Possibly time to update graphics?
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aeronautic wrote:
Current USA map (click to show)
Hoodlum's latest version (click to show)
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It looks better with texture and puts less emphasis on the background images.

I think the map needs sharpening / brightening. Looking at the current map as comparison, it has a certain "Zing" about it. Of course I'm not trying to get you to copy it, but we seem to have opposites.
Perhaps try a really dark Sea, that should give more contrast to the land.

Can you please make the Lake names less Label-Like, blend into the lake more?
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Matty wrote:
Love it.

The south west region has a bit of an ugly green brownish colour though.
I agree with aero that there's little contrast between what's playable map and what's background.
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Hoodlum wrote:
Still working on the background.

but did the lake labels, and got rid of the green brownishish in Texas

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Hoodlum wrote:
Struggling with darker ocean. but i tried some coloured drop shadows to make the colours pop. and a white frame.
Current USA map (click to show)
zing attempt (click to show)

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aeronautic wrote:
That shadow (dark glow) off the borders and dividers has made a huge difference, the colours look more vibrant now, I don't think you need to darken the sea.
I don't think the white frame makes any difference, it just takes out map area and will be noticeable in the light grey game screen, best to put that back the way it was.
I prefer the impassables with the white border.
Good job with the lake names.
You may need to move a few mountains to the right at the South California / Nevada connection, it looks sort of impassable.
That SE Region (Florida, N & S Carolina etc) looks much better and the George Washington coming through makes it look like Money. ;)
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Hoodlum wrote:
hah that's what i thought. started to look like money.

Edits = Return of original frame. Mountain edit.

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aeronautic wrote:
Looks great.
For me it's done, but let's wait a day or two before exchanging it, to see if anyone has any issues or concerns.
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Fendi wrote:
Woow, it looks like a million bucks ;)
Awesome work Hoodlum. Love the feeling of the map.
Matty wrote:
I like it
"The true mind can weather all the lies and illusions without being lost. The true heart can touch the poison of hatred without being harmed. Since beginningless time, darkness thrives in the void, but always yields to purifying light." ~The Lionturtle
aeronautic wrote:
I have exchanged the map image & thumbnails and adjusted the circles to suit the new map.

Thanks Glanru, for years of happiness on a really popular map with excellent gameplay.
Thanks Hood, for your patience and creativity in producing the new updated version.

Any issues during play, please contact aeronautic or Hoodlum, or post them here.
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Glanru wrote:
I have to say that I'm impressed. Now I'm very glad I brought up the idea of upgrading the graphics.
elysium5 wrote:
Just finished a long-term game on it that changed midway through. No problems and it looks very nice.
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Virtuosity98 wrote:
Louisiana on the map is misspelled as "Louisianna". Not sure about the card.
I'm surprised I played it so many times before noticing it!
EDIT: the card is correct
Hoodlum wrote:
Ty virt.. fixed now - press cntrl f5 to display new image
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