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How can i make my map size smaller: 12/13/2015 15:01:53

MRSKILL45
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Hi, im making my own map, then i tryed to make a test with 300 territorys and it means its too big, because its already 5 mega bytes large.

Here is a picture of it:
[URL=http://www.directupload.net][/URL]

Edited 12/13/2015 15:02:40
How can i make my map size smaller: 12/13/2015 15:26:47


Belgian Gentleman
Level 55
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You might want to try this site out: https://petercollingridge.appspot.com/svg-editor

I would reccommend it because it once helped me to reduce the World Diplomacy Huge map from 2.5k to 1.7k so I could upload it on WarLight. It greatly worked!
How can i make my map size smaller: 12/13/2015 16:27:28


Bane 
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really? cool!

size has prevented me from completing a few maps. i should check this out too
How can i make my map size smaller: 12/13/2015 16:32:42

MRSKILL45
Level 48
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I already tryed this site and its like a joke, because it only reduce the size for 0,X mega byte, but i will have a map with around 30 mega bytes at the end if i will have added all territorys 2000~. So it cant be the solution how others made maps with that much territorys without to have to much mega bytes.

Really noone of you know how they do that? Anyone of you already made a map with +300 territorys?
How can i make my map size smaller: 12/13/2015 16:37:13


Bane 
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how are you making your curves?

its been awhile since ive been in inkscape, but ive definitely made maps bigger than that
How can i make my map size smaller: 12/13/2015 16:47:20

MRSKILL45
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With the pencil. "freehand line"

Edited 12/13/2015 16:48:20
How can i make my map size smaller: 12/13/2015 17:07:28


Bane 
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use the pen tool. all those points eat at your memory
How can i make my map size smaller: 12/13/2015 17:50:53

MRSKILL45
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Nice thing you said. I used the other ways to draw also the buttons which looks like pens but they draw double lines or curves together with straigt lines i cant draw how i want it.

Furthermore i can reduce the points by press strg and L, but this way i can only reduce the map size by 4 mega bytes back to 1,5. But if i continue and finish my map with 2000 territorys then i will have 9 mega bytes this way.

Edited 12/13/2015 17:51:44
How can i make my map size smaller: 12/13/2015 18:44:21


Imperator
Level 53
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Try doing File-->Save As and select Plain SVG instead of Inkscape SVG in the bottom-right corner right above the save button..
How can i make my map size smaller: 12/13/2015 18:57:42

MRSKILL45
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I dont know what you mean with "in the bottom-right corner right above the save button" but i saved it now as normal svg file and it didnt change much (0,0~ mb)
How can i make my map size smaller: 12/13/2015 19:07:42


Bane 
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check some of my maps (my profile links them) i drew all them with the pen tool, you can make any curve you want, and it wont have that jittery look up close like when you use the pencil tool. most of my maps dont go anywhere near 2k
How can i make my map size smaller: 12/13/2015 19:17:22


Belgian Gentleman
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Can you send me the svg so I could edit the script to optimize the size? http://imgh.us seems a good site to share svg's.
How can i make my map size smaller: 12/13/2015 19:23:36

MRSKILL45
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If i use the pen under the pencil, it draws most time lines and sometimes it draws hardly controlable curves. And the other pen draws 2 lines at once next together.

Is there a other pen next to these 2? Or is it possible to change their drawstyle with any option?

Belgian i already tryed a optimizer and it changed nearly nothing.

Could it be, that there is a way to draw territorys like on a paper? I would first draw the whole continent outline only, and then i could draw the territorys on this big object.

Edited 12/13/2015 19:50:42
How can i make my map size smaller: 12/13/2015 20:37:34


MrOobling
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This might help:
https://www.warlight.net/Forum/10806-easy-tutorial-making-clean-map-borders

Also, the pen which draw straight lines is by far the best tool to use.

Edited 12/13/2015 20:50:41
How can i make my map size smaller: 12/13/2015 21:00:04


Bane 
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the first pen, best pen
How can i make my map size smaller: 12/13/2015 21:02:40


Alexander the Great
Level 53
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Simple select object then Ctrl L as much as you can afford for each object. I'm working on a 3200 territory map, and I am managing under 2.0 megabytes.
How can i make my map size smaller: 12/13/2015 21:13:36

MRSKILL45
Level 48
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I tryed it but anyhow it happened nothing. This explaination sucks very hard by the way. Bad names, terms and bad pictures. Furthermore they let it looks like as a side thing for anything that ppl make their first big map will make it wrong and can put it into the rycle bin. Great way to harass people. It is treated as esoteric knowledge, because it is.

Read what i have written before Alexander, i already did that and its far away to be enough.

Edited 12/13/2015 21:14:51
How can i make my map size smaller: 12/13/2015 21:47:05


Kain
Level 57
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something must be wrong in my opinion - even witout reducing the number of nodes (ctrl-L) this map should not have been 5mb in size... how did you paint all taht lines - was there a real map in the bottom (in the form of bitmap?) - maybe it is still there hidden behind background or moved to layer which was set not to be visible?
How can i make my map size smaller: 12/13/2015 21:49:07


Alexander the Great
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I missed that in my original skim because ctrl is written in German. strg is the apparently the german word for ctrl.

I'm not sure why it is so big. Can you post the file?
How can i make my map size smaller: 12/13/2015 22:07:36


Kain
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@Belgian Gentleman - your program is a miracle!!! It decreased size of my Polandball map from 2 to 1.2 mb's using "conservative" option only!!!! Now I can pack this map with even more unnescessary graphic stuf!!!
How can i make my map size smaller: 12/13/2015 22:07:40


Cacao
Level 55
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You really can't really permanently make it smaller.

Although you can douse it in cold water and it will shrink temporarily.
How can i make my map size smaller: 12/13/2015 22:19:29


Belgian Gentleman
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np Kain. I'm always there to help.
How can i make my map size smaller: 12/13/2015 22:26:43


Min34 
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Is there a picture or map of some sorts in the file?
How can i make my map size smaller: 12/13/2015 22:57:17


Kain
Level 57
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already asked that :D - this may be certainly the clue for this mystery...

Edited 12/13/2015 22:57:56
How can i make my map size smaller: 12/14/2015 14:06:39


Kain
Level 57
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MRSkill - ????
How can i make my map size smaller: 12/15/2015 13:44:07


Gallien
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1. Use straight lines if possible.
2. All your territories have space between them. Are you drawing them one by one separately? Isn't it much easier to draw the continent first and then cut it into different pieces?
3. Sometimes using the "simplify" button in the Path menu (Pfad in german)is possible. Though sometimes it makes the borders too simplified and ugly.

Edited 12/15/2015 13:46:42
How can i make my map size smaller: 12/16/2015 04:11:45

MRSKILL45
Level 48
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No there is no picture in the file and i already added pictures into Inskape and its pretty small all the time.

I already explained that the explainations how to draw the territorys are shit like hell, so i couldnt know it. Im sure the makers of editors dont really want you making a own good map.
How can i make my map size smaller: 12/16/2015 16:55:34


MrOobling
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Rather than dismissing everyone, saying they are rubbish and unhelpful or exclaiming that they don't make any sense, perhaps you should actually listen to what we are recommending. You know, you aren't the master at everything.
There is no reason that 'makers of editors' would want you to not be able to make a good map. There is no economic or social benefit to having better maps than everyone else.
Also, your comments don't make any sense- what is 'No there is no picture in the file and i already added pictures into Inskape and its pretty small all the time' meant to mean? You literally contradicted yourself and everyone else by that one sentence.
How can i make my map size smaller: 12/16/2015 17:05:15


Imperator
Level 53
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I'm pretty sure this guy must be a troll; According to him, he's doing absolutely everything as right as you possibly can, and It's just that The Makers of warlight and inkscape are conspiring against him since they don't want him to be able to make a good map.
How can i make my map size smaller: 12/16/2015 17:28:46


Kain
Level 57
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He was not a troll - he sent me his SVG and I chcked it - ctrl+L was an issue as most here suggested from the very beginning....
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