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Theodotos I
12-30-2008, 21:02
In late June, our head mapper, Tommyknocker, began rebuilding the map, realizing after his prior experience on Stainless Steel that it was important for gameplay to incorporate the settlements before implementing the terrain. At the time, he was also unhappy with the previous results that had been achieved with blocky coastlines, overly steep mountains and the lack of lakes and rivers.
Therefore, here are some screenshots of completed regions in South America and the Caribbean, showing every settlement so far placed in the game. Factions have not yet been implemented in these shots, so don't worry. We'll do something about all those English. . .

Colombia
https://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj198/Theodotos/Colombia.jpg
Northern Andes
https://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj198/Theodotos/NorthernAndes.jpg
Western Venezuela
https://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj198/Theodotos/WesternVenezuela.jpg
Eastern Venezuela
https://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj198/Theodotos/EasternVenezuela.jpg
Orinoco(navigable) & Trinidad
https://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj198/Theodotos/OrinoconavigableandTrinidad-1.jpg
Southern Lesser Antilles
https://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj198/Theodotos/SouthernLesserAntilles-1.jpg
Northern Lesser Antilles
https://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj198/Theodotos/NorthernLesserAntilles.jpg
Puerto Rico
https://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj198/Theodotos/PuertoRico.jpg
Hispaniola
https://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj198/Theodotos/Hispaniola.jpg
Jamaica and Cuba
https://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj198/Theodotos/JamaicaandCuba.jpg
Northern Cuba
https://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj198/Theodotos/NorthernCuba-1.jpg
Bahamas
https://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj198/Theodotos/Bahamas.jpg
Bermuda
https://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj198/Theodotos/Bermuda.jpg
Special thanks should also go to our second mapper, Icefrisco, for his role in settlement placement. You'll be seeing a preview of Central America sometime in the near future.

Pakal
12-30-2008, 22:01
Excellent maps. This is my first post on the org though I have been lurking for a while. I must say that this looks like it will be a great mod. Good work!

The Fuzz
12-31-2008, 06:51
Excellent map, my regards to TK and the rest over at The Frontier.

I do worry about the high settlement density, but I suppose balancing comes later.

Impressive. :)

Theodotos I
01-05-2009, 18:57
@Pakal: Welcome to the .Org and thanks for your kind words. Progress has been somewhat slower than we had expected, but they say haste makes waste, so maybe that's not bad.
@Fuzz:Thanks, I'm sure Tommy will be happy to hear that. As for settlement density, I'm sure things will be changed somewhat, but all told we've tried to represent things as to their historical importance. That said, changes to the settlement line-up will probably be made on a historical basis. The density will be far different out on the Plains, trust me.

The Fuzz
01-07-2009, 22:37
Well, historical is always the way to go.

Very keen on seeing your teams' work on the Plains, based on how good this is!

Warluster
01-10-2009, 04:19
Very nice map. You're making good progress it seems!

A mod which includes the America has always interested me so I will be keeping a close eye opn this mod. Good luck!

Theodotos I
01-12-2009, 20:52
Thanks, we'll need all the luck we can get.:2thumbsup:

lenin96
01-21-2009, 11:54
Great map:yes:.