What was the substance of the code that you used to create the map, given that Kasei's program didn't work for you?
Sadly, the thought of redoing all my hard work to reproduce the original map with Africa and Oceania is somewhat depressing. It took quite some time, so starting again from scratch... not sure if I'll have the time until Christmas vacation.
"Big Brother is watching you" - George Orwell "Shh! I'm Hunting Wabbits" - Elmer Fudd "What a Nimrod" - Bugs Bunny
I agree, putting up some icebergs and settings some start pos. is not much work. About the size of the map I even think we can go smaller: The default Classic-style 116x100 map of North America offers enough space at the beginning but fosters at the same time a more aggressive game because land is more or less limited. I prefer more challenging games over games where sheer production numbers clash.