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    Well, just a mo Jax...

    Cu11, if I got you this map on left at this detail on right (i.e. 4K x 3K total) would that be ok ? Because this is the Blue Marble map from NASA which is public domain and not copyright (or if not its a free to use map anyway). I.e. you dont get to own the map but you can use it for free in your app ? Im not sure what it is you want me to do to *a* map to make it more like this one as it stands. You can edit the map and make the edits of it copyright but as far as I can tell your after real Egypt in real satellite colors... so is this ok ?

    Edit: see http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_se...ategoryID=2363 and click on Terms of use, note

    "For all non-private uses, NASA's Terms Of Use are as follows:

    1. The imagery is free of licensing fees
    2. NASA requires that they be provided a credit as the owners of the imagery

    Visible Earth Addendum

    Beyond the NASA Terms, the Visible Earth team requests, but does not require:

    1. The Visible Earth be provided a credit as the location that the imagery was found at
    2. A URL be provided, either to the Visible Earth (http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/) or to the page providing the link to the used image.
    EDIT 2: Also, I am using the 52K x 26K image. There was released an even higher res version and we linked to that one here too: Check out.
    http://www.cartographersguild.com/sh...rble-downloads

    i.e, Download (RIGHT CLICK SAVE AS) this link below. NOTE - DO NOT CLICK ON IT - its too big for a browser. Note, this one is CC-BY licensed so again, a very liberal license to use and one you can make your game with and still sell it.
    http://ueod-globe.net/globe/TrueMarb...0x21600.E2.png
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    A plain colour with a texture of sand will do me - doesn't need to be many shades of sand - photo realism might be "too" real plus its too hard to get it too realistic when the users won't notice

    EDIT: i could use that as the initial first zoom image then the next zooms would need to be created (north and south). The concern with it - is the image doesn't look like part of a game due to how strong the realism is.
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    If your getting updates via email, your a few posts behind. Regarding post #11 is this ok ?

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    If u would like i can make a demo page to show you how it would look on my site so you can see how it will be applied..

    Regarding post 11 (sorry im behind) - the photos of them are too realistic they would not look right with the game colours, a plain colour of sand for the whole country will probably suit more with a texture layer style or something to make it look like sand...

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    Ok no worries, ill get some DEM data then. Jax, if you want to post some sandy textured tiles then that would be way cool I have some sand but its more from a beach. I think it will probably be ok but if you have some good shots then it would be great to see some. Dont sweat it tho cos I think I have it covered if not.

    If you would like to post a demo page then that would be cool and quite useful.

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    Whilst you do that ill make a template on my site so you can see how it looks - ill edit this when i've done it with the link.

    http://tinyurl.com/353b9ud

    You need to sign up and have a Game Name to see the page (dont need to activate your email) - but once you have and you are in the game edit the php url to /map.php this will take you to the preview page.

    I applied the satellite image for demonstration purposes..and as you can probably see it just looks too real for the rest of the game.

    EDIT: If you let me know your gamer name i can message you the map link.
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    I can get some better shots Thursday but let me know if these are along the right lines. I have not done much texture creating so this is a learning process for me. Let me know what I can do to make these better in future. I already see that I need to make sure there are no stray bits of dirt or grass on the surface....go figure.

    Anyway, here are some shots I took of some Sandstone I saw today as well as one of the tiles used on the floor of my house (image5) since it is similar to the map images as well. Like I said, if this type of thing will work I can get some better images Thursday. Unless you like the house tile because that I can work on right now

    With just a little color tweaking it matches pretty closely the colors in the satellite photos I think. Not sure if the quality is what we need though.

    Edit: Btw, I didn't realize my stupid camera (<--operator really) was set to post date/time. I turned it off for the last one but I can get more Sandstone easily.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Online Gaming Map Project-sandstone1.jpg   Online Gaming Map Project-sandstone2.jpg   Online Gaming Map Project-sandstone3.jpg   Online Gaming Map Project-sandstone4.jpg   Online Gaming Map Project-tile1.jpg  

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    Thats fine. Great actually. Ill try to use these as the sand texture. I downloaded the world as a DEM and writing a little prog to extract it now. 3Gb file - nice ! And thats the low res one....

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    Got the DEM now so it should be pretty easy from here...

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    That's cool I like the fact that it has the terrain showing. I was just dorking around using my floor tile, which I get a kick out of, and I created this by tracing, selecting, hand painting and tweaking the colors. I'm not trying to get in your way here Redrobes, I just wanted to see what I could do with it. I don't know what Cu is after as far as looks go although he did say the satellite was too realistic. I spent about an hour fiddling around with this. I'm looking forward to seeing what comes of the process you are taking.

    Done with my floor tile as the base:
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Online Gaming Map Project-egypt.jpg  
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