On 2001-12-24 07:52, BladeRunner wrote:
Our game group has been looking to do this type of “Expansion” of the game board for some time. Is there places that will enlarge a copyrighted game board for you? Can you do this with low-end color printers and MSPaint? How do you make the .bmp’s bigger? I’d love to get a copy of the file if possible.
The copyrighted thing may be an issue. i really don’t know as I’ve never done it like that. Very costly.
I use a HP Deskjet 612C which is about as lowend as you can get and the copy comes out great. I print it out with MSPaint.
You can enlarge the bmp file with any graphics program that allows you to stretch to size. I’ll email you the file. It’s about 196k zipped up, but it unzips to a 14meg bmp.
None of the territories or seazones are marked, so you’ll have to do that, but it’s not hard at all.
I had IB before it was officialy released in stores. I don’t want to upset you anyway, but it is a load of bugs, and virtualy un-playable online.
This was one of the typical scams by hasbro before they went belly-up.
Another Axis & Allies club where you can play by e-mail is International Axis and Allies Players Association at http://www.axisandallies.net. They also support CD Rom play and face to face board games.
I increaase the size of my map using photo shop. I forget the actual size, but it was about six feet long. I then divided up some of the land and sea units into smaller units. This will increase game play and the time. I did all this in photo shop. I then burnt it to CD and to it to Kinkos. They have a supper large color printer. I printed the whole thing and they laminated it to. Of course it cost me about $40 bucks, but it was worth it. I know have a real clean and clear color map with almost 1/2 more spaces and is 6 feet long by 4 feet (i think) and is laminated. I can use a dry erase pen on it if I want to and roll it up and take it anywhere. I also use a 6 large page claps (you can get them at any office supply store) and clap it to any table.
This is the only way to go!!!
You could make all kinds of maps.