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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:07 am 
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So I am new here and just starting to delve into the lore of Trespasser. I have a question about the size of the game's island. I know it is based on the real life Cocos Island, near Costa Rica. It has a size of about 8 km long and 3 km wide. But on this map, which is as far as I can tell the most well regarded fan map of the Trespasser Sorna, says that it is only 3 km in game:

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However, unless I am mistaken this is the only official map of the island in the game, and it has a scale at the bottom that when placed along the island length-wise, it fits in nearly a perfect 5 times, and if the scale is in miles, then that means 5 miles which when converted into kilometers is, well, 8 km, the length of the real life island.

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Essentially what I want to know is why the person who made this said the island in the game was the smaller size? Is there evidence to support it, did a dev say something along the lines of it, anything really. Just an answer/explanation would be really awesome.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:04 am 
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Well, the actual scale is 1 in-game unit = 1 metre. That makes the island about 5.6km * 3.8km.

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Yeah. I can still remember machf explaining how Xandor used some really wierd scale method regarding the length/height of a stair step in a building somewhere to determine the whole island's scale. Do disregard the fan-map's scale, and machf is right on the Tres unit measurement of 1m.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:46 pm 
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Draconisaurus wrote:
Yeah. I can still remember machf explaining how Xandor used some really wierd scale method regarding the length/height of a stair step in a building somewhere to determine the whole island's scale. Do disregard the fan-map's scale, and machf is right on the Tres unit measurement of 1m.

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Thanks for the welcome! So, if the scale on the in game map is in km, and because of that it is 5.6 km x 3.8 km, wouldn't that mean that the measurements from the fan made map are correct? Sorry for sounding like a noob

Edit: Nevermind, I understand what machf meant now. So the island was 5.6 x 3.8 km, or in other words 3.5 miles x 2.4 miles. I understand now. Thanks for the help guys!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:13 am 
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No prob. Feel free to contribute to the island's manyfold versions ;)

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