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Old May 13th, 2018, 09:54 AM
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Default Re: Height Maps

Late to the party...

So only this evening I got around digging about this tool, and reading this thread in full.

A huge thank you for dmnt!!

This venhola map tool not only creates the contour automatically for us, but gives hex overlay as well on the real map, complete with satellite view, thus easing the process of matching, and then drawing the map.

At first I thought it only covers European and Scandinavian area. Turns out it covers the whole earth!

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Late to the party...

So only this evening I got around digging about this tool, and reading this thread in full.

A huge thank you for dmnt!!

This venhola map tool not only creates the contour automatically for us, but gives hex overlay as well on the real map, complete with satellite view, thus easing the process of matching, and then drawing the map.

At first I thought it only covers European and Scandinavian area. Turns out it covers the whole earth!

Kudos!
IDK, I am not getting a hex overlay. And besides, there are no options to download, just click download. So, I know something is amiss, but what it is I don't know.

So, dmnt can we get step-by-step instructions?


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I don't think he's implemented that feature yet
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IDK, I am not getting a hex overlay. And besides, there are no options to download, just click download. So, I know something is amiss, but what it is I don't know.

So, dmnt can we get step-by-step instructions?
You need to press the + button (on the interface) so the area you're viewing will be bound by a box, and if you zoom in close enough there's hex overlay with hex coordinates.

The options to download full image is probably not implemented, but you can right click and save image, and it'll give you the map & hex overlay the size of your monitor screen size.
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IDK, I am not getting a hex overlay. And besides, there are no options to download, just click download. So, I know something is amiss, but what it is I don't know.

So, dmnt can we get step-by-step instructions?
You need to press the + button (on the interface) so the area you're viewing will be bound by a box, and if you zoom in close enough there's hex overlay with hex coordinates.

The options to download full image is probably not implemented, but you can right click and save image, and it'll give you the map & hex overlay the size of your monitor screen size.
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IDK, I am not getting a hex overlay. And besides, there are no options to download, just click download. So, I know something is amiss, but what it is I don't know.

So, dmnt can we get step-by-step instructions?
You need to press the + button (on the interface) so the area you're viewing will be bound by a box, and if you zoom in close enough there's hex overlay with hex coordinates.

The options to download full image is probably not implemented, but you can right click and save image, and it'll give you the map & hex overlay the size of your monitor screen size.
Additionally you can rotate the map with shift + alt + mouse drag in case you don't want to create exactly west-east oriented map. The cross hair needs to be clicked after that for the rotation to apply to the selected hex grid.

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Default Re: Height Maps

When I load my maps into the game, I get the contours on the mini-map but there is nothing but clear terrain on the actual game map What the hell?
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mkr8683, I got the same, I thought that is what it's supposed to do. Did not think it made a map of any kind.
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Default Re: Height Maps

I thought by now everyone was clear on the procedure......apparently not.

YOU need to " reveal" the contours with the game map editor or the extended editor

You need to flood fill the entire map with a terrain that follows contours.......bare earth is a good one. Open the map, set Fill range to 250 then block fill the entire map by right clicking on the map....... OR the easier way if you own the CD version is detailed in my post 159 in this thread
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From the README file

### Getting the terrain
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+After picking a good location so that all areas of interests are covered by the map click the Download button. Generating the
+map will take about half a minute but you can continue to use the UI while waiting. When the source map is generated it should
+be copied to game directory tiled "Maps". It will be map number 999 and will be overwritten by autosave if you work with any
+other map in the WinSPMBT map editor.
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+After opening the map go to second page of tools (either by clicking the blue triangle or "n" key on your keyboard) and choose
+clear keeping the current contour. Do not click on any hex but choose then Fill range button and enter 255 in. Then press the
+fill button and the terrain should be finished.
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