From: WV USA
This mod changes how production is routed to HQs. It is built into ATG but turned off by default as it requires micromanagement of production and supply. Production will only arrive at a HQ in the town where it is produced. You cannot set a town to send its supply/PP/unit production to a distance HQ. Trains, trucks and cargo ships will become more important. Note that this rule only affects human players, it does not affect the AI. I've not played with "hardcore" production in effect so I can't speak to how good/fun a game it makes.
UPDATE: I've played about 15 turns with this mod. Personally, I don't care for it. Having to build an HQ in every city and factory is just too much work. Not fun for me. So just consider this Mod a gift to those who like micromanagement.
UPDATE (10/10/12): I've continued to play this hardcore Production/Supply mod. While I still don't care for all the HQs I must create, it definitely makes you work harder to defeat the AI. If you are already having difficulty doing that, then this mod isn't for you. I also learned that if you capture an enemy city and produce PPs with it, then you need an HQ in that city to receive that production. For some reason I was thinking it was a pool resource like raw and oil. It isn't.
Note: If you want to play the Hardcore Supply NATO versions, then you must have the NATO Counters Mod installed.
Right click on the below link of your choice and choose "Save As" (IE users) or "Save Link As" (other browsers). Save the file to your c:\Matrix Games\Advanced Tactics Gold\atgoldscenarios folder.
Standard Unit Counter Hardcore Mod
Standard Unit Counter Hardcore Mod (AltGfx Map)
Standard Unit Counter Hardcore Mod (Officers)
NATO Unit Counter Hardcore Mod
NATO Unit Counter Hardcore Mod (AltGrx Map)
NATO Unit Counter Hardcore Mod (Officers)
TO USE: There are no menus or buttons to launch these. To use, open the "Make Random Game..." screen, click on the button just beneath "Deserted Lands" and then select the file to base your random game on.
v2.11 Standard Unit Counter Hardcore Mod
Right click on the above link of your choice and choose "Save As" (IE users) or "Save Link As" (other browsers). Save the file to your c:\Matrix Games\Advanced Tactics Gold\atgoldscenarios folder.
TO USE: On the "Make Random Scenario Gold" screen, click on the button just beneath "Deserted Lands" and then select the file to make your random game.
NATO Unit Counter Hardcore Mod
Note: This is not the full NATO Counters Mod. You would need to install it to get the Main Screen buttons for creating standard NATO Counters random games.
Using the above method, save this file to a location of your choice and then use the "Install Zip/File" to install the atgNatoHardCore211.atzip file
If you already have the NATO Counters Mod installed, you simply copy the below file to the atgoldscenarios folder.
v2.11 Nato Unit Counter Hardcore Mod
There is no button or menu to select the file to create your game. You use the "TO USE" procedure above to make use of it.
For you editor users, it is rulevar(312) that controls this: 0 = off, 1 = on
< Message edited by Webizen -- 12/13/2012 4:40:05 PM >