Greyscale seems perfect really. Just imported the Howling Fjord and it looks superb. The graininess was no problem at all really, since the importer for Skyrim already loses much of the image quality anyways. I'm going to be painting the terrain I now have as well as placing a few mountain scenes in and I'll post some pics here for you when I'm done .
Thanks again, and I will be sure to credit you on the team that will eventually finish this.
Just one Question ramsesakama/Rumsey and this question is interested to all i think - when do you give us the first downloadlink?
This is a cross-post with the thread on minecraftforums.net:
A lot of people have asked when or where they will be able to download the map. It's the most common question I get, so I know you want an answer, but I don't actually have an answer at the moment. Obviously the map is not finished yet, but I expect that the bulk of the coding and labeling to be done some time this summer (sooner rather than later). That would mean an end to the automated work, but not necessarily an end to all work on the map. Some amount of tweaking and editing in-game will probably occur afterwards.
I want to make the map available to people in the best way possible. By putting it up on a server first, I can allow people to see the map before the manual changes are finished, which will mean people can see it sooner and can point out things that should be changed. Hosting it on a server will also allow us to implement any server-side mods to transport people between segmented regions, which might be necessary if there's no other way around the height limit.
Ultimately, whatever lets the most people access the map is what I'm aiming for. I just don't want to put up a big download link before I'm sure it can be done without causing problems for the project as a whole.
This is wonderful, the new colored planks will give alot of variation I think. Theramore should be of Iron bricks / stone slabs so it stands out better and for Exodar crystals a layer of ice would make it look better also.