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Dink Smallwood Worldmap

July 20th 2009, 10:20 AM
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Demian
Peasant Male Finland
Hocus Pocus! 
I'm currently working on a worldmap for Dink Smallwood. Before I continue, I'm asking you, should I finish it? Below is a preview (6600x2800 pixels) of Stonebrook, GoodHeart Castle, Terris and a little bit of Windemere.
It took me about 2 hours to make this, with Photoshop and DinkEdit. Eventually this will be a Google Map like interactive map, with markers and stuff like that.

http://www.dataorb.net/random/images/Dink_Smallwood_Worldmap_Preview.jpg
I noticed a rather interesting graphical error in Terris. The big house with lots of stores has one screen that doesn't fit perfectly, you'll see it if you look closely. I can assure you that I redid that part three times with the same results, it's not my error.

Map progress: 100%
Size: 19200 pixels wide - 9600 pixels high (In layman's terms: pretty friking enormous)
Worktime: 10 hours

Dink Smallwood Worldmap - PNG - 135mb
Dink Smallwood Worldmap - RAR - 133mb
Dink Smallwood Worldmap - ZIP - 134mb
Dink Smallwood Worldmap @ Dink Network
July 20th 2009, 10:57 AM
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scratcher
Bard Male Finland bloop
cigarette bonca 
If you at all feel like it, I think this is a neat project. You can see several screens at once and scroll around in WinDinkedit, however, I'm not sure taking screenshots and combining them into one would be much easier with it. It's worth checking out though.

The big house with lots of stores has one screen that doesn't fit perfectly

Yeah, there are probably a few more errors like that in the entire game.
July 20th 2009, 12:41 PM
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Demian
Peasant Male Finland
Hocus Pocus! 
Great thanks scratcher! I've already made huge progress using the WinDinkEdit Plus and SnagIt 9. At this rate, the map will be done under a week!
July 20th 2009, 12:44 PM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
There are hell of a lot of map errors in the original game.
July 20th 2009, 02:56 PM
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pillbug
Peasant Male United States xbox steam
Love! True love! 
Yeah, like the trees in the Northwest corner.
July 21st 2009, 04:42 AM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
I think the cliff/mountain that separates other places from the edge of the world is the biggest mapping error.
July 21st 2009, 05:41 AM
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Demian
Peasant Male Finland
Hocus Pocus! 
I don't know whether you can call them mapping errors, not all of them. Because you can't notice them in game, only by using DinkEdit. Since you move in game from screen to another, there's no need to make it perfect. Also, the final version of the worldmap will be done and released today. Later, I will make interactive and add dungeons.
July 21st 2009, 08:04 AM
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Kyle
Peasant Male Belgium
 
Adding the hidden items and quests on it would be a big plus Great job with it^^
July 21st 2009, 09:19 AM
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Demian
Peasant Male Finland
Hocus Pocus! 
That's the idea. Though there's no way I can do all that by myself, so I'll see if there's a way for users to add markers to the map. Currently the map is 99% done, I'm only adding finishing touches. Image version of the map will be released within six hours. Also, any information regarding how to use the Google Maps Api v3 is appreciated. Since it appears to be the only way to make the map interactive, I've tried MapLib.net but the map is way too big for it.
July 21st 2009, 01:15 PM
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Drink
Peasant Male Chile
Don't drink 
Ha, amazing idea. Looks good. Sure took you a lot of work.

However, will it have practical use?
July 21st 2009, 01:49 PM
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Quiztis
Peasant Male Sweden steam bloop
Life? What's that? Can I download it?! 
New wallpaper for your room, the kitchen... etc. etc.
July 21st 2009, 06:57 PM
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Demian
Peasant Male Finland
Hocus Pocus! 
PNG version released!
http://dink.dataorb.net/dink_smallwood_worldmap.png
I still have some problems with the JPG version, but I'll have it released tomorrow.
July 21st 2009, 07:26 PM
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GlennGlenn
Peasant Male Norway steam
GlennGlenn doesn't want a custom title. 
New wallpaper for your room, the kitchen... etc. etc.

Laughing out loud, next time I'm getting a new room, the room panel will be the Dink map. I can already see it in my head.
July 21st 2009, 08:09 PM
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scratcher
Bard Male Finland bloop
cigarette bonca 
Epic stuff. And I'm not just talking about the dimensions, though it's broswer-defyingly big. Internet Explorer doesn't even try to open it. Firefox stops halfway through. Currently attempting with Opera.

By the way, you can use link tags on this forum (as well as italics and bold, and the recently added code tags).

< a href="http://talporn.com">It's just an innocent link about a fun game, please click< /a>

http://dink.dataorb.net/dink_smallwood_worldmap.png
July 21st 2009, 08:31 PM
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pillbug
Peasant Male United States xbox steam
Love! True love! 
'Cannot display image, contains errors'

Did anyone else have this problem? I really want to see it.
July 21st 2009, 08:46 PM
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scratcher
Bard Male Finland bloop
cigarette bonca 
Yeah, I got that error when I tried to re-open the image after it wouldn't display fully the first time. I eventually managed to open it with Opera. Probably a better method is to right-click the link in my post, and select "save target as" to download it straight on disk. It's 116 MBs!
July 21st 2009, 10:26 PM
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Christiaan
Bard Netherlands xbox
Lazy bum 
This is a great piece of work. Why don't you submit it here to the Dink Network? Then people can review it, vote for it, etc.

I think it would be a very welcome addition!
July 22nd 2009, 05:28 AM
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Demian
Peasant Male Finland
Hocus Pocus! 
Currently I'm doing a tiny update to the map (copyrights) and releasing a zip and rar version of it too. Also, it appears that I can't make a jpg version of the map, it's too big and won't display correctly. (When I try to save a high quality jpg version of the map, Photoshop throws me an error telling me that I have too little RAM. =D I have 4gb RAM..)
July 22nd 2009, 09:40 AM
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Demian
Peasant Male Finland
Hocus Pocus! 
Alright then, copyrights added, rar and zip versions of the map released. Now for the interactive map! I still need info on how to use the Google Maps API v3, without it, there'll be no interactive map.
July 22nd 2009, 12:28 PM
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Christiaan
Bard Netherlands xbox
Lazy bum 
Do you mind if I upload the file to the Dink Network? Even better if you did yourself, so if you want, go ahead.
July 22nd 2009, 02:02 PM
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Demian
Peasant Male Finland
Hocus Pocus! 
Should I submit it to Graphics, Miscellaneous or Fan Work?
July 22nd 2009, 02:31 PM
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Kyle
Peasant Male Belgium
 
Sounds like a miscellaneous file to me
July 22nd 2009, 04:03 PM
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Demian
Peasant Male Finland
Hocus Pocus! 
Hmm.. I'll need to make a different version for releasing the file in Dink Network. Since the current one is designed to be used with the interactive version. The Dink Network version will have complete map of every area of the game, excluding house interiors. I will release it in two days.
July 23rd 2009, 09:31 PM
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Ferk
Peasant Spain
 
This is really cool!

"There are hell of a lot of map errors in the original game."

I'm wondering.. couldn't this errors be fixed? or is it not worth it?
I believe that the map was also freely licensed, probably Seth will be pleased if the community fixed the errors in the map to improve it, as v1.08 was to the engine.

In some places the only thing that seems to be missing is trees in the upper screen, perhaps it's not that hard to fix, or is it?
July 26th 2009, 01:41 AM
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Demian
Peasant Male Finland
Hocus Pocus! 
Currently I've lost pretty much all my interest on Dink, so you gotta bare with the current map for a while. So I'll submit this to the files. Expect an update within two weeks.
July 27th 2009, 09:41 AM
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Christiaan
Bard Netherlands xbox
Lazy bum 
Hey, the file you submitted was 0.0kb somehow, so it didn't get uploaded. Please try submitting the file again.
July 27th 2009, 12:03 PM
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Demian
Peasant Male Finland
Hocus Pocus! 
Because the file is too darn big. I waited for 4 hours for it to upload and then got tired of and send a link to the file to admin. The file is even too big to be sent with Gmail! Now admin rejected the file and I'm too lazy to write the description again so screw it. Just use the links I provided in the first post.
July 27th 2009, 12:27 PM
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Christiaan
Bard Netherlands xbox
Lazy bum 
I'll try to upload a smaller version myself.

And we didn't reject the file, the file wasn't uploaded correctly, it was 0.0kb.
July 27th 2009, 03:07 PM
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Christiaan
Bard Netherlands xbox
Lazy bum 
I now see the Dink Network has a 50mb file limit. It is impossible to upload your file. I tried reducing the size in MSPaint but my PC didn't have enough memory (I have 4GB RAM)
July 27th 2009, 05:06 PM
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schnapper
Peasant Male Heard Island And Mcdonald Islands
Let us save our effort and just lie down and die. 
can't do it it in parts?
July 28th 2009, 02:45 AM
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Demian
Peasant Male Finland
Hocus Pocus! 
Meh, fine. Just for you shall re-release it and write that darn description again. I will release it without the file and will send it with email to admin. "You can upload a file now, or e-mail it to a staff member later."
Edit: "A file with a similar title already exists." Some admin please delete the earlier version! Right now I can't really do anything until the earlier version is deleted.
Edit2: Never mind, I made a new v1.1 version of earlier one, now it works nicely.
July 28th 2009, 07:17 AM
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Christiaan
Bard Netherlands xbox
Lazy bum 
I tried uploading it myself yesterday, but I got a message the file was too big.

The file cannot be uploaded, because there is a 50MB file limit at the Dink Network. I want to upload it, but the system prevents it: the file is 0.0kb again.

Also, the file descriptions are not lost, so you don't have to write another description.
July 28th 2009, 10:18 AM
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ExDeathEvn
Peasant Male New Zealand xbox steam
Don't look at me, I'm a ghost 
Try uploading it in a compressed file, maybe that'll decrease the size enough for it to pass the 50mb limit.

I'd hate for someone to make a 400mb Dmod lol... Network wouldn't like that
August 5th 2009, 08:50 AM
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Demian
Peasant Male Finland
Hocus Pocus! 
Here it finally is! The complete Dink Smallwood Worldmap! Now it includes every single area of the game except house interiors, few unused screens, the area where you battle with Seth and the Goodheart Castle interior. Still shall be the last update for the map. Some of you might have read that I've been talking about an interactive version of the map, you can forget that. I don't have the time, skills or interest to make it. I have completely lost my interest in Dink Smallwood, but if Dink Smallwood 2 is ever released I might consider making the interactive version and maybe a map of Dink Smallwood 2! The map size is now 19200 pixels wide and 9600 pixels high.

This shall be my last post here at Dink Network. Now I shall disappear from the world of Dink Smallwood and maybe come back if Dink Smallwood 2 is released. Farewell Dinkers and have fun! Hocus Pocus! *woosh*
August 6th 2009, 02:42 AM
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schnapper
Peasant Male Heard Island And Mcdonald Islands
Let us save our effort and just lie down and die. 
chicken salt!!
August 6th 2009, 03:56 AM
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ExDeathEvn
Peasant Male New Zealand xbox steam
Don't look at me, I'm a ghost 
Always put salt in your eyes
June 12th 2015, 10:28 AM
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It turns out that someone (Demian?) eventually did create an interactive google maps version of this:

http://www.oldgames.sk/docs/dink-smallwood/