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Cool, I had an old version of that, and totally forgot about it. I personally like the cartoony maps and Lutes maps, but the fractal mapper is way fun to play with.
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That software costs more than the Dominions3 game. Anyone know of some free mapmaking software ?

Yes I already have GIMP.
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Gimp actually generates some decent terrain. I was going to make a map off of it but I was too lazy
Check the attachment for one example

Taking a GIMP map into the maptool in Dom3 might be fun to do though.
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Cool, I had an old version of that, and totally forgot about it. I personally like the cartoony maps and Lutes maps, but the fractal mapper is way fun to play with.

Yeah those are the best for Dominions.
Take a look at this CC3 map screenie:




..and you can make even better then this easily with it. I might buy CC3 to generate maps.
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That software costs more than the Dominions3 game. Anyone know of some free mapmaking software ?

Yes I already have GIMP.
This one is free:

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Nice looking map. Nice tool I must say. Too bad about price.
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I still think that if I dig thru my old OLD games that I can find one that does really nice random map generation and a full-screen view that I can capture.
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I still think that if I dig thru my old OLD games that I can find one that does really nice random map generation and a full-screen view that I can capture.

Hm....yes but which game? I cannot think of any in-game mapmaker what would be good to make Dominions 3. maps...well maybe the Heroes of Might and Magic 3 mapmaker. It is 2d based. 2 screenshots:



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That wouldnt be bad. Screen capture it, remove all pure white (255,255,255), add province lines and one pure white dot to each province, save it in a format that Dom3 can "see", use the dom3 map editor to add terrain values and set who is neighbor of who...

It would offer some very interesting icons to expand on. Edit that province to match why there is a tower or treasure or monster there. That would be way cool.
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