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bazzaah2
01-18-2004, 06:25 AM
Would it be possible to make a full map of Normandy so that some of us could for example make a campaign that covers the Normandy campaign - say 6/6 to late August '44??

Most of it's there but I would like to do an accurate mini campaign that covers events (from 7 August) that lead up to Falaise pocket. I need a little more space so that I can cover events from the Germans' Mortain counteroffensive (op. Luttich) and the American thrust up from the South from Alencon - obviously British thrust from the North won't be a problem.

Any chance of that? Please? Please! Go on, you know it makes sense. well maybe it doesn't but it would be fun.

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bazzaah2
01-18-2004, 06:25 AM
Would it be possible to make a full map of Normandy so that some of us could for example make a campaign that covers the Normandy campaign - say 6/6 to late August '44??

Most of it's there but I would like to do an accurate mini campaign that covers events (from 7 August) that lead up to Falaise pocket. I need a little more space so that I can cover events from the Germans' Mortain counteroffensive (op. Luttich) and the American thrust up from the South from Alencon - obviously British thrust from the North won't be a problem.

Any chance of that? Please? Please! Go on, you know it makes sense. well maybe it doesn't but it would be fun.

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A.K.Davis
01-18-2004, 09:51 AM
There is a limit to the size of FB maps that is imposed by your computer's RAM. Some people already have problems running the larger maps like Finland.

--AKD

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MiloMorai
01-18-2004, 10:39 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by A.K.Davis:
There is a limit to the size of FB maps that is imposed by your computer's RAM. Some people already have problems running the larger maps like Finland.

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

The Finnish map is ~250mi across while the Normandy map is ~70mi across. The Crimea map is ~150 mi across so there should be no problem making the Normandy map that wide. That would include the Cotentin Pen.(Cherbourg) across to Rouen.

D_River_real1
01-18-2004, 12:51 PM
well, map of Finland runs OK with my system.
xp1800, GF4ti4200 64MEG, 128MB RAM PC133MHz.
but the loading times are quite looong.
too bad that I don´t drink coffee.

A.K.Davis
01-18-2004, 01:32 PM
Yes, that's my point. Normandy map runs well on most systems and can even be used online. Also, object density plays a role and is probably more important than absolute dimensions. The Normandy map is already fairly dense.

--AKD

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MiloMorai
01-18-2004, 03:12 PM
The Berlin map is about the same size as the Normandy map and it is not the 'greatest' for using online.

Not everyone 'flies' online. In fact onliners are the minority.

LEXX_Luthor
01-18-2004, 03:38 PM
AKDavis:: <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>There is a limit to the size of FB maps that is imposed by your computer's RAM. Some people already have problems running the larger maps like Finland.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
This is bizzarre. Don't listen to AK Davis. The standard FB map is like about 190km x 160 km, larger than Normandy map and they could be much larger. If object density, like every little outhouse in France, is an "issue" then the map makers can control that, if they wanted to.

Running Finland map fine on WinXP with 256MB of 133MHz SDRAM (running not loading http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif )

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A.K.Davis
01-18-2004, 04:50 PM
You really think they didn't make the Normandy map larger simply because they were lazy?

--AKD

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LEXX_Luthor
01-18-2004, 09:54 PM
I don't know why the Normandy map is so small. I would prefer a map with NO BUILDINGS if I could get the opportunity to navigate 1000km in, okay I'll say it, a P-51D. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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LEXX_Luthor
01-18-2004, 10:10 PM
With the 300+ objects we we can put buildings on our maps by ourselves and only in the areas where our missions take place. That will solve the loading problems. Maps should come with NO BUILDINGS. Then we can have a single map covering all of Europe and it loads quickly and runs smoothly.

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bazzaah2
01-20-2004, 07:44 AM
well an extra few miles either side shouldn't be that much of problem...you'd think.

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J_A_M_F_
01-20-2004, 10:39 AM
Where do the cliffs appear in Normandy? Outside the limits of the current map, or were they simply not a possibility?

A.K.Davis
01-20-2004, 06:58 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by J_A_M_F_:
Where do the cliffs appear in Normandy? Outside the limits of the current map, or were they simply not a possibility?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I don't think the current map engine can handle extreme changes in elevation over a short distance. If you look at the Pointe du Hoc area on the map, you will see a steep hill where there should be a cliff rising straight up out of the ocean.

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[This message was edited by A.K.Davis on Tue January 20 2004 at 07:50 PM.]

LEXX_Luthor
01-20-2004, 07:29 PM
Fly off the lower southeast edge of the Kuban map. The vertical cliffs are over 1 kilometer high where the mountains meet the map edge. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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