Archiving Civ3 Content
- Mar 17, 2007
Haha, well, that may be a little excessive of a comparison, but thank you. If I'm going to live up to that, I'm going to have to at least bring my gameplay level up to Deity, and that sounds like a tall order!You and Flintlock are the Jesus Christ of Civ 3.
When I saw your try of 420x316, my modding senses started tingling.
When I confirmed that your tool is like the gospel Revelation of John for Christians, I started photoshop and google earth.
Started from scratch, piece by piece (using print screen method) start developing the map.
After making a lot of adjustments on photoshop and finally got the result I had in mind, I used your bmp to biq functionality.
And voila. I had something to work on civ 3 editor.
When I fired up that monster map and played a couple of turns, that's it. I had the confirmed result I wanted after 2 weeks of hard work.
That day I did not slept adding resources to the map.
The next day I started play testing. And it works as I always wanted.
I am telling you man, we are going to have epic battles on this map.
Better get that cpu upgrade fast, things are going to get hot.
As it is, though, we all stand on the shoulders of those who came before us. The most obvious example for the utilities I've made is Steph, but as important were earlier members of the forum (and of Apolyton) such as Gramphos and Dianthus who pioneered making CIv utilities in general, and wrote about what they learned. Without their work, I likely would not have ever had the expertise to build what I built, and I definitely would not have in the late 2000s/early 2010s.
But that's great to hear that Google Earth + Photoshop + BMP to BIQ worked so well! I think there have been one or two other people who've made use of it, but you might be the first to follow through on it so thoroughly.
It'll be a couple weeks yet before I buy that new CPU... AMD has new ones at the end of September so I can't buy now until I see the reviews for those. That leaves time for additional feedback and tweaks though!