# Special Aircraft Service

## Individual Mod Downloads for IL-2 1946 => Skins, Maps, Missions & Campaigns => WIP Maps => Topic started by: Uzin on January 16, 2018, 07:37:58 AM

Title: Map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Uzin on January 16, 2018, 07:37:58 AM
Upon the initiative of zloy (aka nachprod) the work on the area situated south of CzechTexan's map of Caucasus, from Tbilisi on the north to Erbil in the south is starting.

(https://s6.postimg.cc/aeko58olt/Tbilisi_to_Mosul.jpg)

The area is very mountaineous , and moreover, it cotains large lakes positione far above the sea level.
In our beloved Il-2 Sturmovik, the rivers and lakes should be at sea level in order to allow both bridge positioning and ships traffic.
By bringing the lakes to sea level we are at risk to deform height map perhaps unacceptably,
while letting them at their narural height we must abandon the possibility of ship movement on them.
So I ask the community to help me what to decide of the two ways.
Any comments and proposals will be appreciated.

EDIT:
Final version of the three maps, covering WWI, WWII and era of concrete airfields,
can be d/l here :

http://www.mediafire.com/file/kf0ytgr2rnk06w5/Zakavkazye_map_I%252C_II%252C_III.7z/file (http://www.mediafire.com/file/kf0ytgr2rnk06w5/Zakavkazye_map_I%252C_II%252C_III.7z/file)

Credits:
zloy, Skyfan, Toobone, Lexsey, andrey65, deSAD, ZRN395, Mixx, Vasya, Molva, Grejf11,
farang65, Dimlee, RealDarko, carsmaster, vonofterdingen, bomberkiller, Maro,
CzechTexan, Kelso, Mission bug, David Prosser, BlackStaff, I hope nobody forgotten.
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: farang65 on January 16, 2018, 07:48:09 PM
Lakes above sea level looks really cool  ;D :D
I've had a number of lakes like this in other maps.
Really only for scenic purposes but gives a variety concerning water levels on maps
Have even had a lake in a really high volcano once.
Scenic or functionality your the mapper you choose.  ;D :D

Cheers,
Kirby
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Uzin on January 17, 2018, 04:58:05 AM
Thank you, Kirby.
Perhaps you will be so kind and give me advice how to prevent creating "caves" at the river banks?
I mean not individual handwork ?
I think CzechTexan and RedEye JIR solved this problem somehow.  Perhaps they will help?
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: farang65 on January 17, 2018, 06:15:38 PM
Hi Uzin,
From memory you can paint rivers up to rgb 30 on map_h
Using rgb thirty would give the height you need for the elevated lakes to start off initially with rivers coming out of the lakes
I tried this from an elevated lake I used rgb 30 for some length then 25 for some length then 20, then 10, then 5 then 0 close to the end of the river to get that nice gradient
Then your method to soften the river banks
With lakes I'll even them sometimes if really needed by using the airfield flattening technique just to make the lakes flat
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Uzin on January 18, 2018, 01:23:34 AM
Hi Uzin,
From memory you can paint rivers up to rgb 30 on map_h
Using rgb thirty would give the height you need for the elevated lakes to start off initially with rivers coming out of the lakes
I tried this from an elevated lake I used rgb 30 for some length then 25 for some length then 20, then 10, then 5 then 0 close to the end of the river to get that nice gradient
Then your method to soften the river banks
With lakes I'll even them sometimes if really needed by using the airfield flattening technique just to make the lakes flat

Thank you vety much, Kirby!
You saved me from inventing a wheel , lol.
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: farang65 on January 18, 2018, 04:53:06 AM
Its tedious work to do and some experimenting with it at first then when you get the right rgb values decreasing to suit a nice gradient it can look pretty good.

Cheers,
Kirby
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Uzin on January 18, 2018, 08:43:39 AM
Its tedious work to do and some experimenting with it at first then when you get the right rgb values decreasing to suit a nice gradient it can look pretty good.

Cheers,
Kirby
Well, I made preliminary tests, it should look very nice.
My lakes are, however, at the "height" of  RGB=220, (for example Lake Sevan) so it will be really tedious work.
In principle, this method should be applied also to other rivers in mountaineous area.
The work of CzechTexan on the map of Caucassus can really be appreciated now.
Thank you again, Kirby.
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Dimlee on January 18, 2018, 12:11:36 PM
So happy to see that one of favourite regions is getting mapped more and more. Thanks for your work.
I would suggest to sacrifice boats traffic and bring those lakes to natural altitudes...

Good luck with new project.
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: farang65 on January 18, 2018, 06:15:47 PM
i made the start up map for CT for his caucus region map.
The black sea needed a lot of work to be a functional sea

Yes Uzin just a lot of experimentation at first just try one lake and one river on a a copied map_h not the original map_h obviously.

Cheers,
Kirby
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Uzin on January 21, 2018, 04:13:06 PM
Well, I tried to bring lake Sevan to natural height (RGB=215)
and verified that the landing of AI Ar-196 is possible on the water surface there.
So there could be some traffic .
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: RealDarko on January 22, 2018, 12:26:11 AM
Uzin, thanks for creating this map. I will vote for real heigh lakes and rivers, after all I supose there will not be too many warships on those lakes :)
BTW, we can use the map (If modern airfields are done) to represent the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, we have all the needed assets, Su-25, Mi-24, Mi-8...
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Uzin on December 30, 2018, 08:58:48 AM
Work on Transcaucasia map continues. After a half year being engaged by other project,  I can show some cities populated:

(https://i.postimg.cc/65QqP1Wy/Baku.jpg)
(https://i.postimg.cc/hjzvjXYT/Batumi.jpg)
(https://i.postimg.cc/4xf3cLMJ/Poti.jpg)
(https://i.postimg.cc/DztFxBC4/Rize.jpg)
(https://i.postimg.cc/JzFWhpCY/Yerevan.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: carsmaster on December 30, 2018, 09:15:33 AM
Work on Transcaucasia map continues. After a half year being engaged by other project,  I can show some cities populated:

Very good. ]thumright[
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Dimlee on January 02, 2019, 12:36:08 PM
This is fantastic work, Uzin.
Just one "small thing"... Did you use modern maps? I'm looking at those oil terminals...
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Uzin on January 02, 2019, 01:18:04 PM
This is fantastic work, Uzin.
Just one "small thing"... Did you use modern maps? I'm looking at those oil terminals...
I have not proper maps for 1918-20 yrs (the primary intention  was just for that time ), so I guess that state from modern maps - so let's call it "back-extrapolation"
That is, I suppose the towns were smaller then than present state. Also the number of airfields will be much smaller than now.
Obviously, the map should be done for several time periods, covering many conflicts in the area.
Any aditional info would be greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Uzin on January 09, 2019, 12:38:06 PM
UT-1 over Tbilisi:

(https://i.postimg.cc/Y0VPV24W/UT-1-ovet-Tbilisi-1az4.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: vonofterdingen on January 09, 2019, 01:15:21 PM
Beautiful
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Dimlee on January 11, 2019, 12:22:03 PM
Uzin,

Baku 1913 map:
https://www.mediafire.com/file/r8d31p8hg4tu73p/baku-1913.pdf/file
Scale 1:8400.

I'll check later if I can find more for this region.
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Uzin on January 11, 2019, 02:36:53 PM
@Dimlee:
Many thanks for your link to Baku 1913 map, I did not have it yet.
Any further info on the area of Transcaucasia will be greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: bomberkiller on January 12, 2019, 02:38:56 AM
Another map that will not run with 4.10. Pity!

(Can recognize it by the houses.)

Best regards, Gerhard
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Uzin on January 12, 2019, 05:29:38 AM
Another map that will not run with 4.10. Pity!

(Can recognize it by the houses.)

Best regards, Gerhard
Dear Gerhard,
I make the map in Mapbuilder ver.4.10, with some buildings and objects which will be listed in the package, so I believe it will work also in modded Il-2 v.4.10.
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: bomberkiller on January 12, 2019, 05:33:26 AM
Wonderful!

Uzin, thank you so much.

Best regards, Gerhard  :)
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Maro on January 12, 2019, 10:53:30 AM
Nice work Uzin!
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: RealDarko on January 16, 2019, 10:31:59 AM
Nagorno-Karabakh area is there too... Hips, Hinds, Su-25...
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Uzin on January 19, 2019, 09:35:33 AM
Erzurum:
(https://i.postimg.cc/v84W2k0g/Erzurum1az4.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Dimlee on January 19, 2019, 02:00:20 PM
Uzin,

I tried to find old maps of Batumi. To my surprise, they are scarce.
Anyway, I just collected some files which might be of help. Two pre 1917 maps of Batumi port area and several photos - just to give a feel of the architecture of that period.
https://www.mediafire.com/file/cdgn542suuw0t4v/Batumi_old.zip/file
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Uzin on January 19, 2019, 03:07:18 PM
@Dimlee:
Two maps are especially important, I shall try to improve Batumi streets.
There is, however, a small obstacle: in the first map, I was unable to locate points 1 to 4, perhaps somebody has better eyes than my almost 78-yes old, lol.
Here is that map enlarged:

(https://i.postimg.cc/KvcCmyJJ/Batumi-map-1914.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Dimlee on January 21, 2019, 03:06:10 PM
Uzin,
I think I found them on both city maps.
Sorry, my graphic skills are rudimentary. Hope you can see what I mean.

https://www.mediafire.com/view/9ysqpd7j9eve8e4/Batumi-map-1914_01.jpg/file
https://www.mediafire.com/view/dq7jf59183wxhwp/Batumi_map_pre_1917_01.jpg/file
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Uzin on January 21, 2019, 04:22:34 PM
Dimlee,
many thanks, I suppose now I can make the better  Batumi city.
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Uzin on January 24, 2019, 03:02:14 PM
An atempt  to improve Batumi:

(https://i.postimg.cc/2jLQV7bT/I-16-Batumi-3.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: vonofterdingen on January 24, 2019, 03:05:52 PM
Looks fantastic, Uzin. Thanks so much for your continued map making.
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Uzin on February 04, 2019, 07:45:59 AM
UT-1 over Kars,  Turkey

(https://i.postimg.cc/fL8VVvGF/UT-1-over-Kars-1.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Uzin on February 05, 2019, 09:26:59 AM
Hi Uzin numbers 5 & 6 are annotated in the bay almost central on your map
Sorry, but I do not understand what do you mean by "numbers 5 and 6 are annotated". Excuse me, please.
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Uzin on March 29, 2019, 09:11:34 AM
Work continues, here is Tabriz:

(https://i.postimg.cc/1tP9NDMZ/Tabriz-1-7.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Uzin on April 10, 2019, 04:08:21 PM
Work continues:
(https://i.postimg.cc/pdxcmjKm/He-177-Tbilisi.jpg)
(https://i.postimg.cc/2jJH4M4R/MBR-2-Batumi-3.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: vonofterdingen on April 10, 2019, 05:03:42 PM
Looks very cool!
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: andrey65 on April 11, 2019, 08:25:27 AM
Very good!
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: CzechTexan on May 21, 2019, 06:33:01 AM
I noticed some height problems southwest of Baku along the coastline and in the water.  You can see them if you look in 3D view at Baku.
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: fatty_finn on May 25, 2019, 05:56:19 PM
so beautiful!
keep up the great work.
f_f
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: PO_MAK_249RIP on June 22, 2019, 05:53:08 AM
Looking forward to this one! Looks amazing
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Uzin on September 20, 2019, 03:02:21 PM
Checked map options: World War I. World War II, and Jet Era - for the saveability of missions in the following  versions of Il-2 : 4.09, 4.12.2, 4.13.4 and BAT2.0. It is recommended to configure Landscape Details: Perfect. Etchimiadzin Cathedral is shown everywhere.
(https://i.postimg.cc/430wT87Z/ABCD.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: vonofterdingen on September 20, 2019, 11:38:11 PM
Looks  remarkable.
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Uzin on September 21, 2019, 04:12:36 AM
Here is pre-release one:

Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Kelso on September 21, 2019, 07:07:23 AM
Map installed. Mission on Zakavkazye_I are successfully saved. I visited the larger cities for a while and I have to say - this is a new quality in your Uzin maps. Bravo! The map looks nice, despite the densely built-up cities - no large fps decreases in passing over them (despite the rather old computer). I can see how much work you put into this map. Thank you.
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: PO_MAK_249RIP on September 21, 2019, 08:37:41 AM
Ooh difficult choice now!! Do i download the pre-release or wait for the final map???? lol
Looks amazing Uzin
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Uzin on September 21, 2019, 10:24:08 AM
Ooh difficult choice now!! Do i download the pre-release or wait for the final map????
If you have enough time your testing of the maps would be appreciated. Otherwise wait, please, for final release.
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Mission_bug on September 21, 2019, 11:50:39 AM
Excellent work as always Ivan, thank you very much, really appreciated. 8)

Wishing you all the very best, Pete. ;D
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: David Prosser on September 29, 2019, 02:06:04 AM
A good looking map as always. I hope it appears in the next BAT update.

cheers

David
Title: Re: WIP map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Uzin on December 04, 2019, 10:20:30 AM
Final version of the three maps, covering WWI, WWII and era of concrete airfields,
can be d/l here or in the first post of this thread:

http://www.mediafire.com/file/kf0ytgr2rnk06w5/Zakavkazye_map_I%252C_II%252C_III.7z/file (http://www.mediafire.com/file/kf0ytgr2rnk06w5/Zakavkazye_map_I%252C_II%252C_III.7z/file)

Credits:
zloy, Skyfan, Toobone, Lexsey, andrey65, deSAD, ZRN395, Mixx, Vasya, Molva, Grejf11,
farang65, Dimlee, RealDarko, carsmaster, vonofterdingen, bomberkiller, Maro,
CzechTexan, Kelso, Mission bug, David Prosser, BlackStaff, I hope nobody forgotten.
Title: Re: Map of Transcaucasia
Post by: xxxautoxxx on December 04, 2019, 11:57:01 AM
Looks amazing !..but still can't get any FMB mis to save  - even after adding all to the STATIC.ini??

suggestions from you smart folks out there pls?
thanks

xAx
Title: Re: Map of Transcaucasia
Post by: <Gunny> on December 04, 2019, 12:00:12 PM
Use the Static.ini checker just to make sure you have all objects that are needed.

Very nice maps --Thank You  ;)
Title: Re: Map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Mission_bug on December 05, 2019, 04:48:57 AM
Thank you very much Ivan for all your hard work, really appreciated. 8)

Wishing you all the very best, Pete. ;D
Title: Re: Map of Transcaucasia
Post by: vonofterdingen on December 05, 2019, 01:10:59 PM
I agree with Pete. This map is a gem. And thanks to you too Pete for those beautiful churches.
Title: Re: Map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Mixx on December 05, 2019, 05:18:04 PM
Well done Ivan! Good job, great map!
Many thanks to Pete for the churches!

P/S ...Special thanks to Pete for all the aircraft he launched
Title: Re: Map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Mission_bug on December 06, 2019, 10:16:21 AM
Hello Ivan, I am having difficulty with saving a mission on the ZAK_III map. ::(

The other two are okay but even though the checker says I have everything installed it refuses to save, any thoughts please?

Prior to this particular update all three were okay. ;)

Wishing you all the very best, Pete. ;D
Title: Re: Map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Uzin on December 06, 2019, 10:25:34 AM
Hello Ivan, I am having difficulty with saving a mission on the ZAK_III map. ::(

The other two are okay but even though the checker says I have everything installed it refuses to save, any thoughts please?

Prior to this particular update all three were okay. ;)

Wishing you all the very best, Pete. ;D
Hi,
checker compares only actor.static with static.ini files. The missions will not save even if some object is not present in 3do folder.
The whole pack Zak_III should contain everything, as in my Il-2 4.13.4 FreeModded version the missions are readily saved.
I do not know a remedy, sorry.
The guys at Aviaskins, like Molva, save missions OK.
The new Zak_IIImap contains new object -

[buildings.House\$Bunker2_IJN_Y]
Title           Bunker2_IJN_Y
AlignToLand     1
Body            RockBig
Panzer          3.00

http://www.mediafire.com/file/19ly2pyg90e6hs6/Bunker2_IJN_Y.7z/file (http://www.mediafire.com/file/19ly2pyg90e6hs6/Bunker2_IJN_Y.7z/file)
Best regards,
Ivan
EDIT:
It is tedious but viable to check every address in static.ini file whether there is any object present in 3do filder, by hand, step by step. If any object is missing it may be temporarily replaced by an empty file as somebody here suggested earlier.
Title: Re: Map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Mission_bug on December 06, 2019, 10:40:09 AM
Hello Ivan, thank you for the quick reply, really appreciated. 8)

I will take a look at the object in the link you provide and report back. ;)

Noticed this while taking a look around the map last night, Yeravan I think:

(https://i.postimg.cc/9Qwn2HpC/2019-12-04-18-21-53.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/K1FN7VwH)

Take care.

Wishing you all the very best, Pete. ;D
Title: Re: Map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Mission_bug on December 06, 2019, 11:19:06 AM
Hello again Ivan, sorry to say still no go. :(

And thanks to you too Pete for those beautiful churches.

Many thanks to Pete for the churches!

Glad you like the religious buildings guys, I enjoyed making them and contributing to Ivan's work. ;)

Wishing you all the very best, Pete. ;D
Title: Re: Map of Transcaucasia
Post by: <Gunny> on December 06, 2019, 11:27:55 AM
Hi Pete I just now checked map III and I can save the mission..
My game is 4.12.2 + 5.3 .

Just asking now .. You do have all of the 3do folder inside of the STD folder? don't leave any in the _Tex folder because on some maps they
will not show up.. When that happens you can not SAVE....
Took me 4 days to figure that out...

Good Luck Pete... ;)
Title: Re: Map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Uzin on December 06, 2019, 11:31:48 AM
Hi Pete, read EDIT in my preceeding post.
Title: Re: Map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Marat on December 06, 2019, 12:18:30 PM
Hi, Uzin!

Thank you very much for these beautiful maps! Missions are saved! Great like all your maps!!!
By the way, do you plan to make winter/autumn maps for them as well?  :)
Title: Re: Map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Mission_bug on December 06, 2019, 12:33:56 PM
Hello guys, sorry to say even after all these years I can still fuck up a map install. :-[

Thank you very much for the help, really appreciated.  ;)

I tried as <Gunny> said, thank you, added the 3do straight from the download into the STD folder, fired up the game, saved a mission on the map, all good. 8)

Okay, so what did I do wrong?

Well, I do not use the 3do folder usually in the STD but set up a objects folder for each map in the SAS folder, on this occasion, not sure why, I missed that 3do folder but added all the object folders in to my specially named folder, of course it would not work. o_O

It is tough being a senile old fart. :P

Take care.

Wishing you all the very best, Pete. ;D

Title: Re: Map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Uzin on December 06, 2019, 12:49:54 PM
Hi, Pete,
I am very happy with you.

@ Marat:
Let me have a rest for a while, winter/autumn version is not yet on a schedule.
I prefer to return to map of Gates of Caucasus which is WIP.

Best regards to you all, friends.
Ivan
Title: Re: Map of Transcaucasia
Post by: <Gunny> on December 06, 2019, 01:03:57 PM
Glad it worked for you Pete..
Like I said before I had that 3do folder inside the MapMods or _Tex folder can't recall now..
Set everything as per the direction and they would not save...
Searched here for days and found a post that said put the 3do inside the STD folder then everything started working..
Why ? Beats me but it works... ;)
Title: Re: Map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Marat on December 06, 2019, 01:10:17 PM
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I prefer to return to map of Gates of Caucasus which is WIP.
Gates of Caucasus? Very great! What exact area it will cover? Any map image? I mean the boundaries  :)
Title: Re: Map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Uzin on December 06, 2019, 01:45:51 PM
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I prefer to return to map of Gates of Caucasus which is WIP.
Gates of Caucasus? Very great! What exact area it will cover? Any map image? I mean the boundaries  :)
Very, very WIP:
(https://i.postimg.cc/KvXBkhkH/4Maeat.jpg)
Title: Re: Map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Marat on December 06, 2019, 02:22:37 PM
Fantastic!!!
Looking forward to have it in my game!!!
Title: Re: Map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Uzin on December 09, 2019, 11:59:18 AM
Back to Zakavkazye maps.
Niro at Aviaskins released QMB missions for ver. III :

post 258.
Title: Re: Map of Transcaucasia
Post by: SAS~vampire_pilot on December 09, 2019, 12:26:29 PM
I spent two days readying the Transcaucasia maps for BAT. I'll be happy to see them in the next update as they are really great :D
Title: Re: Map of Transcaucasia
Post by: Toobone on December 11, 2019, 08:13:28 AM
Gates of Caucasus? Very great! What exact area it will cover? Any map image? I mean the boundaries  :)
Very, very WIP:

This is absolutely actual map for history pre & post Stgrd missions!
Will do all my best 4 help with it for you.
PS: NIRO quick missions ZakavkazyeIII