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BattleTech Miniatures and Terrain => Gaming Terrain => Topic started by: Jerhiko on 26 April 2020, 12:16:20

Title: Heavy Metal Map
Post by: Jerhiko on 26 April 2020, 12:16:20
During the quarantine I’ve been doing a lot of map and counter printing. Back in the day I owned a copy of Heavy Metal Pro and just found Heavy Metal Map exists. Has anyone used this? Is it worth the $37?
Title: Re: Heavy Metal Map
Post by: atlask on 26 April 2020, 13:41:51
i have been using it since it came out.. is very well done & worth the price.. even if its outdated software.. maybe if more people bought it.. we might get the owner back into starting to update it again..
Title: Re: Heavy Metal Map
Post by: NeonKnight on 26 April 2020, 13:44:01
Your money would be better spent getting Campaign Cartographer (https://www.profantasy.com/)

Has the added ability if you game at home, you can use it to check LoS issues :D
Title: Re: Heavy Metal Map
Post by: NeonKnight on 26 April 2020, 13:45:22
Other examples, I have done in CAMPAIGN CARTOGRAPHER
Title: Re: Heavy Metal Map
Post by: NeonKnight on 26 April 2020, 13:49:49
Something else I was working on, and should continue:

https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=62314.msg1431045#msg1431045
Title: Re: Heavy Metal Map
Post by: Jerhiko on 26 April 2020, 16:30:23
I’ve been looking at campaign cartographer for years but never took the plunge. To be honest though, I’ve looked at it more for D&D. Are there many options for buildings? I would give my kidney for a union class dropship like from the hexpack.
Title: Re: Heavy Metal Map
Post by: Jerhiko on 26 April 2020, 17:05:19
Nice work btw
Title: Re: Heavy Metal Map
Post by: NeonKnight on 26 April 2020, 19:03:43
I’ve been looking at campaign cartographer for years but never took the plunge. To be honest though, I’ve looked at it more for D&D. Are there many options for buildings? I would give my kidney for a union class dropship like from the hexpack.

What exactly do you mean for buildings?
Title: Re: Heavy Metal Map
Post by: NeonKnight on 26 April 2020, 19:21:24
Also, if you plan for D&D then all the more reason for CC2+. With the addons you can make unbelievable city maps, overland maps etc. Also with CC2+ you can make any png image into a map symbol file etc.
Title: Re: Heavy Metal Map
Post by: Jerhiko on 26 April 2020, 20:16:37
What exactly do you mean for buildings?

Buildings like those created by Whitar or in the old Citytech Boxset. I see some in HM Maps. I also see some remade the buildings from Mechcommander 2. Those really bring back some good memories. But... if those types of things are available in CC, the other features of CC make it by far the better value. I guess I should go check out the CC site. Haven’t been there in awhile.

Does anyone know of a way to get your hands on copies of the old Hexpacks?
Title: Re: Heavy Metal Map
Post by: Mendrugo on 26 April 2020, 22:14:26
Does anyone know of a way to get your hands on copies of the old Hexpacks?

E-Bay has all three, but the prices are 200% - 400% of MSRP.
Title: Re: Heavy Metal Map
Post by: Jerhiko on 27 April 2020, 07:45:40
E-Bay has all three, but the prices are 200% - 400% of MSRP.

Yeah I saw those.  :o
Title: Re: Heavy Metal Map
Post by: SeeM on 19 June 2020, 14:45:13
http://www.ralparthaeurope.co.uk/shop/battletech-c-1/rules-sourcebooks-scenarios-c-1_2/map-sets-c-1_2_15/battletech-maps-10-assorted-p-3444.html
Title: Re: Heavy Metal Map
Post by: Geg on 26 October 2020, 11:34:32
Your money would be better spent getting Campaign Cartographer (https://www.profantasy.com/)

Has the added ability if you game at home, you can use it to check LoS issues :D

What exactly should I get purchasing with Campaign Cartographer?
Title: Re: Heavy Metal Map
Post by: NeonKnight on 26 October 2020, 11:45:43
At the lvery least, you would need the Base Program. From there, the rest are like side dishes, and more geared towards certain scales.

I.E. the base program will do everything, the rest simply give more tools to aid in their respective areas.
Title: Re: Heavy Metal Map
Post by: Insaniac99 on 26 October 2020, 21:42:58
Other examples, I have done in CAMPAIGN CARTOGRAPHER

Which Add-Ons do you use (and which palettes, if you don't mind) for the planetary maps?
Title: Re: Heavy Metal Map
Post by: Bedwyr on 26 October 2020, 23:07:48
Tagging this in part for later as NK and I were talking about the PA maps. I once made a really good one in Photoshop/Illustrator but the original files disappeared:

https://www.deviantart.com/sirbedwyr/art/Battletech-Outreach-132311395


I've been practicing with CC+ and it is, indeed, powerful.
Title: Re: Heavy Metal Map
Post by: NeonKnight on 27 October 2020, 07:57:52
I have almost all the add-ons. But if you are looking to HUST make planetary Assault Maps, and battlemaps for miniature play you will need:

Main Program (CC3+)
Fractal Terrain

As to palettes, thats a harder nut to crack, as it all comes down to personal taste. I use a lot of texture fills when I make battlemaps.

https://www.textures.com/

Lot of Free textures there.