Philippeatbay -> Flags of our Fathers -- German leaders, units, and equipment (9/2/2017 1:39:14 AM)
Flags of our Fathers -- German leaders, units, and equipment
The fourth iteration of this mod has been uploaded to my box account and is ready for download.
It will show up as version 3.1
This mod mimics the game's original design concept but uses historical symbols.
It will overwrite all of the German portions of the Data/Art/photo.
The mod can be downloaded here:
The mod changes the game-convention German flag to a more historically accurate one on the units and equipment.
It attempts to mimic the design of the vanilla game so that everything remains in the same style.
I was forced to use solid color side banners (as opposed to partially transparent ones) to cover over the three-colored red, white, and black stripe from the original game. Although there is probably enough historical precedent for the banner, its shade of red had to be adjusted so as not to clash with the brownish photographs. The first time I made this mod I actually used the historical colors, only to discover to my chagrin that bright red looked awful against the sepia tones of the photographs. I'm hoping I won't have to make this mod a third time.
The mod now changes the flag banner on the leader portrait as well. It uses the Reichskriegflag or warflag for leaders from the Wehrmacht-Heer, a blue banner derived from the penant flown on officers' cars for the Luftwaffe, and the SS runes for the SS. The red of the Reichskriegflag has been modified in the same way as on the Parteiflag.
Here are some screenshots from the inside of my computer that show what this mod actually does:
Units and equipment (including airplanes) before modding:
Units and equipment (including airplanes) after modding:
Leaders before modding:
Leaders after modding:
Copy and paste the new Dat folder inside your Gary Grigsby War in the West folder. (It overwrites the German part of your Art/photo folder).
Make sure you keep choosing 'yes' whenever your system asks you whether you want to overwrite something.
Back up your originals.