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post Feb 20 2011, 23:12
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i just startet building islands for arma. at the moment i'm a little frustrated because since i started i always had problems but i could solve them with the help of tutorials and forums, but now i got 2

problems i am really unable to solve.

1. problem with textures: i stuck to the tutorials i found, at least that's what i think. the problem is: i make the sat map and the layer mask. i copied the textures of the samplemap in the "data" folder of

my own island. i importet the sat map and layer mask in visitor, start buldozer and it converts everything as it should. in buldozer i can see the textures but now the problem: i use binpbo and make a pbo

file, then i start arma, start the editor and choose my island and when it finished loading i get the message: "cannot load material insel/data/layers/....rvmat" i can put units on the map but when i go on

"preview" the island is white (when i move i leave traces, if that's important). i read the txt file binpbo makes but it doesnt make me any smarter. it says:

Error reading text file 'island\data\layers\p_009-004_n_n_l03.rvmat'
C:\Program Files (x86)\Bohemia Interactive\Tools\BinMake\CfgConvertFileChng\CfgConvertFileChng.exe returned error 1

and that for every rvmat files (didn't count but i guess there is an entry for all of them)

2. problem with streets: i cant import some of the streets in visitor. working streets are: asf, ces, ces_d, kos, sil, silnice_mesto. not working are: asfaltka, silnice, samzat. when i try to get those not

working in visitor i get the message: "object doesn't follow requirements for road object. (Are there all named points present?)"

i hope i didnt confuse anybody with my writing, its enough that i am already confused but maybe somebody here can help me out!? i couldnt find anything in any forum that could help me and i really dont know

what i possibly could have done wrong...
if you need to know anything, just say wink.gif i'd like to help you helping me wink.gif

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post Feb 24 2011, 09:46
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the config.cpp in the grimsey folder is: (not the whole, i deleted the gras and stone etc entries to keep it short here. but i think i cannot do anything wrong with them, can i?

Hell !
Of course you can do wrong
because :
1 you must define in the config the plants you are going to use in the clutters , in in the "World" part

class trop_GrassTall : DefaultClutter {
model = "ca\plants2\clutter\c_grassDryLongBunch.p3d";
affectedByWind = 0.4;
swLighting = 1;
scaleMin = 0.5;
scaleMax = 0.75;

2 you must define the clutter in the "SurfaceCharacters" part as :

class trop_HillClutter {
probability[] = {0.2, 0.1, 0.3, 0.2};
names[] = {"trop_Stubble", "trop_WeedDead", "trop_GrassDryBunch","trop_GrassTall"};

3 you must define the texture/clutter association in the "Surfaces" part as :

class trop_mesto2 : Default {
access = ReadOnly;
files = "trop_mesto2_*";
rough = 0.0;
dust = 1.0;
soundEnviron = "dirt";
character = "trop_HillClutter";
soundHit = "soft_ground";

So, ... it's on my Tropica island, you have a "trop_GrassTall" being a part of the "trop_HillClutter" which in turn is associated to the " trop_mesto2" texture, et voilÓ !

Have also a look at you BinPbo configuration : here is an interesting topic on the Visitor 3 thread on the BI Forums.

And here is the pic I am using myself to configure BinPbo after a clean re-install :

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post Feb 28 2011, 02:29
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merci beaucoup for everything so far!

one thing i should have mentioned: i tried to get the samplemap in the game and i had the same problem that i had with my own. i also took the entries for the plants etc. from the samplemap and they showed up when i didnt binarize the map...

BUT i got my copy of arma II on friday and the first thing i did (even before i played the game) i tried to get my map in the game and it worked just perfectly! even with the selfmade textures (of course not the plants but i just have to change the entries in the config file for that). please dont ask why it works with arma 2, because i have absolutly no idea!!! i didnt do anything diffently (well, at least i think so).
so i will play through the game in the next time and then i will move on to the arma 2 forum, so you wont lose me wink.gif (because actually i have fun again with making islands)

so thank you again, and see you later, guess wink.gif
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