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Formation highlight - 11/18/2017 8:38:12 PM   
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I've been struggling to spot the vanilla formation highlight, so I've created a red one. This works in Zoom levels 3 and 4, but not in maximum Zoom-In, as I never use that.

FIRST BACKUP THE ORIGINAL FILE, then unzip to your graphics folder (e.g. in my install it's C:\Matrix Games\The Operational Art of War IV\graphics).

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RE: Formation highlight - 11/18/2017 8:40:04 PM   
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Here's a preview




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RE: Formation highlight - 11/19/2017 8:06:47 AM   
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Have now added the Max zoom version and also changed the selected unit higlight to a brighter colour than vanilla.




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RE: Formation highlight - 11/19/2017 8:09:33 AM   
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Deleted - one file was missing I believe. See posts below.

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RE: Formation highlight - 11/19/2017 8:22:21 AM   
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Hey Redmarkus,
Just an FYI there's a graphics override folder in the my documents TOAW4 folder you can drop this stuff into, no overwriting is needed.

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RE: Formation highlight - 11/19/2017 11:48:24 AM   
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Nice mod, I will use it

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RE: Formation highlight - 11/19/2017 2:13:36 PM   
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I think I forgot to include one of the files in the Zip

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RE: Formation highlight - 11/19/2017 2:15:23 PM   
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Hey Bud,

Good to see you here - but not a surprise as this has always been the gold standard in wargames!

I'd forgotten all about that folder. I just like doing things the hard way!!!

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RE: Formation highlight - 11/19/2017 2:17:31 PM   
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I also find the default frontline markers a bit tricky to spot, depending on the background map being used. I've modded these to make them stand out a bit more...

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RE: Formation highlight - 11/19/2017 2:21:19 PM   
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My alt borders




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RE: Formation highlight - 11/19/2017 2:45:07 PM   
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These are so much better, and so much easier to see! Thanks, j

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RE: Formation highlight - 11/19/2017 3:53:35 PM   
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These are so much better, and so much easier to see! Thanks, j




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RE: Formation highlight - 11/19/2017 4:17:55 PM   
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Great work dear redmarkus4! As always!

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RE: Formation highlight - 11/19/2017 9:40:40 PM   
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I'm using my modded dashed red frontline borders BMP from TOAWIII. BMP terrain/map graphics (EXCEPT unit counters) in the Graphics Override folder do work... note that the zoomed out map will look very messy though

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RE: Formation highlight - 11/20/2017 3:40:17 PM   
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Awesome just what I: was needing

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RE: Formation highlight - 11/21/2017 12:22:07 AM   
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Aha, redmarkus4, this is great! A definite improvement, and one I sought to make on my own as well!
For some variety in the color options, I've got white(ish) and slightly-pale green options.

White:


Green:


Get the white rings here: https://www.systemshift.net/files/Alt (white) formation rings.zip
Aaand the green rings here: https://www.systemshift.net/files/Alt (green) formation rings.zip

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RE: Formation highlight - 11/21/2017 4:46:09 AM   
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White, definitely white. I'm sold.

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RE: Formation highlight - 11/22/2017 3:18:24 PM   
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Some good stuff here - I also like the white ones. My slight red-green color blindness makes the green ones hard to tell the difference between selected and formation.

I like the brighter borders too, nice job!

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RE: Formation highlight - 11/22/2017 5:43:02 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: aperfecturkel

Aha, redmarkus4, this is great! A definite improvement, and one I sought to make on my own as well!
For some variety in the color options, I've got white(ish) and slightly-pale green options.

White:


Green:


Get the white rings here: https://www.systemshift.net/files/Alt (white) formation rings.zip
Aaand the green rings here: https://www.systemshift.net/files/Alt (green) formation rings.zip


Very nice! It would be great if we had a set of switches in the game options that let us alternate between options like this; white highlights on a green map, red ones on a winter map, etc.

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RE: Formation highlight - 11/22/2017 5:43:53 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Shadrach

Some good stuff here - I also like the white ones. My slight red-green color blindness makes the green ones hard to tell the difference between selected and formation.

I like the brighter borders too, nice job!


Nooo... My red ones are definitely better lol :)

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RE: Formation highlight - 12/6/2017 10:35:41 AM   
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I really don't prefer the red. Hard for color blind and also similar to a blown bridge in red. Can someone please post up the white?

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RE: Formation highlight - 12/6/2017 1:40:26 PM   
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Get the white rings here: https://www.systemshift.net/files/Alt (white) formation rings.zip


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RE: Formation highlight - 12/6/2017 1:42:50 PM   
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Get the white rings here: https://www.systemshift.net/files/Alt (white) formation rings.zip




Hi larry, I tried but that url gives a 404 (page not found).

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RE: Formation highlight - 12/6/2017 1:52:17 PM   
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I've attached the file to this post. Just unzip it and drop it in your graphics override folder.

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RE: Formation highlight - 12/6/2017 2:15:32 PM   
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Get the white rings here: https://www.systemshift.net/files/Alt (white) formation rings.zip



Thanks Larry! The link just had to be wrapped in a [link] block, because of the spaces I dumbly included in the file name.

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RE: Formation highlight - 12/6/2017 8:37:19 PM   
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ORIGINAL: redmarkus4

Nooo... My red ones are definitely better lol :)


I think your colours are better, especially for the map mods I like to use, but I have reversed the colours with red being the selected unit.








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RE: Formation highlight - 12/7/2017 11:53:43 PM   
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can you use jsgme with these?

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RE: Formation highlight - 12/10/2017 4:40:23 PM   
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how do you use the graphics override folder?

do put the files in each of the folders?

thanks in advance

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RE: Formation highlight - 12/10/2017 4:46:13 PM   
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ORIGINAL: bde4soldier223

how do you use the graphics override folder?

do put the files in each of the folders?

thanks in advance


If you put the mod files in the graphics override folder, they would be used in every scenario. If you want to use the mod in a specific scenario, you put them in the correspondent sub-folder.

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RE: Formation highlight - 1/7/2018 1:32:40 PM   
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Great mod !! Thanks !

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