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Posted: 07/08/2005 at 8:04am | IP Logged Quote Althrim

Lingster... so, let me get this straight...you've got 3 full-canvas maps that are intended to be one large map? My suggestion is to find a way to join them as one .jpg and then send them. If the end-result file size is over 10MB, you can send the file to my gmail account (althrim@gmail.com).

If I'm misunderstanding what you're going for, let me know. What's throwing me is the comment "battlemap sized". Maybe it's a semantics thing. The end result of all my printouts is one large map that has 1" squares (if the DJ grid is visible) so that it is "battlemap sized", just not limited to a standard sheet of paper.

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Posted: 07/08/2005 at 9:34am | IP Logged Quote lingster

They are 3 full sized canvas maps. They have been designed to be played together OR seperated.

The full map will be very cool. I've got one section already done and the second real close to being finished. I had to export them into BMP at 150 pixels (my pc isn't quite powerful enough to handle 200, and it still looks quite good) I've changed them to PNG but can easilly change them to jpg. I'll let you know when I finish the three maps. it could be a bit still. Hope you are still doing them by then... :)

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Posted: 07/08/2005 at 1:11pm | IP Logged Quote Althrim

.png will work fine, especially if it helps keep some resolution.

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Posted: 07/21/2005 at 7:41pm | IP Logged Quote Zerbyte

Are you still doing this Althrim? I just started learning how to use the program but very interested in this for the future if you will keep it up awhile. Would pay cost and all of course.
Would sure be cool playing a rifts game with a modern printed out map :)
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Posted: 07/24/2005 at 6:09am | IP Logged Quote lingster

I'm waiting to hear back from him. I've got a couple maps to be done... :)

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Posted: 07/27/2005 at 11:22am | IP Logged Quote Althrim

I'm alive...just been busy at work and haven't checked the boards in a while. Yes, Zerbyte, I'm still "in business". And I replied to your email Lingster. I don't check my gmail all that often, so that's why it took me almost a week.

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Posted: 08/04/2005 at 1:40pm | IP Logged Quote lingster

Here's another question for you:

I've been "collecting" maps to get printed. Would I be able to combine them onto a CD and then mail the CD to you to be printed?

So far, I've got 6, soon to be 7 maps. Each one is roughly 6-8 meg zipped. (hence the question about zipping and burning)

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Posted: 08/04/2005 at 7:14pm | IP Logged Quote benwax

Hey Althrim,

As I was your first "victim" I thought I'd just let the boards know....YOUR MAP ROCKED!!!!

the huge battlemap of the Lair of Mummy Dragon blew my group away. Couldn't believe their eyes.

Then the dying started, and they had other things on their mind....like a mummy dragon immune to fire.

Well done, and to the group...well worth every penny!

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Posted: 08/05/2005 at 7:58am | IP Logged Quote Althrim

You can mail the CD to me if you're really wanting to, but it would be faster to just e-mail them to my gmail account (althrim (a) gmail.com), which will accept attachments of that size...actually, my hotmail account will, also. I just printed out 12 maps for one of the folks here and he emailed all of them to me individually to both accounts just to be safe.

Benwax...hey man, as my "first", you'll always have a special place in my heart... ok, wow, that came out wrong....

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Posted: 08/07/2005 at 5:38am | IP Logged Quote lingster

I would e-mail them, but the service I have for e-mail doesn't allow anything over 4 meg. I suppose I could create a "g-mail" account just for this... :)

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Posted: 08/19/2005 at 4:13am | IP Logged Quote ntietz

To get a gmail account, you have to have someone invite you from their logged in state. However, I would be happy to if you told me what email address to send it to.
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Posted: 08/22/2005 at 7:30am | IP Logged Quote Althrim

I already hooked him up...thanks, though.

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Posted: 09/11/2005 at 5:40pm | IP Logged Quote Larksmann

I'm interested, but first I'll have to make a few maps worth paying for.
So, this is battlegrid size?
What kind of paper is it on? (I don't expect much, I just want to know it won't be on toilet paper )
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Posted: 09/12/2005 at 10:52am | IP Logged Quote Althrim

It's on standard plotter paper. Yes, the maps are printed at battlegrid size (1 square = 1").

Benwax and Micah can attest to the quality...soon Lingster will, too.

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Posted: 09/12/2005 at 11:33am | IP Logged Quote Micah

The paper isn't indestructible or anything - but for the price, the standard paper is nice, and the print quality exceptional. If you're looking for something heavy duty I'd prolly still go through Althrim and then just laminate or contact paper the map. I like the non-glare contact paper myself. And its a whole lot easier on my pocketbook than a similar product from a copy shop. Overall the combination has been really nice and has withstood our troop of toddlers and preschoolers.

At $5 a map you can't really ask for a better deal.

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Posted: 09/23/2005 at 6:15am | IP Logged Quote lingster

Ok the real Question is... Althrim, are you done printing the maps and sent them yet? I'm getting excited to see them.

BTW, for those reading this, I sent him a tall order. I sent in almost a dozen maps to get printed. All of them double printed and one of them printed 4 times...

it's a big order that I'm hoping comes out spectacular. It takes a while to print this many maps. I think it was what, 24 total print-outs?

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Posted: 09/23/2005 at 7:06am | IP Logged Quote Althrim

They're almost done...and there were 22 large printouts and like 30 smaller printouts. They'll go out on Monday. They look great!

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Posted: 10/13/2005 at 4:55am | IP Logged Quote lingster

I finally got the maps!

Spectacular! Wonderful!

They look good.   I finally got to see what my "Power Core" map looked like full sized on paper. One word: Pretty.

I had a couple minor problems, but that's to be expected when you ask someone to do something they were'nt quite expecting. Althrim opened up to print your maps for 5 bucks a pop. I flooded him with so many prints that he was quite shocked.

The only trouble was a very large map that I had given him wouldn't quite fit into a mailing tube, so I had to cut it apart and resend.


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Posted: 10/13/2005 at 9:37am | IP Logged Quote cmanos

Having a background in printing (I used to work for Xerox) I'm interested in the stats on your plotter? Whats the width on that? 54"?
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Posted: 10/13/2005 at 12:26pm | IP Logged Quote Althrim


hp 1050 and hp 5500 plotters... full color up to 60" wide. The biggest limitations so far haven't been paper size, but mailing tube size, as lingster mentioned.

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