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CUJO_1970
12-27-2007, 01:24 PM
Wow,and I do mean WOW!

This map exceeds expectations, and basically renders most other maps somewhat obsolete IMO.

Flying over this map with the new default skins makes it seem like flying a completely new sim. The textures, terrain, new objects etc. are simply superb. And the airfields...don't get me started on the airlfields. Beautiful smooth expanses of grass with new hangers and ground objects...all very logical and immersive in layout. You feel like you are at an actual 1940s airfield.

The villages, towns and factories are fantastic and look like something from a SOW:BoB beta, not an IL2 beta. Default towns are like flying over an actual town. They are that good. Once ground objects and vehicles are added it will just get even better.

Oh, and mission building? These maps and new ground objects are a mission builders dream come true. It's a completely new standard in maps, and the originals don't even come close to measuring up to it.

Simply put,things like this Slovakia map can more than bridge the gap to the release of SoW:BoB. It breathes new life into a 7+ year old game and gives it legs again. I hope that great contributions like this can continue.

From me, a great big THANK YOU and WELL DONE to all those involved in this! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

VMF-214_HaVoK
12-27-2007, 01:55 PM
It is fantastic for sure and talk about squeezing every ounce out of this aging engine...phew!

S!

Manos1
12-27-2007, 02:10 PM
ok, ok but place at least a link for some pictures

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/63110913/m/8931042683/p/1

The rest with the patch http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif


~S~

CUJO_1970
12-27-2007, 03:12 PM
Great video of the new Slovakia map:
welcome to Slovakia (http://www.simhq.com/_downloads/air/IL-2/Welcome_to_slovakia.rar)

Platypus_1.JaVA
12-27-2007, 03:56 PM
The villages, towns and factories are fantastic and look like something from a SOW:BoB beta, not an IL2 beta. Default towns are like flying over an actual town. They are that good. Once ground objects and vehicles are added it will just get even better.

Oh, and mission building? These maps and new ground objects are a mission builders dream come true. It's a completely new standard in maps, and the originals don't even come close to measuring up to it.

+1
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CrazySchmidt
12-28-2007, 04:56 AM
Yep here's my http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

CS. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Manos1
12-28-2007, 06:20 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

http://www.150gct.it/users/150GCT_Veltro/SLOVACCHIA4.jpg

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TgD Thunderbolt56
12-28-2007, 07:24 AM
Schweet!

msalama
12-28-2007, 07:27 AM
Yep, the most beautiful of them all, this baby http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Bewolf
12-28-2007, 08:23 AM
Most impressive, and more important, immersive map so far. Finally a reason to leave the Pacific in terms of "beeing there" feel.

Kudos!

WN_Barbarossa
12-28-2007, 10:17 AM
Outstanding / amazing!
Real villages with churches, castle ruins in the forest, everything is so real. I wish the Balaton map was so life-like too. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif
It's like a different flight sim!

Found only one flaw: there's a typo in Hungary's name on the map.(It should be Magyarorszag, not Magyarorzsag)

JG52Uther
12-28-2007, 10:27 AM
If anyone wants to have a fly around the Slovakia map here is a quick online dogfight mission I made:
http://www.filefactory.com/file/d95630/

Just unzip to missions/net/dogfight

DuxCorvan
12-28-2007, 10:36 AM
Now if I had an Avia B.534 to do some biplane sightseeing... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif

Friendly_flyer
12-28-2007, 01:54 PM
I'm looking forward to the objects!

general_kalle
12-28-2007, 02:02 PM
which kind is the trees in the villages?
those you can fly trough that looks great or those that you cant fly trough that looks less good?

jolly_magpie
12-28-2007, 04:03 PM
I'll add my kudos as well. GREAT work and a new standard.

VF-17_BOOM
12-28-2007, 06:13 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gifIncredible!!!!!My deepest Thank you to everyone who worked on this!!!!!! The level of detail leaves me awestruck!!!! I can't believe I'm playing the same game engine that is as old as it is.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/badaboom/slov2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/badaboom/slov1.jpg
Wonderfull job,well worth the wait,cheers!!!!!

FlatSpinMan
12-28-2007, 06:42 PM
It really is like a different game. Just amazing work. Congratulations and many thanks to all involved in its production.
This could almost be a photo!
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/FlatSpinMan/slovakia2.jpg
And this,believe it or not, is NOT taken from an FPS!
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/FlatSpinMan/slovakia1.jpg
All I can say is that Oleg's BOB had better be good because this map just raised standards by a huge margin.

zardozid
12-28-2007, 09:01 PM
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pacettid
12-28-2007, 09:06 PM
I cannot begin to tell you how beautiful this map really is...awesome work m8s.

jurinko
12-29-2007, 01:18 AM
Originally posted by general_kalle:
which kind is the trees in the villages?
those you can fly trough that looks great or those that you cant fly trough that looks less good?

In the villages, there are trees with collision model. You can make them look better if you change the forest parameter in the conf.ini under the OpenGL section to "Forest=3". Those trees in the fields have no collision model.

madsarmy
12-29-2007, 01:51 AM
Originally posted by FlatSpinMan:
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/FlatSpinMan/slovakia1.jpg


Now that's a screenshot. Nice one FlatSpinhttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

FlatSpinMan
12-29-2007, 02:14 AM
Thank 'ee koind sir.

RegRag1977
12-29-2007, 04:01 AM
My thanks too!

You guys have created a fantastic map http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif ...I'm so happy to fly above those incredible landscapes: the game truly looks like a new one!

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif This map can also be used as an alternative for Black Forest scenarios (Slovakia reminds me part of the world i'm living in: near my beloved Schwarz Wald http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif )

Slovakia must be a beautiful country http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Many, many, many, many thanks to all the guys who did it, you guys just rock http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

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Kapteeni
12-29-2007, 05:50 AM
Slovakian map looks like LOMAC map. I`ve been flying around Slovakia all yesterday. First time in IL villages looks real. And landscape too. Bessarabian hills at southwest are beauties too. Only minus is that old maps looks like...!
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potver
12-29-2007, 06:22 AM
Congratulations!
Simply the best of all.

BOA_Allmenroder
12-29-2007, 09:39 AM
Those buildings look like Battlefront.com's Combat Mission series buildings.

CUJO_1970
12-29-2007, 09:16 PM
I cant bring myself to fly on any other map than Slovakia now. I made a bomber intercept mission in FMB and it was like flying a new sim.

You can now actually use visual reference points on the ground for navigation and be immersed in doing so. With the increased view distance, you don't feel like you're flying in a big fishbowl.

Kestrel2
02-09-2008, 11:13 PM
What a delight!

I have just started to use 1946 and have been practicing my flight skills.

Just today, I moved on to try out the Slovakia map.

It is just tremendous!

Thanks for your fantastic work.