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Meanders All-Purpose Map Pack - MODERN CITY EXTERIORS
by Timothy J. L. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 07/15/2022 17:04:16

The primary conceit of this pack is that each tile offers connections to any other tile. The reality is, the vast majority of them don't line up at all.

Furthermore, the traffic lights are arranged makes me wonder if the designer has ever driven a car. There are multiple places where a lane has a light at an intersection, and the continuation of that lane has a light too, facing the opposite direction. The lane actually travelling in the opposite direction doesn't have a light at all.



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[1 of 5 Stars!]
Meanders All-Purpose Map Pack - MODERN CITY EXTERIORS
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Hello Timothy, thanks for leaving a review. Good or bad I appreciate your time and taking the effort to engage with others customers and myself and share how you feel about one of my products. One of the primary misconceptions about the way in which Meanders line-up is the belief that the map tiles can be rotated end-on to join up - that is, trying to match a sideways map to a long-ways map. No. Meanders act as bricks in a wall and must all have the same orientation to join to each other. I don't have graphics or link capability in my reply so I have to rely on symbols. They orient like this: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ] You can stack them like this and they will indeed make continuous city layouts. But if you tried to join one end on - no, it will not match-up. You're the first to criticize the lighting placement in the four years I've been selling them - and your critique is valid. Unfortunately, my map-making skills in 2018 were not as developed as they are now in 2022, but a computer crash in 2019 stripped my layered files from my hard-drive making it impossible to go back and correct features that signaled my entry into the map-making business. Nonetheless, beyond such mistakes such as traffic-light facing and not using Meanders how they were designed to be used (which I admit I should address in some form of attached instruction guide with future products), I suppose I have just gotten so used to the product and had so few complaints (under 10 in seven years across 4 platforms) that I sometimes forget what is intuitive to me, is not intuitive to others. and developed a bias of utility. Thank you for your review, I will address the lights in future sets. PS, yes, I have driven many cars. Switching from primarily fantasy maps to sci-fi and then to modern proved very challenging, and admittedly, mistakes were made, for which I apologise, though I personally neither noticed or had anyone else notice, until now. I hope though, that it will not sour the high-points of my products for you which includes over 2000 non-modern, non-street lighted, other maps in dozens of other genres. Kind Regards, Kris
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Meanders All-Purpose Map Pack - ZOMBIE-APOCALYPSE CITY INTERIORS
by Alfredo B. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 03/31/2022 20:33:24

This pack brings more of a dozen apocalyptic battlemaps that are quite detailed and loaded with action, you can see the author put a lot of passion on their creation, my only nitpick is that i can see some mistakes in some maps, some odly placed objects, others oversized and a couple resolution missmaches, cant do much about the last one, hopefully the author can review them one day.

Otherwise, worth the purchase for any post apocalyptic game.



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[4 of 5 Stars!]
Meanders All-Purpose Map Pack - ZOMBIE-APOCALYPSE CITY INTERIORS
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Hello Alfredo B, thank you very much purchasing my Post-Apocalyptic map pack and for your review. I have been using this site for sometime but only just realized I could get or for that matter respond to reviews. I am about to leave on a short trip and will not be near my PC again until the 30th April : after which however, I will look into the resolution matter, though being a much earlier set of work there is not too much I can do about oddly-placed objects or oversized scale. But I will do my best to fix those elements that I can and if you can leave me more detailed description of what the issues are I can try to replace them with better versions. Thanks again, Kris (The Maphatter).
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Dear Alfredo. B, as promised I've looked into the resolution issue. As far as I could tell when using VIEW>DETAILS to see the file sizes they all matched with each other closely in each map size category. Without more detail I'm limited in what I can fix - but I've re-uploaded the files in the hope that it makes a difference. Thanks for supporting my artwork and please feel free to add more details and I will see what else I can do. Kind Regards, Kris
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