From: A Lion uses all its might to catch a Rabbit
In Focus Pacific, AV Langley can be converted to a CVE of 28 a/c, which in my opinion is at least 10 too many. When she was a carrier, she was more like AVG-1 Long Island.
To address the original issue, yeah, to code a "one off" like Langley which would significantly impact the game would not be worth the effort.
And to add a clarification no one has added yet, aircraft squadrons load as "troops".
You have to click the "Load Troops" button.
As already stated, in addition the TF must be docked and the squadrons must not be attached to a restricted HQ.
Also as stated Langley is an AV not an AKV and cannot transport aircraft that are not floatplanes.
All American AVs except Langley and Wright have no capacity to carry or operate planes. Langley and Wright have a capacities for 4 float planes.
Part of the confusion here might be that in real life , Langley WAS a AV , but still had part of her covered deck left intact, allowing her to carry land planes as deck cargo.
The problem is the games doesn't always reflect reality. I'm sure it would have been difficult to code in this exception.
Been a while since I played it, but IIRC you can convert her to a CVL in the Focus Pacific mod.
Alfred, I'm curious: what was the stated rationale for allowing conversions? I'm not trolling, I'm genuinely interested.
In my opinion (and I humbly submit that it is only an opinion), I would have thought that since the Cleveland class conversions to CVLs were not officially ordered until January 1942, they could have been coded into the game/database. What are your thoughts?
Any option provided in a player generated mod to convert her to a CVL would not fall within the devs stated rationale for allowing conversions in the official scenarios. Hence why AW1Steve mentioned special coding.
< Message edited by Admiral DadMan -- 2/26/2018 2:02:02 PM >