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Title: Remake of Makin Atoll
Post by: agracier on October 05, 2019, 04:11:05 AM
I love Pacific Islands. So here is another remake of one of the older Il-2 maps: Makin Atoll.

I retexted the island terrain and expanded the airfield and added a small amount of objects, mostly airfield buildings and landing piers and supply dumps, a few lightly fortified/sandbagged positions and a heap of palm trees.

The land airfield has 2 separate runways. I've tried them out and you can simultaneously have 2 different flights active, landing, taking-off or doing both. Perhaps not strictly historical, but a bit of fun. One runway is longer and can handle twin engined planes, the other is shorter and should be reserved for fighters.

Here is a d/l link:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/z8s19e5bvyiehet/ag_Makin.rar/file

and the edmap, a simple affair for a simple map. screenshots to come later, there are a few in another post: https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,62487.0.html


(https://i.postimg.cc/7LYJngjh/05-10-2019-9-41-18.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QFwMXW8Z)
Title: Re: Remake of Makin Atoll
Post by: NobleNerd on October 05, 2019, 04:22:21 AM
Aw, c'mon. We all know the title should be "Remakin' Makin."  ;D

Looking forward to seeing this in BAT at some point.
Title: Re: Remake of Makin Atoll
Post by: duffys tavern on October 05, 2019, 02:32:10 PM
agracier, Thank you very much for an excellent map. Only one thing I noticed, There are 4 F4Us sittting on the beach. One of them is actually in the water, high tide I suppose, but it is wearing post WWII markings, more KTO, the one in the hanger just behind it, is marked as well. Not sure how I could get these out or if I even want to try. It's a swell map and I would not want to take a chance messing it up. Any ideas? once again, thank you for sharing with us.
Title: Re: Remake of Makin Atoll
Post by: agracier on October 05, 2019, 02:43:43 PM
agracier, Thank you very much for an excellent map. Only one thing I noticed, There are 4 F4Us sittting on the beach. One of them is actually in the water, high tide I suppose, but it is wearing post WWII markings, more KTO, the one in the hanger just behind it, is marked as well. Not sure how I could get these out or if I even want to try. It's a swell map and I would not want to take a chance messing it up. Any ideas? once again, thank you for sharing with us.

Wow, you actually looked at and know the difference in markings? hats off.

To get objects out, the easiest way is to put the map in map-maker version of Il-2, find and delete the objects you wish deleted and then save. That way you have a new actors.static without those objects.

I tried to add some clutter to the map, as any area of military operations is usually one huge junkyard at first sight.

If you don't know how to use map-maker, let me know and I'll fire up the Makin map again and remove the objects. But remind me where they are located, top island or lower island?

Title: Re: Remake of Makin Atoll
Post by: duffys tavern on October 06, 2019, 05:40:02 PM
Thanx agracier, I really like the idea of clutter, that helps alot. However don't know anything about, map-maker, just the sound of it scares me
They are located up north where the airfield is, at the north side of the field there is some Quonset huts, a hanger and 4 F4Us at the edge of the water and one in the hanger. I you could remove these a/c I place some stationary ones more toward the center of the field. Anything you can do will be much appreciated. Thanks again for a very nice map.
Title: Re: Remake of Makin Atoll
Post by: agracier on October 07, 2019, 03:40:02 AM
Here we go, an actors.static without the Corsairs.  Unzip and place this slightly slightly smaller one into the map folder and overwrite when asked.

http://www.mediafire.com/file/lli4w1rmzw8jw6c/Makin_Atoll_No_Corsairs_-_actors.rar/file
Title: Re: Remake of Makin Atoll
Post by: Mission_bug on October 07, 2019, 05:24:21 AM
Great work agracier as always, thank you very much, really appreciated. 8)


Wishing you all the very best, Pete. ;D
Title: Re: Remake of Makin Atoll
Post by: steeldust on October 30, 2019, 07:48:25 AM
thank you for this new version of the map
I like it very much!
Title: Re: Remake of Makin Atoll
Post by: duffys tavern on October 31, 2019, 07:22:54 AM
agracier, thank you so much for the update. Sorry I haven't responded sooner, I'm in the middle of getting a new PC and win 10 is a steep learning curve for me. Again, thank you very much for the adjustment.
Title: Re: Remake of Makin Atoll
Post by: agracier on October 31, 2019, 10:31:00 AM
agracier, thank you so much for the update. Sorry I haven't responded sooner, I'm in the middle of getting a new PC and win 10 is a steep learning curve for me. Again, thank you very much for the adjustment.

that's Ok ...
Title: Re: Remake of Makin Atoll
Post by: Piotrek1 on January 03, 2020, 10:58:13 AM
Thank you agracier, Great map 8), very nice textures, maybe not the best screenshots :P but it works without problems.
(https://i.postimg.cc/sx20rK0r/Dec-31-2019-3-57-03-PM.png) (https://postimages.org/)
(https://i.postimg.cc/C56rLDWf/Dec-31-2019-3-53-41-PM.png) (https://postimages.org/)
(https://i.postimg.cc/4dsS8X6n/Dec-31-2019-4-03-25-PM.png) (https://postimages.org/)

Best regards,
Piotrek
Title: Re: Remake of Makin Atoll
Post by: agracier on January 03, 2020, 11:51:09 AM
Thanks.

Making small Pacific island maps is quite fun. Since they are small it's possible to use the texture slots for small areas and so give the map a more detailed appearance. Also far less work ... ha ha
Title: Re: Remake of Makin Atoll
Post by: Piotrek1 on January 03, 2020, 01:40:44 PM
You do it great 8). I'm looking forward to the next exotic map :).
Best regards,
Piotrek
Title: Re: Remake of Makin Atoll
Post by: ighten on January 19, 2020, 04:35:12 PM
OK multiple apologies if Im asking this as a newb but I have just returned to IL2 1946 after many years and am frankly amazed at the work modders have done..

I have so far added quickly VP and IL2 selector and have had no issue adding skins etc but when it comes to map I thought this would be an excellent starting point..

So I downloaded this  and tried to follow the instructions in the thread "how to install maps mods"

But as an example I simply can not find this map when I try to run a quick mission  (or anything else)

Structure wise I placed the textures in #SAS/MAPMODS/MAPS/_Tex

I placed the main folder ag_Makin in #SAS/MAPMODS/MAPS/

I then added the line ag_Makin ag_Makin/load.ini to the load ini in #SAS/MAPMODS/MAPS

but Im not seeing it - have I missed a blatant issue??
Title: Re: Remake of Makin Atoll
Post by: CzechTexan on January 19, 2020, 04:44:31 PM
ighten, did you save the Load.ini file?  You probably did but we have to cover all bases ;)
Are you able to load the map in the Full Mission Builder aka FMB?
if so, if you are trying to find quick missions for the map... then it's possible there are not any Quick missions for that map.
Title: Re: Remake of Makin Atoll
Post by: ighten on January 19, 2020, 07:26:22 PM
ah yes slight schoolboy error I forgot there has to be a Quick mission  - however even though I can actually see the maps description/title in Full Mission builder lists I get the following Java error when I select it.

Java lang Runtime Exception Landscape ag_Makin/load.ini loading error
Title: Re: Remake of Makin Atoll
Post by: ighten on January 20, 2020, 02:55:39 AM
Just dawned on me - does this log mean I need to install a texture mod?

INTERNAL ERROR: Texture Buffer (limit 4202496 Bytes)is to small to fit 12582912 Bytes!
[9:43:55 AM]   INTERNAL ERROR: LoadTextureFromTga('MAPS/_Tex/ag/Makin/Spain_2048_Madagascar_White_114.tga')
[9:43:55 AM]   WARNING: Error: 'WARNING: Error: 'WARNING: Error: 'WARNING: Error: 'WARNING: Error: 'WARNING: Error: 'WARNING:'
[9:43:55 AM]   WARNING: TLandscape::LoadMap('ag_Makin/load.ini') - errors in loading
[9:43:55 AM]   World.land().LoadMap() error: java.lang.RuntimeException: Landscape 'ag_Makin/load.ini' loading error
[Jan 20, 2020 9:44:05 AM] -------------- END log session -------------



EDIT - solved adding True ColorHi Res mod has solved the issue...
Title: Re: Remake of Makin Atoll
Post by: CzechTexan on January 20, 2020, 09:05:34 AM
That's great that you fixed your own problem!  You have now graduated from being a schoolboy to a pro.
Title: Re: Remake of Makin Atoll
Post by: ighten on January 20, 2020, 12:47:31 PM
LOL - Thx - couldnt have done it without looking through these forums though - Wonderful info...