Re: [nbos] [FM8] Much improved Vintyri fills available
"Mike Oliver"
Wed Oct 14th, 2009
Mark's a generous and helpful guy - as I've discovered to my enormous
benefit over the past few years. This is a typical example of his
generosity and I would recommend everyone to take advantage as soon as
possible. Thanks, Mark.

Cheers,

Mike
www.warmodelling.co.uk
www.cartography-services.co.uk
-----Original Message-----
From: nbossoftware-bounces-at-nbos.com
[mailto:nbossoftware-bounces-at-nbos.com] On Behalf Of Doug Jessee
Sent: 13 October 2009 22:21
To: mark.oliva-at-steigerwaldedv.de; nbossoftware-at-nbos.com
Subject: Re: [nbos] [FM8] Much improved Vintyri fills available

Thanks so much for doing this and sharing!

-Doug Jessee


On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 2:17 PM, Mark Oliva
<mark.oliva-at-steigerwaldedv.de> 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:

http://www.vintyri.com

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: http://www.vintyri.com <http://www.vintyri.com>
E-Mail: info-at-vintyri.com <mailto:info-at-vintyri.com>

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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(This information is required by German law.)



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