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Jykke
07-12-2009, 09:17 AM
Here is my first tutorial on these forums. I was asked to do a GeoControl 2 tutorial after completing the Desert River map where the program was used to generate the height map of the terrain.

I hope someone will find it useful and not too hard to follow.

http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=14753&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1247313398

Steel General
07-12-2009, 09:33 AM
I think you maybe forgot to post something?

Jykke
07-12-2009, 09:40 AM
The damn site won't work without a proxy at this time, so it does cause some minor problems :D ( I'm not the only one with the problem )

Steel General
07-12-2009, 09:44 AM
OK, I've downloaded your .PDF and then re-uploaded it to your first post.

Jykke
07-12-2009, 09:45 AM
Ok, thanks.. I don't know what's the problem with the site. Probably my isp has messed up it's dns server or something. Every other site I use work, except this one.

Steel General
07-12-2009, 09:46 AM
No problem, you may want to edit your post to take out the direct link.

Gandwarf
07-12-2009, 09:52 AM
It's not only you Jykke, I had trouble connecting to this website yesterday as well. All other sites worked and through a proxy this site was reachable as well.

Redrobes
07-12-2009, 10:05 AM
Yeah I had it too. I traced it to DNS as well. I think it was OpenDNS being the culprit but it could have been higher up the chain. Most of the proxies I tried (and I tried lots) were using OpenDNS and eventually giving the page not found OpenDNS page instead. It seemed to be specific to this site. The Campaign Builders group and others were all fine.

Alfar
07-12-2009, 03:21 PM
I ended up just adding the urls to my hosts file, that solved it for me.

Add the lines

68.178.211.90 cartographersguild.com
68.178.211.90 www.cartographersguild.com
68.178.211.90 forum.cartographersguild.com

to the end of c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

That works without proxies.

Jykke
07-12-2009, 04:10 PM
Great, works like a charm. :) I hope my tutorial works as well also!

Patrakis
07-13-2009, 12:00 AM
I'ma a fan of Geocontrol since i discovered it last year. I haven't bought it yet because i couldn't invest the time to learn it right now. But i definetly plan to buy it in the near futur. The things this program does is amazing. And the way the programer is thinking in 3d is also phenomenal.

As for your tutorial... very inlightening, Deserving of a rep.

Pat

Jykke
07-13-2009, 07:31 AM
Thanks for the feedback Patrakis. It's quite easy to learn GeoControl basics, but mastering the application is proving to be difficult. Sometimes I find myself finetuning a map for a whole day and still don't get just the result I was looking for :) But generally speaking, it's a very good application!

ironmetal250
07-13-2009, 04:41 PM
Very nice tutorial, wish I could afford the program

Jykke
07-14-2009, 10:36 AM
You can try out the demo. It's works almost as well as the full version!

Jykke
07-14-2009, 01:08 PM
Btw. As this is my first tutorial, it would be nice to get some feedback in numerical form. So if you happen to read the tutorial / give it a try, please take 5-10 seconds and select rate thread from the upper right corner, just under the "page x of x" text. Thanks for the input in advance!

Ascension
07-14-2009, 10:03 PM
I downloaded the demo but haven't gotten a chance to load it or try the tut (it's All Star game in my city and I was at the Home Run Derby) and I'd like to watch the game tonight if my editor will let me.