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NovaLogic Terrains


NovaLogic Terrains
July 13th, 2021 (1st Release)
by Menrva and gerwin


>For Strike Fighters 2, Recommended Full-5 Merged
This package was born after the discovery of similarities between the terrain engine of Strike Fighters and that of NovaLogic's flight sims from the late nineties. Upon my initial idea, gerwin helped make it true with his incredible programming skills; without him, these terrains wouldn't even exist for use on Strike Fighters. This package features not one, not two, but all thirteen terrains converted from all NovaLogic's flight sims. Due to differences between game engines, these terrains are smaller in scale in Strike Fighters compared to how they are in NovaLogic's games. Here below a summary of what's included:
NL01_IslandGreen (Region: Meadow) from F-22 Lightning II
NL02_IslandSnowy (Region: Tundra) from F-22 Lightning II and F-22 Raptor
NL03_Desert1 (Region: Arid) from F-22 Lightning II and F-22 Raptor
NL04_Jungle1 (Region: Forest) from F-22 Lightning II and F-22 Raptor
NL04_Jungle2 (Region: Jungle) from F-16 Multirole Fighter and MiG-29 Fulcrum
NL05_Savannah1 (Region: Woodland) from F-22 Raptor
NL05_Savannah2 (Region: Savanna) from F-16 Multirole Fighter, MiG-29 Fulcrum and F-22 Lightning 3
NL06_Desert2A (Region: Brush) from F-22 Raptor
NL06_Desert2B (Region: Desert) from F-16 Multirole Fighter and MiG-29 Fulcrum
NL07_Steppe (Region: Steppe) from F-16 Multirole Fighter and MiG-29 Fulcrum
NL08_Scrub (Region: Scrub) from F-16 Multirole Fighter, MiG-29 Fulcrum and F-22 Lightning 3
NL09_Glacial (Region: Glacial) from F-16 Multirole Fighter, MiG-29 Fulcrum and F-22 Lightning 3
NL10_IslandJungle (Region: Tropical) from F-22 Lightning 3

These terrains feature 500m resolution heightmaps and original low-res tilesets (tweaked for the Strike Fighters engine). Each terrain is meant to represent a generic region of the world. Nations are properly limited to ones coherent with each setting, and island terrains enable the use of naval fleets and aircraft carriers. As such, these terrains are meant to be used in a full-5 merged mod folder of all SF2 titles. At this stage very few target areas have been added to each terrain, providing basic support for all mission types, so just enjoy quick missions against the enemy; hopefully these terrains will be completed with more details one day.

About development, gerwin took care of reverse engineering NovaLogic's files and converting them to SF2 format, plus writing the tools for that. Me and him manually fixed most water alpha channels and adjusted colors in few tiles. Design choices such as target areas, routes, terrain height and surroundings, are mine; if you have any suggestions about this package, contact me.


>Credits (in no particular order):
-gerwin, for converting these terrains to the Strike Fighters game engine and for expanding his awesome tools with new features. I included his very nice Airfield 7+8 Addon Pack, too.
-Wrench, for permission to upload this package which is based on outdated assets from old games.


>Disclaimer:
This is a freeware; yet it can be redistributed ONLY in other CombatACE mods/mod packages.
Any changes to the package's files and/or any copy-and-paste attempts of their contents are NOT authorized if you plan to release them in other mods. But permission might be granted to those who request it to me at CombatACE.
This mod may NOT in any way, shape or form be used in any payware additions.


 

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Wow this is cool! Looking forward to exploring these.

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exploring not exploding
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@Icarus999 My answer to your question posted here: https://combatace.com/forums/topic/91363-strike-fighters-2-screenshots-thread/?page=117&tab=comments#comment-787626

Those NL terrains are just like common Strike Fighter terrains, they use the same tile based system. In theory, one could create custom TODs for each tileset, thus adding trees and buildings. However, given the lack of a proper tool for TOD creation (TW's Terrain Editor is a mess to work with) and due to these terrains featuring hundreds of custom tiles (maybe a thousand or more in total), TODs for them are out of question at this stage.

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