The S-BAM Thread.

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by ST15RM, Oct 11, 2017 at 7:54 PM.

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  1. ST15RM A person

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    Hey, so I'm gonna start on a new project called the S-BAM(ST15RM's BAM) and it'll be 9x MBAM, like how the MBAM is 9x QBAM.
     
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  3. HowAboutThisForAName Call me Isaac

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    I hate to be a negative nancy, but why? Regarding both the XBAM and SBAM? MBAM is already enormous and far larger than anyone will ever practically need. These sorts of larger and larger world maps are more likely to just crash everyone's computers than ever be used for anything constructive, to be perfectly frank. Hell Valdore struggled to make a similarly sized map solely of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and he's one of the primary creators behind the MBAM. I just don't see any purpose for these excessively sized maps, and I don't think anyone else will.
     
  4. Tangle Kerbal Crasher

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    If you need a map with a scale such that, say, Manhattan is more than 5 pixels total- use a satellite picture.
     
  5. merkmuds Transhumanist

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    Data from natural earth III is perfect for this.
     
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  6. ST15RM A person

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    Can I do my thing, and you can do yours, but... how big is Xbam?
     
  7. ST15RM A person

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    Are we just never doing any larger maps, because I see a whole lot of people that don't like these maps.
     
  8. Valdore Javorsky That Nightrise Mapper Dude

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    I made a custom XBAM test Littoral a while ago. It's madness.
     
  9. ST15RM A person

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    Hmm... You know what? I'll decrease the size to three times. Nine seems far too big.
     
  10. Valdore Javorsky That Nightrise Mapper Dude

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    that's roughly the size of the "VBAM" depicted there.
     
  11. Eli.is.crazy Why does worldbuilding have to be so hard?

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    No! Keep it 9x as big, I want my maps to crash my computer!
     
  12. ST15RM A person

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    How bout this, me, you, and maybe VT45 join forces on this and we can get a lot done quicker.
     
  13. ST15RM A person

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    You're kidding, right?
     
  14. Valdore Javorsky That Nightrise Mapper Dude

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  15. ST15RM A person

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    K. You know I don't really watch anime so i have no idea what this is from, but, good point.
     
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  16. Valdore Javorsky That Nightrise Mapper Dude

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    "People die if they are killed" is a popular meme which essentially means "You don't say?!".
    From which anime it is doesn't really matter
     
  17. ST15RM A person

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    K
     
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  18. FrankCesco Well-Known Member

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    I found a very fast way to make a very large map in less time.
    See from here:
    I made this in only 3 minutes more or less, the only thing to do should be political borders. @VT45 uses QGIS to make an altitude map that can be easily be converted into this. Since the projection is equirectangular, Wikipedia has many svg maps to work on.
     
  19. ST15RM A person

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    How??? I have qgis but I don't know how to use it.
     
  20. FrankCesco Well-Known Member

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    I don't know, but he exported this map and it could be simple to convert:
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