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[LS] Rangers
07.07.2017, 13:05 

Hello guys,

Below, I take the introductory text of the map, used on Moddb.......on Mar 16th, 2017 !

And, if you want to take a look, you can pick the map in the download section of the site: in user cp, on the left...smile

Something you have probably noticed is that, with Bf2 mod, there is very few maps, especially focused on aerial combat, so I thought it would be useful to create an extra, very wide, but, this time, with a huge mountainous landscape:

in fact, the presence of a strongly accentuated relief greatly improves the quality of the piloting by the fact that it's much easier to orient itself spatially during the intense phases of Fight ! For this, I used a set of Dem Data as well as a large aerial photo of the concerned region : finally, the map is 4 km by side and is surrounded by secondary terrains of the same origin and size: The whole is therefore 12 x 12 km; The whole textured in the same way, in maximum quality: which explains the weight of the final zip file........:

the view is increased to 3 km and the summits of the mountains rise to more than 2145 meters: under these conditions, the dogfight experience become Fairly impressive: And, for an even closer experience of reality, I strongly advise you to use the Kestrel app of FreeTrack Project: BF2FreeLook v1.1




Thus, the cockpit view becomes panoramic and makes it easier to follow the positions of the opponents: immersion in the game is then greatly improved.

For better visibility, the video below was realized without HUD, which is not advisable in game: see rather ....



It's a pure dogfight map; No infantry mode, and therefore it is strongly advised to use,
as soon as possible, jets and helicopters.

- For installation:

Two possibilities;

Either you insert the file in the right place, from the .rar file, or you
use the installer if you are not comfortable with file manipulation !

In the case of the .exe installer,

just double click on the .exe file and the
map will install directly to the right place, provided you have a system
in 32 bit:

otherwise, if you have a system in 64 bit, In the installer
window, when it proposes the installation location of the file, replace

C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\Battlefield 2\mods\bf2\Levels\MountainsDogfight1

with

C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\Battlefield 2\mods\bf2\Levels\MountainsDogfight1

In the case of the .rar file,

the MountainsDogfight1.rar file can be unpacked, where you want: then you must take the file
"MountainsDogfight1" and include it in C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\Battlefield 2\mods\bf2\Levels:

Do not be frightened by the weight (421mo) of the map; It's just the result of using very detailed textures; no more !

- Presentation:

The relief of the map was created, starting from DEM
coming from the north of Italy (Digital Elevation Model);
Then covered with a texture made from aerial orthophotos.

And therefore, the landscape you are going to fly over in the game, therefore exists really;
And to be more precise, it is a region situated on the border between the Garda Lake
and the south of Italian Trentino: If you are curious, you can find it via Google Earth.

https://www.visittrentino.info/website/var/tmp/image-thumbnails/20000/28243/thumb__ogimages/vallagarina---vallarsa---panorama_28536.jpeg
(Auto resize: 800x1200px, jpeg)


original landscape


Finally, we have a playable space of 1024x4, suitable for air flight, and surrounded by a similar terrain, in many points of view: therefore 12 km x 12km; Furthermore the map is parametrized to allow aircrafts to fly extremely high, much higher than the mountain peaks, here 2145 m

- Gamemode:

In the solo mode, you have access only to fighter planes: in the coop mode, you have access to the planes but also to two of the helicopters: in the conquest mode , you have, of course, access to all the vehicles: For a good balance, there are at disposal, 10 helicopters and 12 planes, which allows almost to about thirty players / bots.

That's why each mode has only the 32 players version


- For game logic;

The helicopters capture the flags; The planes protect the helicopters as they progress:
easy !


- Immersion in the game:

I strongly advise the use of a good joystick for the piloting, as well as, for an even closer experience of reality, using the Kestrel app of FreeTrack Project: BF2FreeLook v1.1: thanks to him !!
So the cockpit view becomes panoramic and makes it easier to follow the positions of the opponents: immersion in the game is then greatly improved.

- Issues; smile

There are still a few artifacts in spite of the care taken in the realization of the map, problems inherent to the game itself: since this is a 1024x4 map, you will have to remove the dynamic shadows in the video options, Ugly spots characteristics: something else, do not be surprised if the bots tend to be suicidal in the mountains, I have failed to tam them; You will see: Lol!

Note that for players interested in multiplayer, the map is now playable, here, on our Lost-soldiers server: BF2.LOST-SOLDIERS.ORG:17002

If you have any questions do not hesitate !

Anyway, have fun !!

And do not hesitate to leave me your impressions; I will reply with pleasure. smile


..........by cataly63

Link to the Download: https://www.lost-soldiers.org/files/file-3/


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08.07.2017, 11:15  Homepage

I've been on this map for a look around, very nice !
We'll have to make a date for a dogfight sometime, it would be great to get this map populated !

So where do i get this Kestrel app then ?

p.s. seen this one ?

https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=d70_1390224649


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08.07.2017, 16:23  Homepage

I think the download link for BF2freelook is down, can|t get it to download


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[LS] Rangers
09.07.2017, 09:32 

Hi McSlaine, smile

yes, it would be great to be able to play this map all together; Unfortunately, seeing the number of download of the map on our site, I fear that it will be difficult to be very numerous; Besides, for my part, I have never met a single player on this dogfight map; Therefore, no illusion; On Moddb, I've had, so far, more than 720 downloads, but, probably, people only play solo and don't know the existence of our server!

For the Kestrel app, when I presented the map, it was intended for the game box, and the application was working; With the Bf2 version of Battlelog, the app no longer works; Therefore, no need to search for: to compensate for this, I use the command "mousse look" witch I find even superior; But, for this, the joystick is mandatory, so to free the mouse which then allows a look around very efficient; This seems to me much closer to a real pilote behavior, compared to the use of the rear view F11 that, personally, I find close to a cheat: but, everyone accepts it ....... Ok !

but, if you have, beside, a box version of Bf2, and want try the Kestrel Bf2FreeLook, you can pick the app, on my drive, here..

https://drive.google.c...GKCsxTj1X0dWh4MXR6UThWQVU

I watched your video: very impressive; But impossible to go so far in details with our old Bf2; I am the first to regret it; We can not compete with more recent productions, like DCS, for example ..


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[LS] Rangers
09.07.2017, 10:58 

I love the map you have created, it's beautiful, once Summer fades and we have more regular activity again I will set a date in the calendar to try and get a good game going on your map.

I guess, my only issue with it was that I found it difficult at times to actually get a jet due to where I spawned, is there any possibility you could create a slightly edited version where it's easier for everyone to get a jet/heli or is that too much work/to ask? smiling


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09.07.2017, 13:17  Homepage

I will set a date in the calendar to try and get a good game going on your map.


I'm in. OK


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[LS] Rangers
09.07.2017, 14:17 

Im in too. If i might get a lil Help to Install it properly amused


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09.07.2017, 17:53  Homepage

Cataly, you should put a few buggys on the map, there is hours of fun to be had driving round those hills. smile


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[LS] Rangers
09.07.2017, 18:07 

5tarLine wrote:

I love the map you have created, it's beautiful, once Summer fades and we have more regular activity again I will set a date in the calendar to try and get a good game going on your map.

I guess, my only issue with it was that I found it difficult at times to actually get a jet due to where I spawned, is there any possibility you could create a slightly edited version where it's easier for everyone to get a jet/heli or is that too much work/to ask? smiling


Yes David, of course it is possible: but, you know, like me, that each player will have to replace the old version with the new one, in order to be able to play online: I am well aware, from the beginning, that the random spawn is a problem; And as I can modify all the gameplay, make me the menu of what you would like; I will make you, with pleasure, a LostMountains, "a la carte" ! smile


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[LS] Rangers
09.07.2017, 18:15 

McSlaine wrote:

Cataly, you should put a few buggys on the map, there is hours of fun to be had driving round those hills. smile


Well, McSlaine, you have intuition! This weekend, I just finished, another version of this map; This time, with ground vehicles and infantry piloted by the AI: the principle; Prevent the taking of flags by armored convoys with jet and choppers: but nothing prevents you from jumping by parachute to get into a jeep or other vehicle ...... if there are any who want to try it, solo, I give you my drive link to download it.....smile


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