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Change weapon type - 8/13/2018 5:34:11 PM   
hapshott

 

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Hello,

I wanted to change a scenario such that it uses older weapon systems. E.g. M1A1 to M60A3. I tried this in the scenario editor, but it seems that you have to make new platoon and remove the existing platoon.

This is very time consuming. Esp for the Opfor who has more units.

Is there a way to change only the weapon system instead of making a new platoon?

Regards,

Hapshott
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RE: Change weapon type - 8/13/2018 7:54:37 PM   
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Hapshott,

No and yes. In game there is no way other than making a new scenario basically with the units you want and it does take time if you are replacing formation by formation. Now on the developer side we do have an undocumented capability to change units and other values we use for our Origins builds in order to be able to make changes on the fly to scenarios. It's not user friendly and replacement of existing information for units works, but you can't add or subtract units from the exported scenario list without causing a game crash. This is not an external tool, but additional compiled code for the particular build. That makes it tougher to release without some form of update and possible editing switch to turn it on. We have a meeting planned for tonight and I can talk with the team and see what, if anything, might be done.

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RE: Change weapon type - 8/14/2018 1:27:43 PM   
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Hello CapnDarwin,

Many thanks for the fast reply and the willingness to look into it. I hope it can be done. It would make the changing of the scenario's more flexible.

Best regards,

Hapshott

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RE: Change weapon type - 8/14/2018 2:04:16 PM   
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No meeting last night but I will be talking with Rob Wednesday evening and we will discuss this item. It is one area we want to improve with Southern Storm for sure to make scenario variants easier to do.

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RE: Change weapon type - 9/8/2018 12:18:15 PM   
hapshott

 

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Hello,

I'm curious if there is any new info about exchanging the weapon types?

Best regards,

Hapshott

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RE: Change weapon type - 9/9/2018 2:20:04 PM   
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Hapshott,

Nothing yet. We have had no real meeting in the past few weeks due to illnesses and RL issue. I am trying to get a call this evening with ROb to go over the item and see what we can get together for an exe release with the ability added in.

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RE: Change weapon type - 9/10/2018 9:44:15 PM   
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Hello capnDarwin,

Many thanks for wanting to look into this. I can understand the delay. Esp. the illnesses part

Best regards,

Hapshott

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RE: Change weapon type - 9/17/2018 3:08:42 PM   
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Hapshott,

Have not forgot about you. Rob is out of the country for HOW18 and short vacation. When he get back next week I'll have a list of a few items for him to review and this issue will be one of them.

Thanks.

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RE: Change weapon type - 11/2/2018 10:08:42 PM   
hapshott

 

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Hello capnDarwin,

Any news on this topic?

Best regards,

Hapshott

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RE: Change weapon type - 11/2/2018 11:14:55 PM   
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Still in a holding pattern with work going on for Southern Storm right now. It is still on my radar and if we get into a position the step back and work on Red Storm we will be looking at adding in the functionality. Sorry the news is not better right now.

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RE: Change weapon type - 11/4/2018 1:11:09 PM   
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Hello capnDarwin,

Can understand that Southern Storm as priority. I hope that it is not too busy ;-)

I will definitively buy Southern Storm.

Best regards,

Hapshott

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RE: Change weapon type - 1/9/2019 8:03:38 PM   
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Hello CapnDarwin,

Any news on this topic?

Best regards,

Hapshott

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RE: Change weapon type - 1/10/2019 1:29:50 PM   
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Sorry to say not the greatest of news. With our current workload, the holidays and some family commitments we are just not able to split time on a Red Storm update. That said, I will chat with Rob and see if there are any other alternative solutions.

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