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The HyperSpace Map of Now and Forever ( *spoiler city!* )
« on: September 30, 2005, 08:45:11 pm »

Been working on this on and off for the past week or so... Huge Hyperspace map of Everything - stars, constellations, spheres of influence, QuasiSpace portals, Rainbow Worlds, homeworlds, and all the places you'd need to visit.

Of course, all of this info has been available in other maps since forever - but I wanted to combine all of it in a single, high-resolution, good-looking map (something in the same visual style as the printed map that came with the original SC2).  Part of the idea is that - if you have the means to do so - you could print it (at 150-200 DPI), and get quite a nice-looking poster. Wink

Click here to get the full map (3200x4258 .png, 2.4mb)

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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2005, 09:05:50 pm »

Wow.  Shocked Now that map looks great. (it is also the first one I have seen by the way). It has everything, stars, names, races and so on. The only thing that might be lacking is that it doesn't  show the movements of the sphere of influences that sometimes appear, but that would be hard to implement anyway and you can always check up on the current situation using the ingame map. Great work. This will really cut down on my star searching. I will have to watch out that I don't accidentally read the artefact list. I say it again, this thing is brilliant.
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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2005, 09:34:37 pm »

An all in one map with great detail. I'm lovin' it.
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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2005, 09:58:50 pm »

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Great map. Delete some of the information stuff, and you'll have yourself a map to give to the developers to freely distribute with UQM... Hmm.. wait.. not that anyone would use it, I guess... Ohwell.. Great map, still! The best map, if you don't mind spoilers!
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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2005, 10:46:19 pm »

Thanks for the comments.

Megagun: Actually, this is not a bad idea - I can simply delete the info layers, remove the SC2 logo, and use the spheres of influence from the original map that came in the SC2 box... then UQM could have it included with the game distribution. UQM team - if you're interested, drop me a PM!

As for this "spoiler" version of the map, I was going to try including mineral & bio info for each system, too... any ideas on how to do that?  I thought about having two little bars or pie-chart icons next to each system, but they'd have to be really small (even on a 150 DPI printout) or it'd clutter up the map beyond comprehension....
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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2005, 11:26:21 pm »

Since gathering RUs is really a relatively small part of the
game and with the rainbow worlds marked, collecting
bios isn't really required any more. I'd say leave them out.
Having a nice, clear map like this is, I think, better than
a cluttered one with RU data.
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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2005, 01:30:11 am »

Very nice looking!

It seems the orange supergiant (in hte table) has lost a bit of the edge due to movement.
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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2005, 02:47:36 am »

Very nice looking!

It seems the orange supergiant (in hte table) has lost a bit of the edge due to movement.

Thank you. Very perceptive!
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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2005, 04:08:12 am »

great job vilerancour! this is a definite download for me. going to add it to my sc collection. wow, just wow! Grin
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Re: The HyperSpace Map of Now and Forever ( *spoiler city!* )
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2005, 07:04:01 pm »

This may be the prettiest map I've seen so far.

And I think it would be nice to include a spoiler-free version of this map with UQM.

Edit: note that I haven't discussed this with the others yet
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Re: The HyperSpace Map of Now and Forever ( *spoiler city!* )
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2005, 09:19:47 pm »

Yes...  Good work.   I downloaded it and printed it out on a single peice of photo paper.  I can still make out the small print pretty well.  I probably need to replace my black ink cartridge now.
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« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2005, 10:28:01 pm »

Ben1, if you want a printable, ink-friendly map, go here: http://dynamic.gamespy.com/~starcontrol/forum/index.php?topic=933.0

(there are actually TWO versions of it, one clean and classic, one not so clean, but with more info)
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Re: The HyperSpace Map of Now and Forever ( *spoiler city!* )
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2005, 12:14:55 am »

This may be the prettiest map I've seen so far.

And I think it would be nice to include a spoiler-free version of this map with UQM.

Edit: note that I haven't discussed this with the others yet


Nice -- in case they're interested as well, I'm up for it. Smiley
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"Space is not large and it is not small. It does not live and it does not die. It does not offer truth and neither does it lie.
"Space is a remorseless, senseless, impersonal fact."
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