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Post by Cuarto » Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:39 pm

we're doing a good job getting states in random guy, but we need some helpers =b

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Post by RandomGuy » Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:51 pm

there's plenty of time, no need to rush things.

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Post by RandomGuy » Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:30 am

Arizona is done.

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Post by Dogger » Sun Jan 20, 2008 9:57 am

Shouldn't the District of Columbia be part of this? With the no-fly zones, river and bridges, it seems like it could make an interesting map.

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Post by theAirportoflove » Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:28 pm

I just finished a map of Maryland with DC included. I'll put that up once it looks better.

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Post by Tobey » Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:53 pm

theAirportoflove wrote:I just finished a map of Maryland with DC included. I'll put that up once it looks better.
Hmmm...maybe we can expand on that, and have the DC Metro Area. You know, DC, a healthy chunk of Maryland, and good ol' Northern Virginia.

After all, it's all practically the same place out here... cept DC's crazy laws.

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Post by mbauer » Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:17 am

West Virginia Then

West Virginia Now

It seems that in general you guys and gals seem to prefer the historical state maps over the ones set in modern times. So, should I focus only on the historical ones instead of trying to do a then and now for each state?

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Post by mbauer » Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:14 pm

2 more done! Almost there!

Vermont

Utah
It seems that in general you guys and gals seem to prefer the historical state maps over the ones set in modern times. So, should I focus only on the historical ones instead of trying to do a then and now for each state?
Did anyone have any comments on that or is the para question more important? :P

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Post by MaW1028 » Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:38 pm

NiCe MB! Those maps are pretty sweet!

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Post by n00less cluebie » Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:39 pm

When do we get to see the REALLY offensive Wisconsin?

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Post by mbauer » Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:27 pm

n00less cluebie wrote:
When do we get to see the REALLY offensive Wisconsin?
When the semi-holy cult is dissolved and the Anti's are proclaimed the true rulers of all of Luxtopia

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Post by Drifter » Tue Apr 08, 2008 7:09 pm

mbauer wrote:
n00less cluebie wrote: When do we get to see the REALLY offensive Wisconsin?
When the semi-holy cult is dissolved and the Anti's are proclaimed the true rulers of all of Luxtopia
In other words... never.


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Post by mbauer » Mon May 12, 2008 2:40 pm

3 more done!!!

South Carolina
North Dakota
Connecticut

I find the Connecticut one particularly enjoyable! :D

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Post by dustin » Mon May 12, 2008 4:21 pm

Milestone: we've got 40/50 done now. On to the home stretch...

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Post by SnyperEye » Mon May 12, 2008 5:56 pm

mbauer wrote:3 more done!!!

South Carolina
North Dakota
Connecticut

I find the Connecticut one particularly enjoyable! :D
Is that what the women in Connecticut look like??? ***SnyperEye Glares at his wedding ring***

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Post by kitty on catnip » Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:38 am

has anyone done maryland yet? I live in MD, and thought it might be nice to make it my first map , since I know the area and other 'little' stuffs

Maybe layer a few blue crabs in the layout, once I learn how, heh.

Of course there are northern mountains ... and a few Major Rivers, including the Chesepeake Bay.

Possibly put an 'Old Bay' symbol up , hidden somewhere in the map ... just for kicks.

Definitely need to make Baltimore, Annapolis, and D.C. cities. Although I don't think D.C. should be a bonus, considering it is not part of Maryland ... hmmmm, I could have some fun with this!

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Post by mbauer » Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:58 pm

kitty on catnip wrote:has anyone done maryland yet?
The first post of this thread contains a complete list of the states that have been done and the ones that haven't. Dustin keeps it up to date as new states come in. Currently there is no Maryland. Even if there were, it should not prevent you from submitting one.

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Post by kitty on catnip » Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:44 pm

how would I go about posting a screenshot image, or an image of my map?

I took a screenshot, but I don't know how to load it into the forum.

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Post by RandomGuy » Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:02 pm

use a free hosting service like imageshack.us or flickr or something. They'll have an upload link where you can browse for the image on your computer and will provide you with a link for displaying it online once it is uploaded.

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Post by mbauer » Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:22 pm

I have a map of North Carolina in BETA stage right now. I'd really really appreciate it if some of you guys can take a look at it and give me some feedback. It's similar too and was inspired by RG's Arms Race map. Feel free to send a PM or e-mail or we can start a new thread if that's easier.

Thanks in advance for anyone that helps
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Post by kitty on catnip » Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:20 am

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My very rough draft! :P

so much work to do, but just wanted to post it cause I'm so excited about my first map!

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Post by RandomGuy » Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:12 pm

looking good!

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Post by Enokrad » Sat Jun 07, 2008 2:06 pm

looks really nice kitty
can't wait to see it finished with the theme

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Post by kitty on catnip » Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:28 pm

so, guys, I'm thinking about putting delware into my map, and a bit of virginia. To create more countires, and allow for more strategy.

Would you still accept this as a maryland Map, if I do it artistically?

I'm thinking about keeping the image above, but just adding onto it from neighbouring states. what do you think? :P

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Post by RandomGuy » Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:21 am

Yeah, that sort of thing is allowed. As long as Maryland is the dominant area, make your map the best playable map you can.

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Post by kitty on catnip » Sun Jun 08, 2008 4:42 am

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Well, guys, I titled this version 'Final Draft Beginning'.

I am going to really clean it up a bit, resizing the countries, changing the shapes that are within the chesapeake borders, and aligning some things.

Basically, use a one pixel outliner of grayish-black, and trace the entire map region of the border of the chesapeake, to create an illusion of depth. At the same time, it will give the idea the water is actually 'doing something'.

Hopefully also take away some of the discoloration around the country edges by fine tuning a nicely done .PNG ground layer.

And tracing continent borders with a whitish line, like sun tzu does, to create a visual effect, that allows you to see continents easily. Maybe throwing in a few other fine touches to it, my 'Final Draft End', will hopefully be finished in the next few days.

Any criticism would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you everyone for being so helpful in this process! It's a total blast seeing it come together, and being able to host it! :P

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Post by beetroot » Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:12 am

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Post by kitty on catnip » Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:51 am

Hey guys, I just uploaded my theme files and stuff. I created my own background, foreground, and overground.

I just realized there was one little error in the country pathing. And I needed to change the western bordering country to baltimore, so it doesn't look like you can connect to it, cause there 'should' be water there.

also, the pixels seemed a 'bit' off...I know I started the sizes in the original 'new file' menu, ex: Length 750 height 365. That was my size for the past week...then somewhere, it changed too 748/ 365, and even a 750/366.

I'm hoping once I make a few more revisions, I can re-submit the map.

If any of that makes any sense with the pixel sizes, please let me know any reasons that may be, and if I can fix it.

I also accidentally saved all my 'layers' into a JPEG file, rather than the photoshop file, lol...I can't retrieve the numerous layers, under 'one' map, so working it out is hell now. :cry:

better luck next time, I guess...lol.

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