I am sorry if this is illegal, as it stands I do not plan to make profit from this project, I’m just doing this as a hobby and for Educational Purposes.
I was in the early stages of replicating some areas around RuneScape before my hard disk failed and I lost everything on my computer about half a year ago and just ditched the project all together until recently had a idea on how I could get a scale model of Gielinor imported into the Unreal Engine.
When I was working on my old project I discovered early on that the RuneScape world map provided by Jagex is actually a 1:1 scale of the in-game world, as it is with the current map 3 pixels is one in-game tile which helped me reconstruct buildings and objects in their right locations.
While thinking out this the other day I realised I could probably get a pretty decent height map from the world map by cropping/replacing the land and water with a black/white colour, and it worked
The result is a near perfect scale map of Gielinor, excluding my very shocking touch up job in MS Paint
Sorry about .jpg and also it may be hard to make out the distant portions of the area because it is a 5x5km map
Just a test level I’m using to prototype, 1:10 scale, just added some random noise for effect, but you can sort of see how it will look in the end
Within the next few days I plan on converting an old Landscape Material to mimic the current texturing scheme of RuneScape and possibly block out a few areas to help with perceiving scale (1 RS Tile = 3 pixles on the world map & 100 Unreal Engine Units), I’ll also Split then convert to a tiled landscape
Not to sure how far I’ll go with this, really want to get some sort of minimal viable product going, a skill or two since unreal engine is pretty flexible, but I really just want to focus on recreating Gielinor to scale, but depending on time I might just make map similar to the one found in the RuneCrafting Guild
When I was first learning level design I built half of Varrocks buildings to scale but lost all of my content do to corrupted Hard Disk :\