Yes you need to bring in all the relevant bitmap (bmp) and outline (bit) files from EF, without forgetting to look at the Specials subfolder for alternative bitmaps like desert or winter camo.
Then, you need to bring the relevant lines from EF platoon01.oob to WF platoon01.oob, ensuring that the unit numbers will be unique. After that, the weapon.pdt need to have the added units and their hard and soft attack values entered. These two files you will need to have encrypted by Matrix.
Finally, unittext.txt need to be updated to include the Unit descriptions that come up with the F2 key.
Hope this helps :)
Thanks for the info. I haven't started porting the 250 variants from EF to WF yet. I have looked for the outline (bit) files in EF but I am not sure which ones should be brought over to WF from EF. Any info would be appreciated. Right now, I have just completed the new French units for WF and sent them to Jason to be encrypted. Then I can resume work on my scenario conversions. I did have to rewrite the unittext file for these new units and found out that three units listed in that file are not represented by the game. Those units are the Panhard 178 (I used the German captured vehicle for it), the AMD 50 armored car, and the AMD 80 armored car. I guess these were omitted somewhere along the line but if I find them in my original TS WF, maybe I can port them over into JTCS, but not right now. I have way too many irons in the fire at this moment. Chris.
How I did it while bringing say US forces to EF from WF was to use Windows File Explorer to point out the correct files for me.
To do it for one unit only, say P01001 would go like this:
- Go to East Front folder with File Explorer.
- Type *01001* as a search mask to File Explorer top right corner
- What you see are the relevant P01001 files and their respective locations:
Op01001.bit (outline, in East Front root)
E-Up01001.bmp (early war camo bitmap, in Specials subfolder)
P01001.bmp (unit picture for Unit Info Box, in Pictures sub folder)
Up01001.bmp (standard camo bitmap, in East Front root)
S-Up01001.bmp (Winter camo bitmap, in Specials subfolder)
Now you can select them all from the File Explorer view created with the *01001* mask, and copy-paste them easily to another location.