Dev Diary PMC Ukraine Ivankiv ArmA 3 Terrain

2022-04-07 Initial Release Day

2022-04-07T11:21:00Z New editing day has started, havent had breakfast yet just checked Ukraine war news and now jumped to global mapper to try to fix the roads in the edge.

PMC Ukraine Ivankiv ArmA 3 Screenshot

Still after cutting the roads.shp into 40950 instead of 40960, they seem to go outside the blue line which is terrain builder mapframe properties. Hmph.

Inspected the terrain processor road smoothing heightmap.asc and yeah it was still badly carved.

Went back to global mapper and now cut the cropped_roads layer using 40900 x 40900 user created feature grid, did the usual transformation shuffle and got roads.shp to terrain processor. Ran the road smoothing again and inspected the ASC, no more carving, YES! Smiley :D

Terrain builder imported both the new roads and heightmap_roads_smoothed.asc and everything looks superb.

PMC Ukraine Ivankiv ArmA 3 Screenshot

2022-04-07T12:41:00Z Was happy to see everything on the edges look just fine in arma3, no issue whatsoever.

PMC Ukraine Ivankiv ArmA 3 Screenshot

Not sure if my cutting method is the most suitable, I need to come up with more permanent and "better" way of cutting the roads on the edges, but at least ivankiv now has no more roads carving into the terrain edge heightmap anymore Smiley :)

After the arma3 check I was not feeling very motivated again, had to take a few hours break.

2022-04-07T18:52:00Z After this break and having a lunch was ready to get back to editing. I already sort of decided (see, how decisive I am, maybe..) that because I want to actually play arma3 for a change, tomorrow will be spent all 17hrs just playing either MP missions on windows dedicated server or perhaps some of PMC ArmA 3 Campaigns.

Overall I just need a break, editing terrains, web pages and doing these releases, its quite exhausting when you do it for 17hrs a day weeks straight.

What is the point of all this editing if you never going to play with the addons/missions you created.

Anyways back to work, and that is beginning release procedure for ivankiv.

Added pmc_ukraine_ivankiv class name to PMC "worldSize" mission pack compilation bat file, this will generate bunch of single player missions for this terrain. No PMC addons without a mission pack, that's our policy.

Then updated mod.cpp for more accurate google/maps link and made sure homepage link is correct.

Next started to create the physical release, first created bisign keys for all the addon PBOs using 1._run_sign_generic.bat file. Created readme.txt file with homepage link and date. Edited the release packing 2._run_pack_latest_release.bat file, then created the release 7-zip packet by running that file.

Then inspected the new .7z file that everything looks alright and it did. This is pretty much moot point in my release procedure because what could go wrong when a .bat file handles all the packing, but double checking avoids embarrassing mistakes.

Next became the part that I hate, taking arma3 screenshots, stupid promotion bullshit, but gotta take screenies for the lame masses. I love editing but hate all this promotional crap, I wish we had some dedicated clown handling all this useless shit Smiley ;)

Activated arma3 video ULTRA settings and launched steamshit crap client, sigh. Off to take peerdy pix for the kidz.

2022-04-07T19:27:00Z Screenshots taken. Was thinking of putting that infamous "40 mile convoy" in there somehow, but decided that nah, a simple screenshot of the roundabout without vehicles will do just fine.

2022-04-07T19:47:00Z Screenshots sorted, renamed, edited and converted.

Even though promo screenshot stuff is stupid and I'd rather be doing anything else, I was really excited right now because after ivankiv release is done its time to actually play arma3, to immerse myself into the wonderful and LARGE worlds of arma3 Smiley ;)

My mind was already racing, which MP mission I play first, etc, planning on some fixes to PMC "worldSize" mission pack, etc. heh. Okay okay, one thing at the time, we got a release to do Smiley ;)

2022-04-07T19:57:00Z Started to create the actual web php pages (technically this dev diary you are reading now doesn't exist at the moment I'm writing it right now. Uuh.. WHAT? heh).

Then it was time to move this localhost dev diary text into actual web page file.

2022-04-07T20:15:00Z Web php pages created, screenshots moved to screenshot page and now begins dev diary proof reading and link adding, uh this is another painful job, at least for my copy-paste finger Smiley :)

2022-04-07T20:45:00Z Dev diary proof read and links added. Almost there.

Then uploaded everything online and added changelog page content, took a one last look... yup, we are good to go.

2022-04-07T21:06:00Z PMC Ukraine Ivankiv v0.1 has been released! Smiley :cool:

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