A map plug-in for iConquer, which is a Mac OS X game of the Risk-style genre
Version: 1.0This map is fairly obviously based on the fictional world of J.R.R. Tolkien. The map image itself was not created by me however. I found a PDF file of a map of Middle Earth which I converted to the appropriate size and image format. ... Then the real work began! :)
Operating System: Mac OS X
The map is only designed for monitors that support a resolution of 1280x1024 or higher. After playing the map several hundred times, I believe I've worked out all the bugs. But I make no guarantee of that. Even though I marked it as the 1.0 release (since it really is the first release, I think 1.0 is appropriate), you might consider this a Beta release of the map anyway, if that makes you more comfortable.
Some of the "countries" (at least "countries" in iConquer parlance, although they're actually cities or valleys in Middle Earth) are too small to be played on a smaller map. Because of this, and the requirement for iConquer map families to share exactly the same sets of countries, there will be no other maps added to this particular map family. I'm sorry, but that's the way it is. (However, you can take a look at the other Middle Earth maps which I'm planning, at least some of which will have smaller maps included in their families.)
You can download this map plug-in yourself and manually install it in your iConquer plug-ins folder (if you have the game, it's ~/Library/Application Support/iConquer/), but I suggest that you just wait until it's listed in the plug-ins window of the game, since it's easier that way. It shouldn't be long before the game's author lists it for me. (In fact, it may already be there by the time you read this.) Anyway, I hope you enjoy it!