I see our ability to upload pictures has been restored. Getting closer to finishing up my current project. I've got one more section of map to finish and do some polishing. As of the past week or so I've just been polishing as I'm not completely sure on what to do with the rest of the map.
Yes all terrain is done in the editor, the map is not oversized, I tried the height mapping thing and it seemed like alot of extra work for something that nobody would know. I have enough problems trying to finish a standard size map and also have seen others make oversized maps and they seem to have shadowing issues. I do use STMod though for steeper terrain and for the error reporting. As for the models, I try to only have what I think I'm going to use, my first map I loaded in 100 different models and at the end it was a nightmare to try and sort it out and get a working copy into the workshop. Right now I probably only have 20 or so custom assets in my editor and only using 7 I think on this map.
@fatboy i think that the 'too many models' is screwing me up.. i can't get the map to package up properly for the workshop either. i stopped trying the oversized base. but setting the height up to 128 has been really reliable. even if i don't really go past the 64, the 128 is nice even if is for only one or two mountain peaks or valleys, to have that 'little extra'.
_however You do it, the most recent pics, look great! look forward to the updates..._RUFUS
Pretty much at just a polishing stage now...minus the swampy area which I have no clue what to do with, I'm not a big fan of mud. Anyways if anyone is interested in test running this map and is willing to offer some feedback, good or bad it would be much appreciated, I've run this thing so many times everything looks the same. I would prefer to have people test it that will offer some sort of feed back, missing textures (dont think there will be any) missing distributions I.e. grass, bushes etc...I did so much bouncing around in this map I may have missed some small areas, I've used a couple different rocks so some opinions on how the rocks look together etc. All obstacles have been beat by at least one truck, some obstacles will require a buggy type vehicle but there are bypasses on most of them. If you're interested shoot me a PM with your Steam username and I'll add you so you have access. I would like to release this in the next week or so depending on how testing goes.