From: Uppsala, Sweden
3- I am not a fan of the putrid brownish red on the Soviet screens. Can a color pallet option be added so the player can change it to fit his likes and or mood?
I know, I want it all, but why not?
Somewhere along the line someone got it stuck in their heads that red-brown color was WW2 Soviet standard. This couldn't be farther from the truth. Probably more of a green-brown or maybe even dull green like the M43 issue uniform. There were some brownish uniforms but not as much red as this game portrays. I have to agree with you that the red-brown is just plain ugly.
I didn't like that either. In fact, not having to look at the red-brown borders and background had much to do with my chosing the Germans for the first PBEM round.
I did come around to a makeshift solution, however. I made a copy of the Dat/Art/Giu folder and moved that copy to a safe place just in case I, as usual, made a pigs breakfast of everything. Then I made a new folder to serve as temporary repository; let's call that Frank. Opening the original Gui, I copied most images concerning the German view to Frank. There I renamed them to the names found on the corresponding Soviet images in the Gui. This done, I moved the German images in the Frank folder, now with the Soviet names on them, back to the original Gui, thus overwriting the original Soviet ones (are you still with me?). This created a sort of double German view; that is, it didn't matter what side I was playing, the interface would still be an Axis one. I didn't do this with the graphics for the buttons and other small details, though, but it doesn't look as bad. That did the trick!
In the screenie below, you can see the result. This is while playing the Soviet side. See the German flag as a bonus.
< Message edited by Uxbridge -- 3/3/2012 11:42:36 PM >