PDA Maps with Point Names - Map-Pack

PDA maps with point names - map-pack v1.1 (+ extra: "PDA actor dot mini-mod" - in 2 variations! ) Details: See screenshots and readme b...

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PDA maps with point names - map-pack v1.1 (+ extra: "PDA actor dot mini-mod" - in 2 variations! )

Details: See screenshots and readme below for more details, but in short - this mod adds names of all functional level points to maps in your PDA and minimap. This is complete map-pack with all levels that contains such points (which are all except Agro underground, Hospital and NPP).

Rest of info is in the readme, I'll just point here to the original thread containing idea about this mod, complete history, and which will be updated with information about any possible future fixes or new versions

As a tip - you can also find other download mirrors there as well, and download links for individual files (meaning every map separate, and this "extra" mini-mod as well in a separate download).

And I'll put this here so everyone reads it (I hope): !! If you are using this mod, always keep the "Texture details" slider in game's video options all the way to the right, otherwise you'll get blurry picture and letters will be unreadable, rendering this mod useless !!

Now read the readme please!

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Mod name: PDA maps with point names - map-pack v1.1
Author: Lux aka LuxZg
Version: 1.1
Date: 25.10.2008.
STALKER CS: 1.5.0.5

Description/Changelog:
--v1.1--
Well, a lot of changes were made internaly, but I've skipped on uploading all map-packs since v0.6. So we have a jump to v1.1.
I have added all remaining maps: Red Forest, Military Warehouses, Limansk. You can find details about every mop in their respective readme files.
Maps that are not present do not have any smart_terrain points associated to them, so there was nothing to modify.
I have also included a mini-mod that makes actor icon in PDA maps much smaller and less intrusive. It will help during gameplay as well, as it's more precise than the original icon. If you don't like it - just erase file "ui_common.dds". I have also included a slightly different variation, which has the "arrow" (the one pointing to the direction you're looking at) closer to the dot which represents position. To use this variation, rename or delete "ui_common.dds" and rename "ui_common-short.dds" to "ui_common.dds".

A few notifications for this complete mod:
- if you are using this mod, always keep the "Texture details" slider in game's video options all the way to the right, otherwise you'll get blurry picture and letters will be unreadable, rendering this mod useless
- this mod does not require restart
- this mod will probably work correctly with any previous and later version of the game, as these are just a bunch of pictures after all
- this mod will NOT cause any instability or CTD's
- if you don't like the mod, just delete "ui_common.dds", "ui_global_map.dds", and all files inside "gamedatatexturesmap" folder
- if you remove this mod game WILL NOT exibit any weird behaviour or anything, it will just continue to use original maps and all will be fine
- if you want just one of the maps, choose to your likings
- if you want to download just some maps, links to appropriate download files are provided further below

Preview:
All maps have their own preview pictures linked in their respective readme files.
PDA actor dot mini-mod also has it's own screensthots, but it can also be seen in some of the screenshots I've made later on for the maps, for example those made for Red Forest, Limansk & Military warehouses..
You can also find all of these pictures, and lots more, in this Photobucket gallery:
>>>   http://s259.photobucket.com/albums/hh302/LuxZg/STALKER_CS/   <<<
(most screensthots there are related to mods included in this map-pack, and there are several of my other mods)

Individual download links (in no particular order):
Agroprom: http://rapidshare.com/files/153353562/agroprom_pda_map_with_points_1.1.zip.html
http://stalker.filefront.com/file/PDA_map_with_point_names_Agroprom;94767
Cordon: http://rapidshare.com/files/153353828/cordon_pda_map_with_points_1.1.zip.html
http://stalker.filefront.com/file/PDA_map_with_point_names_Cordon;94768
Dark Valley: http://rapidshare.com/files/153353949/dark_valley_pda_map_with_points_1.1.zip.html
http://stalker.filefront.com/file/PDA_map_with_point_names_Dark_Valley;94769
Garbage: http://rapidshare.com/files/153354096/garbage_pda_map_with_points_1.1.zip.html
http://stalker.filefront.com/file/PDA_map_with_point_names_Garbage;94770
Yantar: http://rapidshare.com/files/154598374/yantar_pda_map_with_points_1.1.zip.html
http://stalker.filefront.com/file/PDA_map_with_point_names_Yantar;94894
Swamps: http://rapidshare.com/files/154296932/swamps_pda_map_with_points_1.1.zip.zip.html
http://stalker.filefront.com/file/PDA_map_with_point_names_Swamps;94859
Red Forest: http://rapidshare.com/files/157449966/red_forest_pda_map_with_points_1.1.zip.html
Limansk: http://rapidshare.com/files/157474018/limansk_pda_map_with_points_1.1.zip.html
Military Warehouses: http://rapidshare.com/files/157525077/military_warehouses_pda_map_with_points_1.1.zip.html
Military warehouses - just fixed map without point names: http://stalker.filefront.com/file/PDA_map_fix_for_Military_warehouses;94936
http://rapidshare.com/files/155039269/PDA_map_fix-0.8.zip.html
http://rapidshare.com/files/155261719/ui_global_map-by_lux_v0.85.zip.html
PDA actor dot mini-mod: http://rapidshare.com/files/155640722/PDA_actor_dot_mini-mod_-_v0.85_rpck.zip.html
PDA actor dot mini-mod ("short" version): http://rapidshare.com/files/156710210/PDA_actor_dot_mini-mod_-_v0.86.zip.html

Discussion about this mod and all the separate mods included in this package:
http://www.gsc-game.com/index.php?t=community&s=forums&s_game_type=xr2&thm_page=1&thm_id=18415&page=2&sec_id=22

Contact information:
If you see that I am not responding to messages on GSC Game forum, or to those on STALKER files (FileFront), and you have something important to tell me regarding this mod - please use this e-mail: >>> pribanic . luka (at) gmail . com <<<
Oh, and if you decide to include my maps in any of your mods, be kind and mail me a link or something, just for my archive :)

--v0.6--
Added map of Yantar (v1.1) to the pack finaly.
More details, screenshots, and so on - in individual readme files, as before.

--v0.5--
Nothing much, just added map of Swamps (v1.1) to the pack finaly.
More details, screenshots, and so on - in individual readme files, as before.

--v0.4--
Well, I thought that I will make this pack available only when I have all the maps finished, but since I was asked to upload whole pack, here it is.

Version is 0.4 since I have 4 maps in it :D

I am including overview of all 4 maps that I've made so far: Cordon, Garbage, Dark Valley, Agroprom - all v1.1 in their own version numbering scheme, and you can find them all in STALKER FileFront and GSC Game mod download sections as a separate downloads!
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh302/LuxZg/STALKER_CS/4map_overview_v1_1.jpg

This is work in progress, and goal is to have all levels mapped like this.

For more details and changelogs please check individual readme files of each map!

Preview:
See individual readme files!

Tested:
Tested in 1.5.05, works fine, and no problems at all.

Future of this mod:
Well, this mappack will get it's own section on mod download pages at GSC Game forums, and STALKER Filefront when it's v1.0 meaning all maps are done. Untill than, check the link below as it will be only place where I'll be posting it while it's unfinished!

Initial WIP thread (will contain updates and discussion about all future related map mods):
http://www.gsc-game.com/index.php?t=community&s=forums&s_game_type=xr2&thm_page=1&thm_id=18415&page=2&sec_id=22

Similar projects:
There was already map of Swamps when I've started this, made by Lobstris! Check it out here!
http://www.gsc-game.com/index.php?t=community&s=forums&s_game_type=xr2&thm_page=1&thm_id=18441&sec_id=21
Styles are different, but idea is the same. Ofcourse, you'll probably want to stay with my version so you have all maps in the same style, but I've been including his map from the start in my readmes, and I won't stop now.. Cheers man, and thanks for helping me around with Gimping these textures :)

Credits:
Lobstris - for telling me how to use Gimp+DDS plugin - it worked without problems, thanks ;)
Blackheim - for telling me where I can find all smart terrain names (configstextengst_smart_terrain_names.xml)
jamie1992 and A Lone Hobo - for helping me extract more data from all.spawn files which speeded up development of maps a lot, and made them 100% accurate!
me - ofcourse, for making this map


INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS (by an unknown Stalker - but thank you anyway!)

-----INSTALL------------------------------------------
Simply put the gamedata to your Stalker CS directory

And change the line in fsgame file from:
$game_data$ = false| true| $fs_root$| gamedata

to:
$game_data$ = true| true| $fs_root$| gamedata
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Enjoy!

P.S. You are free to use this in your mods if you like. But PLEASE - if you do so, than give proper credits to me and the rest of the people involved in making of this mod (see my own Credits section)!
Oh, and if you've got a minute - mail me a link when it's uploaded, or post a link in my discussion thread, just so I can see what's the mod like and all that :)
Thanks!

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