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How to edit defaults for random maps? - 6/16/2011 3:00:40 AM   
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Is there any way to edit the default settings for random maps? For instance, to change the value of a unit, or to set all nations at war automatically? I know I can go in and edit this manually, but is there any way to have my settings as the default?

Update: by loading the generic file and editing it, I was able to change the costs of trucks and research -- but I still don't see how to change turns to one day and how can I change the start date? I've done that in settings, but something in the random generation overrides it and they are still month long turns.

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RE: How to edit defaults for random maps? - 6/16/2011 3:10:42 AM   
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It seems that I can just created it with an edited generic masterfile? Do I need my opponent to have the same file?

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RE: How to edit defaults for random maps? - 6/16/2011 3:29:07 AM   
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Ok I tried doing this but it crashed when I tried to make the random game, so could someone tell me how to do the following?

I want to do the following:
-1) change turns to one day per turn (clearly, considering the range of artillery, each hex is about 10km, and so one day per turn seems appropriate)
-2) I want to reduce the cost of a truck by 50%, and reduce its corresponding supply usage, fuel usage, and cargo capacity
-3) change the starting garrison units (its annoying to have SMG and rifles in the same unit, every game i waste time separating them)
-4) change research

I know how to do all of this in a scenario, but I can't get it to work in the random games without manually editing each game I play.

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RE: How to edit defaults for random maps? - 6/16/2011 3:58:51 AM   
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Update: by loading the generic file and editing it, I was able to change the costs of trucks and research -- but I still don't see how to change turns to one day and how can I change the start date? I've done that in settings, but something in the random generation overrides it and they are still month long turns.

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RE: How to edit defaults for random maps? - 6/16/2011 4:25:25 AM   
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ok, I guess I'm talking to myself here - but basically I'm now able to do most of what I want to do except to set the default date and research points for players in the random game. However, its not too hard to edit that after the map is created.

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RE: How to edit defaults for random maps? - 6/16/2011 9:45:18 AM   
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Adam,
I only dabble with the editor, but your posts prompted me to try and figure out how to do what you suggested.
You are now programming events:

To change the start date and the number of days each turn represents:
1. go into the editor
2. click the event button
3. the go to event "4) First round: set year and date". 
4. Click the line with the variable ExecDateMode (1,31)
5. Now go to the bottom of the screen to the EXECTYPE button, but don't click it.
6. Click on the second button after the wordExecDateMode. You will then go to another screen
7. Click the "real number" button and type 1. This will change ExceDateMode(1,1)
(ExecDateMode sets the length of a turn.  (1,1) makes the game one turn long. (the first integer designates whether time is kept as rounds or dates, the second is the length between dates).)

Then set ExecChangeDate (1,1,1,) to whatever you want the format is ExecChangeDate (Day, Month, Year). following the same steps.

(If you really want to explore events, click the EXECTYPE button, you will find both variables in the "Game" category, and they can be changed there as well.




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To give a regime PP
1. Click the EXECTYPE button for any variable. You may be taken to another screen, which is called  "SetExecType". 
2. Just go to the panel on the top right, which is called "Exec Categories",
3. Click on "Regime, People, Research", you will then see a variable called ExecGiveRegimePP (1,1). ( First number is regime number, second is PP given).

(I didn't look to see if is already in one of the events or whether you would have to code the event yourself.)


Best of luck...
[6/16/2011- afternoon: updated as per Adam's comments below]

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RE: How to edit defaults for random maps? - 6/16/2011 9:38:44 PM   
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quote:

To change the start date and the number of days each turn represents:
1. go into the editor
2. click the event button
3. the go to event "4) First round: set year and date". 
4. Click the line with the variable ExecDateMode (1,31)
5. Now go to the bottom of the screen to the EXECTYPE button, but don't click it.
6. Click on the second button after the wordExecDateMode. You will then go to another screen
7. Click the "real var" button and type 1. This will change ExceDateMode(1,1)
(ExecDateMode sets the length of a turn.  (1,1) makes the game one turn long. (the first integer designates whether time is kept as rounds or dates, the second is the length between dates).)

5. Then set ExecChangeDate (1,1,1,) to whatever you want the format is ExecChangeDate (Day, Month, Year). following the same steps.



Very helpful thanks, although in step 7 I think you meant "real number" button not "real var" as there is no such button.

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RE: How to edit defaults for random maps? - 6/16/2011 10:22:14 PM   
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Hi Adam,

I edited the above instructions. (And, deleted a bunch of other typos... a bad habit I have of drafting and redrafting combined with being tired. Thanks...)

It's not a good idea to change the generic.at2
My comments on this forum discussing random mods is one approach. However, recommends two other approaches that are far superior to my suggestion: Vic's discussion of setting up mods. See posts #12-15.

I'm not 100% sure since I've never done it, but I think that if you have created and saved a particular instantiation of a random game and send it to your opponents. I think it should function consistently across opponents since all the information is now stored in particular instantiation of the random game, which now has it's own *.at2 file.





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RE: How to edit defaults for random maps? - 6/18/2011 10:54:39 AM   
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From v2.06 (next beta patch) onwards there will be a button in the new random game setup that you can use to load a different masterfile for setting up your random game. This will thus add a 3rd way to create user modded or created random games.

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