Hello to All!
During the weekend I found the reason for all my hardware problems: My 7600GS died - more than VGA results in flickering screens and artefacts. So I have to find a "new" AGP nVidia - wish me luck, the prices of new ones are beyond good and evil here and a 2nd hand card is always a risk ...
Anyway since I couldn't play the game I prepared a Mini Update for you:
Mini-Update: Even more treesBut before I start I quote the first of the three pictures of last times' construction site report. A failure on the SC4D Picture competition it became my 6th HoF entry at the Simforum picture competition. So I'm showing you some closeups form that area.
We'll have a look at that road climbing up the hill on the top left part and the farm with the grain silo at the bottom right part of the picture.
Sorry for the Water Texture Bug on the right edge ...
Not too bad I presume... I could not use the NAM curves - not even the small 90 degree one - without becoming severe slope problems here. And in connection with the retaining walls it turned out rather acceptable.
However ... there's a way to make such walls look better - more to come in a future update!
Actually this is not natural wood but forestry. Such pine woods don't grow naturally at these low heights in middle Europe - they are planted as they grow fast. However in such woods the tree assortments may change and may changed sharply as you can see in this picture.
A lot of people said they don't like that grain silo too much. Why? It is - well - a little bit more American than European but I like to see it - even a bit dilapated!
And a bit far from it we see this trail almost disappearing under vegetation.
And if we take the entry picture and look the other direction we see this scenery - the outskirts of a small town with some industry within the mountains. But behind the edges of the picture tons of work waiting for me ...
OK, that's it for today. I'll have some more for next update - even though my graphics card died.