RPTools.net

Discussion and Support

Skip to content

It is currently Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:42 pm 






Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

Previous topic | Next topic 

  Print view

Author Message
User avatar  Offline
Cave Troll
 
Joined: Mon May 17, 2010 9:04 pm
Posts: 38
 Post subject: Map: Moisture Trap Compound
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:19 pm 
Moisture Trap:


Update: I fixed the links and added a link to all of my maps.
License: Public Domain
Background: This is a fairly low-tech moisture trap facility which was put under ground to avoid detection and help lower the internal temperature. Minimal supplies for repairs are in crate indoors, but most other goods are kept off site to avoid burglars. A small shaft provides access to the piping connecting the various moisture traps surrounding the facility. The shabby building above ground has a well-hidden hatch which provides the only access to the rest of the compound. Due to the open troughs and poor seal on the facility, plant life has flourished above the tanks, which might tip off the observant. The satellite dish is a recent addition. Now that the facilities' operators are well established, they have come to the conclusion that having more data on the traps outweighs the risk of discovery.

Steel Rat: You'll notice the background is yours: http://forums.rptools.net/viewtopic.php?f=77&t=308. You didn't put any note about license, but if you want me to take this down, please let me know.

Advice and/or comments are welcome. I didn't put much effort into this one since I needed it this week... and it shows.


Last edited by joshsziegler on Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
User avatar  Offline
Deity
 
Joined: Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:31 pm
Posts: 5410
 Post subject: Re: Map: Moisture Trap Compound
PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:36 am 
Thanks for sharing.

Now for some GIMP advice. I would highly suggest you(and everyone else) get into the habit of using layer masks. They do take a bit more work up front, but give you FAR more flexibility in the long run(unless you working on a throw away thing that you KNOW you will never edit). Also, have you considered using GIMP 2.8(and if you are using it) and it's layer group feature? While not really important for MapTool, by grouping into a layer group all of you underground features, you can hide all of those with a single click on the layer group's visibility icon(unfortunately layer masks can't be assigned at the group level and affect all it's sub layers until GIMP 2.10...) This would make it much easier to show/hide parts of the map for export to jpg quickly.

_________________
I save all my Campaign Files to DropBox. Not only can I access a campaign file from pretty much any OS that will run Maptool(Win,OSX, linux), but each file is versioned, so if something goes crazy wild, I can always roll back to a previous version of the same file.

Get your Dropbox 2GB via my referral link, and as a bonus, I get an extra 250 MB of space. Even if you don't don't use my link, I still enthusiastically recommend Dropbox..


Top
 Profile  
 
User avatar  Offline
Deity
 
Joined: Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:40 am
Posts: 9377
Location: Netherlands
 Post subject: Re: Map: Moisture Trap Compound
PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:46 am 
nice map, thanks for sharing!!

_________________
GETTING STARTED WITH MAPTOOLS - TUTORIALS, DOCS, VIDEOS, TOOLS, ETC

My stuff
Excel Tools: Table and Light editors
MT Tools: Bag of Tricks: Tools for Maptool, Dungeon Builder I, Dungeon Builder II,onMouseOverEvent and
DPI.
Frameworks: Dark Heresy, Rogue Trader, Deathwatch, Black Crusade, Only War, SET Card Game, RoboRally
Wiki: Debugging Tutorial, Speed Up Your Macros, Working With Two CODE Levels, Shortcut Keys, Avoiding Stack Overflow, READ THIS


Top
 Profile  
 
User avatar  Offline
Site Admin
 
Joined: Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:20 pm
Posts: 12102
Location: Tampa, FL
 Post subject: Re: Map: Moisture Trap Compound
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:20 pm 
That's very cool, thanks for sharing. :)

You may want to consider a Creative Commons license instead of Public Domain. You may not perfectly understand the differences, but if you visit CreativeCommons.org you can find some descriptive text comparing the various licenses.


Top
 Profile  
 
User avatar  Offline
Deity
 
Joined: Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:40 am
Posts: 9377
Location: Netherlands
 Post subject: Re: Map: Moisture Trap Compound
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:16 am 
Thats interesting, you made me curious so i looked it up and the short of it and (to my surprise) under public domain others can claim your work and put a restrictive and commercial license on derivative works while the cc enforces the same license to any derivative. I would not have guessed that.

_________________
GETTING STARTED WITH MAPTOOLS - TUTORIALS, DOCS, VIDEOS, TOOLS, ETC

My stuff
Excel Tools: Table and Light editors
MT Tools: Bag of Tricks: Tools for Maptool, Dungeon Builder I, Dungeon Builder II,onMouseOverEvent and
DPI.
Frameworks: Dark Heresy, Rogue Trader, Deathwatch, Black Crusade, Only War, SET Card Game, RoboRally
Wiki: Debugging Tutorial, Speed Up Your Macros, Working With Two CODE Levels, Shortcut Keys, Avoiding Stack Overflow, READ THIS


Top
 Profile  
 
User avatar  Offline
Site Admin
 
Joined: Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:20 pm
Posts: 12102
Location: Tampa, FL
 Post subject: Re: Map: Moisture Trap Compound
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:30 pm 
Many people don't. :(

Another common misconception is that "open source" == "free software" -- they are not the same. All free software is open source, but not all open source is free software. The end result is that open source is pretty much useless in the long-term while free software is very valuable (but there are trade-offs).

That's what I love about the CC licenses: they provide 3-4 licenses that cover the common ways that people want to share their results with the world and those few licenses cover 95% of the situations.


Top
 Profile  
 
User avatar  Offline
Cave Troll
 
Joined: Mon May 17, 2010 9:04 pm
Posts: 38
 Post subject: Re: Map: Moisture Trap Compound
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:06 pm 
Quote:
I would highly suggest you(and everyone else) get into the habit of using layer masks. They do take a bit more work up front, but give you FAR more flexibility in the long run(unless you working on a throw away thing that you KNOW you will never edit). Also, have you considered using GIMP 2.8(and if you are using it) and it's layer group feature?


I'm a total graphics/GIMP newbie, so thanks for the tips!

Quote:
You may want to consider a Creative Commons license instead of Public Domain. You may not perfectly understand the differences, but if you visit CreativeCommons.org you can find some descriptive text comparing the various licenses.


Despite the thought of someone copyrighting a derivative, I still feel that public domain is what I want. Don't get me wrong, I use GPL/MIT licenses on all my code and love the CC licenses, but when I think back to why MapTool is so awesome, I can't help but think of the mapping torrent everyone uses. Being able to quickly grab a single pack chock full of almost anything you need basically made this tool what it is for me. Putting something like that together is a lot of work though, even if you just have to abide by CC-BY. So the point is, I want to make it dead simple for someone to grab my work and throw it in something like that torrent. I don't care about being mentioned - as long as someone finds it useful. I'm willing to tolerate the potential for misuse for it to be easier to use.

Note: I am aware of the Dundjinni forums and RPG MapShare, but the point is ease of bootstrapping. If i'm a new user or on a new computer (I've had my collection of images lost twice now), I don't want to comb through forums or download the dozens of albums on RPGMS to get started.


Top
 Profile  
 
User avatar  Offline
Site Admin
 
Joined: Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:20 pm
Posts: 12102
Location: Tampa, FL
 Post subject: Re: Map: Moisture Trap Compound
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:21 pm 
Okay, that's cool. It certainly sounds like you understand the licensing issues. :)


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:

Who is online

In total there is 1 user online :: 0 registered, 0 hidden and 1 guest (based on users active over the past 5 minutes)
Most users ever online was 243 on Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:14 am

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest





Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

Style based on Andreas08 by Andreas Viklund

Style by Elizabeth Shulman