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    Default My first project

    I started a world projet from scratch after reading the tutorials available in this forum.

    I chose to begin with the tectonic plates, major mountain ranges and oceanic currents.

    Before going further, I'd be grateful to anyone giving his opinion/advice.

    Colors used are obvious, nevertheless :
    The thin blue lines are oceanic ridges.
    The thick faded blue lines are oceanic currents.
    The thick faded brown lines are mountain ranges.
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    Your currents don't look quite right. Also you don't seem to denote any plates where your mountain ranges are. Try downloading this, a good read even if you don't use the techniques.

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    Thanks for the link. It will be usefull.

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    Thanks for the link.

    Here is a first draft of the ocean floor (with a ridge) :
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    I'm not sure how geographically correct your ocean ridge is, but I like the overall look of the map and the shape of your land...seems like you're off to a good start.
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    Thanks for your comment.

    This work is not intended to be fully realistic. It's meant to become a realistic-enough basis to a strategy game.

    By the way, my apologies if my english is not academic

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    I get it, and it looks okay, something like this: http://www.semp.us/_images/biots/Biot217PhotoA.jpg. Keep on going.

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    Here are mountains and ice shelves (not satisfied with the north shelf) :
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    When you see the oceanic ridge in the world view it looks too uniform. The width and the gentle curvature.

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    I have to work on that

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