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Iceland 2015


Iceland 2015 v0.1 beta

 

for Wings Over Europe

 

by Baltika

 

with thanks to Gepard for illuminating the path

 

 

 

This is a beta preview of my Iceland 2015 terrain which is in the early stages of development.

 

Installation is as simple as dropping the Iceland folder into your WoE/Terrain folder, and selecting "Iceland 2015" from the terrain list.

 

This terrain is usable in SFP1 & WoV, but you will need to edit the CatFile= flag in the Iceland.ini file to point to the correct terrain Catfile for the version of the game you are running. You will also need a Germany_CE replacement tileset. Brain32's is excellent, with treemod by CA_Stary, and you can get it here:-

 

http://forum.combatace.com/index.php?autoc...p;showfile=6192

 

In fact, I recommend installing Brain32's tileset even if you are running WoE.

 

Just drop the tileset into your Iceland folder, and go fly.

 

 

Please be advised this is an early beta release, for preview and feedback purposes only. Single missions will run, and there are flyable airbases for Red and Blue sides.

 

But, there are a number of glaringly obvious tiling issues, and be very careful about using Alt+N as you are likely to crash into the side of a fjord somewhere.

For some reason, Blue side anti-ship missions tend not to work properly.

Also, non-airfield target areas are completely unpopulated, so don't go looking for lots of stuff to blow up, as it just ain't there, yet. . .

 

Now, if someone wants to tell me the easy way to create a new tileset from scratch, I'd be delighted ;-) The topography of Iceland is wonderfully varied, from Glaciers to Volcanic Lava flows, from pure blue crystal springs to beaches of black sand, and from barren craggy rocks to verdant pasture. Just now it all looks a bit, well, green and boring. My early efforts at creating terrain tiles are amateurish to say the least. Ho-hum, back to the drawing board. . .

 

As ever, feedback, suggestions and requests are most welcome. You can get me at combatace.

 

Tally-ho!

 

Baltika

 

May 2008

 

 

Oh yeah, this mod is released as freeware, you can mod it to your heart's content, and re-release for the benefit of the community. Credit should be given to the original developer, i.e. me ;-)

 

You are NOT permitted to use this in any payware package, OK?


 

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[[iceland 2015 v0.1 beta

 

for Wings Over Europe

 

by Baltika]]

 

Wow!!! Thanks. Now on to some cold war scenarios!

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*Thoughts of the Iceland scenes in Red Storm Rising flow through Viggen's mind* :haha:

 

Now I have ideas.

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awesome and far more relevant to current events than I can tell you.

 

I'll be out of town for a week so won't be able to do much with this right now, but looking forward to some North Atlantic action!

 

too bad the Norway terrain is broken, these would make a great combination.

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Very good work!

 

And good glance into future

 

Famous campaign builder takes on the terrain creating and... WINS! :blink:

 

Great work Baltika! :clapping:

 

I think, personally, it looks better with Brain's tileset, just my opinion

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Famous campaign builder takes on the terrain creating and... WINS! :blink:

 

 

Aw, shucks :blush:

 

Coming from you that is praise indeed, CA, cheers mate :biggrin:

 

Agreed, with Brain's tiles and your Trees and Farms mod the whole thing comes to life, although some of my runways are a bit close to tiles with tree LODs for it to work perfectly. That's why it's beta v0.1, I suppose :rolleyes:

 

I have spent a lot of time since I posted this trying to create (I mean, grab from Google Earth) some Icelandic terrain tiles, but trying to make them all fit together is giving me a migraine. I think I'll concentrate on finishing runway/target placement meantime, and take it from there. The northern coastline is a bit underpopulated, and my handy Phillips Universal Atlas of the World shows at least another seven major airfields to place. Then there's some river tiling to do. And maybe a road or two. And carrier stations. And lakes. And tidy up the sea climbing on land. And. . .

 

My hat is off to all those who build terrain. There's just always something else to do :blink:

 

Oh yeah, sorry everyone, I've been flying Armed Recon and getting trucks in the sea, basic error, sorry. I'll try to post a hotfix _Movement .ini when I get it sorted.

 

Toodle-pip for now,

 

Baltika

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