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einstein13
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Posted at: 2014-12-07, 19:39
The idea is to create extra place for maps. Package of maps. Extra maps which quality is better than other maps.

Why I'm thinking about it?
There is a "maps" part in the Widelands Homepage menu, but when you enter there, you can see only some of the maps. Some of them are quite good, other needs to be improved. Some of them are just tests. If you want to find exact map, you are opening even 10 pages till you find the exact map you were looking for (try to find clavission map: https://wl.widelands.org/maps/calvisson/)
Most of the maps are not connected to the release or dev version. Also it is good to test seafaring on new maps.

I was installing Widelands on new computer and it is hard to remember all the maps I used to play. Also current web browsers don't ask you where do you want to save the file (IE probably does, but Firefox doesn't). Every time I have to open one folder, then second, copy- paste- delete files. It is quite lots of work.

My idea is to create a package that you can download easily and you do only one copy-paste with unpacking files in exact folder.
The package should contain maps that are good to play or to see. Which maps it should be? I was thinking about recommendations: you can recommend a map that isn't yours. I can't recommend my map (f.e. Wideworld; https://wl.widelands.org/maps/wideworld/), but I can recommend TiborB's maps (f.e. https://wl.widelands.org/maps/spider-lake-v3/).

More maps = more fun! :)

What do you think about that feature?


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kaputtnik
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Posted at: 2014-12-07, 20:17

einstein13 wrote:

The idea is to create extra place for maps. Package of maps. Extra maps which quality is better than other maps.

Who decides which map is better than another?

I was installing Widelands on new computer and it is hard to remember all the maps I used to play.

No Backup?

Also current web browsers don't ask you where do you want to save the file (IE probably does, but Firefox doesn't).

Here on firefox 34.0.5 it works. Maybe you have to adjust your browser settings?

The package should contain maps that are good to play or to see. Which maps it should be? I was thinking about recommendations:

I don't know... recommendations (The Rating?) are rare and depends on personal taste. But a Filter like "number of players", "Mapsize" or "Seafaring" would be nice.


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wl-zocker
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Posted at: 2014-12-07, 21:39

try to find clavission map

When you know the name, you can simply use the search function.

I agree that it would be cool to be able to filter the maps by different attributes (also by combinations).

Currently, the most recent uploaded map appears first in the list. It would be nice if one could change the order to "best map first". But this would require that we have many votes, which is not the case.

Furthermore, it would be nice if someone could go through the section and delete test maps and maps where a newer version is available. This would reduce the amount of pages, too.


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Tibor
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Posted at: 2014-12-07, 22:31

wl-zocker wrote:

Furthermore, it would be nice if someone could go through the section and delete test maps and maps where a newer version is available. This would reduce the amount of pages, too.

Or if:

  1. there was a versioning system on place there, that would recognize that this is a new version of existing map
  2. alternatively, if author could delete own maps

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Tibor
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Posted at: 2014-12-07, 22:38

I think there is no need for such package to be "official" package. We can just provide some place on website for a trusted person to put there such zip of maps selected by him. Plus little disclaimer face-smile.png

I can imagine for such package to be packed as separate "data extension" pack in repositories of linux distributions.


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Posted at: 2014-12-07, 23:04

Also current web browsers don't ask you where do you want to save the file (IE probably does, but Firefox doesn't).

Here on firefox 34.0.5 it works. Maybe you have to adjust your browser settings?

Settings -> Main tab.


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einstein13
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Posted at: 2014-12-09, 16:27

Ok, I understand your points face-smile.png

So probably my idea= my responsibility :P I will choose some of the maps I know/ think they are interesting and provide small web page like Tino face-smile.png

Any suggestions about what maps you think they are good? face-smile.png

Hope I will do it this week face-smile.png


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einstein13
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Posted at: 2014-12-12, 02:52

As I told, I created "small" package face-smile.png Only ~50 maps over ~100 (all maps from the site). It is on a www site. The site is very similar to Tino's page (very simple and precise).

http://wuatek.no-ip.org/~rak/widelands/

If you have any more ideas- just tell me face-wink.png


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Posted at: 2015-01-20, 13:18

Hi everyone!

I've finished site with widelands maps packages. There are several packages (different goals for maps), search engine and all the stuff around it.

http://wuatek.no-ip.org/~rak/widelands/

If you see that there is any mistake, just tell me. Also if you want to add any other map or delete anything from packages, I'm open to it face-smile.png

Also there is one more thing to add: The site is on a old server, which has bad connection. So if anyone has some space on well-connected server and offer me to move the site, I will be glad to hear that.

einstein

Edited: 2015-01-20, 13:19

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einstein13
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Posted at: 2015-06-21, 21:20

After few months of technical problems on the server (this is not my server, so generally waiting), I have finally reopened the site.

http://wuatek.no-ip.org/~rak/widelands/

Map packages are available again face-smile.png


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