Discussion in 'Civ4 - Pre-made Maps' started by Jon Shafer, May 8, 2006.
Map of Africa with resources. 54x66 plots.
I'm making a very large map. Your S. America map and Africa map should fit perfectly with my base map. Can I use your two pieces on my map?
Sure, feel free. One of the main reasons I made these was to allow others to adapt them for their own purposes, be it different maps or scenarios of various sorts.
How will you go about merging them together, by the way?
I did a hi-res scan of a two page atlas. I cropped both pieces in Paint Shop to the desired size and that two of the sides lined up.
Then I resized each half to 1250 x 1250 pixels. In Paint shop I used a grid overlay of 10 x 10 pixels. So after I hand copy each half, I end up with a 250 x 125 map. I copy to graph paper so I can make any adjustments.
So then all I need to do is add the two maps (S. America & Africa) to my map and it saves me a lot of time figuring out terrain.
I'm taking the copied map and assembling it in mapview. I want a bigger map but I've hit mapviews limit. In CTP2, the map size was limited to 32,768 x 32,768 diamonds. I'm not that grandious.
The reason for the very huge map, is I love space to manuever around. I even want to design a senario around the map.
I just bought a new gateway with dual core AMD Athlon X2 3800's. Right now it only has 1 GB RAM, but in a few weeks I will increase that by 2 to 3 GB RAM for graduation. So I plan to be able to actually play this map.
Just to let you know, I have added the two maps to mine. I have not detailed it yet, but the map will look absolutely awesome. Thanks again.
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