Development Page - DF Map Archive

Development / News

To clean up the front page, I have moved news articles (information about site updates) to this page.

Planned Changes | Site Updates | Todo List | Future of the Map Archive

Planned Changes

Make the site easier to use!

I want to recode the following services to make them more accessible and quicker to use as AJAX queries:

AJAX queries work by sending an asynchronous webrequest to the server without refreshing the page, meaning less bandwidth is used update the page, the page doesn't reload, and this will hopefully result in a better user experience. I intend to maintain all the original functionality, so people with javascript disabled can still use the site, but those with it enabled will able to use the new enhancements.


Site Updates and Changes

2017-08-28

I've updated the link to ShadowLord's DF Map Compressor to its new home on the bay12games Dwarf Fortress File Depot (DFFD). Thanks to Dwarf Comic for highlighting the broken link.

2015-08-08

More maps archived for another year...

The Map Archive is causing heavy load on our shared host, so I've enabled page caching on several sections of the site. This has also meant I've had to disable comments for non-authorised users. If you want to comment in future you'll have to sign-in / sign-up for an account. If this saddends you, please get in touch, tweet me at @Markavian or send me an email dfmapleasenospam@me.net@mkv25.net.

If you encounter any bugs with caching, such as submitting maps, or viewing pages, please get in touch and let me know.

2014-05-31

Maps archived for another year. Ban list updated to include some new words. Continued thanks goes out to dedicated reporters for finding and identifying spam.

2013-05-14

Err, so its been a while, but here's an update!

Good news - hosting for the site has been renewed for another two years, that'll bring mkv25.net up to 2015!, and means that the site has been running for 11 years now.

CMV Editor source code now available on Github: https://github.com/Markavian/CMV-Editor. Any budding C# developers out there who want a tinker, go right ahead. All the solution files, IO encoder/decoder classes, and timeline component are there to be tinkered with.

And lastly, thanks to all the spam reporters who help keep the site clean of ANKFSL$52LFSDFS, "Nice blog", and shoe adverts, your help is much appreciated.

2010-11-26

Fixed bug with PoI links not working on maps with a default PoI set. Thanks to hyndis for reporting the bug; completely missed it.

Movie update, RE: "Movies no longer record properly, at least in the SDL versions. The recorded files have no content at all, consisting of single frames."
(0013891) Toady One (administrator) 2010-11-15 13:59 This should be fixed for 0.31.18.

Get out there and make more movies!

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
  1. The way Points of Interest are stored for multi-level maps is flawed; this will cause problems for PoI sharing across maps.
  2. Previous multilayer map submissions where individual layers were uploaded as separate files WILL BE REMOVED by the end of this month. If you have an account, please remove them yourself and upload alternatives. Layered .fdf-maps can be decompressed back to .PNG images, and then recompressed to the multi-layer file format.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The old map field "Fortress Year" has been superceded by "Map Year" and "Map Season". This change has been made to give a more consistant numbering and ordering to each map series. This tweak paves the way for new features in the system, including shared Points of Interest and Map Histories. The old information stored in the "Fortress Year" field should still be available if you view the map, but you will not be able to edit or post to this field from now on. Posted 2007-07-31

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Things to do

The Flash map viewer, and map archive in general, still has a few kinks which need to be ironed out, here's the current list of things that I keep meaning to do (in a more likely to happen order).


Future of the Map Archive

Provided that the "Things to do list" is processed in good time, you might find the following things to appearing on this site:

Improvements to Map Viewer

Map Histories

User accounts

Artifact Archive

Message Forum

 

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