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Lace Wars Map Pack for SoWWL

1 year 2 months ago - 8 months 3 weeks ago #1 by Crikey

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    Download v5

    www.dropbox.com/s/msl0l9dtt9f6weu/Lace%20Wars%20Map%20Pack%20for%20SoWWL%20v5.rar?dl=0

    12 maps and 1 winter variant for sandbox play.

    These maps have the prefix LW_.

    Delete any previous version.

    Recommend map draw distances are set to at least 1500 yrds in SoWWL's Options menu. Set trees to 100%. Most of these maps are best played in "Hunt them down" mode. Schellenberg would work best with a scenario designed specifically for it.

    Credits. Pom for his new buildings, Biondo and Mark T for their original La Souffel and Eylau maps, which I've used as the base for LW_Alsace and LW_Eylau, and Martin James for testing and advice.
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    1 year 2 months ago - 1 year 2 months ago #2 by Grog

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  • Thank you, Crikey

    I can wholeheartedly recommend these maps. They are quite stunning. The KS Group have enjoyed many hours playing on them and not a little time just riding around and admiring the views!

    If I recall, though, we did need to change some of the values in the csv files for stone walls around one of the towns on one map to suit our needs,playing HITS. They were slowing down troops and Couriers greatly, making command difficult in areas where there were many stone walls on the outskirts of the town.

    Grog :)
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    1 year 2 months ago #3 by RALB

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  • Where do you put them? I unzipped it in Mods but it didn't work

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    1 year 2 months ago - 1 year 2 months ago #4 by Crikey

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  • Grog - thanks for the kind words.

    RALB - Extract them to your mods folder, like any other mod.

    That should have created a Lace Wars folder there, you then activate the mod in the mod list.

    Check you don’t have a duplicate sub folder of the same name within the folder which can sometimes happen when extracting..

    Anyone else having problems?
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    1 year 2 months ago #5 by roy64

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  • It works ok for me.

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    1 year 2 months ago - 1 year 2 months ago #6 by RebBugler

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  • Works, but I had to fix it. It unzips to the Maps folder (lacking main folder). Had to make a new (main) folder, named it Lace Wars Map Pack for SoWWL, and now it's in the correct mod form, hierarchy. And for those that are fixing this download, Maps are copied to that main folder.

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    1 year 2 months ago - 1 year 2 months ago #7 by RebBugler

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  • Followup...

    After some quick tests:

    Half of the maps crash before fully loading, and the one's that do load have a lot of log errors.
    Unless something's amiss on my end, I'm guessing these maps need supporting files.

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    1 year 2 months ago #8 by RALB

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  • RebBugler wrote: Works, but I had to fix it. It unzips to the Maps folder (lacking main folder). Had to make a new (main) folder, named it Lace Wars Map Pack for SoWWL, and now it's in the correct mod form, hierarchy. And for those that are fixing this download, Maps are copied to that main folder.


    Had to do the same thing, it works fine now

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    1 year 2 months ago - 1 year 2 months ago #9 by Crikey

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  • As said, unzipping can cause that problem for some. Not all. I suspect it depends on the command you use to unzip. Which may depend on the prog used too.

    Yes, you need a folder created, as with any mod, but the extract files command usually does that automatically. However, some commands seem to create an additional folder which then also causes problems. It sucks, but I can’t control that aspect. I also fear windows 10 adds more shit to the mix. Thankfully it’s an easy fix.

    The numerous errors suggested by Reb concern me. I’ll be clear.... I don’t intentionally leave files out of my mods, for exactly that reason. All files needed should be there. It may be an install issue, but happy to look at log file. :)

    I’ll do my best to address.

    Again, are others experiencing the same?
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    1 year 2 months ago - 1 year 2 months ago #10 by RebBugler

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  • Crikey wrote: The numerous errors suggested by Reb concern me. I’ll be clear.... I don’t intentionally leave files out of my mods, for exactly that reason. All files needed should be there. It may be an install issue, but happy to look at log file. :)

    Again, are others experiencing the same?


    Deactivate all your mods and run this map pack alone. I predict you'll see the log errors I see, and experience some crashes.
    Just to be clear, Maps is the lone folder in this mod, right?

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    1 year 2 months ago - 1 year 2 months ago #11 by RALB

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  • RebBugler wrote:

    Crikey wrote: The numerous errors suggested by Reb concern me. I’ll be clear.... I don’t intentionally leave files out of my mods, for exactly that reason. All files needed should be there. It may be an install issue, but happy to look at log file. :)

    Again, are others experiencing the same?


    Deactivate all your mods and run this map pack alone. I predict you'll see the log errors I see, and experience some crashes.
    Just to be clear, Maps is the lone folder in this mod, right?


    No there's also Sounds, Layout, Logistics and Graphics. So far it's working great for me, I just went through the list and each map launched fine. Just to be clear I made a new folder "Lace Wars Maps" in the "Mod" folder and unzipped the new Mod into that
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    1 year 2 months ago #12 by RebBugler

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  • RebBugler wrote:

    Crikey wrote: The numerous errors suggested by Reb concern me. I’ll be clear.... I don’t intentionally leave files out of my mods, for exactly that reason. All files needed should be there. It may be an install issue, but happy to look at log file. :)

    Again, are others experiencing the same?


    Deactivate all your mods and run this map pack alone. I predict you'll see the log errors I see, and experience some crashes.
    Just to be clear, Maps is the lone folder in this mod, right?


    Never mind, discovered the problem, it is on my end.

    When I unzipped the map pack it didn't have a main folder so the various folders were available separately in my Downloads folder. I saw Maps and mindlessly thought that it was the unzipped mod. I always include the main folder with my downloads that I share, so I expect the same. Hence my confusion :S

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    1 year 2 months ago - 1 year 2 months ago #13 by Crikey

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  • RALB - thanks. I just retested and found no crashes either. Phew!

    Reb - Yes, an extraction error. With the LW map pack folder you should have the following sub-folders

    Graphics
    Layout
    Logistics
    Maps
    Sounds

    I suspect it's windows 10 messing with you. I've found it can behave oddly when extracting stuff. But may that I'm so used to Windows 7. :(

    As mentioned, when I extract I get all the folders needed, incl sub folders.

    That you didn't is confusing. :S
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    1 year 1 month ago #14 by Crikey

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  • Updated pack with extra fictional maps coming soon.








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    1 year 3 weeks ago - 1 year 2 weeks ago #15 by Crikey

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  • Just finishing off some new additions to the Lace Wars Map Pack.

    LW_Eylau (based on Mark T's original)
    LW_Eylau_summer
    LW_Alsace (based on Biondo's La Souffel map)

    Should be finished in a few weeks, when I'll post an updated link.






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    1 year 2 weeks ago #16 by Crikey

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    1 year 1 week ago #17 by Grog

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  • Three more Superb Maps.

    Thank you, Crikey :)

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    1 year 6 days ago #18 by Chichetr

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  • WOW! Thanks so much Crikey!!! Yet again you produce OUTSTANDING maps!

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    8 months 4 weeks ago #19 by Saddletank

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  • Crikey wrote: Latest link/version in first post


    Hi Crikey, I am getting a 404 error on the d/l link.

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    8 months 3 weeks ago #20 by Crikey

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    3 weeks 18 hours ago #21 by 1norselad

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  • is there an updated link as not able to download?

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