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Post by Lute Skywatcher » 27 Oct 2004 20:47

Could someone please email me the mapgen.zip? I can't get to the download site.

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Post by Lute Skywatcher » 28 Oct 2004 01:19

Never mind, it's working now.

I wonder if the fact I was at work had something to do with my being unable to connect.

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Post by Lute Skywatcher » 28 Oct 2004 04:04

Nice little program. I just made a map of Alaska.
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Post by Lute Skywatcher » 29 Oct 2004 02:59

Fractal generators are good for creating realistic random landscapes. This is from a Fractint plasma fractal.

I'd prefer not having all that snow though.
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Post by ampz » 29 Oct 2004 10:22

The amount of snow can be decreased by either choosing a warmer climate in Locomotion's editor or by decreasing the height of your map (decrease the brightness of the BMP using a image editor).

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Post by Lute Skywatcher » 30 Oct 2004 00:18

Hey, thanks! Should have thought of that "North America, No Snow" option. Now my Hawaii map looks better, still needs a bit of work though.
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Post by Roger » 03 Nov 2004 11:16

Many thanks for this great tool. I just started using it and it is just SO useful!

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Post by ampz » 09 Nov 2004 18:45

People have requested that I add support for more types of ground than regular green grass. I have been busy for a while with other things (like life), but here is a update.

Ground type is entered as a number from 0-255.
3 = rock
4 = desert
130 = green grass
There are other ground types as well, but be aware that some ground types are not supported by locomotion and will make locomotion crash.
It is probably possible to add new ground types to locomotion.

For non advanced users: Just enter the number 130 and you will get a nice green map.

Download mapgen 1.04

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Post by Overlord1191 » 17 Nov 2004 21:18

Ampz how can I used new terrain in here? Does newly added land go into a certain number?
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Post by ampz » 17 Nov 2004 22:38

I'am not sure how numbers are assigned to new terrains.
There is one byte for each tile which controls the terrain-type. This new update simply gives you the option to set the value of that byte to something else than 130 (grass).
I found the numbers for desert and rock by trial-and-error.

A few bits in the byte most likely controls the amount of grass (or equivalent) growing on the tile, while the other bits control the ground-type.

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Post by fatpaul » 25 Nov 2004 16:11

just try to make a HongKong map using NOAA satelite map
result not too good as HK is too small in satelite map
please refer to https://www.tt-forums.net/viewtopic.php?p=222633#222633

screenshot from my hand-made map
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screenshot from NOAA map
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Dark as highest????

Post by fistersn » 05 Jan 2005 18:42

Hello

I have tried mapgen and the results looks great..... The only thing is that I don't find to many sattelite maps over Norway... Do you have some examples?

I tried to make a maps over the province, Rogaland in Norway, but so I found out that my map have dark color for higher points and white color for flat land..... Is it possible to swith over this colors or to do someting in the program to use dark as the highest and not the lowest????

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Post by ampz » 05 Jan 2005 20:23

Open the image in a editor and invert the colors.

You can adjust A LOT of things in a normal editor before you load up the image in mapgen.

Brightness/contrast adjusts height, bluring/filtering makes the landscape more smooth, and so on..

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Post by fistersn » 05 Jan 2005 22:04

Thanks for the tip..

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Post by fistersn » 05 Jan 2005 22:56

Does someone knows if it goes to replace all the white colors with black???

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Post by ampz » 06 Jan 2005 21:12

Inverting the colors will invert the entire greyscale.

If you only want to replace white (value 255) with black (value 0) then you can open it in a editor, set it to a 256 color palette mode and change the white (255) palette entry to black (0).

The image below might be what you are looking for.
It covers much of scandinavia.
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Post by fistersn » 06 Jan 2005 23:34

Thanks a lot.... :D

I had already began a work on the map, but I proboly change to this map... Much easier job to work out the mountains.... The only problem now is to place out the cities and waters....

Thanks again...

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Post by fistersn » 07 Jan 2005 11:22

I am not so good with photoshop...

How do I replace the white (255) with black (0)????

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Post by ampz » 07 Jan 2005 22:23

I don't have photoshop.

In the image I posted you don't have to replace any color.

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Post by Menno » 05 Feb 2005 20:53

i'm currently trying to arrange something with digital elevation data and GIS (geographical information systems)
is there someone else out there who also tried something like that?
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