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Subject: [Freeciv] Re: question: CivII like tileset for FreeCiv
From: Bobby D Bryant <bdbryant@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 10:35:48 -0500

Marco Tarini wrote:

> In case you are curious, this is the reason why I need it:
> a friend of mine has some sight problems, and while he is used
> to recognize every pixel of the original CivII graphics, he finds very hard
> to see things clearly on any other graphics (I think we tried them all).

Did you try the large Engels tileset?  I find them easiest on the eyes.

> (PS: I understand there can be problems of the legal sort in distributing
> such a tile-set too widely)

I suspect it would be a copyright violation to distribute it _at_all_, or even
to use it yourself if you don't own the original game.

But Marco's question brings up an interesting idea.  Is anyone interested in
creating a "symbolic" tileset, one that uses readily distinguished symbols
rather than pictures?  It might even be easier to create, since it would
presumably consist of geometric shapes rather than hand-drawn shapes.

If anyone does that, I would suggest a 45x45 design size for exactly the
situation Marco describes, though some people might prefer symbols to pictures
even at the smaller sizes.  (Lots of wargames let you select between pictures
and semi-standard military iconography -- though I'm not necessarily
suggesting that iconography for this application.)

Bobby Bryant
Austin, Texas

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