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January 17, 2022, 03:52:12 AM

Author Topic: Black Mountain Montana Version 2.1  (Read 5945 times)

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Offline hoot (OP)

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Black Mountain Montana Version 2.1
« on: July 15, 2018, 08:53:17 AM »
Black Mountain Montana Version 2.1;sa=view;down=1669

Welcome to Montana, the Big Sky Country. This map uses real world terrain from the Big Flat area near Missoula Montana. Most of the map is mountainous forest with some flat farm land in the Northeast. This is a forestry map with limited farming. The cows, sheep, pigs and chickens are on the map and there are enough arable fields for a single player to make a living at farming.

Version 2.1 Changelog:
   -The player is now able to plant trees on the map.
   -Field 1 is owned by the player and has some trees planted in it which will grow.
   -More trees added to the map.
    -Custom weather for the Seasons mod removed (see below for Seasons GEO mod recommendation).

Version 2.0 Changelog:
    -Snow mask and custom weather added for Seasons Mod compatibility.
    -Chopped straw added.
    -Mud and terrain control added.
    -BGA plant added.
    -Roads changed to US highway colored lines.
    -Open space created around sheep farm and pig's enclosure for placeables.
    -Some objects and buildings changed.

The Seasons Mod recommends starting a new career. The addition of the BGA plant required the partial removal of field 3. That will change the crop growth (fruit_density) for that area. For those reasons it will be best to start a new career on this version of the map.  If you wish to continue a save game from a different version of the map first cut the old version out of the mods folder and paste it into another folder to create a backup of it.  Then rename this new version to the same name as the older version and copy and paste it into the mods folder.

Map Features:
Dairy cow's pasture, pig's enclosure and chicken coop near player farm.
Sheep's pasture to the Northwest in Sherman Gulch.
Eight arable fields ranging in size from 1.8 to 5.6 hectares with a total of 33 ha.

Sell points:
-Hay, grass and straw in the red barn at the player farm (Barn on PDA).
-Manure and liquid manure at Mary's Farm to the North.
-Logs and wood chips at Stanton Sawmill in the center of the map.
-Wood chips and silage at the Biomass Plant in the town to the Northeast.
-Three sell points for grain and root crops:
1. Wright Agribusiness to the Northwest.
2. Goldcrest Pacific Grain to the Northeast across the river.
3. Denton Bakery in the town to the Northeast.
-Eggs are sold at Denton Bakery and the diner to the Northeast.
-Livestock is bought and sold at the Livestock Market to the Northeast across the river.
-Wool is sold at the Spinnery near the Livestock Market and Goldcrest Pacific.
-Biogas Plant located in the North center of the map buys silage and manure.

Water can be pumped from the Clark Fork River to the Northeast. There are also fountains at the player farm (by the red barn) and
near the sheep's pasture by the mining shed.

There are gold nuggets scattered around the mountains. The abandoned gold mine to the Northwest is a good place to start looking for them.

Fertilizer and seed triggers are on the main farm.

There is a gas pump at the main farm and a gas station in the town to the Northeast. You can also refuel by the barrels and gas cans at the logging camps on Horseback Ridge and Middle Ridge.

The best timber on the map is near the logging camps to the Southeast and Southwest. The logging roads in the mountains are challenging. Plan out you haul routes carefully. The steeper trails down the ridges are for skidding logs. Since they are not used often they will frequently have dead trees across them. Those trees can be removed with a chainsaw.

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kevink98/Eribus: moreTrees

Post Merge: July 15, 2018, 09:58:50 AM

Here is the main player farm.  The sell point for hay, grass and straw is inside the red barn.  The other triggers are shown on the screenshot.
Click on the image to view it full size:

Here is the cow's pasture with the trigger locations indicated:

The pig's enclosure:

On the PDA image below I have highlighted all of the mountain roads.  The primary access routes are the best roads.  Even so they are rough mountain roads.  The secondary access routes are drive-able, but are not as well maintained as the main roads.  The ones in red are trails and are not intended for on road vehicles.   They are not maintained at all.

Seasons Mod:
The map has a snow mask added for the Seasons Mod.  It is not required to have that mod to use the map.  If you want to use the Seasons mod then download it and place it in the mod's folder.
Here is a link to the Seasons Mod:
Here is a link to Realimus Moddings guide for the Seasons Mod:
Here is a link to Mappers Paradise Season's GEO mod for Montana:

I am using an edited version of the US Midwest GEO mod for my game.  The one above is for Eastern Montana and may be similar to Black Mountain except the winters should have more snowfall.  You can customize the amount of precipitation in the GEO mod's file seasons_weather.xml.

Chopped Straw:
The map is prepared to use the chopped straw mod.  That mod is not required to use the map.  If you want to use chopped straw then download that mod and place it in the mods folder.
Here is a link to the chopped straw by Webalizer:

Mud and Terrain Control:
There is also mud added to the map.  There are just a few muddy spots down in the valley around the fields.  A couple of areas up in the mountains have some bigger mud holes to play in.  If you do not like the mud or terrain control you can remove those scripts in the ModDesc.xml file.  Open that file and change this:

Code: [Select]
  <sourceFile filename="maps/scripts/ChangedFunctions.lua" />
  <sourceFile filename="maps/scripts/trafficManager.lua" /> 

Code: [Select]
  <sourceFile filename="maps/scripts/ChangedFunctions.lua" />
  <sourceFile filename="maps/scripts/trafficManager.lua" /> 

Planting Trees
You will be able to plant trees in this version of the map.  If you start a new career there will be planted trees already growing in field 1.  To change the amount of trees that you are able to plant, edit the file: BlackMountainV2_1/maps/scripts/moreTrees.xml.  Change the value for "additionalValue = 4500; ".
« Last Edit: July 21, 2018, 11:40:43 AM by hoot »

Offline ElkFarmer503

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Re: Black Mountain Montana Version 2.1
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2020, 01:09:39 PM »
I would like to see if this was possible for all platforms let me know if it is pm me

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