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[Early WIP] Southern Wardak Province, Afghanistan

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Hello viewers. Lets get straight to the point.

This terrain is my very first terrain, I have ever made and got to run successfully in game. So this is a big plus 1 for me. I do not know a bunch of handy techniques of making the terrain look better. So any pointers will help me out a ton :rolleyes:

My terrain is not a 100% recreation of Southern Wardak Province, Afghanistan. A lot of towns and roads are custom thought of by me.

Features:

* Will feature JBAD Buildings (Thanks to Smokedog and Milkman)

* Foot patrol paths

* 1 pave highway

* Multiple dirt roads

Work in Progress:

* Multiple FOB's and check points

* Towns / Villages

* Foliage

Videos:

Video below is not mine, all credit goes to Jeza.

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Pictures:

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Note: In the pictures the sat image is blurry, I know. Since this is my first terrain, I didn't want to spend a lot of time in Photoshop to puzzle the map together, just in case if my terrain didn't load in-game or crash.

Changelog:

* Rebuilt first town.

* Fixed Jbad buildings walls error. (Can now see walls of compounds.)

* Added variety of farming fields in the town.

To do list:

* Start West airfield.

* Fix a few floating objects

* Fix clutter, not showing in game

Required addons:

JBAD_Buildings -http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=26806

Download Links:

ArmaHolic - http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=28535

Mediafire - http://www.mediafire.com/download/yugo6k8nh0gll08/Wardak.rar

If their are any recommendations please state them here.

Big thanks to:

Smokedog and Milkman - For their JBAD Buildings

=1stRB= MAJ. Gunner - For assisting me with the config work

CAPTNCAPS - For his YouTube video tutorials

1st Ranger Battalion - For support

Many thanks :rolleyes:

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Airfield? :)

Actually, I'm looking into how to put airfields on terrains right now. Big enough for C17's to take off from. :)

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Awesome news!

I would recommend getting some nice basic grass on there as soon as you can, it really helps give the map a "complete" sense and just ties things toghter, even in the unfinished state.

(and it seriously improves the look)

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Awesome news!

I would recommend getting some nice basic grass on there as soon as you can, it really helps give the map a "complete" sense and just ties things toghter, even in the unfinished state.

(and it seriously improves the look)

Thanks for the feedback, about to upload new pictures of my first town (Still WIP). But almost complete. I've been having issues lately with the grass clutter, trying to fix it.

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0/10 not enough lunchbox factories. Just kidding, love it Drifter, can't wait to use it in OP!

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An error with JBAD_Buildings, when I load into game, the walls from JBAD_Buildings will not load with an on screen error, as for when I'm in Terrain Builder it works and shows fine... If anyone has any solutions to this problem, I would appreciate it :D.

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Well from what I can see the Town looks great ;)

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Well from what I can see the Town looks great ;)

Thanks :D

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What's your P path?

P path to what? My project? JBAD_Buildings.

My path to the map is P:\Projects\Wardak

My path to all the jbad_buildings are:

P:\jbad_structures

P:\jbad_rocks

P:\jbad_veg

P:\jbad_misc

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Disregard my issues with the Jbad_walls not working, I fixed the issue, will have new images uploaded soon

Changelog:

- Gutted the first town, started over from scratch. Somewhat of the same layout as the first one but a few changes.

- Fixed the Jbad_walls issues / error.

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I downloaded Jbad buildings from playwith six and used pboextract from Mikero's tools. And they worked. Before I was using the armaholic link. For some reason when I used the PlayWithSix download it worked fine.

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I think its a very good start. You could try using L3DT to help generate a more detailed satellite mask. Your urban screenshots have a good feel and its nice and detailed with good use of objects. Do you just have one surface type at the moment (desert?) or are you planning on adding more variation with clutter?

Keep up the good work!

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I think its a very good start. You could try using L3DT to help generate a more detailed satellite mask. Your urban screenshots have a good feel and its nice and detailed with good use of objects. Do you just have one surface type at the moment (desert?) or are you planning on adding more variation with clutter?

Keep up the good work!

Thanks :) I actually do use L3DT. But I don't use the generate sat image, unless it is an artificial map of course. And the clutter I am currently having issues with ATM. Their is suppose to be grass clutter on the map, on the grass texture layers, and no grass on the sand and dead grass layers. I am currently trying to fix those issues now.

And just recently I gutted out the town, due to errors as mentioned in one of my comments with the changelog above, which now the town has more detail, not including clutter yet.

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Changelog:

- Refinished the first town.

- Fixed the Jbad walls error.

- Added a variety of farming fields in the town.

To do list:

- Scale down poppy field plants.

- Fix a few floating objects.

- Start West airfield.

- Fix clutter.

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YouTube video, walk around of the town.

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Town looks.....gorgeous. Great density. I worry about my AI friends pathfinding however. But they'll live.....or die.

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Out of curiosity: Will you try to make the map as realistic as possible?

Edit: Nevermind, saw the end of the video

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Town looks.....gorgeous. Great density. I worry about my AI friends pathfinding however. But they'll live.....or die.

I worry about the same thing. On other towns, they will have great detail as well, but not like the first town with the little fancy creek running through the middle, that is the only area where I worry about AI. Thanks for the feedback :D

Watched the video. I like it so far

Thanks!

so far map looks good

:cool:

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10+ New pictures :cool:

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Changelog:

* Added a few new towns and rural areas with farming land

* Added foliage lines

* Added more foot patrol paths

* Fixed floating objects

* Fixed oversized poppies and plants

To do:

* Start airport

* Fix grass clutter (not showing)

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