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NATO Counters (Solitaire/Multiplayer) - 4/21/2011 1:15:00 AM   
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NATO Counters - Solitaire/Multiplayer (last updated February 21, 2014)

If you like to use NATO military counters in your ATG random games (solitaire and/or multiplayer) but some of your multiplayer opponents do not, this mod is for you. The best thing about the Solitaire/Multiplayer mod is that it does not require an update with each new ATG patch (unless the patch resets the regular counters). If you decide you want to use the standard unit counters again, there is also a mod to put them back. You can easily switch between them in a matter of seconds.

See this post for a new default main screen: new main screen. Regardless of whether you use NATO counters, this new default screen is a nice replacement for the original and incorporates a button to launch Lancer's Enhanced Mod Suite.

NOTE: my NATO mods have no affect on any other mod that uses its own set of custom unit counters (for example Ormand's Graphics Mod and Bombur's mods).

Install File Method (any ATG version) (use install/zip file button):

Turn regular counters into NATO counters (right click download link):
regTOnato (minor refresh 8/24/13) (overwrites your regular unit counters)
regTOnatoUZ (w/unit size designations <-- screenshot) (minor refresh 2/21/14) (overwrites your regular unit counters)

Turn NATO counters back into regular counters (right click download link)
natoTOreg (puts the regular unit counters back)

The above NATO mods have no affect on other players other than if you share screenshots, they will show NATO counters. Use the ATG "install zip/file" button to install. I'd recommend you keep all three files available for use.

Note 1: If you have customized regular counters, then you should back them up first before changing them.

Note 2: Even with this mod, to have large NATO counters in "Zoomed In" mode as depicted below requires a change to the generic.at2/generic2.at2/anewdawn.at2/anewdawn2.at2 files. If you are comfortable with the editor it is Setng->RuleVars->Engine Graphics->871 -> change value to 0 and save. This will give you large and standard size NATO counters. (instructions)

Note 3: When you install a new ATG update from Matrix Games, it will very likely reset the regular counters. If so you'll need to reinstall the NATO Mod. You will also likely need to reset RuleVar 871 to 0 again in the all the random game at2 files.




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RE: My NATO Counters for ATG - 4/21/2011 2:21:25 AM   
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No download available?

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RE: My NATO Counters for ATG - 4/21/2011 3:00:50 AM   
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It is not Friday or Saturday yet.

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I hope by this Friday or Saturday to edit this post with a link to my NATO counters.


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No download available?



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RE: My NATO Counters for ATG - 4/21/2011 5:23:34 AM   
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nice job....

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RE: My NATO Counters for ATG - 4/21/2011 1:17:22 PM   
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Them is some sweet counters Bro!!!

Nice work!

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RE: My NATO Counters for ATG - 4/23/2011 5:47:33 AM   
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I love the look and want these counters.

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RE: My NATO Counters for ATG - 4/23/2011 1:41:41 PM   
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Nice!

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RE: My NATO Counters for ATG - 4/23/2011 2:29:48 PM   
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RE: My NATO Counters for ATG - 4/23/2011 5:55:18 PM   
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RE: My NATO Counters for ATG - 4/23/2011 7:39:57 PM   
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RE: My NATO Counters for ATG - 4/23/2011 8:25:32 PM   
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Thank you very much for the effort.

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RE: My NATO Counters for ATG - 4/23/2011 9:29:58 PM   
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As I mentioned in my edited post at the top, I'm working on a method that will not involve copying over existing files and will give the gamer the option at game start up to choose standard game play or game play with NATO counters. This will result in a zip file that you can use the "Install File/Zip" button to install. No manual intervention required. Not sure when I'll have it ready.




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RE: My NATO Counters for ATG - 4/25/2011 5:18:32 PM   
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Hi - I installed the mod. It works fine for a random scenario - however when I try to load the "\Advanced Tactics Gold\atgoldscenarios\NEW_WAW_PUBLIC_BETA" East Front 1941 scenario it still uses the old non-nato counters (really why the heck did Vic not build in a NATO counter option? It's amazing he didn't).

Any idea how to change counters for this scenario?

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RE: My NATO Counters for ATG - 4/25/2011 5:57:33 PM   
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Custom scenarios can and often do include their own unit counter sets, and even if that counter set is the default one it must be pulling it from another location (likely within the systemgraphics folder). If so, probably with some additional overwriting in another folder or two, it might be accomplished. I'll look into it.

On another note, I'll probably published my auto install NATO counters mod later today in the Mod and Scenarios forum. This mod does not involve overwriting existing files and will give you the option at game startup to use the default counters or the NATO counters.


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RE: NATO Counters (Manual Process) - 5/7/2011 12:57:20 PM   
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[screenshot replaced by new one... see top post.]

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RE: NATO Counters (Manual Process) - 5/12/2011 12:46:12 AM   
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RE: NATO Counters (Manual Process) - 5/12/2011 9:04:06 AM   
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The link is broken:

http://www.rtworks.org/GameStuff/atnatocounters203.zip

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RE: NATO Counters (Manual Process) - 5/12/2011 10:37:19 AM   
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RE: NATO Counters (Manual Process) - 5/12/2011 11:57:53 AM   
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Now it's OK, thanks

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RE: NATO Counters (Manual Process) - 5/12/2011 2:33:32 PM   
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View of standard size counters...




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RE: NATO Counters (Manual Process) - 5/20/2011 12:31:16 AM   
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RE: NATO Counters (Manual Process) - 5/20/2011 7:42:13 AM   
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Added a v2.04 version for the latest patch. See top post for link.


Got a "file not found" error.


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RE: NATO Counters (Manual Process) - 5/20/2011 12:13:54 PM   
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Alan, fixed the link. Thanks for reporting. I should have tested it before turning off my machine.

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Got a "file not found" error.


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RE: NATO Counters (Manual Process) - 5/27/2011 2:37:51 PM   
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Hi Webizen. how to using NATO counters for custom scenarios (i.e. NEW_WAW_PUBLIC_BETA" East Front 1941), its possible now?

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RE: NATO Counters (Manual Process) - 5/27/2011 3:32:31 PM   
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Edit: My NATO counters will not work as replacements for this custom scenario as there are nation specific counters for each regime. Someone put in a lot of work doing that.

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Hi Webizen. how to using NATO counters for custom scenarios (i.e. NEW_WAW_PUBLIC_BETA" East Front 1941), its possible now?



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RE: NATO Counters (Manual Process) - 6/21/2011 7:31:16 PM   
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RE: NATO Counters (Manual Process) - 6/21/2011 8:00:41 PM   
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I'm just too dumb to get the NATO counters. Don't want to corrupt org files but would like to try the counters.

Any NATO counters for Dummies?

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RE: NATO Counters (Manual Process) - 6/21/2011 8:06:24 PM   
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Use the auto install NATO Counters Mod. It does not overwrite any original files.

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I'm just too dump to get the NATO counters. Don't want to corrupt org files but would like to try the counters.

Any NATO counters for Dummies?

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RE: NATO Counters (Manual Process) - 1/23/2013 3:22:06 AM   
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I've added two install files for quickly switching between regular and NATO counters if this is something you choose to do.

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RE: NATO Counters (Manual Process) - 2/10/2013 9:24:42 PM   
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Updated to add another download containing NATO counters with unit size designations. See top post for download.




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