|Just click on the page you wanna see|
The Graphics Resource Page
Where to go to share graphic files to help design game utilities
Greetings. This page is a repository of links and graphics for Play By Email Designers.
My Own Collection
To save development time, I include this sampling of GIFs that you can use in your Cyberboard, ADC or even VMAP sets. If you have some interesting bitmaps you would like to share, please email them to me. The GIFs are 60 pixels by 60 pixels, presented in a square. You can expand them to a larger size through a variety of methods if need be. The 60 x 60 size is arbitrary-- I chose it because it seems to fit most hex-based wargame hexagon sizes.
To download the graphics, right click on the image, and choose the Save Image As... option, then download the image to your hard drive.
(graphics not 100% implemented yet-- in process of collecting them!)
New images added 3/16/99: Rocky Terrain 2, Mountains 2, Trees 2, Grasslands 2, Marshland, Water2
|More Rocky Terrain|
Outland(ish) Hex Tile Graphics
This is a Freebie resource site from a gent from the U.K. by the name of Strobe. Outlandish offers up free hex terrain graphics for (mostly) RPG hobbyists. With very little work, they can be utilized for ADC and Cyberboard. Visit the site by clicking the link above. You can also download the entire collection (4MB) by clicking here. Drop him a line and tell him what you think, he's providing a very useful service.
Images are copyright Strobe.
How to Create Quick and Dirty Military Units using fonts in Cyberboard/ADC
Here's a quick and easy way to do it: Download the following font files:
Military ID fonts
Military Unit fonts
Install them in your system. In Cyberboard, or even Aide De Camp II, switch to that font using the Tools command (or Font?) command in ADC, and that symbol will show up on your tile. I made these counters using symbol fonts:
Tom Mouat's excellent MAPSYMBs font face
These symbols are derived from Tom Mouat's Mapsymbs font. You can get a shareware copy from Tom's website. This is an excellent source for any NATO style counter set. Other fonts of interest to gameset designers are:
(I used these for the MINUTE NAPOLEONICS gamebox)
|Starship Marines||WW2 Era German
Map Making font
|Generic Military Symbols||Military Train Spotters|
fonts and font images are copyright Tom Mouat.
Kjell Windsland's Library of Terrain Symbols is available on Nick Bell's Aide De Camp support page. Here are a few Screenshots to whet your appetite.
images are copyright Kjell Windsland and are hosted on the HKL website.
GENERIC STARTER SET: NAPOLEONICS
Want to get that Napoleonic board game turned into a cyberboard set, but don't have the time to draw up each and every counter by hand? Try getting a kickstart with MINUTE NAPOLEONICS! MN is a generic Napoleonic cyberboard set to help the discriminating gamebox designer with no time get a big jump on his design. Many many generic units and terrain types are included for you to play with. Download it HERE. (Here's a screenshot)
Want to get that Wooden Ships and Iron Men or Close Action Scenario turned into a cyberboard set, but don't have the time to draw up each and every counter by hand? Try getting a kickstart with WOODEN SHIPS! WS is a generic Age of Sail cyberboard set to help the discriminating gamebox designer with no time get a big jump on his design. Contains material to play both WS&IM or CA. Many many generic units and terrain types are included for you to play with. Download it HERE. (Here's a screenshot)
DIMITRI CHAIGNAT'S TERRAIN BMPs
Terrain BMPs... Provided by Dimitri Chaignat. These are a group of BMP files that can be used for terrain in just about any PBeM application. Click Here to download
images are copyright Dimitri Chaignat.