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hello, here i will post different sizes of a terrain for testing of how arma 3 can handle big terrains.

the terrains i will upload are not made by me, i have permission from "TeamProSkill" for using his terrain, resizing it and uploading it. Thanks to him.

also, TeamProSkill uploaded a tutorial about the arma 3 terrain builder which is very helpful, take a look @his channel.

https://www.youtube.com/user/TeamProSkillLP

And Bushlurker working on a great looking BIG terrain too, its 51km x 51km, check it out:

https://www.youtube.com/user/BushlurkerVids

anyway, i wont make big changes on the terrains i upload, i do only resizes. i wont place objects or creating new textures. my resized version of the terrains are not recommended for playing since there are no objects nor detail which makes it pretty boring for playing.

the resized terrains are good for:

- testing the arma 3 engine

- testing how arma 3 can handle big terrains

- testing how arma 3 handle many objects (placing via zeus)

- air combat

- testing own addons like new vehicles, weapons etc

This is my Moddb page where i upload the terrains:

http://www.moddb.com/mods/sgtsev3ns-arma-3-terrain-size-test

Current Terrain sizes Uploaded on Moddb:

600km x 600km (DL link: http://www.moddb.com/mods/sgtsev3ns-arma-3-terrain-size-test/downloads/600km-terrain-test)

204km x 204km (DL link: http://www.moddb.com/mods/sgtsev3ns-arma-3-terrain-size-test/downloads/204km-terrain-test)

409km x 409km (DL link: http://www.moddb.com/mods/sgtsev3ns-arma-3-terrain-size-test/downloads/409km-terrain-test)

307km x 307km (DL link: http://www.moddb.com/mods/sgtsev3ns-arma-3-terrain-size-test/downloads/307km-terrain-test)

122km x 122km (DL link: http://www.moddb.com/mods/sgtsev3ns-arma-3-terrain-size-test/downloads/122km-terrain-test)

2800km x 2800km (DL link: http://www.moddb.com/mods/sgtsev3ns-arma-3-terrain-size-test/downloads/2800km-terrain-test)

Current Terrain sizes Uploaded on PlaywithSix:

600km x 600km (DL link: http://play.withsix.com/arma-3/mods/OpQXYAu_BE-rCFjNeONGPw/600km-x-600km-Large-Terrain-Test)

204km x 204km (DL link: http://play.withsix.com/arma-3/mods/XrsdhfB9EUOjBQXvFGV4xQ/204km-x-204km-Large-Terrain-Test)

409km x 409km (DL link: http://play.withsix.com/arma-3/mods/aauTXU1ZpEOSECRrfRQEKw/409km-x-409km-Large-Terrain-Test)

307km x 307km (DL link: http://play.withsix.com/arma-3/mods/ybZyJXiDxkCDah2Z3mqtug/307km-x-307km-Large-Terrain-Test)

122km x 122km (DL link: http://play.withsix.com/arma-3/mods/7AjcKnFVDU2Sk_uw5On1CA/122km-x-122km-Large-Terrain-Test)

2800km x 2800km (DL link: http://play.withsix.com/arma-3/mods/nr7VcEOzW0y0UaLQ215Zdg/2800km-x-2800km-Large-Terrain-Test)

Current Terrain sizes Uploaded on ArmAholic:

600km x 600km (DL link: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=27859)

204km x 204km (DL link: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=27860)

409km x 409km (DL link: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=27861)

307km x 307km (DL link: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=27866)

122km x 122km (DL link: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=27870)

2800km x 2800km (DL link: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=27871)

This also answer the question most people have: that you can have huge terrains (500km x 500km and even bigger) in arma 3.

my current test result:

- 204km x 204km works currently like a charm, the textures arent that good quality like the altis/stratis one, but it isnt THAT bad. (im not finished with testing since i did this size after the 600km x 600km, maybe the results will change after testing done)

- 600km x 600km works, but first you will notice the low quality textures (idk if its possible to have better quality) and some bugs, for example: if you walk and drive, you will notice that you are pushed to left and right. another bug is that on some places, the texture appear in OK quality and if you go/drive few meters, then ultra low texture quality appear and if you go back, the OK quality texture appear again.

- 409km x 409km works almost like the 600km x 600km size, but the bugs are a little bit less noticable, for example: you will be pushed to left and right like on the 600km size but not THAT hard, its a bit less now. textures are also a little bit better quality but there is still the texture bug where the low res texture suddenly appear on some places.

- 307km x 307km works almost like the 204km x 204km, the only problem i found is: when you drive very fast, the clutter will disappear. texture looks good but on some places, it looks like this: http://www.moddb.com/mods/sgtsev3ns-arma-3-terrain-size-test/images/307km-terrain-test , http://www.moddb.com/mods/sgtsev3ns-arma-3-terrain-size-test/images/307km-terrain-test1#imagebox

- 122km x 122km works like a charm but i knew that before i resized it, because some times ago i ported the take on helicopters south east asia terrain to arma 3 which is 120km x 120km and it worked there already like a charm. on 122km x 122km you have no bugs, no shaking issue, high quality texture like on stratis and altis, no pushing left to right bug and yeah, its a awesome size which works like a charm :D

- 2800km x 2800km works very bad (but it works), the texture is ULTRA LOW quality, it feels you have a 800 ping (and that even in SP/Editor), you can not look around properly without feeling you have 800 ping, if you walk, you stuck almost every meter and if you walk forward, you walk automatically to left or right direction, your weapon is shaking heavy in all direction. this size works but it is not enjoyable.

there wont be any further sizes since we know now: the greater the size, the more bugs appear. greater size means more ultra low res textures, more weapon shaking, more stuck when walking etc.

FINAL RESULT:

if you want a bug-free good quality terrain, i suggest you make your terrain in 122km x 122km size. if you want a greater size but bug-free or with little/almost not noticeable bugs and you are willing to accept on some places a little lowres textures (but not THAT hard and its also not noticeable when there is clutter), then you can even have 307km x 307km terrain but anything above starts to get very buggy.

Screens from 409km x 409km size:

http://www.moddb.com/mods/sgtsev3ns-arma-3-terrain-size-test/images/409km-terrain-test2

http://www.moddb.com/mods/sgtsev3ns-arma-3-terrain-size-test/images/409km-terrain-test1#imagebox

http://www.moddb.com/mods/sgtsev3ns-arma-3-terrain-size-test/images/409km-terrain-test#imagebox (here you can see the low quality texture bug which i talked about in the 600km x 600km test. this low quality texture appear on some places)

here are some screenshots of the 204km x 204km terrain size:

http://media.moddb.com/cache/images/mods/1/27/26469/thumb_620x2000/arma3_2015-01-07_17-15-02-39.jpg

http://media.moddb.com/cache/images/mods/1/27/26469/thumb_620x2000/arma3_2015-01-07_17-15-07-95.jpg

http://media.moddb.com/cache/images/mods/1/27/26469/thumb_620x2000/arma3_2015-01-07_17-15-16-80.jpg

http://media.moddb.com/cache/images/mods/1/27/26469/thumb_620x2000/arma3_2015-01-07_17-15-25-10.jpg

600km x 600km screenshots:

http://media.moddb.com/cache/images/mods/1/27/26469/thumb_620x2000/arma3_2015-01-07_13-13-08-66.jpg

http://media.moddb.com/cache/images/mods/1/27/26469/thumb_620x2000/arma3_2015-01-07_13-14-02-51.jpg

307km x 307km screenshots:

http://www.moddb.com/mods/sgtsev3ns-arma-3-terrain-size-test/images/307km-terrain-test6#imagebox

http://www.moddb.com/mods/sgtsev3ns-arma-3-terrain-size-test/images/307km-terrain-test5#imagebox

http://www.moddb.com/mods/sgtsev3ns-arma-3-terrain-size-test/images/307km-terrain-test4#imagebox

http://www.moddb.com/mods/sgtsev3ns-arma-3-terrain-size-test/images/307km-terrain-test3#imagebox

http://www.moddb.com/mods/sgtsev3ns-arma-3-terrain-size-test/images/307km-terrain-test2#imagebox

http://www.moddb.com/mods/sgtsev3ns-arma-3-terrain-size-test/images/307km-terrain-test1#imagebox

http://www.moddb.com/mods/sgtsev3ns-arma-3-terrain-size-test/images/307km-terrain-test#imagebox

122km x 122km terrain:

http://www.moddb.com/mods/sgtsev3ns-arma-3-terrain-size-test/images/122km-terrain-test4

http://www.moddb.com/mods/sgtsev3ns-arma-3-terrain-size-test/images/122km-terrain-test3#imagebox

http://www.moddb.com/mods/sgtsev3ns-arma-3-terrain-size-test/images/122km-terrain-test2#imagebox

http://www.moddb.com/mods/sgtsev3ns-arma-3-terrain-size-test/images/122km-terrain-test1#imagebox

http://www.moddb.com/mods/sgtsev3ns-arma-3-terrain-size-test/images/122km-terrain-test#imagebox

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Bushlurker's looks interesting. It's big, but it has vegetation, trees, and most importantly, land features like canyon style ridges and such. That is something great to have in a big map. I'll give this one a try, but when do you think Bushlurker's map will be released? This is perfect timing, i needed a new test bed for air combat and such, this gave me the perfect opportunity. =D

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Bushlurker's looks interesting. It's big, but it has vegetation, trees, and most importantly, land features like canyon style ridges and such. That is something great to have in a big map. I'll give this one a try, but when do you think Bushlurker's map will be released? This is perfect timing, i needed a new test bed for air combat and such, this gave me the perfect opportunity. =D

i dont know when bushlurker will release it, i asked him some times ago in a topic in terrain builder section but i didnt got a answer.

---------- Post added at 19:21 ---------- Previous post was at 18:46 ----------

first page updated:

- added 409km x 409km test results (the size will be uploaded later)

- added screenshots from 409km size

- added screenshot from the lowres texture bug im talking about in the 409km and 600km test result

oh and two things:

if you install one of these terrains and you load your game, it may happen that it stuck for a while before you reach the main menu. DO NOT CLOSE THE GAME VIA TASK MANAGER, THE GAME IS NOT CRASHED! it just takes a bit to load.

on the 600km x 600km size, there maybe appear a error message in the main menu with the message "missing material", just ignore it.

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holy &^% 600x600km! Here I was thinking that 51x51km is the max for Arma and that was pushing the boundaries. This is insane!

Imagine using this with Cosmos Engine.... :D

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Come on just ! that's the best thing i ever seen ! right now we need to have some big map like 600 x 600 with road , mountains , forest and stuff. For the first time in arma i can see the point to use a C5 Galaxy ;)

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oh thank you very much guys, didnt knew that it will be automatically posted by you on the sites, i wanted to upload that today on armaholic & playwithsix.

thanks again :)

Come on just ! that's the best thing i ever seen ! right now we need to have some big map like 600 x 600 with road , mountains , forest and stuff. For the first time in arma i can see the point to use a C5 Galaxy ;)

yeah thats indeed pretty cool that arma 3 can handle 600km x 600km but it has some (i think unfixable) bugs. if you are willing to play a terrain which contain some bugs and lowres textures, then 600km x 600km is something for you.

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holy &^% 600x600km! Here I was thinking that 51x51km is the max for Arma and that was pushing the boundaries. This is insane!

Imagine using this with Cosmos Engine.... :D

Well, the DBO Afghanistan map is pretty big, with real mountains and such, a few locations with buildings and forests in the south, the north, the west, and the middle of the map. It's super good for Air Vehicle dedication. Not sure if it's bigger than these maps though, lemme go check...

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Ok... Well shit... Apparently the DBO Afghan map is only 81x81...

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new terrain 307km x 307km added.

armaholic & playwithsix link coming soon.

i plan to make following size in future:

120km x 120km

2700km x 2700km

i tested already 120km x 120km by porting the take on helicopters south east asia terrain (its 120km x120km) to arma 3 and it worked like a charm, just like the stratis/altis terrains:

high quality ground textures, no bugs (no pushing left to right etc)

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Thanks for sending us your newest release :cool:

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thank you very much, i will send tomorrow the 122km x 122km terrain and the 2800km x 2800km terrain :)

NOTE TO ALL: the terrains i will post tomorrow will be the lastest one, in my result list i explain why.

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