@agbottan Yeah, the map creator generates several files from the black/white border image. The main one is the polygons.txt which specifies the boundary points for each territory. It also generates a centers.txt and place.txt. I think you are probably better off generating the black/white border image then using the existing TripleA map creator to generate the necessary files. Otherwise you probably will end up having to recreate much of that tool. Here is the map documentation: https://github.com/triplea-game/triplea/blob/master/docs/map_making/map_and_map_skin_making_overview.md#sec_2
@beelee I moved this post to the pertinent thread.
Probably you couldn't find it because it was in Announcements, while you were searching for it in Feature Requests & Ideas.
Whether or not this subsection is the best one for this thread, I guess it is for @RoiEX to decide.
I'd personally have in Announcements things once they are relatively soon to come in the next stable only.
@bluelionman Basically when the savegame format was originally created the author coupled the format to the code structure, simply because it's an easy thing to do it this way.
The problem with this approach is that as soon as we change certain files in the code, it makes the savegames incompatible with no good way to fix those problems.
This circumstance has caused us developers many headaches in the past because
this format is neither compact, nor efficient, nor human-readable
Brian Goetz (JDK Developer)
So we're working towards an engine where breaking changes will happen rarely, but for savegames we're not quite there yet, @LaFayette put a lot of effort into rewriting lobby networking, so that should become a lot more stable for a while.
@LaFayette I can't speak to a lot of what you are proposing as I am a Luddist by nature and ignorance... my contributions or scope of contributions is limited to my even more limited skill-set.
But I am eager to help where the axes of time and skill intersect.
The biggest problem with using a "global email" is that if we did that without any authentication, one could use our service to spam another ones email account and create something like a dos attack.
So in any case we'd need authentication, which might defeat its purpose already.
Thank You Triplea
Couldn't find the previous thank you thread so...been a while and just wanted to say I really appreciate what redrum, Roix, Dan Van Atta, ssloff ( haven't seen you in a while hope all is good ). You guys been kicking ass.
Thanks to prastle, panther, cernel, hepps and well... there's a whole bunch of you
Thanks for making triplea cool. It makes a few people happy and they then make more people happy
Rock On TripleA