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CzechTexan

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Central China - Hengyang_V2
« on: May 09, 2016, 05:55:36 PM »

DOWNLOAD:  http://www.mediafire.com/download/t3cnjj3vfciix3v/Hengyang_V2.zip
also at Mission4Today.com: http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads3&file=details&id=2305

Also,I highly recommend WxTech's re-do of the height map_H!
Here's a quick attempt at bringing the terrain into better height range for this distance-compressed map. It offers the feature of making the hills a bit less of an imposing obstacle for those airstrips close to them.

If you want to try it, you could first re-name the existing to, e.g., map_h_original. In any event, back it up first, unless you still have the archive from which to extract the map_h.

https://www.mediafire.com/file/lfyr7xsy15zf0km/map_h.tga/file

China edmap, on Flickr

Hello and welcome to the cztx_Hengyang MOD map.
Riptide_One did much of the populating of cities and towns with "Chinese-looking" objects.  Thank you, Riptide_One!  Unfortunately, he was unable to finish the project so I finished populating more of the smaller towns and villages.

Riptide_One used many objects that I did not previously have in my Modact setup.  This prevented me from saving missions on this map.  Fortunately, vpmedia's Modpack does have all the required objects.  I recommend getting vpmedia's Modpack or the C.U.P. in order for this map to work.
VP ModPack:  http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,50919.0.html
C.U.P. (Community Universal Patch):  http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/board,241.0.html

***There is one new object that must be installed into your setup.  It is the Small Plant Smoke Stack (Factory_01_chimney) which is in the downloaded 3do file.  See the Readme file for Installation instructions.

If you have problems with low fps over the cities...Sgt Rock on M4T has made a lighter version of the map so that the cities are not so heavily populated and this allows for better fps over them.
http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads3&file=details&id=2464

This is the region of China where the Flying Tigers and 14th Air Force saw most of their action.  The map is very mountainous and includes such famous places as Kweilin (present day Guilin), Lingling, Hengyang, Changsha, Chihkiang, and Canton.  Some places may not be in their exact locations.
Some of the heights of the Map_H seem unreal but I did get the srtm's satellite data from agracier who was kind enough to help get me started.  Thank you, agracier!

I did not know what many of the airfields looked like during the war so I had to use my imagination.  I welcome anyone who would like to change the airfield textures if that would improve things (Just be sure not to change waypoints etc).  Also included is an Airfield readme file with tips about each airfield.  Takeoffs and Landings on some airfields may be tricky in the mountainous terrain.

Thank you to all the other modders who have helped during the WIP.  The forum thread for the WIP, which includes more screenshots, is here:  http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,33436.0.html

There are several good books about the air war in China and many about the Flying Tigers.  Sharks Over China, about the 14th Air Force, is one of my favorites.  You can also search online about the Japanese Ichi-go offensive during 1944-45 which captured many of the U.S. airfields in this mapped area.  For mission builders, the Notes on Airfields file (in the download) will also help to know which airfields were U.S. or Japanese.

Hengyang2, on Flickr

Hengyang, on Flickr

Chihkiang, on Flickr

LingLing, on Flickr
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Re: Central China - Hengyang_V2
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2016, 05:58:35 PM »













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Re: Central China - Hengyang_V2
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2016, 06:54:30 PM »

Hi C Texan,

An incredibly amazing job  :D :)

A great thanks to you as well as Riptide One for finally giving Il-2 a real genuine China map

Nihow (hello)  :D  Gumbay (cheers with a drink)  8) :P

Cheers

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Re: Central China - Hengyang_V2
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2016, 09:11:26 PM »

Thanks for the kind words Kirby.  I must say again, Riptide_One really made the look of this map.  I could not have made cities to look like the way he has done it.  He did an amazing job with building the cities and parts of them.  I would not have had the patience nor the imagination to do what he has done.  I did finish his work of populating but I mostly just copied parts of what he had already built.
Don't forget about agracier's Hankow...it is China...just limited in area of operations.
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Re: Central China - Hengyang_V2
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2016, 01:42:50 AM »

Great addition !!!
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Re: Central China - Hengyang_V2
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2016, 03:31:38 AM »

Totally perfect job, many thanx to author!
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Re: Central China - Hengyang_V2
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2016, 03:34:18 AM »

Oh, this beautiful map is finally out ? Great! I've been building missions on the WIP / unpopulated version, playing them with this one will be like discovering them again ! Thank you :D
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Re: Central China - Hengyang_V2
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2016, 05:51:25 AM »

Many thanks. I have long been waiting for this map to get finished. It fills a large gap left for China.
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Re: Central China - Hengyang_V2
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2016, 10:48:02 AM »

Beautiful looking map CT. For those who do not want to DL another 7 GBs here are some Quick.mis + Tomoose missing objects and Hex. runway plates from the BoM map plus the relevant static.ini entries.
https://www.mediafire.com/?i55a28745sk5127
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Re: Central China - Hengyang_V2
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2016, 09:54:17 AM »

Finally!

Can't wait to fly over it!

Thanks for this release!
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Re: Central China - Hengyang_V2
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2016, 10:40:13 AM »

Excellent map CzechTexan, this will be most welcome by many, thank you very much, greatly appreciated. 8)


Wishing you all the very best, Pete. ;D
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Re: Central China - Hengyang_V2
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2016, 07:37:00 PM »

Thanks Fly that certainly helps  ;D :D

Cheers
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