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Greatest Earth Map

Discussion in 'Maps' started by Gedemon, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. Gedemon

    Gedemon Modder Moderator

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    GreatestEarth.jpg

    • A conversion of civ5 djvandyke's map with large upscale of some regions
    • Size : 104x64 (large/huge)
    • MapName="GreatestEarthMap"
    • TSL : Vanilla + DLC
    • Auto City Naming : Australia, France
    • Resources placement: random, regional
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2017
  2. yorkgrass

    yorkgrass Warlord

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    I believe the continent is wrong, Europe is named as Gondwana, and it covers half Asia.
     
  3. Gedemon

    Gedemon Modder Moderator

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    We're going to do a pass on that map before starting to add names, I'd like some feedback here.

    1/ Continents

    First, on top of fixing the Europe into Asia issue, I'd like to implement the same continent selection as on the Giant Earth Map ("seven continents" model or more multiple subcontinents/regions)

    Seven continents / Subcontinents:
    • CONTINENT_AFRICA
      • CONTINENT_SAHARA
      • CONTINENT_GUINEA
      • CONTINENT_CENTRAL_AFRICA
      • CONTINENT_EAST_AFRICA
      • CONTINENT_SOUTH_AFRICA
      • CONTINENT_MADAGASCARIA
    • CONTINENT_ASIA
      • CONTINENT_KAZAKHSTANIA
      • CONTINENT_SIBERIA
      • CONTINENT_CENTRAL_SIBERIA
      • CONTINENT_WEST_SIBERIA
      • CONTINENT_ANATOLIA
      • CONTINENT_ARABIAN_PENINSULA
      • CONTINENT_PERSIAN_PLATEAU
      • CONTINENT_INDIA
      • CONTINENT_CENTRAL_ASIA
      • CONTINENT_EAST_ASIA
      • CONTINENT_SOUTH_EAST_ASIA
      • CONTINENT_MANCHURIA
      • CONTINENT_KOLYMA
    • CONTINENT_EUROPE
      • CONTINENT_SCANDINAVIA
      • CONTINENT_IBERIA
      • CONTINENT_CAUCASIA
      • CONTINENT_BRITTANIA
      • CONTINENT_BALKANIA
    • CONTINENT_NORTH_AMERICA
      • CONTINENT_ALASKANIA
      • CONTINENT_LABRADORIA
      • CONTINENT_GREENLANDIA
      • CONTINENT_MESO_AMERICA
      • CONTINENT_CARIBBEANIA
    • CONTINENT_SOUTH_AMERICA
      • CONTINENT_PATAGONIA
    • CONTINENT_OCEANIA
      • CONTINENT_AUSTRALIA
      • CONTINENT_ZEALANDIA
      • CONTINENT_MELANESIA
      • CONTINENT_MICRONESIA
      • CONTINENT_POLYNESIA

    But do we need all of them at the map size or should we take a selection only ? In that case, which ones ?

    2/ Changes to the map itself

    Change Australia shape

    What else ?
     
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  4. SaboteurINT

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    Please add, if possible of course :)

    Reefs
    Geothermall Fissures
    Canary Island
    Randomized Natural Wonders placement
     
  5. Clubber Lang

    Clubber Lang Warlord

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    I play mainly on this and 'play Europe again' map, so looking forward to the enhanced version!

    A few ideas -

    More water tile width between west (towards Atlantic ocean) and central of the English channel.
    More landmass more for India pushing south and move Sri Lanka down a bit.
    More precise terrain.
    Isle Of Wight.
    Isle Of Man.
    Jersey island.
    Guersney island.
    Islands around Scotland.
    The Maldives.
    French Southern and Antartic islands.
    Heard and Mcdonald islands.
     
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  6. Gedemon

    Gedemon Modder Moderator

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    Thanks !

    "Randomized Natural Wonders placement" is already in, it's the "Natural Wonders Placement = Map Generator" option.

    For Geothermal Fissures and Reefs, I'm going to ask everyone help to fill 2 tables like this
    Code:
        <ExtraPlacement>
            <Replace MapName="GreatestEarthMap" X="0" Y="0"    RuleSet="RULESET_EXPANSION_2"    FeatureType="FEATURE_GEOTHERMAL_FISSURE" />
            <Replace MapName="GreatestEarthMap" X="99" Y="99"    RuleSet="RULESET_EXPANSION_2"    FeatureType="FEATURE_GEOTHERMAL_FISSURE" />
        </ExtraPlacement>
    
        <ExtraPlacement>
            <Replace MapName="GreatestEarthMap" X="0" Y="0"    RuleSet="RULESET_EXPANSION_2"    FeatureType="FEATURE_REEF" />
            <Replace MapName="GreatestEarthMap" X="99" Y="99"    RuleSet="RULESET_EXPANSION_2"    FeatureType="FEATURE_REEF" />
        </ExtraPlacement>
    
    Here is how to get the X, Y values:
    https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/how-to-find-the-x-y-values-of-a-plot-for-a-map.621142/

    For all physical changes, please add an edited screenshot like this one proposed by tomaltachpaulson for example:
    Spoiler :


    TIA :)
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2020
  7. SeelingCat

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    Apologies for the delay in getting this posted/shared, but I've made a mock-up of the changes I'd recommend for this map; red is are tile changes reflected in the image, yellow are river changes, green are changes that I realized after I'd already taken the screenshots and stitched everything together:


    For most of the new land tiles I just copied the surrounding terrain type, so feel free to change/adjust it as you see fit; also it wouldn't let me add forests/jungles on some of the new tiles so those may be inaccurate in places.

    Spoiler List of Changes :

    NORTH AMERICA:
    Fill in coast of California
    Lake Superior moves West
    Lake Huron shrinks slightly
    Lake Erie moves East
    Filled in the Chesapeake and Georgia areas
    Adjusted/expanded east coast rivers
    Added Bahamas, Bermuda, and Turks & Caicos
    Removed Northern lake in Mexico
    Expanded Mexico (adjusted river to reach new coast
    Thickened Central America
    Shifted Eastern Antilles to allow for one more island

    SOUTH AMERICA:
    Galapagos NW should move east to replace the single-tile island that represents them
    Filled in a bit of the western coast of Peru to improve overall shape
    Torres del Paine should move way down south

    EUROPE:
    Added Hebrides and Faroe Islands
    Removed weird hook from Netherlands
    Expanded western coast of Ireland
    Also it appears that sometimes Giant's Causeway doesn't appear with the correct rotation?
    Detached Sjaelland from the Jutland Peninsula (optional; marked with ice here)
    Redid the Baltic: adding Gotland and Bornholm and pushing the Polish coast south
    Separated Osel from the Baltic countries
    Filled in Ligurian Sea a bit
    Removed a tile from eastern Italy
    Improved Spanish coastline, added Menorca/Mallorca
    Removed artificial lakes in Russia and tweaked the shore of the northernmost lake

    AFRICA:
    Removed Lake Volta since it's Artificial
    Added Bioko/Sao Tome island
    Added a tile to Cape Town area
    Added Lake Malawi and expanded coast out a bit
    Moved Pemba and Zanzibar Islands southwest
    Removed lakes from Egypt/Sudan Area (one marked with red circle and one marked in green)
    Reworked path of the Nile
    Shrunk lake north of Lake Victoria; which I'm just now realizing is probably Lake Turkana and thus should be moved east, so I'll post an update on that area in a bit
    Extended Eritrean cost
    Moved the Seychelles way up north
    Added 2 tiles to madagascar

    MIDDLE EAST:
    Turkey should not have that random bit of desert; should be plains
    Gave the tip of the Arabian peninsula a couple more tiles
    Added Socotra (in green)

    MAINLAND ASIA:
    Added the Maldives
    A couple more tiles for the eastern coast of China
    Extended the Malay Peninsula

    MARITIME SOUTHEAST ASIA:
    Lots of changes here to Indonesia!
    Reworked northern Philippines; the Volcano should move to the mountain tile marked in green
    Removed random islands north of Papua

    OCEANIA:
    Added New Caledonia
    Probably some more islands could be added here perhaps



    EDIT: Uploaded a revised version of the changes to the Nile; Lake Turkana should move east 2 tiles.
     

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  8. SaboteurINT

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    Thank you very much for updating this map Greatest Earth Map. It was superb and now it is even better with Fissures, Reefs and other.
     

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