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New Gettysburg Map 1 week, 6 days ago #1

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Here is the link for a Nine mile (81 square miles) True scale map.
This map covers a large portion of Adams county, Pennsylvania surrounding the town of Gettysburg.

www.dropbox.com/s/ivkzmd3fos0ntp9/Turning%20Point%20Gettysburg.zip?dl=0

Download the zip file
Right click, go to properties and "unblock" if necessary.
Move contents to Mods folder.

Someone please take this link over as I will not be able to maintain it. Thanks

In the works:
1. Mod - Little Bighorn and Battle of the Rosebud. Complete and beautiful mod on Custer, and the 1876 Indian war.
2. Mod - Honey Springs Mod (western battle of the Civil War.)
3. Currently on the table is a redo of the Manassas Battlefield. a 12 mile (144 square mile), true scale map, that will cover the entire area of both First and Second Manassas.

Thanks everyone,

Mark
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Re: New Gettysburg Map 1 week, 6 days ago #2

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Downloading Now!

Thanks, "MarkT"

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Re: New Gettysburg Map 1 week, 4 days ago #3

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Great Addition!

Been looking forward to a GB map large enough to include the East Cavalry Field actions as well as other engagements that occurred on the outskirts of the main battle.

I've only done one fly around checking out the main battle arena and all the details appear right on. The terrain is nicely done with lots of historically accurate fencing and especially, stone walls. This map has the appearance of being a catalyst for reawakening the battle of GB for further modding.

Thanks for giving this game a bionic boost with this, and your other excellent offerings
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Re: New Gettysburg Map 1 week, 4 days ago #4

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Well said, Reb!

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Re: New Gettysburg Map 1 week, 4 days ago #5

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Fantastic work!

Re: New Gettysburg Map 1 week, 4 days ago #6

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Fantastic map many thanks Mark T.

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Re: New Gettysburg Map 1 week, 4 days ago #7

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Great job MarkT



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Re: New Gettysburg Map 1 week, 3 days ago #8

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Re: New Gettysburg Map 1 week, 1 day ago #9

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MarkT - Excellent Job on the Gettysburg Map!

Forty thousand worm fences have got to be a record for any map.

Question - Why did You make them so low to the ground - is that how tall they were during that period?

It took Me two days of looking at the code to figure out which values controlled the height, and use a Hex-Editor to change all of them to a higher value, doing them by hand would have took a year. Hex-Editor less than a minute.

Either way, Great Job!

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Re: New Gettysburg Map 1 week ago #10

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Hex editor can change properties?
MUST know more!!!
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Re: New Gettysburg Map 1 week ago #11

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"MarkT"

The "terrain.lvl" that is located inside of all of the Maps.lsl file contains all of the terrain, houses, and fences that are within the maps files.

Basically, this file stores all of the values used, the downside is that a lot of it is in Hex-Form, which is not readable to anyone that doesn't know Programming.

Well, I don't have any knowledge of Hex-Code - but do like too experiment considering that nothing can actually be destroyed, only probably corrupted. But, Backups come in handy.

The other downside is that by changing all of the values that "Match" the values that are changed, anything that "Also" has those same values will also be changed.

So, I still have to go back and redo the "Rail Fences" since it raised them up in height also, but better them than the forty thousand other fences.

The length, height, width of the fences were : These are the values that you used.
A0 40 00 00 80 40 00 00 80 40

I wanted the height a little bit higher : So the Hex-Code used is:
A0 40 00 00 A0 40 00 00 80 40

Once I put in the values that you used, I put in the values that I wanted and selected "Replace All" matching values with the other values. Forty Thousand values changed within a few seconds.

ADDED - I also think that Hex-Code uses ( Four Sets of Values ) - So, I probably should have used ( 00 00 ) at the end of the above listed code, but didn't and it still worked. It seems like I read that decades ago, but not sure.

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Re: New Gettysburg Map 1 week ago #12

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Experimenting with the "Sachs Bridge" - Raised it up a bit, added some shadow triangles, another roof that resembles the picture and changed the color a bit.

SachsBridge.jpg


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Re: New Gettysburg Map 5 days, 22 hours ago #13

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Yes the terrain.lvl is the save file. I have had to redo things many times, (from scratch) many time because the LStudio program is "dumbed Down" and will not allow global change (of course we both know this).

As far as the fences height go, I am not aware that the height is low. Split rail "worm" fences are generally boundry features, not actual fences. The higher you build them, the more unstable they are. A basic "rail" is approx. 4" diameter. a 5-6 rail height is approx 44" (more or Less) (mostly less). 3 to 4 feet is not too high.
"Perfect" rail fences did not exist like they do today. LOTS of variation....

What Hex editor do you use?

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Re: New Gettysburg Map 5 days, 12 hours ago #14

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XVI32

Goggle that Name listed above, it has a 32bit and a 64bit Version.

Not sure if it works past Windows 7, but you should be able to find that information out of the Web.

Not even sure if its the best Free One out there, but it is the only one that I have use for years.

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Have any of You Map Makers figure out a way of stopping the units from walking through the Sachs Bridge walls. I have spent about ten hours trying different things but nothing seems to work.

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