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The Map of Canada; The map + related info
Topic Started: Feb 13 2009, 08:05 PM (3,422 Views)
disposablepuppetland
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There are several different views of the map.

Main animated version (Firefox recommended to see all the features)

A smaller jpg version (For those with IE6 or a slow connection)

Animated day & night version

Requesting a plot

Plots are available to citizens of Canada who have 50 posts on the forum. Request a plot in this topic. If there are no plots available then make a request anyway and I'll add you to a waiting list.
Members who leave Canada or become inactive may be removed from the map. Plots listed in blue are preserved and will never be removed.

Plot List

01 - Vainamoinenia (Fin)
02 - Omnivorous
03 - Nordrige
04 - Boreal Tundra

05 - Alterrum
06 - Almonaster Nuevo
07 - Mr Popo
08 - South Pezalia
09 - Niongor
10 - Esselldee (Ess)
11 - Mirahge

12 - Kyleslavia
13 - laughterandsunshine
14 - Parkplace (ParrrrTay)
15 - Cowland5
16 - Rylvan
17 - Old Ogastein
18 - Phoooey (Jack Tarr)
19 - Jamberry (jDelight)
20 - Drummond & Elmsley
21 - Turtdadon (CIV_D_C)
22 - Wild Mustanges (the_land)

23 -
24 -
25 - Higsantium
26 -
27 -
28 - Sir Pierre Trudeau
29 - Devil Heart (Matilda)
30 - Plantoidia
31 - Cromwell
32 - Swith Witherward (Autrice)
33 - Tierrasia
34 - Grananthaia (Redlow)
35 - Youngtung
36 - Disposablepuppetland
37 - Liarg
- Lorelai County
- Manitoulin
- Stormaen


Map Customisation

Once you have a plot you can start customising. Pretty much anything is possible, within reason. There are a few rules though:
- Occupying additional territory must be justified with an RP story.
- No one may occupy more than one plot permanently.
- Things that spoil the map are not allowed. (Such as converting your land to outer space)

There are three ways you can customise:
- Post here and describe the changes you'd like, and I'll do my best to create it.
- PM me with your email address and I'll send you your plot, which you can edit yourself. (ideally in Photoshop) Then send back to me.
- Draw a diagram in Paint, post it here, and I'll transcribe it on to the map.

To give you some ideas, you can add any of the following:
- Mountains, rivers, trees, swamps, lakes, hills, beaches, volcanoes, etc...
- Animals of any kind.
- Cities, ports, industry, agriculture. (please name the cities and specify the capital)
- Roads/rails, bridges and tunnels.
- Military stuff.
- Weather.
- Anything you see on the England Map.

FAQ

Software:
- If you want to edit your own plot then you'll need some software. Photoshop is ideal if you can get hold of a copy. If not then GIMP is a free alternative. It has pretty much all the same features.
I wouldn't recommend MS Paint.
- I use Photoshop CS2 and an old Amiga program called Personal Paint. (similar to the more well known Deluxe Paint)

Browsers:
- Currently only Firefox supports all the features of the map. Neither Chrome nor IE support animated PNG, so those browsers just see static storms and lighthouses.
- IE has a bug when displaying a repeated, transparent background with an offset, so I have disabled the dynamic lighting in IE. As of IE11 this is still not fixed.
- Chrome and IE leave a few blank lines at the bottom of the page. I was eventually able to fix this in Firefox by setting line-height to zero, but that didn't work for the others.
- No browser seems to be able to render all the features correctly when zoomed in, so I just disable the bits that don't work.
Edited by disposablepuppetland, May 18 2018, 03:12 PM.
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disposablepuppetland,Feb 13 2009
05:05 PM
09 - Niongor (just a hunch)

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Ess is the Chuck Norris of NS Canada, so anything's possible.~Redundancies
The hippy chick is Canada's coolest! ~Fiddy
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