NationStates Jolt Archive

OOC: What do you think of this map?

11-11-2003, 03:01
Okay, I'm a little bit embarrassed, because this could be good, or it could be bad...
But I want to know if you 'Veteran' NS players think this map is good.
(Before I post the map, you have to know the Northern part of the island was colonized by France, and has a mainly Muslim population,
whereas the Southern part was colonized by Britain, and is mainly Christian.
But all the names are in English, rather then French and English...
I am also setting up a site, which explains all the cities, how they got their names and such...)
The map is kinda big, especially considering I did it on Paint...
Please post Questions and Comments!
Steel Butterfly
11-11-2003, 03:04
very large :P

I can only imagine the file size...

wait...*checks it*

81475 bytes...not bad
11-11-2003, 03:04
You went a bit overboard on the size didn't you YN...
My country is as I pictured it though...
11-11-2003, 03:06
I did go a little bit overboard on size, yes...

It was 7MB size as a .BMP file...
But I saved it as .PGN and it was like REALLY reduced!
imported_The Opressive Church
11-11-2003, 03:24
Good... Good...
Although now I don't have a border with Pro Capitalists...
But I see now there was no way to do that....
11-11-2003, 03:32

That is a map.

(Be warned, a 112 MB source file, and the map is 5 MB or so. 3200 x 2400, 300 dpi.)
11-11-2003, 03:33
Oh, I can make one for you, too, if you like.
Steel Butterfly
11-11-2003, 03:33

That is a map.

(Be warned, a 112 MB source file, and the map is 5 MB or so. 3200 x 2400, 300 dpi.)

that's just stupid big


why no cities or anything on it?
11-11-2003, 03:39
aack! too big, and bad colors! It burns the eyes!!

I reccomend something like this:

it's a gif file, under 50k, and doesn't make the average screen go crazy.
11-11-2003, 03:40
Steel: I don't want to mar the beautiful landscape.

Besides, why should I box myself into saying my Capitol is in a particular place?
11-11-2003, 03:46
I can make the colors more neutral, so they don't make eyes hurt so bad, but it's that size so city names are readable for people with bad eyes...
11-11-2003, 03:51
example map:

A small map, with a lot of data. It covers my nation, every big city, and major defense installations.
11-11-2003, 04:16
Okay, I made the colors more neutral.
I don't want it any smaller, the only people who will have trouble loading that
will be Win95 people...
So sorry Win95'ers!

I plan on putting Militray/defense intillations
but first I want to fine tweek the normal map.

And yeah, Imn's map is MASSIVE!
11-11-2003, 04:38
Hey, what about me!?
The Anderton Mountain Range revolted, and currently occupies the
mountains between The Oppressive Church and Your Nickname!
How dare you now include the Anderton Mountains!
11-11-2003, 04:41
That's because we don't recognize you as a nation!
Stupid Revolt!

*Orders more Air Bombardments against the Anderton Mountains*
11-11-2003, 04:52
What utility did you use, Imnsvale?
11-11-2003, 04:55
It's a Photoshop "Action". I looked, and the website is down for some reason. :(

An "Action" is basically a script, but this one has all sorts of ways to tweak it, and you can stop in the the middle, edit it by hand, and keep going. Pretty good for something that's free. (Well, Photoshop isn't, but the Action is.)
11-11-2003, 06:00
Okay, I haven't put cordinates on the map yet, but the Island is about 700 miles East of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean...
11-11-2003, 06:33
Personally, i think its a pretty damn good map, if not a bit big. Hell, alot better than i could try to do :wink:
11-11-2003, 06:45
Okay, the Coordinates of the Island are 60* Latitude 15* Londitude.

The Island has about the same Land Mass as Sri Lanka (Which you can find off the coast of India)
Or, about the size of the state of Maine.
Dyelli Beybi
11-11-2003, 06:54
If you want to see a detailed map go here! It's the whole FKC, there is a geographical map and a political one. Beware the files are big though. It's also a tiny bit out of date. I will have to get on Fasta Benj's back.
imported_The Opressive Church
11-11-2003, 08:38
More inspiring words form the Bishop fo Bump:

"Bump... Bump... Bump..."

I sware... Everytime that man speaks I'm brought to tears...

OOC: just thought more people should see this...
12-11-2003, 01:29
Eris Kallisti
12-11-2003, 01:39
I like the map, its pretty good, (though the size is deffinately an issue) I made a map for my nation:

photoshop is my friend *grin* I didn't name all the towns, but the size of the dots is the size of the town in relation to others. The only thing is that Tokyo island is one big city. The dots are for the biggest areas where homes are.