From: Winnipeg, MB
Hi, new player here. What do these scenario updates have to do with Da Big Babes scenarios?
A lot of map mods I downloaded mention something like "Da Big Babes scenarios", are they the ones in this thread? When I use a map mod, for example Yamato Damashii, should I use the stock version or the extended version?
DBB is a mod that has it's own website for downloading the files. One of its pages offers the maps in four versions - Stock or Extended combined with No Stacking (original) and Stacking Limits (modded) versions.
It does not include the artwork like Yamato Daishi that I am aware of, but if you search that phrase on the forum you should find a link to the map art files.
Keep in mind that the map artworks is just there to please your eyes. The computer program only looks at the code that defines what is in each hex. You can see some of that when you use the "r" key to show the road structure that the computer works with, or the "y" key for railroads. The F6 key will show the hex side physical structure - whether it is passable by land or sea or both or neither. The 1 key shows terrain and IIRC the 4 key shows country code.
Other stuff like the size of the base and industry there is defined in the Database, not in the map code.
You will see some stuff on threads here about updated AI files for the base game. I don't know if the DBB mod will work with the updated AI files. Most mods only affect the Database (as I understand it) and changes to the AI (that does the calculations based on database figures) should not affect the ability of the mod to run - but I am not a programmer and can't say for sure that there are no conflicts.
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