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    #31
    Originally posted by Raz_Specter View Post
    Yes I agree, however, the pictures are restricted in size some of the images I take are all in 4k. some are + 4MB

    Plus the fact you don't get a big view of the picture in the main screen and users would have to click the images.

    Anyways I have uploaded some more pictures to the initial thread.
    I'm sure it's much less of a hassle for most of us users to clicke on the preview picture to enlarge it, then to go to Facebook to see it.

    You're right though, that the file size limitation can be an issue.
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      #32
      Originally posted by Raz_Specter View Post
      so will most likely have to be an additional map included after beta release without MPA included
      Any idea how big the map will be in file size? Or is it too early to estimate?
      I would think it would be quite a bit smaller than the other maps, due to the relatively empty islands and lots of water. That would make it less problematic to have two variants of the same map installed.
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        #33
        Originally posted by Raz_Specter View Post

        I will try and do better and try to include a lot more content on here also.

        Thanks Specter
        You don´t have to, that would be the job of a (good) Community Manager.

        You do what you are supposed to do, coding/ building the Map. Maybe you could have a chat with your CM?

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          #34
          Few new shots on the first post (from Today) .
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            #35
            The texture on the update look very nice, I think it does capture the "ambient" of the islands.

            And planning to include a Map without MPA is a grate idea. i think a lot of people are going to be very pleased with that news.

            Thanks again for the updates.

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              #36
              Originally posted by YoYo View Post
              Few new shots on the first post (from Today) .
              Looking good. It's getting there, you can see the progress pretty well on those pics
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                #37
                Originally posted by QuiGon View Post
                Any idea how big the map will be in file size? Or is it too early to estimate?
                I would think it would be quite a bit smaller than the other maps, due to the relatively empty islands and lots of water. That would make it less problematic to have two variants of the same map installed.
                so the flyable area is:

                1150km x 225km



                At this current state of development which is not finished by any means the map is around 12GB, this does not include the addition assets that will also ship with the map
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                  #38
                  Could you plot that out on Google maps to give a better idea of what the map entails?
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                    #39
                    Originally posted by Raz_Specter View Post
                    One of the main reasons I normally post stuff to either Facebook or YouTube is because its extremely easy and quick. ALT + Print Screen - CTRL V on Facebook, done

                    In order for me to do anything on the ED forums I have to first save the files then upload them to a hosting site, then get the link and then format a post with those links.

                    From 8am till 5pm I do my day job, then I start on the map after that till around 11:30pm then I head to bed, 99% of my free time is dedicated to the map and developing the assets. so time is very precious to me.

                    I will try and do better and try to include a lot more content on here also.

                    Going to have a little rant now:

                    One of the other issues I do face is that whenever I post anything, either on FB or here I get comments which are completely unrelated to the post, like " where's the F15" etc

                    This really irritates me. On FB I have admin rights to the Razbam page so any comments that are unrelated just get removed. whereas within the forums I do not.


                    But for future updates I will try my best to include some stuff on here also

                    Thanks Specter
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                      #40
                      Not a mapper or programmer, but an idea to control the use/non-use of AB that weren’t around in the time frame (pre-82 for Falklands)...instead of using an overlay, could one put some trigger in so that if an aircraft tries to use the unwanted airfield, it causes destruction of the aircraft? The runway would still be seen, but one would dare not try to land on it.

                      That is what would happen irl if one tried to land on bare ground. Of course, the mission briefing would have to include a warning “AB (Name) is not useable”.

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                        #41
                        Originally posted by Raz_Specter View Post
                        so the flyable area is:

                        1150km x 225km



                        So no San Julian and No Santa Cruz and no Rio Grande, onlly Rio Gallegos on the continent...
                        Last edited by Baco; 08-14-2020, 06:07 PM.

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                          #42
                          Originally posted by Raz_Specter View Post
                          so the flyable area is:

                          1150km x 225km



                          At this current state of development which is not finished by any means the map is around 12GB, this does not include the addition assets that will also ship with the map
                          Cool, thanks! That's indeed quite a bit smaller than the other maps in DCS if I'm not mistaken


                          Originally posted by Baco View Post
                          So no San Julian and No Santa Cruz and no Rio Grande, onlly Rio Gallegos on the continent...
                          Having only Rio Gallegos would already be a great addition to the map, making it a much more versatile map than just having the islands itself!
                          Last edited by QuiGon; 08-16-2020, 10:06 AM. Reason: Changed wording for clarity
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                            #43
                            yeah it would be a grate adittion but they are more than 225 km apart i am afraid....maybe in the future...

                            I still would kill for an f10 view of the map in its entirety...

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                              #44
                              For those of you much smarter than me, is there any technical reason requiring the map edges to be strictly oriented to primary compass directions? Also, Raz_Specter says "flyable", but that probably means fully detailed, right?

                              The attached image depicts the area. The rough extent (by my uncalibrated eyeball) of this cropped map west to east is ~700 miles / 1150 km. Stanley is ~120 mi / 193 km south of Santa Cruz's line of latitude. Assuming a north to south limit of 140 mi / 225 km, you could get get as far south as Fox Bay West or North Arm holding Santa Cruz as the northern edge. To get the entirety of West and East main islands, you'd need ~170 mi / 275 km while still holding Santa Cruz as your northern edge. That's what my orange line depicts in the image.

                              That said, the stated 1150km by 225 km is decidedly ribbon like, and just angling the ribbon could easily put Rio Gallegos in the lower left corner and say Puerto Santa Cruz in the upper left corner while squarely bracketing the entirety of the Falklands / Malvinas. Rio Gallegos and Puerto Santa Cruz are only 185 km by air.

                              I'm in no way representing Razbam, but I think that a 1150km by 225km rectangle could be drawn that captures the entirety of the islands and two continental bases (Rio Gallegos - Mirage IIIEA, A-4P, IA 58 Pucara and Santa Cruz - A-4P; aircraft types from wikipedia).

                              For sake of reference, I extended the southern edge far enough south to show Rio Grande. San Julian is 30-40 mi / 50-65 km north of this cropped image. These would appear to be outside of any hypothetical 1150 by 225 km box that held both Rio Gallegos and the Stanley.
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                                #45
                                More mainland means MUCH more dev work, as it's not just about the size of the map, but also about the terrain and infrastructure that needs to be rebuild. The Falkland islands themselves don't have much of that, especially not much infrastructure, but on mainland Argentinia there is quite a bit of that, quickly doubling the work required to make this map
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