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Old September 4th, 2006, 11:49 AM
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World Dom2 conversion of a Dom3 Random Map

291 provinces, 226 of these are land and 65 are under water.

I was getting anxious to try out the Dom3 random map generator and then Gandalf uploaded an 1100 province generated map. So of course I did a quick trim and conversion so that I could play on it while I wait for October.

Basically just used the map image with some modifications and adjustments due to trimming the province count down. This meant manually assigning neighbors, so I was on my own as far as the handling of mountains. As it is, mountains act as unpassable borders and I tried to keep it to one terrain per province.

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There are only two start locations set, both for water nations with one being centered in each "pond". The rest of the nations start locations are assigned by the game. I also set all of the edge provinces to nostart to minimize poor start locations.

Currently I am having a blast playing as Atlantis on this map. Originally I intended to have the waterway between the two ponds to allow movement between ponds, but I accidentally left the connection out. Now that I am playing it, I am glad that I left it out. It has forced me to maintain a beachhead on land to assault Rlyeh. (Thematically, the explanation is that the deep currents are too strong to allow passage of troops from one pond to another without crossing land.)

Update: 6.01
Found a sea province that was missed. Very disturbing for my Atlantians to suddenly find themselves fighting Rlyeh on a grassy plain.
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Old September 4th, 2006, 11:57 AM
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Old September 4th, 2006, 01:13 PM
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Default Re: Dom2 conversion of a Dom3 Random Map

If you want to do more of these with less work I can get started generating Dom2 sized maps with the dom3 generator.
Here is my usual "shopping list". Which would you like a batch of?

TINY less than 5 each, or less than 85 total provinces. Best done as 45 land and 8 water.

SMALL 5 each, or 85 total provinces. Best done as 75 land and 10 water.

MEDIUM 10 each, or 170 total provinces. Best done as 150 land and 20 water.

LARGE 15 each, or 255 total provinces. Best done as 225 land and 30 water.

HUGE 20 each, or 340 total provinces. Best done as 300 land and 40 water.

EPIC 25 or more each, maybe to the maximum 500 total provinces. Something like 450 land and 50 water.
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LARGE 15 each, or 255 total provinces. Best done as 225 land and 30 water.
That is my preference (with Dom2), unless a different size is requested by others in the community. Thanks Gandalf!

I updated the map. Stumbled upon a sea province that I had missed. Hopefully it was the only mismarked province, but if anyone finds others, let me know and I will correct it.
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I would like some tiny maps also
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