Nice work technically but the landscape you've created doesn't look very "Soviet". It looks very Western. In the SU in those days land wasn't divided into neat private parcels of the sort shown in your mod. Much of the area covered by Case Blue was still undifferentiated steppe, and cultivated areas were typically plotted on very large scales.
I'd like to see gfx modders work first on woods and cities.
:) the graphics I took from a google earth picture of the steppes :) Granted, it is 70 years later. I did the same for cities (random russian cities) and marsh (using the marsh around stalingrad - err volgograd ) when I decided playing the game was more fun then working. At the moment, all I have done is changed the colour of the florescent green to a darker, less saturated one, and made all the water a deeper blue, so my old eyes can see the streams/rivers/volga.
The big thing with the cites and woods is the way they 'bleed' into the adjacent hexes....not sure if I like that or not as it makes all the cities look kinda multihex blobby. As well, it will be a fair bit of work, as I have to take every possible combination graphic to create a selection so that I can 'stamp' out terrain from an photograph.
As for making a mod and assigning its own custom graphics, I am pretty sure I know how to do that based on the manual and my own random experiments. What I would like to do is leave the original in-game graphics alone, and have my own which override them when playing the vanilla game. I was hoping there was going to be an ini/txt file somewhere (or perhaps the game automatically searches the dccbmod folders first, then dc2 folder second when looking for a graphics file).
I do like all the different choices you provide us for modding..and will probably spend days and days doing it...but not now, not while I am enjoying the main campaign so much :)
< Message edited by LiquidSky -- 7/17/2012 5:46:51 PM >
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