05 Dec 2013 No Comments
I’m working hard to get the wall map ready, and its the legend that have been the center of attention lately. A lot of small errors, mostly of stylish nature have also been corrected.
So its time for a new round of preview maps. Hopefully one of the last, since the number of comments regarding errors are on the decline. But the feedback is going up, more and more people seem to find what I’m doing interesting. Thank you all for you all for your interest and support!
The online map will be down from tomorrow (Friday) morning (PST around 9am) until a new version is uploaded, which usually takes about 16 hours. So expect it back again on Saturday. I was hoping to have the HTML5 version ready, but after spending a bit of time with the manual I realize it will take me some time to set it up. I decided I better spend that time on getting the wall map ready, so it will be a Flash based Zoomify until after the holidays.
Two new PDF previews are available for download. One is a high quality version 1.47GB in size and is available here:
This is both a distribution test to see if I can use a Dropbox share to distribute large files, and also a way to see if you find them useful. This file is also of interest to those of you who want to organize your own printing of the wall map (more later on ordering a wall map). This full print quality PDF giving all of you interested a change to check it out and find things that needs to be addressed before the final version.
This map is compressed down to 166MB in size. My previous PDF’s have been compressed using Illustrator and I haven’t been overly happy with the results. CorelDraw was able to produce better looking files smaller in size. So now I’m trying out Acrobat Pro’s compression, and to me the results looks better considering the size of the file. So please take a close look and compare the two and see what difference you see. It should only be the terrain, and the drop shadow effects, that differ since that is the only bitmaps in the file.
My friend Michael Tumey at Gamer-Printshop.com will be organizing the printing of the wall map.
The full 6 piece map will be $245 + $9 for lamination if you want that option. Shipping will be an estimated $27 via USPS and he can ship globally. More details on how to order will come when the final map is ready!
I have to state that I the reason I use Gamer-Printshop.com as my go to printer is that not only is he a professional printer, he is also a fellow gamer and Fantasy Cartographer so he knows what he is doing. I’m not getting anything financially from the prints, and by making the final maps available in full quality PDF you can use it to make your own prints if you so like.
Thanks again for all your help!