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1  General Boards / Mapping Tips/Guides / Re: How to make a video game map. Basic Mapping Methodology. on: October 18, 2016, 04:10:17 AM
WOW! I mean...WOW!
Thank you so much for all your replies! I knew that this community is special (all your magnificent work proves this...) but I am really impressed with the scientific and academic approach that you use in order to describe your methodology and your techniques. I will read all your posts one by one because I am really interested for the mapping of the digital space of video games.

In my research I often use the argument that the most vast, the most visited, traveled and populated "type" of digital space is the space of video games. That's why the mapping of this space is so important. I myself have been a gamer for more than 30 years, since the age of 7, and I have experienced the arcade era, the computer game era, the console era and lately the mmorpg and the VR era.

I hadn't logged in to the forum for a long time because my academic duties do not allow me to have enough spare time but I hope that in the future I will have the opportunity to contribute to the mapping of the video game world.

Thank you again for all this valuable info.

PS. If anyone wants any type of cooperation in video game design or video game research, please do not hesitate to contact me.
2  General Boards / Mapping Tips/Guides / How to make a video game map. Basic Mapping Methodology. on: May 31, 2016, 05:10:43 AM
Greetings to all the members of this wonderful community.

Although that I have been browsing this site for more than 2 years, I had never made a post in this forum.

My name is Yiorgos and I am from Greece. I am an academic researcher and my main research field is related to video game's landscape and digital representations.

My first degree was in geology and I can imagine some of the techniques that you use for mapping in videogames, but although that I searched the forums about videogame mapping and I couldnt find a complete guide for it.

I guess that you use print screen a lot, hardware emulators, some image/screenshot extractor programs, some image editing software like photoshop for the final editing of the map and some other programs that help you tile the images or classify them.

So...I was wondering if there is some other basic tools or a special methodology that you follow in order to create these beautiful pieces of digital "art".

I would love to learn more about your techniques and also help your cause by making some maps myself.

Thanks for your time.

Yiorgos
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