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On 8/18/2019 at 5:37 PM, 37mm said:

Most of my various blender experiments have been pretty disappointing today, however I did get this little baby working...

Another link.

https://imgur.com/dohWGWm

If you can't see the link, here's the 25mb file*..

https://1drv.ms/v/s!Ar0-nWIeMPIA2HtJHwp43aQDG5Je?e=DH8xyv

Those links work on my new PC!  :D

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16 hours ago, sburke said:

Random? I guess you don’t see the blessed Virgin Mary there do you. Heathen. 

Pleased you noted my subtle tilt to Catholicism in SVN counterbalanced with my nod to Buddhism in the form of the temple shown in the second of @37mm's screenshots of the Ap Bac map.

I'm all over this diversity piece 😉

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6 hours ago, Combatintman said:

Pleased you noted my subtle tilt to Catholicism in SVN counterbalanced with my nod to Buddhism in the form of the temple shown in the second of @37mm's screenshots of the Ap Bac map.

I'm all over this diversity piece 😉

That reminds me, I'll have to mention in the manual that me & the Sarge have left the actual CMSF2 temples/mosques in the mod... however only for certain building sizes.

 

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41 minutes ago, 37mm said:

That reminds me, I'll have to mention in the manual that me & the Sarge have left the actual CMSF2 temples/mosques in the mod... however only for certain building sizes.

 

The domes work in Buddhism as well.

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8 hours ago, Boche said:

I believe its  the objective normandy map...?

Yeah, as per the post on the previous page, I have given that scenario an H&E conversion.

Although I think I will try making my own map... as not only will it help to avoid me "burning out" with all the modding but also better undertsand what scenario/map creators might need.

I found some interesting resources...

-A clickable map of 1965 Vietnam.

Although it's not particuarly detailed... For instance, Ap Bac is (I believe) the unamed hamlet between Ap Tan Hiep & Ap Tan Thai slightly NE of Khiem Ich (Cai Lay).

-A large list of more detailed Topographical maps, including the area I was looking for Bong Son...

 

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5 hours ago, 37mm said:

Yeah, as per the post on the previous page, I have given that scenario an H&E conversion.

Although I think I will try making my own map... as not only will it help to avoid me "burning out" with all the modding but also better undertsand what scenario/map creators might need.

I found some interesting resources...

-A clickable map of 1965 Vietnam.

Although it's not particuarly detailed... For instance, Ap Bac is (I believe) the unamed hamlet between Ap Tan Hiep & Ap Tan Thai slightly NE of Khiem Ich (Cai Lay).

-A large list of more detailed Topographical maps, including the area I was looking for Bong Son...

 

Better resource here for 1:50,000 maps:

http://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/vietnam/

Bong Son Sheet:

http://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/vietnam/bong_son-6837-4.pdf

Ap Bac (Grid Square 3053) Sheet:

http://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/vietnam/khiem_ich-6229-4.pdf

1:25,000 Picto Maps:

http://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/maps/ams/vietnam-picto-maps/

Overview of Vietnam map collection (including town plans) here:

https://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/maps/vietnam.html

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Posted (edited)

I'm actually kind of enjoying this map making lark,.

A small village (and its associated Rice Paddies) astride of the highway & rail line & to the North of Bong Son...

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... still awhile to go.

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5 hours ago, Sgt.Squarehead said:

Very nicely done.....I like the footbridge/stream and the colonial building on the corner, they add a touch of character.  B)

You want colonial? Ici c'est coloniale ….

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Map sheet 6229 IV - Khiem Ich MGRS 48P XS 300530 Vietnam 1:50 000 series L7014 - map information correct as of 1969.

This is a plantation on my Ap Bac map that @37mm posted images of a couple of days ago.

 

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4 minutes ago, Sgt.Squarehead said:

Looking good.....Reckon you should Shift+Click the two storey building a couple more times though, there are much nicer skins.  ;)

Yeah, skins 11, 12, 13 & 14 come with 'colonial' roof textures.

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I've made some changes to the modpack based on this map-making attempt, so it's certainly been a productive exercise.

Either way, there's no mistaking this map for Syria!

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PS

It is kinda funny checking out our maps without the modpack...

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On 8/26/2019 at 8:11 PM, 37mm said:

It is kinda funny checking out our maps without the modpack...

Pertaining to our conversation in the other thread about moving Black Sea's mdr files into SF2. Here's a test I just did moving CMBN's mdrs and textures into SF. It was a quick check and I didn't rename anything etc. You get the sloped roofs without doing any model work. The flat roof textures ended up on the peaks but I didn't bother delving deeper into what needed to be renamed (or if it's even possible) to get the BN roof texture to show. There's still  at least one flat roof present, which could come in handy, or be renamed to get the slope.

Anyway, something to consider when you go back to the Euroscape mod. Might be less work if the roof textures are a simple renaming of bmps.

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Mord.

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5 hours ago, Mord said:

The flat roof textures ended up on the peaks but I didn't bother delving deeper into what needed to be renamed (or if it's even possible) to get the BN roof texture to show.

It's definately possible... as we've got CMFI roof textures to show by simple renaming.

Sarge uses them for his Colonial buildings, I've also used them in the cities.

Additionally, the 'Chimneyless huts' you've been seeing for a few months just use alpha channels (& a few other bits & bobs) on top of those roof textures... at the time they were made we weren't even considering the blender techniques.

The strangest oddity we have with the roof swapping is the bizarre "generic roof damage texture" issue which me & the Sarge mentioned here.

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