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  1. Thanks for the update! Yes, using real world data is probably more trouble than it's worth. In the world of TFX (which was a contemporary of F-117) the basic unit is a tile about 5km square. Each theatre is a 200x200 grid of these tiles giving a 1 million sq.km map with sides 1000km. Theoretically, it should be possible to pick a centre point of interest on the planet, then use some projection (I was looking at Universal Transverse Mercator) to calculate the WGS-84 coordinates to be able to scrape OpenStreetMap, SRTM etc for data that can ultimately be used to provide a new set of tiles. These new tiles would be in the game's cartesian coordinate system and basic at first, but 'pinned' to WGS-84 so that more detail could be used as technology progresses. Not that my fantasizing about this stuff helps your project though.
  2. Wednesday

    Devious! I would have assumed all the boobys would be in the bunker.

    I don't care who wins, but it's going to be an interesting last 5 minutes...
  4. EF2000 Reloaded

    I'm not sure if the whole thing is available in one download, but there are some instructions here about how to patch Dosbox SVN version 3858: http://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=21839&start=40#p361879 ...and there is further info splattered around Vogons , eg: http://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=41853
  5. [DONE] forum upgrade this Sunday

    That is what I would prefer.
  6. EF2000 Reloaded

    Where did you get your version of Dosbox from? The 'official' 0.74 version doesn't have the capability to emulate the 3dfx chip (via the PCI interface), and now I see neither does the latest SVN version. http://svn.code.sf.net/p/dosbox/code-0/dosbox/trunk/ If you don't have a 3dfx patched version, you've got a bit of work to do...
  7. [DONE] forum upgrade this Sunday

    Yes, this may be the last time we'll have a functional forum, so I'll just paddle off into the sunset to this tune written about the fall of civilisation. Goodbye all!
  8. EF2000 Reloaded

    I´ve just tried to run GFX+ from config and get the same error...so that's good. I mount the directory that your GFX+ install is in, add these 2 lines to the end of the conf file. mount x "C:\3dfx" x: Then at the x prompt, I type 'config' to set up the joystick, sound etc then exit it. You should only need to do this once. To play the game, just type 'ef2000' This is all in Windows though, so you're breaking new ground by trying it with Linux.
  9. [DONE] forum upgrade this Sunday

    Let me be the first to complain about the new layout.
  10. EF2000 Reloaded

    Yes, that's what I've done and it works fine in Dosbox. So, I have no idea why Windows is required apart from laziness by the publisher.
  11. EF2000 Reloaded

    ...and yes, Windows is required (for some unknown reason) if installing the 3dfx version from the EF2000 V2.0 disk. Is that what you mean?
  12. EF2000 Reloaded

    A good question indeed. The 3DFX capability needs a build of Dosbox that supports it. You have a couple of choices in Linux, either run the Windows build of Dosbox included with EF2000 Reloaded under Wine (well, it may work...) or use a native Linux build with the 3DFX patch applied.
  13. World Editor-3P-4tfx

    Not that I know of, but I haven't looked at the EF2000 internals in too much detail. That's specially true of the DOS versions as IDA won't dissassemble the 16bit code.
  14. Ah yes, the map dilemma. I was posting about this on another thread last week. I think it's good to have the cities and major geographic features in roughly the right place, but not worth trying to fill in more detail than that except for specific targets. The 'crossed swords' statue in F15 Strike Eagle III springs to mind here. The last time I looked at free height data, it was the SRTM30 dataset, which your picture reminds me of. If I was clever, I'd maybe look at the OpenStreetMap and use it as a base for procedural terrain feature generation based on its zones. Unfortunately, I'm not. ...and OpenStreetMap may not be that accurate, as anybody can edit it. I've just built 100 miles of motorway.