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    I found this City Map Generator this morning. Yes, yes, it's not handcrafting a work of wonder using the latest tools but it does a marvelous job of producing a very usable map in a matter of seconds. Hats off to Drachenzahn (Dragon-tooth) for creating such a great little tool.
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    Wow! The cities look really organic and convincing...especially the big ones when viewed at a distance. Great find!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravells
    Wow! The cities look really organic and convincing...especially the big ones when viewed at a distance. Great find!

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    My only beef with it is that it doesn't appear to export to any image formats.
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    Just a quick note on this, the program has been updated and now allows image exporting to BMP.
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    Thanks, Naryt: great find.
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    Just a quick question, is there any way to get the 'print colors' to show up when you generate the map? Instead of just lines and boxes?
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    I dont think you can view the printable output in the program itself, but I installed a pdf printer and it works fine. You print to a pdf file so you can see exactly what the output will be before committing to paper.

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    This looks pretty good and would be a wonderful base generator for CC3 city maps. The problem I always find with trying to draw settlements is getting a convincing layout. A great find.
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    Okay, I finally downloaded this program & played with it--very cool!

    I soon decided to try to recreate the style of my current city maps using the program as Valarian suggested: a base generator for the layout. In less than 2 hours I came up with the attached town, PS effects and all. Not my best work by any means, but not bad for the time spent! This will be very, very useful and fun program for me. Great find, Naryt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pyrandon View Post
    Okay, I finally downloaded this program & played with it--very cool!

    I soon decided to try to recreate the style of my current city maps using the program as Valarian suggested: a base generator for the layout. In less than 2 hours I came up with the attached town, PS effects and all. Not my best work by any means, but not bad for the time spent! This will be very, very useful and fun program for me. Great find, Naryt!
    Glad you like it.

    Fun map btw.
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