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    • CommentAuthorseycyrus
    • CommentTimeApr 10th 2008
     
    Good evening.

    I've bought CC3 and a few other items primarily to aid in a play by email Gurps game. I recently spent some time making a dungeon map that has an oasis in the middle. I used the room maker, with a green grass bitmap floor. Threw down some tree, shrub symbols etc. Emailed them to my buddy expecting him to tell me it looks good, but he basically said that everything was just a dull gray. Seems like he could see the symbols, but not the grass colored floor.

    Any suggestions?

    On another note, is there a place where I could find (even buy) some overhead symbols of fighters, mages, elves etc? You know player characters.

    Thank you for your time.
    • CommentAuthorLatharion
    • CommentTimeApr 10th 2008 edited
     
    Did you send your buddy the .FCW file or a bitmap of the .FCW (like a .jpg or .png)? If it was the .FCW, which viewer was he using? The earlier viewers do not deal with the .png symbols used to make pretty green grass floors, etc, and those bitmaps are not included in the .FCW, instead containing a reference to the bitmap. For your friend to see the green grass bitmap, it will need to be included and viewed using the latest viewer from Profantasy (or alternately, CC3 itself can be used, or course). If CC3 was used to view the map, perhaps you used a bitmap from an expansion your friend does not have.

    The Dundjinni forums have lots of symbols available for free. The site is...

    http://www.dundjinni.com/forums/default.asp

    I am sure there are other sites as well.
    • CommentAuthorseycyrus
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2008
     
    Thank you for your reply.

    I sent him an .FCW file, and I think he had a relatively recent version of the CC3 viewer, since he just got it a couple of months ago. I guess, I'll have to get him to look for a more recent version perhaps.

    I've looked at the dundjinni forums and they have a lot of good stuff, but since my buddy is having problems with his viewer, I'm shying away from using them. There does not seem to be a large amount of overhead player symbols out there. Perhaps because the CC pros think they require minimal effort and are not worth their time?

    Thanks again!
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2008
     
    I know I'm not an artist. If I drew overhead skirmish symbols, they would look like blobs.
    • CommentAuthorseycyrus
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2008
     
    Oh, I hope I didn't sound disparaging. I'm not an artist either. I just mean... I look at some of the stuff out there, and it is super slick. I bet those guys don't want to bother with skirmish symbols.
    • CommentAuthorpvernon
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2008
     
    Check symbol set #2 out.
    • CommentAuthorJetdriver
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2008 edited
     
    also have a look here

    www.dundjinni.com/art/user_art.asp

    these should have png files that you could use in CC3 also. I know there was some top down ones made but I'd have to search the forums for some links

    Cheers
    Corey
    • CommentAuthorJetdriver
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2008
     
    the forums also have heaps of user png's that would be of use if you are after top down versions for tokens and that type of thing.
    • CommentAuthorJetdriver
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2008 edited
     
    plus try here www.rpgmapshare.com

    they also have top down png's apparently.

    sorry for the dundjinni message didn't read you previous post completely re the use of those pics.