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Regional Maps Technical Discussion Topic

Postby Eluvatar » Sun Apr 02, 2023 2:02 pm

Please share technical feedback, questions, bug reports, and suggestions regarding our new feature here.

Important technical notes that aren't worth updating the news page will be posted here.

Enjoy! :)

Notes:
  1. Roavin suggests renaming "Map Versions" to "Map Drafts". I like it. Discuss.
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Postby Improper Classifications » Sun Apr 02, 2023 2:49 pm

Is this essentially just a way to host maps of a nation NS-side? Because if it is, I likey.
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Postby Querria » Sun Apr 02, 2023 2:49 pm

Before anybody suggests anything else, I immediately recommend Azgaar's fantasy map generator

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9003 wrote:I also think it’s important to allow users to load their own maps being as NS is a sandbox
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Postby 9003 » Sun Apr 02, 2023 2:58 pm

Game created maps based on nations population
More population land

I also think it’s important to allow users to load their own maps being as NS is a sandbox
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Postby Tinhampton » Sun Apr 02, 2023 3:01 pm

"endorsemetns" is typoed in the news posts.

I can't find the button to endorse a map.

As expected of April Fools-related adjustments to region pages (this also happens with N-Day and SecGen Election sponsorships, as well as Global Trade Fair stat packs), it is impossible to view this fancy new feature on Century theme.
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Postby New Anarchisticstan » Sun Apr 02, 2023 3:03 pm

Argh, can't find the map creation button, send tech support!
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Postby Frisbeeteria » Sun Apr 02, 2023 3:03 pm

Querria wrote:Before anybody suggests anything else, I immediately recommend Azgaar's fantasy map generator

I completely agree, but sometimes the color palette is too pastel for the import. You might need to fiddle with the settings to get more saturated colors

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Postby DUXBURIAN UNION » Sun Apr 02, 2023 3:04 pm

RP regions and nations in them will especially want to upload their own maps, for obvious reasons. Some of them have been canon for over a decade and wouldn't use this feature if it's not flexible enough to show what they already use.

Century theme doesn't deserve nice things.

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Postby Tinhampton » Sun Apr 02, 2023 3:07 pm

More things:

At the bottom of page=maps, the "next" button takes you home rather than page=maps?start=10.

I've uploaded a Map Version, but don't know how to make it the official Map of my region.
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Postby Querria » Sun Apr 02, 2023 3:08 pm

Frisbeeteria wrote:
Querria wrote:Before anybody suggests anything else, I immediately recommend Azgaar's fantasy map generator

I completely agree, but sometimes the color palette is too pastel for the import. You might need to fiddle with the settings to get more saturated colors


This is entirely doable and I am willing to launch a fundraiser gameside just to commission the developer of this map generator to make a custom version with saturated colors. They'd be willing to do it too.
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Postby Untecna » Sun Apr 02, 2023 3:09 pm

Why are the maps in random monochrome palettes? I uploaded a full-color map and it became monochrome green.

Is this a technical issue?
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Postby Pangurstan » Sun Apr 02, 2023 3:09 pm

Tinhampton wrote:More things:

At the bottom of page=maps, the "next" button takes you home rather than page=maps?start=10.

I've uploaded a Map Version, but don't know how to make it the official Map of my region.

replace the page=update_map with page=create_map in the url
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Postby Comfed » Sun Apr 02, 2023 3:13 pm

Very large images make the map pages difficult to navigate, especially the list of maps.
The interface in general is not intuitive and it's hard to navigate to anything.

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Postby Mushroom Gorge » Sun Apr 02, 2023 3:14 pm

I can't endorse the map because I'm apparently "not on it", although my map has the names of all the region members
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Postby Meadowfields » Sun Apr 02, 2023 3:15 pm

I'm confused over how to put a nation on the map gameside.
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Postby Racoda » Sun Apr 02, 2023 3:17 pm

Mushroom Gorge wrote:I can't endorse the map because I'm apparently "not on it", although my map has the names of all the region members

Meadowfields wrote:I'm confused over how to put a nation on the map gameside.

When editing a map version, click on a colours to assign a nation (or sea/land) to that colour.
Edit to add: each nation needs its own colour on the map.
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Postby Wheath » Sun Apr 02, 2023 3:18 pm

Mushroom Gorge wrote:I can't endorse the map because I'm apparently "not on it", although my map has the names of all the region members

You have to edit the canvas to add nation names. I think that's what I've been doing.

Edit: I've uploaded the fantasy RP map for Amaranthine made by High Valentia to the maps for The Amaranthine Isles. I'll give 12 hours and try to make more sense out of it.
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Postby Tinhampton » Sun Apr 02, 2023 3:20 pm

I have updated the map of Sophia to mvid=171, but I cannot make that the official map because I created a map already. This means that map version creators are unable to update maps themselves.
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Authorships & co-authorships: SC#250, SC#251, Issue #1115, SC#267, GA#484, GA#491, GA#533, GA#540, GA#549, SC#356, GA#559, GA#562, GA#567, GA#578, SC#374, GA#582, SC#375, GA#589, GA#590, SC#382, SC#385*, GA#597, GA#607, SC#415, GA#647, GA#656, GA#664, GA#671, GA#674, GA#675, GA#677, GA#680, Issue #1580, GA#682, GA#683, GA#684, GA#692, GA#693, GA#715
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Postby Meadowfields » Sun Apr 02, 2023 3:20 pm

Racoda wrote:
Mushroom Gorge wrote:I can't endorse the map because I'm apparently "not on it", although my map has the names of all the region members

Meadowfields wrote:I'm confused over how to put a nation on the map gameside.

When editing a map version, click on a colours to assign a nation (or sea/land) to that colour.
Edit to add: each nation needs its own colour on the map.

Now I see. Thank you!
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Postby Mushroom Gorge » Sun Apr 02, 2023 3:21 pm

Wheath wrote:
Mushroom Gorge wrote:I can't endorse the map because I'm apparently "not on it", although my map has the names of all the region members

You have to edit the canvas to add nation names. I think that's what I've been doing.

How the hell do you edit the canvas
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Postby New Anarchisticstan » Sun Apr 02, 2023 3:22 pm

Next button doesn't work, and same goes for endorse button.

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Postby Eluvatar » Sun Apr 02, 2023 3:22 pm

Tinhampton wrote:I have updated the map of Sophia to mvid=171, but I cannot make that the official map because I created a map already. This means that map version creators are unable to update maps themselves.

At the map page the owner should see a link to update it - do you not?
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Postby Querria » Sun Apr 02, 2023 3:23 pm

Tinhampton wrote:I have updated the map of Sophia to mvid=171, but I cannot make that the official map because I created a map already. This means that map version creators are unable to update maps themselves.


I somehow uploaded your regional map to my region as my region's map and now i can't delete. lul.
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Postby Montandi-Cisalpina » Sun Apr 02, 2023 3:25 pm

Apparently you can't endorse a map if you're not on it?
The hell makes it so you're on it???
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