World Map Icons idea

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World Map Icons idea

Post by Th3AustralianGam3r » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:48 am

I've had an idea about map icons that could be used over the boring colored dots, i was wondering if someone may be interested to work on a nicely high res map icons similar to this picture?

I just used the Oblivion map icons as an example and used the colors on the icons.
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Re: World Map Icons idea

Post by VMblast » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:57 am

Really neat idea! :)

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Re: World Map Icons idea

Post by King of Worms » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:17 am

Nice idea! Im just affraid the icons must be smaller... too many dots on the maps.

Btw the homes should be purple but the dots on the original map are brown same as cities... some1 might correct that as well

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Re: World Map Icons idea

Post by Th3AustralianGam3r » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:50 am

King of Worms wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:17 am
Nice idea! Im just affraid the icons must be smaller... too many dots on the maps.

Btw the homes should be purple but the dots on the original map are brown same as cities... some1 might correct that as well
Thats what i thought as well because of so many small dots, maybe some sort of a zoom in and zoom out feature might help?

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Re: World Map Icons idea

Post by King of Worms » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:57 am

Hmm, some zoom in and out feature is already implemented, but not many ppl use it I guess. Its there since 1996 but Ive found out just recently, so.. :lol:

Right click the regional map for a zoom..

Better zoom in/out feature might do the trick. And a bit smaller icons maybe..

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Re: World Map Icons idea

Post by VMblast » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:08 pm

@King of Worms
Also, dont forget that the dots are categorized by their light-dark value. The brighter the spot - the bigger the place/city. This way, with the icons, only larger/important places could be shown, but player still needs to find/locate/visit those -dimmer- spots. ;)

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Re: World Map Icons idea

Post by pango » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:14 pm

But large locations are not always far apart; An example that comes to my mind is that large city (that I can't recall the name right now) that is literally 1 pixel to the south-east of Wayrest city...
When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure.
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Re: World Map Icons idea

Post by Ferital » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:25 pm

King of Worms wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:17 am
Nice idea! Im just affraid the icons must be smaller... too many dots on the maps.

Btw the homes should be purple but the dots on the original map are brown same as cities... some1 might correct that as well
In fact this is a bug in classic: town and home dot colors are inverted (if you look closer, you'll see that smaller towns, i.e. taverns and hamlets, are purple). Though this would make DFU a little different from classic, I think it is a way better if dot colors are the same as button colors. So I submitted a PR to correct this.
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Re: World Map Icons idea

Post by King of Worms » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:17 pm

Perfect!! Thank you :)

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Re: World Map Icons idea

Post by mikeprichard » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:24 pm

Nice, Ferital - these are the kinds of little QoL fixes/improvements I love to see.

And I also agree that if there were some way to handle the unworkably huge amount of clutter map markers would cause on more zoomed out views of the map, this would be a really cool mod.

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