Hi everyone. I was digging through some computer files and found my Axis & Allies folder that I used to build my original custom map. I had entirely forgotten about this project and, I hate to say it, but I hardly got to play the game due to busy lifestyle. I popped back here and was humbled to learn how much of a positive effect my work had for a far wider audience than I anticipated. I’m glad to see the customization projects have progressed beyond what I had made, but at the time I don’t think I did a very good job at enabling users to take my resources and expand on them. I don’t know if I ever provided anything more than a flat image due to internet speed and online storage constraints at the time.
In any case, I still have all the .psb files and fonts and whatnot that I used. I don’t know if I’d have time or interest in continuing to develop custom maps, but if those resources would be useful for anyone else I’d be glad to find a way to make them available.
I’d love to re-learn the game some day and play it. I actually have the space to set up a board now, and my kids are getting older and I’m sure I can manipulate them to play A&A with me before too much longer (them coming around was part of the reason I didn’t have as much expendable time for epic board games anymore).
I’m not sure if Google Drive will eventually block access from too much activity or something… but I’m uploading it there in any case. It may take an hour or so from this post before everything is online. Still takes time to move 10GB of data.
I would also point out that my efforts were entirely amateur, although enthusiastically so. I tried to produce a project with layers as made sense to me at the time in order to protect resolution and quality, but I’m sure I’m airing out my dirty laundry when you inspect how this is assembled.