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Post by THE J-Dude » Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:58 pm

Im trying to find a map for future earth, cant find any too realistic, only the future USA maps look realistic...

(when I mean they dont look realistic they are like the same thing except africa moved a little bit...)

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Post by Naraku » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:28 am

:?:
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Post by Behemoth » Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:35 pm

Had a look for a Mesopotamia map in the Lux files and couldn't find one so this may be the first.

(of course Enoks excellent Alex Conquests does cover this part of the world but this version is set before that and is quite different I think... I hope)

BABYLON is the name of the game - That much discussed super city which was the centre of Babylonia. The map primarily looks at what is now the modern day middle east but also includes Asia Minor, Thrace, Greece and Egypt as they were thousands of years ago. It takes place between 600BC to mid 500 BC when the city and the empire were ruled by one of historys top ten bad guys - Nebuchadnezzar II. His name says it all.

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Post by Behemoth » Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:58 am

With a bit of luck this should be available for your warmongering soon. Last one for me for a while.

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Post by nimrod7 » Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:05 am

Behemoth wrote:With a bit of luck this should be available for your warmongering soon. Last one for me for a while.
Suuuuuuuure it is. :D

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Post by Behemoth » Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:04 pm

Well I didn't use the words Sean Connery wished he'd never spoken.

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Post by Behemoth » Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:31 pm

Jesterme where did this map come from? Did you make it? It looks great...

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Post by Behemoth » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:40 pm

I've seen this odd looking map of the world appear in my web searches a few times. It's real name is the 'Hecataeus Map'.

Anyway I liked the shape. I've tried to keep it simple and not to large.

Calling it 520BC.

Here's what my version will look like.

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Post by Lupus ferox » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:06 pm

Behemoth wrote:I've seen this odd looking map of the world appear in my web searches a few times. It's real name is the 'Hecataeus Map'.

Anyway I liked the shape. I've tried to keep it simple and not to large.

Calling it 520BC.

Here's what my version will look like.
Why don't you call it "Imperium Romanum 520 BC"?

;-)

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Post by Behemoth » Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:12 pm

Doesn't sound very Greek :)

Maybe it's just me but when I first looked at the original map i didn't recognize the location immediately... the circular shape seemed so abstract i thought for a moment it might be a fictional map. I'm hoping some of that 'oddness' is still evident in this version.

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Post by Naraku » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:14 pm

Coming soon ( :?: ) Where will you be when they ban you?
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Post by Lupus ferox » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:20 pm

See map above (thanks NRQ). Soon is too soon.....

I would like to have some input/ideas.....

E.g. I was thinking of rotating it 90 degrees, it'll make it easier to play (larger) but also less familiar.... What do you guys/girls think?

Other input is welcome too.....

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Post by Behemoth » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:32 pm

You're refining a style it looks good. Only thing I noticed was your lack of sea connections but I'm assuming they're yet to come.

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Post by Lupus ferox » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:59 pm

They are there Moth... Not very obvious though. Look again at the glow.....

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Post by nimrod7 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:17 pm

You may want to make it more distinct for playability.

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Post by Behemoth » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:32 am

Maybe your 'connecting costal zones' note will suffice, i guess you'll have to see how it tests.

In IIb I honestly can never remember if both Bithynia and Hellepontus connect to Constantinoplis... they look they they should but I'm always left wondering until I try.

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Post by Lupus ferox » Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:17 am

It's more than an idea now. It's in BETA.... So I started a new thread.

http://sillysoft.net/forums/viewtopic.p ... 674#234674

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Post by Lupus ferox » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:07 am

I stumbled over this map

http://www.worlddreambank.org/V/VENUS.HTM

I've asked the author for permission to use it as basis for a lux map.....

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Post by jesterme » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:06 pm

Working on London if anyone would like to theme. Have overground file done to make River Thames look better. Need theme help on background if anyone is interested.

I have the lux files and psd,png files as well I can get to you if you are interested. It is not the one that used to be on my website. I will put a new updated version of what I have done so far on my site.

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Post by Lupus ferox » Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:02 am

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Zooming in on the USA. All states. The signs on the east coast help to enlarge some of the smaller states, like RI.

Mississippi and Colorado wil be uncrossable......

Soon in this theatre......
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Post by jesterme » Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:20 am

west of the rockies - please

will fortify idaho too... :)

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Post by Lupus ferox » Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:10 pm

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Post by Behemoth » Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:51 am

I've been toiling on a map of MesoAmerica for a while now and it's still not finished... but I did have a crack at a Rise of Sparta rewrite which I've been testing out today.

The map has 56 countries with 20 bonuses, including Sicily, it's neighbouring northern states and the single country bonus Syracuse.

The Peloponnesian War was largely a naval battle and fighting took place on many of the small islands in the Aegean Sea and Sea of Crete, however I decided to remove the bulk of these Islands so connections over sea were clearer than in Rise and the overall design easier on the eye. I'm expecting this will make it easier to navigate than Rise, or at least quicker to learn.

Should be coming to a Plugins Manager near you soon - any considered feedback is welcome.

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Post by Behemoth » Wed May 05, 2010 4:36 am

For anyone who might enjoy an occasional game of The Hot Gates offline I'd recommend you try this new version when it's out. It's smaller by three countries and has one new sea connection and some minor bonus changes.

Main reason for the update was to simplify the design so a player might better focus on the gameplay.


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Post by Enokrad » Wed May 05, 2010 8:42 am

have you uploaded it yet?

I don't see it.

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Post by Behemoth » Wed May 05, 2010 10:04 am

Tried and discovered It's been less than a week since I uploaded Athens. I'll have to wait until Lux lets me.

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Post by Enokrad » Wed May 05, 2010 10:53 am

If you are updating the version of an old map that shouldn't be a problem.
It only prompts you with that message if you making a brand new submission under a different name.

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Post by Behemoth » Wed May 05, 2010 11:51 am

All up I did make quite a few changes - I was going to name it Redux and upload it as a whole new map... but you've convinced me otherwise.

It's avail now as THE HOT GATES Version 1.3.

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