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An amateur Question about modding - 8/20/2011 12:53:05 PM   
CarolusRex


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Hi, just started to have a look at possibilities to change the LSA game. Has found the Workbook and tries to get a grip about it.

Can someone give me a hint on how I for example can add a Tiger to KG Harder? (just as an example)

What file do I open? What row and column do I change? (I guess it can be several alternative columns as there is 15 slots?)

Is there a doc somewhere on the www that make includes a modding tutorial?

Thankful for any help

Rgds

Carolus

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RE: An amateur Question about modding - 8/20/2011 8:01:27 PM   
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hello Carolus.

The file you want to focus on is called fpools.txt

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RE: An amateur Question about modding - 8/21/2011 3:15:16 PM   
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To add a Tiger to KG Harder:

1. Make a backup of the \Close Combat Last Stand Arnhem\DATA\BASE folder. Use these backup copies of the \DATA\BASE files to replace any edited \DATA\BASE files that, as a novice modder, youll inevitably FUBAR.

2. Open \Close Combat Last Stand Arnhem\DATA\BASE\FPools.txt

3. Scroll to the data for KG Harder's force pool (row 342)

4. Change the -1 value (team class# = None) in column Q to 55 (team class# = Pz VIE Tiger) per the team class #s found in AxsTeams.txt column D.

5. Change the 0 quantity value in column R to 3. Quantity values are modified by the 5 difficulty multipliers (Recruit->Elite - 0.198;0.264;0.335;0.396;0.462) found at the beginning of FPools.txt. A quantity value of 3 ensures that at least one of that team type will be available regardless of the selected difficulty level. If the quantity is 1 that team type will only be available at Recruit difficulty.

6. Save the edited FPools.txt file




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RE: An amateur Question about modding - 8/21/2011 7:21:13 PM   
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OK, thx.

I tried my way with the BGroup file?

What is the use of that file?

Is there any docs on the www that describes the realtion and use of the various files, save the workbook that is ggod but doesnt really expalin enough for a beginner?

Rgds

Carolus

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RE: An amateur Question about modding - 8/21/2011 8:13:00 PM   
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The primary purpose of the BGroups file is to define the default team types (not classes) that will be automatically selected to populate the BG's 15 team active roster. Team type values are defined in column F of the ALsTeams and AxsTeams files. The workbook header explains what particular team types those values represent.

No general CC modding guide that Im aware of. The basics are:
Weapons.txt class numbers (aka index numbers) in column B are used to specify what weapon(s) a Soldier has (Soldiers.txt columns H, I & J). Soldiers.txt class numbers in column A are used to specify which kinds of soldiers populate which kinds of teams (Teams.txt columns M - V). Vehicles.txt class numbers in column D are used to specify if a team has a vehicle (teams.txt column AH). Team class numbers (AlsTeams.txt & AxsTeams.txt column D) specify what kinds of teams are in a BG's force pool and what kinds of teams BG's will receive as reinforcements (FPools.txt & StaticBGs.txt).

Other than that, let the workbook be your guide and dont be afraid of the scientific method (trial and error). Most of the questions you'll encounter can be answered quickly and easily by plugging in different values, then testing for effect in-game.

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RE: An amateur Question about modding - 8/23/2011 12:54:12 AM   
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Thanks. I have another amateur question. Which file do we edit to make the Tiger more "affordable." I can't seem to find a "cost" line in any of the BASE folder files.

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RE: An amateur Question about modding - 8/23/2011 6:30:46 AM   
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The unit 'cost' seen on the Battlegroup screen prior to battle is automatically calculated by the game based on various factors such as number of soldiers, weapons, ammo, amount of armor etc. For example - reducing the PzVIE 88mm ammo load from 36 rounds AP & 48 rounds HE to 24 & 32 also reduces the cost of the PzVIE from 146 to 137.

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RE: An amateur Question about modding - 8/24/2011 12:20:28 AM   
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I suspected that. After buffing up a mortar squad a while back in another CC game, I saw how expensive it got. However, I do believe it was not always this way and was changed in a patch for obvious reasons. But it does hurt the "cheater" in me. Shameful I know, but I used to like putting bigger guns on the Stuarts, etc.

Thanks for the response.

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RE: An amateur Question about modding - 8/24/2011 9:51:32 PM   
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Always been that way   :)

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RE: An amateur Question about modding - 8/24/2011 11:44:42 PM   
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Good to know. Of course, I could always make a certain tank gun more effective in the Weapons file. I'm sure that wouldn't raise the price on my experimental tank, would it?

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