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Question on campaigns - 10/15/2012 8:04:41 PM   
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I was wondering if there was any way to start one of the Dynamic Campaigns at a start point other than the very beginning? What I mean is is there any way to change a file so that a Barbarossa Northern Front Campaign starts in December 1943 instead of 1941? I know I can keep starting the campaign and then deleting the three files that are created with the campaign and then restarting it over and over again, but that is a long and tedious method of doing it.

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RE: Question on campaigns - 10/15/2012 9:58:21 PM   
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Yes, fairly simply in fact. Refrence the "Creating and Modifying a DCG" document, under "Where's the Battle? - Locations" section Page 5.

The first line of each "period" can be changed to begin any date you want. You can also change the % chance of that period happening at all.

Hope this makes sense.

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RE: Question on campaigns - 10/16/2012 12:31:02 AM   
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I think the easiest, after backing it up, of course, would be to open up the file Chardesc.txt, and change the beginning date, save, then start your DCG!!

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RE: Question on campaigns - 10/16/2012 2:40:15 AM   
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Thanks guys! I'll give it a try.

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RE: Question on campaigns - 10/16/2012 4:26:07 PM   
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Okay, here is the Chardesc.txt for the Central front:

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Operation Barbarossa - Central
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410622 450507
1
It is the 22nd of June, 1941, and the German Wehrmacht is launching its Blitzkrieg invasion of the Soviet Union. Army Group Center, commanded by Field Marshal Fedor von Bock and comprising 51 divisions including nine panzer divisions, attacks from East Prussia and German-occupied Poland. Its main objectives are the rapid destruction of the Soviet forces opposite it, the capture of Minsk, Smolensk and ultimately Moscow. Defending opposite Army Group Center is the Western Special Military District of 36 - including ten tank - divisions, under the command of Gen. D.G. Pavlov.

Where in this is the beginning date???

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RE: Question on campaigns - 10/16/2012 6:58:22 PM   
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410622 450507

41 is the starting year. 0622 is the month and day. June 22, 1941
45 is the ending year. 0507 is the month and day. May 7, 1945

At least that is what it looks like to me.

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RE: Question on campaigns - 10/16/2012 9:46:20 PM   
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Yes, that's correct, thanks!!

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RE: Question on campaigns - 10/17/2012 3:02:35 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Warhorse

Yes, that's correct, thanks!!


How would I know which date to pick? Would I just be able to change 410622 to something like 430925 and it would start from there?

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RE: Question on campaigns - 10/17/2012 4:01:19 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Deputy


quote:

ORIGINAL: Warhorse

Yes, that's correct, thanks!!


How would I know which date to pick? Would I just be able to change 410622 to something like 430925 and it would start from there?

Yes. That should do it.

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RE: Question on campaigns - 10/17/2012 5:48:04 PM   
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Thanks Sim. I'll give it a try.

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RE: Question on campaigns - 10/17/2012 6:25:22 PM   
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Just wanted to thank everyone who responded. It worked great!!!!

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RE: Question on campaigns - 10/17/2012 9:31:58 PM   
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Good deal, have fun!! There's lots of stuff you can do with saves and all as well.

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RE: Question on campaigns - 10/17/2012 9:51:57 PM   
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Glad we could help!

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