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  1. activate heights editing, in the ortho view map, arrow changes to a special tool ...
  2. I was planning in coop with AthelraedUnraed to do something about Rheinland's maps. I am interested in the Ardennes, spent quite some time there on holidays and even playing with a Belgian band in the past. A lot of essential WW2 stuff is also really missing in the German scene, especially the industrial areas of the Ruhgebiet.
  3. ah. thnx, but the problem was you can (accidentally) select it as player, while not "owning" it. Same with the c74, it's not even a player (yet?):
  4. Yep, i discovered that, stupid me .... maybe it should not appear in the ME also.
  5. Spent some time on taxi route mapping. Jim's manual is quite good on explaining the hows. Especially with a flight of more than 3 aircraft it seems like 'you gotta get lucky' to make it work. Planes taxi-ing in a flock bump int into all the obstacles they can find on their route and into each other. Behave like a flock of geese before take-off whilen the run for a dog. With all that testing and reloading in game and an often crashing ME i usually give up and choose start on runways instead.
  6. Hi Rapidus. I am in the process of correcting the Rheinland map locally in regards of a (historical sort of) mission making attempt in the Dutch Zuid Holland area. My dad fought in 1940 as local airfield defender at a small (missing) airfield as 19 year old sergeant, why my interest. They 'won' this battle actually destroying Nazi elite para troopers and their Ju52 planes with one AA cannon, and nothing more than one-shot WW1 rifles. And then Hitler bombed Rotterdam out of revenge. ------ So on the map are quite a few missing towns, airfields, canals, roads and railways, whole harbors. Missing roads and railways programming i don't know if that's possible as for active vehicle or train movements .... I figured out how to edit landscape heights, like editing in missing dunes (see 2 pictures) and other terrain corrections. What really frustrates me now is that i cannot edit out (or in) forest areas; they are programmed solidly in the way for corrections. also where Dordrecht town is (omitted from the default Rheinland maps). -------- Dordrecht is a very old place, older than the year 1100 at least. 1940 saw an important battle there about the two Moerdijk bridges some 15 km below that ares. (3rd picture has Map edit active; the red blob cursor change at the arrow with the blue circle in Ortho view only which does nothing, Laprino winter map). -------------- Missing dunes edited in around Hook of Holland, first attempt in repairing the coast line, but trees in the wrong place are in the way:
  7. You can edit heights: created some dunes along the Dutch coastline:
  8. I found a few things. Run the ME in Windows 7 mode (forces DirectX 11), run as administrator and disable fullscreen optimizations i am still testing Change high DPI settings Program DPI and choose I open this program. (I use a 4k monitor). What i found so far what stabilizes the ME a bit, especially in large missions & maps like Rheinland.: Load the mission, immediately save it. Then quit the ME and restart it again, and load the mission. Save again. I have switched off load last mission on startup, otherwise Surface Edit, Height dropdowns are missing. BTW Yesterday i had crashes when selecting toggle GUI map clicking on the top icon bar. Today it's OK LoL. I would love to see the ME updated however. I must say it's one of the best gameplay scenario making tools around, and probably why i still appreciate this game. Other games get boring in a while
  9. Sidling: we need them trains .... no ifs, buts or maybes. And more ships, don't forget the ships! The more the merrier ! I would love to see that armored train moving and shooting at tanks or airplanes too, a game thing i am willing to pay for ... as with the announced flak trucks. Blowing up railways and roads is still only possible at bridges alas: to quote a well known forum-member here: This game is all about blowing up things. Food for more experimenting below, alas the viewer plane skids off the Moscow map if you don't watch out, feel free to add to this, and if you're lucky a train jumps track and crashes in to the other, i saw it happening ! TRAIN RACE.zip
  10. Extracting a .GTP file always seems to skip something. What ever you extract it always seem unfinished. Example, Maps.GTP file, dragged unto UnGTP.exe, there's a (null) folder alright, but the unpacking seems to stop partly through. Is this normal, or is there a fix? Running as administrator makes no difference.
  11. Well, i found where the forest_cut.wtr, forest_map.wtr probably are pointing to. Alas i think that somewhere the edit parameter in some configuration file must be set from 0 to 1, because the brush etc tools won't activate ... Now where-o -where?
  12. POSTED elsewhere too: Found this for IL2 1946. http://www.mediafire.com/file/jf7gz1opb0qc923/Map_Building_Tutorial_v5_IL1946.rar/file A bit enlightening, but GB uses different types of files, f.i JPG should be .dds, maybe interlaced? You can convert it with Photoshop, with the NVIDIA plugin, maybe with GIMP as well. MicroDEM is a free map making tool i think, capable of editing heights ? https://freegeographytools.com/2007/microdem-a-swiss-army-knife-of-terrain-and-gis-tools ADDED INFO on Map Editing: i found where the forest_cut.wtr, forest_map.wtr probably are pointing to. Alas i think that somewhere the edit parameter in some configuration file must be set from 0 to 1, because the brush etc tools won't activate ... Now where-o -where? And what's this then?, only in Ortho View your mouse pointer changes in to a useless menstrual stain. I found no way that it adds, edits or erased any selected forest_map, forest_cut or water ...
  13. Got a workaround for activating Surface Edit. Also found this for IL2 1946. http://www.mediafire.com/file/jf7gz1opb0qc923/Map_Building_Tutorial_v5_IL1946.rar/file A bit enlightening, but GB uses different types of texture files, f.i JPG should be .dds, maybe interlaced? You can convert it with Photoshop, with the NVIDIA plugin, maybe with GIMP as well. MicroDEM is a free map making tool i think, capable of editing heights ?
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