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    • CommentAuthorrvhguy
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2017
     
    I'm working on my first map -- see attached PNG.

    I have two issues. The first is that I can't seem to figure out how to make the street effects (darkening the streets) to apply to the square in front of the motte-and-bailey castle.

    The second is that when I place a text cartouche, the text ends up enormous and I can't figure out how to scale it down.

    Any help would be appreciated!
      Ironguard Motte.png
    • CommentAuthorrvhguy
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2017
     
    Here is the map file.
    • CommentAuthorLorelei
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2017 edited
     
    To scale down the cartouche, hold the Control key while you move your cursor up or down to change size. For the streets, to alter the color you'd need to change the % of the transparency on that sheet - it is currently set to 90% - I changed it to 25% on the example i've attached and got this shade of brown...play around to find the shade you'd like.
    • CommentAuthorrvhguy
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2017
     
    Even when I use the control key, the text still ends up out of scale. I've attached an example.
      Ironguard Motte - Text Issue.png
    • CommentAuthorrvhguy
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2017
     
    • CommentAuthorrvhguy
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2017
     
    Lorelei, this is what I see with your edited version -- I still have an issue with text sizing.

    The other thing I'm trying to figure out is how to 'fill in' the square in front of the castle. I drew that square using the 'Streets' polygon tool, but the streets effects don't seem to apply to it -- see how the underlying streets just sort of cut off with effects on? But with effects off, it looks like a square.

    It may be that I don't know how to handle fills or something like that.

    Thank you all again for your help! This is a voyage of discovery for me.
      Ironguard Motte2.png
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2017
     
    Are you using CC3 under Wine/Crossover on Mac/Linux? I don't get the same size as you, and the text sizes is one of the things I've seen Wine and derivatives doesn't handle correctly.

    As for filling the square, the tool doesn't do that automatically unfortunately, you'll see that in the example maps that comes with the annual as well. Without going too much into technicalities, drawing tools can only draw two entities, which in this case is the black outline and the with polygon above it (the white is needed for the effect to work properly.
    What you need to do is to just use the normal polygon tool, and draw a solid filled black polygon on the STREETS BACKGROUND sheet (You can also copy the white polygon to that sheet, and change the color on the copy.
    • CommentAuthorrvhguy
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2017
     
    Yes. I am using WINE — that explains the font issue!

    And thank you for the polygon trick. I will try that when I get home.
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2017
     
    Since you are using Wine, I would suggest placing the symbol without adding text, and then manually add a text entity to the map with the regular text command instead. That way, you can manually adjust the text itself to make it fit.
    • CommentAuthorrvhguy
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2017
     
    Thank you all for all of your help! This is I think an improved version.

    Ironguard Motte is a town described but not mapped in the excellent Barrowmaze megadungeon, if anyone is interested.

    Broadly, does anyone have suggestions for improvement?
      Ironguard Motte3.png
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2017
     
    That's a really great first map. You should be proud of it :)

    ...

    As a side note - I'm still struggling to get CC3 to work in Wine on Linux Mint. It opens without any of the toolbars and menus at all - just a colour palette and a black mapping area.

    Do you have any handy tips I could try?
    • CommentAuthorrvhguy
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2017
     
    I'm using Crossover on OS X, so I don't have any Linux-specific help. It was pretty painless with Crossover, though.
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2017
     
    Thanks for the info. I will do a bit of reading :)