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Old 04-19-2008, 11:30 PM   #1
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[REL] SH4 Terrain mod (canals and others)

This mod adds the kiel canal, scapa flow east entrance, suez canal, panama canal and helgoland (last one, original mod by TigerKatziKarzi adapted by me to sh4).

Some pics of the kiel canal transit:












The mod only adds the terrain changes, harbours cities and other scenery must be added appart.
Also harbours of colon and balboa (panama canal) are slightly misplaced, as I don't know if any PTO modder has modified the location file,
I decided not to move them, easy change though. (see pic.)



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Mediafire : http://www.mediafire.com/?2y49n9vxrwi
Rapidshare : http://rapidshare.com/files/10888623...n_mod.rar.html


For those interested here's the Terrain extractor/compressor and a small tutorial/manual included, check it for install instructions.

http://dodownload.filefront.com/1006...dc825acfb93dd3

A note before I start getting a hundred posts and PMs , and risking to sound a bit harsh, but I know what will come after this by experience.

In the tutorial I used photoshop to edit the terrain, it's the only image editing program I use, so please don't start asking me how to do it with paint shop or other image programs, because I don't know, you'll have to figure it out between yourselves.

Any other question/bug reporting is welcome.


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Old 04-19-2008, 11:34 PM   #2
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One note, I made a quick and dirty (emphasis on dirty) adaptation of my original terrain extractor for sh3, it has a couple of huge memory leak problems and other stuff, I don't think it's worth to debug and finish it, as with the original one on sh3 only one other modder (TigerKatziKatzi) used it besides me, if anyone wants it please send me a PM and I'll finish and upload it, or suggest any other terrain mod I'll be happy to make it and upload the files.

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Old 04-20-2008, 12:38 AM   #3
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Thanks thx thanks thx thanks

Hello
I have downloaded it. Many thanks
A must have mod.
About the terrain tool, i have never used it, but have tought of using it.
So if you have time, there are never too many tools for SH4.
Maybe making a harbor, etc.
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Old 04-20-2008, 12:41 AM   #4
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Oh Yeah! (sorry, too much Kool-Aid lately)
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Old 04-20-2008, 01:59 AM   #5
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or suggest any other terrain mod I'll be happy to make it and upload the files

Hello
St Nazaire mod PLEASE PLEASE
St Nazaire at mouth of Loire river.
Also dry dock too, then you can have St Nazaire raid and all.
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Old 04-20-2008, 05:35 AM   #6
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Great work ref !

May i use this for AOTD´s SH4 Modpack called " fall of the rising sun " ?

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Old 04-20-2008, 06:24 AM   #7
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Lol, better watch out! I think you have sharks following your boat. :rotfl:
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Old 04-20-2008, 08:30 AM   #8
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This mod adds the kiel canal, scapa flow east entrance, suez canal, panama canal and helgoland (last one, original mod by TigerKatziKarzi adapted by me to sh4).
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I noted that there was no readme with this mod. Since there is no “permissions” is it correct to assume a user / mod make can use your work without written permission?

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Old 04-20-2008, 08:50 AM   #9
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Hello
I have downloaded it. Many thanks
A must have mod.
About the terrain tool, i have never used it, but have tought of using it.
So if you have time, there are never too many tools for SH4.
Maybe making a harbor, etc.
This is only for digging holes , I'm sorry but you have it mixed up, harbours are made of 3d objects, the only use for this tool is to extract sectors of de terrain files to allow editing them in a paint program, there's very little use for it besides the major landmarks I've already made (the only one I can thik of is a canal in Greece but's too narrow for navigation.
A harbour editor must edit the location files, not the terrain.

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This mod adds the kiel canal, scapa flow east entrance, suez canal, panama canal and helgoland (last one, original mod by TigerKatziKarzi adapted by me to sh4).
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I noted that there was no readme with this mod. Since there is no “permissions” is it correct to assume in user / mod make can use your work without written permission?
Yes, besides the Kiel canal and scapa, that are usefull for the ATO, I thought that the Panama canal could be usefull for the PTO, at least for some special missions, Suez is just eye candy as to my knoledge no sub used it.

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Old 04-20-2008, 09:51 AM   #11
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One note, I made a quick and dirty (emphasis on dirty) adaptation of my original terrain extractor for sh3, it has a couple of huge memory leak problems and other stuff, I don't think it's worth to debug and finish it, as with the original one on sh3 only one other modder (TigerKatziKatzi) used it besides me, if anyone wants it please send me a PM and I'll finish and upload it, or suggest any other terrain mod I'll be happy to make it and upload the files.

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Hi Ref

I'd like to take you up on your offer.

Could you do Seattle , Washington.

They cotributed alot to the WWII war effort.
Wikipedia will surprise you about them.
I hope you'll find this worth your time and effort.

Thx FIREWALL
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Old 04-20-2008, 10:00 AM   #12
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St Nazaire

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What i meant was, to use terrain editor to make Loire mouth larger,
more room to place ST Nazaire + dry dock, and have more searoom for
ships. I think that St Nazaire was placed in wrong place because Loire
mouth is too small. I think that loire shape is ok, but it should be larger.:hmm:
you need terrain editor for this ,right?:hmm:
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Old 04-20-2008, 10:23 AM   #13
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Hello
What i meant was, to use terrain editor to make Loire mouth larger,
more room to place ST Nazaire + dry dock, and have more searoom for
ships. I think that St Nazaire was placed in wrong place because Loire
mouth is too small. I think that loire shape is ok, but it should be larger.:hmm:
you need terrain editor for this ,right?:hmm:
I misundertood you , I thought you're refering to the building layout, as apparently there's some interest I'll clean up the program and release it along with a tut on how to make the changes, give me a couple of days.

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Old 04-20-2008, 10:28 AM   #14
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Could you do Seattle , Washington.
Firewall, can you tell me in detail what the problem is? I'm not that familiar with the geography of that area.

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Old 04-20-2008, 10:46 AM   #15
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St Nazaire

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Thousand thanks
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