New Port Loren Map

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TerlObar
December 10, 2015 - 9:37pm
I've been working on this off and on for a while but I've finally finished recreating the original Port Loren map as a fully remastered digital file.  You can find the fruit of my labors here:

http://starfrontiers.info/wiki/index.php/File:PortLoren.png

The map is designed to be printed at 100dpi and each square is 50pixels.
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ChrisDonovan
December 11, 2015 - 12:35am
Nice! :)

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iggy
December 11, 2015 - 2:44am
@TerlObar, is this a reminder for me to get back to the Sketchup model?  Wink
-iggy

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TerlObar
December 11, 2015 - 4:02pm
@iggy, not really but you could if you wanted to.  I had started this a long while back and having finished my last paper for the semester, wanted to work on something SF related and decided to finish it. At some point I want to give the same treatment to the fan made star port map so it has exactly the same style.
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iggy
December 12, 2015 - 3:37pm
I want to take all the fan made maps (there are four that I have gathered) and make a full city map by filling in the blanks between then.  I mentioned the Sketchup project in jest because I need a little self prodding to get back on it.
-iggy

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Malcadon
December 13, 2015 - 6:56pm
Sweet Christmas! That is going up on the SF Wiki! Good work!

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KRingway
December 14, 2015 - 1:26pm
That's quite mad - in a good way! Cool

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Shadow Shack
December 14, 2015 - 4:00pm
Nice work Terl.

iggy wrote:
I want to take all the fan made maps (there are four that I have gathered) and make a full city map by filling in the blanks between then.

I'm aware of two - the various Port Loren reboots and the Starport map. Unless my warehouse district map counts as one, what are the other two?
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TerlObar
December 14, 2015 - 5:58pm
Shadow Shack wrote:
I'm aware of two - the various Port Loren reboots and the Starport map. Unless my warehouse district map counts as one, what are the other two?

Those are the two I'm aware of also.  I was just looking at the spaceport map today and I think I might tackle that and get it looking exactly like the original in terms of colors and such.
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Shadow Shack
December 14, 2015 - 9:49pm
If I had tons of time to kill, along with the resources to do so...I would love to belt out a Port Loren map along these lines:

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iggy
December 15, 2015 - 1:41am
Shadow Shack wrote:
Nice work Terl.

iggy wrote:
I want to take all the fan made maps (there are four that I have gathered) and make a full city map by filling in the blanks between then.

I'm aware of two - the various Port Loren reboots and the Starport map. Unless my warehouse district map counts as one, what are the other two?


There are the Pit Stop, the Star Port, one called Downtown Port Royal Section A (which may not actually be Port Loren), the Wharehouse District, and a hand drwon corner just beyond the upper right hand corner.  I also have a pencil map someone did of Port Loren that grows it around the edges 4 or 5 squares finishing out some of the cut off buildings like the Government Building and the Hospital.  That make more than four.  I did a quick count when I posted last and missed some.
-iggy

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Tchklinxa
December 15, 2015 - 5:49am
Shadow Shack wrote:
If I had tons of time to kill, along with the resources to do so...I would love to belt out a Port Loren map along these lines:


I know. So cool
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Shadow Shack
December 15, 2015 - 1:59pm
iggy wrote:


There are the Pit Stop, the Star Port, one called Downtown Port Royal Section A (which may not actually be Port Loren), the Wharehouse District, and a hand drwon corner just beyond the upper right hand corner.

FWIW the Pit Stop is a building in the Warehouse District, I whipped up that section of the PL map for the GM of an online game I was participating in.


Building 15 is the Pit Stop:

I don't have a key for the other numbered buildings as the GM wanted to fill that in himself, but for the most part those are warehouses, hence the name. ;)
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iggy
December 16, 2015 - 1:15pm
@Shadow Shack, Thanks for the details of how the Pit Stop relates to the warehouse district.  I remember you had told me that once before but I had forgotten.
-iggy

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rattraveller
December 16, 2015 - 6:27pm
male and female bathrooms? How very human of you.

Refering to the pit stop the concept of a male and female bathroom or bathrooms in general in the Frontier is not often addressed. Maybe that should be a topic. Just don't get into the Family of One Yazirians protesting the sex changing Dralasites using the same bathrooms as them.

Pictures look really good.
Sounds like a great job but where did you say we had to go?

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Tchklinxa
December 17, 2015 - 11:16am
There are co-ed bathrooms in other countries (Japan for instance). It could be an issue or not, I am not sure?
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Shadow Shack
December 17, 2015 - 1:23pm
Considering the game is a product of the early 1980's, that's a premise I always stick with. Wink
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jedion357
December 17, 2015 - 4:21pm
In all likelihood it would be separate restrooms based on species not gender.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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rattraveller
December 17, 2015 - 10:40pm
For the quick rundown:
Yazirians and Humans can probably share toilet facilities if you can just get the Yazirians to wear cloths.
Vrusk need alot of manuevering room and not sure where their anus is located but the toilet would definitely need to be a different shape than Human. Unless you go with the more traditional hole is the ground style still in use in many countries.
Don't Dralasite secrete wastes through their skin? So their toilets would be more like showers. Very short sanitized showers.
Sounds like a great job but where did you say we had to go?

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Shadow Shack
December 17, 2015 - 10:58pm
Y'all are overthinking this and wasting precious map space. Wink
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Malcadon
December 19, 2015 - 12:21pm
Who need toilets, when you have the old "Bottle O' Gatorade" standby? Wink