New Universe – America

6th September 2013 11:23am

The new universe starts with 50 custom realms, very loosely based on Earth.  “Very loosely” means I made up pretty much everything except the land mass outlines.

There’s a few realms which I know are really really wrong…  do you want to fix them? 

Here’s my (photoshop) source file for north america:
http://www.datasmugglers.com/america.psd.zip

Turn off the black mask layer, and show slices.  Each slice becomes one realm. Export for web, user slices only.  And they should export to PNG files.

If you don’t have photoshop… here are the exported PNGs:
http://www.datasmugglers.com/america.pngs.zip

The PNG images get imported into the game, each pixel becomes one hex cell.  A hexagon grid is similar to a square grid. Every column of pixels is moved half a row down the screen, so the 6th x column is 3 y cells down on a hex grid.

Here’s the colour key:
#008ACC   DEEP_WATER
#252C35   VOID
#66BF75   GRASS
#00A0DD   SHALLOW_WATER
#008ACC   DEEP_WATER
#DEB157   HILL
#825E4A   MOUNTAIN
#CC00CC   TEST
#BFBFBF   STONE_FLOOR
#BBCD5F   SWAMP
#CA9546   PREHIS_HILL
#73503F   VOLCANO
#00FF00   GRASS, TREE
#0000CC   MOUNTAIN, IRON_DEPOSIT
#0000FF   MOUNTAIN, LARGE_IRON_DEPOSIT
#000066   DEEP_WATER, HERRING_FISHERY
#666666   DEEP_WATER, FLAGSHIP_WRECK

Whirlpools are pixels coloured cyan, anywhere from #01FFFF to #EFFFFF.  So red can be anywhere from 1-254 and green and blue have to be 255.  The red component is used to match the whirlpool to another whirlpool the exact same colour in another image.

Tunnels (there is only one type of tunnel now), are like Whirlpools but in the range.  #FFFF01 – #FFFFEF.

Feel free to download and mess with these images, and email them back to me :)  Best ones will be used in the new universe.

Here’s North and South America… the mountains in North America are really wrong.  I drew them late at night and was very tired.   I’m sure you can do better :)

america

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Comments

  • yellow103 says:

    1: YAY! Hawaii is the small fishing ocean hub it should be.
    2: Glad im not in the Carlinas ( the cut off bit)
    3: Its hard to say, but I think the Appalachia Mountains are missing.
    4:For England/France, have a tunnel connecting them.

  • hunt211 says:

    When you create the new server whats gonna happen to the rest of the players on the old server ? Are you just gonna leave us to kill each other intell only falazar,me and scorcher are left ? your gonna need to wait a long time then… am becoming more active slowly. :3
    i hope i could see ya online on day GM.