You do realise the texture map is misaligned to the heightmap by the size of a gantry a least, and that it shows a lot, right?
It doesn't look right to see the blue of water ponds painted over a near vertical cliff. It doesn't look right to have mountaineous texture on flat land. It doesn't look right to have hill completly green, and next to it hilly textures completly flat.
What you can do is: cut of few lines of the heightmap, and add them back to the other side of the heightmap, so the heightmap image is shifted while keeping its dimension.
With a single glance at the minimap I can see the nort-south was inverted on the heightmap. How comes you don't see it?
I see no metal spots. I assume you've turned GD2 into a metal map. I think the changes in gameplay it implies are rather majors.
I undersand that you want to turn all your favorite TA maps into Spring map. But I wish you'd realise it's not just a matter of exporting texture map and heightmap and directly feeding them to mapconv. You've got:
- Check that the heightmap isn't inverted with the texture map. At least for the first time. Later you'll learn about the -i switch.
- Check that the heightmap isn't shifted with the texture map. You've got to recenter it until it fits as closely as possible.
- Re-add metal spots. Yes, it takes a bit more times, but it is possible to get metal spot that show in normal view and that give as much metal as in the orignal map, as proven by mufdvr222 2nd edition of Lava Highground
- Change the .smd values to get correct wind, fitting sky (not a issue here), accurate gravity, correct start position, etc... You can see them in the "map properties" of Annihilator, or by looking with notepad at the .ota of the OTA map.
And those aren't the step to get a perfect gorgeous map, just the step to avoid complete rubbishness. Ultimately, to get a really good-looking port, you'll realise that you may have to redo it entirely. I understand that you don't have the skill or the time to do that, and that you don't want to spend more than 5 minutes before being able to claim that you made a spring map, but then you could at least fix the heighmap alignement. It would really make the map a lot better, and isn't difficult at all to do.
Spring is a magnificient engine, capable of running gorgeous maps, but by releasing two-minutes conversion, you're deserving it.
I tried to refrain me from flaming, but ARG!!! you'd deserve it for realeasing a map with such a blatantly wrong heightmap.