|LINGOR FOR ARMA 2
First Release: June 16, 2010
Release Date: May 16, 2012
All required addons included
This lush green environment in a fictional country somewhere near the Equator. Inspiration were countries such as Venezuela & Colombia. ~9 months were spent on research and creation of this world.
Reason for the project is that I've been waiting for years for a proper optimised jungle map. With help of great talented man Berghoff that is now (after 9-10 months of hard work) possible to enjoy.
We have to understand that vegetation rich map is a whole different matter in BIS engine. PCs that were able to run Duala/Jade Groove on max settings & view distance of 10 km will probably only have sufficient FPS with 1000-4000 meter distance on Lingor. With months of optimisations (especially Berghoff did an amazing feat here) we can now enjoy jungle from air or from a grunt's perspective.
Another inspiration is making of this map is a board game by a genius Stefan Dorra named Amazonas, that I just love. Board game features a nice amazon river and many villages to occupy. Hopefully Lingor scenery is a bit similiar with the river setting. But its much more - explore and I'm sure you will get nice ideas for missions.
Heartpoint of an island is a big town on East named Maruko. Its a town ruled by a dictator that lives in his mansion compound in center of town. It features an army base and a large airport for all kinds of operations. Town is surrounded by jungle on W and South. Road then leads throught it to South and West. Its the main paved road that connects the whole island. Amazon-like river splits the somewhat urban part on North and totally rural on South. South is also the home of ARL rebels. In the West you'll find numerous smaller towns that GAL (Government Army of Lingor) protects due to economic and strategic importance.
Rivers banks are not steep as in many of my older maps and mangrove vegetation covers most of the banks. Only few places are suitable for ship landing, but smaller boats are the main transportation device around here anyway.
Jungles have foot-path trails and couple of farms are situated under thick canopy trees. Not all of the jungle is thick as farmers cut it down, so pilots are able to touch down on many clearings and drop off/pickup troops close to the enemy positions.
There are no bridges due to AI bugs (they can't handle well the crossings), but couple of shallow passings enable you to cross the river. At least where there is no rain when rivers like to flood.
SIGHTSEEING & TOURIST INFO
Despite regular GAL vs ARL clashes, tourists still flood to Lingor. They love to explore the main town and other smaller settlements as couple of nice beaches can be found in all parts. But the major touristic point are the towns on NW. There are even couple of calm lakes. Many hiking trips are available, but only few guides are eager to lead tourist south of the big river. ARL Rebels are known for kidnapping of foreigners as that is an excellent source of income and a powerful statement that the South of Lingor belongs to them. Rebel attacks on Northern towns are also a common thing around here...
Island Mariana is just across the Capital of Maruko. A small docks in Conoteta hosts tourist boats from mainland, but cessna planes land on a nearby dirt strip, too. Farms rarely accept tourists, they are occasional complains that men with AKs stop tourists and order them to go back to Conoteta. Luckly, there's a lovely beach and couple of nice bars there.
Live concerts and race shows are performed at Rommelo Raceway in Maruko, in close vicinity of the airport. A brand new racetrack has car jumps, oval raceway and a long track that even experienced drivers usually underestimate (safety is not exactly a high priority on Lingor).
Another popular thing on Lingor is a well known fact that many UFO sightings were reported in the last decades. Many folks visit it in search of extra-terrestial signs. Problem is that these people rarely come back alive from the deep forest. Old natives call Lingor a "hunting ground" and legend story is that non-human presence is always keeping an eye on people lurking around the woods.
MILITARY SITUATION & SIDES
Dictator enjoy a high popularity among the Lingorians. And with democratic reforms he also attracts friend among US and EU politicians. Government army (GAL - Government Army of Lingor) controls the main town and is patrolling the Northern part where many ambushes by rebel often happen. International peace-keeping team is based in armybase in main town and performs regular anti-rebel raids, patrol operations and instructor courses. It is also well known fact that US and UK and some other European armies train their specops in the highly-humid and mosquito-infested forests of Lingor.
Southern part is a hiding place for many escaped convicts, drug dealers and rebel faction (ARL - Armadas Revolucionarias de Lingor) that is fighting for the control of the island. When ARL positions are raided in the jungle rebels often retreat to the unreachable places in mountain-areas on SW part of Lingor. When mountain area is bombarded with GAL Mig-21s they use the swamps on SW with excellent anti-air possibilites or even head further East where jungle enables them to hide quickly. ARL obtained its own Mig-21 fighter/bomber jets, but usually they hide them under canopy trees and transport them to a civilian airport when they are ready to strike.
SITUATION UPDATE 2012
ARL gained big influence in the central area and majority of the population is supporting them. To add fuel to the fire, a powerful druglord Ramon Rambante formed a large drug cartel and is financing and supporting ARL faction against the El Presidente & his GAL (Goverment Army of Lingor). US & EU cut the help to El Presidente as major corruption issues appeared. And GAL's flattening of two villages with newly acquired A4 Skyhawk bombers put the cherry to the top. Now countries are pressing hard on military operation to stop El Presidente and ARL is ready to stop the GAL's strong offensive for hot summer days of 2012.
STORYLINE (by Peter Grozni)
Lin'gor. A small volcanic island with thick tropic vegetation and very little natural resources. The locals survive mainly with fishing and tourism. Only known natives are the Tay'zoon, meaning „the ones from outside“. In their ancient language, the Scoo'pnee, the name of the Island has an intriguing meaning. Lin meaning hunt and gor meaning ground, which translates to „hunting ground“.
After the first foreigners came to the island they were overwhelmed by the hospitality of the natives. For the people setting foot for the first time in this tropical paradise it was unconcievable why did the natives want to leave this island. They learned of many myths and legends about the „hunters from afar“ that supposedly visited the island every now and then. The elders told horrifying tales of these hunters, who would first kidnap the strongest and bravest men of the tribes and then hunt them down for pleasure, supposedly to prove their worth to their females.
Many curious adventurers came looking for proof, but most were persuaded from thoroughly checking the stories by the thick and inhospitable jungle that covers the vast majority of the island. Those who persisted often met horrible ends. Some ended up sick and dehidrated, stranded from civilisation, dieing alone in the mid of this green hell. Others returned insane, telling stories of some monsters that chased and killed most of their teams. No bodies were ever recovered. There exists no official record of these animals/creatures, only the stories of the elders.
Military leaders assure that these are stories for children and that there's no truth to it. Independent researchers did however get hold of military reports about units lost to „unknown cause“. Common too all these „unknown cause“ cases were the lack of bodies. One could even think that these soldiers met the famed hunters, the monsters from Lin'gor. But then again, these are just stories for children. I am sure there's nothing to worry about.
- V2 signatures for all island files
- rebuilt and upgraded two research bases up on North
- a lot of terrain steep slopes fixed (tnx to J-Guid)
- latest brg_africa package included with new working lingor 1.338 key (v2)
- fixed path near airport terminal fountains
- docks & crane Maruko height fix (tnx short_German)
- further improvement to satellite image, especially with hills
- removal of road vegetation Corazon SW (tnx themaster303)
- removal of road vegetation near Racetrack (tnx Ei8ght)
- fence post in the guard house removed (tnx short_German).
- dirtroad 059040 plants removed (tnx short_German).
- fixed entry to Rent-A-JG2 hangar
- smoother terrain near hangar and south end of Sargento runway
- flattened terrain a bit near 049023
- fixed some rough edges around Mt. Toris
- a bit of smoothing in Plantiera S beach area
- improved E coastal region near Maruko and its beach on NE
- smoothening of Fernando castle hill
- fixed racing track, removed vegetation, put gravel to parking place
- cut down grass around bank parking places
- smoothed south end of Pista runway
- fixed bank RPT error, changedarmor value
- fixed hangar object (can be opened/closed)
- made NW passage compatible for AI
- Calamar skyscraper neighbourhood fixes
- northern bridge to Dressen fixed for AI
- compound 060017 grass removal / road smoothing
- fixed placement for gas station near Vidora (tnx RP-mods)
- added a new gas station in Tucos and at Motodrom (tnx RP-mods)
- enlarged entrance to sawmill in San Arulco (32-45) (tnx RP-mods)
- enlarged entrance to factory in SE part of Villon (tnx RP-mods)
- fixed size of hut on end part of NE bridge, entrance now big enough (tnx Flax)
- moved landing assist lights not to obstruct AI using road anymore (tnx Flax)
- removed bush from the road south above Puntella Resort (tnx Flax)
- fixed asphalt at entrance & parking Villa Florencia
- small pond stays on road to oil rigs, not a bug
- added two parking lots for Hotel Calamar
- grass fixes Motodrom Rapido
- added new street lamps
- removed cranes from an obsolete shipyard near Victorin
- added a street access to Villa Luna
- added a small asphalt section to a factory in SE Maruko
- added two concrete blocks to W Maruko residental areas
- added crocodilles (use Civilian unit placement or F7 Module)
- three jetski rental facilities
- added roadsigns for 17 biggest towns
- added 50 MSO points for bases, bunkers etc.
- added final brg_africa v1.24 (V2 signature and antiaris tree texture fix)
- removed outside terrain
- removed plants on the road at two locations
- huge upgrade of City Calamar
- new town of Bilbado (suburbs of Calamar)
- new Melana Resort
- new Rock Cafe near Calamar (local rumor: guys drive cars off the cliff and then eject with a parachute)
- water color doesnt transfer to other islands anymore (tnx Prowler)
- river bank improvements, smoother terrain, added rocks
- flattening of terrain, new mountain rocks
- new ground textures
- new plantation near Calapedro river-crossing
- redesigned Maruko: more space in the Center with couple of new suburbs built
- rebuilt town of Corazon
- added a seaplane parking to Corazon (tnx Gnat)
- upgraded airport lights at Maruko Aeropuerto Internacional
- upgraded rebel airport at Calamar with revetments and new border fence
- new asphalt and drawn full lines (no overtaking) on heavy bends to prevent accidents
- new details: roadsigns, improved bars, garbage containers
- added speed limit signs (30, 50 and 80)
- smoothed out roads
- added dumpyard
- tweaked one of riddle locations
- new town of San Arulco in NW central region with three districts: Distrito Turistico, Zona Residencial & Centro Esencia.
- new Dressen region on SW, two new islands
- new Benio region near Pista W runway (runway now has a purpose)
- upgraded RACS FOB Eddie on NW part of island near Fernando, new facilities and new entrance
- upgraded Checkpoint West with new army base
- added Adrenalina 4x4 park (three racing tracks: one asphalt, two dirt)
- added a com-tower with guardhouse on SE island
- upgraded Maruko airport terminal and a new civilian entrance and parking
- upgraded road checkpoints Oeste & Sur, added fences to fight drug traffickers
- added hardened shelters on two airports (FOB Eddie and Sargentas)
- replaced old rocks with Mikebart's HQ ones
- 18% FPS increase due to new Mikebart's grass clutter
- removed vegetation around Maruko airport paths
- added fence to the crowdstands at airport
- changed water color
- several bugfixes, removed plants off roads
- improvements to the new Plantiera sector
- optimizations, smaller bugfixes, improved terrain mask
- built a river passage Vidora - Mairango
- project Malargo complete, two huge bridges to connect Maruko to Mariana isle
- incorporated new African Foliage 1.24t2 by Berghoff (AI now doesn't have any advantage over human players)
- brand new satellite image
- new huge lowland sector Plantiera on Southeast
- new towns & villages in sector Plantiera
- added boat docks N of Maruko Airport
- added a mod logo
- added bridge & road objects to lingor_objects.pbo
- rebased the island to Chernarus config
- fixed road at grid 066021 (near mine)
- northern Sea is deeper now so Nimitz can park closer to the shore
- lighthouse in Calamar fixed
- added a heliport to research lab
- improved the Aguado river pass
v1.1 changes :
* added new Mariana Island just NE of Maruko
* fixed rain and water sounds to be much lower
* sounds are now local to Lingor only, not present on other islands
* clutter config is now compatible with other islands
* fixed final location of the riddle
* fixed the island height near Calamar (trees in the water bug)
* fixed the icon in the island selector menu (national flag)
* fixed bush position clipping through wall in Maruko
* fixed some plants near Tucos (tnx Lightspeed_aust)
* added GAL, ARL & Venator flags (tnx W0lle for flag texture help)
* removed tall grass from a building in Central South part
* changed army checkpoint map marker colors to black not to confuse players with objective markers
* optimized file sizes