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Post by enjoymoreradio » Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:35 pm

The map of Virginia is done, except for a theme. If someone would volunteer to do a theme for the map, I'd me much obliged. Not only am I a terrible graphics person, my copy of GIMP is non-functional, and I have dial-up, making a download unfeasible. If there are volunteers, e-mail me, and I'll send you the map file.

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EDIT: mbauer volunteered to produce the theme for Virginia. Thanks a lot.
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Post by Cuarto » Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:32 pm

oklahoma is done

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Post by Cuarto » Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:18 am

delaware is done. however, i added in one country that is the jersey shore. this country connects to most of the other countries. this adds a really different strategical twist to the map. i noticed barstar's oklahoma map didn't count because it was missing part of the state. would this not count because it has an additional land mass or will this work just fine?

http://img338.imageshack.us/my.php?imag ... re1kt7.jpg

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Post by Cuarto » Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:44 am

vermont is done.

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Post by RandomGuy » Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:42 pm

I'm going to start on Rhode Island.

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Post by Cuarto » Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:13 pm

oye. i was halfway done.

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Post by RandomGuy » Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:36 pm

no worries. you go ahead then, I'll do a different one.

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Post by Cuarto » Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:40 pm

:smt023 go ahead and claim it before i start another cause im on a roll :D

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Post by SunTzu » Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:12 pm

I'm pretty sure there can be more than one map per state... :wink:

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Post by mbauer » Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:52 pm

Just a suggestion: (this isn't directed at anyone in particular)

A strict county interpretation isn't always the best route to take, after all the county borders weren't made with Lux in mind.

But if you do plan on doing the county layout, how about adding in some natural barriers (rivers, lakes, mountains, forests,etc.) to create more chokepoints/bottlenecks, which usually makes for a better strategic map.

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Post by RandomGuy » Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:56 pm

yeah, that's how I was going to go with RI - maybe I'll do it anyhow. Obviously with RI, which has like 5 counties, you'd have to break it up a bit more. I know...

Rhode Island map battle!

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Post by dustin » Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:37 pm

Cuarto wrote:would this not count because it has an additional land mass or will this work just fine?
I would still count that for the state.

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Post by Cuarto » Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:03 pm

mbauer wrote:Just a suggestion: (this isn't directed at anyone in particular)
∞ Cuarto feels as though this comment is directed at him, despite mbauer's denial of it being directed at anybody. ∞

i will consider it, but i guarantee that if i attempt so much it will look as though a kindergartener had drawn it.

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Post by RandomGuy » Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:41 pm

Take him at his word - I got the same feedback for Louisiana when I did that map. If you look at the states that have been done, many (probably most) follow the "each county is a Lux country" and state "regions" are continents with little or no other boundaries or obstacles. I think with the resurgence of interest in the states series, he is just throwing it out there (correct me if I am wrong Mark)

I'm going to try to do some state maps with some geographic borders as well as political ones.

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Post by mbauer » Fri Aug 17, 2007 8:44 am

RandomGuy wrote:(correct me if I am wrong Mark)
I don't know who Mark is, but you are right about what I was trying to say.

My comment was not directed only at you Cuarto, but everyone who's making state maps. It was just a suggestion and not one that has to be taken.

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Post by Cuarto » Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:42 pm

well, i took it in my oklahoma map. lol. i like the way it came out much better this way.

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Post by newbeslaya » Fri Aug 17, 2007 5:14 pm

Cuarto ur really going to town on those states man :smt023

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Post by Cuarto » Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:47 pm

Other maps I will be creating are Idaho, Maryland, New Hampshire, and West Virginia.

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Post by enjoymoreradio » Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:15 pm

Virginia is done, and is in the Plug-in Manager as a BETA map.

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Post by Cuarto » Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:35 pm

rofl. i love the theme!

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Post by enjoymoreradio » Tue Aug 21, 2007 2:30 pm

Blame mb for the theme, it was all his fault. :wink:

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Post by Kef » Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:30 pm

theme of the year

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Arkansas Beta on its way

Post by albert » Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:54 pm

I should be uploading a beta of Arkansas tonight. 75 counties... First version is all counties connected, trying to decide on continents... Round 1 may be either congressional districts or "geographic regions"....

Hmm...

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Re: Arkansas Beta on its way

Post by Drifter » Fri Aug 24, 2007 11:02 pm

albert wrote:I should be uploading a beta of Arkansas tonight. 75 counties... First version is all counties connected, trying to decide on continents... Round 1 may be either congressional districts or "geographic regions"....

Hmm...
Conway better be on it.

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Post by Cuarto » Fri Aug 24, 2007 11:07 pm

albert wrote:I should be uploading a beta of Arkansas tonight. 75 counties... First version is all counties connected, trying to decide on continents...
always look behind you...

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Re: Arkansas Beta on its way

Post by Drifter » Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:03 am

Cuarto wrote:always look behind you...
Shaddup Bama boy.

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Post by Cuarto » Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:41 am

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Post by RandomGuy » Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:34 pm

∞ RandomGuy throws down the Rhode Island gauntlet ∞

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Post by Cuarto » Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:37 pm

random guy, see rhode island forum. =)

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