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Conventions

Postby Corbeau » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:49 pm

I sent this in a PM a while ago, but it got deleted so I'll put it here, for future reference.

Many people find it difficult to find directions on the tilted map such as FreeCiv Web. So I thought of a convention that everybody is free to follow or disregard, whichever suits them better.

The decision is based based on the position of poles (which are not icy so far, but may be in future games).

Direction on the main (large) map are referred as (u)p, (d)own, (l)eft and (r)ight.

Directions on the world (small) map are referred to as (N)orth, (S)outh, (E)ast and (W)est.

Their relation is as follows:

Main map:

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W---u---N
|   |   |
l---O---r
|   |   |
S---d---E


World map:

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u---N---r
|   |   |
W---O---E
|   |   |
l---S---d


So, u = NW, r = NE etc.