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Packed WP NATOs_v3.1 – Counter Mod - 11/17/2019 10:35:52 AM   
PHalen


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Basic features of this NATO countes mod:
• Bigger shields on ground units.
• Round air units with types indicated by symbols.
• Flags as HQ shields.
• Nationality indicators on all counters.
• Plus some other stuff.

I tried out black naval unit silhouettes the other day and instantly fell for them so here’s a further adjusted version 3.1.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/c9fh1u7dbtqtrco/Packed%20WP%20NATOs_v3.1.zip?dl=0

Installation instructions:
Simply drop the “units.png” file from the Dropbox link above into the folder of the campaign you want to play. (The Excel file is primarily for me to keep track of what I’m doing.)
For example into: ..[user]\Documents\My Games\WarPlan\Campaigns\Europe 1939\..
The vanilla “units.png” file is located elsewhere. Modded “.png” files placed in campaign folders will be used instead.

Changed in version 3.1:
• Changed color of all naval unit silhouettes from white to black.
• Changed facing of naval units for the following nations to West: Germany, Italy, USSR, Morocco (Vichy), Turkey, Vichy France, Vichy North Africa & Vichy Syria.

Changed in previous version 3.0:
• Changed several air unit silhouettes to better reflect what minor nations actually flew (or perhaps could have flown if they’d had an air force.)
• In addition to UK, US, Japanese & Indian Marine Divisions, German, Italian, French, Free French & USSR Marine Divisions now also have a Special Forces flavor…

Cheers, happy gaming/modding & STAY SAFE!

A screenshot from the west front in 1940:



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RE: Packed WP NATOs_v1.0 – Counter Mod - 11/17/2019 10:38:22 AM   
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Another sample from Ukraine 1942:



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RE: Packed WP NATOs_v1.0 – Counter Mod - 11/17/2019 10:39:35 AM   
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And a final sample from D-Day 1944:



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RE: Packed WP NATOs_v1.0 – Counter Mod - 11/17/2019 11:49:43 AM   
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These look great! Thanks for sharing.


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RE: Packed WP NATOs_v1.0 – Counter Mod - 11/17/2019 12:04:18 PM   
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+1 like it. So many great mods out there!!!

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RE: Packed WP NATOs_v1.0 – Counter Mod - 11/17/2019 12:05:00 PM   
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Sweet! I was looking at adding cross/roundels on the counters but was worried they'd conflict with the special ability indicators - nicely done how you've squeezed them in to the left.

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ORIGINAL: PHalen

I would also like to increase diversity & historical accuracy of air unit silhouettes for minor nations so any suggestions about that would be much appreciated!



I've found this site to be useful for getting silhouettes/drawings of all sorts of WW2 stuff:
War Drawings

It takes some copy-n-paste then extract from white background and resize. Blacken, whiten or whatever else to suit your desired end product needs to be. It's painstaking (as you surely know) but can be rewarding in the end.

(The author wants users to request permission - I've tried unsuccessfully to contact him, but will keep doing so. Also, our end product on these counters is so tiny, it may not be a true infringement.)

-Mark R.




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RE: Packed WP NATOs_v1.0 – Counter Mod - 11/17/2019 12:08:38 PM   
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They really do look great. Thanks for making them available.

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RE: Packed WP NATOs_v1.0 – Counter Mod - 11/17/2019 12:29:12 PM   
PHalen


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Glad you like them!
But I just noticed that I’d forgotten about a WP bug that picks the wrong US infantry counter…
I’ve mitigated that in an updated version 1.01 in post #1.

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RE: Packed WP NATOs_v1.0 – Counter Mod - 11/17/2019 12:48:36 PM   
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Thanks for the link mroyer!
I stumbled across this roundel website only yesterday, so I’ll probably revisit & adjust some of my roundels based on it.
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Roundel

I’ll post it in your “Modding Tips & Pitfalls…” thread as well.

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RE: Packed WP NATOs_v1.1 – Counter Mod - 12/7/2019 2:49:38 PM   
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Updated to version 1.1 as indicated above.
Primarily to make the all-important Fighter units a bit easier to distinguish.

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RE: Packed WP NATOs_v1.1 – Counter Mod - 1/11/2020 1:23:51 PM   
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Updated to probably final version 2.0 in post #1 above.

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RE: Packed WP NATOs_v1.1 – Counter Mod - 1/12/2020 5:13:46 PM   
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Sweet! Nice job PHalen.

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RE: Packed WP NATOs_v1.1 – Counter Mod - 1/13/2020 11:22:18 PM   
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Great work thanks.

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RE: Packed WP NATOs_v1.1 – Counter Mod - 1/13/2020 11:46:35 PM   
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Thank you PHalen!

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RE: Packed WP NATOs_v3.0 – Counter Mod - 2/15/2020 1:18:07 PM   
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Updated to what should be a final version 3.0 in post #1 above.

Glad some of you appear to like the Packed WP NATO counters!
Cheers!

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RE: Packed WP NATOs_v3.0 – Counter Mod - 3/18/2020 7:06:57 PM   
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Looks nice

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RE: Packed WP NATOs_v3.0 – Counter Mod - 3/31/2020 11:28:10 AM   
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Outstanding work!! Thank you very, very much!! I love it! Do you have patreon or something? I feel like I should give something in return...

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RE: Packed WP NATOs_v3.0 – Counter Mod - 3/31/2020 2:10:24 PM   
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I have tried putting the png file as described in the first post here but it doesn't seem to be working. I am using the Steam version of the game now, maybe that is the issue.

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RE: Packed WP NATOs_v3.0 – Counter Mod - 3/31/2020 2:36:20 PM   
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It should work for steam as the scenario directories are the same. But I will test it.

So if you want to use the files for Europe 1939 plop them in this folder.

C:\Users\"your user name"\Documents\My Games\WarPlan\Campaigns\Europe 1939

They might have been renamed to something else in the mod download. The game looks for specific file names for mod images.

Like one nato mod I grabbed to test had all the wrong names.

borders.png
control.png
flags.png
logistics.png
movePath.png
ocean.png
resource.png
rivers.png
supply.png
terrain.png
tileFill.png
tiles.png
units.png
weather.png

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RE: Packed WP NATOs_v3.0 – Counter Mod - 3/31/2020 11:16:34 PM   
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Ahh I think I figure it out.

I was putting the modded unit file in my game install directory, not the folder under my documents (didn't realize the folder existed with the Steam version installed). For some steam games mods go into the game install folder, but not so for WarPlan I see!

I got it to work by following directions, go figure. :)

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RE: Packed WP NATOs_v3.1 – Counter Mod - 4/5/2020 8:48:26 PM   
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@ Nachtmahr667: Wow! (I had to Google Patreon.) Thanks A LOT! But no thanks.
Just post any issues you may spot with the Packed WP NATO counters please. (Hopefully none by now).
As well as any suggestions for further improvements.

@ srd5090: Glad you got the file location sorted!
As you’ve already noticed, developer Alvaro Sousa is fully committed & lightning fast to help any gamer/modder out with any queries/comments/issues they may rise!
So we’re in exceptionally good hands!

I tried out black naval unit silhouettes the other day and they instantly felt better.
So I’ve posted a further adjusted version 3.1 in post #1 above.

Cheers, happy gaming/modding & STAY SAFE!



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RE: Packed WP NATOs_v3.1 – Counter Mod - 4/7/2020 1:21:58 PM   
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The fleet and sub counters look great. Everything does though.

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