What manner of the projection is the map of Wesnoth?

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What manner of the projection is the map of Wesnoth?

Post by Can-ned_Food » July 30th, 2018, 6:25 am

I would suppose that most people are treating it like a Mercator projection — although I've seen an old one which was azimuthal and in the southern hemisphere: viewtopic.php?p=578990#p578990

I ask because I am writing up the premise for a prehistoric campaign which requires that I map out the geography of the whole world for cosmogenic purposes.

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Re: What manner of the projection is the map of Wesnoth?

Post by zookeeper » July 30th, 2018, 8:26 am

The projection used on the existing bigmaps is unspecified (nor does it matter much, considering how small part of the world each map portrays), but it is of course some kind of cylindrical projection.

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Re: What manner of the projection is the map of Wesnoth?

Post by octalot » July 30th, 2018, 10:58 am

Has there even been a decision that the world is a globe? The dunefolk origins thread didn't seem to be certain on that.

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Re: What manner of the projection is the map of Wesnoth?

Post by zookeeper » July 30th, 2018, 2:09 pm

octalot wrote:
July 30th, 2018, 10:58 am
Has there even been a decision that the world is a globe?
Not officially, but it seems like a reasonable assumption regardless. A globe requires no particular explanation, but if it's something else then that means there's some weird cosmology going on and that would require an explanation of some kind.

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Re: What manner of the projection is the map of Wesnoth?

Post by BTIsaac » August 1st, 2018, 11:15 am

zookeeper wrote:
July 30th, 2018, 2:09 pm
Not officially, but it seems like a reasonable assumption regardless.
I was under the distinct impression that there has been as a matter of fact. In The Rise of Wesnoth, Burin the Dwarf comes to the conclusion that he travelled around the globe after meeting his people on the northern continent.

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Re: What manner of the projection is the map of Wesnoth?

Post by Whiskeyjack » August 1st, 2018, 11:37 am

BTIsaac wrote:
August 1st, 2018, 11:15 am
zookeeper wrote:
July 30th, 2018, 2:09 pm
Not officially, but it seems like a reasonable assumption regardless.
I was under the distinct impression that there has been as a matter of fact. In The Rise of Wesnoth, Burin the Dwarf comes to the conclusion that he travelled around the globe after meeting his people on the northern continent.
While Burin is canon, I'd always be careful to treat him as anything but a meme. He is mostly a comedy relief (IIRC, haven't played TRoW in many years) that throws a (hard to believe) wrench in quite a few cool lore discussions. I'm of the opinion that the edge case of Burin should never hinder a good story/idea/world building etc.
Nevertheless, zookeeper gives a perfectly sound reason to go with the obvious so we found a case were Burin isn't a problem... *yay*
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