requesting a higher resolution version to be able to see details... i just want to get my work "out there" once in all its glory... so people can accually read it ! :)
I'll temporarily host it for you for a few months until I need more space. I have been given more host space recently so its no problem.

Lathorien
01-02-2009, 06:27 PM
I'll temporarily host it for you for a few months until I need more space. I have been given more host space recently so its no problem.

Wow that would be great even for a week or so, just so i can get what i have view able, with all the label layers on its a little cluttered but still. I have learned so much from the great tutorials from so many of you that i just want to show what i have learned. A year ago i never used photoshop or gimp, all i know of these programs i have learned here, from you guys.

How can i send the large jpg to you Redrobes? i think its a little large for even email....

Redrobes
01-03-2009, 08:40 AM
Have a look at this one:

http://www.filefactory.com/

You can upload any file up to 300Mb in size (per file !) and send the download link to anyone. You could either use that for a while or I could get at your file this way and host it as some pictures on a web page.

Lathorien
01-03-2009, 05:12 PM
Thanks Red, i will put it up at filefactory.com. All i need is a little place like that, thanks again for your offer to host it and for informing me about filefactory as a host.

Lathorien
01-03-2009, 05:41 PM
Ok here are the new links to download the unmolested pictures. Hope everyone can see my work this time. *Crosses Fingers*

http://www.filefactory.com/file/a00eh1e/n/new_jpg

http://www.filefactory.com/file/a16550a/n/tuloras_jpg

http://www.filefactory.com/file/a00eh27/n/new2BW_jpg

Nomadic
01-03-2009, 10:16 PM
I hope red doesn't mind me nosing in on his turf but I have some webspace so I decided why not. I mostly use it for practicing web coding and layout ideas so there's space to spare (permanently even if you need to keep it up).

Main Map (http://www.nottaspace.com/nomad/new.jpg)
Black and White Local Map (http://www.nottaspace.com/nomad/new2BW.jpg)
Color Local Map (http://www.nottaspace.com/nomad/tuloras.jpg)

Just note that they aren't small, it takes a bit to load up. Up close though they're brilliant (and I am wondering how you pulled off that water texture).

Gandwarf
01-04-2009, 06:11 AM
Well Nomadic, I for one am pleased you decided to host them. I finally got a look at them and I am very impressed Lathorien! It must have taken a lot of work to get this far. I gave you some reputation.

I suggest you add a glow or something to the text labels. They need some contrast against the terrain to be better readable. Especially the smaller and black labels.

Redrobes
01-04-2009, 08:53 AM
Thats a cool and fairly big map there ! Lots of detail. I have managed to put it up in case in the future the filefactory takes it down but I have dropped the quality a bit so for now were better off looking at that one or Nomadics host of it. BTW I don't mind who hosts it, I just wanted to see it :)

Lots of good stuff in there. I can see theres a few areas where the height map comes through because you have used an 8 bit height map. You should try to use a 16 bit one if possible.

The sea texture is nice but its the culprit to burning all that file size I think.

But thats a good base to start a campaign from. Well done.

Hoel
01-04-2009, 09:46 AM
Filefactory was a bitch. Wanted me to solve a riddle just to let me see the maps...


The sea texture is great.

Ascension
01-04-2009, 11:46 AM
The worst I ever saw of this kind of encoding had a font that had cats and dogs on it and you had to only type the code with cats on it. When the font is small and rotated, with cats and dogs on it, I just gave up. Silly encoding.

Lathorien
01-04-2009, 12:43 PM
Wow thanks guys for the hosting, i knew the bot detection was going to deter a few people so thanks for making it easy to see. My world mapping has been in suspension since November when my laptop died, and my wife's computer well... cant handle THAT gimp file (yes its all one massive work, unbroken). So its been nice to finally get it up, its motivated me to get back to working on my setting again after a break for the holidays.

Alittle map Info: The Central continent is the Contitnent of Rhime and the setting information for half of that continent is http://thecbg.org/e107_files/public/1227494061_729_FT0_geography__continent_of_rhime__ farwein_caeladonia_shilhon.pdf

The Continent to the upper left is the "West" the area mapped in detail is a "Mini-Europe" with small baronys and dutchies with an "English" (Fairmoor), French (Clemenseu), "German" (Kasch), Swiss (Kharns), "Dutch" (Van Woud), and "Spanish" (Rafalea) flavoured cultures, however all will have their own unique history, peoples, cultural habits, est so their not clones or cliche troupes a player saying "The Baron of Kasch must want to take over the world because their "German"" Would be considered an epic fail on my part. It also has a small desert region with pharaohs, pyramids, lots of sand... you get the idea. The "Old Republic" has a state religion following the patron father god of Humans, and used to control the whole western continent. They may have even built a coliseum or two ;). However unlike the Romans, the Republic has been fighting a 500 year old world war against practically the whole Orkish race and their allies. The Republic is loosing. Gritty, dirty, corruption is the current theme in the church, and it controls the throne.

The Continent to the lower left is the "South" (Closest to the Rim). Kabala is a former colony of the Republic, and is left alone on the continent. Most of this contienent is labled notes so no need to retype them here.

The bottom right is the "East". So far i got Musket wielding Samurai warring against a Mind-flayer controlled empire of "communist oriental peasants". An Island of Pirates! and soon an island of Ninjas! just for Nomadic. Cannon wielding Ogre tribes, warring against civilized Hobgoblin forts on the vast Savannah. Mystical Thai/Buhhdist Drow sanctuaries in the Tropical Forests. Former Republic colonie in the far north, separated from the main Church formers its own similar church (Catholic - Orthodox split anyone?) and culture in the fast stepps of the north.

The two small continents in the upper right i am not sure on yet, i am thinking one of them should be an "Elven and Dragonborn retreat" but sure yet. I was also thinking a wild tropical Jurrasic park island with dinosaurs and 30ft Venus fly traps, and orchids the size of a house.

If your interested in what you see in the map and the .pdf on Farwein, here is a link to a setting overview that i posted a loooong time ago at the CBG. It tells the basic premise and table-atmosphere Tu'lorain is being build to do.

http://thecbg.org/e107_plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?49720

MarkusTay
01-13-2009, 11:54 AM
Awesome looking map.

I use DeviantART for all my Map-hosting needs, and I've yet to try and post anything that they wouldn't except.

Lathorien
02-26-2009, 08:25 PM
never thought of deviant art I imagine they allow large file sizes in picture format... thanks for the idea for hosting stuff in the future. :)