V2.01 More visible Troop Icons (Racial characteristics RETAINED)
Was DELIGHTED that Distant Worlds Universe has exciting, nail biting, ground combat in the tradition of Masters of Orion 1.
Even more delighted when, during an invasion, troop transports were coming in dropping off tanks to help.
HOWEVER, less delighted at the troop icons getting lost in the terrain. The ground combat map just does not expand up far enough to see the individual troops, just the weapons fire bringing down their health bars
This work is meant to help that. The troop types are now LARGER outlined in unit flag blue, so they should be visible against ANY planet surface.
Racial characteristics RETAINED and BETTER map visibility.
The trade off is less figures per unit icon is present, instead of up to 5 figures per icon, only 1 or 2 are retained, enlarged and outlined so they can show up better on the map. At a glance in mixed occupation situations or planetary invasions a player should readily identify the troop types present.
--Backup troop folder found in ie ...\Steam\steamapps\common\Distant Worlds Universe\images\units\troops
Overwrite files (they will replace those files in the TROOP folder, which you backed up )
The changes should be seen right away once you load a saved game.
For Distant World Universe, open folder ie ...\Steam\steamapps\common\Distant Worlds Universe\images\units\ and delete the TROOPS folder. replace with your backup.
Using an imaging editing program such as PHOTOSHOP you can try different effects and to attain troop visibility on the map.
At this time Extended Universe is not directly supported, meaning no troop icon edits have been made for them. However, the troop.png icon files can be copied and renamed and added for the Extended Universe Troops if desired. Extended Universe Troop icons, for the most part, are re-coloration of the original troop.png files.
--Updated graphic on to be less dark Troop_3.png (for troop pirate and special forces )
--Racial characteristics of troop icons RETAINED
--no custom replacement files for Extended Universe troop.png files
V1. 0 Initial release
--Supports Distant Worlds
--Supports Distant Worlds Extended
Credits and license
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< Message edited by SteamSlither -- 3/14/2019 9:01:00 PM >