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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #285 on: January 07, 2017, 09:05:51 am »
Moved the river.



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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #286 on: January 07, 2017, 09:49:38 pm »
So anything else we should be working on right now?  Planning or anything?  The only ideas I have so far are for tribal cultural stuff and animal domestication.
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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #287 on: January 08, 2017, 08:21:12 am »
I hope we end up with a landmass like this:



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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #288 on: January 08, 2017, 11:49:23 am »
The new map looks good!

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #289 on: January 08, 2017, 12:01:31 pm »
Dibs on Kurfurstentum Hessen.
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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #290 on: January 09, 2017, 02:23:39 pm »
Just letting you know that all your rivers are backwards and will have to be redone. I can explain in a much detail as you want as to why. if desired.

Sorry for not saying anything earlier, but I was away all weekend, so I couldn't be here until now.

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #291 on: January 09, 2017, 06:04:29 pm »
Nah that's cool. Explain why though.

I thought I did everything right with the spin and the equator and whatnot. But doing everything backwards is a very common mistake I make, so I'm not surprised I messed it up that way. :-[
« Last Edit: January 09, 2017, 06:38:50 pm by PatMan33 »

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #292 on: January 10, 2017, 08:40:20 am »
I'm guessing it's because rivers branch out away from their mouths and converge downstream, while some of these rivers have one tributary with multiple estuaries.

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #293 on: January 10, 2017, 03:05:12 pm »
Now that's a cool map!

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #294 on: January 10, 2017, 05:29:05 pm »
Yes, rivers nearly always converge as they flow toward their destination, not diverge, as you can see in that wonderful map Brandon posted. Think about it like this: if a river splits than one split is going to inevitably flow faster than the other. Over time, erosion will create a positive feedback loop that causes a higher and higher percentage of the flow to favor one split over the other, eventually ceasing to flow in the other direction entirely. One notable exception are river deltas. But River deltas are constantly changing do to their flat, sediment-rich topology.

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #295 on: January 21, 2017, 07:02:58 am »

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #296 on: January 21, 2017, 07:48:09 am »
Hmm, looking at the biome map closer, it seems the "desert" areas are exactly where the elevation changes to 1,000m and above. Also, it seems this region is oright on the equator, which makes it less likely to have a desert anyway. Here's a detailed article on how and where deserts form: https://www.quora.com/Why-are-most-deserts-located-away-from-the-equator. There is a great image about halfway through the article showing deserts versus the circles of latitude.

As for the rivers, they look much better! The only things off now is having more than one river drain the same lake (think of the lake as an extension of the river). And because of the aforementioned desert thingy, all the rivers start in the desert, which of course makes no sense, but I think that's the fault of the biome map.

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #297 on: January 21, 2017, 08:02:02 am »
Oh, that's desert? I thought those jaggedy things were mountains.
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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #298 on: January 21, 2017, 08:21:08 am »
Maybe I misinterpreted the color. If that's the case then the probably shouldn't show up on the biome map at all.

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #299 on: January 21, 2017, 12:15:59 pm »
Yeah those are mountains or at least the only available regions of higher elevation on this landmass. I didn't turn that layer off so that I had something to work with as a base.

They told me a lot of rivers started at higher elevations in mountains, so I made a lot of the rivers start there. The explicit details of the source and its location within the mountains is workable, I figured we can hit that stuff with local maps and then reintroduce that to the final map later on.

Will fix up the issues with the lakes ASAP.