Re: [nbos] [FM8] Much improved Vintyri fills available
Doug Jessee
Tue Oct 13th, 2009
Thanks so much for doing this and sharing!

-Doug Jessee

On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 2:17 PM, Mark Oliva <>wrote:

> As the first freezing temperatures approach here in Northern Bavaria, our
> project group has given up on extending the summer vacation farther and is
> back at work producing cartographic and RPG material. Our first new free
> and open release is a new Version 2.0 of the Vintyri (TM) Textures & Fills.
> This is a substantially improved follow-up to the sets of overland and
> settlement raster fills for FM8 which were offered here first as a Dungeons
> Daring (TM) and later as an expanded Vintyri set of fills. Version 2.0
> replaces the Dungeons Daring fills and the Vintyri Fills & Textures in
> Versions 1.0 and 1.1. It extends the set with a few new fills, but above
> all, it presents the original fills in much improved quality. The seed
> graphics for the original fills were digital photos made by our group and
> public domain photos from governmental agencies. After a lot of
> manipulation with GIMP, we had turned them into serviceable albeit somewhat
> less than perfect fills. Recently, Carl Nielsen of our project group redid
> almost all of the fills, this time running the GIMP-manipulated graphics
> through a program that only recently came to our attention called
> ImageSynth
> (R), which makes excellent tiles for mapping. This new version eliminates
> the tiling patterns and the problematical redundancy that were in the
> earlier fills, so that they now will spread smoothly across your FM8 maps.
> This new and considerably improved release includes 80 fills in the
> overland
> category, 14 in the settlements category and 11 in the structures category.
> In the main overland group there are, among many other things, fills for
> grasslands, mountains, deserts, prairies, swamps, tundra, snow-covered
> terrain, waterways, etc. A 20-page PDF - also free and open - accompanies
> the new release. It includes color catalogs for all of the new fills. The
> remaining material is identical to that in the PDF for Versions 1.0 and
> 1.1.
> The PDF also includes installation instructions. You can download the
> fills
> and the PDF free at:
> Please note: Installing the new version will not delete the old fills. If
> you want only the new fills, erase the old folders Vintyri Overland,
> Vintyri
> Settlements and Vintyri Structures first. If you want both sets, we
> suggest
> that you rename these three older folders before installing the new fills.
> That will help you avoid a lot of confusion later.
> Mark Oliva
> Webmaster, the Vintyri Project (TM)
> Internet: <>
> E-Mail: <>
> Am Hasenloehle 12
> 91481 Altershausen, Germany
> Tel.: +49 9166 99 54 10
> Oliva Steigerwald EDV Verlag
> Inh. Gerdi Oliva
> USt-IdNr.: DE133935450
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