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IcelandNA TFD/HFD Terrain Mod
(Go to link above, then click on the Strike Fighters page)


HFD/TFD ICELAND Terrain for Strike Fighters 2 North Atlantic
..or for any other game from the Strike Fighters Series.

Remake of the Stock Direct-X 10 Lod based terrain, but in the classic HFD/TFD format.

 

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FEATURES:
- A natural looking texture tileset, being a blend of ThirdWire's, gerwin/GB's and Stary's work.
- Gives High framerates and requires only a short loading time.
- Better low altitude radar evasion behaviour compared to the stock terrain.
- Shorelines and Lakes.
- Towns, millions of trees and even geysers (last two are made by Stary).
- As the target locations are unchanged, the campaign remains 100% functional.
- Seemingly windows XP compatible with a merged install.
- Works with any Strike Fighters Game; Wings over Vietnam, Europe, Isreal etc.
- Includes some toned-down textures for the SF2NA Iceland buildings and trees.

Note: Since the introduction of brown/stone tiles this release is for now incompatible
with Stary's high-res tileset on CombatAce. Though his artwork is by default integrated in this install,
blended with the original tileset.


INSTALLATION FOR SF2NA:
Put the files in the proper Strike fighters mods folder.
By default (for an English Windows) this would be the following folder:
C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\My Documents\ThirdWire\StrikeFighters2 NorthAtlantic\Terrains\IcelandNA
As it is configured now, it will replace the stock Iceland terrain in the game.


ABOUT SF2NA UNDER WINDOWS XP:
-SF2NA is officially not compatible with windows XP, as written in red letters in the store page.
-SF2NA can seemingly be run on windows XP with a merged game, by starting another game from SF2 the series.
StrikeFighters2 NorthAtlantic.exe itself gives a DLL error.
Therefore the StrikeFighters2 NorthAtlantic mod folder remains unused in XP. Use another mod folder.
-The SF2NA stock terrain will not render properly on Windows XP / DirectX 9.
Use this terrain mod to work around that.


SUGGESTED PROCEDURE FOR WINDOWS XP USERS:
Copy "StrikeFighters2.exe" and rename it "StrikeFighters2 NA XP.exe" in the same folder.
Copy "StrikeFighters2.ini" and rename it "StrikeFighters2 NA XP.ini" in the same folder.
Remove the 'read only' tag from "StrikeFighters2 NA XP.ini" and change this entry at the bottom:

[Module]
ModuleDataFile=ModuleNorthAtlantic.cat
DefaultTerrainData=IcelandNA
DefaultAircraft=F-14A

The Module line enables the SF2NA menu backgrounds.
Run StrikeFighters2 NA XP.exe, it will then automatically create the "StrikeFighters2 NA XP" mod folder.
in which to put this terrain mod.


INSTALLATION FOR SF2 OTHER THEN SF2NA:
Put the files in the proper Strike fighters mods folder.
By default (for an English Windows) this would be the following folder:
C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\My Documents\ThirdWire\StrikeFighters2\Terrains\
Copy the files from the 'standalone' folder to the main IcelandNA folder
(The Naval forces from SF2NA will not be present)


INSTALLATION FOR SF1:
Put the IcelandNA folder in the game's 'Terrain' folder
Copy the files from the 'standalone' folder to the main IcelandNA folder
Remove ICELANDNA_DATA.INI, which is for SF2.
then rename the file '- SF1 - ICELANDNA_DATA.INI' to ICELANDNA_DATA.INI.
(The Naval forces from SF2NA will not be present)

Edited by gerwin
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no

as it references the SF2NA IcelandNA terrain cat, which as everyone know ... is DX10

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The runways are fixed.

The tiling is improved a bit.

 

For me it works on Win XP with a merged install, but that is just based on my observation, no guarantee.

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Worked on this one today, it is much improved. Snow cover has been added.

In fact, I am satisfied with the terrain, even if it uses just two dozen textures.

 

Maybe I will add the lakes I noticed further inland..

 

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I dont see an really advantage of the LOD terrain if it is used in the way as TK has done it. It would have neen better if he would use the old HFD/TFD terrains and added special LOD's for rocks, carves, valleys etc and add a overlay for streets and rivers.

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I dont see an really advantage of the LOD terrain

I see it the same way.

But maybe our terrain gurus can find out and implement these advantages.

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Many thanks Gerwin!!! :salute:

 

In my W7 32 (3.250Go RAM only detected... :heat: ) system, your "Alpha Release" works fine... :good:

 

Coupi. :bye:

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One good thing about LODS is,kevin if you recal we were going to do a sub base located in cliffs.? but I cant recall for what lol ( I actually started the 3d model...will dig it out)

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Hi gerwin

 

Works a treat in XP. With the new loading screens and your terrain have a whole new game. :good:

 

Cheers

 

Snapper 21

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Gerwin, thank you. Please keep up the good work; I might be tempted to actually isntall SF2NA after wasting my money on it with your mod:)

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Gerwin, thank you. Please keep up the good work

 

+10000

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I dont see an really advantage of the LOD terrain if it is used in the way as TK has done it. It would have neen better if he would use the old HFD/TFD terrains and added special LOD's for rocks, carves, valleys etc and add a overlay for streets and rivers.

 

Now there's an idea!!

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I tried that Gepard, adding LOD meshes to terrain but the new way, doesn't compute

 

funny as the more time I spend with the new terrain engine the more I think old one is better and user friendly in many areas... imported small 300x300 km part of Vietnam map, ended with 60 MILLION polys :blink:

 

Gerwin, keep it up!:good:

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imported small 300x300 km part of Vietnam map, ended with 60 MILLION polys :blink:

Wait! It had more polys in game than in max?

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Wait! It had more polys in game than in max?

 

my error during tests -exported as [DefaultMesh] which is on naval maps water, and thus repeats self all over the map, so the mesh of terrain was repeating over and over giving the 60 million polys (and one frame per 3 seconds...)

 

max mesh I exported was much smaller of course

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