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by karsten
Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: Lake Michigan West SAM Version 2
Replies: 7
Views: 11224

Re: Lake Michigan West SAM Version 2

Runs just fine now! :D
by karsten
Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: Front page map queue
Replies: 19
Views: 29997

Re: Front page map queue

Well good luck with all that! :D
by karsten
Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: New Map - US_Southeast
Replies: 15
Views: 11970

Re: New Map - US_Southeast

I found the problem.
Excellent! Looking forward to version 2 - with less spaghetti, please? :wink:
by karsten
Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: Lake Michigan West SAM
Replies: 26
Views: 15360

Re: Lake Michigan West SAM

Interesting stuff. The missing terrain reflection is just a glitch of the rendering engine. See this mountain reflection from my yet to be released "Australia - sunny down under" map for a counterexample. :D Canberra 01.jpg The RRT_Engine_map is used to generate metallic reflections - and if you loo...
by karsten
Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: Basin And Range 2-maps CIC build Size 13 -18
Replies: 19
Views: 25205

Re: Basin And Range 2-maps CIC build Size 13 -18

I applaud your decision to conclude this project. :D It is all too easy to spoil a good map by adding all sorts of marginal quests. This map evokes the emptiness of desert territory, if well played, and that is how it should be. In addition, I think the original authors will most appreciate a carefu...
by karsten
Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: New Map - US_Southeast
Replies: 15
Views: 11970

Re: New Map - US_Southeast

New Orleans (after the storm).jpg Hi TMiller, I played through Lowell's version of Basin and Range two days ago, not a hitch - so you might try replacing the fort with the one from that source and see whether that fixes the troops and ammo trains. Spaghetti squared.jpg Anyway, I continued the scena...
by karsten
Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: Lake Michigan West SAM
Replies: 26
Views: 15360

Re: Lake Michigan West SAM

We should probably have started a new topic for this interesting subject, but just to expand slightly - Wings of Phoenix rightly points out that SMR has its own (limited) interpretation of specular light reflection. In general, specular reflection is distinct from diffuse reflection, in that incomin...
by karsten
Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: Lake Michigan West SAM Version 2
Replies: 7
Views: 11224

Re: Lake Michigan West SAM Version 2

Last Electronics Delivery to Chicago.jpg As we can see, those lighthouses now stay put (Screenshot 1). Good idea - light production. Very professional-looking production chain chart! 8) There is only one small glitch with the oil cars (Screenshot 2), otherwise everthing ran perfectly - I could stil...
by karsten
Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: Basin And Range 2-maps CIC build Size 13 -18
Replies: 19
Views: 25205

Re: Basin And Range 2-maps CIC build Size 13 -18

Basin Range Landscape2.jpg fix this fantastic map into a simple drag-and-drop map install. Lowell, this is certainly a welcome development, thanks for making this excellent granddaddy of all content-enhanced maps available as a straightforward drag and drop map! Basin Range Landscape.jpg The scener...
by karsten
Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: Lake Michigan West SAM
Replies: 26
Views: 15360

Re: Lake Michigan West SAM

Yes, the lighthouse was once part of a larger structure - one of the tricks of efficient modellers! I doubt that this is crash-relevant, but who knows :mrgreen: Anyway, I played around a bit with the emsk file (environment mask) of the lighthouse, and here is what I got: 1. White emsk: the shadowy p...
by karsten
Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: Lake Michigan West SAM
Replies: 26
Views: 15360

Re: Lake Michigan West SAM

Thought I would look at the lighthouses in the Decorations folder. Am confused in that the Nif files are in fact light houses but the, diff, emsk, and spec files are a large building, and was wondering if this is correct? Larry Hi Larry, diff, emsk, and spec files control the appearance of the ligh...
by karsten
Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: Lake Michigan West SAM
Replies: 26
Views: 15360

Re: Lake Michigan West SAM

What do you think? Is it worth the trouble? It seems to me that if one goes to all the trouble of creating a landmark, one probably would prefer not to lose it when the map is saved and loaded. The landmark hamlet could have an appropriate name, such as "Stormcliffs Lighthouse". For the goods appro...
by karsten
Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: Lake Michigan West SAM
Replies: 26
Views: 15360

Re: Lake Michigan West SAM

If you were to define them as monuments in one-house villages or as fake production facilities, I think they might stay put. Here is what I mean: first, the permanent landmark, a lighthouse in Chicago (pic1). You have to define it as landmark, otherwise you get overkill (pic2). :shock: Second, a fa...
by karsten
Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: Lake Michigan West SAM
Replies: 26
Views: 15360

Re: Lake Michigan West SAM

I spent about a year working on this maps' content. ... and it certainly shows! :D Great stuff. A few more comments: You have a lot of nice touches, like the lighthouses and farmhouses. Unfortunately, they all disappear when loading a saved map, because they are defined as decorations. If you were ...
by karsten
Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: Lake Michigan West SAM
Replies: 26
Views: 15360

Re: Lake Michigan West SAM

Thanks for a fun afternoon, Slider - I enjoyed and admired the carefully crafted new content! As I have said before, your maps are always thoroughly tested before posting, not a glitch to be found. 8) I think Warll will package the files in one downloadable and post them in the database, so you don'...