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Title: Stalingrad Winter Update
Post by: Ramone on December 24, 2012, 02:35:04 PM
Hi All,

Been promising this update to some guys who expressed an interest some time ago and here it is at last..!

I made the city textures snowy.
Changed some field textures for improved ones.
Added some more objects for general realism.
Removed the bridge over the Volga that didnt exist (thanks Hally).

Other stuff I cant remember (it was months ago..)
If you have the other version you can overwrite.

Screenies

(http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx352/alfow/screen1.jpg)

(http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx352/alfow/screen2.jpg)

(http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx352/alfow/screen3.jpg)

Download
http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?2wmvezia2njx571

Cheers everyone and Happy New Year
Title: Re: Stalingrad Winter Update
Post by: carsmaster on December 24, 2012, 02:46:22 PM
Thank you very much.
I live in Stalingrad and I are interested in this map.
Cheers everyone and Happy New Year.
Title: Re: Stalingrad Winter Update
Post by: SAS~Bombsaway on December 24, 2012, 02:49:01 PM
A very nice Christmas present. Thank you. :)
Title: Re: Stalingrad Winter Update
Post by: hguderian on December 24, 2012, 03:29:32 PM
Thank You!!! Have a nice X_Mas!
Title: Re: Stalingrad Winter Update
Post by: Hally on December 28, 2012, 03:04:18 AM
Thx
Yes this a nice gift
Title: Re: Stalingrad Winter Update
Post by: urmel on December 28, 2012, 03:22:47 AM
Thanks,and a nice Christmas
Title: Re: Stalingrad Winter Update
Post by: cgagan on December 28, 2012, 03:31:09 AM
This is one of my all time favourites! Many thanks for the upgrade,  8)
Title: Re: Stalingrad Winter Update
Post by: BravoFxTrt on December 28, 2012, 11:58:30 AM
Awesome, thanks so much.
Title: Re: Stalingrad Winter Update
Post by: Uufflakke on December 28, 2012, 01:40:06 PM
The colour of this Stalingrad wintermap is better then the previous one. The older version was a bit greenish so to say.
But I noticed you included 24-bits and 32-bits textures instead of the regular 8-bits indexed ones?
And also several textures like snow.tga's and some city .tga's are not made seamless. Which is basically not very noticable in many cases but I experimented a bit with adding BumpH files to your map and then it starts to be visible where the edges are on snow textures from a higher altitude.
Title: Re: Stalingrad Winter Update
Post by: LuseKofte on December 28, 2012, 02:25:03 PM
Love it many thanks
Title: Re: Stalingrad Winter Update
Post by: BravoFxTrt on December 28, 2012, 07:15:39 PM
Uuff  How do or would you go about adding the chimney smoke to this housing districts?
Title: Re: Stalingrad Winter Update
Post by: Paulo Hirth on December 28, 2012, 09:04:59 PM
  Thank you Ramone! Important map, good job!
Title: Re: Stalingrad Winter Update
Post by: Gumpy on December 28, 2012, 10:39:49 PM
 Thanks for the map update Ramone, QuickQMBPro missions available.  http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,31124.0.html
Title: Re: Stalingrad Winter Update
Post by: max_thehitman on December 29, 2012, 01:57:03 AM


Beautiful work and very artsy landscapes.
THANK YOU good friend!  8)
Title: Re: Stalingrad Winter Update
Post by: Helen-of-Sparta on December 29, 2012, 06:13:40 AM
Thank you for this, is beautiful map for sure  ;)
Title: Re: Stalingrad Winter Update
Post by: Uufflakke on December 29, 2012, 11:58:52 AM
Another important thing: There are no highways, roads and railways on this map.  ???
Title: Re: Stalingrad Winter Update
Post by: BravoFxTrt on December 29, 2012, 01:01:34 PM
We need snow ski's and chains.
Title: Re: Stalingrad Winter Update
Post by: Ramone on December 29, 2012, 04:35:29 PM
Thanks for the comments folks - much appreciated.

Title: Re: Stalingrad Winter Update
Post by: Ramone on December 30, 2012, 08:59:52 AM
Hi Uuff, I'd like to hear about the other two ways to do the seamless thing (with GIMP), I only know the blurry way..

Personally I nearly always remove rail and road from all my installed maps when they are too zig-zaggy - it really kills immersion for me. This is why, for the last few mapmods I've done I experimented with drawn roads - yes you need many more waypoints for vehicles but its still more realistic in my opinion.

Title: Re: Stalingrad Winter Update
Post by: Uufflakke on December 30, 2012, 10:07:26 AM
There used to be a good tutorial in GIMP by Boomer but don't know whatever happened to that thread.
I still have the info collected in a Word document and here it is:http://www.mediafire.com/view/?lby50zds14pa1lq (http://www.mediafire.com/view/?lby50zds14pa1lq)

The 3rd method (which I prefer): GIMP/Layer/Transform/Offset. Change the horizontal and vertical position with a certain percentage. After that it is just a matter of erasing the two edges with the clone brush.
Title: Re: Stalingrad Winter Update
Post by: Ramone on December 30, 2012, 09:07:53 PM
Excellent, thanks. I'll play around with that. Your bumpies are great btw - makes the snow look deeper and I like how it makes my drawn-on roads look sharper.
Title: Re: Stalingrad Winter Update
Post by: SAS~Poltava on January 06, 2013, 02:52:58 AM
Nice job! THANKS!
Title: Re: Stalingrad Winter Update
Post by: woofiedog on April 09, 2013, 08:56:38 PM
Can not find download links for the following mods canon's objects, dlv_bridges.

Can anyone help with new links or link to web site where they are located... thank's.
Title: Re: Stalingrad Winter Update
Post by: Gumpy on April 09, 2013, 11:15:52 PM
Can not find download links for the following mods canon's objects, dlv_bridges.

Can anyone help with new links or link to web site where they are located... thank's.
http://www.mediafire.com/?dk78151cl5ra23k Here ya go.
Title: Re: Stalingrad Winter Update
Post by: grumpf44 on April 10, 2013, 01:01:07 AM
I couldn't resist to make a set of BumpH files for this map like I did to some other Eastern Front maps.

Drop the extracted BumpH files in MapMods/Maps/_Tex/land/winter/Ra_StalW.

http://www.mediafire.com/?0ovnapax7ibvu3j (http://www.mediafire.com/?0ovnapax7ibvu3j)


It gives some extra dimension to the vast areas of snow.
And it works the best when flying around 7.00 o'clock or let's say 16.00 o'clock.


According to Mediafire, the file is private...
Title: Re: Stalingrad Winter Update
Post by: Gumpy on April 10, 2013, 01:10:19 AM
Uufflakke is gone and took his files with him.  :( Check your Pm's grump
Title: Re: Stalingrad Winter Update
Post by: woofiedog on April 10, 2013, 05:48:03 AM
Thank you for the link.

Would the Canons Objects file be the file included with his BoB map?

Again thank's for the help.
Title: Re: Stalingrad Winter Update
Post by: CWMV on July 14, 2013, 08:22:24 PM
Uufflakke is gone and took his files with him.  :( Check your Pm's grump

What??? Hope he is alright, or was it another casualty in the mod war?
Title: Re: Stalingrad Winter Update
Post by: BravoFxTrt on July 14, 2013, 09:25:18 PM
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t283/BravoFxTrt/2013071504-18-14_zps18e95628.jpg~original) (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/BravoFxTrt/media/2013071504-18-14_zps18e95628.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Stalingrad Winter Update
Post by: Lagarto on July 15, 2013, 08:02:00 AM
The latest release by Nicolas Trudgian:

http://www.nicolastrudgian.com/uploads/collections/152.jpg (http://www.nicolastrudgian.com/uploads/collections/152.jpg)
Title: Re: Stalingrad Winter Update
Post by: Aragorn1963 on August 01, 2013, 01:06:34 AM
So for DBW we do not need to add any mods? I mean, are they included already in DBW?
Title: Re: Stalingrad Winter Update
Post by: max_thehitman on August 01, 2013, 10:49:41 PM
So for DBW we do not need to add any mods? I mean, are they included already in DBW?

DBW is part of the package which comes with Ultrapack, so the IL2-1946 game and some old mods and a
few new ones are included, but to continue enjoying the newer mods, you must install them into your game.
Just like maps. The new maps you must install them and the old maps which were already included in the
old game version have been "retextured" with new landscapes. For these you just have to follow the instructions
and place the files inside your modded-game. No need to add extra All.ini lines.
Most all of the old missions created for these old maps are still good for these new retextured maps.
Use them and abuse them, I say! They are fantastic maps with a brand new look to them.
Enjoy and have a great flight!
I particularly like this winter retextured Stalingrad map. I will repaint it jus a little bit more and add new objects and
muddy roads for some extra eye-candy.



Title: Re: Stalingrad Winter Update
Post by: Fresco23 on November 23, 2013, 04:44:13 PM
awesomeness!
Title: Re: Stalingrad Winter Update
Post by: Aragorn1963 on November 24, 2013, 08:19:05 AM
Is it possible to have a frozen Wolga perhaps?
Title: Re: Stalingrad Winter Update
Post by: SAS~Malone on November 27, 2013, 10:16:44 PM
i thought the method for changing water into ice is already well documented, or am i wrong...?
Title: Re: Stalingrad Winter Update
Post by: SAS~Boomer on November 28, 2013, 12:29:31 AM
Hi Malone. I have tried & tried but no joy on this one. Lemme know if you freeze it & post the load.ini lines please.

How to turn water into wine er.... Ice
Been discussed many times before,below is the most recent  ;)

Reply #281 from Gumpy>
http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,34403.276.html
Title: Re: Stalingrad Winter Update
Post by: cyberolas on November 28, 2013, 01:16:07 AM
Volga can freeze - I have Ice there:)
Title: Re: Stalingrad Winter Update
Post by: SAS~Boomer on November 29, 2013, 05:03:48 PM
Fly,read to succeed
Please...it is a very easy thing to do,both reading and doing what I linked you to
especially since it explains how to change water to Ice on Cyberolsa's map!
It will work on all winter maps,to change water to Ice

Hi Malone. I have tried & tried but no joy on this one. Lemme know if you freeze it & post the load.ini lines please.

How to turn water into wine er.... Ice
Been discussed many times before,below is the most recent  ;)

Reply #281 from Gumpy>
http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,34403.276.html
Title: Re: Stalingrad Winter Update
Post by: cyberolas on November 29, 2013, 05:58:06 PM
Mr Fly, I have my personaly ice, because I have done many experiments with it. So I have there ways to my files in load.ini and so one...Sometime I maybe publish it, not now, sorry...