General Boards => Map Gab => Topic started by: Grizzly on October 23, 2006, 03:19:07 pm

Title: Old map created by me
Post by: Grizzly on October 23, 2006, 03:19:07 pm
Yesterday while sorting some old papers I did find a very old printing which shows a part of a map I did create many years ago (around 1995, I think). I think I created it with the old 3.11 Paintbrush and didn't have enough RAM to create more than a little part of the the whole map. But I don't think it was possible to run DOS games in Windows 3.11 so it must have been Win 95 already.

I also created some handdrawn maps of games around that time but I can't find them at the moment. Otherwise I would scan them, too. I at least remember drawing some maps for Rayman.

User posted image - I think you all recognize this game. It's the DOS version :)

The scan isn't colour reduced, I only owned a dot matrix printer.

It's funny how I was into mapping back then but lost awareness of it and only started again 8 years later with much advanced possibilities.

It makes me want to continue mapping soon. I haven't mapped anything for some weeks now.
Title: RE: Old map created by me
Post by: TerraEsperZ on October 23, 2006, 03:52:58 pm
Cool map, especially considering when it was made. At the time, I was making ASCII maps for Lands Of Lore 1 in WordPerfect 5.1 for DOS, which looked much worse than those...


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Title: RE: Old map created by me
Post by: JonLeung on October 23, 2006, 04:41:26 pm
Looks like you had the same layout that I have when I made the mapped it (or the NES version, rather), too!
Title: RE: Old map created by me
Post by: mephea on October 24, 2006, 05:52:00 am
thats what i need.  a freakin dot matrix printer.  
Title: RE: Old map created by me
Post by: DarkWolf on October 24, 2006, 01:22:53 pm
They still make dot matrix printers, although you're probably not going to be able to run down to Office Depot and find one.

Speaking of printing out maps, has anyone tried to get a large bitmap printed out?  I know most "professional" printers only want to deal with vector formats or want you to purchase several copies.
Title: RE: Old map created by me
Post by: StarFighters76 on October 24, 2006, 02:44:15 pm
Not bad, really good with attention to detail.


Creator of over 400 maps on GameFAQs. ^_^