@Hepps said in Cold War map:
@ff03k64 Here is the old thread for the map on the old forum...
The original map designer was Conarymor. I do not believe he ever joined the new forum and his activity was pretty hit and miss even when he was on the old forum. I think it would be pretty tough to try and track him down, so I'd have to say at this point the map would be considered abandoned and free for use making a mod from the original.
The old thread might have some good info in it as to the things he had done to get a "good" balance when it was still being worked on.
Sadly "Cold War" suffers the usual bad abit of TripleA that the first one that comes by making a scenario about a period time (aside from "World War 2"), no matter how good or bad it is, calls it with the common name of that period time, like just "Cold War", and anybody following has to call it some other ways, usually something like "Cold War Something", adding much to confusion, as the next ones sound like mods, or anyways you cannot refer to the period itself or the first map with clarity.
I really hate that TripleA has around maps called "The Great War" or "The Great Northern War", like if that is the one and the only map about the Great War or the Great Northern War. Since anyone can make maps about the Great War, I think nobody should be allowed to take the name of the scenario itself.
Getting over the rant, what you linked is not the main thread of "Cold War". It is, instead (as you can read in the title), the one for "Cold War: 1965"; a totally different game and map (beside only being broadly about the same time period).
To, be clear, this is "Cold War" (jpg 90% quality of the map shrunk to about 25%):
Instead, this is "Cold War: 1965" (jpg 90% quality of the map shrunk to about 25%):
I see that "Cold War: 1965" is not currently available in the repository (or at least I'm not seeing it). If so, that rates as a pretty big loss, actually, as it seemed at least the most interesting scenario about the "Cold War", and for sure the best looking one. Not sure why Veqryn didn't get it in, but seems like he was talking with the author about some updates, then the matter probably got forgotten. Too bad.
Not that "Cold War: 1965" is much better a name than "Cold War". How about if I want to make a map about the Cold War that starts in 1965 too? If I were to get it in the repository, I would change the name to "Cold War - Conarymor : 1965"
Or maybe TripleA would benefit from having a "author name" thing beside the title, so that you can have multiple games called "Cold War", that would be differentiated by the various author names.
Mostly off topic rants, I know, thank you very much for reading.