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  • LookANinja
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    Re: Maybe I'm slow

    Originally posted by DJensen
    Or did you mean the small pic in the retirement screen? Just thought of that now. That may work.
    I meant you can just load in your .bic file in the BMPToBIC Utility. And take the screen shot from there. It really is quite simple to convert it to the bitmap, and thats why I didn't add the functionality into the program itself to begin with. However, I may add it in when I get around to finishing the next version.

    Thanks for the comments, glad I could be of help.

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  • Kal-el
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    Maybe I'm slow

    Or did you mean the small pic in the retirement screen? Just thought of that now. That may work.

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  • Kal-el
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    You're Beautiful

    LAN,

    Thanks for getting back on that. Sorry about the double post. I was afraid you were going to say that. I put together several screens of the map that I have been working on to give others a better idea of the changes I had made. (I took Marla Singerís map and made some alterations to Europe, North America and Japan.) That process is almost more time consuming than actually making the map. Oh well.

    here is a pic I posted at civfanatics: http://www.civfanatics.com/civ3imag.../europe_naf.jpg

    I am glad to hear that you are taking off the free form restriction. That will only make the tool all the better.

    I have to think that if it can convert from bmp to bic it should be possible to reverse the process. (I know I am sounding like an ungrateful bastard, really I am not.) Did I mention I love this tool. It is a definite must have.

    Thanks again,

    dJ

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  • LookANinja
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    The easiest way to convert from .bic to .bmp would be to load in your .BIC file and then take a screenshot of the displayed map. paste it into a paint program, and edit it to the correct dimensions. (you can copy the current window to the clipboard by presssing Alt-Printscreen).

    As for the free form map sizes. The reason they aren't included is because I was afraid it might cause problems with the game. I have however not been able to find any problems with different map sizes, so I plan on removing this restriction in the future (although there still may be some practical maximum and minimum for the map sizes).

    Hope that helps

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  • Kal-el
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    bic to bmp?

    LookANinja,

    Another idea. Is it possible to convert from .bic to .bmp? I have already done some work on Europe, North America and East Asia, I would like to not have to rebuild that if possible.

    Thanks,

    dJ

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  • Kal-el
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    bic to bmp?

    LookANinja,

    Another idea. Is it possible to convert from .bic to .bmp? I have already done some work on Europe, North America and East Asia, I would like to not have to rebuild that if possible.

    Thanks,

    dJ

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  • Kal-el
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    Free Form?

    This is a wonderful thing. Could I ask you to add another map size or even the option for user defined map sizes? Is this what you are talking about when you say ďfree formĒ? IMO 256 is too big but 180 just isnít quite right. I want to make an earth map and I am looking for something around 220x220. maybe I am being too picky.

    As it stands this is such a time saver, I canít believe it didnít come with the game. Love it.

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  • LookANinja
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    Originally posted by Gordolordo
    How do I convert the map I d/l'ed off the net to the color palette you supplied?

    (I'm getting waterworld right now)
    I can tell you how to do it in paint shop pro, and I would guess the procedure would be similar in Photoshop, but I am not sure. The easiest way would be to take the bitmap included with the map utility and save a Palette file from that bmp (go to colors -> save palette). Then load up your bitmap, and choose the colors-> Load palette file, and choose the name of the palette file you created.

    If someone could comment on how to do the same in photoshop, that would be great.

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  • Gordolordo
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    How do I convert the map I d/l'ed off the net to the color palette you supplied?

    (I'm getting waterworld right now)

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  • LookANinja
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    A new version of the utility has been posted with many new features. Check it out at the top of the thread.

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  • cassembler
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    Many thanks!!! You've saved me HOURS!!!

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  • _neXXes_
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    I'm looking forward to some porn-based maps

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  • Cesa
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    Originally posted by OmniGod
    If I can get the handle on this... the ctp2 maps will be converted to civIII maps and I'll try my hand at some new maps... this rocks... long live bmp to anything convertors
    Yea, I'd like to see a bmp to mp3 convertor, where a picture with a lot of black areas would turn into a song by Dream Theater, and a dark blue pic would turn into the roar of the sea at storm

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Hay thanks that update did the trick....

    The preview still gives me a white screen, but the bic works fine in the editor now.... And thats all I am concerned with...

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  • Slacker
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    Ah, there we go. Figured it was something stupidly obvious. Thanks, I appreciate it.

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