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The Poor Man's Mod Guide 4 - 6/3/2015 1:28:38 PM   
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For those who want more information on editing the data files and are tired of waiting on the 4th mod guide, I have released a "cheat sheet" of sorts I call "The Poor Man's Mod Guide 4". It is not a replacement to the 4th mod but is an collection of all that I have learned in editing my own data files. I hope it helps. You can download it in the document section on the OTS website. The link below should take you there.

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RE: The Poor Man's Mod Guide 4 - 6/3/2015 4:51:33 PM   
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RE: The Poor Man's Mod Guide 4 - 6/3/2015 8:21:07 PM   
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just on time .

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RE: The Poor Man's Mod Guide 4 - 6/4/2015 12:44:03 AM   
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It won't answer all your questions, but it should point you in the right direction. Some of Cap'n D formulas were too complicated for this doc and I really didn't have them. However, if you look at the values in the data files that came with the game, you should be able to fake a fairly descent value  At least that is what I have done.

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RE: The Poor Man's Mod Guide 4 - 6/4/2015 12:45:08 AM   
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Oh, if you have any questions let me know. I am sure there are a fair share of typos

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RE: The Poor Man's Mod Guide 4 - 6/6/2015 6:21:55 PM   
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Nice, where was this at when I was trying to learn how to build a database it would save my head from banging against the wall

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RE: The Poor Man's Mod Guide 4 - 6/16/2015 5:57:45 PM   
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Cbelva,

Yes... thanks.. it’s very useful. It is a great help not to have too work it all out myself.

All the best,
Kip.


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RE: The Poor Man's Mod Guide 4 - 7/26/2015 2:40:05 PM   
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cbelva, just spotted a typo

page 9

%d/—This adds an alphabetic designation to the front of a unit beginning with “A”.
%C/--This adds a numerical designation to the front of a unit beginning with “1”.

These are the other way around, %d/ gives numerical and %C/ gives alphabetic

TIP: Giving company formations a different designator to the platoons avoids naming issues e.g. coys designated alphabetical and platoons designated numerically

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RE: The Poor Man's Mod Guide 4 - 7/26/2015 2:48:04 PM   
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Tazak is correct. %d is an integer number, 1, 2, 3.... %C (capital) will give you capital letters. %c will do lower case letters. We'll get Charles to update it.

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RE: The Poor Man's Mod Guide 4 - 7/20/2016 9:51:42 PM   
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Nice work!

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RE: The Poor Man's Mod Guide 4 - 7/20/2016 11:19:12 PM   
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There is a new addition coming out with the next patch. It basically correct it's a mistake in the first edition. Keep your eye out for it.

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RE: The Poor Man's Mod Guide 4 - 7/9/2017 1:59:41 PM   
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Does this file still exist on some remote hard drive or was it extinguished when the great meteor hit the website?

Thought I would give my modding efforts another spin and realised that I deleted the file.

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RE: The Poor Man's Mod Guide 4 - 7/9/2017 8:31:09 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: CaptainMaxwell

Does this file still exist on some remote hard drive or was it extinguished when the great meteor hit the website?

Thought I would give my modding efforts another spin and realised that I deleted the file.


The document got promoted to "FPC Modding Guide 4 National Databases.pdf", and you'll find it in the documents folder of your Flashpoint Campaigns Red Storm game installation. (For example, S:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Flashpoint Campaigns Red Storm\Documents ).

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