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_HiTiles for Falcon 4 SuperPAK______________

I've created a number of higher resolution terrain tiles to improve the graphical look of the Falcon World. These textures feature:

  • 256x256 pixel resolution (instead of the old 128x128 tiles)
  • Based on real world orthofoto imaging
  • Properly resized to fit the scale (1pixel=4m)
  • Include night lighting effects (were applicable)

_NEWS__________

Late 2004: Old freeware HiTiles now included in SuperPAK 4.2

25.10.2005 HiTilesAF for Falcon 4.0: Allied Force released! The latest release of my scenery upgrade, now including seasons and covering the default Balkans and Korea theatres. Easy setup, quick season switching, officially licenced add-on.

26.3.2004 Complete HiTiles terrain texture pack released! - Free Installer for Falcon 4 available.
Forget about the complicated setup of individual tilesets as seen below....save yourself download and installation hassles...instead get the new complete HiTiles! Check out the product website with additional information, screenshots and the shop right now at www.hitiles.com !

25.2.2004 Minor webpage consolidation.

30.4.2003 Full Base Tileset released, including over 170 new Airbase HiTiles.
Dedicated to Louis Thomas, my son born today!

25.3.2003 Seoul Kimpo added to Base Tileset.
Seoul City tiles updated (south tiles extended to accomodate full runway lenghts)

23.3.2003 First Base Tileset available (Seoul City Airport).

11.3.2003 Fixed Installation Script for Win98/SE/ME available. Just put this into the HiTiles folder and run it instead of the original HiTiles.vbs (only needed if you have downloaded the Base Installer before 25.3.2003))

9.3.2003 Full Installer fixed (you can also get only the fixed script all alone here)

8.3.2003 Full Installer and complete City tileset released.

 

 

_DOWNLOADS__________

UPDATE: Check out the new complete tileset at www.hitiles.com instead! From this page, download the base installer (contains no tiles!) plus various sets of terrain tiles according to your taste. For each set that you want, just click the underlined download or mirror links in the tileset description to get the corresponding tiles. UPDATE: Check out the new complete tileset at www.hitiles.com instead!

_HiTiles Installer

Download (800 kB). Credits to Snake Man / TFW PMC for the original Runtiles!
This is the package used to install the various tilesets that can be downloaded from below.
You MUST get this (Keep it on your harddisk to easily add additional tilesets in the future).
After the download completes, unzip the file wherever you want, then read the included "HiTiles_ReadMe.txt"
Updated: 25.3.2003 (Fixed Script for all OS versions)

_Base

A tileset with 172 tiles used for Airports and Airstrips (Download, Mirror1, 9.5MB). Updated 30.4.2003

DEDICATED TO: Louis Thomas, my son born today at 8.52 GMT.

_City

A tileset with 160 seamless tiles used in Cities (Mirror0, 8.8 MB). Released 8.3.2003
(Replaces the old City1 and Harbour1 subsets)

_Sea

Replacements for three standard sea tiles (Download, 100 kB). Screenshot. Updated: 25.2.2003

_Forest

A set with all 291 forest tiles (Download, 13.3 MB). Released: 18.1.2003

_Farm Roads

A set of 16 farm tiles (Download, 770 kB). Released: 18.1.2003

_Farms

A set with the 11 most often used farm tiles (Download, 600 kB). Released: 18.1.2003

_Field Roads

A set of 15 field road tiles (Download, 740 kB). Released: 18.1.2003

_Fields

A set with the 5 most often used field tiles (Download, 200 kB). Released: 18.1.2003

_FAQ_________________

UPDATE: Check out the new complete tileset at www.hitiles.com instead! Life is much easier now!

How do these files work with the HighAltTP patch batch from Widowmaker?

The Base installer now includes an improved, fully automatic version of the HighAlt patch. Just run this script before installing the HiTiles.

Do these tiles also work with other theatres?

Yes. Just add them to the texture.zip of the desired theatre. When running SPTinstall, point it to corresponding base theatre folder.

Do these tiles have any effect on Multiplayer?

No. As with plane skins, this has no influence on Multiplayer (altough it might be a bit harder for you to spot enemy vehicles hiding in the woods...).

Uhoh. The Installation is too complicated for me. Isn't there an easier way?

This question was ok with the old, 4DOS-based installation procedure. Now the BaseInstaller features a fully automatic installation procedure...

Uhohuhohoooh. I don't like the tiles. How can I uninstall them?

Hopefully you followed my advice and have backed up your falcon\terrdata\whatevertheatreuinstallto folder... then you can just delete the actual folder and rename the backuped one.

I got stuck in time and still fly RP5. What now?

HiTiles are pure eye-candy ;-) So if you are interested in using them, you will enjoy SP3 too, I'm sure!
(Yes, you can use them with RP5. After installation, just run TInstall (available in old Balkans) instead of SPTinstall)

When flying at high altitudes, a "demarcation line" is visible on the ground (e.g. over forest). How can I get rid of it?

Download this copy of the "FArtILES.PAL" file and put it into your PATHTOYOURFALCON \terrdata \THEATRE \texture folder (e.g. C:\falcon4\terrdata\korea\texture), replacing the existing file.

You can also try a third-party installer available from Stiletto: Get TIGOR here! Tigor ("Tile Integrator") features additional palette manipulation to improve the colors of the final tiles.

Additional improvement can be achieved by starting Falcon using the -g4 command line parameter (open the properties of your shortcut to Falcon and add " -g4" to the end of the "Target" textbox string (e.g. C:\falcon4\FalconSP.exe -g4)) and then setting the Terrain Detail slider in the Graphics Setup Tab to a value above 7.

UPDATE: Check out the new complete tileset at www.hitiles.com instead! Life is much easier now!

25.10.2005 HiTilesAF for Falcon 4.0: Allied Force released! The latest release of my scenery upgrade, now including seasons and covering the default Balkans and Korea theatres. Easy setup, quick season switching, officially licenced add-on.

26.3.2004 Complete HiTiles terrain texture pack released! - Free Installer for Falcon 4 available.
Forget about the complicated setup of individual tilesets as seen above....save yourself download and installation hassles...instead get the new complete HiTiles. Check out the product website with additional information, screenshots and the shop right now at www.hitiles.com !

 

HiTiles are © 2003 by Thomas Wälti, Bern/Switzerland