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Post by Mark » Mon Jun 28, 2004 3:27 pm

I just uploaded a map called "deLUX world" in the Custom Map City section. Was hoping some of you could test it out and tell me what you think needs to be changed or improved.

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Post by dustin » Mon Jun 28, 2004 5:22 pm

My first impression is that it is very wide. It doesn't fit on a 1024 width resolution.

It has made me resolve to add map scroll-bars in the macintosh version.

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Post by Preacherman » Mon Jun 28, 2004 5:55 pm

Beautiful looking map Mark...haven't been able to find anyone with a big enough screen to play against on it yet though :D

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Post by dustin » Mon Jun 28, 2004 8:48 pm

Second impressions: it's a lot of fun to play. There's an incredible variety of places to build out from.

Scroll bars are looking nice too.

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Post by Pi » Mon Jun 28, 2004 9:36 pm

Sounds exciting, but until I get a 30"LCD, I will not using this map.

12" PBs rock, except when playing large lux maps : )

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Post by _Robbie » Mon Jun 28, 2004 10:44 pm

im on a 17 inch screen
the resolution is 1280 by 1024 and the map fits fine.
looks like a good map

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Post by dustin » Tue Jun 29, 2004 12:37 am

I think I found a bug. It wouldn't let me go where the arrow is drawn:

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added features and fixes to deLUX world

Post by mbauer » Tue Jun 29, 2004 12:13 pm

The features and bugs I fixed are as follows:
1. Fixed the bug Dustin found
2. Combined Norway and Swedden into Scandinavia
3. Made the map a little smaller (any smaller and the small countries are too hard to click on)
4. Fixed the Afghanistan border so that it didn't look like it bordered China
5. Made the continent of Central America only worth 1 point
6. Made the continent of Australia only worth 1 point
7. Added a line of attack between Iceland and Scandinavia
8. Added a line of attack between Spain and the Caribbean
9. Added a line of attack between the Arabian Penninsula and Iran
10. Added a line of attack between the Northern Lakes of Canada and Quebec
11. Added a line of attack between India and Java
12. Added a line of attack between South New Zealand and Western Australia

Dustin I was wondering if it is possible for you to take off the first version from Custom Map City?

Let me know if you guys find anything else

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Post by mbauer » Tue Jun 29, 2004 12:14 pm

I forgot to say that this new version is posted

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DUSTIN!

Post by Flex » Tue Jun 29, 2004 10:02 pm

Is it possible to give continents negative values?
I have a really good idea, and I'm designing it. A map with this really advantageos chokepoint continent, and if you own it you can attack tons of countries, but its a choke point. The draw back is the -10 army "bonus"

Possible?

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Post by dustin » Wed Jun 30, 2004 12:27 am

I am unsure what would happen with negative continent values. Try it out and see if anything breaks.

BTW: It would have been better to ask this question in it's own thread, not here.

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Post by Flex » Wed Jun 30, 2004 12:33 am

sorry dustin, in the future I will, it just came to mind when i was reading this thread

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Re: DUSTIN!

Post by rip » Wed Jun 30, 2004 3:54 am

Flex wrote:Is it possible to give continents negative values?
I have a really good idea, and I'm designing it. A map with this really advantageos chokepoint continent, and if you own it you can attack tons of countries, but its a choke point. The draw back is the -10 army "bonus"

Possible?
You can give continents negative values. And they compute correctly (ie, they _deduct_ from your total deployment armies.

However, the '3 army rule' still applies. Even if your cumulative award is < 3, you still get 3 armies.

There's another thread around here someplace where I discuss it. The original Gemisys map generator would emit negative continent values.

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