Middle Earth Mod v1.1

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Postby B3rgil » Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:17 pm

Spacemonkey wrote:All sailable areas of a map have to be connected, therefor you can't have any ships in the 'private' seas.

Okay...

Spacemonkey wrote:Also there will be the problem of the map wrapping around the would.

You mean that's impossible to "lock" the loop (east-west scrolling) ?

If I entirely make Arda, 80 % of lands will be unusable...

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Postby B3rgil » Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:22 pm

Please, concerning map "loop".

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If I draw these limits on extreme West and East (in order to look like a card) it resolves the problem. But is it possible to make the all area outside the limits inaccessible for units ?
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Postby Freebo » Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:34 pm

B3rgil wrote:Please, concerning map "loop".

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If I draw these limits on extreme West and East (in order to look like a card) it resolves the problem. But is it possible to make the all area outside the limits inaccessible for units ?


why cant you just do the entire LOTR map?:

Spacemonkey wrote:Looks good, however their are some problems.

All sailable areas of a map have to be connected, therefor you can't have any ships in the 'private' seas.

Also there will be the problem of the map wrapping around the would.


You could always have the entire world map of Arda

http://www.girsacrew.it/gdr/varie/mappe ... 20arda.jpg
http://www.eldamar.my.link.pl/Eldamar_G ... mapa33.jpg


that way you can go round the world think like you can atm!
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Postby Spacemonkey » Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:38 pm

B3rgil wrote:If I draw these limits on extreme West and East (in order to look like a card) it resolves the problem. But is it possible to make the all area outside the limits inaccessible for units ?


It will be inaccessible for ships, but aircraft and nukes can still travel over it.

I don't know anyway of turning off map wrapping, I think we will just have to live with it until IV adds an option for it.
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Postby B3rgil » Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:56 pm

Ok thanks.
(PLEASE INTROVERSION HEAR MY PRAYER)
This mod is on standby. Nevertheless I put the units at disposal.

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Freebo wrote:why cant you just do the entire LOTR map?:

Because Middle Earth is a very small part of Arda. And for the rest of the world we don't know countries, regions and cities.
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Postby Blackbelt Jones » Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:07 pm

Just wanted to give you a shout-out for doing such nice work, B3rgi. :)
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Postby shinygerbil » Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:25 pm

B3rgil, you are truly awesome. Keep it up, it's just getting better and better :)
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Postby starscream » Fri Oct 27, 2006 9:42 pm

awesome work dude, awesome, i love this and will be using it for quite some time i feel
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Postby wwarnick » Sat Oct 28, 2006 2:28 pm

There's an atlas of middle earth you can get that was created based off of Tolkien's notes and stuff. That that might show all the cities in all the other continents. Or did Tolkein stop with Arda?
BTW, nice work.

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Postby B3rgil » Fri Nov 10, 2006 2:55 am

Sorry for the Up.

wwarnick wrote:Or did Tolkein stop with Arda?

I think so.


Coming soon : Middle Earth Sounds
With sounds from the movies (and maybe ambiant musics). For example, you'll hear how Gollum reacts to the destruction of a city...
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Postby Ares106 » Fri Nov 10, 2006 6:25 am

Heh :shock: This is Funny.

I am not saying it's bad. I just never immagined someone would make this (especially this early)
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Postby Kuth » Fri Nov 10, 2006 7:34 am

If you're going to include other countries from middle earth, I recommend getting (or looking at) the Atlas of Middle Earth by Karen Wynn Fonstad. She adresses the issue of round v. flat, and has complete maps of many of the areas and continents of all three ages. The atlas includes everything from the Simerillion to the histories.
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Postby TheDan » Fri Nov 10, 2006 7:01 pm

Very nice, can't wait to see extra bits added to it.

It's not a big issue, but could you add a mod.txt to the package, for use with the next patch?
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Postby B3rgil » Sun Nov 12, 2006 8:50 pm

Kuth wrote:If you're going to include other countries from middle earth, I recommend getting (or looking at) the Atlas of Middle Earth by Karen Wynn Fonstad. She adresses the issue of round v. flat, and has complete maps of many of the areas and continents of all three ages. The atlas includes everything from the Simerillion to the histories.

Thanks for the reference.

TheDan wrote:It's not a big issue, but could you add a mod.txt to the package, for use with the next patch?

It's done, of course. :wink:
If all goes well it will be for the mod's v1.1 with sounds.
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Postby B3rgil » Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:41 pm

I am working on sounds for the mod and I read some informations concerning the rights in this forum. In your opinion, can I use the sounds (dialogs extracts) and music drawn from films or is there really a risk ?

If I don't use the film's musics, alternatives are :

- .midi files (I heard some, I refuse :x)
- free downloadable musics from other games (like Anarchy Online)
- free downloadable musics inspired by Tolkien's world (I didn't find some)
- keep the Defcon's music, which after all lends itself well to this universe

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