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RE: V2.1C BTR Map Mod - 4/6/2010 9:39:42 PM   
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Unfortunately,  this only highlights the incorrect rivers and topography in the original artwork.

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RE: V2.1C BTR Map Mod - 4/7/2010 1:56:10 AM   
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Yes you are right. How about if the terrain is washed out a bit?




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RE: V2.1C BTR Map Mod - 4/7/2010 2:07:18 AM   
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Or the watercolor look?




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RE: V2.1C BTR Map Mod - 4/7/2010 6:28:37 AM   
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Definately washed out; plane icons as well as green/blue and orange/red boxes get lost quick against the watercolour map.

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RE: V2.1C BTR Map Mod - 4/7/2010 2:17:17 PM   
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quote:

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Yes you are right. How about if the terrain is washed out a bit?


I like the idea, and in fact tried it myself when I first started. But....

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Definately washed out; plane icons as well as green/blue and orange/red boxes get lost quick against the watercolour map.


Which is why I ended up using the solid green color. It was difficult to find the correct combination of colors which works for everything.




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RE: V2.1C BTR Map Mod - 4/7/2010 7:42:35 PM   
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@ Nicholas

Assuming that I'd like to make my own map mod by using original BTR graphics with city names, how do I start? Guess I have to assemble the whole map first, add text and subsequently cut it into 512x512 pieces again.

There are 56 .bmp altogether, so I must create a file of 4096x4096 pixel, 96 ppi and place the tiles like a puzzle. The order is left to right and top down. Starting with upper left I get 8 columns x 7 rows = 56 layers. That's right?

At next step I'm adding city names, each in a separate layer and group them with the according map tile. What font size do I use?

Afterwards I blank out all groups but the first one, cut the image and save this file as BTRMap000.bmp, repeating this procedure for the remaining 55 groups.

Is that the right approach or can it be accomplished in a more elegant way? Guess the web slice function won't work for exact partitioning of 512x512, but then again I'm still practicing with Photoshop.

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RE: V2.1C BTR Map Mod - 4/9/2010 12:28:53 AM   
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You have the procedure correct. Why not simplify your work and download my PSD file (see above) and simply overlay the original map bmp files on top of my map layer? That why you can use the city labels and borders I did - they are in a separate layer.

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RE: V2.1C BTR Map Mod - 4/9/2010 12:51:03 AM   
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Thank you, will consider it as template. But you you took all names in a single layer and I would have to slice this.

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RE: V2.1C BTR Map Mod - 4/9/2010 2:45:35 PM   
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Thank you, will consider it as template. But you you took all names in a single layer and I would have to slice this.


True, but you are going to have to slice the map anyway after you assemble it. So flatten the name layer with your layer containing the original before slicing.

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RE: V2.1C BTR Map Mod - 5/25/2010 5:01:45 PM   
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Thanks!  These look great, I was hoping someone had done this 

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RE: V2.1C BTR Map Mod - 2/10/2012 9:04:56 AM   
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Hi - great Mod!

Where can I get this file? the link has expired...

Thanks!

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RE: V2.1C BTR Map Mod - 2/10/2012 5:53:13 PM   
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quote:

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Where can I get this file? the link has expired...


You can download it from the first post, I do it now and the
link is ok.

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RE: V2.1C BTR Map Mod - 5/20/2012 10:58:46 PM   
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Greetings <S>

The only thing I personally want with a map mod would be just the National Borders. The default Target Icons are fine by me. I like the texture of the map as is. Just my thoughts. I would consider using a mod that only placed lines at the National Borders. I am kind of worried about using Mods due to my ignorance. I don't want to disrupt the game. Any mods that Harley sees as ok that only add the borders?

These are all awesome by the way.

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RE: V2.1C BTR Map Mod - 5/26/2012 4:35:51 AM   
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I have just started using this map mod and it is excellent.

The crisp and sharp map and the target symbols make playing the game even more enjoyable.

Many thanks to Nicholas Bell.

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RE: V2.1C BTR Map Mod - 5/26/2012 9:10:27 PM   
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The map file with the colored countries is unavailable. Could someone please upload and share if you have it?

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RE: V2.1C BTR Map Mod - 5/26/2012 9:25:29 PM   
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quote:

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The map file with the colored countries is unavailable. Could someone please upload and share if you have it?


maybe you tried to download it from post#20?
try to download it from post#19, in alternative, if you tell me how do it,
I can upload it for you, or get into dropbox.

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