Dev Diary PMC Ukraine Luhansk ArmA 3 Terrain

2017 Project Started

PMC Ukraine Luhansk ArmA 3 terrain project was started in spring of 2017 in first few months when I learned HOWTO create and edit (ArmA 3 Real World Data Terrains). Unfortunately only dev diary entries I wrote back in 2017 was mere weekly summaries like PMC Tactical Forums: Terrain Development topic or release note type of PMC Tactical Forum posts.

2022-02-21 Orientation

2022-02-21T23:29:00Z Unpacked pmc_ukraine_luhansk_v0.2.7z into arma3 addons dir and did quick mod.cpp inspection, wrote down some bug reports.

2022-02-22T04:21:00Z After spending some time with PMC Ukraine Donetsk terrain editing, its time to do basic orientation and fixes for PMC Ukraine Luhansk.

Terrain Builder project is 99% sure broken, so I am going to take full backups of the directories, then trying to export WRP to see if it works or not.

Backup 7-zip was 5.5gb heh. Never forget backups.

PMC ArmA 3 Screenshot

Copied all updated bat files into pmc_ukraine_luhansk dir.

Then started terrain builder, loaded project up and did CTRL-E export WRP, as I suspected it didn't work, broken empty WRP was exported. Then I made a mistake and started to generate layers, even though I didn't delete the existing layers files yet and more importantly the pesky .grid file which sometimes helds up generate layers completion for a long time for no reason.

While terrain builder was generating layers I ran _run_delete_project_rvmat_png_paa_files.bat file which I usually never do, hopefully it didn't break anything and if it did, well... that's why we got backups Smiley :)

2022-02-22T05:09:00Z Terrain builder finished generating layers, WRP exported and just started Convert Layers PNG to PAA Fast bat with _run_png2paa-start_14_core_short_burst.bat setup.

PMC ArmA 3 Screenshot

2022-02-22T05:17:00Z Convert layers PNG to PAA fast bat finished, then Separate Data Layers for smaller PBOs by running _run_Separate_WRP_Dir_Move_Only.bat and now started RVMAT re-pathing using moveObject.

Aand it was over before it even started heh, well not really but it went by so fast I got left behind updating dev diary again Smiley :)

2022-02-22T05:18:00Z Started pboProject binarization.

2022-02-22T05:41:00Z Binarize (PMC Editing Wiki: search "binarize") finished some time ago, was on the background. Next is a new arma3 test to see if everything is working OK.

2022-02-22T11:37:00Z Terra Incognita is free so now I'm starting to create lat/lon coordinate rectangles for the 4 grid tiles to download.

2022-02-22T11:43:00Z Terra incognita Ukraine_Luhansk_81km_1_arcgis_17_level started to download. And now we wait (while editing donetsk heh).

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