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Title: how to install Maps
Post by: yubba on October 07, 2013, 05:57:10 PM
Hellow guys, I could use some help installing maps, I looked for a tutorial on the matter no luck and the instructions in the read me's are alittle vag, I got the swordfish campaign from mission4today it called for the central med map I believe I got the correct one from here but I failed to get it to install,, but I managed to edit the campaign file to take the on board map it worked but no icons,,trying to get the Philopines map to get a kate campaign to work also from mission4today any help would be apperciated Thank You ,,Yubba
Title: Re: how to install Maps
Post by: SAS~Boomer on October 08, 2013, 05:41:55 AM
maps are fairly easy,and install the same way into any Modded version of IL-2
and you can usually just follow the file and folder structure of the downloaded map

For SAS Modact >
The #SAS folder is the Mods folder

#SAS/MapMods/maps
maps go into the maps folder

inside the maps folder there is a _Tex folder,install the maps textures into the _Tex folder
#SAS/MapMods/maps/_Tex

inside the maps folder there is a .ini file named all.ini
if it is a new map then that new maps name must be entered into the all.ini for the map to show in the drop down list to select it in FMB

Open the all.ini with notepad or other text editor
at the top of the list you will see[all]

example>
[all]
Slovakia_summer Slovakia/load.ini
Slovakia_winter Slovakia/load_winter.ini
etc. etc.

place new map name just under [all] or wherver else you would like the name in the list
first name is the maps name as you see it in FMB list
second name is the actual maps folders name so the game can find the correct folder
after the / is the correct load.ini the game reads and loads
notice above the Slovakia map has two load.ini's one for summer and one for a winter map

It also has two entry's with the first name different for each map
one for Slovakia_Summer and one for Slovakia_Winter

yet both have the same second name(both summer and winter maps are in the same map folder)
and both have there own load.ini to load for which ever seasonal version you choose to load

example to add the Bengalli map name to the all.ini>

[all]
Bengali Bengali/load.ini
Slovakia_summer Slovakia/load.ini
Slovakia_winter Slovakia/load_winter.ini

Hope this helps
Cheers


Title: Re: how to install Maps
Post by: yubba on October 08, 2013, 08:36:30 AM
thank you for your timely responce, sorry about thread placement. this alot more than I knew after hours of searching through threads, again thank you.
Title: Re: how to install Maps
Post by: SAS~Boomer on October 08, 2013, 02:54:04 PM
Your welcome Yubba,glad it helped  ;)
Title: Re: how to install Maps
Post by: yubba on October 11, 2013, 11:23:27 AM
Yes sir reee, I'm in uncharted territories, with the swordfish campaign,, and the b24 camel pond campaign,,all running nicely
Title: Re: how to install Maps
Post by: FNRennier on October 11, 2013, 02:56:45 PM
Good question, yubba!
Good answer,  UP~Boomer !  :)
Title: Re: how to install Maps
Post by: rscaper1070 on December 23, 2013, 11:12:00 AM
If a map has a 3DO folder does that go in the #SAS folder or does it get combined with the 3DO folder in the root directory?
Title: Re: how to install Maps
Post by: SAS~Boomer on December 24, 2013, 04:15:09 AM
If a 3do folder comes with a map,it's most likely objects or object reskins or something
the 3do folder needs only one folder depth so placing in your MapMods folder would suffice
and yes,it would go into the #SAS folder not the root IL-2 Directory

IL-2/#SAS/MapMods/3do  ;)
Title: Re: how to install Maps
Post by: rscaper1070 on December 24, 2013, 12:57:45 PM
Thank you that helps a lot.  :)
Title: Re: how to install Maps
Post by: tmansteve on December 28, 2013, 08:52:43 AM
That's helped me out as well.  Thanks for the great info.

Cheers

Steve
Title: Re: how to install Maps
Post by: skyrover on January 21, 2014, 01:53:15 AM
Your welcome Yubba,glad it helped  ;)

Hello,
Many thanks for your nice step to step guide, it helped me to have ,finally, a MAP installed in FMB, but....is there any way to have that same maps in QMB ? I was unable to find any suggestion about it.
Many thanks for your help
Title: Re: how to install Maps
Post by: SAS~Boomer on February 10, 2014, 01:31:01 AM
To add a map to QMB you actually need QMB Missions to be made on that map
as it is really QMB missions in the QMB you play ,not being added to the QMB ;)

You need to download QMB missions already made,or learn to create QMB missions

Adding your favorite map to the QMB>
http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=4014

hope this helps :)
Title: Re: how to install Maps
Post by: skyrover on February 25, 2014, 09:17:23 AM
Hello,
Thank you for your suggestion it is what I was looking for!
regards
 
Title: Re: how to install Maps
Post by: SAS~Boomer on March 02, 2014, 06:26:06 AM
Your welcome,best of luck
Title: Re: how to install Maps
Post by: Type83Fighter on December 06, 2014, 06:44:50 PM
Hi,

For some reason I can not save when I use created maps. How do I fix it?
Title: Re: how to install Maps
Post by: SAS~Tom2 on December 06, 2014, 07:35:03 PM
Hello..

Which Modpack, which game version 4.10/4.12.2 etc..?

You obviously miss objects...please read:
http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,42857.0.html


Post a logfile for the map you cannot save with or hit shift and backspace when the map is loaded. Take a screen and post that..load up the screenshot at photobucket or postimage...



Then come back. ;) :D

Title: Re: how to install Maps
Post by: asheshouse on November 18, 2016, 06:13:03 AM
Read here about how to resolve missing objects problems http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,50563.msg551970.html#msg551970
Title: Re: how to install Maps
Post by: matheusgc02 on June 20, 2017, 06:54:02 PM


inside the maps folder there is a _Tex folder,install the maps textures into the _Tex folder
#SAS/MapMods/maps/_Tex

so i just copy all the files into the Tex file or do i copy the folder whit the files into it?
Title: Re: how to install Maps
Post by: NIGHTFIGHTER on September 18, 2017, 08:25:26 AM
This is going to sound silly because i should know this.  Im using HSFX 7.2 il-2 412 and over the years of upgrades, MODs, reinstalls and god knows what!! Ive lost my MODs Map folder...Question is, How do you create a new map mods folder?  being old fashioned im still using the install everything by hand mode ( Those who have had this game since it came in a cardboard box...will understand! ) rather than the auto-installer.....Any advice would be most welcome...Gary 
Title: Re: how to install Maps
Post by: tenenyszn on September 19, 2017, 06:52:09 AM
Hi guys! Very usefully tutorial :) Thank you.
Title: Re: how to install Maps
Post by: The grumman-man サミュエル on June 17, 2018, 10:35:43 PM
Very useful, thank you : - ) !!
Title: Re: how to install Maps
Post by: DHumphrey on September 13, 2018, 02:01:54 PM
maps are fairly easy,and install the same way into any Modded version of IL-2
and you can usually just follow the file and folder structure of the downloaded map
...

Thank you SAS_Boomer for the useful tutorial. :)

However, I have an issue, my vanilla version of 4.13.4 does "NOT" have a MODS folder. Both of my HSFX and VPMod versions do. So what would be the process to load a map into the 4.13.4 version? Any help here is much appreciated. Thanks much in advance. :)
Title: Re: how to install Maps
Post by: western0221 on September 13, 2018, 03:25:38 PM
However, I have an issue, my vanilla version of 4.13.4 does "NOT" have a MODS folder. Both of my HSFX and VPMod versions do. So what would be the process to load a map into the 4.13.4 version? Any help here is much appreciated. Thanks much in advance. :)

About any versions of IL-2 1946, some type of Mod Activator makes the game mod-able.
HSFX / VPModpack contain a Mod Activator inside.

4.13.4m's SAS Mod Activator is published here; named as SAS ModAct 6.4 .
https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,55051.0.html

After finishing to install this ModAct 6.4 , you'll have #SAS folder as same as Boomer wrote.