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by salexpg2
2020-12-15 06:47, Tuesday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi Btw, if you want to mention certain villages in your scenarios texts or so, you can give me the names, so i can make sure to draw them on the Taganrog map. Sure, can you please share draft map so that I can take a look at it? [...] I can of course model these tanks as three units - Pz II, Pz III,...
by salexpg2
2020-12-14 19:08, Monday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi Yes, exactly, the summer Taganrog map will be useful for quite many scenarios ;) Speaking of the 13th Panzer Division, I delved into the details of the existing LSSAH "Rostov attack" scenario (Nov 1941) and have noticed that the existing scenario is not accurate and does not show correctly where ...
by salexpg2
2020-11-23 15:35, Monday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi Randowe Thanks for the links - I can start improving my German :) Speaking of OKL maps, I came across several (OKL?) maps which looked somewhat similar to what OKH was making. The maps showed where Geschwader bases are, with their numbers, and areas where attacks were made. I however was not able...
by salexpg2
2020-11-23 13:10, Monday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi Hi Randowe For the Taganrog map, you may find useful the following document that summarizes all airfields/bases used by Soviet forces and Luftwaffe. It requires some time to search for airfields you need as all the places are just in the alphabetical order. However, you can use "Taganrog" keyword...
by salexpg2
2020-11-23 10:36, Monday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi Randowe For the Taganrog map, you may find useful the following document that summarizes all airfields/bases used by Soviet forces and Luftwaffe. It requires some time to search for airfields you need as all the places are just in the alphabetical order. However, you can use "Taganrog" keyword to...
by salexpg2
2020-11-19 16:49, Thursday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi randowe [EDIT2: And i want to say, i made so many maps, i dont understand why i have to defend myself when i say i can not do something :dunno There are millions of more skilled photoshop users out there, but i can not tweak a summer map into a winter map. Last word from me on this topic. I assum...
by salexpg2
2020-11-19 08:39, Thursday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi Luis As a side topic, speaking about large maps there should a concept of a "viewport" so that map designers can focus on creating large maps, while scenario designers can choose flexibly which area should be shown by the game engine without cropping/reducing maps and uploading them to the databa...
by salexpg2
2020-11-19 08:34, Thursday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi I'm sorry, but as i've said before, i have still a long list of maps to do and i have no time to add yet another map. So there will be a summer only for now. I dont' know if there is another map maker active at the moment? This is actually true Your maps match the classic ones better - so don't b...
by salexpg2
2020-11-18 18:29, Wednesday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi Randowe Of course you dont have to upload a small map. I just asked because i thought you mentioned earlier that you use smaller maps. Maybe i just remember it wrong :bonk Btw, which Efile do you use? Was it Adlerkorps? Yes, Adlerkorps Efile. Here is a link to the original maps i use as base for ...
by salexpg2
2020-11-18 13:15, Wednesday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi Randowe Let me ask, do you use the big Melitopol map or do you use a reduced size because you did not upload a smaller map yet? I am in the process of finishing "Melitopol counterattack" scenario in which I focus on the upper left corner of the map. I have not uploaded a small map yet and I am wo...
by salexpg2
2020-11-13 08:09, Friday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi Randowe Speaking about Taganrog, for now i will proceed as i have mentioned before. I will create one summer map with Taganrog in the east, for a scenario about the capturing of the city in my Axis Black Sea campaign. The scenario will fit in between Berdyansk/Battle of the Sea of Azov and Rostov...
by salexpg2
2020-11-11 15:47, Wednesday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi again Next year i want to make a campaign about the 13. Panzer-Division and, you know it, it was positioned in the Mius-Stellung as well. But i don't know the exact campaign path yet as other important maps are missing as well (Dnipropetrovsk). I forgot to mention that I will be more than happy t...
by salexpg2
2020-11-11 10:12, Wednesday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi Randowe Thanks a lot for the response. So, referring to the Taganrog map that you plan to make, I was thinking of the win-win situation to effectively cover the area of the "Mius front / Mius-Stellung". Since it starts right east from Taganrog, it should be enough if you include Sambek river into...
by salexpg2
2020-11-10 07:49, Tuesday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: CAMPAIGNS: What is in the making - please add/update
Replies: 35
Views: 4248

Re: CAMPAIGNS: What is in the making - please add/update

Hi all Just for information... I have been working on improving the German LSSAH campaign, mostly focusing on improving scenario descriptions, fixing unit locations according to the situation maps, migrating scenarios to new maps when they become available, etc. I am copy/pasting below CHANGELOG of ...
by salexpg2
2020-11-10 07:37, Tuesday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi all @randowe: Some time ago we were discussing the Taganrog map. Having thought more about it, and as a forward looking thing, it would be nice to produce both summer and winter versions. After retreating from Rostov in November 1941, German forces built a defense line near Taganrog, so-called "M...
by salexpg2
2020-09-23 17:30, Wednesday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi all Referring back to the discussion we had with Randowe some time ago, is there anybody working on a scenario for a new map Kakhovka (Southern Ukraine)? I have been thinking of including a new scenario with that map into the LSSAH campaign, so I am wondering whether I can leverage existing scena...
by salexpg2
2020-08-21 08:15, Friday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi Clemens

Thanks for confirming.
By the way, it was never about PanzerMarshal, not sure where this confusion comes from. I just wanted to improve the map a bit without any assumption which game/tool will be using it.

Regards, Alex
by salexpg2
2020-08-21 07:13, Friday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi Clemens The way I see it is that there are two major non-mutually exclusive approaches: 1. You take a map file as a starting point, on top which you make some local changes or corrections. In this case you do not want your changes overridden with later changes to the map file, if any. 2. You take...
by salexpg2
2020-08-20 20:51, Thursday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi Luis Thanks for responding! I assumed that since the map has been released just recently, we still have a chance for applying minor fixes. If it is not acceptable, then fine, I will comply with your working procedures. By the way, is it normal/common to update map/mapx files in your database if t...
by salexpg2
2020-08-20 20:03, Thursday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi all If I understand right, whenever we create a new scenario in XSCN format, it actually "caches" MAPX data. So, if somebody changes MAPX file later, e.g. a small fix or a correction, it will not propagate into the XSCN file. It is maybe not a big deal, but I have seen tons of small issues with m...
by salexpg2
2020-08-20 15:31, Thursday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi Clemens I am actually not demanding anything, that is why I wrote the list and suggested that you can stop at whatever level you want. If it is level 1, then I will be more than happy with that :) No map is perfect, but there is an endless process of striving for perfection. This is actually some...
by salexpg2
2020-08-20 14:52, Thursday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi again 5. Vilage Yasnaya Polyana should be ideally somewhere around <35,12> according to geographical maps, but might also require changes in the roads you have. Actually, the location of this village matches more "Ingulets" village, so maybe we can just rename it :) Since I am guilty for triggeri...
by salexpg2
2020-08-20 14:44, Thursday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi Clemens Here are the suggested changes in the order of increased complexity, feel free to decide where you want to stop: 1. Add small villages Fedorovka somewhere around hex <33,15> and Yelizavetovka somewhere around hex <38,2>; 2. Village Novokondakove at hex <39,0> is actually a bit farther, bu...
by salexpg2
2020-08-20 12:34, Thursday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi Randowe Ok, I see the point with bridges. However, I thought that it is not a big issue as you can always help AI with adding bridge engineers in a particular scenario. What about other changes, e.g. adding two villages that I mentioned in my previous post? I understand that the map has been alre...
by salexpg2
2020-08-20 10:55, Thursday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi again

Referring to my comment 3, a quick and dirty solution would be to remove village at <39,0>, but add a new village Yelizavetovka around hex <37,2> or <38,2>.

Regards, Alex
by salexpg2
2020-08-20 10:48, Thursday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi Randowe I know that I had to check Kherson map earlier and provide detailed comments, but it was only recently when I took a closer look at where some cities and villages are. So, here are some suggestions, which I hope we can still accommodate because they are not big: 1. How did you end up with...
by salexpg2
2020-08-12 16:49, Wednesday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi I contacted Luis and sent him MAP and TXT files for #1528, Kherson. They are in database now. He also confirmed that the latest version of OpenSuite automatically converts "shallow sea" into "ocean", so this issue is fixed as well. Thanks to randowe for hard work on Kherson! P.S.: I plan to creat...
by salexpg2
2020-08-11 17:16, Tuesday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi Ok, I generated the MAP file. As far as I can see, there is no way to attach a file here, so I will send it directly to Luis. While converting MAPX file to MAP format, I noticed one logical discrepancy. It seems that the conversion process just takes terrain code as it as without checking whether...
by salexpg2
2020-08-10 18:09, Monday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi Clemens Thanks a lot for your hard work - the map is amazing. I also noticed that it had been already uploaded to the database, #1528. Do you or somebody also plan to upload the MAP file or should I generate the one myself (and submit it)? As an off-topic question, I have been planning to leverag...
by salexpg2
2020-07-31 07:21, Friday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi I have been busy recently and did not have time to look into the details of city names and their locations. The major city locations are perfectly fine, but I was not able to identify smaller towns/villages that you have in the top right part of the map. Maybe they existed back in 1941 and vanish...
by salexpg2
2020-07-28 13:33, Tuesday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi Randowe

The map is amazing, thanks!

Can you send the map picture and "handwrite" names of basic cities? Then I can take a closer look at details. Without knowing which city which - at the moment I can only guess - it is a bit difficult to provide further feedback.

Regards, Alex
by salexpg2
2020-07-24 13:48, Friday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi Randowe

I assume that all the temporary bridges and cableways are modelled with "bridge engineers" in OG/PG2. So, thanks for agreeing to remove that railroad bridge ;)

Regards, Alex
by salexpg2
2020-07-23 21:09, Thursday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi again I did some further reading of the railroad bridges, and to my knowledge there was no bridge back in 1941. The bridge you mentioned was finished only in 1949. Sooo... if want to cater for better historical accuracy, I would suggest removing it. However, maybe you can keep this version of the...
by salexpg2
2020-07-23 17:36, Thursday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi Randowe The map looks great! I did some further reading of the railroad bridges, and to my knowledge there was no bridge back in 1941. The bridge you mentioned was finished only in 1949. Sooo... if want to cater for better historical accuracy, I would suggest removing it. However, maybe you can k...
by salexpg2
2020-07-22 21:20, Wednesday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi Randowe The map looks great! Here are some comments and questions: - Is there a way to generate the map with city names rendered on top? It will help me to understand the scale of the map and which cities you included. - Do you plan to keep most hex in the current green "grassland" colour or will...
by salexpg2
2020-07-20 21:26, Monday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi Randowe Unfortunately i lack the map of 9th September. The original files can be up to 100mb for one map and download speed from the FTP server is pretty slow, so i am not able to provide day-by-day informations yet. I already dowloaded more than 200 situation maps, but it will take me some more ...
by salexpg2
2020-07-16 21:23, Thursday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi radowe Yes, I read in some sources/documents that LSSAH was refitting after the battle for Kherson, while other German infantry divisions were trying to cross Dnieper. However, interestingly enough, some Soviet sources do mention LSSAH fighting for Khakovka bridgehead. What I found in one documen...
by salexpg2
2020-07-13 07:15, Monday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

There is no discussion thread for the battles of the Black Sea and Sea of Azov (yet). If you want to discuss things further, feel free to create one :yes Ok, we can create later the one. My primary source for my Black Sea Campaign are the German General Staff of the Army situation maps. They were c...
by salexpg2
2020-07-12 20:19, Sunday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi radowe Take your time with the Kherson map, there is no rush. I will of course be more than happy to see the first version to provide my feedback. Speaking of the Kherson map, if I recall right you mentioned that you have been working on the campaign for battles at the Black Sea and the Sea of Az...
by salexpg2
2020-07-03 13:46, Friday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Btw, will your version of the LSSAH campaign differ much from the other versions? Will you have a lot of new scenarios and maps? I took the LSSAH campaign from the Adlerkorps website and have already released an updated version with a number of fixes and improvements making it more historically cor...
by salexpg2
2020-07-01 14:20, Wednesday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Yes, MAPX format will be perfect, I have experience with both MAPX and old good MAP formats. I checked PG2 MAP format, it indeed does not support "shallow water", so I will need to do some manual hacking of converted MAP file. All right, then i will go back to the drawing board and come back here w...
by salexpg2
2020-06-26 14:36, Friday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi Radowe

Yes, MAPX format will be perfect, I have experience with both MAPX and old good MAP formats.
I checked PG2 MAP format, it indeed does not support "shallow water", so I will need to do some manual hacking of converted MAP file.

Regards, Alex
by salexpg2
2020-06-26 06:50, Friday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi Randowe Kherson map looks amazing, I was looking exactly for something like that! I also liked the fact that you included Ingulets river. It is somewhat irrelevant for the LSSAH campaign but it would be more critical for e.g. "Black sea" campaign to model retreating Soviet 9th army. Can you consi...
by salexpg2
2020-06-25 16:22, Thursday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi again A small correction to my previous post. We actually do have a map combining together Rostov and Taganrog, #1365. I just was not entirely sure whether it would be suitable for modeling only battle for Taganrog as the latter is on the left edge of the map. We can put it as a very low priority...
by salexpg2
2020-06-25 10:52, Thursday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi Radowe I need to double check information on "reeds" and "sands" around Kherson. While reading historical documents about the battle for Kherson in 1941, I do recall them mentioning reeds, but maybe it was only certain specific areas. Anyway, any map is better than nothing and I will be waiting f...
by salexpg2
2020-06-25 08:11, Thursday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi Randowe Thanks for a quick response! I am new to the forum and was expecting to receive some email notification about you having sent some response; so I noticed it only now. I would prefer to have a classical PG2 map size. I noticed that some maps, which you have created for other Southern parts...
by salexpg2
2020-06-23 16:15, Tuesday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: MAPS: Request map makers for help
Replies: 135
Views: 7651

Re: MAPS: Request map makers for help

Hi all Does anybody work on or plan to make a map for Kherson (Ukraine)? I noticed that "@randowe" added recently a number of maps for Southern Ukraine, such as Nikolaev, Kakhovka, and Melitopol, thanks a lot for great job! I am extending now the LSSAH campaign, where one of the scenarios is Kherson...