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The Atlas: Guide to ArmA 3 Terrain Making

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The Atlas is the successor to my Quick Tutorial /Sample Terrain guide which has recently become hard to find and had a few minor errors in it. This new tutorial covers everything the old one did but adds in items like installation, roads, and objects. If I have the time, I hope to expand it in the future and include more information about how and why things work. If you find any errors with it please post them here. I will try to check back frequently.

 

 

I have removed the download links because Snakeman has it on his editing wiki with a few updates that make things clearer here: https://pmc.editing.wiki/doku.php?id=arma3:terrain:the-atlas-by-jakerod

UPDATE: Snakeman (and I think others) have done a great job creating another tutorial here at the PMC Editing Wiki which is definitely worth checking out after or as a replacement for this one. Here's a link to the forum thread covering the PMC Editing Wiki Terrain Tutorial.

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Thanks for sending us the release :cool:

Release frontpaged on the Armaholic homepage.

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We have also "connected" these pages to your account on Armaholic.

This means soon you will be able to maintain these pages yourself if you wish to do so. Once this new feature is ready we will contact you about it and explain how things work and what options you have.

When you have any questions already feel free to PM or email me!

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Awesome, I've always wanted to learn that.

But I have a problem for which I couldn't find a solution on the internet.

Whenever I start the Terrain Builder I get this Error:

Buldozer

Buldozer may not work:Missing file(s): bin\config.bin,

I can start the editor, but I can't launch the Buldozer >.< Any Idea?

Many Greetings

Moony

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Awesome, I've always wanted to learn that.

But I have a problem for which I couldn't find a solution on the internet.

Whenever I start the Terrain Builder I get this Error:

Buldozer

Buldozer may not work:Missing file(s): bin\config.bin,

I can start the editor, but I can't launch the Buldozer >.< Any Idea?

Many Greetings

Moony

I've only had time to skim through it but read the Atlas. Section 2 and 3 will help you get set up.

Jakerod, you truely did an awesome job. Where do I donate? (seriously)

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I've only had time to skim through it but read the Atlas. Section 2 and 3 will help you get set up.

Jakerod, you truely did an awesome job. Where do I donate? (seriously)

I did everything. I worked through the guide in a cronological order. T^T

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I did everything. I worked through the guide in a cronological order. T^T

Could you post a screenshot of your P:\ drive and the P:\bin folder?

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There is tbh nothing special on the folder structure. ^^

First pic is in "P:\" and sec. pic is in "P:\bin"

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Hm. I wonder what the problem is then. The only thing I probably do different from most people is run Terrain Builder from the P:\ drive, not the Arma Tools. I never use those but just made symlink to the TB folder. But it should find that folder no problem, where is your Terrain Builder installed?

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I installed the ARMA 3 Tools on Steam, so its on my D drive with all the other tools

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It might be a Windows UAC thing but I'm out of ideas really, maybe you'd have more luck asking in the BI Tools troubleshooting section? Or maybe someone else here will know what's going on. If you do decide to head over to the Tools section, it helps if you run the Diagnostics in the Arma Tools first and post them with your question. Just to speed things up a little :) good luck!

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Windows UAC is impossible. Its deactivated ^^

I'll do that thanks for the help anyway!

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Really nice tutorial, got me motivated to learn more. But i've got one issue, when i launch bulldozer there is no texture, just a black surface. Anyone know why this is?

Nevermind, got the rvmp directory wrong

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Awesome, I've always wanted to learn that.

But I have a problem for which I couldn't find a solution on the internet.

Whenever I start the Terrain Builder I get this Error:

Buldozer

Buldozer may not work:Missing file(s): bin\config.bin,

I can start the editor, but I can't launch the Buldozer >.< Any Idea?

Many Greetings

Moony

Are you launching TB thru A3tools or by double clicking the exe in P:/TerrainBuilder ?

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Thanks for sending us the release :cool:

Release frontpaged on the Armaholic homepage.

================================================

We have also "connected" these pages to your account on Armaholic.

This means soon you will be able to maintain these pages yourself if you wish to do so. Once this new feature is ready we will contact you about it and explain how things work and what options you have.

When you have any questions already feel free to PM or email me!

Thank you Foxhound!

Because the ordinary one isn't enough: http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a188/CWhore/banana2.gif

Thanks Jakerod! Really looking forward to this :D

It is a very easy to follow guide.
Awesome resource! Thanks for sharing this.

Thanks guys!

Jakerod, you truely did an awesome job. Where do I donate? (seriously)

Thank you! And don't worry about donating. If you really want to though, just donate it to an animal shelter or some other charity of your choice.

Awesome, I've always wanted to learn that.

But I have a problem for which I couldn't find a solution on the internet.

Whenever I start the Terrain Builder I get this Error:

Buldozer

Buldozer may not work:Missing file(s): bin\config.bin,

I can start the editor, but I can't launch the Buldozer >.< Any Idea?

Many Greetings

Moony

I have the same error

How is this going? Did either of you manage to figure it out?

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Awesome, I've always wanted to learn that.

But I have a problem for which I couldn't find a solution on the internet.

Whenever I start the Terrain Builder I get this Error:

Buldozer

Buldozer may not work:Missing file(s): bin\config.bin,

I can start the editor, but I can't launch the Buldozer >.< Any Idea?

Many Greetings

Moony

copy \arma3\dta\bin.pbo to your P: drive

use extractpbo (mikero's tools) or/and pbo manager to extract the pbo file to your P: drive. (I use extractpbo, followed by pbo manager on bin.pbo as then i have both the unbinarized(cpp) and binarized(bin) config files from the pbo in my P: drive)

this will create a \bin\ folder on your P: drive which includes the binarized (bin) and unbinarized (cpp) config files that TB requires.

NB: PBO Manager does NOT unbinarise files when you extract them from the pbo, therefore you preserve the bin.pbo/config.bin file for TB to utilize. ExtractPbo unbinarises any file it comes across that it is able to unbinarise.

(There are probably commandline switches in ExtractPbo to not un-binarise files contained within pbo's, but i find the PBO Manager method quicker and easier) :)

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Thanks for sharing! People like you are keeping the arma modding scene alive.

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I have no idea what happened. The downloads are giving me a permission denied.

EDIT: should work now

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