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Re: What do you guys use to creat battle maps, in pbp?
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2011, 08:13:45 PM »
No need to install anything. You just install it on a thumbdrive at home and run it straight from USB.
I'm also not allowed to use removable devices with my work PC, for security reasons.  ;)
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Re: What do you guys use to creat battle maps, in pbp?
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2011, 09:03:50 PM »
Owch. No helping it then.
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Re: What do you guys use to creat battle maps, in pbp?
« Reply #22 on: July 21, 2011, 05:01:03 PM »
No need to install anything. You just install it on a thumbdrive at home and run it straight from USB.
I'm also not allowed to use removable devices with my work PC, for security reasons.  ;)
Aren't you some kind of biologist? Are they afraid of you stealing the dinosaur genome?

I'm working on learning Gimp now, though I don't know when I'll have much time to mess with it. Anyone have a good tutorial or tips?
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Re: What do you guys use to creat battle maps, in pbp?
« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2011, 05:53:38 PM »
No need to install anything. You just install it on a thumbdrive at home and run it straight from USB.
I'm also not allowed to use removable devices with my work PC, for security reasons.  ;)
Aren't you some kind of biologist? Are they afraid of you stealing the dinosaur genome?

I'm working on learning Gimp now, though I don't know when I'll have much time to mess with it. Anyone have a good tutorial or tips?
In general, my modus operandi for learning to do things is trying out buttons that sound related to what I want to do until I find the right one, or else use Google. If it#s only for making maps, you shouldn't need much more than working with layers and cutting out things, which are fairly basic.
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Re: What do you guys use to creat battle maps, in pbp?
« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2011, 06:13:29 PM »
I'm working on learning Gimp now, though I don't know when I'll have much time to mess with it. Anyone have a good tutorial or tips?
In general, my modus operandi for learning to do things is trying out buttons that sound related to what I want to do until I find the right one, or else use Google. If it#s only for making maps, you shouldn't need much more than working with layers and cutting out things, which are fairly basic.
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Re: What do you guys use to creat battle maps, in pbp?
« Reply #25 on: July 21, 2011, 06:23:41 PM »
I'm working on learning Gimp now, though I don't know when I'll have much time to mess with it. Anyone have a good tutorial or tips?
In general, my modus operandi for learning to do things is trying out buttons that sound related to what I want to do until I find the right one, or else use Google. If it#s only for making maps, you shouldn't need much more than working with layers and cutting out things, which are fairly basic.
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Re: What do you guys use to creat battle maps, in pbp?
« Reply #26 on: July 21, 2011, 08:02:02 PM »
I'm working on learning Gimp now, though I don't know when I'll have much time to mess with it. Anyone have a good tutorial or tips?
In general, my modus operandi for learning to do things is trying out buttons that sound related to what I want to do until I find the right one, or else use Google. If it#s only for making maps, you shouldn't need much more than working with layers and cutting out things, which are fairly basic.
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I have that in my office. Being the only IT guy in the company it helps to keep such things in mind.

Indeed, it's what makes us IT Guys.

We have the Flowchart etched on our souls(though sometimes lacking the give up aspect, especially if you can program)
The mind transcends the body.
It's also a little cold because of that.
Please get it a blanket.

I wish I could read your mind,
I can barely read mine.

"Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th. At 2:15, it begins rolling up characters."

[spoiler]
"Just what do you think the moon up in the sky is? Everyone sees that big, round shiny thing and thinks there must be something round up there, right? That's just silly. The truth is much more awesome than that. You can almost never see the real Moon, and its appearance is death to humans. You can only see the Moon when it's reflected in things. And the things it reflects in, like water or glass, can all be broken, right? Since the moon you see in the sky is just being reflected in the heavens, if you tear open the heavens it's easy to break it~"
-Ibuki Suika, on overkill

To sumbolaion diakoneto moi, basilisk ouranionon.
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Re: What do you guys use to creat battle maps, in pbp?
« Reply #27 on: July 21, 2011, 11:13:36 PM »
I use Gimp also and like it quite a bit.

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Re: What do you guys use to creat battle maps, in pbp?
« Reply #28 on: August 28, 2011, 02:42:04 AM »
so say you make your own map using photoshop and the site that was posted on the first page. how do you then post your picture of said map? what do you guys use?
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Re: What do you guys use to creat battle maps, in pbp?
« Reply #29 on: August 28, 2011, 04:11:50 AM »
Photobucket here. Not for any particular reason other than I had an account from making several hundred signatures for forums over the years.

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Re: What do you guys use to creat battle maps, in pbp?
« Reply #30 on: August 30, 2011, 05:56:33 PM »
for photo hosting I have a photobucket and a picassa account, though my picassa is mostly for hosting photo albums of my family. I also have my own domain and web site hosted through google apps for free so I toss stuff up there for references as well and it can be linked to just as easily.

for instance this is from my site and is there as a reference for a F2F Wheel of Time game I'm in:
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edit: interesting google stopped letting it get redirected for some reason. So hotlinking it like that isn't a good idea, but you can still link the page if it is just for reference.
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Re: What do you guys use to creat battle maps, in pbp?
« Reply #31 on: August 30, 2011, 10:42:17 PM »
The above pic isn't showing as of now Angel.arcanis...
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Re: What do you guys use to creat battle maps, in pbp?
« Reply #32 on: August 31, 2011, 06:49:05 AM »
how do i post a picture in the text box it self. not just the link, i want the picture to pop up. i look at some of these other pbp games and they just post a map right into the text box here.. idk what to do other than copy/paste the link.

also i notice people linking things, but it will just be a word that will be blue. how do you do that  :D

thanks guys, sorry for the newbness haha
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Re: What do you guys use to creat battle maps, in pbp?
« Reply #33 on: August 31, 2011, 11:07:10 AM »
Put
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Re: What do you guys use to creat battle maps, in pbp?
« Reply #34 on: September 03, 2011, 07:13:00 AM »
I spent 20 minutes making this map on inkscape.  Learning curve was about 15 hours and this is the first map I made for combat.  I assume my ability at drawing contour lines and realistic terrain will improve with time.

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