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RE: Bacon Mod + RetreatUE + Das Chrome - 6/21/2020 8:11:10 PM   
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So DOWNLOAD … copy over existing … done? (to install)

Yes. There are only 2 help files that are different so you could also just replace those 2 files if you have tweaked any of the base files.

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RE: Bacon Mod + RetreatUE + Das Chrome - 7/17/2020 3:46:20 AM   
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I'm having problems with the Caleph racial fighter bays making fighters. I looked at the research files but I don't see the issue. Then again I haven't modded or played in a long time.

If anyone can confirm or not that would be great. If not no problem.

Edit: I can't get another race to build normal fighters either. Could be my install is borked.

Edit2: Reinstall worked.

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RE: Bacon Mod + RetreatUE + Das Chrome - 7/23/2020 10:27:51 PM   
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Found an oversight in RetreatUE.

The Enton race has the special component "Disbelieve Mask" which is stealth. The Enton design templates have steathcloak set to 0. That means the AI will never add it to Enton designs.

To fix Just change the value from 0 to 1.

This only applies if you care lol. If you design your own ships it won't matter, but the AI won't play Enton to their potential.

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RE: Bacon Mod + RetreatUE + Das Chrome - 10/9/2020 2:17:51 AM   
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/m241l6noslhdg48/designTemplates.zip?dl=0

Here are the ship templates I use for this mod. They have been changed as follows:

All exploration ships have one of each lab. This allows them to research as science ships.
Each mining station and gas minig station has +4 fighter bays. Most had zero to begin with but some had one.

Use if you want. Ignore otherwise. If you do use them back up your originals first.

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RE: Bacon Mod + RetreatUE + Das Chrome - 10/9/2020 5:11:57 PM   
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Somehow installing Bacon + Retreat is totally fine, but Das Chrome breaks the game (very low fps, starting at 10k troop maint. , low Income)

Anyone experienced this or knows the reason?

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RE: Bacon Mod + RetreatUE + Das Chrome - 10/9/2020 6:32:55 PM   
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Das Chrome is a reskin (replaces icons, pictures). I doesn't affect the game. Can you give more detail?


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RE: Bacon Mod + RetreatUE + Das Chrome - 10/19/2020 10:12:03 AM   
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I have this strange problem where once I encounter my first pirate, they would either offer protection and then immediately cancel it, attacking my starport and circling continuously over the planet, or just keeping circling over the planet without doing anything.

Did anyone else encounter this problem?

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RE: Bacon Mod + RetreatUE + Das Chrome - 10/19/2020 6:57:48 PM   
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If they offer then cancel go to diplomacy and reaccept.

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RE: Bacon Mod + RetreatUE + Das Chrome - 10/19/2020 9:09:54 PM   
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Is them continually spinning above my planet a well-known bug?

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RE: Bacon Mod + RetreatUE + Das Chrome - 10/19/2020 9:19:07 PM   
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Not sure why it's a bug. In some game starts after the initial attack, I accept the protection and they just hang out at my planet. Since I'm under protection I can ignore them until I'm ready to cancel.

Or just use the editor and erase them.

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RE: Bacon Mod + RetreatUE + Das Chrome - 10/22/2020 10:13:25 AM   
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Weird. The game ran perfectly fine yesterday, but I'm getting error messages now.

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RE: Bacon Mod + RetreatUE + Das Chrome - 10/27/2020 1:49:12 AM   
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Does this mod include the AI Improvement Mod by Ice?

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RE: Bacon Mod + RetreatUE + Das Chrome - 10/27/2020 3:28:15 AM   
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RetreatUE has it's own AI improvement like Icemania's. Just different.

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RE: Bacon Mod + RetreatUE + Das Chrome - 10/27/2020 5:39:50 AM   
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Ah! Thanks!

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RE: Bacon Mod + RetreatUE + Das Chrome - 10/29/2020 2:11:51 AM   
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RetreatUE fix thread updated.

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RE: Bacon Mod + RetreatUE + Das Chrome - 11/15/2020 11:40:18 AM   
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Stupid question time! I am trying to set up a passenger ship to transfer population. I get an unhandled exception when i press ctrl-w. Am i supposed to set something up in passengers.txt? have I done something wrong elsewhere?,is it a bug? where is this passenger.txt file if i do have to manually edit it outside the game? I can't find it.

Anything that points me in the right direction will be great,Thanks

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RE: Bacon Mod + RetreatUE + Das Chrome - 11/15/2020 1:38:41 PM   
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Stupid question time! I am trying to set up a passenger ship to transfer population. I get an unhandled exception when i press ctrl-w. Am i supposed to set something up in passengers.txt? have I done something wrong elsewhere?,is it a bug? where is this passenger.txt file if i do have to manually edit it outside the game? I can't find it.

Anything that points me in the right direction will be great,Thanks


Yeah, passenger ship missions was one of my early mod effors and works a little differently than the other stuff. It is an external file, in the same directory as the exe. In it you place the names of the source and destination planets. I suggest you copy and paste them directly from the game and then save the file. You don't need to close the file, just save it. Then press ctrl-W in the game. If I had to do it over I would do it like the fighter targets. Its so cumbersome that I rarely even use it anymore.

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RE: Bacon Mod + RetreatUE + Das Chrome - 11/15/2020 3:01:01 PM   
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Another question,I can't seem to get a colony ship to build asteroid colonys.In the baconsettings.txt they are on and I see the shortcut and instructions. I have tried to colonise some that are well within my colonisation range but I do not get the command in the menu. The only command I see is hold position when I open it. What am I not seeing that is stopping me?

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RE: Bacon Mod + RetreatUE + Das Chrome - 11/15/2020 5:42:08 PM   
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Another question,I can't seem to get a colony ship to build asteroid colonys.In the baconsettings.txt they are on and I see the shortcut and instructions. I have tried to colonise some that are well within my colonisation range but I do not get the command in the menu. The only command I see is hold position when I open it. What am I not seeing that is stopping me?


The range is very short... about 300 or so if I recall correctly. Make sure you have the ship selected and are hovering over the asteroid and then alt-ctrl-right click. Be sure to hold down the alt first, which you are probably doing since you see the hold position option at least.

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RE: Bacon Mod + RetreatUE + Das Chrome - 11/17/2020 2:25:22 AM   
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Hey, I've been running this setup with no problems until my pc forced an update a couple of days ago. Today I tried to open up the game for the first time since and it doesn't work. I replaced the Bacon exe with the original and that one seems to work fine, even though it takes long to load up. When I try the Bacon exe, I get to the first bacon mod by Roger Bacon message and then nothing. According to steam, the program is running in the background but it doesn't show up anywhere, including task manager. I have Windows 10, if that helps. I suspect that the latest update broke my game somehow, or has some incompatibility but I am out of my depth as to how it can be fixed. Any ideas? otherwise I think I will delete everything and redownload from scratch. I'll post again if that works.

EDIT: I found the program running under background processes of the extended task manager. Still, it doesn't fully load up. Like I said, it shows the first Bacon Mod popup, then nothing else.

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RE: Bacon Mod + RetreatUE + Das Chrome - 11/17/2020 4:07:48 AM   
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you need bacon 1.81r for windows 10 2004 update. See here:

https://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4263783&mpage=41&key=

post #1218 or 1222 in that thread to download

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RE: Bacon Mod + RetreatUE + Das Chrome - 11/17/2020 8:46:53 PM   
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Hey, thanks for the reply. Unfortunately the 181r version did not work either. At first neither download was going through, because of windows antivirus. I just went ahead and turned it off while I downloaded and tested. Unfortunately once the exe was downloaded and I got everything set up, I still ran into the same problem as before. Slightly different, because at least it seemed like the game was trying to load up. Still just one Bacon mod popup, but then the regular DWU loading popup came up. After a minute or so, the edges of the screen seemed to load in parts of the UI but then it just closed itself. Didn't even make it to the main menu. Like I said, everything was working fine before the update, even without the 181r update. I feel like I've tried every trick out there, but no luck.

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RE: Bacon Mod + RetreatUE + Das Chrome - 11/17/2020 9:51:47 PM   
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Try putting the DW.exe in the windows defender exclusion list.

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RE: Bacon Mod + RetreatUE + Das Chrome - 11/18/2020 12:46:29 AM   
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First of all, thanks for your help and patience, Retreat.

There's been some progress. I ended up deleting everything and reinstalling from scratch, including the game itself. This time it actually does open. Weirdly, there is still only one Bacon mod popup instead of the usual two, but I'm not sure if that's a significant detail. What I will say is that I now have two problems.

The first is that the resolution is all wrong. My monitor is 1920x1080, but the game screen is smaller. Maybe two thirds the size it should be. The main menu fills up the full screen, but once I start a game, it goes down to the smaller size. I've tried manually changing the ratio in startup.txt but there was no change.

The second problem is that I can't load up my old saves. I'm not sure how the system works, but I did name the new theme folder the same as it used to be, so I don't think there should be a problem. Obviously I'm missing something, but oh well. Restarting is no big deal.

And actually, I should mention that there is now a third problem which I hadn't realized before. Once I actually was able to start a new game and load it up, I started poking around the menus to see if I could fix the resolution from in game. What I found is that there is an error every time I try to open up anything related to my ships/bases. It's as if the files didn't exist, and yet the ships are there, Just doing their thing. I suspect that maybe it has something to do with the display, and that if I can fix that, then the ship designs, etc. will display as well.

But maybe it's just wishful thinking.....

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RE: Bacon Mod + RetreatUE + Das Chrome - 11/18/2020 2:43:11 AM   
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Run as administrator. Also enable LAA. Just thinking... I had the error problem but I think it was the LAA not being enabled on the exe. Find a program on the web and enable LAA. Super simple.

Save game might be access to the save folder which defender may block. Try excluding the folder.

Resolution idk... Don't run in window mode if you are?

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RE: Bacon Mod + RetreatUE + Das Chrome - 11/18/2020 3:53:22 AM   
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Ok, hopefully this will be the last issue.

First off, I figured out what was going on with the saves. Apparently I had named the theme folder something other than I had before redownloading, so the old saves were looking for a theme that no longer existed. Changing the name back to EXACTLY what I had before (spaces) fixed that problem.

Secondly, your suggestion of enabling LAA (which I'd never heard of before) caused me to search through old threads to find out that the exact issue I was having with "out of bounds" errors was solved by this sort of program. Lo and behold, that problem seems to be gone as well.

Everything would be perfect... if only I was playing with my entire screen. I tried several old suggestions, and actually I wasn't running in windowed mode before. I had changed the numbers in the startup.txt but hadn't removed the apostrophes at the beginning of those lines. Anyway, I tried removing them to see if windowed mode might work, but no. Same problem.

I'm still looking through old forums, hoping to find an obscure answer. If I don't, well at least I can say that everything else works.

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RE: Bacon Mod + RetreatUE + Das Chrome - 11/18/2020 5:46:05 AM   
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If you have Intel graphics try alt-ctrl-F11 in game. Select full screen.

Right click shortcut. Under "run" select maximize.

Or just try alt-enter.

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RE: Bacon Mod + RetreatUE + Das Chrome - 11/18/2020 1:56:09 PM   
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Actually my laptop came with 2 video cards - intel and nvidia. All games by default run on the nvidia card. I'll try switching to the intel later and see if that helps at all. The other two suggestions I had tried but no dice.

EDIT: I just tried it with the intel card. No difference. And I haven't found this problem on any forum. Closest I've found is people who want to play on larger screens. Still, I tried some of those solutions as well and have had no luck. As it stands, the game is perfectly playable, it's just annoying to have it that size. Anyway I can confidently say the problem lies with the 181r distantworlds.exe from the bacon mod. The base game exe runs normally and the 181 bacon exe fails to open at all. So unless you have any last ideas, I think I'll just have to cut my losses until (if?) Mr. Bacon makes another update to his excellent mod.

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RE: Bacon Mod + RetreatUE + Das Chrome - 11/25/2020 11:05:13 PM   
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I don't know who PM, I love this pack mod even if I can't anymore use Bacon Mod because of a windows update.

Currently, I work on a Farscape mod, and I want to use some the ship sets for my Farscape's mod.
I wanted to know if I could have your permission to use your work, partially, modified, and who write in credits?

Best regards.

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RE: Bacon Mod + RetreatUE + Das Chrome - 11/26/2020 4:02:30 AM   
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I don't think anyone would care anymore. Use any and all Retreat stuff you want.

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