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#1 Posted at 2013-09-09 19:56        
     

I am happy to announce the beta version of our mod teams first island. It is a topographical depiction of the Brecon Beacons mountains in South Wales, United Kingdom. The Brecon Beacons are used by the British army to ruck in extreme conditions, harsh terrain and crushing elevations. More interestingly the mountains are used by the Special Air Service for the endurance test in their selection, known as the fan dance the 24 km ruck is one of the toughest and most dangerous selection courses in the world. More men have died doing the fan dance than any other western tier one selection.


The map is made as a simulation of the typical topography of the area. It is not a 1:1 copy nor is it an attempt to replicate infrastructure, British army training facilities or specific geography/landmarks. The map could easily be used to simulate Scottish Highlands, North American Mountains or Eastern European Mountains.

The map contains roughly 10 peaks and sports woodland, valleys, lakes, snowy ridges and shruby valleys.
The map has 2 facilities connected by a road both of which contain watermarks for our unit, some custom objects will be required to use the map and that is what is taking most of our time at the moment.

The map's topography is done by myself but everything beyond that other some creative assistance is done by Whitefang ([UKSF] Maier)

Help modeling building would be appreciated. Thanks for any feedpack. Screenshots and beta version available for download here












The map has the airfield placed down but still requires a full base to put in, there are however 2 empty spaces which can be used for a "makeshift" base in the in-game editor. I am aware by arma standards this is a simple and perhaps ugly map, but it does a respectable job depicting the geography it is based on and after playing arma for years and years I'd like to think some folks out there would agree this was not a waste of my time.

Other than a fixed base, there is an clear issue with the texture generated for this map. It is in grid squares and can clearly be seen close up. I would like to see both these issues fixed soon but the object placement of the base and the enhancement of the forests and mountains with rocks and boulders takes priority over an aesthetic blemish that can be overlooked if your enjoying the big picture and are not too bothered by a detail close up (like me...).

Feedback really appreciated, thanks for reading I hope you enjoy taking a peak.

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#2 Posted at 2013-09-14 02:12        
     
Looks Nice, I Will download!


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#3 Posted at 2013-09-14 08:41        
     
Please provide a proper download mirror for the file. I really am not going to install some crap download excellerator which i am sure is full of crapware.

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#4 Posted at 2013-09-14 23:11        
     
# Foxhound : Please provide a proper download mirror for the file. I really am not going to install some crap download excellerator which i am sure is full of crapware.

Sure, I only used that one because previous authors on BI used it (I took the time to check). Would an mirror from our units website work? "www.uk-sf.com" if not please point me somewhere else to upload.

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#5 Posted at 2013-09-14 23:33        
     
Yes, anything other than that host. I do not know why but that host forces anyone wanting to download your release to install a download accelerator. I am sure its infected with bad things ;-)

Your unit website would be perfect, but you could also use rapidshare, mega.co.nz, multiupload or even our public FTP for example: http://www.armaholic.com/plug.php?e=faq&q=7

Let me know once you have a new mirror up :-)

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#6 Posted at 2013-09-15 18:55        
     
# Foxhound : Yes, anything other than that host. I do not know why but that host forces anyone wanting to download your release to install a download accelerator. I am sure its infected with bad things ;-)

Your unit website would be perfect, but you could also use rapidshare, mega.co.nz, multiupload or even our public FTP for example: http://www.armaholic.com/plug.php?e=faq&q=7

Let me know once you have a new mirror up :-)

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#7 Posted at 2013-09-15 23:27        
     
Thanks for the new upload, this one is much better :-)
News is up on the frontpage and you can find our mirror here:




PS: does this require CO or just OA?

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#8 Posted at 2014-05-27 16:51        
     
Stand by for a new release

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