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GCM Map Refresh 2 weeks, 4 days ago #1

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Most GCM players are aware by now that the function that generates new random maps is broken and that we've been playing with the latest 25 maps (1385-1409) for a few months now. While brand new maps are no longer possible, I have been experimenting with recycling some of our old random maps. In Launcher ver. 925 we now can also play the 5 random maps that were part of the last new maps group before the current set i.e., maps 1380-1384. Hosts will find these toward the bottom of the 1385-1408 set. This sampling was limited to 5 retreads since I wasn't sure it would work and was wary of breaking the whole thing. If this catches on, future releases could add more maps or change out maps as we wish.

A couple of considerations:

1) For this to work, the recycled maps must still reside in each player's "GCM Random Maps 4" mod, to avoid the "level not found" error. I suspect most players don't purge their old maps, so we should be safe playing with recent old maps, except perhaps for very new players;

2) Personally, my list of archival random maps goes back 75 to random map 1335. (I did a purge of early maps about a year ago). If someone has maps going way back, it would probably be a good idea to build a "master" Random Maps 4 mod for others to draw on. If such a file were available for easy download, our list of potential archival maps to play would become nearly endless;

3) Something we might want to consider is to create a list of all-time favorite random maps as we play them. Over time, we could have a list of, say, 50 or more favorites available to hosts for play anytime.

Appreciate everyone's feedback on these things.

Re: GCM Map Refresh 2 weeks, 4 days ago #2

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I've never deleted anything, though I had to reinstall once when my anti-virus kicked in. I shoulda have a bunch of maps, I'll look when I get home.

Re: GCM Map Refresh 2 weeks, 4 days ago #3

I have never deleted any maps either

Re: GCM Map Refresh 2 weeks, 4 days ago #4

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I really like playing GCM when Jones is on my team.

Re: GCM Map Refresh 2 weeks, 3 days ago #5

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Thanks. This morning I stumbled upon an old, semi-complete version of GCM Random Maps 4 in a backup on my W10 HDD, so I do have several hundred of our old maps to draw from after all. A group of 25 Large Random Maps sucks up nearly 600 megs of storage on a HD.

As we play through these vintage maps I hope to solicit feedback from players immediately after battles. Maps that stand out as especially enjoyable (even by members of the losing team) will be noted as candidates for a future "Best of GCM Random Maps" version of the Random Maps 4 mod. As we do this, it would also be easy to assign them categories to suit particular host & player preferences e.g., highly wooded, prominent hills, rolling terrain, mostly open, converging streams, interesting road network, etc.

Re: GCM Map Refresh 2 weeks, 3 days ago #6

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Well like a nucklehead that I am, I managed to lose most of the GCM maps. So if any one wants to post up a mod that includes the GCM maps, I for one will be delighted.
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Re: GCM Map Refresh 2 weeks, 3 days ago #7

Reckon I got 90% of the maps, to avoid situations as tonite I recommend you zip and link

Re: GCM Map Refresh 2 weeks, 3 days ago #8

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GCM Maps 1360-1384 are here:
www.dropbox.com/s/m5fjl4qmey4ttzh/GCM%201360-1384.zip?dl=0

Download and unzip the contents to:
C:\Matrix Games\Scourge of War - Gettysburg\Mods\GcmRandomMaps4
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