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    Wip Tromania v3.0 (WIP)

    So, since I've noticed a lot of you guys have threads according to developing maps as they get finished progressively. I think I was going to do with the next draft of Tromania I've been working on. If you welcomed me, you should of seen the second draft.

    Here is what it initially started as:

    http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y20...204/sketch.png

    When I take time on a map, I really plan it out more coherently. The second draft was just me updating it for the wiki I was making. I use the paint brush tool ('B' in Flash Pro Hotkeys Menu) and sorted out some laying. Keeping in mind the second draft, I went planning. Island paths (as I like to think my island production is realistic), rough mountain ranges, the train rail (or Tromanian Line) among other things. Now:

    Here is my current progress:

    http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y20.../progress1.png

    What do you think?

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    Why don't you post your image inline so we can see a thumbnail? When you post, click the Go Advanced button and click the paper click icon. There is even a place where you can select a URL and have it downloaded and turned into a thumbnail for everyone to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfrazierjr View Post
    Why don't you post your image inline so we can see a thumbnail? When you post, click the Go Advanced button and click the paper click icon. There is even a place where you can select a URL and have it downloaded and turned into a thumbnail for everyone to see.
    Done and Done. Not sure how much I like the attach feature, but ah well.
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    I don't know what it is, but there's something about the sketchy preliminary version that I really dig that's just missing from the updated version...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karro View Post
    I don't know what it is, but there's something about the sketchy preliminary version that I really dig that's just missing from the updated version...
    To paraphrase Ascension from another thread... "Hand drawn maps rule!!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel General View Post
    To paraphrase Ascension from another thread... "Hand drawn maps rule!!"
    It's not nice for a detailed and extensive map for the GM, though.

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    Can you explain your method for making the island chain in the lower left? It has a real nice look to it.

    Also - what is it you don't like in the attach feature?

    Also (while I am asking questions) - why do you set your font so small?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobA View Post
    Can you explain your method for making the island chain in the lower left? It has a real nice look to it.

    Also - what is it you don't like in the attach feature?

    Also (while I am asking questions) - why do you set your font so small?

    -Rob A>
    Island: there is a lot of zooming in. For example I set my line thickness at the lowest available and zoom in as far as I can. I draw my islands roughly. No island is perfectly round in reality all the time so I do a lot of it. Make it really dense. But spacial. Zoom out to see if it looks good. Zoom back in and continue. It takes a bit of the memory so make sure to do the islands in a different layer than the other lineart.

    Attach: Not sure, just don't seem to find it likable.

    Size: I'm a tad OCD and I think smaller font looks more organized.
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    Unfortunately I'm a tad elderly and small fonts just hurt my eyes and keep me from reading your posts effectively. I realize it's a personal problem but the eyestrain carries over for a few messages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waldronate View Post
    Unfortunately I'm a tad elderly and small fonts just hurt my eyes and keep me from reading your posts effectively. I realize it's a personal problem but the eyestrain carries over for a few messages.

    Tip:


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