Lothar Maps for Over Flanders Fields

Credits: Lothar of the Hill People; Google Earth; Google Maps

Version: 1.0

File Size: 4.09MB

Description: This mod offers several alternative in-game maps for Over Flanders Fields based on modern Google imaging:

Lothar Google Map Googles Terrain map illustrating basic topography with modern cities and roads, much of which hasnt changed from a map-eye view over the past century. While theres a hint of the underlying topography, this is generally best for flying by human landmarks.

Lothar Google Earth Google Earth satellite imagery was a long way from even hypothetical during the Great War, so this mod applies diffusion and texture filters for a slight painted canvas map effect. Important locations are marked as on the stock OFF map, but overall this is best for just flying by terrain.

Lothar Google Mix This simply overlays the two above maps with transparency. Things may not line up exactly, especially at the extremes of the map, but overall this provides a subtler view of the road and city detail of the Google Map with more of the geographical richness of the satellite view.

In any case, the result is vastly more detailed, accurate, and useful than the stock OFF map, despite the occasional anachronism. Try them all to see which you prefer on utilitarian and aesthetic merits. And have fun exploring with fresh eyes the amazing terrain Over Flanders Fields and beyond!

Requires: Over Flanders Fields; JSGME 2.6 for Over Flanders Fields

Installation and Use: The installer automatically extracts the mod folders into your OFF JSGME mods folder if OFF and JSGME are installed correctly. JSGME will be run when installation is complete, just activate the Lothar Google Map or Lothar Google Earth or Lothar Google Mix folder to enable the mod. It only makes sense to activate one of the map mods at a time, but you can easily switch between them with JSGME. Note: The front no longer displays in the Briefing Room, but does so (and more accurately) on the in-flight map.

Link: http://SimHQ.net/downloads/air_combat/off/Lothar-Maps-1.0.exe