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Sub-Unit Inspector question - 4/23/2014 5:32:04 PM   
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From what I can tell, it looks like the Sub-Unit Inspector only includes equipment that is present in the mission - is this correct? If so, it seems a little like a cheat. I find myself using it to get familiar with the red side equipment, but if it only contains stuff I'm likely to face, then it kinda removes a little of the fog of war. If this is the case, is there any chance of opening it up to include all equipment?
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RE: Sub-Unit Inspector question - 4/23/2014 6:28:48 PM   
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Yes, you are correct. The SUI reads the information stored in the scenario files and not the database files. We have plans to do a database viewer in the future (maybe for 2.1 time permitting). As for use as a cheat of the FOW for a scenario, I'll check with Rob on the adjustments being made in the 2.04 update. One fix for this issue may be the locking out of the enemy side in the SUI if allow browsing is off. I'll chat with him tonight and see what we are doing for that specific case.

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RE: Sub-Unit Inspector question - 4/23/2014 8:03:48 PM   
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I understand that may be a short-term fix, but long-term - without a database inspector - I think that may be too limiting. It's nice to be able to pull stats on adversaries, as I'm not fully versed in all the equipment out there. The issue now is that only pulling in the ones in the scenario make it too obvious what is out there and what to expect.

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RE: Sub-Unit Inspector question - 4/23/2014 8:53:43 PM   
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I wouldn't get too enamored with the fact that you can only pull up what equipment the other side has. That's a very small bit of information that can get you in trouble. The difference between a T-80B1, T-80BV and a T-80U is not small. It's very likely that you will meet units with more than one equipment type on the map. Where they are is a different story.

You would get a very nasty shock if you checked saw the T-80BV when in fact the tanks you are facing are T-80U's. I treat them all as if they are extremely dangerous. Which they generally are!

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RE: Sub-Unit Inspector question - 4/23/2014 9:09:15 PM   
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Very true. But if no T-80 showed up in the SUI, then I would know I has no chance of facing one.

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RE: Sub-Unit Inspector question - 4/23/2014 9:53:24 PM   
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The issue is a matter of coding and where we are pointing to see information. The SUI was build to handle what is in the current fight. We all agree that a full data viewer would be great. We have even talked about allowing a comparison function in the viewer too. It is on our wish list with many other things. Hopefully we can fold this into 2.1 if we have time/schedule to get it in. Sadly, only so many hours in a day we can work on this stuff.

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RE: Sub-Unit Inspector question - 4/23/2014 10:06:41 PM   
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I understand. This is just an observation/suggestion.

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