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Giant World Map for Fallout 2

If you're going to dream, dream big.

With that thought in mind, I made a new world map for Fallout 2. It's based on a satellite photo of the western United States (that I heavily reworked in Paint Shop Pro to add character and detail), and is the maximum size the game engine can handle (10 by 10 tiles). The full-size image would be 3500 by 3000 pixels, but since that's far too big to post here is a drastically resized overview (with an overlay showing the real-world areas encompassed by the new, bigger map):


Overview with real-world borders and locations

I'm pretty happy with the level of detail I was able to achieve while reworking the map. For example, here's an actual size (as it would look in the game) slice of the map from the area around New Reno:


Example: how the map would look in the game

The graphics work for the map is all done; I sliced it into 100 tiles, made an updated vanilla FO2 art\intrface.lst, and made all the .msk files. What I haven't done, however, is begin the arduous task of making a new worldmap.txt file both to integrate the new map into the game (existing town placements will need to be changed slightly) and provide sensible random encounter content for all the vast new swaths of wasteland on this map.

I don't have any place to host files, but a zip I made of the world map tiles + msk tiles weighs in at about 4 MB. If anyone is interested in using this map for their own project or hosting the file for download, just let me know.

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