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  1. [WIP] Finkarus [Vanilla]

    Name: Finkarus Location: Finkarus (Island somewhere in Eastern Europe) Size: 8*8 km Teams: Russian and US Gameplay: AAS with everything Download link: On Hold Description: Huge map with cities, villages, bunkers, highways and dirtroads. Russian team will start in a bunker in the south eastern corner of the map and make their way through fields, forests, hills, mountains, cities and villages towards US troops that have established a foothold somewhere in the north (haven't decided where yet). Minimap: Screenshots/Media:
  2. [WIP] West Bank Map [IDF]

    Note: I didn't post this to mapping due to the fact that it is more of a test map than a playable one. I do hope to complete a game map based on this in the future but at the moment I am just working on it to improve my skills. Suggestions or constructive criticism is greatly appreciated. Also, I have no experience in modeling so if anyone wants to help contribute to this map (and maybe an IDF mod in the future) let me know. Name: West Bank (subject to change) Location: Jerusalem hills West Bank - Israel Size: Test map - 2k Game map (future project) - 4k Teams: IDF Insurgents (specific faction yet to be determined) Screenshots/Media: Ongoing development album: http://imgur.com/a/qEs1l Trello Board: https://trello.com/b/K5968Jwq
  3. I present http://gametactic.org/squad, an interactive/collaborative map planning tool for Squad. To get started: follow the link press the create new room button and select a map. Invite other people into your room by giving them the link. Start planning using the tools to the right. You can zoom in using the scroll wheel and pan around with the right mouse button. You can allow other people to draw by clicking their name or unlocking the room with the lock icon. To give you and idea, It looks something like this: Now that I have your attention. Consider the available icons as placeholders for now. I'd like to know from yoyu which icons would be useful for Squad specifically ?
  4. Squad Mod France: OPEX SERVAL

    I'd like to formally introduce the forums to the SquadFrance.fr mod project: OPEX SERVAL. An official website will be coming soon, but in the mean time you can check up on old updates here. Our mod is built after real life Opération Serval. We plan to introduce operators from the French Foreign Legion, arming them with French small arms in addition to French armored vehicles and helicopters. This content will all be playable on a map based in Mali. I'm Involutory, an American working on the team, and I'd like to share a recent WIP update:
  5. Yamalo 8km [WiP]

    Yamalo 8km AAS Yamalo is a map made for vehicular warfare and superfobs. With expansive plains hundreds of meters wide and large 'Islands' of dense tundra forest all in an 8KM playable area, it will be both a dream and a nightmare. Yamalo is quite obviously inspired by the Project Reality map "Yamalia" and while it's layout is completely separate and made entirely from scratch, I hope you'll have the same feeling plowing your way through the swamps in an APC as you did on the old Yamalia. I've done everything I can to preserve the old feel of Yamalia while simultaneously bringing every part of it up to date, as well as adding some new touches of my own The map features many trench systems, dug in fortifications, and tunnels. I've tried to make sure that each cap point has it's own interest and unique features, and all but a few points in the final version will have some type of interest to them. I have, however, left plenty of room on each point for teams to dig in a build expansive superFOBs, something that I really hope is taken advantage of in gameplay. Without further ado, here's some screenshots showing off the map:
  6. JO Maps - by LJ

    Hi All, I have a passion for Joint Operations (JO). It was honestly one of the best games i have ever had the good fortune to play. This has lead me to picking up Squad, as it is the only game going-anywhere that offered so much potential for modding, and has even allowed me to dream of playing something resembling JO again. I will be doing a number of re-imagined JO Maps, following as closely to the originals where possible, and posting in here with pictures of my progress. I hope that the maps i make will make their way into Squad-proper but even if they don't or are unpopular i am also creating these assets - as well as numerous others - for a hope-to-be-completed mod of Squad called, tentatively, Squad_JO, which will attempt to emulate the game-play and style of JO using Squad as a base game. The Maps I plan on doing: ** scroll down and go to the Album (labeled in blue) ** 1. Black Rock Beach > 2x2 kM (shared with SSLM) 2. Dormant Volcano Isle > 1x1 kM 3. Twin Islands > 2x2kM 4. Sungai Sabe Lumber Mill > 2x2 kM (shared with BRB) * possibly Tobo Wetlands and others as well. I will also be making some non-JO related maps as well. These will be, atm, Flinders Island and Wilsons Promontory. Constructive help and comments are more than welcome Cheers! .LJ
  7. The grids used to be red (and the distance) and it was super easy to see regardless of the map or lighting. Now it's a real pain in the ass trying to discern distance among similar shades of black/gray. Please revert it to the old colours, navigation and target marking was a breeze.
  8. Add possibility to add enemy marks on map for all players. Those marks are should be visble for squadies only. Squad Leader can approve this one and after this it could be visible for whole team. P.S. Often players with mediocre and non fluent english seen enemy but can't quickly inform squadies about contact.
  9. http://www.maphill.com/search/sangin/detailed-satellite-map/ The link above is a satellite view of Sangin, Afghanistan. Sangin was a place of heavy fighting during the war in Afghanistan against the Taliban and various Islamic groups. What I'm thinking is it has a large "Green Zone" that hugs the Helmand River. The "Green Zone" and desert zones are divided by a road that was called "Route Red" and has district centers, market strips, patrol bases, and local mud houses/compounds. The map could be 60% green zone and 40% desert (or whatever the devs deem appropriate) with the Insurgents starting in the "Green Zone" and Americans starting in the desert zone. When I was there, the green zone was where Taliban would hide and fight. I know the devs are working hard on a lot of other maps and I can hear it now, "we don't need another desert map". But, This desert map would be different being the ratio to dense green foliage to desert as it would take up over half the map compared to maps having relatively small areas of green zones in the map. Tell me what you guy's think! Again, this is just an idea I'm throwing out there that I would love to see get developed and added.
  10. [Solved] Minipap propotion Bug?

    Hi, So after me and my fiend had played for a while, the mini-map on my friends screen got really big and out of proportion: This is his full screen. Everything was normal, just the map was oversized. Restarting the game would make the map normal again, but after some time, it went back to this. We checked the local data for errors through steam, but it said everything was fine. Kind regards GLG
  11. My pc config: MOTHERBOARD: Placa-Mãe ASUS p/ AMD ATX AM3+ até 140 watts, 4 slots DDR3 CrossfireX, USB 3.0, header COM e TPM, SPDIF, Bios Flashback M5A97 R2.0 CPU: AMD FX 8300 OCTA CORE, Black Edition, Cache 16MB, 3.3GHz (4.2GHz Max Turbo) MEMORIA: 8 GB DDR3, 1600 MHz. GRAPHIC CARD: GTX 1050 TI, 5GB DDR5. -- FPS DROP: Well... at the starts of the round i have about 45-70 FPS, but when im in the middle of the battle it drops to 20-25 FPS... The temperature of CPU is about 40-55° C. The GPU is the same 30-65°C -- RESOLUTION PROBLEM MAP: MY MONITOR IS SONY 19". When i press enter: What im tried about the FPS DROPS: - I tried to set the graphics to low, i choose the resolutions and nothing changed... - FORMAT PC, reinstall all the game again and the same, starts to 60+ and drops to 20-25. What im tried about the "ENTER" menu/map: - Changed the resolutions but, nothing happens or changed... Please some help ?
  12. Current Squad Map Locations as of Alpha 9

  13. Dolina

    Breaking cover: I've been pottering with this for a little while, and fully aim to get this complete and released when possible. It should have a different feel to what's in Squad to date, and will present some tactical quandaries. Vehicles will be a must, and, at 4km, it should support armour and possibly helicopters at such a time as they are included. It's broadly influenced by an area of northern Europe. About: Dolina is a combined arms map that provides an array of strategically valuable points to contest in a large, open and varied environment. From rolling hills of farmland and forestry to lush plains and wet marshland, this is a sparsely populated rural area, defined by the confluence of two rivers that cut a swathe through the terrain. There will be both AAS and INS versions. Status: Still very much WIP; 4km is a BIG thing to map. The basics are in place in terms of landscape and layout. Some areas are essentially complete, others need a serious second pass, and other still are not started beyond basic placeholders. It also needs lighting to be redone, game layers set up, various custom assets etc. to come.
  14. Wake Atoll

    Name : Wake Atoll Location : Wake Island Atoll Size: 8km Game Play Type: Focus on light mech infantry I originally worked on this as a map for PR a few years ago but the BF2editor and I didn't see eye to eye on crashes. I've been at this for a few months on a 4km version, but recently amped up to an 8km version. Landmass is a little larger than actual scale. I will be posting updates of each section as I get through them and return to each when I get to detail passes. End result will hopefully be a gentle reminder of BF's Wake with the tactical chaos of Squad. Album Wilkes Island (W Island) Peale Island (NW Island) Wake Island (E Island)
  15. Russian names on Yehorivka

    To be honest, with u devs, when I see, or hear "Yehorivka", "Petrivka" it is very annoying. If we want these names to be correct, we have to change them. Yehorivka = Yegor'evka or Egor'evka (Егорьевка) formed from Yegor/Egor (Егор) name. NOT Petrivka, but Petrovka (Петровка), formed from Petr (Пётр) name.
  16. [Mapping] Lighting Your Map

    Hey all! Here is the YouTube of the lighting stream I did on Twitch. Hope this helps somebody! Resources: Lighting Trouble Shooting Guide ( https://wiki.unrealengine.com/LightingTroubleshootingGuide) Cheers! ..oxy..
  17. Map Icons

    I would strongly recommend map icon filters. All too often next to a FOB, I find map effectiveness diminished by the tight concentration of icons. Also I've read a thread about adding mini maps to the HUD. If I may add my two cents in, I'm strongly against that. Looking at a large overlay map encourages people to see EVERYTHING that is going on around them, not just stay in their 50m bubble, ignoring the plight of the team elsewhere. Wonderful progress so far on the game, thanks.
  18. Sarau (Inspired by Kashan Desert)

    Inspired by Kashan Desert from Project Reality which was originally created by Duckhunt, Sarau is 16km2 map focused on a combined arms combat.The centerpiece of the map is a large military facility in the Sarau Desert. The facility itself offers medium to close quarters engagements for infantry while you can expect most of the vehicle combat to happen in the wide open desert and oil fields around the military facility offering medium to long range engagements This map features a day and night cycle (WIP): Better in depth video of day and night cycle: Kashan Desert: Sarau Bird eye view: Military complex with a bunker and tunnels (multiple entrances possible): That rectangle is as big as the military will get, there will be a bunker, one airfield, oil fields, a highway and a pipe line. Added new sand texture: Added FlowMap: Pipeline: Highway Pipeline: Radio Tower: Expect a couple villages in the mountains Highway: Started work on the bunker/tunnel system: Bunker: Day: Night: Oil Factory: Updated Textures, Photo Of Dusk: Added new Radio tower: Bunker Almost completed. Added some small villages in the mountains: Credit for the wording: @ISAFMOBIUS04Thanks buddy
  19. With the different rules on different servers could we maybe get a tab like the map legend that would call info from a ttxt file or a like. So if in doubt you could simply find information without having to have lots of broadcasting messages. Of course Server could use it for clan info too.
  20. Could we change the bleed flag indicator (first flag that causes bleed), so it's obvious that it got some significance to that flag. How about a nice Hexigon .
  21. Allow the map to be transparent with a slider for setting
  22. Hi. Im newbee, bought this game after free weekend. I played this game over 20 hours and want to make my 5 cents. Since the game is not optimized, and I am the owner AMD CPU, I have 30 fps with any graphics settings, so I play as SL most of the time. And here are some of the communication problems. First: own names squads. needs to forbid renaming squads. They should be called Alpha, Bravo, Charli...and only. The problem is that inconvenient to communicate with other SL because they have their own names. You say each squad has a unique number, yes, but there 2 problem. Second problem is communication with teammates from the squad. Each of them has own name. I should direct the cursor on teammate, opening the map, to see his name every time for navigate him. It would be much better, if every player has the callsign in squad. SL always has a callsign - 1 (First, he's leader) in squad, next 2, 3, .. , 9. Now we have - Squad Alpha, SL with callsing (fisrt), each teammate has own callsign in squad (second , third). Due to the fact that players now have callsigns - first, second, ..., squads should be called not 1,2,3, but Alpha, Brava, Charli... Now it very easy to communicate, example, I say, Charlie tell 3 to revive my 5, or Bravo tell your 4 to take on board my 2 and 9. Third, uninformative map.The main tool of the leader is tactical map. But opening it I can't see the names of my teammtes at once, don't see to which squad belong other players and their names. I should put the cursor on the player on the map to learn his name. Approximately so should look a handy map: A - SL of Alpha squad (has callsign in own squad- First), C - SL of Charli squad (has callsign in own squad - First) 2A - player with callsign Second form Alpha squad 3C - player with callsign Third from Charli squad red callsigns - medics And on marking of vehicles on the map should be shown the callsign of the driver Sorry for poor english
  23. I was expecting more realistic sound effects in urban location. unfortunately when I started playing AL Basrah map found that there is no echo sound effects in the map if I am firing weapon out side or side the building. When there is firefight in city obviously sound get reflects on sounded buildings it will be more when firing RPG,HMG or explosion as we can observe in real urban combat videos. Requesting squad team to implement the dynamic echo effects in the maps.
  24. TROPICAL THUNDER (WIP)

    In order "To seduce the females!" I`ve started this topic. I`d like to show a map that I´ve been workin on.. SQUAD map that I am working on in my spare time. You might have seen something about this on the Wrench or the Squad monthly recap, or on YT videos by other authors. This map started from topography of one of many pacific islands. I manipulated the landscape, and I am using a modified version of the FoolsRoad landscape material. Foliage is mostly SQUAD SDK official foliage and DOKYOS Lowpoly-Rainforest assets. Game-modes will be Insurgency and AAS - probably a day and night version, depending on the game mode. Framerate is just about fine - I might find ways to optimize it tho. Capzones are mostly abandoned ruins in the jungle - doesn´t make much sense, I get it. Since there are no roads on the map (currently), It will be an INFANTRY-only map. I still have to work out proper SFX to make the whole thing appear more bearable - currently its like the lord of the crickets is holding a concert. Full moon is custom made, - there is a good tutorial on YT for that. The water material is translucent, and eating up a lot of shader complexity. Oh, did I mention that the map comes with custom player textures for the RU faction ? Russians will look somewhat 2006-2009ish, with oldskool wooden furniture AK74S and stuff. Anyhow, here´s a bunch of screenshots:
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