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XyZspineZyX
11-27-2003, 01:08 AM
Oleg,

This is a personal appeal. When I look at all the other wonderfully acurate maps in IL-2 and FB I can't help but be mistifyied as to how the "Ardennes" map got so screwed up.

I know there are elevation scaling issues with the map tools, but given the elevations in other maps this area doesn't appear to to be too much of an issue - all the elevations are less than 1000 meters.

I also know the problem could not be the "theater" size as is it smaller that both the Gulf or Normandy maps; even the Smolensk map is bigger - I mean, we're only talking about half of Belgium - not very big at all.

I lived in Bitburg GE for 5 years and had the opportunity to visit all these areas - most are easy day trips of less than 60 miles - Bastonge was a 2 hour drive but only because of the terrain.

Its the terrain that is the story here.

The scaled distances between the towns is WAY off! Some of the "towns" shouldn't even be on this map - if - the size of the map were maintained. Also, where;s the Our River, the Schenne Eifel Ridge, the Western Wall from atleast Monschau to Echterhach. These are important areas.

Here's what it sould have included..........

http://webpages.charter.net/rogerlavender/images/BoB_Map_-_BIG.jpg


Is there ANY way to get this fixed??? I know I'm asking alot. We (mission makers) don't have to have this for the 1.2 patch, but there IS still time to fix this before the Expansion Pack.

Please consdier this change............





Message Edited on 11/27/03 01:13AM by Oscar_352nd

Message Edited on 11/27/0301:14AM by Oscar_352nd

XyZspineZyX
11-27-2003, 01:08 AM
Oleg,

This is a personal appeal. When I look at all the other wonderfully acurate maps in IL-2 and FB I can't help but be mistifyied as to how the "Ardennes" map got so screwed up.

I know there are elevation scaling issues with the map tools, but given the elevations in other maps this area doesn't appear to to be too much of an issue - all the elevations are less than 1000 meters.

I also know the problem could not be the "theater" size as is it smaller that both the Gulf or Normandy maps; even the Smolensk map is bigger - I mean, we're only talking about half of Belgium - not very big at all.

I lived in Bitburg GE for 5 years and had the opportunity to visit all these areas - most are easy day trips of less than 60 miles - Bastonge was a 2 hour drive but only because of the terrain.

Its the terrain that is the story here.

The scaled distances between the towns is WAY off! Some of the "towns" shouldn't even be on this map - if - the size of the map were maintained. Also, where;s the Our River, the Schenne Eifel Ridge, the Western Wall from atleast Monschau to Echterhach. These are important areas.

Here's what it sould have included..........

http://webpages.charter.net/rogerlavender/images/BoB_Map_-_BIG.jpg


Is there ANY way to get this fixed??? I know I'm asking alot. We (mission makers) don't have to have this for the 1.2 patch, but there IS still time to fix this before the Expansion Pack.

Please consdier this change............





Message Edited on 11/27/03 01:13AM by Oscar_352nd

Message Edited on 11/27/0301:14AM by Oscar_352nd

XyZspineZyX
11-27-2003, 02:14 AM
what a load of waffle.

mmm Belgian waffle....*aaaaaaaghh*

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XyZspineZyX
11-27-2003, 04:42 AM
hobnail wrote:
- what a load of waffle.
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- mmm Belgian waffle....*aaaaaaaghh*
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Dunno what you mean with "waffle" but this map might become important in the future. Who knows how far BoB will go. The Bulge is a long time after BoB but it's between Britain and Germany.

The man has a good point.