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Offline Paeng

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Small Repair After Auto-flattening
« on: September 17, 2014, 05:15:58 PM »
You know the problem - you lay out a large pasture, and when it auto-flattens you realize that you inadvertently bit into the side of a hill (sometimes hard to see due to the Banished perspective)... so you are left with that squarish cut-out that looks quite unnatural... what to do? Flatten Terrain Tool to the rescue -

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Small Repair After Auto-flattening


You can see clearly where my pasture bit into the mountain... so I carefully cut in two or three tiles more, sort of a semi-circle... still looked a bit weird, but better. Then I thought - hey, a tunnel entrance would look cool here... and it does - even better than default, as it does not protrude as much as they normally do... enter Moria;)
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Re: Small Repair After Auto-flattening
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2014, 05:33:21 PM »
know what ? i think it look AWESOME !
i like it
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Offline Paeng

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Re: Small Repair After Auto-flattening
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2014, 05:49:03 PM »
Yeah, I think I make that SOP... never really liked those protruding tunnel-ends...  :)

Now we need a mod that gives us stand-alone ~decorative~ rocks and gravel to dress things up a bit more... ;-P
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Re: Small Repair After Auto-flattening
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2014, 06:12:01 PM »
Jeez man, even just an additional color for dirt roads. :)

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Re: Small Repair After Auto-flattening
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2014, 07:10:27 AM »
There is a colored road mod out there but it looks, to be kind, a bit garish. With the terrain flattening mod we finally have a "cut" tool. Now we need a "fill" tool--though the terrain flattened can do that over water. Hmmm. A tool to take land down to sub-water level would be nice to cut little channels to make otherwise inaccessible lakes open to the river or to square off some diagonal river banks to build trading posts. Can't you see a nice, square harbor area in you major industrial area? That would do away with the need to line every meter of the river front with TPs.

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Re: Small Repair After Auto-flattening
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2014, 07:25:03 AM »
There is a colored road mod out there

Yaman, I had high hopes, thinking it was kind of a POC on how to get fresh textures in... apparently not...  :-\



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would be nice to cut little channels to make otherwise inaccessible lakes open to the river or to square off some diagonal river banks to build trading posts.

Indeed... We'll have to see though how far we can 'interfere' in the river pathing... I had some really weird stuff when I tinkered with some of the early map mods (which I completely discarded by now)... the clincher was when I had a trader pull into my TP, then on leaving made a complete u-turn and rowing upstream(!), almost to the start of the river.. there he made a u-turn again and rowed, past my TP and off the map...  :o ... kinda funny. Once...
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Re: Small Repair After Auto-flattening
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2014, 07:34:28 AM »
... the clincher was when I had a trader pull into my TP, then on leaving made a complete u-turn and rowing upstream(!), almost to the start of the river.. there he made a u-turn again and rowed, past my TP and off the map...  :o ... kinda funny. Once...

This is actually pre-modding behavior. I had it on several maps. The common characteristic seemed to be the river taking a quick 90-degree turn just as it entered the map and then taking another 90 degree turn to cross the map. IN those maps every trader left the dock heading back to the entrance, got to a certain point and turned around.

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Re: Small Repair After Auto-flattening
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2014, 08:03:52 AM »
My observations agree with @rkelly17.