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2014 May 26 12:38 PM

Enhanced Dwarf-Land map

Scott of Huge Ruined Pile nuked his blog again today, as he is want to do from time to time. I expect we’ll see him again eventually.

When working on his Dwarf-Land setting, Scott commissioned the great Russ Nicholson to do a wonderful map. Unfortunately, the scan was a lossy JPG of limited resolution. I tried to enhance it at the time, but didn’t do the best possible job. Today, I went back and created a new enchanced Dwarf-Land map (6MB). It’s a 600dpi lossless PNG carefully converted to 1-bit color for sharp printing. I printed some sample details, and it looks damn good. If you’re inclined to print a big version of the map (24” x 36”), I recommend you use the new enhanced file. Short of a better scan of the original, this is about as good as it will get.

Dwarf-Land logo

P.S. — If anyone is really desperate for the blog content, I did a PDF print and a wget. I’ll put up a tarball if there’s sufficient demand.


5 comments:

Michael Moscrip, May 26, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Thanks Paul, much appreciated!

dragolite, May 26, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Link isn’t working for me.

Paul Gorman, May 26, 2014 at 8:14 PM

I don’t know what to tell you, dragolite. I just tested it. The link works. Try again?

Restless, May 27, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Depending on your browser, it can come up broken if you try to view it in a browser window. It does for me in Firefox, but I can save the file it and view it in other apps fine.

Paul Gorman, May 27, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Weird. Firefox and Chrome work fine for me. IE starts to render the image, then fails. Some bug reports indicate that older versions of Firefox have a bug rendering large PNG’s too.

Best to right click and Save Link As….

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