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    Map The world of Ilandria - Neverwinter Nights 1 Online server

    Hi Guys,

    I'm new to this and this is my first map i ever did (i did it 4 times from start since i desided that something was always strange...) what do you think about this map? I learned everything i did on this map since it was my first time working with CC3.

    The map is for our Ilandria 2 project (NWN 1 online server), which is HCRP server.

    I did spent the whole 1 day doing this map!

    programs used: CC3

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    This is a great map with alot of mood in it. I like the way you placed the mist on a top layer. The geographic features are a bit unrealistic, but wth. its fantasy.

    Awesome job for a first map - looking forward to see more from you

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    Thanks! I started at 9:00 morning at ended at 2:00 morning

    BTW can you guys tell me your opinion on the failures on this map? I wanna see what i made bad before printing it!

    I'm gonna do 2 next versions of this map:
    one will be on the pergamen (no colors...) and the second one i was inspired by someone on this forum, a mixture on the pergamen with some colors & effects so it will give a bit of 3D effect...
    Last edited by nikes; 12-23-2008 at 06:41 AM.

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    To be honest Nikes, most people are not going to download a zip file from an external site from someone they don't know. There is also the holiday thing that may affect your feedback rate to, but if your looking for more feedback, I would highly suggest modifying your original post (as a Mod, I was originally considering removing the link!) and include a scalled down version uploaded. Save it as jpg and if possible in your application, turn down the quality a few notches, say to 90% or perhaps 80%. You will probably not see much difference. I know people have uploaded maps that large here before, so it's all about tweaking things to get them under the size limits, or you could just upload a smaller example file to get just barely make it under the size limit and say "hey, go look here for the full sized example".
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    Very evocative map.

    One thing though, Looking at it (and the high detail/Save really brings it out), is the forest has some of the 'back' symbols in front of the front symbols. What this means is CC3 is built, (like all maps of this style), is that the symbols are supposed to have a TOP-DOWN/BACK-FRONT style, or those at the top of the feature area (a Forest for example) are to be at the back, while those at the bottom are to be at the front.

    This is extremely easy to fix in CC3. Simply Click on the SYMBOLS drop down menu, select the SORT SYMBOLS IN MAP feature, and then select all symbols in your forest, and then click DONE. And VIOLA, they are sorted properly. This works best if you doe each forest seperately, rather than the map as whole.

    Good Job on the map though, I am Impressed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfrazierjr View Post
    To be honest Nikes, most people are not going to download a zip file from an external site from someone they don't know. There is also the holiday thing that may affect your feedback rate to, but if your looking for more feedback, I would highly suggest modifying your original post (as a Mod, I was originally considering removing the link!) and include a scalled down version uploaded. Save it as jpg and if possible in your application, turn down the quality a few notches, say to 90% or perhaps 80%. You will probably not see much difference. I know people have uploaded maps that large here before, so it's all about tweaking things to get them under the size limits, or you could just upload a smaller example file to get just barely make it under the size limit and say "hey, go look here for the full sized example".
    Also, jpeg files are already compressed. Zipping them will often give you a larger file than the original jpeg!

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    Good job, a very nice work.
    I don't like the CCartographer-Style, but exceptionally I like your map!

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    Ahhh now I can at least get a good look at it, I downloaded your .ZIP file but it was corrupted. Wish it was a higher resolution so I could zoom in on it further.

    From what I can see, it is well done.
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    Hi again,

    I've remade this map to 'pergamen version' and i also repaired some strange things i had bad feeling about them before.

    Here is the link: http://lantechnet.net/ilandria/Iland...20pergamen.PNG


    BTW: specialy in this case, i couldn't upload a smaller JPG file with smaller value of quality, because when i did it, it was totaly unreadable and crazy. So i am sending this link (uploaded to my bro's FTP, it's a direct link to map, so not needed to download anything untrusted).

    P.S.: omg i'm so proud at this map! i'm an meganoob mapper, but this map seems very good (at least for me)
    Last edited by nikes; 12-30-2008 at 08:56 AM.

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    Very cool map Nikes, something you can be proud of indeed! The basics still done in CC3 I think?
    I repped you for it.

    You might want to upload a smaller version of this version of the map, so that people see a thumbnail they can click. Then put in the link to the huge version
    Last edited by Gandwarf; 12-30-2008 at 08:26 AM.
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