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Minor Graphics changes - 12/7/2017 7:04:18 PM   
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They used to be Red, now they are some sort of Milk. The file in Post #2 will make them as seen below.




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RE: Theater Option - Green Button - 12/7/2017 7:04:56 PM   
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Unzip this file into your Graphics Override folder.

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RE: Theater Option - Green Button - 7/20/2018 12:10:27 AM   
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If you use the Original UI, the Transport Option Buttons don't show up well. As seen below, this change will make them visible as Rail, Air or Sea. [See also Posts 11 & 12].




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RE: Theater Option - Green Button - 7/20/2018 12:10:57 AM   
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To get the above, place this file in the 'Documents/My Games/The Operational Art of War IV/'Graphics Override' folder.

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RE: Theater Option - Green Button - 7/20/2018 12:12:43 AM   
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This one changes the Unsupplied State to Red instead of Aqua.




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Minor Graphics changes - 7/20/2018 12:13:29 AM   
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To get the above, place this file in the 'Documents/My Games/The Operational Art of War IV/'Graphics Override' folder.

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RE: Minor Graphics changes - 8/2/2018 11:51:33 PM   
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Less obnoxious Movement Arrows.




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RE: Minor Graphics changes - 8/2/2018 11:53:05 PM   
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To get the above, unzip this file in the 'Documents/My Games/The Operational Art of War IV/'Graphics Override' folder.

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RE: Minor Graphics changes - 8/21/2018 8:11:39 PM   
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Grey equipment silhouettes instead of Yellow.




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RE: Minor Graphics changes - 8/21/2018 8:12:29 PM   
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To get the above, unzip this file in the 'Documents/My Games/The Operational Art of War IV/'Graphics Override' folder.

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RE: Theater Option - Green Button - 10/18/2018 3:05:43 AM   
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Using the Original UI, you can change the background of the unit display in the upper right corner of the screen. In this case it is dark green, which is easier to see for some of us.




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RE: Theater Option - Green Button - 10/18/2018 3:08:30 AM   
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To get the above, unzip this file and place the individual files contained in the zip in the 'Documents/My Games/The Operational Art of War IV/'Graphics Override' folder. [These files must be placed individually, they will not work if contained in a separate folder].

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RE: Theater Option - Green Button - 10/18/2018 11:57:31 AM   
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Hey Steve. About the movement arrows. Is it possible to make the outline visible, maybe red or black, and the inside transparent so you can more easily see what's under them?

I understand they are kind of transparent now but totally transparent would be better IMO.

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RE: Theater Option - Green Button - 4/12/2019 4:38:08 PM   
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To change the Supply Icon from the stock version [seen at left] to the version seen on the right, follow the steps in post #15.




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RE: Theater Option - Green Button - 4/12/2019 4:39:29 PM   
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Download this file and unzip it to 'Program Files (x86) > Matrix Games > The Operational Art of War IV > graphics', let it overwrite the original. Alternately, if you don't like overwriting originals, unzip to 'Documents/My Games/The Operational Art of War IV/Graphics Override'. In this case, there should be no previous file of the same name in the location so it will not ask you to overwrite, it will just install. If it does ask you to overwrite, then you must have added a custom icon file at some point, so you should stop and check to see what is going on before you decide.

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RE: Theater Option - Green Button - 4/12/2019 6:41:05 PM   
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Steve,

Could you make all the 'mods' here into one zip?

I am a little overwhelmed and confused...but for TOAW IV I am new...again...

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RE: Theater Option - Green Button - 4/13/2019 4:05:12 AM   
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I don't think anybody would like them all [plus that would be another file that I have to maintain!]. But it shouldn't be confusing to you, I suggest that you play IV for a little bit, then stop in here and scroll thru the files to see if you like any of them, and download and install those.

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RE: Theater Option - Green Button - 4/13/2019 10:28:22 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: sPzAbt653

Download this file and unzip it to 'Program Files (x86) > Matrix Games > The Operational Art of War IV > graphics', let it overwrite the original. Alternately, if you don't like overwriting originals, unzip to 'Documents/My Games/The Operational Art of War IV/Graphics Override'. In this case, there should be no previous file of the same name in the location so it will not ask you to overwrite, it will just install. If it does ask you to overwrite, then you must have added a custom icon file at some point, so you should stop and check to see what is going on before you decide.

Note that if you do put the files in the Graphics Override folder (instead of the Graphics folder) you must copy the s_ version from the Graphics folder to the Graphics Override folder too. Otherwise the small view will be screwed up. The code expects all three to be in the same folder, and if one is missing, one of the others will be substituted.

We need to make sure this is included in the next update.

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RE: Theater Option - Green Button - 4/17/2019 8:38:48 PM   
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Steve and Bob,

Steve there is no s_CounterUnits in your zip, may not need it?

Bob, you mentioned the three s_ files there is actually 4, so I am assuming that I need all four in the My Docs folder?

s_CounterUnits
s_CounterBackground
s_CounterInsideColorMask
s_CounterOutsideColorMask

So a 'modder' would have to supply all four?

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RE: Theater Option - Green Button - 4/17/2019 9:45:51 PM   
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quote:

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Steve and Bob,

Steve there is no s_CounterUnits in your zip, may not need it?

Bob, you mentioned the three s_ files there is actually 4, so I am assuming that I need all four in the My Docs folder?

s_CounterUnits
s_CounterBackground
s_CounterInsideColorMask
s_CounterOutsideColorMask

So a 'modder' would have to supply all four?

I was referring to the three CounterUnits files (small, huge, & large). That's all you should need.

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RE: Theater Option - Green Button - 5/1/2019 4:21:30 AM   
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Nice job, Steve. I especially like the traditional supply icon vs the "meatball"

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RE: Theater Option - Green Button - 8/11/2019 11:37:15 PM   
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I made some dainty little movement arrows. At first I thought they were awful, then before I switched back I realized I really like them. They don't intrude on anything and they give just a good enough idea without taking the eyes away from what is important. Now the numbers are actually more distracting!

Note that this jpeg is reduced to fit, then this forum enlarges it, which makes it appear blurred




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RE: Theater Option - Green Button - 8/11/2019 11:38:29 PM   
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If you want the Movement Arrows seen above, unzip this file into your Graphics Override Folder.

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RE: Theater Option - Green Button - 10/30/2019 4:57:18 PM   
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The Mission Assignment letters on the right side of the Air Units are a little off, most notably for Interdiction Missions, which look like an L instead of an I. The next post contains a fix for this, as seen below.




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RE: Theater Option - Green Button - 10/30/2019 5:00:32 PM   
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To get the above fix, unzip this file to your main Graphics Folder or your Graphics Override Folder, whatever you are comfortable with. It doesn't affect anything else and it corrects an error in the file, so it's ok to let it overwrite the original.

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RE: Theater Option - Green Button - 10/30/2019 5:14:59 PM   
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