Developer Diary PMC Iowa Garden City 8km FS19 - PMC Farming

2020-09-05 Dev Diary Begins

2020-09-05T12:59:00Z Backupped PMC Iowa Garden City 8km project dir, edited sync to mods dir with new excluded files. Loaded terrain in Giants Editor (GE) to check it out if all looks good, then started to prepare PMC_Helpers (for Giants Editor) to a new way of handling it (exported). Also recorded terrain developer diary video Smiley :)

2020-09-05T13:31:00Z GE initial PMC_Helpers setup created and selling points moved to a proper transformgroup. Pretty much nothing else there, shes a blank slate.

2020-09-05T13:43:00Z Moved all the unused directories and files into Exclude.For.Release directory.

2020-09-05T13:55:00Z First in-game test that everything loads up ok. There was error about mapDE vehicle shop so it was time to replace that with mapUS vehicle shop model which fixed that issue.

2020-09-05T14:25:00Z Started to create universal american PMC_Helpers.i3d to be used in all terrains. Placed giants buildings, utility poles and trees there, then of course CBJ american buildings too. I can now import this to a new terrain and have all the objects at hand right away without going through that import shuffle.

2020-09-05T15:33:00Z All preparation work for object placement is done, now just a lunch break and then I'm good to start actually putting down objects Smiley ;)

2020-09-05T15:52:00Z Object placement has officially started.

2020-09-05T16:18:00Z Wind turbines placed. Nice landmark object-set for iowa terrain, you can see those far away while farming heh.

PMC Iowa Garden City 8km Terrain, Developer Diary

At this time in fall of 2020 I was still running Windows 7 64bit with 125% user interface scaling, which can easily be seen on screenshots from this era. The desktop I was running has text font so small you need a hubble space telescope to see characters properly Smiley ;)

2020-09-05T17:03:00Z Building placement officially commenced, here we go!

2020-09-05T19:52:00Z Lunch break, here is progress update at this minute, red is areas with buildings and black is buildings placed areas.

PMC Iowa Garden City 8km Terrain, Developer Diary

2020-09-05T23:22:00Z Enough object placement for today, 53 locations created.

PMC Iowa Garden City 8km Terrain, Developer Diary

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