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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #240 on: December 19, 2016, 04:41:51 pm »
TO add to that, don't forget that the axial tilt is identical to Earth's! (Exact measurement: 23.4392811) But obviously you can round to the nearest pixel. :P

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #241 on: December 19, 2016, 05:44:12 pm »
Took a rough swing at currents based on vent location.


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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #242 on: December 19, 2016, 05:52:17 pm »
Too much cold currents in the equatorial regions.

Also what was wrong with mine. It seems to be just like the stuff Brandonzz posted.


Blue = Cold Current
Pink = Warm Current

Your middle ocean has too much cold water. Why would it have cool water at the equator? I can understand your vent over in the SW corner heating up the cold currents but not cold currents at the equator.
« Last Edit: December 19, 2016, 05:55:58 pm by Hydromancerx »

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #243 on: December 19, 2016, 05:54:57 pm »
Nothing, I'm trying to spur discussion. :)

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #244 on: December 19, 2016, 06:13:48 pm »


You can see how much warm currents there are at the equator. And if there is cold currents its because its being pushed there fro one of the poles. Such as the western coasts of North and South America or western Africa.

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #245 on: December 19, 2016, 06:20:35 pm »
The only thing wrong with yours, Hydro, is the incorrect axial tilt.

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #246 on: December 19, 2016, 06:33:11 pm »
Hydro, can you fix the axial tilt issue (I don't know what that is, I'm trusting Ovi here) because if so I don't see why we can't use your map. :D

Do you think you'd be able to add something like a "jet stream" as well? Maybe in a separate, somewhat see-through color?

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #247 on: December 19, 2016, 06:53:57 pm »
A planet with the same axial tilt as Earth would have circles of latitude in these locations:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:World_map_with_major_latitude_circles.svg

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #248 on: December 19, 2016, 07:05:19 pm »
I honestly didn't see anything wrong with Hydro's. Maybe one of Tesla's links will make it agreeable to you nerds.

In fact, looking at it in retrospect, I more or less did use the same currents as him in making the biomes.

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #249 on: December 19, 2016, 07:09:03 pm »
It's literally just the circles of latitude that I have an issue with:




The black lines in Hydro's vs the Red lines on the Earth map.

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #250 on: December 19, 2016, 07:10:01 pm »
Riiiight. Nah I get you, Ovi. That makes sense.

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #251 on: December 19, 2016, 07:11:38 pm »
I also didn't pick up on that...

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #252 on: December 19, 2016, 07:13:57 pm »
Right, so we'll go with Hydro's currents map with Ovi's fixes on the circles. That issue is more or less closed, I don't think Hydro is gonna have a huge issue with the small change. But if you do, Hydro, let us know.

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #253 on: December 19, 2016, 08:35:54 pm »
The only thing wrong with yours, Hydro, is the incorrect axial tilt.

Tilt or not the equator is still the equator. Having cold current at the equator is not right.

Hydro, can you fix the axial tilt issue (I don't know what that is, I'm trusting Ovi here) because if so I don't see why we can't use your map. :D

Do you think you'd be able to add something like a "jet stream" as well? Maybe in a separate, somewhat see-through color?

My currents are still generally accurate. The main thing I base them on is the equator and the poles. The rest of the lines are only important for biome placement. And since I did not place biomes they should be ok.

Just move the latitude lines and maybe  lines and maybe make the north and south polar currents shorter.
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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #254 on: December 19, 2016, 08:46:40 pm »
Alright, here you go!

http://imgur.com/a/dCHAS

This first map shows the plate boundaries and the fault types. Red = convergent, blue = transverse, green = divergent. The second map is just the raw elevation. On land, the contours are each 1,000m in elevation. The highest elevations on the map top 9,000m. This map also shows continental shelves and trenches. Since they aren't as important for the game, they are not as detailed. I didn't add any below sea level areas because that's partially affected by the biomes, though I do have a layer in the file to add them if needed.

https://gofile.io/?c=EvTOcS

And that's the download for the GIMP file should you want to look at all the layers and what not.

I tried to make this into a grayscale map for SC4 but its totally opposite. Too bad. It would have made for an awesome Sim City 4 regional map.