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Variant Map Bank

Postby Morg » 13 Jun 2013, 23:49

Occasionally I get asked by someone for a Paint.NET map file for a game that I've GMed. I have no problem with sending them the files and I believe most GMs are quite willing to share map files as well. The main trouble is knowing who has what map files. So I'd like to start a Variant Map Bank. This will especially help first time GMs get ahold of map files and get a leg up on understanding layers and Paint.NET in general.

Here we can list GMs and the map files they have on hand.
-These files should be in Paint.NET format (Gimp or Photoshop files are fine, but please specify them as such).
-These files need to be close to 60KBs or less when formatted as a .gif (unless an exception has been made for especially large maps)
-These map files need to be the finished product, not a test map or one that requires a lot of changes in order to be played.

GMs can PM me with the maps they have which meet this criteria to get their maps added to the list.

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Asudevil
1900
Imperial
Migraine
World Influence (file size exception)

Attitudes
1792
1900
Baltic
Colonial
Haven (file size exception)
Heptarchy
Lecrae14
RootZ
Standard
Westeros

joe92
African
Emergence
Heptarchy
ModEx

Morg
1905
5 Italies
6 Player Alternate
Ad Arma
Ambitions & Empires
Ancient Med
Baltic
Blitzkrieg
Collapse of the American Empire
Colonial
Crowded
East Asia
Emerald City
Excalibur
Game of Clans
Heptarchy
Imperium
Imperial1841
Maharaja
Modern
Othello
Pericles
Renaissance
RootZ
SailHo!
South America
Standard
Versailles
War in the Americas
Warring States
Water Water Everywhere
World Influence (file size exception)
ZeusV

Units (A wide array of armies and fleets including; Spearmen, Centurian, Knight, Cannons, Musketeer, Tricorner, Grenadier, Zouave, Native American, Asian, Elephant, Rifleman, Assault Rifleman, Tanks, Pickup, Star, Crossed Axes, and Rowboat, Trireme, Longship, Native Canoe, Sailboats, Cog, Carrack, Galleon, Frigate, Junk, Battleships, Speedboats, Anchor)

NanookTheEskimo
Blitzkrieg
Dutch Republic
Excalibur
Heptarchy
Sail Ho!
Sengoku
Versailles
Viking (file size exception)
War in the Americas

Units (same as Morg's, plus dinos and sharks.)

Pedros
Battle Isle

Presser84 (Uses Layered Photoshop Files)
Diplomacy of Ice and Fire
Middle Earth VIII

Upquark
Colonial
Excalibur
Haven (file size exception)
Latin America (file size exception)
Modern
Sengoku
Viking (file size exception)
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Re: Variant Map Bank

Postby diplomat42 » 14 Jun 2013, 02:15

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Map Index

Postby Zack L1ghtman » 14 Jun 2013, 10:29

Morg's Map Bank is an excellent & useful resource, but I'd like to add to it - so here is the map index, a list of links to the variant maps (in start positions where possible) for your reference.
So I'm slowly gonna be building up this index of maps played here on PlayDip with links to the maps. Emphasis on slowly.
If you have the maps for any of the ones marked "MAP NEEDED" - please let me know.
If any of the credits I've given are incorrect - please let me know.

1-A
  • 1492 - Edwin Godfrey - MAP
  • 1600 - Tommy Larsson - MAP
  • 1792 (Napoleonic Diplomacy) - Boomsticks - MAP
  • 1870 - Spekulatius - MAP NEEDED
  • 1900 - Baron Powell - MAP
  • 1933 - Pharaoh of nerds - MAP NEEDED
  • 1938 - Niakan - MAP
  • 5 player diplomacy - Yhanthlei - MAP NEEDED
  • Abberation - Rod Walker & Nicholas Fitzpatrick - MAP
  • African - African Diplomacy - MAP
  • Alagaesia - Willie900 - MAP - Starting Map Needed
  • Ancient Mediterranean - Don Hessong - MAP

B-C
  • Balkans Diplomacy - QueenOfHearts
  • Baltic - David Caldwell
  • Barbaria - Russell Tulp
  • Battle for the Skies - Jus
  • Battle Isle - René Krokowski and Frank Bacher
  • BeNe 1450 - BoomstickS
  • Black Hole Diplomacy - Pedros???
  • British Isles Regional Diplomacy - Andy Tomlinson
  • British Diplomacy - coolcam262
  • Chaos II - Michel Feron
  • China Diplomacy - Deadman20
  • Chinese Zodiac - stalin 813
  • Civil War - Malevolence
  • Collapse of the Confederacy - William Nesbitt and Jim Cheaney
  • Collapse of the Dual Empire - Richard Wein
  • Colonial Diplomacy - Avalon Hill???
  • Congress of Vienna - deanchuk
  • Conquest of the Americas - David E Cohen
  • Continental - mat.gopack
  • Crowded - ???

D-G
H-L
M-R
S
T-Z

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P.S My offer for hosting the layered files on my spare web space still stands.
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Re: Variant Map Bank

Postby Blackfish » 14 Jun 2013, 11:08

Well. personally I think that a quick PM to a GM requesting a map would suffice for now. It's up to the others too, though.

Thanks for offering :)
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Re: Variant Map Bank

Postby UpQuark » 16 Jun 2013, 08:45

JDCoolPenguin wrote:Can I ask how big the layered files are?
I only ask because I have some spare web space, and if it wasn't something people were interested in, I could make a mini-site where I will host all of those files, and one click would download them, rather than having to request them.
Of course this would make them publicly available outside of PlayDiplomacy.com as well, which may or may not be desirable?
What do you think?

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A couple MB or so each most likely.

So far, the repetition of games played here is small, so although I like the idea of a repository, I'm not sure how much use it would get that would justify your effort... unless you wanted the collection for your own use.
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Map Index

Postby Zack L1ghtman » 04 Jul 2013, 00:54

Map Index

This was the original post with the Map Index, since the topics were merged, the Map Index has moved up to an early post, here: Map Index

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Re: Map Index

Postby Blackfish » 04 Jul 2013, 01:03

You should probably check out the Variant Bank that Morg started a week ago.
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Re: Variant Map Bank

Postby Zack L1ghtman » 04 Jul 2013, 01:27

UpQuark wrote:
JDCoolPenguin wrote:Can I ask how big the layered files are?
I only ask because I have some spare web space, and if it wasn't something people were interested in, I could make a mini-site where I will host all of those files, and one click would download them, rather than having to request them.
Of course this would make them publicly available outside of PlayDiplomacy.com as well, which may or may not be desirable?
What do you think?

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A couple MB or so each most likely.

So far, the repetition of games played here is small, so although I like the idea of a repository, I'm not sure how much use it would get that would justify your effort... unless you wanted the collection for your own use.


I don't mind. The offer stands if you all decide it's a good idea.

I had vague memories of this topic, but I couldn't find it again - so I started a map index - maybe instead of me creating a seperate topic for it, you can add the links to this topic?

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Re: Map Index

Postby Zack L1ghtman » 04 Jul 2013, 01:28

Blackfish wrote:You should probably check out the Variant Bank that Morg started a week ago.


I KNEW I'D SEEN THAT SOMEWHERE! I just couldn't find it again, so I started a new one :P Thanks for pointing me to it :)

Alright. Hm. What to do.

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Re: Map Index

Postby sinnybee » 04 Jul 2013, 01:59

Awesome!
Can the names not be in blue font so that they look like links?
I kept trying to click on Niakan, but he wouldn't let me click on him lol jk.
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