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by Erondil
Fri May 16, 2008 11:22 pm
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Topic: Redesigning MUME.org web page
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Because no one is posting here news, I will even if they are not so interesting.

To time in RL I'm very busy, but I still search for adequate cliparts and try to draw some.

How are the things progress with the website and the new Map?
by Erondil
Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:39 pm
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Topic: Redesigning MUME.org web page
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How I said before views are subjective, I understand Freyja and from her viewpoint she has right. Independent what was my aim or why I draw it how I did or did I have other ideas how it could be done, if we see it realistic there is nothing special about the map, it is similar to hundred of other ma...
by Erondil
Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:13 pm
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How I said before, I try to get confom as posible with the original, to make sure there is a maximal recognition. Of course I would do things a little different if I choose the transparent version,..., maybe at the beginn when we were talking about the map some basic conditions were helpful to know ...
by Erondil
Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:04 pm
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Topic: Redesigning MUME.org web page
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I used as example maps of my books and compare it with maps in the web, there the maps looks more or less the same. I had several ideas how to make it, for exampel make it transparent or with some 3D effect, but at the end there was a decision it should look old, black and with were to easy and comm...
by Erondil
Sun Apr 20, 2008 3:47 pm
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I'm aware that a 100% confomance between map and MUME reality can't be achieve, therefore I try to strike a blance between map and reality. I try here and in my previos post to explain my motive why I shade it how I did it, aside from Mirkwood I think for a first-try it was not so bad, special the B...
by Erondil
Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:20 pm
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Topic: Redesigning MUME.org web page
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I know that the lighted part is not 100% conform with MUME, how I worte earlier I tried to find some compromise and a other reason was aesthetic reasons. I will try to explain it: 1.) Blue Mountains When a player go to BM from Harlond, he/she has cross a river two times and some rooms NE of BM-gate ...
by Erondil
Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:41 pm
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Topic: Redesigning MUME.org web page
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Sorry, but I don't use msn, icq or something similar.
by Erondil
Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:26 pm
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Topic: Redesigning MUME.org web page
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I have to agree about the font, I think it was a situation not to see the wood for the trees. On the graphic-program it looks better, but after some change that the map look old, used, creased,..., this is also one reason why it is not blank, with the format change to jpeg some quality get lost. I w...
by Erondil
Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:52 am
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a) Some of the texts are hard to read The size and the quality of the map will bigger (higher) on the website, this will made it easier to read the texts, this should solve the problem. b) the lightened area does not reflect our zones (e.g. the NE in Mirkwood is totally wrong). I tried to find a co...
by Erondil
Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:56 pm
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Topic: Redesigning MUME.org web page
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I'm now ready for your critique and your suggestions, keep in mind that you see only a part of the middle earth map. The middle earth map can any time be expanded or new areas lighten. If someone miss some names :? , they will be added as links for the detail-maps at the end. As city map I will show...
by Erondil
Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:21 am
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Topic: Redesigning MUME.org web page
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To keep you up to date, I finished the shade part, I the next days I will start with the detail-maps (first the citymaps). When I'm finish some citymaps I will upload everything and you can criticise it and give me some suggestion for improvment.
by Erondil
Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:04 pm
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Topic: Redesigning MUME.org web page
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I cut out an area which have nearly the same size as the map on mume. Because it should look old I try some effects on it like crumple, canves and so on. Now I try to shade the non-existing areas, but all in all I'm not contented, the colours are to bright, they don't look old/shabby. When I finish ...
by Erondil
Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:24 am
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By your map people get lost by shock before they made the first footstep :shock: About Rick's maps, they are nice drawn and how I said it befor no secrets, hidden objects (door, room,...,), door name,..., will be shown, just basic stuff. To made it 3D is lot of work and I don't know would such maps ...
by Erondil
Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:50 pm
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Topic: Redesigning MUME.org web page
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Right from the start it was clear that the maps will not reveal any secrets, door-name, hidden doors, areas behind hidden doors, indoor areas and so on, only basic stuff will be shown. Maybe east of neni only few rooms north and south from the great east road should be shown and maybe no maps from N...
by Erondil
Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:02 am
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Topic: Redesigning MUME.org web page
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Thank you Freyja and Ortansia for your help. I find the map on the MUME-site, if this size is ok I will cut out a similar part of my map, which I will use. Berdo was right Rik's maps are really great, so I wrote a mail to Rik where I asked him to join us, if he won't I asked him for the licence to u...
by Erondil
Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:10 pm
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Topic: Redesigning MUME.org web page
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Nice work, is this Rik's work and where could it be found? The basic idea is nearly the same, the different to my map is that I drew a colored middel earth map with sea and so on, which has frayed border and based on a black background, I thought it should look old or battered. If we can use the map...
by Erondil
Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:03 pm
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Topic: Redesigning MUME.org web page
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A nice logo but a detail question, are not the fonts on the ring on both sides inside and outside. About the map part, I was hoping that someone have experience on this issue, but if I look at the response it seems not or nobody cares. So I will stop working on this project until there is a decision...
by Erondil
Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:06 pm
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Topic: Redesigning MUME.org web page
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On ER there was a discussion how to made the new website more newbie friendly, to keep it short details could be seen on ER. A idea was to draw a middle earth map with implemented links where area-maps are shown, only common stuff no secrets, door names and so on, for example click on Bree and the c...