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KS Map Modding Project

Post  Mr. Digby on Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:15 pm

I have gone through all the maps available (I think - shout if I missed any) to list them by type and geographical region. This will let the map modders easily select which map to work on next. I have broken the maps down into 4 categories:

1) Random Maps made for us by Garnier with no fences or buildings. These will be the quickest and simplest to convert as we really only need to add European buildings consistent with the geographical location of place names on the minimap. I am going to begin on these and suggest others do as well, they should be fast to get done. Some have our old style stone enclosures on representing towns so bear this in mind when working on them as these do not show up in the editor. However if you have the maps .bmp file open as you work, the enclosures show up on here.

2) Random Maps made by Garnier for ACW games but which we have jpegs and lsl files for in our mods. These maps have been around a very long time. Kevin has never done minimaps for them so these will need doing; they therefore have no geographic location. This opens them up for use in any region and we can substitute snow textures to get us more winter maps if we want. They have no fences or buildings. These will also be quick to convert and might make good test beds for new techniques.

3) ACW maps from the Gettysburg game and mod community which we converted for use originally with the Nap Mod for that game. These have American features such as rail fences and wood colonial buildings and bridges. We do however have a geographical location for them via the minimaps. These require more work. The German 10 mile map is different in that it has no fences or buildings but due to sheer size is a lot of work to just put buildings on.

4) ACW maps from the Gettysburg mod community which we never converted for use with the Nap Mod for that game and which I've classed as "poor quality". This is for a variety of reasons (e.g. dense vegetation, small size or special graphics) and these maps should probably be given the lowest priority.

5) Napoleonic maps released with Waterloo or made by the modding community for that game. These are finished and ready for use. Use them as inspiration or as a source of building, vegetation and texture sets in other maps.

1) RANDOM MAPS - NO FENCES OR BUILDINGS

A) NW EUROPE

Nap_France_RandomMaps4L_722
Nap_France_RandomMaps4L_812

B) GERMANY

Nap_Aus_RandomMaps6L_3
Nap_Pru_RandomMaps4L_723
Nap_Pru_RandomMaps4L_724
Nap_Pru_RandomMaps4L_732

C) ITALY

nil

D) POLAND/RUSSIA

Nap_Pole_RandomMaps6L_1 (Martin working on)
Nap_Rus_RandomMaps4L_718
Nap_Rus_RandomMaps4L_818
Nap_Rus_RandomMaps6L_4

E) PORTUGAL/SPAIN

Nap_Port_RandomMaps6L_2
Nap_Spain_RandomMaps4L_72

2) RANDOM MAPS - NO FENCES OR BUILDINGS - NO KS VER

X) NO GEOGRAPHIC LOC YET

RandomMaps2_1 (2.5)
RandomMaps2_2 (2.5)
RandomMaps3_1
RandomMaps3_2
RandomMaps4L_102
RandomMaps4L_104
RandomMaps4L_92

3) ACW CONVERTED MAPS

A) NW EUROPE

Nap_France_ColdHarbor (Martin complete)
Nap_France_Manassas (Phil complete)
Nap_France_Manassas_RM (Phil complete)
Nap_France_Manassas_RMF (Phil complete)
Nap_Alsace_SevenDays (Martin working on)

B) GERMANY

Nap_Aus_Alpine
Nap_Aus_Alpine_RM
Nap_Aus_BigWhiskey (2.5)
Nap_Aus_Brandy (Phil working on)
Nap_Aus_CVEast
Nap_Aus_CVWest
Nap_Aus_McPherson (2.5)
Nap_Aus_PCL3
Nap_Aus_PCL3_RM
Nap_Aus_PG (2.5)
Nap_Ger_10MileMap (10)
Nap_Ger_Ant_2
Nap_Ger_Chattanooga (7.5) (Martin working on)
Nap_Ger_Chickamauga (7.5) (Martin working on)
Nap_Ger_Chickamauga_RM (7.5) (Martin working on)
Nap_Ger_FBSC (Martin working on)
Nap_Ger_GB (9) (Phil complete)
Nap_Ger_PCL1

C) ITALY

Nap_Italy_Gburg
Nap_Italy_Gburg_RM
Nap_Italy_PCL2
Nap_Italy_PCL2_RM

D) POLAND/RUSSIA

Nap_Pole_CVNorth (Martin working on)
Nap_Rus_Elkhorn (winter) (Martin complete)
Nap_Rus_Elkhorn (winter, foggy) (Martin complete)
Nap_Rus_Murfreesboro (Martin working on)
Nap_Rus_Murfreesboro_RM (Martin working on)

E) PORTUGAL/SPAIN

Nap_Port_Ant_3
Nap_Port_PPT (2.5) (Martin complete)
Nap_Port_PPT_RM (2.5) (Martin complete)
Nap_Spain_Ant_1 (Phil complete)
Nap_Spain_Ant_1_RM (Phil complete)
Nap_Spain_CulpsHill (2.5)
Nap_Spain_CulpsHill_RM (2.5)
Nap_Spain_DD_RT (2.5)
Nap_Spain_ECF (2.5) (Martin complete)
Nap_Spain_ECF_RM (2.5) (Martin complete)
Nap_Spain_Lynchburg
Nap_Spain_PCL1 (Phil complete)
Nap_Spain_PCL1_RM (Phil complete)
Nap_Spain_Valverde (2.5)

4) ACW CONVERTED MAPS - POOR QUALITY

Sec (Seccessionville) (Martin complete)
Sec (Seccessionville)(Less marsh variant) (Martin working on)
TrevilianSt (Trevilian Station)
PH (2.5) (Pleasant Hill)
YB (2.5) (Yellow Bayou)
JF (2.5) (Jenkins Ferry)
MF (2.5) (Honeycutt Hill)
Eagle River (an early Martin James Indian Wars map)
Fort Wagner (2.5?)
Olustee

5) NAPOLEONIC MAPS - KS READY

A) NW EUROPE

Les Plaines
Nap_Ger_WLGen1
Nap_Ger_WLGen2
WLGen3 (town)
WLGen4 (city)
Nap_Bel_Waterloo
Nap_Bel_Ligny
Wavre
Quatre Bras

B) GERMANY

Nap_Aus_DH
Nap_Ger_Meckel

C) ITALY

Italy_1
Italy_2 (Montebello)
Italy_4

D) POLAND/RUSSIA

Nap_Pole_Eylau (Winter) (levitating buildings fixed)
Nap_Rus_Smolensk (Winter)
Nap_Rus_Alpine_Spring
Nap_Rus_Alpine_Winter (Winter)

E) PORTUGAL/SPAIN

Nap_Spain_Montana_Sagrada
Nap_Spain_Rio_Espanol

F) EGYPT/N AFRICA/LEVANT

Egypt

Note: Numbers in brackets denote map size. If there is no notation it is a 5 mile sq map.

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BUILDING SETS AVAILABLE

Use this list as a guide to select which suitable buildings (collected into .dat files) to use on a map.

NW Europe (use Waterloo maps = WL.dat and WL_PM.dat)
Germany -
in progress from Pom and Crikey (Deutsche.dat)
Italy (use Crikeys 1859 Italian War Mod = Italy.dat [58Mb version dated 02 Oct 2016])
Poland/Russia (use Crikey's 1854 Crimea Mod = Russia.dat, Russia2.dat)
Poland/Russia snow (use Eylau, Smolensk and Russia Alpine maps = Russia.dat, Russia2.dat)
Spain/Portugal (use Montana Segrada/Rio Espanol maps = Crimea.dat, Italy.dat and SP_package.dat)
Egypt/N Africa/Levant (use Crikey's Egypt map)

Note: there is also a Sikh Wars Mod by Crikey if we ever need more exotic trees and buildings (Wellesley in India, Brits v French in the Caribbean?)

There are a number of .dat files from various original (NSD) and add-on (community) maps that contain items like clutter and bridges. CVILLE.dat has some useful mid-19th C industrial and city buildings as does McPherson.dat.

For vegetation not only do these maps offer a wide range of trees, shrubs, waterside plants and crops but we also have the Elkhorn Tavern and Prairie Grove maps to supply autumn condition vegetation.

Our biggest problem is a lack of any half-timbered German style buildings. I'm going to approach the modding community and see if we can get some made. For this reason I suggest we don't work on any German/Austrian maps until we have these.


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Re: KS Map Modding Project

Post  Uncle Billy on Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:46 pm

Well this list ought to keep folks busy for a bit. Very Happy

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Re: KS Map Modding Project

Post  Mr. Digby on Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:17 pm

Edited the main list.

I have begun work on France 4L_722 and Poland 6L_1.

I'm looking at Portugal_PPT as a project to check the floating vegetation error.

I've marked Phil as working on Austria_Brandy since he keeps mentioning it and I think he likes ripping up railroads!

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Re: KS Map Modding Project

Post  Mr. Digby on Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:43 pm

Updated the main list with colour coded maps complete/being worked on.

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Re: KS Map Modding Project

Post  rschilla on Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:23 am

Muchas gracias, senor Digby. That looks like a lot of work.

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Re: KS Map Modding Project

Post  Mr. Digby on Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:34 pm

List updated.

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