First map - some strange things happening

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diabloNL
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First map - some strange things happening

Post by diabloNL » Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:03 pm

Hi Guys,

I'm new to Lux and I started working on a map right away and I ran into some issues. I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong or if it's something with the editor.

I have traced my countries and made sure that my borders between countries line up perfectly. I noticed when I make the map larger to be able to see better how things line up and bring it back to the "normal" size that the polygons move around just enough to create openings between countries. This doesn't happen the every time but enough to get frustrated. ;)

Another thing I noticed is when I have two polygon tags within one country tag that they get combined automatically into one tag when clicking on one of the polygons in the map editor. This makes the countries to draw a connection between them and that is not what I want.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Re: First map - some strange things happening

Post by jesterme » Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:11 pm

Rogue bump. Looks like click undo until it goes back.

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Re: First map - some strange things happening

Post by diabloNL » Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:27 am

Thanks jesterme, undo doesn't remove it.

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Re: First map - some strange things happening

Post by dustin » Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:38 pm

Enlarging or shrinking the map in the editor changes the actual sizes of things. So growing and shrinking can cause things to change slightly. Be wary of too much of this.

Multiple polygons inside 1 country isn't fully supported in the editor. If you want multiple polygons inside 1 country you'll need to add that in the text file.

Best advice: save often. Good luck!

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Re: First map - some strange things happening

Post by diabloNL » Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:00 am

Thanks dustin, I will try placing the polygons without enlarging/shrinking to prevent this.

Regarding the multiple polygons; I did do it in the text file but as soon as I click on one of the polygons (to align) the two polygon tags gets merged into one.

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Re: First map - some strange things happening

Post by jesterme » Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:45 am

too many clicks in that environment gets ugly.

but bring the map! i cannot wait to play!

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Re: First map - some strange things happening

Post by diabloNL » Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:22 pm

Ha ha ha, i will finish it asap.

Here is a WIP screenshot:

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Re: First map - some strange things happening

Post by The Silken Knot » Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:21 pm

Oooh.

Looking forward to this one.

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Re: First map - some strange things happening

Post by diabloNL » Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:01 am

The Silken Knot wrote:Oooh.

Looking forward to this one.
Thanks! Map has been submitted for review.

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Re: First map - some strange things happening

Post by Deep Blue » Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:27 am

Scooter has a friend! :lol:
Octopussy!

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Re: First map - some strange things happening

Post by Lupus ferox » Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:35 pm

Hi Blue,

The map editor is a bit eccentric. Sometimes a point can't be placed accurately, as you have seen. Undo the last step and place the point again, now at a slightly different position. Repeat until it works. Sometimes it take a few minutes. :oops:

You probably want to zoom in to place the points accurately. But zooming in and out many times fucks up the accurate position of your point. My trick was to zoom in 10 clicks (cmd + ,in macos), trace the whole map in one go (really), zoom out 10 clicks (cmd -) and save the map.

There are many threads on this topic...

Good luck, nice to see new map makers...

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Re: First map - some strange things happening

Post by Lupus ferox » Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:41 pm

Hi, had a look at your tracing image... Some borders are connecting in a cross (north america), or in a sort of spider web centre (asia). That makes it difficult to see what countries are in fact connected. That won't survive the MAPLAB scrutiny. Try to use "T" connections only.

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Re: First map - some strange things happening

Post by jesterme » Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:56 pm

follow LF's advice.

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Re: First map - some strange things happening

Post by dustin » Fri Dec 12, 2014 5:16 pm

Haven't seen your map in the submissions yet. Where did you send it? Email the files to lux@sillysoft.net for us to get it in the system

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Re: First map - some strange things happening

Post by diabloNL » Sat Dec 13, 2014 3:15 am

dustin wrote:Haven't seen your map in the submissions yet. Where did you send it? Email the files to lux@sillysoft.net for us to get it in the system
I have sent it again and I also removed the star connections for better overview and changed the background image so country borders are not visible when playing with thin borders.

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Re: First map - some strange things happening

Post by Lupus ferox » Sun Dec 14, 2014 2:32 am

I like the graphics. But I've seen this map before.....

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Re: First map - some strange things happening

Post by diabloNL » Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:01 am

Lupus ferox wrote:I like the graphics. But I've seen this map before.....
What do you mean that you have seen this map before?

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Re: First map - some strange things happening

Post by Lupus ferox » Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:02 pm

It reminds me of Classic...

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Re: First map - some strange things happening

Post by diabloNL » Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:46 pm

Lupus ferox wrote:It reminds me of Classic...
With al due respect but what's with the dots behind your sentences? If there is something you need to say or prove please do. The dots makes me feel you're implying I copied another map.

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Re: First map - some strange things happening

Post by plummy » Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:14 pm

dots...?

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Re: First map - some strange things happening

Post by paranoiarodeo » Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:17 pm

∞ paranoiarodeo dot dot dots ∞

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Re: First map - some strange things happening

Post by diabloNL » Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:24 pm

Have fun with the map chaps, if it gets approved! Bye bye. :wink:

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Re: First map - some strange things happening

Post by paranoiarodeo » Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:26 pm

(Ignore Lupus. He's being a jerk. Your map looks great. I hope you make more in the future.)

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Re: First map - some strange things happening

Post by Lupus ferox » Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:19 am

It looks like Classic and I was wondering if he knew that...
No pun intended at all

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