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For a long time the very first Teleporter Map could be found in this forum.
The first version of the teleporter map i saw posted here originated from VU2.x or VU3.x
Sadly with the album overhaul of PCF all old pics got lost. Great job.
Today this feels like the Great Fire in the Ancient Library of Alexandria.
***sigh...***


I am looking for the very first Teleporter Map that once was posted here!

The map i mean is the old teleporter map, which is a small square cut from this VU4.1 map below.
It used to be only the cluster of teleporters, centered around Fort Fury and with Port Atlantis at the very South-West edge of the map and Chimera Canyons in the North-East edge (Still today Fort Fury is the center of my world!).
Hadesheim wasn't founded back then yet.
All the rest around was blurred so you only could anticipate the full shape of Eudoria.
It is the version before the TP map got divided in 4 squares for a short while.

If you zoom in to Hadesheim then you can vaguely identify the borders of the old map.
Close to Hadesheim it may vaguely look like a rectangular brown mountain range, going east from close above Hadesheim to Chimera canyon, then South to near Twin Peaks, going West to Port Atlantis and then North near Hades again.


VU 4.1 Teleporter Map:

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Do you know more?
Please search your HDD! If you find older maps than this one then please upload your old precious map to the album here and then post it below.
So the map doesn't get lost a second time....

Thank you sooo much for bringing a tear to a veteran's eyes.
 
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this was in fact a much better map layout than the current universe. change it back for TWEN Mindark
 

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Oh man I remember this one, but I can't remember that one TP out at sea? SE of Cape Caravan? What's that?
 

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Wow, old memories! I remember doing the teleport run in those early weeks! Trying to keep away from Atrox who would hunt and kill me.
 

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I found this map, oldest that i have on my disk

Thank you so much, Lurian!
This is the map i was looking for!

Anybody knows the exact VU of this map?
Obviously it is younger than Hadesheim...


Fun note:
When Hadesheim got implemented the very first time i was close by chance and tried to reach the new grey space on the map to see what was there.
But once i reached the boundries of the citiy i always rubberbanded back to the place where i started the journey to Hades.
No idea why the server didn't want to see me there...
After 7 or 10 tries to reach the grey area i finally gave up and waited a couple of days till the area became accessible for me.

Hadesheim! Such a futuristic place!
So big!
Too big... :cry:

So sad the city was dysfunctional due to its size and MA's lack of knowledge in urbanization.
 
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Thank you Geo!

I found this map on my HDD. If my memory doesn't fail me, then it was an early concept map, of which the shapes, but not the region names got adapted.
As far as I remember, the the logo in the bottom right corner was used by the highly respected Dutch soc "Groene Draeck" from the very early day's.

Does someone know an old member of Groene Draeck, who remembers more about this map than me?
 
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It turned out i was wrong, this wasn't oldest map on my HDD, this is older map, in file name is 2000, but i don't think this is possible, unless this is provided by MA
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@Lurian :
Hadesheim got implemented sometime around late 2002 if i recall right. since your second map already shows hadesheim, it must be later than that.



Since we already are on a trip to nostalgia here:

1995 – Original concept for Project Entropia conceived by Jan Welter Timkrans and Benny Iggland
1997 – The development of Project Entropia slowly begins with a few brilliant minds
1999 – Company known today as MindArk AB form with roughly 10 employees
2000 – Domain name Project Entropia bought and first Infobooth brought online
May 2001 – Original Beta phase of PE (approx. 50 testers)
May 2001 – PE upgrades its virtual universe by implementing the NetImmerse engine 4.0
July 2001 – MindArk announces staffing of its Operation Center
September 2001 – MindArk begins Beta II phase of PE (approx. 500 testers)
October 2001 – Beta Test expanded to 1000 participants
November 2001 – MindArk seeks out 5000 participants to test its unique economy system
January 2002 – Commercial Trial of PE begins with 5000 participants
May 2002 – Commercial Open Trial of PE begins. Overwhelming response worldwide.
October 2002 – PE’s official website upgraded to latest edition Infobooth 4.0
October 2002 - First issue of PE fanzine The Gate released
January 2003 – MindArk has nearly 60 employees
January 2003 – Project Entropia, Sweden’s largest software project in history, goes gold
 
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I hope that with the beta of ue5 we can experience a similar small map with less systems
 
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