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#1 Posted at 2012-12-22 00:25        
     
Hello all,

This map is technically still in BETA as there are some things that are not yet complete but it is nearly done.

It is available for download HERE (recommend this one) (other downloads temporarily disabled). I greatly appreciate any mirrors or hosting as that site is a bit of a pain in the neck to get the download. If anyone knows how to contact Six so that the addon could be added to the Six Updater, I'd appreciate you letting me know.

As for changes, there are many but the highlights are:

* Updated models (improvements and enhancements) - I've compromised the low poly count of the first models with a call for higher poly buildings

* mountain terrain is more rugged in the central mountain region (as a test) and makes it much harder to drive a vehicle through the actual mountains - it also makes fighting against infantry all that much harder and more rewarding

* additional settlements and significant changes to former built up areas

* reworked the satmap and heightmap for better alignment and more realistic looking terrain

* all addon files now have BI signatures

I've been working on some missions but they are not quite yet ready for a release as well (I could use some testers if anyone is interested). If you are willing to help with making missions, please let me know and I will include them in a mission pack to be released soon. Also, if you're a mission maker that would grant me permission to modify your mission for this terrain, please just let me know.

If you're part of a large squad based group (e.g. ShackTac, 15th MEU, 1st MSOB) and have missions you'd like me to convert, please just let me know where I can download the missions and I will work on converting them.

As always, your feedback is encouraged and greatly appreciated. Hopefully, you'll see how former input from you has resulted in changes to this version.

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Sample Mission: Airport Template 1: http://www.gamefront.com/files/22181097/29Palms_Air (download this file only if you plan on needing airfields with lighting for your missions – by default there are no lights on any of the airfields).

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Pictures below are from first release:











Thanks to everyone that has helped me with the private Beta and with mirroring/hosting the files for this general release. Creating something of this scope and scale requires knowledge and skill that has been amassed from countless experts here on the forums (and on other websites like armaholic.com and armedassault.info). I am grateful for this amazing community.

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#2 Posted at 2012-12-22 01:07        
     
Sweet jesus, I already thought this was one of the most beautiful maps in arma 2 along with Mana Figi, but with those new buildings you have passed it! Love this map for CASEVAC and CSAR missions. Will try this as soon as I get out of my DCS faze that I get every month. Keep on the good work!


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#3 Posted at 2012-12-22 01:32        
     
Thanks! I really appreciate the feedback and praise.

I am hoping that with the changes I've made, you'll find infantry and land vehicle combat more appealing as well as air.

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#4 Posted at 2012-12-22 01:57        
     
I probably will find the land combat more appealing. I actually was thinking about using this map for a second part of my Undead Chernarus mission.
P.S how did you learn to model and create configs? I tried adding a custom classname and was puzzled for hours until I gave up.

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Oh and by the way, you should email foxhound this update so he can update our mission!


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#5 Posted at 2012-12-22 04:01        
     
As for learning how to model, etc. the short answer is that I've been interested in this stuff since the demo was released for Operation Flashpoint in 2001. I've never stopped looking at files and banging my head against the wall.

Over time, I asked a lot of questions and got a lot of great feedback from too many people to mention. Eventually, the code started making sense and the objects/terrain did not seem as complicated.

With this terrain in particular, I would estimate that at least 10% of my time was spent trying to fix something that I broke.

Foxhound is aware of this release. :)

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#6 Posted at 2012-12-22 08:34        
     
RapidShare link isn't working. " File owner's public traffic exhausted ". Not sure what it means,though I thought you might want to know.


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#7 Posted at 2012-12-24 08:28        
     
Thanks for posting the release here on the forums and for uploading to a different host :-)
I have updated both our news- and downloadpage with your new release!



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#8 Posted at 2012-12-24 18:24        
     
z-Zip is flagging this new file, as 8 files within it - being an unsupported compression method.
Eight files come out, but they are zero bytes.

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And thats from the two links at the bottom of the armaholic download page.


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#9 Posted at 2012-12-24 19:53        
     
Works just fine for me (both mirrors). Have you tried 7zip? If you are already using it make sure to update to the latest version.

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#10 Posted at 2012-12-24 21:38        
     
Thats what I meant to say 7-Zip, not z-zip!
Sorry.
I'll update to the newest version and try that.
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#11 Posted at 2013-01-04 20:14        
     
Back from looking at the map. It actually looks better than the As Samawah map in vbs 2. The only thing I don't like (I actually HATE this) is tthat millions of people aren't making missions for this map. That means that I have to make those millions of missions.. Keep up the great work.

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One question, I tried to download the demo airfield mission, but when I go to the link gamefront says file not found. Could you re-upload the mission please?

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#12 Posted at 2014-05-17 19:21        
     
I have a problem, i downloaded the map,enabled it,but it doesen't show up in the editor?

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