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by historyman101
Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:18 am
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: New York to Chicago
Replies: 39
Views: 14177

Re: New York to Chicago

I have bad news to break to all: I cannot continue this project. College life along with many other things not worth mentioning have gotten in the way and I've lost track of my work. I can pass on what I have to anyone who wants to continue this project on in my stead, but unfortunately I no longer ...
by historyman101
Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:35 am
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: New York to Chicago
Replies: 39
Views: 14177

Re: New York to Chicago

Well the goals are good enough. I need to get an XML editor though to correct some mistakes. Once the week is over I'll do that. I just have a lot on my plate right now college wise. Narrowed down the list of starting locations to four: New York, Chicago, Toronto and Cleveland. Made these industries...
by historyman101
Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:28 am
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: New York to Chicago
Replies: 39
Views: 14177

Re: New York to Chicago

Added some key industries for some cities: New York: Furniture Factory Chicago: Stockyard Detroit: Auto Plant Pittsburgh: Steel Mill Charleston: Steel Mill Also made the following changes to city sizes Syracuse: Village Newark: Village Chicago: Town London: Town Cleveland: City Detroit: City Indiana...
by historyman101
Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: New York to Chicago
Replies: 39
Views: 14177

Re: New York to Chicago

The game wants to have 4 staring locations. If you have less than 4 it might pick one arbitrary. So it’s better if you decide. I wonder if you know that a village will grow as the game progresses to town, city and metropolis. In order to do that the village (town,city) has to be connected to the ne...
by historyman101
Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: New York to Chicago
Replies: 39
Views: 14177

Re: New York to Chicago

You have 41 cities. That is about twice as much as a map of this size can handle comfortably. Here you have to make a mental decision, what your scenario goals are and limit the number of cities to that goal. In that case I have to cut it down by half. I already have an idea of which cities to cut....
by historyman101
Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:21 am
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: New York to Chicago
Replies: 39
Views: 14177

Re: New York to Chicago

Update. I've added in as many cities I could think of that would be important, but I'd like someone to check to make sure they're all correct.

I've enclosed the folder of what I have so far.

Get back to me with some notes/changes?

Many thanks.
by historyman101
Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:24 am
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: New York to Chicago
Replies: 39
Views: 14177

Re: New York to Chicago

I thought you never ask. Here is the TGA and the DDS map. Replace your old ones. Be sure that they have exactly the same name. NYC_Chicago.7z Let me know. Jancsika PS. Before you do this, can you post the old maps.I'd like to see them, to figure what vent wrong. here it is. Have fun. And many thank...
by historyman101
Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:31 am
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: New York to Chicago
Replies: 39
Views: 14177

Re: New York to Chicago

I keep deleting the map and starting from scratch and readjusting the height map to fit the gray square but it keeps giving me the same result. I really don't want to spend hours redoing the entire map if this is what's going to happen. Is there anyone who can take the height map and make a blank ma...
by historyman101
Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: New York to Chicago
Replies: 39
Views: 14177

Re: New York to Chicago

EDIT: DLing GIMP now. Great. Be sure to download the DDS plug-in. You might need it later. While you are at it download, Notepad++ it is a at the same source, free. Get the XML plugin also. We will need it later. Meanwhile you can get acquainted with it. As for the map size, it will not make any di...
by historyman101
Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: New York to Chicago
Replies: 39
Views: 14177

Re: New York to Chicago

Oh I'm sorry I missed that part. I redid it and now I'm looking for a suitable program for opening the .tga file. Sadly the only paint program I have is ordinary Microsoft Paint, so I need to find something for free download online. EDIT: DLing GIMP now. I'm starting to wonder if maybe 225 square un...
by historyman101
Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:53 am
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: New York to Chicago
Replies: 39
Views: 14177

Re: New York to Chicago

EDIT: A bit confused. Exactly where do I save this .tga folder to? The tutorial said to the usermaps folder in my documents but I just want to be sure. I am trying to tell you to read the mapmaking tutorial. Lets start from the beginning: First you have to make a blank map with the terrain editor. ...
by historyman101
Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:55 am
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: New York to Chicago
Replies: 39
Views: 14177

Re: New York to Chicago

I'm trying to get into the terrain editor, but the map doesn't show up. Do I need an XML doc as well?
by historyman101
Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:52 am
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: New York to Chicago
Replies: 39
Views: 14177

Re: New York to Chicago

is there anyway you could make it a zip folder rather than an .7z folder? I only have WinRAR, unless that will work to unzip this. EDIT: Nevermind, DLing Winzip now. Thanks a lot for the map. EDIT: A bit confused. Exactly where do I save this .tga folder to? The tutorial said to the usermaps folder ...
by historyman101
Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:51 am
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: New York to Chicago
Replies: 39
Views: 14177

Re: New York to Chicago

Question #1 What size map are you making.? When you are starting a map in the terrain editor, you will have a choice of different sizes. Go and read the mapmaking tutorial!! http://www.smrsimple.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=4226 It’s not that difficult, and let me know the size of the map. And d...
by historyman101
Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:57 am
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: New York to Chicago
Replies: 39
Views: 14177

Re: New York to Chicago

Before we go too much into details, it would be nice to know exactly how much you know about the game. Karsten has a good idea where to get the necessary TGA files. With that knowledge you want to read the Map Making tutorial http://www.smrsimple.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=4226 You will need b...