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Kruger National Golf Links

Postby LinksLegend » March 5th, 2013, 4:07 pm

Safari-time.

I've been wanting to create a new custom library for a while and, combined with the idea of building a course in South Africa, I'm hoping to bring a feeling of the Kruger National Park to PGA - complete with Giraffes, elephants, safari jeeps and all... :)

Below is a work in progress testing out the library:

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Re: Kruger National Golf Links

Postby bryce » March 5th, 2013, 4:29 pm

Looking good Duncan! Are there skulls on the tee markers?
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Re: Kruger National Golf Links

Postby ADC » March 5th, 2013, 5:11 pm

Bryce! That is one of the best screenshots I have ever seen. A great hole I can't wait to play. One question. Is that the ocean backdrop or just texture?
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Re: Kruger National Golf Links

Postby J.J. » March 5th, 2013, 5:30 pm

I've just seriously dusted off the Architect for the first time in years. After seeing that screenshot I reckon it's going back in its box, I'm that far behind such wonderful looking creations :bg:
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Re: Kruger National Golf Links

Postby LinksLegend » March 6th, 2013, 2:20 am

Alex - I think you are getting Doron and Duncan mixed up lol :) The good news is we both just released redux versions of original stock courses - Jocassee and Abernathy ;) The tee markers are based on a traditional African ceremonial mask - the star surround lent itself to colouring for the different tees. The background is the pano and its based on images of the vast plains of the Serengeti - so although the course is supposed to be based in the Kruger National park I've used a it of artistic license here... ;)

JJ - very kind of you to say mate, but keep on dusting my friend, Mayfield Manor is still one of my fave's and can't wait to see what you come up with next.

As to the library - it is based on the Yavapai textures. I liked the hue of the greens/browns in the original textures, but they were quite pixelated so I increased the detail on all of them so they looked better close up - esp on tees/greens etc.

The custom objects has been the fun part :) I've included all the usuals you would expect - the big 5, safari lodges, jeeps, wandering impala, and the odd croc and hippo in the water - it's been fun!

I don't want the end product to be too overt and stuffed with wildlife, so will place the majority in subtle areas away from the holes, but there are some animals who can and do encroach on play on a lot of the South African courses so they'll certainly be in there
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Re: Kruger National Golf Links

Postby stillgolfing » March 6th, 2013, 12:58 pm

Course looks great.
Can hardly wait.
Giraffes and jeeps and elephants?
Hope I don't poop in my pants.
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Re: Kruger National Golf Links

Postby LinksLegend » March 17th, 2013, 8:14 am

ok so rebuilt the hole on the actual course routing post-library test - it's the 11th:

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Re: Kruger National Golf Links

Postby ADC » March 17th, 2013, 11:13 am

LinksLegend, looks good. Both do. How long is the hole?
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Re: Kruger National Golf Links

Postby LinksLegend » March 17th, 2013, 11:35 am

The first test hole is now gone as that was just to test the library. The latest version (11th and effectively a copy of first) will actually feature on the course, and is short at approx 155yds from the tips.

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Re: Kruger National Golf Links

Postby ADC » March 17th, 2013, 11:42 am

It's a nice looking Eden-hole, like the 11th at St. Andrews. I appreciated the strategy of the first version, but I thought it was supposed to be very long. Maybe that's just me.
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