I’ve decided to upload the HD Isometric Polygon Set (HIPS) terrain set to EDIBLE. This set represents the first deviation from my usual graphic style. I developed the set using a series of high contrast polygons. At closer zoom levels, you can see the detail in the vector-drawn shapes. At further zoom levels, the high contrast colors make it easier to spot terrain. These were my first attempt at making a full terrain set using the the 128×128 24bpp template.
Also with this change comes a new method for uploading and maintaining files. I’ve included a README with installation instructions. Going forward I will also be posting direct download links in the full posts (click the Read More link) so you don’t have to search EDIBLE if you are following the blog instead. I plan to spend some time applying this new format to some of the files I already put on EDIBLE, just to maintain consistency. In the meantime, please let me know if you have any feedback on this set as I plan to make more at this setting in the future.
I started working on this after I hit a number of roadblocks with the Advance Wars graphics port. Instead of waiting, I re-read Roy Batty’s original request and interpreted the request as wanting a new tile set specifically designed for EDCE, but with Nintendo’s artistic style applied. Once I tinkered with a few ideas, I found it challenging enough to deliver the result you see now.