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Offline nologgie

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Overland Map
« on: May 26, 2012, 12:30:07 AM »
I didn't see a thread specifically for overland maps, so I started this one.

This is an edited, recolored Savage Frontier map from my unfinished winter contest entry which I hope someone may find useful.
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Re: Overland Map
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2012, 11:17:39 PM »
An overland map is basically a bigpic and can use bigpic slots and vice versa. There is a tendency to forgot there is a movement icon that appears on the map. Both my overland maps were misaligned so that the icon was in between squares. I wouldn't make another overland mapwithout using a grid of some kind to let you know where this icon will fall.

Did you check movement on the map?

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Re: Overland Map
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2012, 11:18:23 AM »
Yep. I had to add a few lines to the bottom and shift laterally to get the basic elements to align as I wanted them to. Then I added the city markers so they would be centered with the movement cursor. The rivers and surf areas color cycle.
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Re: Overland Map
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2012, 02:38:33 PM »
Neat!

Only new overland I ever made was more of a 3/4 view of a small town with houses and roads and stuff. GBF is right that using a grid to make it so much easier to align it.

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Re: Overland Map
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2012, 07:59:06 PM »
If you don't have a grid you can make a 320 by 136 pixel map, see how it shows up as an overland, take a screen capture, then realign the map so that the correct parts are in the correct places. I think the map squares are 8 x 8. Wallsets are 8x8 so images are probably also divided into 8x8 segments.