1. We have added a Gift Upgrades feature that allows you to gift an account upgrade to another member, just in time for the holiday season. You can see the gift option when going to the Account Upgrades screen, or on any user profile screen.
    Dismiss Notice

Guess the Map VIII: Didn't Color the Island Countries

Discussion in 'Picture Threads Archive' started by Leoreth, Apr 2, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2003
    Messages:
    55,584
    Location:
    Thessalonike, The Byzantine Empire
    Yeah, finally :)

    It has to do with Alexander. Come on, you should easily find out what it is now, and it provides some encyclopedic knowledge too along with the fun :D

     
  2. bhsup

    bhsup Deity

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2004
    Messages:
    30,387
    Countries with cities named Alexandria, founded by Alexander as he conquered the place??
     
  3. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2003
    Messages:
    55,584
    Location:
    Thessalonike, The Byzantine Empire
  4. bhsup

    bhsup Deity

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2004
    Messages:
    30,387
    Holy... Ptolemy! Gimme a few hours to find a map. I never dreamed I would ever win anything in this thread (for one thing, I usually just lurk) and have nothing prepped.
     
  5. Dachs

    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2005
    Messages:
    32,588
    Location:
    Moscow
  6. bhsup

    bhsup Deity

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2004
    Messages:
    30,387
    Actually, open floor. I have no idea what apps you guys use to create these maps and it would be pointless almost to just grab one of the web, what with google's search by image.
     
  7. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2003
    Messages:
    55,584
    Location:
    Thessalonike, The Byzantine Empire
    Probably it is hard to google the map though still, however it is open floor if you wish :)

    @Dachs: so, are there Alexandrias in other modern countries too? Or their number is wrong?
     
  8. TheMulattoMaker

    TheMulattoMaker Dictator of RF

    Joined:
    May 28, 2008
    Messages:
    1,483
    Location:
    Far-GO!
    There's about 20 Alexandrias in America, but I don't think any of them were founded by Alexander the Great. :D

    Although who knows, maybe he Phalanx-rushed Europe and then conquered Roosevelt and Montezuma, dropping cities along the way... :lol:
     
  9. west india man

    west india man Immortal

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Messages:
    9,119
    Location:
    Brazil
    I don't know about anyone else, but I copy a map from the OP of this thread, paste it into paint, look up a category on wikipedia and put appropriate colours for each country, then save the map and upload it onto imgur where I paste it onto here.
     
  10. classical_hero

    classical_hero In whom I trust

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2003
    Messages:
    33,262
    Location:
    Perth,Western Australia
    All you need to do is copy the map from the OP and just use paint to fill in the relevant countries. It is not that hard. Few times I have simply used a map from wikipedia, since it is ready made.
     
  11. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2003
    Messages:
    55,584
    Location:
    Thessalonike, The Byzantine Empire

    Yes, originally i thought of including countries with cities named Alexandria, not just those founded by Alexander, but it would be tricky since there seems to be an awfull lot of them around...
     
  12. bhsup

    bhsup Deity

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2004
    Messages:
    30,387
    I have -zero- artistic talent. I can't even paint inside the lines with a brush on canvas and you want me to do it with a mouse?? :lol:

    Now if there was a ready made map program with clickable color changing for countries...
     
  13. classical_hero

    classical_hero In whom I trust

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2003
    Messages:
    33,262
    Location:
    Perth,Western Australia
    There is a function called fill in. All you need to do is pick the colour you want and then just make sure you are inside the country and just click and thus you have the whole country filled in with the colour you want. Just try and make a map and see what you can do.
     
  14. bhsup

    bhsup Deity

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2004
    Messages:
    30,387
    Yeah, I tried that once and it filled up the whole bloody map. There was a free hand tool you could use to border the area you want filled in, but then that goes back to the mouse and my artistic talent and just how crappy it would look. No, I'll just pass on map creation.
     
  15. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2003
    Messages:
    55,584
    Location:
    Thessalonike, The Byzantine Empire
    Anyone want to post a map? I could post a new one but it would be better if someone else does this time :)
     
  16. Saxony

    Saxony Chieftain

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2012
    Messages:
    87
    Location:
    Oslo, Norway
    New Map.


    One error, South Korea should have been red.
     
  17. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Messages:
    26,698
    Countries in which a dropped piece of buttered toast lands butter side down.
     
  18. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2003
    Messages:
    55,584
    Location:
    Thessalonike, The Byzantine Empire
    I like that Iraq is a whole category by itself :)
     
  19. Lohrenswald

    Lohrenswald 老仁森林

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2013
    Messages:
    5,845
    Location:
    The end
    Is it about nukes?

    Like: the red have nukes, blue had, and the green can get?

    Edit: I doubt it, though.
     
  20. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2003
    Messages:
    55,584
    Location:
    Thessalonike, The Byzantine Empire
    It does look like a map Bush/Blair would come up with :mischief:
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page