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Question about Across 5 Aprils

Postby RobS » July 12th, 2015, 3:06 am

Why are the various scenarios for this game given as separate modules, instead of as scenarios within a single game module?
I see a number of the A5A scenario files are as big or bigger than many other games that contain several scenarios, so is that the reason? If so, why are the scenario files for this game so big?
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Re: Question about Across 5 Aprils

Postby iam2509 » August 2nd, 2015, 7:55 pm

Robs,

When these vassals were made, I used .PNG format for most images, a better quality but takes up more space.

Also, many of the Across 5 Aprils vassals allow close ZOOM because of the size of the images - I personally hate Vassal modules that at maximum zoom and you can still barely read the counters.

Concerning separate files, I don't know how to make all Across 5 Aprils scenarios into ONE file, and besides I would have to convert all images to .GIF (or .JPG set at low size) to reduce size of files.

And sorry, it would not be worth my time and effort to do so - if someone would like to do so, please go ahead.

For future reference, why does it bother you the size of the Across 5 Aprils files?

http://www.vassalengine.org/wiki/Module:Across_5_Aprils

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Re: Question about Across 5 Aprils

Postby uckelman » August 2nd, 2015, 8:12 pm

Thus spake iam2509:
>
> For future reference, why does it bother you the size of the Across 5
> Aprils files?

The largest of those modules is under 16MB. That's tiny. Why worry about
that?

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Re: Question about Across 5 Aprils

Postby RobS » August 2nd, 2015, 9:20 pm

OK, just wondering - thanks.
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