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Russian Map Pack v2 Released 1 year, 7 months ago #1

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This is an updated pack of generic Russian maps for sandbox play. They are not based on a particular area. The mod contains 4 maps of which 2 are seasonal variants. They are for SoWWL only.

DELETE ANY EARLIER VERSION OF THIS MOD.

Russia_1 uses muddy terrain. Russia_2 is a snowy version of the same map. Both are adapted from a much modified version of the SoWGB Alpine map & KS mini maps. Russia_3 is a new, frost ridden, autumnal map with a mix of rural and urban areas, and some forts. Russia_4 is a snowy variant.

All 4 maps contain some new buildings by Pom. Much credit to him and the original Alpine map designers. Credit also due to Martin James and the KS Group who tested some earlier versions of these maps.

If interested, the KS Group's(separate) Napoleonic Mod includes Russian sprites should you wish to seek them out. See their website and their posts on this forum.

Download here - www.dropbox.com/s/wgoqo7pqvmrjjy0/Russian%20Maps%20WL.7z?dl=0


Installation - Please read this carefully

1. Download the 7zip file to your desktop.

2. Extract using 7zip by doing the following

3. Right click on the Download.

4. Use 7zip and choose the option - Extract to Russian Maps WL

5. This will extract a folder of that name to your desk top

6. Cut and paste this folder into the Mod folder of SoWWL.

ACTIVATING

1. Fire up the game

2. Go to the mod selection screen.

3. Select and confirm you want to use the Russian Maps WL mod.

4. Go back to main screen. Resign and exit the game.

5. Fire up the game again, select the map you want in Sandbox play.

Enjoy and post some screenies if you have some good battles.
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Re: Russia Map Released 1 year, 7 months ago #2

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Its Great. Thank you, Crikey

Re: Russia Map Released 1 year, 7 months ago #3

Crikey - Good to see you releasing maps again. Your work is always top-notch.
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Re: Russia Map Released 1 year, 7 months ago #4

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Looks great!

Re: Russia Map Released 1 year, 6 months ago #5

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Re: Russia Map Released 1 year, 6 months ago #6

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Thanks for all of the kind comments and the screenies. Glad you're enjoying it.

Re: Russia Map Released 1 year, 6 months ago #7

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I particularly like the distance view/mist effect you have got which shows in screen 6 above. It feels like a freezing fog.

My only suggestion would be to reskin some of the houses as log cabins or wooden planked. I think these were far more common than brick/stone/mud-wall construction in places like Poland and western Russia in the early 1800s. You can get a good idea of the architecture of this part of Europe by watching film of the East Front in WW2. Many cabins had a stone or brick chimney significantly taller than the thatched roofline as well.

I am sure many suitable textures are already in the Gettysburg files.

An Orthodox church model would be fantastic as well. Almost every village had one, again wooden built but painted and well maintained.
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Re: Russia Map Released 1 year, 6 months ago #8

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Thanks Tank

Am afraid 3D models are beyond me but I'll look at some additional textures for the buildings. There are some log cabins incl but I'll take another look at the buildings you mention.

And, yes, some new models, would be a nice addition overall.
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Re: Russia Map Released 1 year, 6 months ago #9

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Will this map load as a mod in ACW platform? I don't have Waterloo.
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Re: Russia Map Released 1 year, 6 months ago #10

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Will this map load as a mod in ACW platform? I don't have Waterloo.
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The official answer is, no, it's not compatible.

But the un-official answer is, give it a try. You may get some crazy errors, but it just might work.

But you're better off picking up Waterloo either way.
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Re: Russia Map Released 1 year, 6 months ago #11

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As LP says, the map is for Waterloo. It hasn't been designed or tested in SoWGB.


An improved version for Waterloo only is due in a couple of weeks so I've removed the download for now.
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Re: Russia Map Released 1 year, 1 month ago #12

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Has anyone else released any more additional maps for SOWWL? This Russian map is incredible!

Re: Russia Map Released 1 year, 1 month ago #13

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The KS Mod has about 60 maps...
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Re: Russia Map Released 1 year, 1 month ago #14

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Will those maps work with SOWWL on its own without the mod or is the mod needed for those maps to work? Also, link to the maps would be awesome. Thanks Saddle!

Re: Russia Map Released 1 year, 1 month ago #15

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You need the mod.

Let me qualify the number of "60+".

There are 33 unique maps for Waterloo. Many are conversions from free modded maps originally made for Gettysburg and so have some odd colonial timber buildings. A number have been made for Waterloo by the modding community and edited and included with permission.

There are about 6 variants of the above maps that have fog, or impassable rivers, or fortifications or a combination of these.

There are 24 maps that will only work if the player owns Gettysburg or its various add-on map packs. Some of these are foggy, impassable rivers and fortifications versions of the originals.

You also get the armies of Russia (1807 and 1812), Austria (1809), Spain, Portugal, Prussia (1806) and a number of German lesser states such as Bavaria, Wurttemberg, etc.
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Re: Russia Map Released 11 months, 1 week ago #16

Saddletank wrote:
I particularly like the distance view/mist effect you have got which shows in screen 6 above. It feels like a freezing fog.

My only suggestion would be to reskin some of the houses as log cabins or wooden planked. I think these were far more common than brick/stone/mud-wall construction in places like Poland and western Russia in the early 1800s. You can get a good idea of the architecture of this part of Europe by watching film of the East Front in WW2. Many cabins had a stone or brick chimney significantly taller than the thatched roofline as well.

I am sure many suitable textures are already in the Gettysburg files.

An Orthodox church model would be fantastic as well. Almost every village had one, again wooden built but painted and well maintained.


- Russian buildings mod for Histwar

Re: Russia Map Released 11 months, 1 week ago #17

Russian log house - izba, from panorama of Borodino battle

mtdata.ru/u27/photo62B9/20227048093-0/original.jpg

Re: Russia Map Released 11 months, 1 week ago #18

When this map will be available?

Re: Russia Map Released 11 months, 1 week ago #19

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It was released months ago.
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Re: Russia Map Released 11 months, 1 week ago #20

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Download was removed though, but I think it's in the kriegspeile supplemental map pack, but that's a hefty download in itself if you're only after this one map, plus some of the map files are in the main mod too I think... like the minimap maybe, so.... I think you have to download the entire KS mod and pull this map out for the various folders if you want it standalone.

Re: Russia Map Released 11 months, 1 week ago #21

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If you wait a week or so I'll post an update/ new link.

Re: Russia Map Released 11 months, 1 week ago #22

Crikey wrote:
If you wait a week or so I'll post an update/ new link.


Ок I 'll be waiting, thanks.

Re: Russia Map Released 9 months, 1 week ago #23

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Updated pack available - see first post.
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Re: Russia Map Released 9 months ago #24

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The KS group had an MP game in Smolensk city a few weeks back. It was sheer hell, all those fortified buildings. The map really does make you want to wear a scarf and gloves while playing.
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Re: Russian Map Pack v2 Released 2 weeks, 2 days ago #25

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C,

Just went to the link - no joy. Have the maps been moved to another location or are they no longer available?

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Re: Russian Map Pack v2 Released 2 weeks, 2 days ago #26

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Awesome Brother. Thank you...

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