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Old February 15th, 2021, 11:40 AM
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It would be easier to just do the adjustment by hand or adjust the height between levels in Venhola
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I'm a complete moron.

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CD owners Only. You can now flood fill areas of zero elevation with deep water using the " key in the map editors. This was primarily added to be used with the Venhola map generator but it can be used for hand made maps as well. For shoreline maps it saves a great deal of time but be aware that sometimes beach areas are recorded by Venhola as the same level as the water so those areas and any areas of shallow water you may want troops to wade through need to be added manually

Once that's done, you can load up Google Maps/Google Earth Pro and fly to the location in question along with (https://elevationmap.net/) to see just how steep those hillsides are in question and whether or not that land is justified as being a flat level 0 beach; which is about 150m (3 hexes) of sand in the most ideal condition (Ocean City MD)
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And knowing is half the battle...along with of red and blue lasers.
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Tips for map designing in heavily rural/remote areas:

Set

Urbanisation to 0
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Road Code to 0

In Map Gen

And then once you have a pleasing map design, add in the road and house(s) along that road.

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Another tip is that once you find a map design you like for it's contours; hit the KEEP CONTOURS button in MAPGEN.......

Wait, I'm such a freaking moron....

1.) Load VENHOLA map.

2.) go into MAP GEN.

3.) KEEP CONTOURS

4.) Have the game place nice, randomly generated detail onto your nice Venhola map.

5.) PROFIT.
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Just a note KEEP CONTOURS is only available when using MAP GEN in the Extended Map Editor.

On the same theme if you want to do a quick map by hand doing a couple of passes first with the FILL TOOL set to scatter can quickly make the map look quite nice. Experiment a bit with scatter percentage & press undo if need to.
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Initial fill another terrain colour, repeat for anything else you want over most of the map - fill area large
Follow up fills to place things like trees, rough, orchard, buildings etc - fill area as required.

When doing things like trees rather than trying to fill the whole area you want can set smaller & place several times instead. This lets you adjust the scatter each time if desired say from fairly dense to light.

Once at this stage you can see how things should sort of flow & finish by hand. far faster than doing from scratch & you only need a rough idea of what you want at the start what appears will motivate you.
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Small feature request:

Is it possible to have KEEP CONTOURS also respect water hexes? As it is, if you strip a map, then use " to place water at level 0, then try to use KEEP CONTOURS, it overwrites the water hexes and you lose your nice coastlines.
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