MAKE YOUR OWN MAPS
|The open structure of ATLAS10 is unique.
Creative users can adopt and even reconstruct the app for their own purposes.
Original new TIPS, MAPS or MUSIC? How can it be done?
1. The first time you use the app a directory is made in the roots of your tablet, by the name of: ATLAS10
If you do nothing, that directory is only used to save the scores of the players.
But....the directory can be your personal treasury with a lot of surprising extras.
|2. As an example you can
download a quiz as an alternative to map #2. Just copy the picture (map2.jpg) and the
questions (2map.txt) to directory ATLAS10 on your tablet.
Then start ATLAS10, go to SETUP and switch on EXTRA aan. After that ATLAS10 will use the alternative map2 you just downloaded.
The app saves your preferences.
|3. You can do this on your own. Suppose
you have a good map of your hometown. Take a picture of that map and save the map in *.jpg
format. Good resolutions are 1200x960 or 2000x1600. Always use an
aspectratio of 5:4 (Width to height).
What about the name of your map and the questions? If you want your map to replace the quiz of flags, the name should be MAP21.jpg (MAP in capitals.) and the name for the file of questions should be: 21map.txt (map in lower case.)
|4. How to compose a set of questions?
You need a text-editor (like Notepad) If you want to use tokens like ë, é, ô,
you should save the questions in UTF-8 encoding.
Imagine your map shows the town hall, the railway station and the soccer fields.
The list of questions starts as follows:
The first number indicates how many % from the left the sensitive question mark will be placed and the second number is the % from the top.
You can estimate those numbers, but it is better to use a more precise method.
|5. It is good possible to make a
stick dedicated to our tablet. Take a wooden strip and saw it as long as the
width of the screen of your tablet. Half way you write the number 50 and
after some arithmatic we can add the numbers, 10, 20, 30 etc. In a similar
way we make a measuring stick for the height.
If you have the map on your screen, you can use the dedicated stick to measure the X- and Y-coordinate of the townhall etc.
It is a good practice to add +3 to the X-coordinate, because the width of the question mark.
|6. The name of the question and the X-
and Y-coordinate have their own line. Your file with questions should have
36 questions, 12 questions for each level (1,2,3).
ATLAS10 reads the question and the coordinates from a new line. So the total length of your file should be: 3x36 = 108 lines. Even if you only have 12 or 24 questions, your file must have that length, but that is not a problem. Imagine you only have 20 questions. Why not repeat a bit? E.g. Level1: 1-12 / Level2: 13-20 + 1-4 / Level3: 1-8 + 17-20
The end of your file with questions should be a line with three times a capital XXX. That is the signal for the app that the file ends.
|7. All things ready? Check the number of questions (36) and the filenames, before you copy them to the directory ATLAS10 on your tablet.|
The directory ATLAS10 in the root of your tablet, can contain our own files: maps, textfiles with list of 36 questions.
A map must have the *.jpg format and named MAP8.jpg if you want it to be in position 8.
Questions must have the *.txt format and named 8map.txt if you want the questions to be asked in combination with map8.