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