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    Post The World of Aeran - Final iteration

    After an epic journey of almost 4 months, it's done! Anyone wondering why i haven't been so active around here over the last bit, this is one of the reasons why.

    Anyone who's followed some of the previous collaborations between myself and AslanC will understand how things can go back and forth forever at times But this is it, finalized version. It's unlabelled at this point, that's AslanC's job

    Some elements have carried over from the original New Dawn of the West map, but everything's been updated texturewise this time. i got to address a number of issues that were bothering me before, so I'm extremely happy with this edition.

    Note that the version I'm uploading here is about halfsize. the original is almost 8kx5k and over 10 megs. I have it posted at my Deviant Art gallery if you want to see it in it's true glory Oh, and I broke my previous record.. the PSD file for this is almost 1.5 gigs.

    this map, unlike my previous ones, is Copyright 2009 Tin Hill Press
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    What's with that funky multi-coloured island in the middle? It seems to have red trees but there is no beach on it, the texture goes right up to the sea and just stops. Looks a little plonked on.

    I can see why this took you a lot of time, there is visibly a lot of work gone into it.
    I am curious though, with this being copyright of Tin Hill Press, does this mean it is a paid commission? Just wondering as your words suggest there are a lot of man hours involved and I can't imagine your hourly rate worked out very high.
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    Gah, the blood forest is my bane First it took agest to get the colour right, then the beaches didn't work with it, and then i was in the middle of about 12 other things and it somehow got rushed past. Consider it fixed for the large version, but I'm going to leave this one the way it is.

    As to being a paid commission, no not directly. It was a stepping stone into some other endeavours though, and we'll see where that takes off to. Really, it was a lot of fun to do, and I learned a lot as I went, so I got my money's worth out of it, you might say.

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    Neat stuff here C-Max...I really like the compass rose.
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    Same here, I really like the compass rose. Very different from the usual and looking great.

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    As I have said privately and now will say publicly.

    A work of art sir.

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    D'oh i forgot to mention this is based on Historyhead's Animus Prime map, used with permission

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    Very, very nice... and certainly a mega undertaking.
    Are we going to see a labeled version some time in the future?
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    I know AslanC has already started on the labeling, so we should see something at some point. When we do, should I upload over the original, or attach it to a later post? thinking about it now, I suppose I should have held off until until the labels were added.

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    You can upload it over the original or even next to it...
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