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TTC - North-West Africa

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Fanica
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Version: The Conquerors
It's my entry to TTC 2010. I tried to design a part of North-West Africa . I'm not a good designer , but I only try to test my quality . After reading all below , enjoy the map !

F E A T U R E S

  • A 90x90 map .
  • Includes things based on reality .
  • Doesn't lag or crash .

    A D D I T I O N A L I N F O R M A T I O N S

  • Geography

    Most of the coastal area is hilly, sometimes even mountainous, and there are a few natural harbours. The area from the coast to the Tell Atlas is fertile. South of the Tell Atlas is a steppe landscape, which ends with the Saharan Atlas; further south, there is the Sahara desert.
    The Ahaggar Mountains , also known as the Hoggar, are a highland region in central Sahara, southern Algeria. They are located about 1,500 km (932 mi) south of the capital, Algiers and just west of Tamanghasset.






  • History

    Berber people controlled much of the Maghreb region throughout the Middle Ages. The Berbers were made up of several tribes. The two main branches were Botr and Barnès, who were themselves divided into tribes, and again into sub-tribes. Each region of the Maghreb contained several tribes (for example, Sanhadja, Houaras, Zenata, Masmouda, Kutama, Awarba, and Berghwata). All these tribes had independence and made territorial decisions.
    Several Berber dynasties emerged during the Middle Ages in the Maghreb, Sudan, Andalusia, Italy, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Egypt, and other nearby lands. Ibn Khaldun provides a table summarizing the Berber dynasties: Zirid, Banu Ifran, Maghrawa, Almoravid, Hammadid, Almohad, Merinid, Abdalwadid, Wattasid , Meknassa and Hafsid dynasties.

    V E R S I O N

    V1.0 - Release
    V1.1 - Change from .scx to cpx. format
    V1.2 - Include missing sound files
  • AuthorComments & Reviews   ( All | Comments Only | Reviews Only )
    Possidon
    Official Reviewer
    It looks nice. Good design but it could have a bit more in it for the contest. There is really just a bandit camp[, nothing else is really there except alot of jungle.
    Fanica
    File Author
    First 40 downloaders should redownload .
    TheLaughingMule Very nice presentation.
    Fanica
    File Author
    Thanks , but every beautifully-colored mushroom is a poisoned one .
    Watson Very nice. It looks better in-game than on the minimap.
    Cataphract887
    Official Reviewer
    Rating
    2.5
    "North-West Africa" made a strange first impression with its heavy usage of jungle and bamboo alongside much desert terrain, not something you expect out of a North Africa map. The map did have a pleasant feel to it though it was quite small and little more than a path which crossed a river, through a town, and back over the horizon again. There was a mining camp with the commonly seen cave entrance which looked reasonable enough. The main village looked the part, although some building combinations seemed slightly odd to me with a house floating over a market corner and some walls obstructing the stables. Just adjacent to that is yet another house whose stairwell imposed over another house's stairwell. It makes one wonder if the author wouldn't be better served just sticking with conventional placing techniques. There are plenty of other little detailing issues like exposed broken cliff diagonals which detract somewhat from the quality.

    The maps terrain gave quite a splotchy, messy appearance from the opening scene. A broken cobble road gave the impression of being a field of randomly placed cobble, one with a tree growing through it, and the forest on the whole had many trees placed from the terrain tool alongside seemingly some gaia placed trees. The effect was to create many splotches of leaf terrain mixed with desert which looked a bit odd at times. There were too many deer and the like placed on the map which created white outlines, and a heavy usage of gaia sand mountains placed rather haphazardly about the entire map. The entire map was the opening terrain repeated in all areas, somewhat underwhelming for such a small map size.

    In summary "North-West Africa" was a reasonably decent looking affair.

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    Rating
    2.5
    Statistics
    Downloads:600
    Favorites: [Who?]1
    Size:835.07 KB
    Added:04/12/10
    Updated:05/18/10