Island progress

FWW2 island developement

Island progress

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March 10th, 2009, 7:11 am #1

After 3 years of island discussion inactivity:

How's the island progress going on?
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Von Rundstedt
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March 10th, 2009, 9:08 am #2

Last time since anything notable happened in visitor was in OFP times.

I am still making satmap for island and negotiating with potential mapmaker. I have made weaponary and units on my (current extra) spare time, so it has been left on secondary place for a while.

We have also observed our possibilities to bring our OFP era island to ArmA with Roller, but so far no notable luck and we are unable to reach Instructor to get .pew files.

So it will take time, but if I don't have to do it, should come much faster than we hope.

Also if somebody has some level photoshop/PSP skills and wants to do our height map could contact me. Its a decent amount work, but map size is only 5120x5120. Its simply adding while and black layers on grey according height of landscape.
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March 30th, 2009, 8:54 pm #3

Now since you wanted to see some WIP of island, which I cannot give since satmap or height map are not done, I give you half of our satmap.

Its not all too clear, but its just flat satmap there aint much of shocker. I have taken quite a few artistic liberties on it.

Taipale half of map WIP

Take fair guess' what is where, lets see if you can find important/notable locations on map ;)
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March 31st, 2009, 4:16 am #4

Well I can clearly spot Kirvesmäki, Terenttilä and ofcourse Taipale, Pärssisen Metsä, Suvanto, Taipaleenjoki and little bit shores of Laatokka :D

This will be so cool!

Thanks!
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March 31st, 2009, 8:47 am #5

Yep, looking really good so far. Though I'm just a noob with ArmA and don't have the foggiest idea what kind of editor you're using to create the map, I reckon it takes a lot of experience to create something like this.

Keep up with the good work :wohoo:
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March 31st, 2009, 10:29 am #6

Forgot to meantion that satmap is 50% of original size. Also since map is made in four parts seperate parts, to give some mercy to my computer, you can unfortunantly see unfinished seam very well <_<

Also swamp part looks kind a horrible, but I needed to make some difference on normal snow.

Not to forget houses are way too big and not all houses are there, we need to see if we remove them from final satmap and give Ozgu better picture of house placement.

Well I can clearly spot Kirvesmäki, Terenttilä and ofcourse Taipale, Pärssisen Metsä, Suvanto, Taipaleenjoki and little bit shores of Laatokka


You certainly found quite a few notable places and few not most notable places.
Missed Kansakoulun metsä thou :P

Yep, looking really good so far. Though I'm just a noob with ArmA and don't have the foggiest idea what kind of editor you're using to create the map, I reckon it takes a lot of experience to create something like this.


Map will be made with Visitor 3 as its pretty much requirement, however satellite map for it needs to be made otherway and since Google earth and co. cant provide data good enough we have to do it on old maps from 1930's and color it up. Resulting my awful satmap attempt, but it does its job.

My part of this with photoshop/paint shop pro is pretty easy, just time consuming. Ozgus part with Visitor will be much more demanding.
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March 31st, 2009, 1:39 pm #7

Yeah, I know that my Winter War knowledge is much weaker than Continuation War knowledge. :unsure: I'm personally acquainted more to summer of 1944 episodes ^_^

OK, now I'll get to business: When we'll approximately see some ingame shots of these auspicious islands? :scratch:
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March 31st, 2009, 8:45 pm #8

Erasmus @ Mar 31 2009, 03:39 PM wrote: Yeah, I know that my Winter War knowledge is much weaker than Continuation War knowledge. :unsure: I'm personally acquainted more to summer of 1944 episodes ^_^

Good topic to non-FWW2 part of forum :rolleyes:

OK, now I'll get to business: When we'll approximately see some ingame shots of these auspicious islands? :scratch:


Well since satmap is only half done and heightmap is not even started, meaning visitor part hasn't even begun, so it might be quite a while before there is something to show.
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April 27th, 2009, 5:43 pm #9

And finally I am done with satmap. As promised I post preview version of it.



Soon we can start working on it with Visitor.
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April 29th, 2009, 7:29 pm #10

I think it's great that you actually made a real taipale island, in OFP there were only simple islands with names of known (finnish war related) battlefields.
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