I recently loaded SMAC back on my system. I decided that, at least hypothetically, since I used to play this on a cyrix 166 with a 1mb video card I ought to be able to make a ginormous map with my dual-core processor and 3.5GB ram. I could type in any number I wanted for the size, it would give me the warning, but it would load me right up...to a 256x256 map. I've looked all over the net and finally came across this site, and more importantly this thread.
Hope blossomed, then wilted and died. It doesn't seem to matter how I edit it, all the good advice that was given there - and clearly worked for some - was a no go for me. In fact, this
Any help would be appreciated.
The thread that you posted describes how to create "ginormous" maps. However, more work was needed to discover how to play on them. See this thread for more information. The short answer is that maps larger than a certain size won't load, no matter what your PC specs are. However, if you create a scenario, you can play with such maps. I have a save file with a 1024x2048 map. It's interesting that once you start the scenario and save it, you can then load the save file with no problem.
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