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Thread: Preview Of Anarchon's Map [Alpha Version released in CATW 2.0]

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    Default Preview Of Anarchon's Map [Alpha Version released in CATW 2.0]

    As mentioned previously in the dev thread, Anarchon has been working on a massive map which has been put together over the course of 5 years. The sheer scale of this map is nearly overwhelming even for the experienced player.

    A background on the map by Anarchon

    My passionate personal interest is Hellenistic period (300BC-30BC) geography.
    Both within and neigbouring the Greco-Roman area.
    In 2005 I purchased RTW but never got round to playing it.
    In mid-2006 I was made redundant and finally got round to playing it.
    I was not happy with the vanilla RTW map and started looking into ways
    to improve it.
    By mid-2007, it was clear I would not get re-employed and I have since
    spent most of my time on a (mostly map) mod.
    This was purely a personal project to get RTW how I wanted to play it.
    But then in November 2012 I saw CATW and adored the graphics.
    I asked for permission to use them which led on to me offering
    Resef/CATW my map.
    And we have ended up working together, even though we are 12 hours apart!

    My original concern was to cover the lands Alexander might have gone to.
    And I also wanted much more detail and accuracy.
    And roads to run where ancient routes actually ran.

    With a hard-coded limit of 199 Areas/Regions it was clear some
    compromise was necessary.
    My great wish is that many more regions and a bigger map become possible.
    I would like at least 500 Areas/Regions and a map around 1500x750
    pixels (3000x1500 for ground-types).

    However, the limits are 199 Areas/Regions and 510x256 pixels (1021x513
    for ground-types).
    So that was what I had to work with.

    -Projection
    For the area covered by the map, the curvature of the earth is a
    problem for a flat map.
    The base-map is a Lambert Conformal Conic equal-area projection.
    This means that in any given area the distance represented by one
    pixel is roughly the same.
    But it also means that the map curves up to the (apparent) north-east.
    In Europe, north is straight up. In India north is diagonal, roughly
    45 degrees left.

    -Guiding Principles
    In designing the map, I had these guiding principles.
    1. As historically and geographically accurate as possible. (unless
    accuracy detracts from gameplay)
    2. Historical Accuracy takes precedence over Geographical Accuracy.
    3. More detail in the centre, broader-brush treatment on the edges.

    Note that for many settlements, especially on fringes like Skythia and
    Africa, the precise location is unknown.
    Even as notable a city as Gerrha is not precisely located.
    As the fringes usually have road-length problems, I have located towns
    here with more view on the road route than likely precise site.

    -Areas/Regions
    The selected Areas/Regions (and their boundaries/extent) are the
    result of a lot of experimentation.
    eg at various times;
    Ireland had 3 then 2 then 1 Regions
    There were separate regions for Scania, Malta, Kyzikos,
    Kilikia-Tracheia, Bostra, central-Arabia & others.
    Herakleia-Pontika and Paphlagonia were separate.

    -Sources
    (This list excludes many minor works)
    The World the Romans Knew. N.H.H.Sitwell
    Trade Routes and Commerce of the Roman Empire. M.P.Charlesworth
    Cities of the Eastern Roman Provinces. A.H.M.Jones
    The Central Balkan Tribes in Pre-Roman Times. F.Papazoglu
    A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. W.Smith
    The Greeks in Bactria & India. W.W.Tarn
    A History of the Ptolemaic Empire. G.Holb
    The House of Seleucus. E.R.Bevan
    The House of Ptolemy. E.R.Bevan
    Barrington Classical Atlas
    Loeb Text/Translations of...
    ...Strabo
    ...Pliny Natural History 8.
    ...Herodotus
    ...Polybius
    Ptolemy's Geography (Schwabe)
    Germania und der Insel Thule (WBG)

    Many of these are primarily concerned with the imperial Roman period.
    However, the earlier situation is usually mentioned or can be inferred.
    Many of these are very old, but they cover the basics necessary for
    the map's level of detail.

    -Resources
    The resources are mostly taken/deduced from the Charlesworth book
    mentioned above.
    But other work was necessary. eg India is/was not as bereft of gold as
    usually assumed.
    And some fudging has been necessary to get the trade system to work effectively.
    Note that thanks to Resef & CATW I have been able to include...
    ...Fish, in place of Hides
    ...Horses in place of Wild Animals
    Also, 'Incense' is now "Incense or Spices or Silphium"

    -Roads
    The Barrington Atlas was of much use in finding where ancient routes
    actually ran.
    As designer you cannot define where roads run, the game's AI decides for itself.
    This can lead to some distinctly odd road nets.
    And is another thing I hope gets changed in future versions of RTW.
    As I deem roads of major importance, I have sometimes changed the
    geography slightly to get them to run correctly.
    This usually has meant making some pixels impassable.
    A fortunate thing is that diagonally-offset, impassable pixels allow
    the passage of armies but not roads.

    -Area and Town Names
    A lot of thought went into these.
    At time of writing Town names are preceded by a "+".
    This is purely to distinguish them from Area names, and may be dropped
    in the future.

    The joining with a dash is a stylistic choice and may be dropped in the future.

    The continuous running of names with a "&" is also a stylistic choice
    and may also be dropped.

    Feedback on your stylistic preferences for these would be appreciated!

    Most of both Area and Town names are double.

    With Area names it is a qualifier. eg
    Media-Atropatene
    Media-Megale
    Gallia-of-the-Aedui
    Gallia-of-the-Bituriges

    With town names, there are 3 types.

    1. The (inland) town name plus the port name. eg
    +Barygaza&Sigeros
    +Amaseia&Amisos
    +Argentomagus&Corbilon
    +Pella&Thessalonike

    2. Tribal qualifiers. eg
    +Felsina-Boii
    +Mattium-Chatti
    +Sagunton-Arsetani

    3. Some exceptions where full name is longer.
    +Antiocheia-by-Daphne
    +Alexandreia-by-Aigyptos
    +Apameia-Kibotos
    +Zaris-Zaranka
    +Arshada-Arachotos

    -Trade
    map_trade_routes seems to have no effect whatsoever.
    Any advice on this would be appreciated.

    -Some unusual things.
    1. It is possible to have road cross what visually appears as sea.
    I have done this for Cadiz and Denmark.
    2. I have included the ancient Suez canal which was certainly
    operational under the early Ptolemies.
    This means that there is no road connection between Memphis and Gaza,
    but armies can still cross the canal.
    Most trade between the two areas went by sea, and they are connected
    by a trade route.

    -Hardcoded Limit on Road Connections
    There is supposed to be a hardcoded limit on the distance apart Towns
    can be for the AI to connect them by road.

    In some places the Areas will not connect by road and I am unconcerned
    because they were remote trackless wastes. eg
    southern Sahara
    across central Arabia.
    some parts of northern Skythia.

    In some places, to my astonishment, I have successfully exceeded the limit. eg
    parts of Arabia.
    Burma/Myanmar
    Tibet
    some parts of northern Skythia.

    In a few other places, even though the distances are less, I cannot
    get the roads to connect. eg
    Libya-Garamantia to Libya-Gaitulia
    Skythia-Sarmatia to Skythia-Aorsia&Alannia (even if I move the
    latter's town out of the Altai mountains and much closer)
    In these places, my kludged solution has been to run close together
    those road connections which do work.
    So any army will only have to travel a small distance off-road.
    In all these cases the trade between the Areas works ok.

    The one place (2 connections) where I cannot get the trade to work is
    Libya-Garamantia.
    Libya-Garamantia to Libya-Gaitulia (which will not connect by road)
    Libya-Garamantia to Libya-Nasamonia (which do connect by road)
    Any suggestions on this will be gratefully received!

    -List of Areas & Towns.
    Below is a list of all Area and Town names in-game. (and Rebels)
    In code we use a number system. (The code chaos combining my Mod &
    CATW in-code area names was horrific) :-)
    These names are constantly subject to minor corrections or edits.
    This is the list as of 2013-01-22.

    Area001 Sikilia-Mamertini +Messana Sikiliotes&Siculi
    Area002 Sikilia-Hellenike +Syrakousai Siculi&Sicani
    Area003 Sikilia-Phoinike +Lilybaion Elymians&Sicani
    Area004 Sardo-Sardinia +Gurulis&Karales Sardinians
    Area005 Kyrnos-Corsica +Palanta&Aleria Corsicans
    Area006 Aquitania +Terebellica-Aquitani Aquitani
    Area007 Liguria-of-the-Volcae +Tolosa-Volcae Volcae&Ligurians
    Area008 Liguria-Massaliotis +Massalia Salyes
    Area009 Liguria-of-the-Ingauni +Glanate-Ingauni Ingauni
    Area010 Liguria-of-the-Taurini +Taurasia-Taurini Taurini
    Area011 Liguria-of-the-Apuani +Bitunia-Apuani Apuani
    Area012 Gallia-of-the-Boii +Felsina-Boii Boii
    Area013 Gallia-of-the-Insubres +Mediolanon-Insubres Insubres
    Area014 Gallia-Vindelicia +Pyrene-Vindelici Vindelici
    Area015 Gallia-Noricum +Noreia-Taurisci Norici&Taurisci
    Area016 Gallia-Raetia +Brigantion-Raeti Raeti
    Area017 Gallia-of-the-Helvetii +Verba-Helvetii Helvetii
    Area018 Gallia-of-the-Allobroges +Lemincon-Allobroges Allobroges
    Area019 Gallia-of-the-Treveri +Trevera-Treveri Treveri
    Area020 Gallia-of-the-Batavi +Batavoduron-Batavi Batavi&Kelts
    Area021 Gallia-Belgica +Bagacon-Nervii Belgae
    Area022 Gallia-of-the-Carnutes +Cenabon-Carnutes Carnutes
    Area023 Gallia-Aremorica +Condate-Redones Aremoricans
    Area024 Gallia-of-the-Bituriges +Argentomagus&Corbilon Bituriges
    Area025 Gallia-of-the-Aedui +Bibracte-Aedui Aedui
    Area026 Gallia-of-the-Arverni +Gergovia-Arverni Arverni
    Area027 Ierne-of-the-Hibernians +Tara Cruithne&Hibernians
    Area028 Albion-of-the-Caledones +Caledonis Albans&Caledonians
    Area029 Albion-of-the-Brigantes +Isurion-Brigantes Brigantes
    Area030 Albion-of-the-Silures +Mona-Decangi Silures&Ordovices
    Area031 Albion-of-the-Dumnones +Tamara-Dumnones Durotriges
    Area032 Albion-of-the-Catuvellauni +Verulam-Catuvellauni Catuvellauni
    Area033 Germania-Gothia +Ascaucalis-Gothones Goths&Vandals
    Area034 Germania-Suevia +Alisos-Semnones Suevi&Lugii
    Area035 Germania-Cimbria +Knosos-Cimbri Cimbri&Saxones
    Area036 Germania-Chaucia&Frisia +Teuder-Chauci Chauci&Frisii
    Area037 Germania-Cheruscia +Ascalingium-Cherusci Cherusci
    Area038 Germania-Chattia +Mattium-Chatti Chatti
    Area039 Germania-Marcomannia +Meliodunum-Marcomanni Marcomanni&Hermanduri
    Area040 Germania-Quadia +Eburodunum-Quadi Quadi
    Area041 Pannonia-Eraviscia +Skarbantia-Eravisci Hercuniates&Eravisci
    Area042 Pannonia-Breukia +Segestika-Breuci Breuci
    Area043 Pannonia-Skordiskia +Sirmeion-Scordisci Scordisci&Pannonians
    Area044 Venetia&Carneia +Patavium&Aquileia Veneti
    Area045 Illyris-Liburnia +Iader-Liburni Liburnians
    Area046 Illyris-Dalmatia +Narona-Dalmatii Dalmatians
    Area047 Illyris-Ardiaioi +Skodra-Ardiaei Ardiaioi&Autariatai
    Area048 Illyris-Taulantia +Dimale&Dyrrachion Taulantii,Parthini&Atintanes
    Area049 Illyris-Dardania +Naissos-Dardani Dardanians
    Area050 Paionia&Pelagonia +Stoboi-Paiones Paionians
    Area051 Dacia-Pedias +Heorta-Bormanon Iazyges
    Area052 Dacia-Megale +Sarmizegethusa Dacians
    Area053 Moesia-Triballia +Oiskos-Triballi Triballi
    Area054 Moesia-Getike +Kapidava-Getae Moesians
    Area055 Thraike-Bessike&Odrysike +Philippopolis-Bessi Bessi&Odrysians
    Area056 Thraike-Astike +Tylis-Tylenoi Asti&Odrysians
    Area057 Bosporos-Thraikion +Byzantion Thynians
    Area058 Chersonesos-Thraikion +Lysimacheia-Hellespontos Chersonesoi
    Area059 Baliares +Palma Baliarians
    Area060 Iberia-Vasconia +Ilumberis-Vascones Vascones
    Area061 Iberia-Cantabria +Camarica-Cantabres Cantabres
    Area062 Iberia-Gallaecia +Bracara-Callaeci Gallaeci
    Area063 Iberia-Asturia +Lancia-Arbokala Astures
    Area064 Celtiberia +Numantia-Celtiberi Celtiberians
    Area065 Iberia-Cessetania +Tarraco-Cessetani Illergetes&Cessetani
    Area066 Iberia-Arsetania +Sagunton-Arsetani Arsetani
    Area067 Iberia-Contestania +Althaia-Contestani Contestani
    Area068 Iberia-Carpetania +Toleton-Carpetani Carpetani
    Area069 Iberia-Lusitania +Scallabis-Lusitani Lusitani
    Area070 Iberia-Baetica +Corduba-Turduli Turduli
    Area071 Iberia-Gadeira +Gades Bastuli
    Area072 Agisymba-Azania +Thamondokana-Nigritai Agisymbans
    Area073 Aithiopia-Trogodytike +Auxume&Adoulis Trogodytae
    Area074 Aithiopia-Meroe +Meroe Upper-Aithiopians
    Area075 Aithiopia-Napata +Napata Lower-Aithiopians
    Area076 Aigyptos-Thebais +Thebes-Herakleopolis Upper-Aigyptoi
    Area077 Aigyptos-Memphites +Memphis Lower-Aigyptoi
    Area078 Mareotis&Marmarike +Alexandreia-by-Aigyptos Alexandrians&Marmaridae
    Area079 Libya-Ammoniake +Ammonion Libyans
    Area080 Libya-Nasamonia +Lynxama-Nasamones Nasamones
    Area081 Libya-Kyrenaike +Kyrene&Apollonia Asbytae&Nasamones
    Area082 Libya-Tripolitania +Leptis-Kinyps Arzuges&Macae
    Area083 Libya-Garamantia +Garama-Garamantes Garamantes
    Area084 Libya-Gaitulia +Geira-Gaetuli Gaetuli
    Area085 Mauretania-Tingitana +Volubilis&Tingis Mauri
    Area086 Mauretania-Herpeditanoi +Herpis&Rusaddir Herpeditani
    Area087 Mauretania-Mazikia +Tigava&Iol Mazikes
    Area088 Numidia-Massaesylia +Kirta-Massaesyli Massaesyli
    Area089 Numidia-Massylia +Bulla-Massyli Massylii
    Area090 Numidia-Musulamia +Thebeste-Musulami Musulami
    Area091 Afrika-Byzakena +Thysdros&Hadrumeton Liby-Poeni
    Area092 Afrika-Zeugitana +Karthedas Liby-Poeni
    Area093 Etruria +Arretium&Populonia Etruscans
    Area094 Umbria&Picenum +Sentinum&Ariminum Umbrians
    Area095 Latium +Roma Latins
    Area096 Sabellia +Corfinium-Paeligni Paeligni&Marsi
    Area097 Samnium +Bovianum Samnites
    Area098 Campania +Capua&Neapolis Campanians
    Area099 Apulia +Luceria&Brundisium Apulians
    Area100 Calabria&Messapia +Tarentum Calabrians&Messapians
    Area101 Lucania +Grumentum&Elea Lucanians
    Area102 Bruttium +Petelia&Rhegium Bruttians
    Area103 Makedonia-Pieria +Pella&Thessalonike Lowland-Makedones
    Area104 Makedonia-Lynkestis&Orestis +Argos-Orestikon Highland-Makedones
    Area105 Makedonia-Bisaltia&Sintike +Philippoi&Amphipolis Sapaioi
    Area106 Epeiros +Passaron&Ambrakia Epeirotes
    Area107 Thessalia +Pharsalos&Demetrias Thessalians
    Area108 Aitolia&Akarnania +Thermon Aitolians
    Area109 Euboia +Chalkis Euboians
    Area110 Attika +Athenai Athenians
    Area111 Isthmia&Argolis +Korinthos Argives&Achaians
    Area112 Achaia&Arkadia +Megalopolis Arkadians&Achaians
    Area113 Lakonike +Sparta Lakedaimonians
    Area114 Kreta +Knossos Kretans
    Area115 Nesoi-Rhodon +Rhodos Rhodians
    Area116 Kypros +Salamis Kypriotes
    Area117 Pisidia&Pamphylia +Kremna-Side Pisidians
    Area118 Lykia +Xanthos Lykians
    Area119 Karia +Halikarnassos Karians
    Area120 Lydia&Ionia +Sardes&Smyrna Lydians
    Area121 Mysia-Pergamene +Pergamon Mysians
    Area122 Phrygia-Megale +Apameia-Kibotos Phrygians
    Area123 Phrygia-Galatia +Ankyra-Tektosages Galatians
    Area124 Bithynia +Nikaia&Nikomedia Bithynians
    Area125 Paphlagonia +Herakleia-Pontika Mariandyni&Paphlagonians
    Area126 Sinope-Euxeinos +Sinope Sinopians
    Area127 Pontos +Amaseia&Amisos Pontic-Kappadokians
    Area128 Kappadokia +Mazaka-Eusebia Kappadokians
    Area129 Kolchis +Kotais&Phasis Kolchians
    Area130 Iberia-in-Asia +Meschistha-Iberians Iberians-of-Asia
    Area131 Albania-in-Asia +Chabala-Albanians Albanians-of-Asia
    Area132 Armenia-Megale +Arsamosata Greater-Armenians
    Area133 Armenia-Mikra +Satala&Trapezous Lesser-Armenians
    Area134 Sophene +Karkathiokerta Sophenians
    Area135 Kommagene +Samosata Kommagenians
    Area136 Syria-Seleukis +Antiocheia-by-Daphne Syrians
    Area137 Kilikia +Tarsos Kilikians
    Area138 Ioudaia +Hierosolyma Ioudaioi
    Area139 Koile-Syria +Damaskos Koile-Syrians
    Area140 Phoinikia +Tyre&Sidon Phoinikians
    Area141 Palaistina +Gaza Palaistinoi
    Area142 Mesopotamia-Zeugmai +Edessa Mesopotamians
    Area143 Mesopotamia-Mygdonia +Nisibis Mygdonian-Syrians
    Area144 Assyria-Adiabene +Arbela Assyrians
    Area145 Babylonia-Opis +Seleukeia-by-Tigris Babylonians
    Area146 Syria-Palmyra +Tadmora-Palmyra Palmyrans
    Area147 Arabia-Nabataia +Petra-Rekem Nabataian-Arabs
    Area148 Arabia-of-the-Athribi +Makoraba&Zaabram Athribi-Arabs
    Area149 Arabia-Eudaimon +Mariaba&Adana Saba-Arabs
    Area150 Arabia-of-the-Hadramitae +Sabbatha&Ausara Hadramitae-Arabs
    Area151 Arabia-of-the-Gerrhaians +Gerrha&Arre Gerrhaian-Arabs
    Area152 Arabia-of-the-Omanitai +Irada&Rhegama Omanitae-Arabs
    Area153 Karmania +Karmana&Harmozeia Karmanians
    Area154 Persis +Persepolis Persians
    Area155 Elymais-Susiana +Sousa-in-Kissia Elymaians
    Area156 Media-Megale +Agbatana Southern-Medes
    Area157 Media-Atropatene +Gazaka-Vera Northern-Medes
    Area158 Areia +Artakoana Areians
    Area159 Drangiana-of-the-Ariaspai +Zaris-Zaranka Zarangians
    Area160 Arachosia +Arshada-Arachotos Arachosians
    Area161 Gedrosia +Poura Gedrosians
    Area162 Hyrkania +Zadrakarta Hyrkanians
    Area163 Parthia-Komisene +Hekatompylos Parthians
    Area164 Parthia-Dara +Nisaia Parni-Parthians
    Area165 Dahae-Lands +Camp-of-the-Dahae Dahae
    Area166 Margiana +Marga Margians
    Area167 Chorasmia +Chorasmakarta Chorasmians&Apasakiai
    Area168 Paropanisadai&Gandara +Alexandria-Kapisa Paropanisadai
    Area169 Baktria +Baktra-Zariaspa Baktrians
    Area170 Sogdiana +Marakanda Sogdians
    Area171 Ariane-Eschate +Alexandria-Eschate Phryni
    Area172 Hyperboria-of-the-Fenni +Hyperboreion-of-the-Fenni Fenni&Hyperboreians
    Area173 Skythia-Venedia +Emporion-of-the-Venedi Venedae
    Area174 Bosporos-Taurike +Pantikapaion Maeotae
    Area175 Chersonesos-Taurike +Neapolis&Chersonesos Skythians
    Area176 Skythia-of-the-Bastarnae +Carrodunon&Tyras Bastarnae
    Area177 Skythia-Sklavia +Navaron&Olbia Slavs&Neuri
    Area178 Skythia-Sarmatia +Erbida&Tanais Sarmatians
    Area179 Skythia-Aorsia&Alannia +Norossos Aorsi&Alans
    Area180 Skythia-Massagetike +Massageta Massagetai
    Area181 Skythia-of-the-Issedones +Issedon Issedones
    Area182 Skythia-beyond-Imaus +Soita-Tocharia Tocharian-Saka
    Area183 India-Kaspatyre +Abisara Kaspatyroi
    Area184 India-Taxila +Taxila Taxilans
    Area185 India-of-the-Kathaioi +Sagala Kathaioi
    Area186 India-Sindimana&Abiria +Minnagara&Oreita Sindimanoi&Abirians
    Area187 India-Patalene +Patala&Barbarikon Patalenians
    Area188 India-on-the-Iomanes +Mathura-Theon Iomanoi
    Area189 India-Ozene +Ozene Ozenians
    Area190 India-Magada +Palimbothra&Pertalis Magadans
    Area191 India-Kalinga +Kalliga&Tosale Kalingans
    Area192 India-Andara +Suvarnagiri&Hippokoura Andarai
    Area193 India-Syrastrene&Ariake +Barygaza&Sigeros Syrastrenoi&Ariakoi
    Area194 India-Chera&Damyrike +Muziris&Karoura Cherans
    Area195 India-Chola +Poduke&Malanga Cholans
    Area196 India-Pandya +Mathura-Pandion Pandyans
    Area197 Taprobane +Anurogrammon Lankans
    Area198 Pyu +Sriksetra Burmese
    Area199 Attakoria +Botta Attakorians


    Any feedback gratefully received!


    A view of Greece

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    The western part of Asia Minor

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    The south eastern part of Asia Minor

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    The eastern part of Asia Minor

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    The Nile and Egypt

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    Carthage

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    The Italian Peninsula

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    The southern part of the Italian Peninsula and part of Illyria

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    Illyria

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    The dark forests of Germania

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    The island beeeeside Europe

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    The part all of you might be most interested in, The Indian subcontinent!

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    Sri Lanka!

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    Where the Chinese expedition forces will come from **correction, they will appear at Soka Tochana

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    The five Indian rivers or was it four..

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    The Persian divide

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    Some place on the map that I think looks great

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    The rather small island of Rhodes

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    A view of a tiny part of the Seleucid empire but it is near their capital

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    The Arvenian area's

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    And a small preview of Joar's great work, a big thank you to him for allowing me to use his portraits

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    Last edited by z3n; April 25, 2015 at 06:51 PM.
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    Default Re: Preview Of Anarchon's Map

    Worthy of a front page announcement if you ask me

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    Default Re: Preview Of Anarchon's Map

    Yes, it is very Beautiful, rich and it has very interesting textures. A sign of great progress for the mod. May I ask about the cities with 2 names and the ones with a + in front of them?


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    On behalf of Anarchon, thank you both! This is still WIP until the release so the + part of the names are there to distinguish themselves as city names rather than region names. The inside of the text files can get rather messy.

    As for the latter part of the city names, it is a qualifier. The qualifier is extremely important since it at times distinguishes one town from another. For example Gallia-Lemovicia and Gallia-Allobroges.

    edit: Anarchon had emailed me just today about the hyphon's and plus signs, we will very likely remove them unless anyone has an objection to that.
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    It makes sense Just saw Sri Lanka It will be awesome!!


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    awsome job dev team, I have waited so long for a completed version of this mod.. and the wait was worthwhile.
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    Except from the blocky coastlines, all of it is great!

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    Holy crap these are awesome!!!
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    thanks for the update!
    the map looks awesome, provide a good balance in regions.
    btw are the stratmapmodels from rtrIV? they fit in very well
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    Yes, I just got permission to include them in the next release from the RTR
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    Wow!!! great progress



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    Thanks! You may also be interested to hear that Anarchon has also completed a revamp of character names. All are historically accurate just like the town names.
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    How this can be? What a map! Until NOW I though that Mundus Magnus is huge, what about this? Wow if your mod is going to use it I will be totally in the Heaven! Just one question: What are these "+" in front of every city name? I think without them it will be better. WOWWOW


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    Incredible work with that map.It is possibly one of the best i have seen.
    With it, this mod shall be in the top.
    Cheers Predator!

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    That is indeed an amazing map, very very impressive!

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    Great work Resef and Anarchon. CATW is a great mod. The best Illyrian faction ever.
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    Update, there have been many updates to the map so far...


    Aesthetics improvement and other important things like improving road connections, climate adjustments,city placements and a few region redraws for accuracy.
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    Nice, I hope that in some way he will remove this "+". I already know for what reason are they but it's not very eye candy. Keep up the good work!


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    Thanks for all the compliments.
    Shall respond at greater length when less busy.
    A note re the pics.
    The watchtowers were located to maximize visibility if a faction owned a territory.
    Now Resef has enabled watchtowers to be represented by town/village graphics.
    So I shall need to relocate all the watchtowers to where there were towns/villages.
    That will be next major improvement.

    I dont like the blocky coastlines either.
    A trawl of the site produced two contradictory and incomplete tutorials about removing them.
    Can anyone help?

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    Extroordinary job with the map, Anarchon, you are verry gifted.Good luck with your future workd.
    Cheers Predator!

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